Job Announcement: Assistant Professor, History of Medieval Christianity, Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure-track position in the History of Medieval Christianity. The research and publication specialization is open. We invite applications from scholars who work on medieval Christianity’s theological, cultural, and social aspects. Candidates must be prepared to teach an introductory survey course on early and medieval church history. Ability and/or experience in teaching courses on the varieties of medieval Christianity beyond Europe, and on the interactions among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the middle ages is desirable. A letter of interest and curriculum vitae (including bibliography) should be uploaded to the online application site. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021.

Distance Learning Program in Greek Civilization, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

The Program provides an in-depth acquaintance with all major aspects of Greek civilization through space and time (history, literature, visual arts, language, philosophy, theatre, music, dance and cinema). It is taught by recognized scholars in each field, exclusively in English, and through the distance learning platforms of the University of Nicosia, one of the leaders in this domain in the European academic scene. The program start date has been changed to October 2021.

Forgotten Christianities Seminar Series

Forgotten Christianities is a new initiative sponsored by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) through the ‘Critical Thinking Communities’ initiative and the Ancient World Research Cluster (Wolfson College, Oxford). The first seminars will take place June 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2021.

CFP: Securing Power in the Sixth-Century Roman Empire

Call for Papers: PhD Candidates and Early-Career Researchers

Securing Power in the Sixth-Century Roman Empire

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 31 August 2021 and the workshop will take place online on 7 December 2021. We envisage the publication of a volume based on the papers delivered at the conference, dependent upon a peer-review process.

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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