Sito ufficiale del 24° Congresso di Studi Bizantini / Official website of the 24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the official website of the 24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies is online at the address: byzcongress2022.org

The website is still a work-in-progress and, therefore, has not been fully developed in all its pages, but all the essential details (i.e. deadlines and contact addresses) are there. Please keep checking it from time to time to keep updated. 

Our best wishes,

The organising committee

AISB Newsletter – Luglio 2021

SOMMARIO

EVENTI

[1] INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP (ONLINE): “TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE – TRANSFER OF IDEAS – TRANSFER OF EXPERIENCES. LATIN TRANSLATIONS OF GREEK TEXTS FROM THE 11TH TO THE 13TH CENTURY” (10-11.06.2021)

[2] WORKSHOP ITALO-FRANCAIS (ONLINE): “LE LIVRE SCIENTIFIQUE MEDIEVAL: QUAND LE FORME INFLUENCE LE FOND” (BOLOGNA, 25.06.2021)

[3] COLLOQUE ET JOURNEE D’ETUDE: “LE PSAUTIER DE PARIS (BnF, GREC 139)” (PARIS, 02-03.07.2021)

[4] WORKSHOP (ONLINE): “NARRATING RELATIONSHIPS IN HOLY LIVES FROM THE FIRST MILLENNIUM AD” (EXETER, 12.07.2021)

[5] WORKSHOP (ONLINE): “‘ON PARCHMENT, WITH WOODEN BOARDS’: HEBREW AND NON-HEBREW TERMS APPLIED TO JEWISH BOOKS IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE” (HAMBURG, 26-27.07.2021)

[6] INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: “ORIENTAL MANUSCRIPTS IN GERMANY – COLLECTION HISTORY BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE, ANTIQUE TRADE ACROSS THE GLOBE, AND IMPERIAL CLAIMS TO POWER” (BERLIN, 29.06-01.07.2022): CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 10.08.2021)

[7] 6TH HIOB LUDOLF CENTRE SUMMER SCHOOL IN ETHIOPIAN AND ERITREAN MANUSCRIPT STUDIES: “INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF GE’EZ MANUSCRIPTS” (ONLINE, 20-24.09.2021; APPLICATION DEADLINE: 01.08.2021)

B. PUBBLICAZIONI

[1] ALWIS, A.P. – HINTERBERGER, M. – SCHIFFER, E. (EDS.), “METAPHRASIS IN BYZANTINE LITERATURE” (2021)

[2] “DE MEDIO AEVO” 10/1 (2021)

[3] FRANCO, L. (A CURA DI), “FRA TERRA E CIELO. VITA DI DANIELE STILITA” (2020)

[4] MACE’, C. – GIPPERT, J. (EDS.), “THE MULTILINGUAL PHYSIOLOGUS” (2021)

[5] MONFASANI, J. (ED.), “IOANNES GATTUS (GATTI), NOTATA, SEU TRACTATUS QUI ERAT FONS LIBRI III OPERIS BESSARIONIS IN CALUMNIATOREM PLATONIS ADVERSUS GEORGIUM TRAPEZUNTIUM” (2021)

[6] MONTICINI, F., “CADUTA E RECUPERO. LA CRISI DI ETA’ PALEOLOGA TRA UMANESIMO E MISTICA” (2021)

[7] MORTON, J., “BYZANTINE RELIGIOUS LAW IN MEDIEVAL ITALY” (2021)

[8] “PAREKBOLAI” 11 (2021)

[9] “REVUE D’HISTOIRE DES TEXTES”, N.S. 16 (2021)

[10] “THE BYZANTINE REVIEW” 3 (2021)

NOTIZIE

[1] TENURE TRACK POSITION: LECTURESHIP/PROFESSORSHIP IN THE HISTORY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN / HAIFA CENTER FOR MEDITERRANEAN HISTORY (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31.07.2021)

[2] TWO POSITIONS AS RESEARCH FELLOWS IN THE PROJECT “THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE CODEX: A NEW METHODOLOGY AND ETHICS FOR MANUSCRIPT STUDIES (EthiCodex)” / OSLO, NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY, RELIGION AND SOCIETY (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 01.08.2021)

[3] JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMENIAN STUDIES (JSAS) 2022 GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS FOR M.A. AND PH.D STUDENTS (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 01.08.2021)

[4] DUMBARTON OAKS FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS IN THE HUMANITIES 2022-2023 (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 01.11.2021)

[5] DAI-ANAMED PROJECT FELLOWSHIPS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY / KOC UNIVERSITY ISTANBUL (APPLICATION DEADLINE: UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED)

[6] PROFESSOR OF ANCIENT AND MODERN GREEK AND LATIN / LUND UNIVERSITY

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AISB Newsletter – Giugno 2021

SOMMARIO

A. EVENTI

[1] FORVM ANTIKE ONLINE LECTURE: EMMANUEL C. BOURBOUHAKIS, “BEYOND TRANSMISSION: NEGLECTED TALES OF BYZANTINE CLASSICAL RECEPTION” (09.06.2021)

[2] 5TH EDIMBURGH INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE CONFERENCE IN LATE ANTIQUE, ISLAMIC AND BYZANTINE STUDIES (04-05.11.2021): CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30.06.2021)

B. PUBBLICAZIONI

[1] “BIBLIOPHILOS. BOOKS AND LEARNING IN THE BYZANTINE WORLD”, ED. BY DENDRINOS, CH., AND GIARENIS, I. (2021)

[2] BRODERSEN, K., “SYMEON SETH, FABELBUCH” (2021)

[3] “FILOLOGIA E SOCIETA’. EPISODI E CONTESTI LUNGO LA STORIA” (2020)

[4] “GRATA PIU’ DELLE STELLE. PASQUALE I (817-824) E LA ROMA DEL SUO TEMPO” (2020)

[5] “JAHRBUCH DER OESTERREICHISCHEN BYZANTINISTIK” 70 (2020)

[6] KAVRUS-HOFFMANN, N. – ALVAREZ, P., “A CATALOGUE OF GREEK MANUSCRIPTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR” (2021)

[7] “PERIPTERO. LETTERATURA E DINTORNI IN GRECIA” 13-14 (MAGGIO 2021)

C. NOTIZIE

[1] PART-TIME FIXED TERM RESEARCH POSITION IN THE PROJECT “ETYMOLOGIKA. ORDNUNG UND INTERPRETATION DES WISSENS IN GRIECHISCH-BYZANTINISCHEN LEXIKA BIS IN DIE RENAISSANCE” (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30.06.2021)

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Nuova comunicazione 24° Congresso di Studi Bizantini (Venezia – Padova 2022) / New Announcement 24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies

Dear Colleagues,
A few days away from the final deadline for the Plenary Sessions, I first of all wish to thank you on behalf of the Organising Committee for your widespread participation and the high number of proposals submitted to us over the past few months for the Thematic sessions, the Free Communications, and the Round Tables, despite the difficulties we have all been experiencing over the last year.
Now that all the deadlines are almost behind us, I wish to inform you about the following stages and our schedule. The Congress website will be launched in the summer, when it will be possible to enrol by paying the normal fee (until 30 November 2021) and receive all the necessary supplementary information. From 1 December the enrolment fee will be increased by roughly 25%.
Prior to the official launching of the Congress website, any new information will be published on www.studibizantini.it.
Once the Congress website is online, it will be possible to upload papers for the Plenary Sessions and abstracts of the papers for the Round Tables, Thematic Sessions, and Free Communications by strictly following the instructions and editorial guidelines provided on the website. I can already point out that the deadlines for the uploading of the texts are as follows:
15 October 2021: texts for the Plenary Sessions;
30 November 2021: abstracts for the Round Tables, Thematic Sessions, and Free Communications.

I thank you for your participation and attention.

Antonio Rigo
Organising Committee of the 24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies

AISB Newsletter – Maggio 2021

SOMMARIO

A. EVENTI

[1] VIDEO-CONFERENCE: “COLLOQUIA ANATOLICA ET AEGAEA. CONGRESSUS INTERNATIONALES SMYRNENSES XI”: “ANCIENT GREEK, ROMAN AND BYZANTINE ENGRAVED GEMS IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEA AREA” (IZMIR, 11-12.05.2021)

[2] COURSE: “MANUSCRIPTS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: XML-BASED CATALOGUES AND EDITIONS” (PART OF THE 11TH EUROPEAN SUMMER UNIVERSITY IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES – CULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, 03-12.08.2021; APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15.05.2021)

[3] INTRODUCTION TO ARABO-ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT CULTURE: AN INTENSIVE COURSE (21-23.06.2021; APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15.05.2021)

[4] CONFERENCE (HYBRID, ONLINE/OFFLINE): “MEDIEVAL CULTURAL HERITAGE AROUND THE GLOBE: MONUMENTS, LITERATURE, AND THE ARTS, THEN AND NOW” (BINGHAMTON U., NY, 22-23.10.2021): CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15.05.2021)

[5] ONLINE LECTURE BY DR. TRISTAN SCHMIDT: “SELECTING THE GENERALS: BYZANTINE SENIOR MILITARY COMMANDERS IN THE LATE 11TH AND 12TH CENTURIES” (20.05.2021)

[6] WORKSHOP OF THE CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF MANUSCRIPT CULTURE / UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG: “‘TIED AND BOUND’: HOW TO KEEP THINGS TOGETHER (OR NOT?)” (20-22.05.2021)

[7] WEBINAR DI FILOLOGIA BIZANTINA: “GIOVANNI TZETZE LETTORE DELL’EURIPIDE FRAMMENTARIO FRA TRAGEDIA E DRAMMA SATIRESCO” (24.05.2021)

[8] VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: “THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF DIGITAL MEDIEVAL STUDIES: A GLOBAL DIGITAL MEDIEVALIST SYMPOSIUM” (24.05, 11.06 AND 21.06.2021)

[9] 2021 ONLINE BYZANTINE GREEK SUMMER SCHOOL / BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY, BYZANTINE STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER (29.07-18.08.2021; APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31.05.2021)

[10] CONFERENCE (HYBRID, ONLINE/OFFLINE): “FROM FRAGMENT TO WHOLE. INTERPRETING MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENTS” (BRISTOL, 16-17.09.2021): CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31.05.2021)

[11] 2021 VIRTUAL BYZANTINE COLLOQUIUM: “SACRED MOBILITIES IN BYZANTIUM AND BEYOND: PEOPLE, OBJECTS AND RELICS” (LONDON, 01-02.06.2021)

[12] THIRD VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE ARGENTINE COMMITTEE OF BYZANTINE STUDIES (04.06.2021)

[13] 9TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BYZANTINE AND MEDIEVAL STUDIES “DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I” (SKOPJE, 12-14.11.2021): CALL FOR PAPERS (FIRST SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15.08.2021)

[14] DUMBARTON OAKS BYZANTINE PODCAST, EPISODE 7: “HYMNS BY KASSIANI’ BY CAPPELLA ROMANA” WITH DR. THOMAS ARENTZEN AND PROF. ALEXANDER LINGAS

B. PUBBLICAZIONI

[1] J. BENEKER AND C.A. GIBSON (TRANSL.), “THE BYZANTINE SINBAD, MICHAEL ANDREOPOULOS” (2021)

[2] D. BIANCHI, “A SHRINE TO MOSES. THE REAPPRAISAL OF THE MOUNT NEBO MONASTIC COMPLEX BETWEEN BYZANTIUM AND ISLAM” (2021)

[3] “GALENOS. RIVISTA DI FILOLOGIA DEI TESTI MEDICI ANTICHI” 14 (2020)

[4] A. RIGO, “GREGORIO PALAMAS, TOMO AGHIORITICO. LA STORIA, IL TESTO E LA DOTTRINA” (2021)

C. NOTIZIE

[1] DONA IL DUE PER MILLE ALL’ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DI STUDI BIZANTINI (AISB)

[2] BYZANTINE THESSALONIKI: OPEN LETTER TO THE GREEK PRIME MINISTER

[3] POSITION: LECTURER IN GREEK AND CLASSICAL STUDIES / UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 27.05.2021)

[4] POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS AND PHILOLOGY / UPPSALA UNIVERSITY (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31.05.2021)

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AISB Newsletter – Aprile 2021

SOMMARIO

A. EVENTI

[1] ONLINE LECTURE BY DR. MATTHEW KINLOCH (VIA ZOOM): “CHARACTER SYSTEMS AND CULTURAL SOLIPSISMS: COMPARING THE HISTORIES OF DOUKAS AND LEONARDO BRUNI” (BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY ISTANBUL, 25.03.2021)

[2] ANAMED LIBRARY TALKS: BYZANTINE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS (BMI) RESEARCH PROJECT (WEBINAR, ISTANBUL, 06.04.2021)

[3] SEMINARIO PER STUDENTI (VIA TEAMS): “L’EREDITA’ ARTISTICA DI BISANZIO. DIRAMAZIONI, TRASMIGRAZIONI, SOPRAVVIVENZE ORIENTALI” (09.04.2021)

[4] AAH 2021 – STRUCTURE OF ICMA (INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF MEDIEVAL ART) SPONSORED SESSIONS: “THE VIRGIN AS AUCTORITAS. THE AUTHORITY OF THE VIRGIN MARY AND FEMALE MORAL-DOCTRINAL AUTHORITY IN THE MIDDLE AGES” (15.04.2021)

[5] ROMA “TOR VERGATA”, SEMINARIO VIRTUALE DI FILOLOGIA BIZANTINA: “UNO SGUARDO SULL’AGIOGRAFIA” (22.04.2021)

[6] 15TH INTERNATIONAL ANAMED ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM: “WINDS OF CHANGE: ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY IN ANATOLIA” (ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, 29-30.04.2021)

[7] LEZIONI IN DIRETTA STREAMING: “IN VIAGGIO VERSO BISANZIO: LUOGHI E STORIE DI UN MONDO DA RITROVARE” (03.05-31.05.2021)

[8] 1ST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL PALEOGRAPHY (LAUSANNE, 07.09.2021): CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 10.05.2021)

[9] INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP (VIA ZOOM): “‘IN NO WAY DOES LIFE DIFFER FROM THE SEA’. APPROACHING THE NON-HUMAN IN BYZANTIUM AND BEYOND” (10.05.2021)

[10] WORKSHOP (VIA TEAMS): “FEMALE MORAL-DOCTRINAL AUTHORITY IN THE MIDDLE AGES” (14.05.2021)

[11] 3RD EDITION OF “DAN SLUSANSCHI SCHOOL FOR CLASSICAL AND ORIENTAL LANGUAGES (BIBLICAL HEBREW, ANCIENT GREEK, LATIN, COPTIC, OLD SLAVONIC)” (JUNE-JULY 2021; REGISTRAZION DEADLINE: 16.05.2021)

[12] VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: “GREEK ISLANDS UNDER THE CONTROL OF WESTERN RULERS (13TH-15TH C.). SEARCHING FOR THEIR IDENTITY THROUGH THEIR PATRONAGE” (03-04.12.2021): CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30.06.2021)

[13] WORKSHOP: “EINHEIT IN DER VIELFALT – VIELFALT IN DER EINHEIT? / UNITY IN DIVERSITY – DIVERSITY IN UNITY? RUDOLF HERCHER(‘)S EPISTOLOGRAPHI GRAECI” (25.11.2021): CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 01.07.2021)

[14] XI COLLOQUIUM ARS MEDIAEVALIS (IN PERSON AND ONLINE): “(IN)SIGHTS REGARDING MEDIEVAL ART. A TRIBUTE TO HERBERT L. KESSLER” (AGUILAR DE CAMPOO, SPAIN, 21-23.10.2021)

B. PUBBLICAZIONI

[1] “CHRISTIAN PLATONISM: A HISTORY”, ED. BY A.J.B HAMPTON – J.P. KENNEY (2021)

[2] “LES NOUVEAUX MARTYRS A’ BYZANCE”, ED. PAR A. BINGGELI – S. METIVIER (2021)

[3] “MANOSCRITTI ITALOGRECI: NUOVE TESSERE DI UN MOSAICO FRAMMENTARIO”, A CURA DI S. LUCA’ CON LA COLLABORAZIONE DI D. BUCCA E F. D’AIUTO [“QUADERNI DI NEA RHOME” 7 (2020)]

[4] “RECEPTIONS OF THE BIBLE IN BYZANTIUM: TEXTS, MANUSCRIPTS, AND THEIR READERS”, ED. BY B. CROSTINI – R. CEULEMAN (2021)

C. NOTIZIE

[1] JUNIORPROFESSUR FUER CHRISTLICHE ARCHAEOLOGIE UND BYZANTINISCHE KUNSTGESCHICHTE / JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAET MAINZ (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 09.05.2021)

[2] INVITO A SEGNALARE ALL’ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DI STUDI BIZANTINI LE TESI DI LAUREA E DI DOTTORATO DI ARGOMENTO BIZANTINISTICO IN CORSO O GIA’ DISCUSSE PRESSO LE UNIVERSITA’ ITALIANE

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Sostieni l’Associazione Italiana di Studi Bizantini

Gentili Soci,
dal 2021 sarà nuovamente possibile destinare il 2 per mille a un’associazione culturale.
Coloro che volessero sostenere la nostra Associazione – e con essa tutte le future iniziative promosse dall’AISB – potranno indicare il nome dell’Associazione Italiana di Studi Bizantini con il relativo Codice Fiscale 94196610631.

Il Presidente e il Direttivo AISB

Congresso Internazionale di Studi Bizantini: nuova comunicazione / ICBS 2022 News

Dear Colleagues,

we would like to update you about the 24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies program.
As previously requested by the organising committee, many of you have already confirmed their participation and paper titles, while many others have sent new proposals. We would like to thank you all for your collaboration. 
Now the deadlines of April 15 and May 15 are approaching and, therefore, we would like to remind you to send your confirmations or new proposals as soon as possible.

The email address to which to send confirmations and new proposals, and ask for any information or clarification is: icbs2022@studibizantini.it

We would also like to remind you about the guidelines and deadlines: click here.

AISB Newsletter – Marzo 2021

SOMMARIO

A. EVENTI

[1] VIRTUAL ENCOUNTERS ON BOOK HISTORY: “GREEK MANUSCRIPTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LIBRARY: CATALOGING, TEACHING, AND RESEARCH” (15.03.2021)

[2] SEMINARIO DI ALESSANDRA RICCI ALL’INTERNO DEL DOTTORATO IN “SCIENZE DELLA CULTURA”, UNIVERSITA’ DI PALERMO: “MEMORIA DI LUOGHI E PAESAGGIO CULTURALE: IL PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DI SULTANAHMET E LA SANTA SOFIA A ISTANBUL TRA REALTA’ E IMMAGINAZIONE” (17.03.2021)

[3] SEMINARI DI INTERESSE BIZANTINISTICO ALL’INTERNO DEL PROGETTO ERC “DOCUMULT” [PRIMO CICLO – 2021] (19.03.2021 E 03.05.2021)

[4] SECOND VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE ARGENTINE COMMITTEE OF BYZANTINE STUDIES (26.03.2021)

[5] XXIV INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF BYZANTINE STUDIES (VENICE/PADUA, 22-27 AUGUST 2022) – WORKSHOP ON “JEWS AND JUDAISM IN MIDDLE BYZANTINE HAGIOGRAPHY”: CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 28.03.2021)

[6] VIRTUAL PUBLIC LECTURE WITH BISSERA PENTCHEVA: “THE CONCEPT AND EXPERIENCE OF HOLY WISDOM IN THE HAGIA SOPHIA” (01.04.2021)

[7] DUMBARTON OAKS VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM: “ON BEING CONQUERED IN BYZANTIUM” (16-17.04.2021)

[8] INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE: “KING MILUTIN AND THE PALAEOLOGAN AGE: HISTORY, LITERATURE, CULTURAL HERITAGE” (SKOPJE, 24-26.10.2021): CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 06.05.2021)

[9] XX INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF BYZANTINOLOGISTS “NIS AND BYZANTIUM” (03-05.06.2021): CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 10.05.2021)

[10] INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: “ON THE WAY TO THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL MANUSCRIPT STUDIES” (27-29.10.2021): CALL FOR PAPERS (10.05.2021)

[11] DUMBARTON OAKS BYZANTINE PODCAST. EPISODE 6: “BAUDOLINO” WITH PROF. ALESSANDRA BUCOSSI AND ALBERTO RAVANI

B. PUBBLICAZIONI

[1] G. CATTANEO, “LE LETTERE GRECHE DEL CARDINAL BESSARIONE” (2020)

[2] “FENESTELLA. DENTRO L’ARTE MEDIEVALE / INSIDE MEDIEVAL ART” 1 (2020)

[3] “GREEK, ROMAN AND BYZANTINE STUDIES” 61/1 (2021)

[4] “KOINONIA” 44/1-2 (2020)

[5] “PAREKBOLAI” 10 (2020)

[6] “REVUE DES ETUDES ARMENIENNES” 39 (2020)

[7] “REVUE DES ETUDES BYZANTINES” 78 (2020)

[8] A. VIGNOTTO, “ATENAIDE, L’IMPERATRICE EUDOCIA DI BISANZIO” (2021)

C. NOTIZIE

[1] IV EDIZIONE DEL PREMIO “ANTONIO GARZYA” (2020): PROCLAMAZIONE DEL VINCITORE

[2] INVITO A SEGNALARE ALL’ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DI STUDI BIZANTINI LE TESI DI LAUREA E DI DOTTORATO DI ARGOMENTO BIZANTINISTICO IN CORSO O GIA’ DISCUSSE PRESSO LE UNIVERSITA’ ITALIANE

[3] ASSOCIAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE DI STUDI TARDOANTICHI – BANDO DI SELEZIONE PER L’ASSEGNAZIONE DI N. 3 PREMI DI MERITO ALLA RICERCA FINANZIATI DALLA BANCA STABIESE SPA (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31.05.2021)

Scomparsa di Cyril Mango (Istanbul, 14 aprile 1928 – 8 febbraio 2021)

L’Associazione Italiana di Studi Bizantini esprime il suo più profondo cordoglio per la scomparsa del Professor Cyril Mango, il cui lungo e sapiente magistero è stato – e sarà – un ineludibile punto di riferimento per generazioni di studenti e studiosi della civiltà bizantina.

Addio al bizantinista. Cyril Mango, un cosmopolita per Bisanzio
di Paolo Cesaretti

Il 9 febbraio 2021 si è celebrata la giornata mondiale della lingua greca, ma stavolta senza Cyril Mango. Il bizantinista – fra i grandi del Novecento, quello dagli interessi più vasti e dalla cultura più variata – si era spento, a Oxford, il giorno prima. Era nato nel 1928 a Istanbul, quando la megalopoli sul Bosforo ‘era una favola’, come avrebbe scritto Mario Levi. E la famiglia dei Mango era un intrico di tradizioni: nella linea paterna, remote origini genovesi e la solidità di una dinastia imprenditoriale divenuta di lingua greca e di confessione ortodossa nell’Ottocento. La madre era invece una réfugiée della Rivoluzione Russa. Il mito familiare dei Mango narra che Cyril e i due fratelli Andrew (famoso giornalista e scrittore) e Anthony (funzionario dell’Onu) parlassero greco con il padre, russo con la madre, francese con i due genitori insieme, inglese tra loro; né mancavano italiano, spagnolo e turco. Con questi presupposti, si può meglio comprendere l’attrazione del giovane Cyril per la complessità culturale bizantina, che nel corso di una carriera di studi irripetibile per varietà e qualità egli esplorò pressoché in ogni suo aspetto con centinaia di pubblicazioni, quasi tutte in lingua inglese, spesso accompagnate da ricchi apparati fotografici. […]

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