Call for Applications: Dumbarton Oaks Study Day

Dumbarton Oaks will be hosting a Museum Study Day on September 23, 2022.

In conjunction with the special exhibition Lasting Impressions: People, Power, Piety (https://www.doaks.org/visit/museum/exhibitions/lasting-impressions-people-power-piety) the 2022 Dumbarton Oaks Museum Graduate Study Day will consider the relationship between seals and other forms of religious and secular art in Byzantium. This workshop, led by Dumbarton Oaks curators Jonathan Shea and Elizabeth Dospel Williams and John Cotsonis, (His Grace Joachim Bishop of Amissos), Director of the Archbishop Iakovos Library, Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, will explore the use of images in a variety of media to express piety, identity, group belonging, and social status.

All applications should be submitted to museum@doaks.org by August 7, 2022.

University of Bologna: Summer School in Classical Languages  

University of Bologna: Summer School in Classical Languages
(20 June – 23 July 2022)
Applications deadline: 10 June

Apologies for cross-posting. This is a reminder that he Summer School in Classical Languages (formerly Greek and Latin Summer School) of the University of Bologna is now confirmed for Summer 2022. Applications are open!

All courses will be held in person. The deadline for applying is Friday 10 June, but places are limited.

The School offers intensive classes in Greek and Latin (50 hours each) and a complementary Classical Literature class (4 hours). The following courses are available:
Beginners Latin (20 June – 5 July)
Intermediate Latin (20 June – 5 July)
Beginners Greek (7 – 23 July)

A single course lasts for 3 weeks, Monday to Friday; students can choose to attend a double course (Greek + Latin) at a discounted fee, attending classes for the whole 5-week period above.

Discounts are also available for Erasmus students, former SSCL students, and Unibo students.

Classes will be held fully in person, at the Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies of the University of Bologna, with the assistance of a resident tutor.

Our courses are open to students (any level) and non-students alike. Participants must be aged 18 or over; admission is also allowed to 17-year-old students currently enrolled to the last year of high school.

All teaching and activities will be in English.

For further information please read the full call and the application form at:
https://ficlit.unibo.it/it/didattica/summer-e-winter-school

Please feel free to get in touch:
diri_school.latin@unibo.it

Forgotten Christianities 2022

‘Forgotten Christianities’ is a seminar series exploring critical theories of identity formation, communal memory, and intellectual exchange.
For the purposes of this project, ‘Forgotten Christianities’ are defined as those Christian linguistic and ethnic self-defined groups which traditionally have been overlooked by mainstream academia including, Georgian, Syriac, Armenian, Ethiopic, Coptic, and Arabic Christianity. The “Forgotten Christianities” seminars will explore critical theories of identity formation, communal memory, and intellectual exchange in the history of the Eastern and Oriental Churches.

Each session will bring together doctoral students and ERCs from various fields such as history, archaeology, theology, and the social sciences. Spanning Late Antiquity, the early Islamic era, and the Middle Ages, they will provide a diachronic and kaleidoscopic view of these historical communities and their self-representation. Participants are invited to engage critically with a range of theoretical frameworks and methodologies, such as postcolonial studies, memory studies, the history of ideas, and the development of cultural, religious, and social identity. Through exploring Christianities outside of Western Europe, the seminars aim to contribute to the paradigm shift which decentralises academic interest from a Eurocentric perspective, while showcasing the interconnectedness of societies.

The conveners Bogdan Draghici (DPhil in Oriental Studies – Syriac, Wolfson College), Alexis Gorby (DPhil in Classical Archaeology, St John’s College), Dan Gallaher (DPhil in History – Armenian/Byzantine Studies, Balliol College) can be contacted at forgottenchristianities@gmail.com.

This seminar series is funded by the Ancient World Research Cluster at Wolfson College, Oxford and supported by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).

6th June, 5pm 

Dr Ani Honarchian (Utah)

‘Veiling and Stripping the Sasanian Empire: Some reflections of political theologies from Armenian and Syriac sources’

Earnestine Qiu (Princeton)

‘Kingship, Travel, and Animals in the Armenian Alexander Romance’

 

13th June, 5pm

Dr Peter Miller (Iowa)

‘Learning Ascesis in Three Steps: Training Novices in the Reform Monastic Tradition of the Church of the East

David Gyllenhaal (Princeton)

‘The Rebuke Homily: Collective Trauma and the Christianization of the Syriac Speaking Peasantry

 

20th June – 5pm

Chloe Agar (Oxford)

‘Shaping Coptic Christian Identity: Forging Collective Memories through Hagiography’

Mikail Berg (Brown)

The Conversation of Nubia and the Divine Feminine: Reverence of the Holy Mother as a communal Memory of  Cult of Isis’

 

27th June – 5pm

Dr Yuliya Minets (Jacksonville)

‘Revising the Instrumentarium: How do we discuss Languages and Identities in Late Antique Christianity’

Walter Beers (Princeton)

Chalcedonian counterinsurgency and Miaphysite ruralization: John of ephesus’ persecution narrative in the Zuqnin chronicle

2022 Cleveland Symposium CFP

The Department of Art History and Art at Case Western Reserve University invites graduate students to submit abstracts for the 2022 Annual Symposium, Recentering the Periphery: An Inclusive Future of Art History. This event, in partnership with FRONT International 2022: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art (July 16-October 2, 2022) and Assembly for the Arts will take place over in a two-day collaborative event on September 16th and 17th. There will be opportunities to present scholarship, network with professionals, and engage in dialogues surrounding community engagement.

Current and recent graduate students in art history and related disciplines are invited to submit a 350-word abstract and a CV to clevelandsymposium@gmail.com by Friday, June 24, 2022. Selected participants will be notified by the end of July. Presentations will be no more than 10-15 minutes in length, and accompanied by a PowerPoint. Presentations will be followed by a roundtable Q&A session to facilitate dialogue among panelists and the audience. Accepted presenters will be able to apply for partial need-based travel assistance.

Please see the attached Call for Papers for full information.

Sincerely,
Luke Hester, Arielle Suskin, & Katharine Young
Co-Chairs, 2022 Cleveland Symposium 

Research Fellow at UCL – Hexameters Beyond the Canon: New Poetry on Papyri from Roman and Byzantine Egypt

The Department of Greek and Latin, University College London, is looking to appoint a Research Fellow to work on the project Hexameters Beyond the Canon: New Poetry on Papyri from Roman and Byzantine Egypt (https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=AH%2FW003554%2F1). The Research Fellow will catalogue and produce editions of unpublished hexameter papyri from Oxyrhynchus, input data to the project’s website and digital archive, contribute to the revision of editions by other scholars, take part in regular meetings, help organize events connected with the grant, and participate in outreach activities.

The position is available from 1 June 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, and is funded until 31 March 2026. The salary for this post is at Grade 7, commencing at £36,770 p.a., inclusive of London weighting if the post-holder is based in London. A job description and person specification are available on the UCL jobs website (https://static.wcn.co.uk/company/ucl/search_engine.html Ref. No.: 1883182).

Applications, which should include a CV and a personal statement indicating the candidate’s suitability for the post, should be made online via the UCL jobs website and should arrive by 23:59 on 24 May 2022. Please also arrange for two academic referees to write confidentially to Mr Robbie Macaulay (robbie.macaulay@ucl.ac.uk) by the closing date.

Informal enquiries may be made to N. Gonis (n.gonis@ucl.ac.uk).

Three positions at Sapienza University

Three positions in Papyrology/Greek Palaeography, one specifically devoted to Digital Humanities, are currently open at Sapienza University of Rome:

1) Assegnista di ricerca (no PhD required)
Duration: one year
Institution: Sapienza Università di Roma
Project: Simboli grafici nei papiri documentari greci (V-VII AD)
Deadline: 08/05/2022
https://web.uniroma1.it/trasparenza/dettaglio_bando/188967

2) Assegnista di ricerca (Post-Doc)
Duration: one year
Institution: Sapienza Università di Roma
Project: Analisi paleografica, diplomatistica e storico-critica di papiri documentari greci (V-VII AD)
Deadline: 08/05/2022
https://web.uniroma1.it/trasparenza/dettaglio_bando/188968

3) Assegnista di ricerca (Post-Doc)
Duration: one year
Institution: Sapienza Università di Roma
Project: Strumenti, risorse, ambienti digitali e open science in papirologia, paleografia e nella ricerca storica condotta su fonti documentarie tardoantiche e altomedievali
Deadline: 08/05/2022
https://web.uniroma1.it/trasparenza/dettaglio_bando/188969

Job: The Bible in Middle Byzantine Hagiography

A job opening for a PhD position in the framework of The Bible in Middle Byzantine Hagiography project has been posted on the websites of both sponsoring institutions:

https://www.arts.kuleuven.be/grieks/onderzoek/bible-hagiography

https://ifa.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/forschung/byzantinistik-und-neugriechische-philologie-forschung/drittmittel-projekte/the-bible-in-middle-byzantine-hagiography

Oxford Byzantine Graduate Seminar, Trinity Term 2022

OXFORD BYZANTINE GRADUATE SEMINAR
TRINITY TERM 2022
Mondays, 12:30-14:00 (BST), via Zoom.
 
To register, please contact the organiser at james.cogbill@worc.ox.ac.uk.
 
Please note that there is no need to register if you have previously subscribed to the seminar mailing list.
 
 
25th April
Jack Sheard (Royal Holloway)
Byzantium and the Black Sea, c.1000-1204
 
2nd May
Yan Zaripov (Oxford)
Literary Imitation (mimesis) in Twelfth-Century Byzantium: The Case of Theodore Prodromos
 
9th May
Silvio Roggo (Cambridge)
Justin II and the Miaphysites
 
16th May
Alice van den Bosch (Exeter)
Creating the Female Martyr in Late Antiquity
 
23rd May
Tiffany VanWinkoop (Wisconsin-Madison)
Blueprints of Power: Roman Statecraft and Politics in Konstantinos VII’s ‘Book of Ceremonies’
 
30th May
Luca Farina (Tübingen)
Arabo-Greek Astrological Manuscripts: The Vind. Phil. Gr. 115 and Its Anonymous Chapters
 
6th June
Natacha Puglisi (KCL)
Sanctity in Late Antiquity (exact title TBC)
13th June
Stephanie Forrest (Cambridge)
Byzantine-Armenian Doctrinal Discourse in the Period of the Early Islamic Conquests, c. 630-720 (exact title TBC)

2 Post-doc positions: “Commentary on John of Ephesus’s Ecclesiastical History”

Within the project “Commentary on John of Ephesus’s Ecclesiastical History” (directed by Prof. Dr. Hartmut Leppin) financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Historisches Seminar, department Alte Geschichte, we invite applications for 2 post-graduate positions as

Post-doctoral Researchers (m/f/d)
(E13 TV-G-U)

The full-time positions are to be filled from 1st October 2022 onwards, limited to 36 months. An application for an extension of the project beyond the 36 months is planned. The salary is based on the job characteristics of the collective bargaining agreement applicable to Goethe University (TV-G-U).

The project will integrate historical and theological research on the Ecclesiastical History in a new critical edition, translation, and comprehensive commentary on the third part of this work. Open access digital and print versions of the edition, translation, and commentary are planned and preliminary digital publications in several repositories will invite feedback from the scholarly community during the course of the project. Collaboration with several digital humanities projects will also result in a suite of didactic aids to support students and scholars learning Syriac. For further information, please contact h.leppin@em.uni-frankfurt.de.

We are looking for candidates with a scientific university degree and an excellent doctorate in Ancient Christianity, Ancient History, Classical Philology, History of Religion, Semitic Philology, Ancient Judaism, or related fields, very good knowledge of English as well as sufficient knowledge of Latin, ancient Greek and Syriac.

Please submit your complete application as PDF file with a statement of interest, a curriculum vitae, copies of your final university degrees, a copy of your doctoral thesis and up to three further publications, and statements on your knowledge of ancient languages no later than 30th April 2022 in electronic form to h.leppin@em.uni-frankfurt.de.

Any costs in connection with a job interview can unfortunately not be covered.

TGHS Call for Papers: Encounters and Exchanges in a Global Past, Oxford, 25 June 2022

TGHS Postgraduate Conference Call for Papers:

Encounters and Exchanges in a Global Past

The Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar is inviting submissions for a postgraduate conference, Saturday 25 June, 2022. The conference will be held in person in the Oxford History Faculty.

We welcome submissions on the theme ‘Encounters and Exchanges in a Global Past.’ We will explore the ways in which encounters and exchanges were experienced in the near and distant past. Despite the recent proliferation of frameworks for understanding contact and the exchange of goods, ideas and biota that accompanied it, contact is rarely considered from a truly global perspective that spans millennia, continents and disciplines.

We welcome interdisciplinary submissions relating to exchanges across time and space. We are particularly interested in submissions on the infrastructure that underlay encounters and exchanges, such as technology and ideology; multi-scalar interaction; the role of translation in contact; the environmental history of encounters and exchanges.

Sessions will consist of 20 minute papers with time for questions and discussion.

Interested postgraduates should send a 400-word abstract and brief biography to oxfordtghs@gmail.com

Submission deadline: 1 May 2022

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