AISB Newsletter – Febbraio 2017

SOMMARIO:

A. EVENTI

1. SEMINARIO DI STUDI IN OCCASIONE DELLA PRESENTAZIONE DEL VOLUME DI LUIGI TARTAGLIA “GEORGII CEDRENI HISTORIARUM COMPENDIUM” (NAPOLI, 16.02.2017)

2. ARBEITSTAGUNG DER DEUTSCHEN ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG BYZANTINISCHER STUDIEN (MAINZ, 16-18.02.2017)

3. WORKSHOP: “GEORGIOS PISIDES UND DIE DICHTUNG DES MITTELALTERS. BYZANZ UND DAS ABENDLAND” (TUEBINGEN, 31.03.2017)

4. 18TH ANNUAL POSTGRADUATE COLLOQUIUM OF THE CENTRE FOR BYZANTINE, OTTOMAN AND MODERN GREEK STUDIES: “MULTICULTURALISM FROM LATE ANTIQUITY TO MODERNITY” (BIRMINGHAM, 03.06.2017): CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 03.04.2017)

5. LXV SETTIMANA DI STUDIO DELLA FONDAZIONE CISAM: “IL GIOCO NELLA SOCIETA’ E NELLA CULTURA DELL’ALTO MEDIOEVO” (SPOLETO, 20-26.04.2017)

6. “RETHINKING EMPIRE”: BYZANTINE SPRING SYMPOSIUM (WASHINGTON, D.C., 21-22.04.2017)

7. CONFERENCE: “FROM THE HUMAN BODY TO THE UNIVERSE… SPATIALITIES OF BYZANTINE CULTURE” (UPPSALA, 18-21.05.2017)

B. PUBBLICAZIONI

1. “PAREKBOLAI” 6 (2016)

2. “REVUE DES ETUDES BYZANTINES” 74 (2016)

C. NOTIZIE

1. SUMMER PROGRAM IN COINS AND SEALS AT DUMBARTON OAKS (03-28.07.2017; APPLICATION DEADLINE: 20.02.2017)

2. INTERNATIONAL ITINERANT PALEOGRAPHIC SCHOOL (14-28.05.2017): CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (DEADLINE: 10.03.2017)

3. JOB OPENING: POSTDOCTORAL FULL-TIME RESEARCH POSITION, AUSTRIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (DEADLINE: 31.03.2017)

4. THREE OR MORE DOCTORAL STUDENTSHIPS IN LANGUAGES AT GOTHENBURG UNIVERSITY

5. TWO DOCTORAL STUDENTSHIPS IN ARABIC AND/OR ANCIENT GREEK AT GOTHENBURG UNIVERSITY

A. EVENTI

[1]. SEMINARIO DI STUDI IN OCCASIONE DELLA PRESENTAZIONE DEL VOLUME DI LUIGI TARTAGLIA “GEORGII CEDRENI HISTORIARUM COMPENDIUM” (NAPOLI, 16.02.2017)

Da: Antonio Rollo (a.rollo@inwind.it)

GiovedI’ 16 febbraio 2017 alle ore 16.00
Seminario di studi in occasione della pubblicazione del volume:

GEORGII CEDRENI HISTORIARUM COMPENDIUM
edizione critica a cura di Luigi Tartaglia
Supplemento n. 30 al “Bollettino dei Classici”
Roma, Bardi Editore 2016 (2 voll.)

Coordina: PROF. RICCARDO MAISANO (Universita’ di Napoli “L’Orientale”)
Relazioni di: PROF. SALVATORE COSENTINO (Universita’ di Bologna)
PROF. MICHELE BANDINI (Universita’ della Basilicata)

Nella sede dell’Istituto italiano per gli studi storici
Palazzo Filomarino, via B. Croce, 12 – 80134 Napoli
Info: segreteria@iiss.it – www.iiss.it

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[2]. ARBEITSTAGUNG DER DEUTSCHEN ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG BYZANTINISCHER STUDIEN (MAINZ, 16-18.02.2017)

Da: Vera von Falkenhausen (verafalk@libero.it)

ARBEITSTAGUNG DER DEUTSCHEN ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG BYZANTINISCHER STUDIEN
Mainz, 16.-18. Februar 2017
Tagungsort: Atrium maximum, Alte Mensa, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 3-9

PROGRAMM

Donnerstag, 16. Februar 2017

14.30-15.00 Begruessung
15.00-15.30 Claudia Rapp, Wien, “Religion und Alltag in Byzanz: Neues aus dem Wiener Euchologien-Projekt”
15.30-16.00 Eirini Afentoulidou, Wien, “Gebete als Text: Methodologische Ueberlegungen anhand von Gebeten zum Wochenbett”
16.00-16.30 Tinatin Chronz, Koeln, “Das Alt-Jerusalemer Euchologion in georgischer Ueberlieferung. Vergleichende Edition, Uebersetzung, Kommentare”
16.30-17.00 Pause
17.00-17.30 Georgios Diamantopoulos, Muenchen, “Die zweite Definition der Philosophie der alexandrinischen neuplatonischen Schule in den Werken des Niketas Stethatos”
17.30-18.00 Max Ritter, Mainz, “Ein uebersehenes klerikales Amt: der Prosmonarios und seine Rolle in der Wirtschaft des byzantinischen Pilgerwesens (5.-11. Jh.)”
18.00-18.30 Jannis Niehoff-Panagiotidis, Berlin, “Bildungsmoeglichkeiten Konstantinopolitaner Juden im 12. Jahrhundert: der Eshkol ha-Kofer des Yehu-da Hadassi”
18.30-19.00 Pause
19.00-20.00 Abendvortrag: Joanita Vroom, Leiden, “Strike a pose: depictions of human figures and bodily postures on Byzantine and Medieval ceramics”
danach Empfang im Atrium minimum

Freitag, 17. Februar 2017

9.00-9.30 Jost Gippert und Caroline Mace’, “Frankfurt Armenische Marginalien in griechischer Schrift”
9.30-10.00 Georgios Makris, Muenster, “Das Alter des Codex Zacynthius und die Entstehung der kyrillischen Schrift”
10.00-10.30 Alberto Bardi, Muenchen, “Per aspera ad astra: die persischen astronomischen Tafeln in Byzanz”
10.30-11.00 Pause
11.00-11.30 Andreas Rhoby, Wien, “Warum die Chronik des Konstantinos Manasses ‘lesenswert’ ist”
11.30-12.00 Tristan Schmidt, Mainz, “Reissende Woelfe und tollwuetige Hunde – literarische Tierbilder der Ausgrenzung und Herabsetzung im byzantinischen politischen Diskurs (12. Jh.)”
12.00-12.30 Christos Kafasis, Muenchen, “Hofdichtung in Trapezunt: Stephanos Sguropulos’ enkomiastische Verse auf Alexios III. den Grossen Komnenos”
12.30-15.00 Mittagspause
15.00-15.30 Sonja Schoenauer, Koeln, “Das redigierte Chronicon maius. Anmerkungen zum Codex Neapolitanus II E 25”
15.30-16.00 Friederike Berger, Leipzig, “Von Homer zum Polemos tes Troados: Griechische Handschriften der Universitaetsbibliothek Leipzig”
16.00-16.30 Danilo Valentino, Hamburg, “Iatrosophia: Gebrauchsliteratur, Volksmedizin und Tradition in der spaetbyzantinischen Zeit”
16.30-17.00 Pause
17.00-19.00 Mitgliederversammlung
19.00-20.00 Abendvortrag: Maria Mavroudi, Berkeley, “Byzantine Translations from Arabic into Greek”
danach Empfang durch den Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus Mainz im Atrium minimum

Samstag, 18. Februar 2017

9.30-10.00 Guenter Prinzing, Mainz, “Zur Neuedition, Uebersetzung und experimentellen Erprobung des byzantinischen Goldschmiedetraktats”
10.00-10.30 Nektarios Zarras, Muenster, “Art and Ideology in Byzantium: Artistic aspects of imperial patronage in the western provinces of the empire during the early Palaiologan period”
10.30-11.00 Pause
11.00-11.30 Mabi Angar, Koeln, “Beobachtungen zum genuesischen Galataturm in Istanbul”
11.30-12.00 Rainer Warland, Freiburg, “Die Davidsschalen aus Lambousa und Heraclius. Eine bildgeschichtliche Interpretation”
12.00-12.30 Abschluss
ab 14.00 Fuehrung im Bischoeflichen Dom- und Dioezesanmuseum. Eintritt 3 Euro, ermaessigt 1, 50 euro. Bitte melden Sie sich am Beginn der Tagung an.

DAFBS Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft zur Foerderung Byzantinischer Studien
Kontakt: Institut fuer Byzantinistik, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Muenchen
Albrecht.Berger@lmu.de oder Sergei.Mariev@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Telefon +49 (0) 89 2180-2390 (Berger) und -5475 (Mariev)
Fax +49 (0) 89 2180-165204

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[3]. WORKSHOP: “GEORGIOS PISIDES UND DIE DICHTUNG DES MITTELALTERS. BYZANZ UND DAS ABENDLAND” (TUEBINGEN, 31.03.2017)

Da: Vera von Falkenhausen (verafalk@libero.it)

Georgios Pisides und die Dichtung des Mittelalters
Byzanz und das Abendland

PROGRAMM
Freitag, 31. Maerz 2017
10:00-10:15 THERESIA RAUM (TUEBINGEN): Einfuehrung
10:15-11:00 PETRA SCHIERL (BASEL): Kaiser und Gott in der lateinischen Verspanegyrik der Spaetantike
11:00-11:30 Kaffee
11:30-12:15 FEDERICO MONTINARO (TUEBINGEN): On the joys of translating George of Pisidia into German
12:15-13:00 MARY WHITBY (OXFORD): The epigrams of George of Pisidia
13:00-14:00 Mittagspause
14:00-14:45 CHRISTOPH SCHUBERT (WUPPERTAL): “At nos congeries obnubit turbida rerum”. Formen und Funktionen (politischer) Dichtung im westgotischen Reich
14:45-15:30 MARINA BAZZANI (OXFORD): The historical poems of Theodore Prodromos
15:30-16:00 Kaffee
16:00-17:00 Abschlussdiskussion

Raum 181, Keplerstrasse 2, 72074 Tuebingen
Kontakt: Federico Montinaro (federico.montinaro@uni-tuebingen.de)
Theresia Raum (theresia.raum@uni-tuebingen.de)

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[4]. 18TH ANNUAL POSTGRADUATE COLLOQUIUM OF THE CENTRE FOR BYZANTINE, OTTOMAN AND MODERN GREEK STUDIES: “MULTICULTURALISM FROM LATE ANTIQUITY TO MODERNITY” (BIRMINGHAM, 03.06.2017): CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 03.04.2017)

Da: Francesca Dell’Acqua (f.dellacqua@bham.ac.uk)

CENTRE FOR BYZANTINE, OTTOMAN AND MODERN GREEK STUDIES
18th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium 3rd June 2017
Multiculturalism from Late Antiquity to Modernity

CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are invited for the 18th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies. Multiculturalism is a concept which is present in modern everyday life but also extremely relevant to the past. Empires by their very nature are multicultural constructs and while a great deal of scholarship looks at how minorities were treated or survived throughout history this colloquium is interested in the places in which cultures interact. This colloquium will focus on cultural, social and religious interactions in all spheres of life from armed conflict to diplomacy and cultural assimilation. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
– Multiculturalism – Urbanism – Warfare – Diplomacy – Identity – Trade – Diaspora – Inclusiveness – Insularity – Segregation – Community – Captive narratives.

Papers of approximately 20 minutes related to any of the fields covered by Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies are welcome. Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words no later than Monday 3rd April 2017 to cbomgs2017@gmail.com. Applicants will be notified of selection within a week of this date.

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[5]. LXV SETTIMANA DI STUDIO DELLA FONDAZIONE CISAM: “IL GIOCO NELLA SOCIETA’ E NELLA CULTURA DELL’ALTO MEDIOEVO” (SPOLETO, 20-26.04.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

“La cultura sorge in forma ludica, la cultura e’ dapprima giocata. Nei giochi e con i giochi la vita sociale si riveste di forme soprabiologiche che le conferiscono maggior valore. Con quei giochi la collettivita’ esprime la sua interpretazione della vita e del mondo. Cio’ non significa che il gioco muta o si converte in cultura, ma piuttosto che la cultura, nelle sue fasi originarie, porta il carattere di un gioco, viene rappresentata in forme e stati d’animo ludici”. 70 anni dopo la pubblicazione dell’edizione italiana di Homo ludens di Johan Huizinga, con la sua visione della civilta’ occidentale sub specie ludi, il tema del gioco come specchio del funzionamento di una societa’ sta tornando all’attenzione degli studi anche medievistici, come testimoniano, fra l’altro, sia la nutrita serie di recenti monografie o volumi collettanei internazionali di games studies su sport, intrattenimenti e passatempi nel medioevo, sia la rivista italiana Ludica e le iniziative del gruppo di ricerca di Venezia. La presenza delle forme ludiche nelle societa’ e nelle culture specifiche dell’alto medioevo – e dunque nelle sue fonti storiche, letterarie, artistiche e archeologiche – e’ rimasta tuttavia un terreno quasi inesplorato e il tentativo di colmare questa lacuna e’ per il CISAM una occasione importante di innovazione storiografica e di scandaglio intellettuale. Per questo il Consiglio Scientifico della Fondazione ha deciso di dedicare la LXV Settimana di Studi (2017) alle ricerche su questo tema nelle sue diverse accezioni, che riflettono le scansioni del libro di Huizinga adeguandosi alla tradizione e all’ambito cronologico proprii del CISAM: definizione delle categorie culturali relative al gioco; storia della trasmissione dei giochi dalla tarda antichita’ al medioevo; analisi delle funzioni sociali del gioco e delle normative ad esso riferibili, incluse le letture del rito liturgico o processuale come meccanismi ludici; esplorazione delle attestazioni archeologiche e delle rappresentazioni storico-artistiche e numismatiche (con particolare focus sulla diffusione dei dadi e degli scacchi); esposizione pubblica e funzione politica dei ludi in contesto urbano o bellico e analisi della caccia come gioco di societa’; utilizzo di sistemi ludici nell’insegnamento delle diverse aree europee ed extraeuropee; meccanismi ed effetti nella letteratura; terminologia del gioco nei lessici delle lingue altomedievali. Auspicio del programma proposto e’ che questo confronto diventi occasione di acquisizioni importanti e di un rilancio della ricerca su una dinamica che rappresenta un collegamento antropologico fondamentale fra societa’ altomedievale e societa’ moderna, ma che finora e’ stata relativamente trascurata, per il periodo sotto osservazione, dagli studi specialistici e interdisciplinari.

La partecipazione e’ aperta a tutti gli studiosi; coloro che intendessero iscriversi dovranno versare la quota di euro 20,00 presso la Segreteria della Fondazione. Agli iscritti sara’ concesso uno sconto speciale del 30 per cento sul prezzo di copertina delle pubblicazioni della Fondazione C.I.S.A.M., sconto valido soltanto durante la Settimana stessa.
Si comunica che il MIUR con lettera prot. n. 0030479/Uff. IV del 18.10.2016 inviata ai Direttori degli Uffici scolastici regionali e ai Centri servizi amministrativi, ha concesso al personale docente che ne faccia richiesta l’autorizzazione a partecipare alla LXV Settimana di studio della Fondazione C.I.S.A.M.

Per informazioni e prenotazioni alloggio rivolgersi all’agenzia Jazz Viaggi, piazza della Vittoria, 29 – 06049 Spoleto (Pg) Tel. +39 – 0743 221818; Fax 0743 221250; travel@jazzitaly.com

PROGRAMMA:

GIOVEDI’ 20 APRILE

Ore 10,30 Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi
Discorso inaugurale: GHERARDO ORTALLI, Alto medioevo e gioco: tra storia e storiografia
Nella sede dell’Albornoz Palace Hotel, Viale G. Matteotti, 16, Spoleto

Il gioco come categoria culturale
Ore 15,30 Lezione BOUGARD, Les jeux de l’Antiquite’ tardive au Moyen Age
Ore 16,15 Lezione KOPP, The intercultural function of play and games in the early Middle Ages
Ore 17,15 Lezione BAYLESS, The pleasures of the ludic
Ore 18,00 Discussione sulle lezioni ORTALLI, BOUGARD, KOPP, BAYLESS

VENERDI’ 21 APRILE

Luoghi e rappresentazione del gioco
Ore 9,00 Lezione CARLETTI, Giochi da tavolo e giochi letterali tra tarda antichita’ e alto medioevo. La documentazione epigrafica
Ore 9,45 Lezione SPECIALE, Il gioco come status-symbol. Gli scacchi tra formule rappresentative e testimonianze materiali
Ore 10,45 Lezione NUZZO, Spazi e strumenti dei giochi nei ritrovamenti archeologici
Ore 11,30 Discussione sulle lezioni CARLETTI, SPECIALE, NUZZO
Ore 15,30 Lezione HALL, Matters of life and death: aspects of board games and their interaction with Picts, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

Funzione e regolazione del gioco
Ore 16,15 Lezione RIZZI, Le normative sul gioco nei secoli V-XI
Ore 17,15 Lezione DUMEZIL, Les jeux de societe’, de la valorisation a’ la critique (Ve-Xe siecle)
Ore 18,00 Discussione sulle lezioni HALL, RIZZI, DUMEZIL

SABATO 22 APRILE

Ore 9,00 Lezione AZZARA, Barbarus Ludens
Ore 9,45 Lezione ESDERS, Der Klerus und das Spiel im kanonischen Recht
Ore 10,45 Lezione CONTADINI, Games in early medieval Islamic societies
Ore 11,30 Discussione sulle lezioni AZZARA, ESDERS, CONTADINI

Il gioco nell’universo religioso
Ore 15,30 Lezione MARTIN-BUENO, Juego y juegos arabes, judios y mozarabes en la Peninsula Iberica
Ore 16,15 Lezione SONNTAG, A Matter of Definition? Game, Play, and Ritual in Medieval Monasteries
Ore 17,15 Lezione BULAND, Moenche und Spiel
Ore 18,00 Discussione sulle lezioni MARTIN-BUENO, SONNTAG, BULAND

DOMENICA 23 APRILE

Ore 10,00 Lezione PLOTON-NICOLLET, Entre jeu et erudition religieuse: les Ioca monachorum
Ore 10,45 Lezione CREMASCOLI, Gioire nel tempio. L’aspetto ludico nella ritualita’ liturgica
Ore 11,45 Discussione sulle lezioni PLOTON-NICOLLET, CREMASCOLI
Ore 15,30 Lezione LUGARESI, “Alea ne luseris […] ubi nulla veritas” (ps.-Cipriano, De aleatoribus, 11). Verita’ e gioco nella riflessione dei Padri della Chiesa

Ludi e spettacoli a corte, in campagna e in citta’
Ore 16,15 Lezione BALESTRACCI, La guerra come gioco
Ore 17,15 Lezione VESPIGNANI, Ludi pubblici nell’Oriente bizantino
Ore 18,00 Discussione sulle lezioni LUGARESI, BALESTRACCI, VESPIGNANI

LUNEDI’ 24 APRILE
Ore 9,00 Lezione GALLONI, Un gioco che non e’ un gioco: la caccia nell’alto medioevo
Ore 9,45 Lezione CARILE, Giochi e intrattenimenti nella corte bizantina
Ore 10,45 Lezione TEICHERT, Games and play at North European courts
Ore 11,30 Discussione sulle lezioni GALLONI, CARILE, TEICHERT
Il gioco come metodo educativo
Ore 15,30 Lezione NI MHAONAIGH, Verbal Play in Medieval Ireland
Ore 16,15 Lezione LENDINARA, La raccolta di indovinelli in anglosassone del Codice Exoniense: imparare giocando
Ore 17,15 Lezione GARBINI, Tra didattica e narrativa: gli indovinelli nell’alto medioevo latino
Ore 18,00 Discussione sulle lezioni NI MHAONAIGH, LENDINARA, GARBINI

MARTEDI’ 25 APRILE

Giochi letterari
Ore 9,45 Lezione VEYRARD-COSME, Jeux poetiques a’ la cour carolingienne
Ore 10,30 Lezione AGOSTI, Giochi letterari nella poesia bizantina
Ore 11,15 Discussione sulle lezioni VEYRARD-COSME, AGOSTI
Ore 15,30 Lezione OLDONI, Il gioco e i suoi inganni

Il lessico dei giochi
Ore 16,15 Lezione MANDRIN, Der mittellateinische Wortschatz des Spiels
Ore 17,15 Lezione GREUB, Le lexique du jeu dans les textes romans du haut Moyen Age
Ore 18,00 Discussione sulle lezioni OLDONI, MANDRIN, GREUB

MERCOLEDI’ 26 APRILE
Ore 9,00 Lezione BETA, Gli indovinelli a Bisanzio tra il simposio e la scuola
Ore 9,45 Lezione LEONARDI, Il lessico germanico del gioco
Ore 10,30 Discussione sulle lezioni BETA, LEONARDI

ELENCO DEI RELATORI: GIANFRANCO AGOSTI, “Sapienza” Universita’ di Roma — CLAUDIO AZZARA, Universita’ di Salerno — DUCCIO BALESTRACCI, Universita’ di Siena — MARTHA BAYLESS, University of Oregon — SIMONE BETA, Universita’ di Siena — FRANCOIS BOUGARD, Paris-IRHT — RAINER BULAND, Universitaet Mozarteum, Salzburg — ANTONIO CARILE, Universita’ di Bologna — CARLO CARLETTI, Universita’ di Bari “Aldo Moro” — ANNA CONTADINI, University of London-SOAS — GIUSEPPE CREMASCOLI, Universita’ di Bologna — BRUNO DUMEZIL, Universite’ Paris Ouest — STEFAN ESDERS, Freie Universitaet Berlin — PAOLO GALLONI, Universita’ di Pavia — PAOLO GARBINI, “Sapienza” Universita’ di Roma — YAN GREUB, CNRS-ATILF — MARK HALL, Sheffield University — VANINA KOPP, Deutsches Historisches Institut, Paris — PATRIZIA LENDINARA, Universita’ di Palermo — SIMONA LEONARDI, Universita’ di Napoli Federico II — LEONARDO LUGARESI, Universita’ di Bologna — ISABELLE MANDRIN, Mittellateinisches Woerterbuch, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften Muenchen — MANUEL MARTIN-BUENO, Universidad de Zaragoza — MAIRE NI MHAONAIGH, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom — DONATELLA NUZZO, Universita’ di Bari “Aldo Moro” — MASSIMO OLDONI, “Sapienza” Universita’ di Roma — GHERARDO ORTALLI, Universita’ di Venezia — FRANCOIS PLOTON-NICOLLET, Ecole Nationale des Chartes, Paris — ALESSANDRA RIZZI, Universita’ di Venezia — JOERG SONNTAG, Saechsische Akademie der Wissenschaften, FOVOG Dresden — LUCINIA SPECIALE, Universita’ del Salento — MATTHIAS TEICHERT, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen — GIORGIO VESPIGNANI, Universita’ di Bologna — CHRISTIANE VEYRARD-COSME, Universite’ Sorbonne nouvelle-Paris 3.

Fondazione C.I.S.A.M. Palazzo Arroni, via dell’Arringo – 06049 Spoleto (Pg) Tel. +39 – 0743 225630; Fax 0743 49902 – cisam@cisam.org – www.cisam.org

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[6]. “RETHINKING EMPIRE”: BYZANTINE SPRING SYMPOSIUM (WASHINGTON, D.C., 21-22.04.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

“RETHINKING EMPIRE”: BYZANTINE SPRING SYMPOSIUM
(Dumbarton Oaks, April 2017)

VENUE:
Dumbarton Oaks Music Room
1703, 32nd Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007 — U.S.A.

PROGRAM:

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017

8:30 a.m. Morning Registration and Coffee
9:00-9:15 Welcome: Elena BOECK
9:15-9:45 Introduction: Paul MAGDALINO – Dimiter ANGELOV, Defining Empire

“THE ROMAN AND LATE ANTIQUE MATRIX”
9:45-10:30 a.m. Emma DENCH, Learning from the Past, Learning from the Future: Contemporary Approaches to the Earlier Roman Empire
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:45 Sylvain DESTEPHEN, From Moving Center to Centralization: The Foundations of Byzantine Imperial Government
11:45-12:15 p.m. Discussion
12:15-2:00 Lunch

“TERRITORIALITY AND ETHNICITY”
2:00-2:45 John HALDON, Empire and Territory: Perceptions and Realities
2:45-3:30 Vivien PRIGENT, One for All, All for One? Provincial Elites and the Empire
3:30-4:00 Coffee
4:00-4:45 Anthony KALDELLIS, Was Byzantium a “Multiethnic” Empire?
4:45-5:30 Commentator: Michael McCormick
Discussion
5:30-7:30 Reception in the Orangery

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

8:30 a.m. Morning Registration and Coffee

“EARLY MEDIEVAL EMPIRES IN THE ROMAN WORLD”
9:00-9:45 Jennifer DAVIS, Rethinking Empire: The Carolingian Perspective
9:45-10:30 Angel NIKOLOV, The Imperial Project of Symeon I of Bulgaria (893-927): Byzantine Frameworks and Aftermath
10:30-11:00 Coffee

“BYZANTIUM’S CULTURE OF EMPIRE”
11:00-11:45 Niels GAUL, Recording, Writing, and Enacting Empire: Officeholders as Agents of Empire in the Middle and Later Byzantine Periods
11:45-12:30 p.m. Annabel WHARTON, Imperial Peripheries and Holy Sepulchres
12:30-2:15 Lunch

“COMPARATIVE CONTEXTS”
2:15-3:00 Cemal KAFADAR, The Long and Winding Road to Empire: The Sublime State from the Late Fourteenth to the Mid-Sixteenth Century
3:00-3:45 Michael PUETT, Comparative Reflections on Empires in Chinese Late Antiquity
3:45-4:15 Coffee

Concluding paper
4:15-5:00 Paul MAGDALINO, Rethinking Theocracy
5:00-6:00 Commentator: Maya JASANOFF

INFO:
http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-byzantine-symposium-rethinking-empire/event-summary-976e6292b03d44e7a399d8d70aed1abd.aspx

Registration Fees:
http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-byzantine-symposium-rethinking-empire/fees-976e6292b03d44e7a399d8d70aed1abd.aspx

CONTACT:
events@doaks.org

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[7]. CONFERENCE: “FROM THE HUMAN BODY TO THE UNIVERSE… SPATIALITIES OF BYZANTINE CULTURE” (UPPSALA, 18-21.05.2017)

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From the Human Body to the Universe… Spatialities of Byzantine Culture
Uppsala University, 18-21 May 2017

Provisional Program
Thursday, May 18, 2017 (17:00-20:00)
Welcome
Opening lecture:
J. Koder (Vienna), Space and Identity – Byzantine Conceptions of Geographic Belonging
Visit to the Anatomical Theatre: M.Veikou,
The Panopticon–planning this conference
Reception

Friday, May 19, 2017 (09:00-13:00, 15:00-19:00)

Session 1: The (most) Private Space: the body as topos

Ch. Messis (Paris), Crime et chatiment a’ Byzance: le corps humain comme espace public
T. Labuk (Katowice), Obesity as the Space of Savagery in the Middle Byzantine Literature
A. Drandaki (Athens), Embodiments of beauty, impediments to virtue: the materiality of the female body in the fourth to eighth centuries
M. Veikou (Uppsala), Body-space and identity in Byzantine hagiography: a (re)located negotiation

Session 2: Natural Spaces: Byzantine environments

A. Izdebski (Krakow), Space as historical actor in Byzantium
A. Goldwyn (Fargo), Byzantine Ecocriticism and the Spatial Turn: The Eco-Ethical Implications of Gendered Nature in the Medieval Greek Romance

Session 3: Experienced Spaces: human bodies within the natural environment

J. Vroom (Leiden), A Byzantine Space Oddity: The Cultural Geography of Cuisine in the Eastern Mediterranean (600-1500)
K. Durak (Istanbul), Spices and the Geography of the Exotic in Byzantine Imagination
V. Manolopoulou (Newcastle), An Invicible wall: the Theotokos as a topos in the troparia of the lite
D. Brooks Hedstrom (Wittenberg), The Materiality of Monasticism: The Natural, Cultural, and Anthropogenic Landscape of Byzantine Egypt
Ε. Mitsiou (Vienna), The defensive character of monastic space: a topological analysis
P. Soustal (Vienna), Haliakmon – Bistrica – Ince Kara Su. The main river of Southwestern Macedonia and its surrounding country.

Session 4: Anthropogenic Spaces: Byzantine landscapes

M. Decker (Tampa), What is a Byzantine landscape?
N. Kardulias (Wooster), Adapting to the Cypriot Landscape: A Study of Medieval Occupation of the Malloura Valley
K. Moustakas (Rethymno), Byzantine Notions of the Balkans
A. Kuelzer (Vienna), Ephesus and its Hinterland: Reconstructing the Past in a changing Landscape
B. Boehlendorf-Arslan (Mainz), The Concept of the Spatial Use of Landscapes in the Byzantine Troad
M. Popovic (Vienna), Landscapes, Settlements and Historical Geography – a Case Study on Byzantine Macedonia
L. Zavagno (Ankara), Urban Bodies And Space-Models In The Early Medieval Eastern Mediterranean (ca. 650 – ca. 800 CE)

Saturday, May 20, 2017 (09:00-13:00, 15:00-19:00)

Session 5: Empowered Spaces: Byzantine territories

A. Dunn (Birmingham), Topographies of Byzantine military and socio-economic control in the European Themata of the eighth to twelfth centuries
A. Kioussopoulou (Rethymno), L’inscription du pouvoir imperial dans l’espace urbain: Constantinople pendant l’epoque des Paleologues
J. Preiser-Kapeller (Vienna), Kinetic Byzantium: space, mobility and imperial practices
S. Gelichi (Venice), The other than self. Byzantium and the Venetian identity
A. Beihammer (Notre Dame), Spatial Concepts of Frontier Zones in Byzantine-Turkish Anatolia
R. Shliakhtin (Istanbul), The Relocation of Persia: Case Study on Evolution of the Imagined Space in Komnenian Rhetoric

Session 6: Performed Spaces: the spatiality of cultural practices

S. Constantinou (Nicosia), Gesture Space: Spacing Sign Language in Hagiographical Narratives
D. Tronca (Bologna), From the Musical Microcosm of the Human Body to Universal Harmony: Perspectives on Dancing in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
M. Mullett (Belfast), Tents in space, space in tents
A.-M. Yasin (Los Angeles), “This is the Gate of the Lord”: Citationality and Late Antique Passageways
L. Theis (Vienna), Space controlled by light
N. Chichinadze (Tbilisi), Icons and Spaces: Icons as space markers

Session 7: Imaginary Spaces: Byzantine story worlds

B. Caseau (Paris), The road to Paradise: imaginary spaces in the apocryphal literature
P. Cesaretti – B. Hamarneh (Bergamo), Spaces within, spaces beyond: Reassessing the Lives of the Holy Fools Symon and Andreas (BHG 1677, 155z)
D. Krueger (Greensboro), Body and Cell: Confining and Dissolving the Monastic Subject in Niketas Stethatos’s Life of Symeon the New Theologian
L. James (Falmer), Imaginary Spaces: “Good Stories” of Art
V. Foskolou (Rethymno), Spatializing Time: Narrative in monumental painting of Middle and Late Byzantine period
Y. Erdihan (Istanbul), Between Frame And Image: Semantic Functions Of Pictorial Space In Byzantine Art
S. Smith (New York), Aging Scribes, Dedicatory Epigrams, and the Spatiality of the Manuscript Page

Sunday, May 21, 2017 (10:00-13:00, 15:00-18:00)

Session 8: Representations of Byzantine Spaces, now and then

D. Westberg (Uppsala), <Title to be announced>
R. Franses (Beirut), The Deleuzian Spatiality of Landscape in Byzantine Art
J. Mantova (Moscow), Space Representation in Mid-Byzantine Vitae of Ss. Gregentios (BHG 705) and Nikon Ho Metanoite (BHG 1366-67)
I. Anagnostakis – M. Leontsini (Athens), The partitioned space of the Byzantine Peloponnese: from History to political and mythical exploitation
E. Soederblom-Saarela (Linkoeping), Traces of Byzantine spaces on a French boy’s body: Partonopeu de Blois and representations of Byzantium
T. Arentzen (Oslo), Liturgy in Narrative Spaces
U. Holmsgaard Eriksen (Uppsala), Spatializing the biblical narratives in Byzantium

Plenary Session: Conclusions
M. Cassidy-Welch (Clayton) Response
Discussion

For more information, registration and contacts, please visit the following website: https://www.byzantinespace.net/

B. PUBBLICAZIONI

[1]. “PAREKBOLAI” 6 (2016)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

PAREKBOLAI
AN ELECTRONIC JOURNAL FOR BYZANTINE LITERATURE
Vol. 6 (2016)
ISSN: 2241-0228
http://ejournals.lib.auth.gr/parekbolai

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Abbreviations, p. i-iv. — ARTICLES: W. SEIBT, “The Use of Monograms on Byzantine Seals in the Early Middle-Ages (6th to 9th Centuries)”, p. 1-14. — S. VALENTE, “Zu einigen Recentiores der Epitome physica von Nikephoros Blemmydes”, p. 15-38. — I. POLEMES, “Philologikes paratereseis se keimena tou autokratora Ioulianou”, p. 39-42. — D. NIKOU, “Encomium to the Monastic Life: An Unedited Poem of Alexios Makrembolites”, p. 43-56. — A.-K. WASSILIOU-SEIBT, “Der ausgesprochene Verzicht auf Heiligenbilder in verifizierten byzantinischen Siegelinschriften”, p. 57-78. — B. DASKAS, “Nikolaos Mesarites, Description of the Church of the Holy Apostles at Constantinople. New Critical Perspectives”, p. 79-102. — N. NEWMAN, “Classical Imagery and the Joy of the Resurrection. Arsenios’ Stichoi on the Sunday of the Resurrection”, p. 103-118. — I. PARASKEVOPOULOU, “Ho kanonas tou Maximou Planoude ston hagio Demetrio, p. 119-130. — Th. ANTONOPOULOU, “John of Karpathos and the Florilegium On the Holy Communion”, p. 131-144.

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[2]. “REVUE DES ETUDES BYZANTINES” 74 (2016)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

“REVUE DES ETUDES BYZANTINES” 74 (2016)
ISSN: 0766-5598
Institut francais d’etudes byzantines – Peeters

TABLE DES MATIERES:

I. — ARTICLES: Antonio RIGO, Il Prooemium contra Barlaamum et Acindynum di Giovanni Cantacuzeno e le sue fonti, p. 5. — Pietro PODOLAK et Anna ZAGO, Ugo Eteriano e la controversia cristologica del 1166: edizione dell’opuscolo “De minoritate”. Appendice: edizione della lettera ad Alessio, p. 77. — Marco FANELLI, Un’omelia inedita del patriarca Callisto I e l’uso dei testi conciliari foziani nella disputa contro i Latini alla meta’ del 14. secolo, p. 171. — Matthieu CASSIN, Paul GEHIN, Une collection de chapitres ascetiques tires de l’oeuvre d’Ephrem, avec une annexe sur les Chapitres tires des Lettres de Barsanuphe et Jean de Gaza, p. 223. — Florin CURTA, Burials in Prehistoric Mounds: Reconnecting with the Past in Early Medieval Greece, p. 269. — Jean-Claude CHEYNET, Esra ERDOGAN, Vivien PRIGENT, Sceaux des musees de la Turquie orientale: Karaman, Nevsehir, Malatya, Maras, p. 287. — Brigitte PITARAKIS, Le bain des femmes et la sante’ dans l’antiquite’ tardive. A’ propos de la situle en alliage cuivreux du musee Rezan Has a’ Istanbul, p. 327. — Nicholas MELVANI, The duplication of the double monastery of Christ Philanthropos in Constantinople, p. 361. — Albert FAILLER, A’ propos du Traite’ des offices du Pseudo-Kodinos, p. 385.

II. – BIBLIOGRAPHIE, p. 465

III. – IN MEMORIAM:
Gilbert Dagron (Cecile MORRISSON), p. 493. — Daniel Stiernon (Albert FAILLER), p. 509.

RESUMES D’AUTEURS, p. 523 — TABLE DES MATIERES, p. 529. — SIGLES ET ABREVIATIONS, p. III.

INFO:
https://ifeb.academia.edu/reb

C. NOTIZIE

[1]. SUMMER PROGRAM IN COINS AND SEALS AT DUMBARTON OAKS (03-28.07.2017; APPLICATION DEADLINE: 20.02.2017)

Da: Vera von Falkenhausen (verafalk@libero.it)

Coins and seals offer priceless insight into the historical geography, prosopography, paleography, art history, theology, and economic, institutional, and administrative history of the Byzantine world. Dumbarton Oaks’ collections of twelve thousand coins and seventeen thousand lead seals form the finest, largest, and most comprehensive specialized assemblages in the world.

For nearly two decades, the Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program has provided opportunities for students to have access to these unparalleled collections. Dumbarton Oaks will offer the summer program again this summer, from July 3 to 28, 2017, under the direction of Dr. Eurydice Georganteli (History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University) and Dr. Jonathan Shea (Dumbarton Oaks and George Washington University).

Admission Requirements
Applications from doctoral students in any area of Byzantine studies, junior faculty members teaching at least one course in Byzantine studies at a college or university, or junior curators with responsibility for Byzantine objects will be given highest priority. Other complete applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis if space is available.
Acceptance is contingent on verification of the applicants’ status as doctoral student, junior faculty, or junior curator. Two years of college-level Classical Greek (or its equivalent) is required for participation in the program and reading knowledge of French and German is highly desirable.

Accommodation and Expenses
Successful applicants receive a grant package, which includes accommodation (except for anyone already living in the greater Washington area), lunch on weekdays in the Refectory, and a library reader’s pass for the duration of the course. There is no fee for participation in the program, but participants are responsible for their own transportation costs.

Program Description
The program will include seminars, afternoon work on research reports, and opportunities to view items from the Dumbarton Oaks collections.
Seminars will introduce the basics of the disciplines of numismatics and sigillography, including bibliography and the use of coins and seals as evidence for Byzantine political, economic, and art history. Students will be instructed how to read and date Byzantine coins and seals and write a catalogue entry. A variety of special topics will also be examined. In previous programs, such topics have included photography of seals and coins, digital imaging, epigraphic fonts, construction of maps, construction of databases, use of Photoshop, and electronic programs for statistical analysis.
Participants will also work on and present an original piece of research based on numismatic and/or sigillographic material, which they will coordinate with the program faculty.

Application Process
Applicants must send a letter by February 20, 2017, to Professor Elena Boeck, Director of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks:
1703 32nd St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
byzantine@doaks.org

In the letter, applicants must describe their academic background and why numismatics and sigillography are important for their goals. Applicants should also outline any potential topics that they could pursue as their research projects.
All applicants should include a curriculum vitae, and doctoral candidates should arrange for the sending of a transcript of their graduate school record. Two letters of recommendation should be sent separately. Candidates are strongly encouraged to provide one letter from a faculty member who has instructed the candidate in an area of Byzantine studies and/or is familiar with their progress in Greek.
Selection criteria will include (but not be limited to) a demonstrated need for the seminar and the candidates’ present and future research projects. For further information, write to Seh-Hee Koh, coordinator in Byzantine Studies, at byzantine@doaks.org.

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[2]. INTERNATIONAL ITINERANT PALEOGRAPHIC SCHOOL (14-28.05.2017): CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (DEADLINE: 10.03.2017)

Da: Vera von Falkenhausen (verafalk@libero.it)

INTERNATIONAL ITINERANT PALEOGRAPHIC SCHOOL
Bari/Florence May 14th – 20th, 2017
Rome/Naples May 21st – 28th, 2017

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 30 SCHOLARSHIPS

THE PROJECT

PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres – Research University Paris), the Ecole Francaise of Rome, the CeSor (Centre d’etudes en sciences sociales du religieux) and the University Aldo Moro of Bari (Italy) fund the first edition of the IIPS-International Itinerant Paleographic School. The action (which will be supported by the College de France, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales of Paris, the Ecole Nationale des Chartes, the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, the University of Rome Sapienza and the University of Cassino) will consist of a one-week training session.

Trainees will be divided into two groups:

Group 1: Bari/Florence – May 14th to 20th
and
Group 2: Rome/Naples May 21rst to 28th

The program, open to thirty fellows (two groups of fifteen each), will focus on ancient and medieval books, inscriptions and documents and will consist of seminars, conferences and guided visits of libraries (Vallicelliana and Corsiniana of Rome, Vittorio Emanuele III of Naples, Medicea Laurenziana of Florence), research institutes (Istituto papirologico G. Vitelli of Florence, Officina dei Papiri “Marcello Gigante” of Naples, Istituto di patologia del libro of Rome), archives (archive of the Cattedrale of Bari) and archeological sites (Roman Forum, Pompeii and Herculaneum). The IIPS will be a transdisciplinary and comparative action focused on written materials produced in the Mediterranean area from Antiquity to Middle Ages (Greek, Latin, Arabic, and Hebrew papyri, ostraca, rolls, codices and inscriptions). It aims at offering (a) a unique and international training opportunity, thanks to the collaboration of fifteen researchers gathered from thirteen universities and research institutes from different countries; (b) an exclusive and direct access to original documents and research materials and (c) a chance to share experiences with experts in all the fields related to the study, restoration and valorization of written heritage.

Special emphasis will be given to archiving and cataloguing techniques used in different areas and periods and to the creation and developing of collections, the general dynamics of loss and preservation of written heritage.

SESSION 1 (Rome-Naples)

Rome
a) a two-day meeting at the Sapienza Universita’ di Roma
b) a visit to the Vallicelliana library (conducted by Filippo Ronconi and Daniele Bianconi) and one of the library of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Corsiniana), conducted by Filippo Ronconi and Paolo Fioretti
c) a visit to the Istituto di Patologia del Libro
d) visits to the Trajan column, church of Santa Maria Antiqua in the Roman Forum and Raffaello’s frescos at the Villa Farnesina

Naples
a) a visit to the Vittorio Emanuele III Library and the Officina dei Papiri “Marcello Gigante” on Byzantine manuscripts and Herculaneum papyri (conducted by Filippo Ronconi and Gianluca Del Mastro)
b) a visit to the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

SESSION 2 (Bari-Florence)

Bari
a) a two-day meeting at the Universita’ Aldo Moro
b) a visit to the Byzantine Bari
c) a visit to the Museo Capitolare of the Cathedral of Bari (conducted by Filippo Ronconi and Paolo Fioretti)
d) a visit to the Archivio Capitolare of the Cathedral of Bari (conducted by Filippo Ronconi and Paolo Fioretti)

Florence
a) a visit to the Istituto papirologico Girolamo Vitelli
b) a visit to the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (conducted by Rosario Pintaudi, Lucio Del Corso and Filippo Ronconi)

INFO:
https://ehess.academia.edu/FilippoRonconi
https://www.academia.edu/31405560/APPEL_A_CANDIDATURES_POUR_30_BOURSES_DETUDES
https://www.academia.edu/31405492/INTERNATIONAL_ITINERANT_PALEOGRAPHIC_SCHOOL_CALL_FOR_APPLICATIONS_FOR_30_SCHOLARSHIPS

Pour toute information supplementaire: ronconi@ehess.fr

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[3]. JOB OPENING: POSTDOCTORAL FULL-TIME RESEARCH POSITION, AUSTRIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (DEADLINE: 31.03.2017)

Da: Santo Luca’ (santo.luca@teletu.it)

Postdoctoral full‐time (40h/week) research position at the project “Byzantine Poetry in the ‘Long’ Twelfth Century (1081‐1204)”:
http://www.oeaw.ac.at/imafo/die‐abteilungen/byzanzforschung/language‐text‐script/diplomatiktexteditionen/byzantine‐poetry‐1081‐1204/

Duration: 12 months, with a possible renewal for an additional 13 months
Begin: September 1st, 2017

Job location: Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Medieval Research, Division of Byzantine Research, Vienna, Austria:
http://www.oeaw.ac.at/imafo/die‐abteilungen/byzanzforschung/

Description of subject area: The project “Byzantine Poetry in the ‘Long’ Twelfth Century (1081‐1204): Texts and Contexts”, directed by PD Dr. Andreas Rhoby and funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF (Project P 28959), aims to investigate the poetry of the times of the Komnenoi and Angeloi in conjunction with its various contextual areas of production and delivery (court, classroom, theatre, church etc.) and on the basis of heterogeneous discursive forms and genres (e.g., epic, satiric, didactic, occasional and epistolary poetry). In addition, it focuses on the examination of various aspects associated with twelfth‐century poetry (e.g. patronage, authorship, circulation and mobility of texts, education system, and performance) and will describe its prominent place in the literary production and socio‐cultural context of the Komnenian period and beyond.

Duties: The position involves independent research, i.e. the production of one substantial article on (one of) the abovementioned subjects in a peer‐reviewed journal and the completion of a first draft of the edition of a long hitherto unedited or inadequately edited poem of the period. Moreover, the position includes the participation in the academic and organizational preparation of a three‐days conference on Byzantine poetry in the ‘long’ twelfth century in June 2018. In this context, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the preparation of the publication of the proceedings of the conference.

Payment: according to FWF’s standard personnel costs and salaries list for postdocs (gross salaries!):
https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research‐funding/personnel‐costs/

The successful candidate will have

1. a PhD in Byzantine Studies with specific focus on Byzantine literature (preferably poetry)
2. excellent knowledge of Ancient and Byzantine Greek
3. editorial skills (and experience in editing Byzantine texts) including an excellent knowledge of Greek palaeography
4. a very good knowledge of Byzantine literary, political and cultural history, especially of the period 1081‐1204
5. a substantial record of publications
6. excellent knowledge of English (and preferably a working knowledge of German)

Application procedure: Applications must include a cover letter (max. 2 pages) describing the applicant’s qualifications, his/her interest in the subject (including suggestions for the research to be undertaken within the framework of the project) and the additional expertise he/she expects to bring for the further development of the project. Also required are a CV (max. 2 pages; in list form, not as a narrative) and a complete list of publications. These documents are to be sent to andreas.rhoby@oeaw.ac.at. In addition, two letters of reference should be sent directly by the referees to andreas.rhoby@oeaw.ac.at.

Deadline of application: March 31st, 2017 (letters of reference must be received by this deadline as well).

Candidates will be notified about the outcome of their application by the end of April 2017.

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[4.] THREE OR MORE DOCTORAL STUDENTSHIPS IN LANGUAGES AT GOTEBORG UNIVERSITY

Da: Barbara Crostini (crostini.barbara@gmail.com)

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years
Extent: 100 per cent
Location: Department of Languages and Literatures, Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2017-09-01
Reference number: UR 2016/1255

The Department of Languages and Literatures is the Faculty of Arts’ largest department with 13 different language subjects, around 140 staff members, a student volume of around 1200 full-time equivalents and a yearly turnover of about SEK 140 million. The Department’s research concerns the languages of the world and their literature from a broad contextualisation and a wide spectrum of theoretical foundations and specific applications.
The Department offers third-cycle education in nine subject areas: African languages, Arabic, English, Ancient Greek, Japanese, Latin, Romance languages, Slavic languages and German. More information is available at http://sprak.gu.se/utbildning/forskarniva. The advertised positions concern all of these subject areas. Applicants must indicate in their application which subject area they are interested in.

Job assignments

The doctoral students will engage in third-cycle education in accordance with the general syllabus for the respective subject areas they are admitted to (see http://sprak.gu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/studieplaner/). They will be expected to formulate and carry out a thesis project and complete the coursework prescribed in said syllabi. The education will be documented in an individual study plan established at the beginning of the programme. The doctoral students will participate actively in the Department’s research environment.
The advertised positions are for the following subject areas: African languages, Arabic, English, Ancient Greek, Japanese, Latin, Romance languages (primarily French and Spanish), Slavic languages and German. As none of the advertised positions are reserved for a specific subject area, all applicants compete with each other on equal terms regardless of specialisation.
The advertised positions are limited in duration to 4 years and are carried out on a full-time basis unless there are acceptable reasons to the contrary (minimum half time). The positions may include departmental duties (such as teaching) corresponding to up to 20 per cent of a full-time post over the course of study. If such tasks are required, the duration of the respective appointment will be extended accordingly.

Eligibility

The advertised positions are intended for individuals who are not already enrolled in a PhD programme. To be eligible for the positions, an applicant must meet both general and specific entry requirements. An applicant meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if he/she (1) has obtained a second-cycle (Master’s) degree, (2) has completed at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 must be at the second-cycle level or (3) has acquired largely equivalent knowledge in other ways, in Sweden or abroad.
To be considered for the advertised positions, an applicant must meet both the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies in Sweden and the specific entry requirements according to the applicable programme syllabus. An applicant’s qualifications must be clearly identified in the application. Moreover, applicants are required to be proficient in both English and other languages of relevance in relation to the chosen project. The general programme syllabi are available at http://sprak.gu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/studieplaner/. The entry requirements must be fulfilled on the closing date.

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80. Only individuals admitted to third-cycle studies may be considered for such positions. Applicants will primarily be assessed based on their estimated ability to benefit from the respective study programme. Besides the responsibility to engage in third-cycle studies, the holders of the advertised positions may be required to carry out teaching, research and administrative assignments in accordance with special provisions in the ordinance.
In order to be considered for a doctoral studentship, an applicant must be admitted to a PhD programme. The applicant must have a strong ability to complete such education; that is, to autonomously and under the supervision of a supervisor carry out own research. The qualified applicants will be ranked based on their estimated ability to complete and benefit from the respective programmes.
In the assessment of applicants, particular attention will be given to (1) their ability to autonomously complete and benefit from the respective programmes, (2) the quality of the submitted essays/thesis projects and the plan for the thesis project and (3) the availability of appropriate supervisory competence. Admission to a PhD programme is administered in parallel to the appointment process.

Additional information

An information meeting regarding the advertised doctoral studentships will be held 26 January 2017 at 1-2pm in the Department staffroom, fourth floor, hallway F, at the Faculty of Arts (Humanisten). A presentation of doctoral studies at our Department will be given at the meeting, and there will also be an opportunity to ask questions.
For more information about the research at the Department, go to http://sprak.gu.se/forskning. For information about doctoral education at the Department, go to http://sprak.gu.se/utbildning/forskarniva.

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[5]. TWO DOCTORAL STUDENTSHIPS IN ARABIC AND/OR ANCIENT GREEK AT GOTHENBURG UNIVERSITY

Da: Barbara Crostini (crostini.barbara@gmail.com)

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years
Extent: 100 per cent
Location: Department of Languages and Literatures, Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2017-09-01
Reference number: UR 2016/1254

The Department of Languages and Literatures is the Faculty of Arts’ largest department with 13 different language subjects, around 140 staff members, a student volume of around 1200 full-time equivalents and a yearly turnover of about SEK 140 million. The Department’s research concerns the languages of the world and their literature from a broad contextualisation and a wide spectrum of theoretical foundations and specific applications.
The Department offers third-cycle education in nine subject areas: African languages, Arabic, English, Ancient Greek, Japanese, Latin, Romance languages, Slavic languages and German. More information is available at http://sprak.gu.se/utbildning/forskarniva. The advertised positions concern the subject areas Arabic and Ancient Greek. Applicants must indicate in their application which subject area they are interested in.

Job assignments

The doctoral students will engage in third-cycle education in accordance with the general syllabus for the respective subject areas they are admitted to (see http://sprak.gu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/studieplaner/). They will be expected to formulate and carry out a thesis project and complete the coursework prescribed in said syllabi. The education will be documented in an individual study plan established at the beginning of the programme. The doctoral students will participate actively in the Department’s research environment.
The advertised positions are for the subject areas Arabic and Ancient Greek. As for Arabic, the studies will focus on the Arabic language and/or literature and the plan for the thesis project must have a similar emphasis. As for Ancient Greek, the studies will include the Byzantine period.
The advertised positions are limited in duration to 4 years and are carried out on a full-time basis unless there are acceptable reasons to the contrary (minimum half time). The positions may include departmental duties (such as teaching) corresponding to up to 20 per cent of a full-time post over the course of study. If such tasks are required, the duration of the respective appointment will be extended accordingly.

Eligibility

The doctoral students will engage in third-cycle education in accordance with the general syllabus for the respective subject areas they are admitted to (see http://sprak.gu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/studieplaner/). They will be expected to formulate and carry out a thesis project and complete the coursework prescribed in said syllabi. The education will be documented in an individual study plan established at the beginning of the programme. The doctoral students will participate actively in the Department’s research environment.
The advertised positions are for the subject areas Arabic and Ancient Greek. As for Arabic, the studies will focus on the Arabic language and/or literature and the plan for the thesis project must have a similar emphasis. As for Ancient Greek, the studies will include the Byzantine period.
The advertised positions are limited in duration to 4 years and are carried out on a full-time basis unless there are acceptable reasons to the contrary (minimum half time). The positions may include departmental duties (such as teaching) corresponding to up to 20 per cent of a full-time post over the course of study. If such tasks are required, the duration of the respective appointment will be extended accordingly.

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80. Only individuals admitted to third-cycle studies may be considered for such positions. Applicants will primarily be assessed based on their estimated ability to benefit from the respective study programme. Besides the responsibility to engage in third-cycle studies, the holders of the advertised positions may be required to carry out teaching, research and administrative assignments in accordance with special provisions in the ordinance.
In order to be considered for a doctoral studentship, an applicant must be admitted to a PhD programme. The applicant must have a strong ability to complete such education; that is, to autonomously and under the supervision of a student supervisor carry out own research. The qualified applicants will be ranked based on their estimated ability to complete and benefit from the respective programmes.
In the assessment of applicants, particular attention will be given to (1) their ability to autonomously complete and benefit from the respective programmes, (2) the quality of the submitted essays/thesis projects and the plan for the thesis project and (3) the availability of appropriate supervisory competence. Admission to a PhD programme is administered in parallel to the appointment process.

Additional information

An information meeting regarding the advertised doctoral studentships will be held 26 January 2017 at 1-2pm in the Department staffroom, fourth floor, hallway F, at the Faculty of Arts (Humanisten). A presentation of doctoral studies at our Department will be given at the meeting, and there will also be an opportunity to ask questions.
For more information about the research at the Department, go to http://sprak.gu.se/forskning. For information about doctoral education at the Department, go to http://sprak.gu.se/utbildning/forskarniva

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