Call for Nominations to the BSANA Graduate Student Committee


The elections committee of the Byzantine Studies Association of North America Graduate Student Committee invites nominations (including self-nominations) to the committee for terms beginning at the forthcoming BSC in Cleveland, December 9–12, 2021.

As per our by-laws, the elections committee, formed by the four outgoing members, seeks nominees who represent diversity in race, gender, geographic distribution, public/private institutions, and MA/PhD membership within the field of Byzantine studies. If elected at the 2021 meeting, new members will serve until the 2023 meeting, joining the four remaining members to form a board of eight in total.

Committee members seek to grow graduate membership and create a strong graduate community, bringing together students in all related fields of Byzantine Studies. Additionally, we aim to increase graduate attendance at the BSC through a guaranteed session and the presentation of annual committee reports at the BSC member’s meeting. We have found the experience very rewarding!

Please send your nominations (or any questions you may have) to the elections committee at by December 9th. Please include the nominee’s name, rank, institution, and discipline; and please confirm that the nominee has agreed to serve if elected.


Elections Committee of the Graduate Student Committee:

Anna Carroll, Justin Mann, Caitlin Mims, and Jake Ransohoff

Call for applications: “German for students of Classical Studies” summer program 2022 in Cologne

The Department for Classical Studies of the University of Cologne is now accepting applications for the 2022 “German for Students of Classical Studies” summer course. The course will take place from May 30 to July 8. It is specially designed to meet the lingustic needs of students of the Classics who wish to expand their knowledge of written and spoken academic German.
The program includes a language class, reading tutorials, field trips to archaeological sites in the Rhineland and the opportunity to take part in the academic life of the Classics department of the University of Cologne. We hope to be able to offer the course in person (depending on the corona situation in the summer of 2022). In that case, a proof of full vaccination will be required.
The deadline for applications is January 31, 2022.
All the relevant information, including a flyer for download, can be found here:
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Prof. Dr. Anja Bettenworth
Universität zu Köln
Institut für Altertumskunde
Albertus Magnus-Platz
50931 Köln
Tel.: +49-0221-470 4810

ASCSA Academic Year Program

ASCSA Academic Year Program
Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2022
Already in its second century, the ASCSA Regular Member program remains the foundation of the School’s academic program. It continues to provide unparalleled educational experiences and research opportunities for students.

The program runs the full academic year, from early September to late May. All advanced graduate students interested in an intensive survey of the art, archaeology, history, and topography of Greece, from antiquity to the present, are encouraged to apply. There are no grades and no university credit offered, but participation in the Regular Program is a widely recognized part of graduate training in Classics and related fields.

Regular Members reside in Athens, using Loring Hall as their home base, throughout the nine-month academic year (September through May). Students receive comprehensive training through visits to the principal archaeological sites and museums of Greece as well as in seminars led by resident and visiting scholars. They also have the option to take part in the training program at the Corinth excavations. The Regular Member program is directed by the Mellon Professor, Brendan Burke, who oversees and mentors the student members. For more details about the program, click here:

The School generally accepts 15 to 20 students each year into the program.

Eligibility: Regular Membership is open to citizens of the United States or Canada who are graduate students at a college or university in those countries, or to non-citizens enrolled in a graduate program at a cooperating institution. The US or Canadian citizen must be enrolled at a US or Canadian institution at the time of application. Preferably applicants will have completed one or more years of graduate study before entering the School, but well qualified undergraduate seniors who shall hold a baccalaureate degree at the time of entry shall be considered for admission and for the fellowship competition. Applicants are expected to have a reading knowledge of French and German. Reading ability in Ancient Greek, some familiarity with modern Greek, as well as other relevant foreign languages, will be helpful. For in-depth details on eligibility, please see the School’s Regulations (Section VI.1-3).

Fellowships: Fellows receive a cash stipend of $11,500, plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. Room, board, and other expenses on field trips outside Athens are paid out of the stipend. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of application material, recommendations, and anonymous examinations.

Application: An online application and three letters of recommendation must be submitted. Applicants are required to submit scans of official academic transcripts as part of the online application. Applicants must also take the qualifying examination. Examinations are held on the first Saturday in February. For more about the application process, click here:

Inquiries? Contact the Programs Office at

Call for Applications: 2022-2023 ANAMED Fellowships

Koç University invites applications for PhD, Post-Doctoral, and Senior Fellowships at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED). A few Post-Doctoral or Senior applications for regular fellowships that qualify for collaborative fellowships involving Koç University faculty, centers, or facilities will be preferred. Additionally, several joint fellowships with specific application criteria are available as well.

Register now for the BSC!

Register NOW for the BSC! Early, reduced-fee registration ends November 22.

Be sure to also sign up for the special events.

Presentation on the Work of the St. Catherine Foundation over the last twenty years
Thursday, December 9; 6:00-7:00pm with reception from 7:00-8:30pm
Plenary Lecture, “Mirror Images through Byzantine Eyes,” Hieromonk Father Justin Sinaites, Monastery of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai
Friday, December 10; 6:30-7:30pm with reception from 7:30-9:00pm
Byzantine Art up close with Dr. Gerhard Lutz
Friday, December 10; 10:00am – 1:00pm
HoloLens Experience of the Red Monastery
Friday, December 10; 10:00am – 2:00pm
Breakfast and Private Gallery Viewing
Saturday, December 11; 7:00-9:00am
Mary Jaharis Center Graduate Programming
Thursday, December 9; 5:00-6:00pm: Byzantine Studies and Museum Careers Panel (light snacks)
Friday, December 10; 12:15-1:45pm: Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Topics for Graduate Students Discussion (lunch)
Sunday, December 12; 8:00-9:00am; Graduate Student Job Talk and Teaching Demonstrations Workshop (informal breakfast)

MAA Summer Research Program

Call for Applications: MAA Summer Research Program
About: The Medieval Academy of America (MAA) is excited to announce the launch of a new Summer Research Program for early PhD or early PhD-track students. Organized by the Mentoring Program Committee, the Summer Research Program is designed to mentor early graduate students in fields intersecting with medieval studies by providing sustained mentorship to better help graduate students succeed in their doctoral programs and establish promising careers.
Format: The 2022 Summer Research Program will convene over Zoom, with a hybrid culminating event. Over the course of six weeks in July and August, students will attend a series of skills development panels that will showcase the various careers available to medievalists (e.g. academic research, publishing, museums, libraries, auction houses), as well as the skills necessary to succeed in these different careers. Students will also participate in specific workshops designed to teach about and support the development of specific types of academic work: 1) the conference paper or presentation; 2) the dissertation proposal; and, 3) the grant proposal. Based on their stage in their doctoral program, students will work closely with mentors to craft one of these academic texts. The Summer Research Program will culminate with an in-person event, at which students will present the work they have been developing in their workshops.
Eligibility: We seek graduate students who are in the pre-dissertation phases of their PhD or PhD-track program (typically the 1st-3rd years), with an expressed interest in researching a topic that intersects with medieval studies. Eligible students may be pursuing degrees in any discipline (e.g. Art History, Comparative Literature, Music, Education), and focusing in any geographic region of the world. Preference will be given to students who do not already have access to the resources this program provides. We especially encourage students to apply who are from communities and backgrounds that have been traditionally underrepresented or marginalized within medieval studies. Students do not need to be current MAA members or U.S. citizens to apply.
Funding: Students will receive a stipend of $1000, and round-trip travel costs up to $500 (with more funds available for longer distances) to attend the in-person culminating event (those unable to attend in-person will be able to participate virtually via Zoom). Students will also receive a one-year free membership to the MAA.
Application: Applications are due January 15, 2022, and can be accessed and submitted via the following LINK: Applicants will be notified of decisions via email by March 15, 2022. For any questions, please email

ASCSA Cotsen Traveling Fellowship for Research In Greece

Deadline: January 15, 2022

The Gennadius Library offers the Cotsen Traveling Fellowship, a short-term grant awarded each year to scholars and graduate students pursuing research topics that require the use of the Gennadeion collections.

The grant was established by the Overseers of the Gennadius Library to honor Lloyd E. Cotsen, former Chair of the Overseers and benefactor of the Library.

Eligibility:  Senior scholars (Ph.D. holders) and graduate students of any nationality.

Terms:  Stipend of $2,000. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months. Fellowship does not include costs for School trips, room, or board. Requires residency in Athens of at least one month during the academic year from September 1 to June 1. The recipient is expected to take part in the activities of the Gennadius Library and the School as a whole in addition to pursuing research. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications resulting from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Gennadius Library.

Application:  Submit an online application. The application includes a curriculum vitae; and a project description (up to 750 words) explaining the project and its relation to the Gennadius Library collections, proposed dates, and a brief budget (not more than one page). Applicants should arrange for submission of two letters of recommendation. For more information about the application, visit:

Questions? Contact:

The award will be announced March 15.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

CFP: 38th Annual Florida State University Art History Graduate Symposium

38th Annual Florida State University Art History Graduate Symposium
April 8–9, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Roland Betancourt
Professor of Art History and Chancellor’s Fellow, University of California, Irvine

The Florida State University Art History faculty and graduate students invite students currently working toward an MA or a PhD to submit abstracts of papers for presentation at our 38th Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium, which will be held remotely over Zoom Webinar on April 8 & 9, 2022.

We welcome papers that represent an advanced stage of research from any area of the history of art, architecture, and cultural heritage studies. Paper sessions will take place on Friday afternoon and Saturday, with each paper followed by critical discussion. Papers will then be considered for inclusion in Athanor, our internationally-distributed journal.

The deadline for submitting abstracts (maximum 350 words) is December 31, 2021. Please include your university affiliation and the title of the talk.

Send abstracts and this information to:

Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Urban Architecture

Deadline: January 15, 2022

The Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Urban Architecture supports innovative and cross-disciplinary research on architecture, urban planning, and the history of the built environment in Greece from 1821 to the present.

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. holders within five years of receiving the degree. Open to all nationalities.

Fields of Study: Includes Architectural and Urban Design, History of Architecture, History of the City, Historical Geography, and related fields. Projects should incorporate the holdings of the Gennadius Library (maps, topographical plans, landscapes, etc.) and other appropriate resources of the School.

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Gennadius Library during the tenure of the appointment from early September to late May. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Gennadius Library. Fellows are expected to participate in the academic life of the School.
Application: Submit an online application form for the “Schwarz Fellowship at the Gennadius for Research on Urban Architecture.”  An application consists of a curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and three letters of reference to be submitted online. Student applicants must submit transcripts. Scans of official transcripts are acceptable.

Fellowships for Archaeological Publication & Research

Via American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Fellowships for Archaeological Research & Publication at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. The School is also a superb resource for students and senior scholars pursuing research in many fields ranging from prehistoric to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, focusing on all aspects of Greece from its earliest prehistory to late antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the medieval to modern Greek world, as well as the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Sciences.
Deadline: January 15, 2022
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the third year of a five-year program of fellowships funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation devotes its resources to advancing the history, conservation, and enjoyment of the vast heritage of European art, architecture, and archaeology from antiquity to the early 19th century.
Eligibility: Senior (post-doctoral) scholars working on a publication assignment from Corinth, the Athenian Agora, Lerna, or from an affiliated project of the School are eligible to apply. Current staff of the School are not eligible.

Terms: The School awards up to three grants each year. Stipends are for a minimum of three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000) to be used between May 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023. School fees, travel costs, housing, board, residence permits (if applicable), and other living expenses are to be paid out of the stipend by the recipient. Fellowship stipend cannot be used towards salary replacement. A final report and budget (showing expenditure of all funds) are due at the end of the award period (no later than March 31), and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Blegen Library or another relevant library of the School.

Application: Submit an online application; curriculum vitae; proposal (maximum of 5 pages, single-spaced, including project outline, explanation of goals, statement of the significance of the project, work completed to date, schedule for completion, and budget); letter of support from the appropriate excavation director; and two letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to include costs for the preparation of illustrations in their budgets.

Deadline: January 15, 2022
The Henry S. Robinson Fellowship provides funding for research at the ASCSA excavations at Ancient Corinth. It is named for Henry Robinson, Director of the School from 1959 to 1969, who at the same time, as Director of Corinth Excavations, set the stage for a new era by reviving fieldwork and research at Corinth.
Eligibility: Established scholar or Ph.D. candidate, for research on a primary publication or doctoral dissertation specifically on Corinth, requiring the use of the resources, archaeological site, and collections at the ASCSA excavations at Ancient Corinth in Greece. Open to all nationalities. The Robinson Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another School fellowship. Preference is given to candidates who have not previously held the Robinson Fellowship or received substantial ASCSA funding for the same project. Preference may be given to a candidate with a proposal that is concerned with Corinth in the Greek period.

Terms: The fellowship program allocates $4,000 per year from which awards may be given to one or more individuals. School fees are waived. Funding is for research activities at Corinth, to be used to cover living expenses, including room, board, and other costs associated with the study, such as costs of scientific analyses and specialized photography (e.g., infrared/3D scanning/etc.). The fellowship cannot be used for travel costs (to and from country of origin or within Greece). A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to Hill House and, as appropriate, the Blegen Library or the Gennadius Library of the School.

Duration: Up to three months, within the period from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. (Note: Availability of rooms and workspace is limited during the excavation season from April to June.) Awardee with set fellowship term dates in consultation with staff at Corinth.

Application: Submit “Associate Membership with Fellowship Application” online. The application should include a curriculum vitae, proposal (including project outline, explanation of goals, statement of the significance of the project, work completed to date, schedule for completion, dates for project; up to three pages, single spaced), budget, and two letters of support, including one from dissertation advisor if applicant is a Ph.D. candidate.

Deadline January 15, 2022
This fellowship was established by the late Lloyd E. Cotsen, former Chair of the Overseers of the Gennadius Library, to honor Harry Bikakis, attorney of the American School, who exhibited much devotion and loyalty to the School during his term from 1979 to 1995.
Eligibility: Graduate students at U.S. or Canadian institutions, or Greek graduate students, whose research subject is ancient Greek law and who need to work at ASCSA libraries; or Greek graduate students working on excavations conducted by or affiliated with the ASCSA.

Terms: Stipend of $1,875. School fees are waived. Fellowship does not include travel costs, housing, board, and other living expenses. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School.

Application: Submit an online application, curriculum vitae, and a project proposal. Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be submitted online.



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