Survey of Interest for Graduate Students

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross is working with BSANA to organize virtual digital humanities training for graduate students in Byzantine studies (and closely allied fields) during the 2021—2022 academic year. These sessions will be open to students enrolled in North American graduate programs. We are asking for your help in planning opportunities that best serve your needs. We have put together a survey to gather data about the research you are doing, the kinds of tools that you anticipate using in your work or would like to learn more about, and what training you have already received. The data you provide will inform the training offered and help us to tailor the training opportunities. The more information you provide the better. Please complete the survey by May 20, 2021.

Oxford Byzantine Graduate Seminar – Summer 2021

Oxford Byzantine Graduate Seminar – Summer 2021
Mondays 12.30 BST, via Zoom. To register, please contact the organiser at james.cogbill@worc.ox.ac.uk

Monday 26th April. Katherine Krauss (Somerville College, Oxford), Rereading the ‘Canon’ in Latin Late Antiquity: Exemplarity and Allusion in Macrobius’ Saturnalia

Monday 3rd May. Alessandro Carabia (University of Birmingham), Defining the ‘Byzantine Variable’ in Early Byzantine Italy: The Case of Liguria (500-700 CE)

Monday 10th May. Cristina Cocola (Universiteit Gent & Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven), Feeling Repentance in Byzantium: A Study on the Literary Sources of Katanyktic Poetry

Monday 17th May. Ben Kybett (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge), Themistius and the Muses: Religion, Rhetoric, and Classical Statuary in Fourth-Century Constantinople

Monday 24th May. Grace Stafford (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz), Between the Living and the Dead: Use, Reuse, and Imitation of Painted Portraits in Late Antiquity

Monday 31st May. Josh Hitt (St. Hilda’s College, Oxford), Ageing, Rejuvenation and Patronage in Twelfth-Century Byzantium

Monday 7th June. Constanța Burlacu (Merton College, Oxford), Monastic Presence and Book Circulation in the Lands North of the Danube (15th-16th Centuries)

Monday 14th June. Kyriakos Fragkoulis (University of Birmingham), (Re)contextualising a Late Antique City through the Ceramic Record: The Case of Dion in Macedonia (Pieria, Greece)

CFP: Graduate Workshop on Diversity in the Medieval Middle East

This workshop invites early graduate students (considering their options for research topics) to discuss the place of various forms of diversity in the region and consider topics which cross the communal and linguistic boundaries imposed on premodern history by most graduate education today. The goal is to expose graduate students to the region’s diversity early in their academic trajectory to allow them to acquire the skills necessary to pursue wide-ranging research. The workshop will take place May 17-21, 2021 via Zoom. Submit your proposals by March 26. Notifications of successful applications will be made by April 5 or shortly thereafter.

Virtual Bliss Symposium Awards

Available to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students to attend Dumbarton Oaks’ virtual symposia in Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies.

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