Database of Religious History: Call for Contributions

The Database of Religious History, based at the University of British Columbia, is a digital, open access, and queryable repository of quantitative and qualitative information with the goal of covering the breadth of human religious experience. Begun in 2013, the DRH now has almost a thousand entries by qualified scholars, covering religious groups, places, and texts (the three types of polls that make up the entries in the database), but we need your help! As part of a new initiative we are attempting to expand our entries that deal with Late Antique and Medieval Christianity and Judaism, and Early Islam, as well as other contemporary religious movements in Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. In an effort to build the database in as swift a manner as possible, and improve the quality of any analyses produced with it, the DRH is offering $300 CAD honoraria for each completed entry.

If you are a PhD candidate or above and would like to contribute an entry on any religious group, place, or text, please contact Dr. Ian Randall ( or sign up for the database at and select Dr. Randall as your entry editor.

BSANA: Graduate Programs in North America

Dear BSANA members,
The BSANA website features a special page dedicated to Graduate Programs in North America (, which we would like to keep up-to-date. Please check the data for your program, and complete this form ( to submit updates about your institution’s graduate programs related to BSANA. We request one form per department, so please share with relevant colleagues at your institution.
Responses are due September 15, 2022.
Thank you for your contribution!
If you have any questions, please write to the BSANA Secretary:

Medieval Greek Manuscripts and Homer: Feedback Required!

Cambridge University Library: Medieval Greek Manuscripts and Homer

The Polonsky Foundation Greek Manuscripts Project is looking for teachers willing to feedback on teaching resources created by the team.

More than 800 Medieval Greek Manuscripts at Cambridge University Library and Heidelberg University Library are being digitised, catalogued and conserved. These include manuscripts of works by Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Thucydides. We have designed resources aimed at A Level Classical Civilisation students and the World of the Hero module.

We are looking for feedback on these, while they are still in the drafting stage.

If you would like to lend a hand (and get a sneak peak) please email Justyna Ladosz at

To find out more about the project and read some of our stories go to:

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: Byzantine-related content for Mapping Eastern Europe


Byzantine-related content for Mapping Eastern Europe

Mapping Eastern Europe is a platform intended to promote study, teaching, and research about Eastern Europe between the 13th and 17th centuries through historical and thematic overviews, case-studies and videos of monuments and objects, ongoing projects, as well as reviews of books and exhibitions.

This year, we are expanding our content with more Byzantine-related entries!

If you are interested in contributing to this project with a case study and/or a historical or thematic overview, please let us know by completing this FORM by February 15, 2022.

Please enter your name, affiliation, and email. In the comments section, specify the topic, title, and entry type (long-form case study, video case study, historical overview, or thematic overview) that you would be interested in submitting. Entries are in the range of 1000-2000 words, and video case studies are ~10min long.

We will make final decisions and will be in touch with each author by March 1, 2022. Authors will then be asked to follow a template, and entries will be thoroughly reviewed and edited prior to publication. Each author will receive a modest honorarium for each contribution. Final submissions will be due May 1, 2022.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Maria Alessia Rossi, PhD | Princeton University

Alice Isabella Sullivan, PhD | Tufts University

The Jaroslav Folda Archive

The History of Art and Architecture at DePaul University would like to announce the existence of its Jaroslav Folda Archive ( The Folda Archive, housed in the department, is a collection of slides, photographs, books, and object files from the private library of Jaroslav Folda (Professor Emeritus, UNC, ChapelHill). These materials relate to the study of the medieval world, with a particular emphasis on the Latin Kingdom and its affiliated states. Archive images and books will eventually be searchable online. In the meantime, please contact Prof. Lisa Mahoney at for image and object file requests. The archive does not lend its materials, but they are available for in-person consultation to both DePaul faculty and students and to outside researchers. Desks will open for this purpose in July of 2022, provided COVID protocols allow for it.


Plekos – New Mailing List

Plekos is an online review journal, established in 1998/1999, which publishes reviews of new publications in the following fields: Classical Philology, Ancient History, Byzantine Studies, Patristics and Church History, as well as Roman, Late Antique, and Byzantine Art History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Epigraphy, and Numismatics.

The most recent as well as over 700 previous reviews can be found at

The journal is currently published and edited by Balbina Bäbler (Göttingen), Konstantin Klein (Bamberg), Ulrich Lambrecht (Koblenz), and Peter Riedlberger (Bamberg).

The editors would like to embrace the opportunity to alert you that from now on, there will is an additional mailing list for those who wish to receive the c. 50–60 reviews per year via e-mail. To remain up to date, please subscribe at the following link:

HIMME: Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East

The Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East (HIMME) is a new research tool for exploring the people, places, and practices of the most diverse part of the premodern world, through primary sources chosen from a wide range of literary languages and cultures. A series of webinars will introduce HIMME to scholars by exploring some of the resources now available to scholars through this tool.

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