AISB Newsletter – Marzo 2017

SOMMARIO:

A. EVENTI

1. CONFERENCE: “UNDERSTANDING INDIVIDUALITY AND DEPICTING INDIVIDUALS IN NINTH CENTURY BYZANTIUM” (VIENNA, 01-03.03.2017)

2. LECTURE: FRANCESCA DELL’ACQUA, “THE NORMANS IN SOUTHERN ITALY. WHAT THE SALERNO IVORIES TELL” (BIRMINGHAM, 07.03.2017)

3. “INCONTRI PAPIROLOGICI 2017” (FIRENZE, 07.03-23.05.2017)

4. 38TH CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF MEDIEVAL ART HISTORIANS (ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO, 17-18.03.2017)

5. SITZUNG DER AG SPAETANTIKE UND FRUEHMITTELALTER AUF DEM 9. DEUTSCHEN ARCHAEOLOGIEKONGRESS ZUM THEMA “UEBER ALLE KANAELE” (MAINZ, 06-07.07.2017): CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 20.03.2017)

6. COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL DE L’ACADEMIE DES INSCRIPTIONS ET BELLES-LETTRES “CONSTANTINOPLE REELLE ET IMAGINAIRE” (PARIS, 22-23.03.2017)

7. INTORNO A UN CODICE – 2017: I ROTOLI LATINI E GRECI DELL’AMBROSIANA (MILANO, 23.03.2017)

8. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BYZANTINE STUDIES (ISTANBUL, 28-29.04.2017): CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 24.03.2017)

9. PRESENTAZIONE DEL VOLUME “COLOFONI ARMENI A CONFRONTO: LE SOTTOSCRIZIONI DEI MANOSCRITTI IN AMBITO ARMENO E NELLE ALTRE TRADIZIONI SCRITTORIE DEL MONDO MEDITERRANEO” (VENEZIA, 30.03.2017)

10. 3RD LIBER INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL (CASSINO – MONTECASSINO, 26-30.06.2017; PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 31.03.2017)

11. CONVEGNO DI STUDI: “MODELLI PER L’UOMO. FORMAZIONE, IMITAZIONE E TRASFORMAZIONE DELLA CULTURA NELLA SOCIETA’ TARDOANTICA” (PALERMO, 31.03-01.04.2017)

12. UNIVERSITA’ DI ROMA “TOR VERGATA”: “CICLO DI SEMINARI SUI MANOSCRITTI DELL’ORIENTE CRISTIANO” (ROMA, 31.03-28.04.2017)

13. PRESENTAZIONE DEL VOLUME DI PADRE BARTOLOMEO DI SALVO “CANTI ECCLESIASTICI DELLA TRADIZIONE ITALO-ALBANESE IN SICILIA” (PIANA DEGLI ALBANESI, PALERMO, 21.04.2017)

14. WORKSHOP: “FROM ORIENS CHRISTIANUS TO THE MUSLIM NEAR EAST: THEOLOGICAL, HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CROSS-POLLINATION IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN OF LATE ANTIQUITY” (BERLIN, 04.12.2017): CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 01.05.2017)

15. CONFERENCE: “THE NORMANS IN THE SOUTH: MEDITERRANEAN MEETINGS IN THE CENTRAL MIDDLE AGES (OXFORD, 30.06-02.07.2017; LAST BOOKING DATE: 31.05.2017)

16. VII COLLOQUIUM “ARS MEDIAEVALIS”: “THE PROFANE WITHIN SACRED MEDIEVAL ART (AGUILAR DE CAMPOO, 29.09-01.10.2017): CALL FOR FREE PAPERS (DEADLINE: 30.06.2017)

17. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: “NARRATING POWER AND AUTHORITY IN LATE ANTIQUITY AND MEDIEVAL HAGIOGRAPHIES FROM EAST TO WEST” (ROME, 15-17.02.2018): CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15.07.2017)

B. PUBBLICAZIONI

1. “AION. DIPARTIMENTO DI STUDI DEL MONDO CLASSICO E DEL MEDITERRANEO ANTICO. SEZIONE FILOLOGICO-LETTERARIA” 38 (2016)

2. “COLOFONI ARMENI A CONFRONTO. ATTI DEL COLLOQUIO INTERNAZIONALE” (2016)

3. “A CATALOGUE OF GREEK MANUSCRIPTS OF MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFORD” (2017)

4. M.L. AGATI, “THE MANUSCRIPT BOOK: A COMPENDIUM OF CODICOLOGY” (2017)

5. CH. STAVRAKOS, “INSCRIPTIONS IN THE BYZANTINE AND POST-BYZANTINE HISTORY AND HISTORY OF ART” (2017)

6. NEW SERIES: “BIBLIOTHEQUE DE L’ORIENT CHRETIEN” (2017)

C. NOTIZIE

1. AUSSCHREIBUNG: ZWEI PROJEKTSTELLEN IN DER SAMMLUNG VON HANDSCHRIFTEN UND ALTEN DRUCKEN DER OESTERREICHISCHEN NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 19.03.2017)

2. INTERNATIONAL CAVAFY SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 (ATHENS, 10-17.07.2017; APPLICATION DEADLINE: 20.03.2017)

3. POSITION FOR A RESEARCHER IN BYZANTINE STUDIES AT UPPSALA UNIVERSITY (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31.03.2017)

4. AUSSCHREIBUNG: ZWEI WISSENSCHAFTLICHE MITARBEITER/MITARBEITERINNEN IN DER ABTEILUNG DIGITAL HUMANITIES (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12.04.2017)

5. ARMENIAN STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15.05.2017)

6. WINTER SCHOOL IN LATIN PALEOGRAPHY AND CODICOLOGY AT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME (ROME, 08-19.01.2018; APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30.05.2017)

7. AMSTERDAM SUMMER SCHOOL ON SYRIAC CHRISTIANITY: PAST AND PRESENT (AMSTERDAM, 22.07-05.08.2017)

8. PRIZE COMPETITION FOR A STUDY/PAPER ON THE HISTORY OF PREVEZA, GREECE (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15.12.2017)

9. DUMBARTON OAKS, WASHINGTON: JOB (ASSOCIATE CURATOR, BYZANTINE COLLECTION)


A. EVENTI

[1]. CONFERENCE: “UNDERSTANDING INDIVIDUALITY AND DEPICTING INDIVIDUALS IN NINTH CENTURY BYZANTIUM” (VIENNA, 01-03.03.2017)

Da: Christophe Erismann (christophe.erismann@univie.ac.at)

UNDERSTANDING INDIVIDUALITY AND DEPICTING INDIVIDUALS IN NINTH CENTURY BYZANTIUM
1-3 March 2017
Venue: Hoersaal (Auditorium), Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Postgasse 7/1/3rd floor, 1010 Vienna

This conference will analyse the Byzantine understanding of individuality and the practice of describing individuals through a great variety of textual sources – logical, philosophical, theological, rhetorical and hagiographical – and through works of art, icons, coins, and manuscripts. This will allow us to compare theoretical approaches to the question of the practice of depiction and will help to answer the following questions: What is described or represented when one identifies an individual as this individual – i.e. as distinct from other members of the species? What constitutes Paul, not only as an individual, but also as this individual? How can we distinguish Paul from Peter or Jacob, given the fact that essentially all three are men? The sources indicate that an individual was understood as constituted by a set of properties. Physical properties – size, hair colour, body shape, scars etc. – are indeed the most obvious candidates, but can we add other characteristics to the portrait? What about moral qualities, relations (being the son or the sister of someone, for example), actions or deeds, profession, language, the possession of distinctive objects? What is the function of a proper name? Is individuality always an accidental phenomenon – in the sense of being the result of the combination of only accidental properties and not of essential properties – or is personal identity grounded in something stronger? Do essential properties also play a role?

The conference is organised by Christophe Erismann (University of Vienna) with financial support from the ERC project Reassessing Ninth Century Philosophy. A Synchronic Approach to the Logical Traditions (9 SALT), funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (CoG. No. 648298).

PROGRAMM

Wednesday, March 1

18.15-20.15
Lioba THEIS (University of Vienna): Welcoming Address

Keynote Speech
Henry MAGUIRE (Johns Hopkins University): Essence and Accident in Byzantine Portraiture
Reception

Thursday, March 2

SESSION 1
Late Ancient Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on Individuality

Chair: Charles BARBER (Princeton University)
George KARAMANOLIS (University of Vienna): On Late Ancient Philosophical Views on Individuality
Johannes ZACHHUBER (University of Oxford): Patristic Theological Views on Individuality

Coffee break 11.00-11.30

Dionysios SKLIRIS (University of Athens): The Question of the Individuality of Christ in Maximus the Confessor and its Consequences for Anthropology

Lunch 12.30-14.30 for invited guests

SESSION 2
Ninth Century Approaches to Individuality

14.30-16.30
Chair: Johannes ZACHHUBER (University of Oxford)
Byron MacDOUGALL (University of Vienna): Individuality and Rhetorical Style
Christophe ERISMANN (University of Vienna): The Logical Constitution of Individuals

Coffee break 16.30-17.00

17.00-18.00
Dirk KRAUSMUELLER (University of Vienna): Social Pressure and Self-Determination: Patriarch Methodios on the Conditioning Power of Signs
Conference dinner 19.30 for invited guests

Friday, March 3

SESSION 3
Depicting Individuals in Ninth Century Byzantium

09.00-11.00
Chair: Henry MAGUIRE (Johns Hopkins University)
Maria EVANGELATOU (University of California, Santa Cruz): Personhood and World Order: Insights from Ninth-Century Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts
Katherine MARSENGILL: Observations on Ninth-Century Byzantine Portraiture

Coffee break 11.00-11.30

11.30-12.30
Charles BARBER (Princeton University): The Invisible Individual
Lunch 12.30-14.30 for invited guests

SESSION 4
Describing Individuals

14.30-16.30
Chair: Andreas RHOBY (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Piotr GROTOWSKI (University of Cracow): Ecclesiastical Saints in Byzantine Art – Veritable or Imaginative Portraiture?
Stephanos EFTHYMIADIS (Open University of Cyprus): Describing an Individual Saint in Hagiographical Texts

Coffee break 16.30-17.00

Elvira WAKELNIG (University of Vienna): The Byzantine Influence on Arabic Literary and Visual Depictions
Conference dinner 19.30 for invited guests

Contact
Christophe Erismann
christophe.erismann@univie.ac.at
Sophie Gruber
sophie.gruber@univie.ac.at

————————————————————————————————————-

[2]. LECTURE: FRANCESCA DELL’ACQUA, “THE NORMANS IN SOUTHERN ITALY. WHAT THE SALERNO IVORIES TELL” (BIRMINGHAM, 07.03.2017)

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

Francesca Dell’Acqua

“The Normans in southern Italy. What the Salerno Ivories tell”

Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA) seminar series
Tuesday 7 March 2017, h 17.15, Arts Lecture Room 8, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

Dr. Francesca Dell’Acqua

Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow – Project ICONOPHILIA (2015–17)
Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies
School of History and Cultures
College of Arts and Law
Arts Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT – United Kingdom

email: F.DellAcqua@bham.ac.uk
web page: birmingham.ac.uk/francescadellacqua
office: (0044) 0121 41 49 186

————————————————————————————————————-

[3]. “INCONTRI PAPIROLOGICI 2017” (FIRENZE, 07.03-23.05.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia — Istituto Papirologico “Girolamo Vitelli”

“INCONTRI PAPIROLOGICI 2017”
(marzo-maggio 2017)
Ciclo di Conferenze

– martedi’ 7 marzo 2017, ore 11.00
“Nuovi versi e nuove integrazioni per il Georgos di Menandro: un papiro inedito della collezione di Lipsia”
Daniela COLOMO (University of Oxford)

– martedi’ 21 marzo 2017, ore 11.00
“Essere greco in un villaggio dell’Egitto ellenistico”
Cornelia E. ROEMER (DAI, Il Cairo)

– giovedi’ 27 aprile 2017, ore 15.00
“An unusual Christian letter of recommendation on papyrus and its non-Egyptian provenance”
Anastasia MARAVELA (University of Oslo)

– martedi’ 9 maggio 2017, ore 11.00
“Copie a confronto: il lavoro dell’autore (e dello scriba) in due papiri filodemei”
Gianluca DEL MASTRO (Universita’ di Napoli “Federico II”)

– martedi’ 23 maggio 2017, ore 11.00
“Les archives grecques et coptes du monastere de Baouit”
Alain DELATTRE (Universite’ libre de Bruxelles)

Sede delle conferenze:
Istituto Papirologico “G. Vitelli”
Borgo degli Albizi 12, Firenze
(www.istitutopapirologico.unifi.it)

INFO:
Francesca Maltomini (tel. 055-2757766; francesca.maltomini@unifi.it)

————————————————————————————————————-

[4]. 38TH CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF MEDIEVAL ART HISTORIANS (ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO, 17-18.03.2017)

Da: Giovanni Gasbarri (giogasbarri@gmail.com)

CCMAH 2017
The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies of Brock University presents:
30th Canadian Conference of Medieval Art Historians

Marilyn. I Walker School for Performing and Fine Arts
Brock University, Downtown Campus.
All sessions will be held in room 156 in the Marilyn Walker complex (MW156).

PROGRAMME:

17 March: PRESENTATION SCHEDULE

8:00am-8:30am: Registration: MIWSFPA Lobby (Coffee Service)
8:30am-8:45am Welcome, Carol Merriam, Dean of Humanities, Brock University
8:45am-9:00am Introduction, Candice Bogdanski, Conference Organizer

9:00am-10:30am Romanesque and Gothic Europe
Session Chair: Candice Bogdanski
Sasha Gorjeltchan, “A Matter of Taste: Architecture, Style, and Monastic Identity in Twelfth-Century Angers”
Lindsey Williams, “Multi-Cultural Identity of Medieval Sicily: William II’s Complex at Monreale”
Zinaida Uzdenskaya, “Political Use of a Martyr: Thomas Becket and the Hauteville Dynasty”
Gerald B. Guest, “Theorizing the Agency of Objects: The Example of Suger and the Saint-Denis Treasury”

10:30am-10:45am Coffee Break

10:45am-12:00pm Byzantine Art and Architecture
Session Chair: Ernesto Virgulti
Giovanni Gasbarri, “The Motif of Idol Destruction in Byzantine Art: The Menologion of Basil II (Vat. Gr. 1613)”
Linda Safran, “The Diagrammatic Mode in Byzantine Art”
Braden Scott, “Mediating Desire: An Air of the Erotic in Byzantine Classicism”
12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch Break

1:30pm-3:00pm Medieval Treasuries and Metalwork
Session Chair: Andre’ Basson
Claire Jensen, “The Reliquary Column of the Flagellation: A Case for Narrative Reliquaries”
Laura Hutchingame, “Curating Memory: The Procuratori and the 1325 Treasury Inventory of San Marco”
Lindsay Corbett, “Holy Man, Holy Matter: Episcopal Privilege and the Hildesheim Portable Altar”
Anthony Portulese, “Otto III’s Material Language: A Consideration of the Liuthar Gospels’ Exteriority in Ottonian Liturgy and Ideology”

3:00pm-3:15pm Coffee Break

3:15pm-4:45pm Post-Medieval Histories
Session Chair: Andrew McDonald
Anna-Maria Moubayed, “French Romanesque Sculptures of Eve in the Digital Humanities Age”
Jill Caskey, “The Inventories of San Nicola in Bari: Prolegomena to the Digital Treasury”
John McQuillen, “From Mainz to Manhattan: The Visual History of the Morgan Library’s Three Gutenberg Bibles”
Jessica Mace, “A style ‘too crude to endure’: The eclectic High Victorian Gothic houses of William George Storm (1826–1892)”

4:45-5:00pm Break

5:00pm-6:00pm ICMA Keynote Speaker
Introduction: Andrew McDonald
David H. Caldwell “Unsealing a forgotten resource – Scottish glyptic art”

18 March: PRESENTATION SCHEDULE

8:30am-9:00am Coffee Service

9:00am-10:30am Early Medieval Art and Architecture
Session Chair: Andre’ Basson
John Osborne, “The Chapel of Saints Quiricus and Julitta in the church of S. Maria Antiqua, Rome”
Ronny Lvovski, “Ballot, Blood or Building? King Alfonso II’s Restoration of a ‘Ceremony of the Goths’ in the Chronicle of Albelda”
Jim Bugslag, “The Origins of Marian Pilgrimage in the Holy Land”
Tracey Eckersley, “Seeing Salvation: A Reinterpretation of the Church of the Priest Wa’il’s Iconographic Program”

10:30am-10:45am Coffee Break

10:45am-12:30pm Medieval Manuscripts
Session Chair: John McQuillen

Dominic Marner, “Thoughts on a hole in the parchment of the Floreffe Bible (BL Add MS 17738)”
Dana Katz, “Geographic Specificity and the Construction of the ‘Other’ in Peter of Eboli’s Liber ad honorem Augusti”
Christine Kralik, “Debating the Fate of Body and Soul in the Visio Philiberti”

12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch

2:00pm-3:30pm 11th–13th century Sculpture
Session Chair: Jessica Mace
Debora Alcide, “St. Lazare: Autun Cathedral a Conundrum in Stone”
Hayley Eaves, “In the Absence of Wind: The Tingelstad Vearviti as Status Symbol and Ritual Palladium”
Elizabeth Hanna, “Worcester Cathedral: The Triforium Angel Reliefs”
Meaghan Whitehead, “The Parable of Dives and Lazarus in Henry III’s Great Halls”

3:30-3:45pm Break

3:45-5:00pm Romanesque Architecture
Session Chair: Candice Bogdanski
James Addiss, “Including the Romanesque Village Churches”
Alana Duggan, “An Examination of the Romanesque Fabric of Shrewsbury Abbey”
Malcolm Thurlby, “The Romanesque Fabric of Worcester Cathedral”
5:00pm-5:15pm Closing Remarks

Conference Organizers
NOTE: Papers are restricted to 15 minutes in length.
Presenters are responsible for their meals on 17 March. Please see the St. Catharines Downtown Association Website (http://mydowntown.ca/business) for information about local restaurants and entertainment.
The banquet will be held at Caffe Gatti immediately following our final session on 18 March.

————————————————————————————————————-

[5]. SITZUNG DER AG SPAETANTIKE UND FRUEHMITTELALTER AUF DEM 9. DEUTSCHEN ARCHAEOLOGIEKONGRESS ZUM THEMA “UEBER ALLE KANAELE” (MAINZ, 06-07.07.2017): CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 20.03.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

CALL FOR PAPERS zur Sitzung der AG Spaetantike und Fruehmittelalter auf dem 9. Deutschen Archaeologiekongress vom 06. bis 07.07.2017 in Mainz zum Thema “Ueber alle Kanaele”
Aspekte von Kommunikation in Spaetantike und Fruehmittelalter

Das Stichwort “Kommunikation” umreisst ein sehr weites Feld in der fruehgeschichtlichen Archaeologie, das von der Bildersprache ueber Mechanismen des (Nachrichten-)Austausches bis hin zu Kommunikationsnetzwerken reicht. Waehrend sich Zeugnisse direkter verbaler Kommunikation allgemein selten aus Schriftquellen erschliessen lassen, treten bestimmte Formen (“Herrschaftspropaganda”, “Ideologie”, “Diplomatie”) deutlicher in den Quellen hervor. Entsprechende Botschaften koennen jedoch auch in der materiellen Sphaere sichtbar gemacht werden (Architektur, Bilder), wobei es hier von archaeologischer Seite oftmals gilt, ikonographische “Verschluesselungen” zu lesen und zu interpretieren.
In der diesjaehrigen Sitzung moechte die AG SFM sich dem Thema “Kommunikation” in seiner voller Breite widmen, daher wird das Tagungsthema nicht auf bestimmte Quellenarten eingeschraenkt: alle Formen von Kommunikation von der Sprache der Farben, Zeichen, Bilder und Objekte ueber Mechanismen des Austausches bis hin zu physischen Ueberresten von Kommunikationswegen und -raeumen sollen beruecksichtigt werden.

Wir freuen uns, wenn Sie unsere Sektion mit Beitraegen aus Ihrer Arbeit bereichern koennten und bitten auch um Beitraege von Seiten der Nachbardisziplinen, da wir uns im gemeinsamen Dialog neue Impulse zur Manifestation und Interpretation von allen Formen der Kommunikation erhoffen. Vortragsvorschlaege mit einer halbseitigen schriftlichen Zusammenfassung (300-500 Zeichen) bitten wir bis zum 20.03.2017 an Roland.Prien@zaw.uni‐heidelberg.de zu senden.
Informieren Sie bitte auch Kolleginnen und Kollegen, die eventuell nicht direkt von uns angeschrieben oder eingeladen wurden. Es besteht auch die Moeglichkeit zur Posterpraesentation.
Dr. Roland Prien (Sprecher), Anna Flueckiger M.A., Alexandra Hilgner M.A., Dr. Michaela Helmbrecht, Dr. Christian Later (Beirat)

————————————————————————————————————-

[6]. COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL DE L’ACADEMIE DES INSCRIPTIONS ET BELLES-LETTRES “CONSTANTINOPLE REELLE ET IMAGINAIRE” (PARIS, 22-23.03.2017)

Da: Delphine Lauritzen (delphinelauritzen@gmail.com)

COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL CONSTANTINOPLE REELLE ET IMAGINAIRE (330-1204)

Autour de l’oeuvre de Gilbert Dagron
Du mercredi 22 au vendredi 24 mars 2017 au College de France et a’ l’Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres

Depuis sa these sur la “Naissance d’une capitale. Constantinople et ses institutions, de 330 a’ 451 (1974)”, jusqu’a’ “L’Hippodrome de Constantinople. Jeux, peuple et politique (Gallimard, 2011), la capitale emblematique de l’empire et du monde byzantins a tenu une place centrale dans l’oeuvre de Gilbert DAGRON (1932-AIBL 1994-2015). Il en a explore’ tous les aspects, politiques, economiques, sociaux et religieux. Il a surtout defriche’ les relations entre la Ville et ses habitants du Moyen Age dans un livre novateur et sans equivalent, son “Constantinople imaginaire. Etudes sur le recueil des Patria (1984)”, puis dans “L’Hippodrome”. A’ partir de ces acquis et a’ la lumiere des recherches et des decouvertes recentes, telles les spectaculaires epaves du port theodosien, les exposes reviendront sur les themes de l’urbanisme et de la topographie de Constantinople, ses habitants et leurs cultures, les relations de la capitale avec l’etranger, sa symbolique et son imaginaire.

MERCREDI 22 MARS: SALLE 2
College de France, 11, place Marcelin Berthelot, 75005 Paris

13h30 – Accueil des participants par M. John Scheid, membre de l’Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
I – CONSTANTINOPLE – URBANISME ET TOPOGRAPHIE
Seance sous la presidence de M. Jean-Pierre Sodini, membre de l’Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
14h – Allocution d’accueil par M. Jean-Pierre Sodini et Mme Cecile Morrisson, membres de l’Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
14h15 – M. Paul Magdalino, professeur emerite de l’Universite’ Saint Andrews: “Renaissances d’une capitale: l’urbanisme des dynasties a’ Constantinople (IVe-XIIe s.)”
14h45 – M. Dimitrios Hatzilazarou, ephore des Antiquites des Cyclades (Grece): “Le centre monumental de Constantinople: espace de synthese des traditions urbaines greco-romaines”
15h15 – Mme Catherine Saliou, directeur d’etudes a’ l’EPHE (IVe section): “Construire en capitale: la loi de Zenon sur la construction privee a’ Constantinople”
16h15 Discussion et pause
17h – M. Albrecht Berger, professeur a’ l’Universite’ de Munich: “Toponyms of Byzantine Constantinople: topography and (par)etymology”
17h30 – M. Serguey Ivanov, professeur a’ l’Universite’ de Moscou: “Fresh Evidence on the Topography of Constantinople in the Oldest, Still Unpublished Version of the Life of St. Basil the Younger”
18h – Discussion

JEUDI 23 MARS: SALLE 2
College de France, 11, place Marcelin Berthelot, 75005 Paris
Seance sous la presidence de M. Paul Magdalino, professeur emerite de l’Universite’ Saint Andrews

9h30 – M. Jim Crow, professeur a’ l’Universite’ d’Edimbourg: “The imagined water supply of Byzantine Constantinople, a twenty-first century approach”
10h – M. Cemal Pulak, professeur associe’ a’ l’Universite’ Texas AandM (USA): “The Yenikapi shipwrecks and Byzantine shipbuilding: an update”
10h30 – Discussion et pause
11h20 – M. Robert Ousterhout, professeur a’ l’Universite’ de Pennsylvanie (Philadelphie): “Aesthetics and politics in the architecture of Justinian”
11h50 – M. Denis Feissel, correspondant de l’Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres: “Les ‘tribounalia’ de Constantinople, topographie et fonction”
12h20 – Discussion

II – HOMMES ET CULTURES DE LA CAPITALE
Seance sous la presidence de Mme Judith Herrin, professeur emerite au King’s College (Londres)

14h30 – M. Avshalom Laniado, professeur a’ l’Universite’ de Tel-Aviv: “L’aristocratie senatoriale de Constantinople et la prefecture du pretoire d’Orient”
15h – M. Olivier Delouis, charge’ de recherche au CNRS (UMR Orient et Mediterranee): “Les moines du Stoudios des origines au IXe siecle”
15h30 – M. Michel Kaplan, professeur emerite de l’Universite’ de Paris I: “Les moines de l’Athos et Constantinople des origines a’ 1204”
16h – Discussion et pause
17h – M. Jean-Pierre Mahe’, membre de l’Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres: “Joseph, traducteur armenien de Constantinople, au Xe siecle”
17h30 – Mme Brigitte Mondrain, directeur d’etudes a’ l’EPHE (IVe section): “Le De Thematibus de Constantin VII. La tradition manuscrite de l’ouvrage”
18h – Discussion

VENDREDI 24 MARS: GRANDE SALLE DES SEANCES
Palais de l’Institut de France – 23, quai de Conti, 75006 Paris
III – CONSTANTINOPLE – PRESENCES ET REGARDS DES PERIPHERIES
Seance sous la presidence de M. Jean-Pierre Mahe’, membre de l’Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
9h30 – M. Jean-Marie Martin, directeur de recherche emerite au CNRS: “Un reflet de Constantinople: Benevent au VIIIe siecle”
10h – M. Jonathan Shepard, professeur a’ l’Universite’ de Cambridge: “Fashion for Byzantine authority symbols in 12th c.-Northern Europe”
10h30 – Discussion et pause
11h20 – Mme Judith Herrin, professeur emerite au King’s College (Londres): “Otages, refugies et exiles a’ Constantinople: de l’Antiquite’ tardive au haut Moyen Age”
11h50 – M. Jean Gascou, professeur emerite de l’Universite’ de Paris-Sorbonne: “Alexandrie chretienne, mythes et realites: a’ propos des confreries”
12h20 – Discussion

Seance publique de l’Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres,
sous la presidence de M. Christian Robin, President,
a’ 15h30 precises
M. Michel Zink, Secretaire perpetuel de l’Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres: Allocution d’accueil
M. Dieter Simon, correspondant etranger de l’Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, ancien president de la Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften: “Eustathe le Romain, juge imperial dans la Constantinople du XIe siecle”
M. Glen Bowersock, associe’ etranger de l’Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres: “La Nouvelle Rome”

————————————————————————————————————-

[7]. INTORNO A UN CODICE – 2017: I ROTOLI LATINI E GRECI DELL’AMBROSIANA (MILANO, 23.03.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

ACCADEMIA AMBROSIANA – CLASSE DI STUDI GRECI E LATINI

INTORNO A UN CODICE – 2017
I rotoli latini e greci dell’Ambrosiana
Giovedi’ 23 marzo 2017 – Ore 14.30

Marco PETOLETTI
Il Rotolo di Ravenna (Archivio Falco’ Pio di Savoia, V.N. 1)

Carlo Maria MAZZUCCHI
Il rotolo liturgico del Monte Athos (Z 257 sup.)

Mirella FERRARI – Marco NAVONI
I rotoli delle litanie triduane (Z 256 sup.)

VENERANDA BIBLIOTECA AMBROSIANA Piazza Pio XI, 2 – 20123 Milano, Italy MM1-Cordusio / MM3-Duomo
Tel. +3902806921 +390280692215

————————————————————————————————————-

[8]. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BYZANTINE STUDIES (ISTANBUL, 28-29.04.2017): CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 24.03.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

BYZANTINE STUDIES ’17
International Conference on Byzantine Empire and Byzantine Studies will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).
The event will be held on the same days with ARCHEOLOGY STUDIES ’17 / International Conference on Archeology and Ancient History and OTTOMAN STUDIES ’17 / International Conference on Ottoman Empire and Ottoman Studies. Participants will be able to attend any of the sessions of these conferences.
All abstracts are going to be selected according to double blind reviews and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings E-Book with an ISBN number that will be given to you in a DVD box during conference registration.
We invite you to join us at the event in Istanbul and would like to emphasize that proposals from different parts of the world are welcomed.

THEMES
Religion and Society in the Byzantine World (i.e. State and society, Religious life of Christians, Paganism and Relation to Muslim societies, Opposition movements, Endowments and their place in the social structure.)
Politics and Law in the Byzantine Empire (i.e. Governance, Administrative and bureaucratic structure of the empire, Legal thought and its practices, legal and political changes.)
Byzantine Economy (i.e. the relation of production and consumption, Economic-financial structure, Operation of commercial structure, International trade, Mining industry.)
Byzantine Army and Wars (i.e. Byzantine military structure, war organization, war industry, War and economy, Byzantine navy.)
Byzantine International Relations and Diplomacy (i.e. Foreign policy, Treaties, Embassies, Security and intelligence.)
Culture and Arts in the Byzantine World (i.e. Architecture, Music, Sports, Literature, Language, Folklore, Traditional arts.)
Science, Technology and Intellectual Life in the Byzantine Empire (i.e. Classical and modern educational institutions and organizations, Technical training, Education regulations.)
Health, Perception of a disease or malady in the Byzantine World (i.e. Perception of health, Organization of medical service, Health policies, Folk medicine, Diseases.)

VENUE

NIPPON Meeting Halls in Istanbul
Nippon Hotel, Taksim, Topcu Caddesi No:6, Taksim, Beyoglu, Turkey. Nippon Meeting Halls are located in the heart of Taksim, the cultural center of Istanbul and it is easily accessible by metro, taxi or bus.

DRAFT PROGRAM

DAY 1
9:00 Registration
9:30 Opening Session
9:45 Keynote Lecture 1
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 Keynote Lecture 2
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 Session 1, 2 and 3
12:15 Discussion
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Session 4, 5 and 6
14:30 Discussion
14:45 Coffee Break
15:00 Session 7, 8 and 9
16:00 Discussion
16:15 Coffee Break
16:30 Session 10, 11 and 12
17:30 Discussion
16:15 Coffee Break
17:45 Closing Remarks

DAY 2
Historical City Tour and Social Events

For more info about registration, accomodation and tours, please visit: https://www.dakamconferences.org/byzantine-studies

————————————————————————————————————-

[9]. PRESENTAZIONE DEL VOLUME “COLOFONI ARMENI A CONFRONTO: LE SOTTOSCRIZIONI DEI MANOSCRITTI IN AMBITO ARMENO E NELLE ALTRE TRADIZIONI SCRITTORIE DEL MONDO MEDITERRANEO” (VENEZIA, 30.03.2017)

Da: Gaga Shurgaia (shurgaia@unive.it)

Presentazione dell’opera:
“Colofoni armeni a confronto: le sottoscrizioni dei manoscritti in ambito armeno e nelle altre tradizioni scrittorie del mondo mediterraneo”. Atti del colloquio internazionale, Bologna, 12-13 ottobre 2012, a cura di Anna Sirinian, Paola Buzi, Gaga Shurgaia, Roma 2016 (Orientalia Christiana Analecta, 299)

Edizioni Orientalia Christiana del Pontificio Istituto Orientale

Giovedi’ 30 marzo 2017 Ore 14:00
Ca’ Foscari, Aula Mario Baratto

Saluti
Achille Giacometti, Prorettore alla Ricerca (Universita’ Ca’ Foscari Venezia)
Paolo Calvetti, Direttore del Dipartimento di Studi sull’Asia e sull’Africa Mediterranea (Universita’ Ca’ Foscari Venezia)

Intervengono:
Barbara Lomagistro (Universita’ di Bari)
Paolo Eleuteri (Universita’ Ca’ Foscari Venezia)
Antonella Ghersetti (Universita’ Ca’ Foscari Venezia)

Modera
Luigi Magarotto (Universita’ Ca’ Foscari Venezia)

Saranno presenti i curatori dell’opera: Anna Sirinian (Alma Mater Studiorum – Universita’ di Bologna), Paola Buzi (Sapienza – Universita’ di Roma), Gaga Shurgaia (Universita’ Ca’ Foscari Venezia)
e l’editore Jaroslaw Dziewicki (Pontificio Istituto Orientale)

————————————————————————————————————-

[10]. 3RD LIBER INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL (CASSINO – MONTECASSINO, 26-30.06.2017; PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 31.03.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

The University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, in cooperation with the Abbey of Montecassino, is pleased to announce the organisation of its third Summer School for the benefit of master and PhD students, scholars, librarians and other experts or interested persons working with medieval manuscripts and early printed books.
The School aims to provide an updated vision of research trends and achievements in the fields of Greek and Latin manuscript research, with a particular focus on the manuscripts preserved in Montecassino. The School will also offer a chance for participants to discuss their own research projects with some of the world leading experts in manuscript studies. The rich programme includes a guided tour to the Abbey of Montecassino, renowned for its abundance of medieval manuscript treasures.
The School will take place in Cassino (Frosinone, Italy). Each session at the University of Cassino will be followed by a visit to the Archive of Montecassino, where a selection of manuscripts related to the session’s topic will be presented and analysed. Participants will be invited to contribute to the analyses. The lectures will be given in English and Italian. The number of participants is limited to twenty five. The course will only be held if a minimum of twelve students register for participation. Pre-registration is free. Please download the pre-registration form (http://www3.laboratori.unicas.it/Libro-e-ricerca/SummerSchool) and send it by e-mail to liberschool@unicas.it before March 31, 2017.
All candidates must submit a brief curriculum (education, work or research experiences, and a list of publications if available) and are expected to possess a basic knowledge of Latin, Latin Paleography and Codicology.
If the pre-registrations exceed the number of 25, the Organising Committee will make a selection based on the candidates’ academic qualifications and research excellence (Master, PhD, publications, participation to research projects etc.). In case of equal merit, preference will be given to the youngest candidate.
By April 30, 2017, all the accepted candidates will receive a confirmation notice by email, along with further information to complete the registration process.
The registration fee amounts to 250 euros, including admission to all of the conference’s sessions and visits, course materials, transportation to the Abbey of Montecassino, a Welcome Dinner on Monday 26th June and a Brindisi on Thursday 29th June, 2017. The fee is to be paid after the confirmation of acceptance has been received.
All participants will be issued a certificate of participation.

WHO
Liber International Summer School
Organising Committee: Roberta Casavecchia, Edoardo Crisci, Paolo De Paolis, Sebastiano Gentile, Marilena Maniaci, Giulia Orofino, Nicola Tangari
Organising Secretariat: Antonia Cerullo, Angela Cipriani
Information: liberschool@unicas.it

SCHOOL PROGRAMME
Liber International Summer School
Mon, June 26th 2017

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
University of Cassino
16,30-17,30 Welcome and infos

17,30-19,00 INTRODUCTORY CONFERENCE
Medieval Libraries. Sources, History, and Public
(9th-15th Century)
(Donatella Nebbiai)
19,30 – Welcome dinner

Tue, June 27th 2017
MONTECASSINO AND ITS TREASURES
Abbey of Montecassino
9,30-12.30 Visit to the Abbey: the Museum, the Library and the Archive of Montecassino (dom Mariano Dell’Omo osb)
13.00-15.30 – Lunch and free time
CODICOLOGY, MANUSCRIPT DESCRIPTION, DECORATION AND ILLUMINATION
University of Cassino
15.30-17.00 Codicology and Manuscript Description (Marilena Maniaci)
17.00-17.30 – Coffee break
17.30-19.00 Manuscript Decoration and Illumination (Giulia Orofino)

Wed, June 28th 2017
CODICOLOGY, MANUSCRIPT DESCRIPTION, DECORATION AND ILLUMINATION
Archive of the Abbey of Montecassino
9.30-11.00 Codicology and Manuscript Description (Marilena Maniaci)
11.00-12.30 Manuscript Decoration and Illumination (Giulia Orofino)

13.00-15.30 – Lunch and free time
LATIN GRAMMAR MANUSCRIPTS
HUMANISTIC AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
University of Cassino
15.30-17.00 Latin Grammar Manuscripts (Paolo De Paolis)
17.00-17.30 – Coffee break
17.30-19.00 Humanistic and Renaissance Manuscripts (Sebastiano Gentile)

Thu, June 29th 2017
LATIN GRAMMAR MANUSCRIPTS
HUMANISTIC AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Archive of the Abbey of Montecassino
9.30-11.00 Latin Grammar Manuscripts (Paolo De Paolis – Maddalena Sparagna)
11.00-12.30 Humanistic and Renaissance Manuscripts (Sebastiano Gentile)
13.00-15.30 – Lunch and free time
HOMILIARIES, LITURGICAL AND MUSICAL MANUSCRIPTS
University of Cassino
15.30-17.00 Homiliaries at Montecassino (Roberta Casavecchia)
17.00-17.30 – Coffee break
17.30-19.00 Liturgical and musical manuscripts (Nicola Tangari)

Fri, June 30th 2017
THREE MANUSCRIPTS: PALEOGRAPHY, TEXTS, LITURGY AND MUSIC
Archive of the Abbey of Montecassino
9.30-12.30 Texts and Liturgy (Roberta Casavecchia)
Latin Paleography (Marco Palma)
Music and Liturgy (Nicola Tangari)

————————————————————————————————————-

[11]. CONVEGNO DI STUDI: “MODELLI PER L’UOMO. FORMAZIONE, IMITAZIONE E TRASFORMAZIONE DELLA CULTURA NELLA SOCIETA’ TARDOANTICA” (PALERMO, 31.03-01.04.2017)

Da: Mario Re (remario@neomedia.it)

Modelli per l’uomo. Formazione, imitazione e trasformazione della cultura nella societa’ tardoantica. Convegno di Studi, Palermo 31 marzo – 1 aprile 2017, Facolta’ Teologica di Sicilia “S. Giovanni Evangelista” (Aula Magna, via Vittorio Emanuele, 463, Palermo).

Programma:

VENERDI’, 31 MARZO

0re 9.15: saluti (S.E.R. mons. Corrado Lorefice, Gran Cancelliere della Pontificia Facolta’ teologica di Sicilia; Francesco Lomanto, Preside della Facolta’ Teologica di Sicilia, Palermo). Ore 9.40: presentazione del Convegno (Vincenzo Lombino, Pontificia Facolta’ Teologica di Sicilia, Palermo).
Ore 9.50: relazione inaugurale: “Modele, metaphore, metaphysique” (Nanine Charbonel, Universita’ di Strasburgo).

Sessione I. Modelli di teologia.
Moderatore: S.E.R. Mons. Salvatore di Cristina (Arcivescovo emerito di Monreale).
Ore 10.30: “Modelli mitologici per dire Dio Creatore nel primo cristianesimo. Prometeo e Orfeo (Vincenzo Lombino, Pontificia Facolta’ Teologica di Sicilia, Palermo).
Ore 11. Coffee break.
Ore 11.20: “Il modello cristiano di theophoros anthropos (secc. V.VII). Per una dialogia teologica (Carlo Dell’Osso, Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum; Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana, Roma).
Ore 11.50: discussione.
Ore 12.30: pausa.

Sessione I.
Moderatrice: Renata Lavagnini (Universita’ degli Studi di Palermo).
Ore 15.30: “Il diaconato come metafora della carita’ nella chiesa tardoantica” (Calogero Cerami, Pontificia Facolta’ Teologica di Sicilia, Palermo).
Ore 16.00: “Metafore per il ministero ecclesiale nella Chiesa tardoantica (secc. II-V) (Marcello Grifo’, Istituto Siciliano di Studi Patristici e Tardoantichi “J.H. Newman”).

Sessione II/A.
Modelli nella filosofia e nella spiritualita’ tardoantica.
Moderatore: Carlo Dell’Osso (Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum; Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana, Roma).
Ore 16.30: “Sogni e solidarieta’ familiari nella formazione del giovane Gregorio Nazianzeno” (Carmelo Crimi, Universita’ degli Studi di Catania).
Ore 17.00: coffee break.
Ore 17.20: “Costruzione del modello ‘teologo’ in Proclo. Un’ipotesi” (Rosario Pollina, Istituto Siciliano di Studi Patristici e Tardoantichi “J.H. Newman”).

Sessione II/B. Modelli nell’archeologia e nelle arti figurative.
Moderatore: Diego Ciccarelli (Universita’ degli Studi di Palermo).
Ore 17.45: “Riflessi di modelli costruiti nell’architettura astrutturale della Sicilia paleocristiana” (Vittorio Rizzone, Studio Teologico “San Paolo”, Catania – Francesca Paola Massara, Pontificia Facolta’ Teologica di Sicilia).
Ore 18.15: “Riproposizione e risignificazione di simboli e di temi figurativi nei sarcofagi della Sicilia” (Maria Annunziata Lima, Universita’ degli Studi di Palermo).
Ore 18.45: sintesi parziale e discussione.

SABATO, 1 APRILE

Sessione III.
Modelli in prospettiva esegetico-teologica.
Moderatore: Vincenzo Messana (Universita’ degli Studi di Palermo).
Ore 9.15: “Metafora e tipologia: l’eredita’ patristica nell’esegesi biblica contemporanea (Luca Bassetti, Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose, Pisa).
Ore 9.45: “‘Entrare nella vita’: modelli e metafore culturali della scuola antica per la formazione ascetica nel Corpus macarianum” (Francesco Aleo, Studio Teologico “San Paolo”, Catania).
Ore 10.15: coffe break.
Moderatore: Carmelo Crimi, Universita’ degli Studi di Catania.
Ore 10.40: “Dall’esercizio all’esegesi: ‘dire’ la Parola nella Parafrasi di Nonno di Panopoli” (Arianna Rotondo, Universita’ degli Studi di Catania).
Ore 11.10: “Il modello profetico e liturgico nella salmodia dalla Tarda Antichita’ al Medioevo” (Roberto Osculati, Universita’ degli Studi di Catania).
Ore 11.50: discussione.
Ore 12.30: saluti.

————————————————————————————————————-

[12]. UNIVERSITA’ DI ROMA “TOR VERGATA”: “CICLO DI SEMINARI SUI MANOSCRITTI DELL’ORIENTE CRISTIANO” (ROMA, 31.03-28.04.2017)

Da: Francesco D’Aiuto (d.aiuto@lettere.uniroma2.it)

Universita’ di Roma “Tor Vergata”
Dipartimento di Studi letterari, filosofici e di storia dell’arte
Via Columbia, 1 – 00133 Roma

“CICLO DI SEMINARI SUI MANOSCRITTI DELL’ORIENTE CRISTIANO”
nell’ambito del corso di “Archeologia del libro manoscritto” (prof.ssa Maddalena Signorini – prof. Francesco D’Aiuto)

– 31 marzo 2017, h. 9.30-11.00
Prof. MARCO BAIS (Pontificio Istituto Orientale, Roma)
“IL MANOSCRITTO ARMENO: SCRITTURA E DECORAZIONE”
(Edificio A — Aula T34)

– 7 aprile 2017, h. 15.00-16.30
Dott.ssa DONATELLA BUCCA (Roma)
“I MANOSCRITTI MUSICALI BIZANTINI: UN’INTRODUZIONE”
(Edificio B, III piano — Aula Dipartimentale “Roberto Pretagostini”)

– 21 aprile 2017, h. 9.30-11.00
Prof. GAGA SHURGAIA (Universita’ di Venezia “Ca’ Foscari”)
“I MANOSCRITTI GEORGIANI: UN’INTRODUZIONE”
(Edificio A — Aula T34)

– 28 aprile 2017, h. 9.30-11.00
Prof.ssa BARBARA LOMAGISTRO (Universita’ di Bari “Aldo Moro”)
“IL MANOSCRITTO SLAVO: ALFABETI E SCRITTURA”
(Edificio A, Aula T34)

INFO:
Francesco D’Aiuto (d.aiuto@lettere.uniroma2.it)

————————————————————————————————————-

[13]. PRESENTAZIONE DEL VOLUME DI PADRE BARTOLOMEO DI SALVO “CANTI ECCLESIASTICI DELLA TRADIZIONE ITALO-ALBANESE IN SICILIA” (PIANA DEGLI ALBANESI, PALERMO, 21.04.2017)

Da: Girolamo Garofalo (girolamo.garofalo@unipa.it)

Eparchia di Piana degli Albanesi
in collaborazione con Universita’ degli studi di Palermo, Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche
Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae, University of Copenhagen, Institute for Greek and Latin

In memoriam di Padre Bartolomeo di Salvo (Piana degli Albanesi, 1 agosto 1916 – Grottaferrata, 21 aprile 1986) nel 31o anniversario della scomparsa

Venerdi’ 21 aprile 2017, ore 17.00-20,00
Teatro del Seminario Eparchiale – Piana degli Albanesi

presentazione del volume:

PADRE BARTOLOMEO DI SALVO “CANTI ECCLESIASTICI DELLA TRADIZIONE ITALO-ALBANESE IN SICILIA”
a cura di Girolamo Garofalo e Christian Troelsgaard, con la collaborazione di Giuseppe Sanfratello
Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae, Serie Subsidia, V.1
Copenhagen, Museum Tusculanum Press, 2016

Saluti
S.E. l’Eparca Giorgio Demetrio GALLARO
S.E. l’Eparca Emerito Sotir FERRARA
Presidenza e introduzione
Prof. Paolo Emilio CARAPEZZA (Professore Emerito di Musicologia, Universita’ di Palermo)
Interventi
Giuseppe SANFRATELLO (Dottorando in Musica bizantina, University of Copenhagen, Saxo-Institute – Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek and Latin, History)
Christian TROELSGAARD (Professore Associato, University of Copenhagen, Saxo-Institute – Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek and Latin, History; Docente di Paleografia musicale bizantina; Segretario dei Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae)
Girolamo GAROFALO (Ricercatore di Etnomusicologia, Universita’ di Palermo, Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche; Docente di Musica bizantina e dell’Oriente cristiano)

Discussione con il pubblico
ore 21,00-22,30
Concerto, Cattedrale San Demetrio
La musica bizantina arbereshe fra tradizione e nuovi percorsi creativi
Corale Padre Lorenzo Tardo di Contessa Entellina, direttore Papas Nicola Cuccia; Coro San Nicolo’ di Mira di Mezzojuso; Coro bizantino di Palazzo Adriano, direttore Giuseppe Milazzo; Coro Paradhosis di Palermo, direttore Tonin Tarnaku; Coro Shqiponjat di Piana degli Albanesi, direttore Giorgio Ferrara.
Organizzazione: Associazione Amici della Musica di Cefalu’ ‘Salvatore Cicero’.

————————————————————————————————————-

[14]. WORKSHOP: “FROM ORIENS CHRISTIANUS TO THE MUSLIM NEAR EAST: THEOLOGICAL, HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CROSS-POLLINATION IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN OF LATE ANTIQUITY” (BERLIN, 04.12.2017): CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 01.05.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

“From Oriens Christianus to the Muslim Near East: Theological, Historical and Cultural Cross-pollination in the Eastern Mediterranean of Late Antiquity”.

The workshop seeks to shed new light on the crossroads at which the Late Antique world of the Eastern Mediterranean heralded diverse exchanges between Oriental Christendom, Byzantine culture and the Islamic world. Furthermore, how these exchanges impacted the development of diverse regions, cultures, languages, and religions.

The workshop will provide an inter-disciplinary overview of the various perspectives emerging from the Christian Oriental, Byzantine, Early Islamic and Archaeological approaches to this area of research. The key objective of the workshop is to explore the possibilities of a unified and holistic approach to understanding the “Sattelzeit” (R. Koselleck) – i.e. the period between 500 and 750 CE. While the scope of the workshop has been intentionally left broad, papers are particularly welcome in, but not limited to, the following areas:

The role of Eastern/Oriental Christians in the relationship(s) formed between the Islamic Caliphate and the Byzantine Empire.
Scripture and Arts as a medium of interchange between Christians and Muslims.
The historical narratives and administrative reality of the expansion of the Islamic Empire.
The workshop will take place on 4th December, 2017 at Freie Universitaet Berlin (FU Berlin) and is the collaborative effort of the Chair of Byzantine Studies (FU Berlin), Radboud University’s Institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS), and Gorgias Press.

We hope that the workshop will encourage fruitful discussions about the state-of-the-art of the field and highlight potential areas for future inquiry. Furthermore, that the workshop will provide a platform for both established researchers in the field and early-career academics (e.g. advanced Ph.D. students and Postdocs). Each paper will be allocated 20 minutes with a further 15 minutes for discussion. The workshop proceedings will be published in an edited volume under Gorgias Press’ Islamic History and Thought series and each participant will be provided with a complimentary hardback copy of the edited volume.

To submit a paper, please provide an abstract (max. 500 words) and a professional biography (max. 250 words) by 1st May, 2017 to manolis.ulbricht@fu-berlin.de. Full papers should be submitted by 30th September, 2017. Limited funding will be available for accommodation and/or travel. As there are limited spaces for non-participants, kindly inform the conveners if you would like to attend the workshop and places will be allocated on an RSVP basis.

Conveners:

Manolis Ulbricht, Byzantine Studies, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Adam Walker, HLCS, Radboud University / Gorgias Press

————————————————————————————————————-

[15]. CONFERENCE: “THE NORMANS IN THE SOUTH: MEDITERRANEAN MEETINGS IN THE CENTRAL MIDDLE AGES (OXFORD, 30.06-02.07.2017; LAST BOOKING DATE: 31.05.2017)

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

Registration
Registration is now open. Please register as soon as possible using the link below. The registration deadline is 31 May 2017.
http://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/conferences-events/history-faculty/history-faculty/the-normans-in-the-south-mediterranean-meetings-in-the-central-middle-ages

Bursaries and Financial Support

Royal Historical Society – Conference travel
– RHS conference travel awards are for postgraduate students registered for a research degree at UK institutions of higher education (full-time and part-time) and for early career scholars
– Relevant closing dates for applications in 2017: 23 January, 13 April
– http://royalhistsoc.org/grants/conference-travel/

Barakat Trust
– Grants available for Muslim participants interested in material and visual culture; some funding may be available to non-Muslim participants.
– http://www.barakat.org/grants/

Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East
– Travel and/or accommodation bursaries of up to 500 pounds to PhD students not resident in Oxford. Preference will be given to students based at institutions outside the UK.
– Applicants should send: (1) a c.v. of no more than two pages; (2) a clear budget indicating details and estimated costs of registration, travel and accommodation; and (3) full details of application(s) made to other sources of funding and of the outcome(s), to Ms Patricia Davies patricia.davies@orinst.ox.ac.uk by Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Denis Bethell Prize
– All conference papers presented by junior scholars (graduate students or non-tenured faculty) who are Haskins Society members at any session sponsored by the Society during the 12 months of the membership calendar year are eligible.
– The prize is 400 dollars (or the sterling equivalent) and publication of a revised version of the winning paper in the Haskins Society Journal for the year when the paper was presented.
– The author of the paper must present the paper in person at the relevant conference and must be a member of the Haskins Society.
– Deadline: 31 December 2017
– http://www.haskinssociety.org/bethellprize
Any new information about bursaries will be circulated to the conference mailing list and posted to the website.

Accommodation
Delegates are responsible for their own accommodation, and are advised to book as early as possible: Oxford is a popular travel and conference destination in the summer. A few suggestions include: University Rooms, Oxford University Club, The Buttery Hotel, The Bath Place Hotel, The Tower House Hotel; more expensive options include The Randolph Hotel or The Malmaison.

Transportation
Air
The nearerst airports are Birmingham International Airport (c. 1 hour away by train) and Heathrow (c. 90 minutes away by bus).
Rail
The closest rail station is Oxford. The next closest station (c. 3 miles) is Oxford Parkway. There are rail and bus links between the two stations. To book, visit http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/.
Bus
From Heathrow or Gatwick airports: https://airline.oxfordbus.co.uk/.
For St Edmund Hall, ask the driver for the Queen’s Lane stop. For city centre, ask for Gloucester Green (final stop).
Taxi
There are taxi ranks a short walk from the Oxford Railway Station and the Oxford Central Bus Station. To book a taxi in advance, contact Royal Cars: +44 (0) 1865 777333 or http://www.royal-cars.com/.
Car
Parking in Oxford is limited, so you are advised to use Oxford Park and Ride: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/park-and-ride.

Dr Emily A. Winkler
John Cowdrey Junior Research Fellow in History
St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
https://www.seh.ox.ac.uk/users/emilywinkler

Lecturer in Early Medieval History
Balliol College and Faculty of History, University of Oxford
https://www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/dr-emily-winkler

Teaching Fellow, Department of History
University College London
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/history/people/academic-staff/emily-winkler/emily-winkler

Vice-President for the UK and Europe
The Haskins Society
http://www.haskinssociety.org/

DRAFT PROGRAMME

Fri. 9-10:15
Welcoming Remarks, Emily A. Winkler, University of Oxford
Evelyn Jamison in Oxford: In commemoration of a pioneer historian of Norman Italy (David Abulafia, University of Cambridge)
Keynote 1: The image of Norman Sicily: royal art, architecture and illusion (Jeremy Johns, University of Oxford)
Room 6, Examination Schools

10:30-12:30

Conquest and Culture
The Old Dining Hall

Cultural Crossroads or Empire? (4 papers)
Chair: David Abulafia, University of Cambridge
1. The Normans in Sicily and Islam: A theological view on their politics and art (Martin Fuss, University of Wuerzburg)
2. The Last Stand – The Clash of Civilizations on Medieval Monte Iato (Sicily) (Nicole Moelk, University of Innsbruck)
3. Transitioning from Greek to Latin: The Eclipse of Italo-Greek Eremitism under the Normans of Southern Italy, c. 1050-1150 (Kalina Yamboliev, University of California, Santa Barbara)
4. Cultural crossroads OR empire: the implications of the concepts used in order to analyze XIth-XIIth century Sicily (Annliese Nef, Universite’ Paris 1-Pantheon Sorbonne)

Art and Architecture
The Medieval Chapel

Shapers of the Sacred? Norman lordship and religious architecture in Southern Italy (4 15-minute papers)
Chair: Francesca Dell’Acqua, University of Birmingham
1. Building Churches as Building Identity? Molise in the Norman age as a cultural crossroad (Francesco Gangemi, Bibliotheca Hertziana, MaxPlanck-Institut (MPI) fuer Kunstgeschichte, Rome)
2. Much more than “Plan benedectin”: Reconsidering Sicilian cathedrals in the age of the County (Margherita Tabanelli, Sapienza Universita’ di Roma)
3. Those other Monks: Greek cenobitism and royal patronage in Calabria and Sicily under Roger II (Antonino Tranchina, Bibliotheca Hertziana, MaxPlanck-Institut (MPI) fuer Kunstgeschichte, Rome)
4. A Mediterranean Dialogue: Sacred space and cultural references in the Norman royal milieu (Elisabetta Scirocco, Bibliotheca Hertziana, MaxPlanck-Institut (MPI) fuer Kunstgeschichte, Rome)

Power and Politics
The Examination Schools / The Emden Rooms

Conquest and Political Leadership (4 papers)
Chair: Charles Stanton, Independent Scholar
1. Examining Norman Conquests: a strategy for world domination? (Matthew Bennett, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst)
2. Greek and Latin sources for the Norman expansion in the South: their value as “military histories” of the warfare in the Mediterranean Sea (Georgios Theotokis, Fatih University, Istanbul)
3. The Apulian campaign of Emperor Lothair III against King Roger of Sicily (1136/37) – serving the Pope or imperial interests? (Robert Conrad, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg)
4. Norman Lineage and Hohenstaufen Crusade in Peter of Eboli’s Liber ad honorem Augusti (Dana Katz, University of Toronto)

12:30-1:30 Lunch (Wolfson Dining Hall)

1:30-3
Norman Conquests compared: Importing models and effects of the Norman-Plantagenet culture in fortified settlements and buildings of southern Italy 4 papers (session ends 3:15)
Chair: Francesca Petrizzo, University of Leeds
1. Defining Towns in Norman period: external contributions, local practises and technical development in the urban walls. A comparative approach among Lazio, Campania and Toscana (Enrico Romiti, University of L’Aquila)
2. Topographical and archaeological investigations into architectural structures within the Norman Frontiers in Italy and the UK: local emerging developments of a “supranational strategy” (Sabrina Pietrobono, University of L’Aquila)
3. Transfer of Norman Plantagenet “types” of castles to the territory of L’Aquila (Abruzzo, Italy) (Fabio Redi, University of L’Aquila)
4. Castles and Norman “mottes” in Samnium and Irpinia (Alfonso Forgione, University of L’Aquila)

Searching for Visual Models in Artistic Patronage: Rome, Byzantium, Islam [Art and Patronage I]
Chair: Dorothy F. Glass, SUNY Buffalo
1. Representing Genesis in the Norman mosaics of Sicily: the Role of Early Christian Rome (Fabio Scirea, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano)
2. Imitation or derivation? Byzantine iconographic paradigms on early Norman coins of Southern Italy (Andrea Torno Ginnasi, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano)
3. Tracking the Norman connections through the “Siculo-Arabic” ivories: the Islamic world, Southern Italy and beyond (Silvia Armando, American Academy in Rome)

Negotiating Power
Chair: Joerg Schwarz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich
1. Negotiated Representation: A Few Thoughts on Count Roger’s Ascent to Power in Sicily (Thomas Nitschke, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg)
2. Settling the Conflict: Rites of Reconciliation Between Normans and Popes (Michael Schwab, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich)
3. Bound by Loyalty: The Conflict Between Roger II and Honorius II Reconsidered (Markus Krumm, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich)

3-3:45 Tea (Breakout Area)

3:45-5:15
The Expertise of the Normans
Chair: Philippa Byrne, University of Oxford
1. Norman Italy and the Byzantine “Encyclopedic”
Landscape: The Homilies of Philagathos of Cerami (Mircea Dulus, Budapest)
2. A Latin Sermo to Greek Clergy in Late Norman Sicily: The Bilingual Latin-Greek Oratio of Bartholomeus, Archbishop of Palermo (Anna Bellettini, IRHT, Paris)
3. Alfanus of Salerno’s “Experimenta”: Medical Expertise in the Context of Latin, Byzantine, and Saracen Traditions (F. Eliza Glaze, Coastal Carolina University)

Salerno: Patronage and Architecture [Art and Patronage II]
Chair: Francesca Dell’Acqua, University of Birmingham
1. Shaping the urban landscape: the Normans as new patrons in Salerno (Maddalena Vaccaro, Universita’ degli Studi di Salerno)
2. Salerno Cathedral and the historical context of some of its furnishings (Eve Borsook, Harvard University)
3. A hitherto unknown Norman palace within the Palazzo Pinto, Salerno (Beat Brenk, Universities of Basel and Rome)

The Norman Admirals
Chair: Matthew Bennett, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
1. George of Antioch: Architect of Norman Naval Power (Charles D. Stanton, Independent Scholar)
2. Culture and politics among the Norman admirals (Francesco Carbonaro, Universitaet Bonn)
3. The emir George of Antioch in the Anonymous Maltese Poem (Cristina Rognoni, Universita’ di Palermo)

5:30-6:30pm Drinks Reception (Front Quad)

Sat. 9-10:30

Justice and Dispute Settlement
Chair: Jesse Izzo, Harvard University
1. What did Maio of Bari think about justice? (Philippa Byrne, University of Oxford)
2. Remembering and Forgetting in the Register of Peter the Deacon (Sarah Whitten, Hobart and William Smith Colleges)
3. Philip of Al-Mahdiya – A Codicological Study on an Extraordinary Trial (Theresa Jaeckh, University of Heidelberg)

Art and Patronage III
Chair: Clare Vernon, Independent Scholar
1. Patronage through epigraphs: Inscriptions about religious foundations of the Norman period in southern Italy (Antonella Undiemi, Universita’ degli Studi di Padova)
2. Seals and sealing practices of the Norman princes of Capua (1063-1132) (Guilhem Dorandeu, Ecole du Louvre, Paris)
3. Meanings and functions of Norman royal portraits in the religious and liturgical context (Mirko Vagnoni, University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

Roger II of Sicily
Chair: Jeremy Johns, University of Oxford
1. The Making of a Mediterranean Monarch: Empire and the Book of Roger (Katherine Jacka, University of Sydney)
2. The Church Building Programme of Roger II of Sicily – the Holy Face of a Tyrant (Stefan E. A. Wagner, FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany and DiSum Catania, Italy)
3. Roger II and Mediterranean Visual Culture (Lisa Reilly, University of Virginia)

10:30-11:15 Tea (Breakout Area)

11:15-12:45

Histories of Histories and the Classical Past [Chronicles I]
Chair: Emily Albu, University of California, Davis
1. Alfanus of Salerno and Horace: The Normans and Other Peoples in the Great State Odes (Francis Newton, Duke University)
2. Narratives of Cooperation and Conquest in the Norman Mediterranean (Emily A. Winkler, University of Oxford)
3. Remembering the past: the Normans in Italy from 11th to 12th century in the mirror of Saba of Malaspina and Bartholomew of Neocastro (Joerg Schwarz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich)

Palermo
Chair: Barbara Crostini, Seton Hall University
1. New Research on the Church of Santa Maria di Campogrosso (Marcin Boehm and Magdalena Przysieznq-Pizarskq)
2. The Norman Cathedral in Palermo: New data and chronology for a further understanding of the medieval phases (Ruggero Longo, Tuscia University)
3. The King’s Hospital in Norman Palermo: the San Giovanni dei Lebbrosi Archaeological Complex in Transition (11th-12th c.) (Giuseppe Mandala’ and Maria Angeles Utrero, CSIC, Madrid)

Marriage and Dynastic Politics, East and West
Chair: Laura Gathagan, SUNY Cortland
1. Marriage as a strategy for conquering power: Norman matrimonial strategies in Southern Italy (Aurelie Thomas, Universite’ Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne / Paris VI Pierre et Marie Curie)
2. From Norman Sicily and Beyond: The Convent of Santa Maria de Sigena and the Articulation of Dynastic Heritage (Veronica Carla Abenza Soria, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
3. The Wives of Roger II of Sicily: Reflections on the Marriage Strategies of an Evolving Monarchy (Dawn Marie Hayes, Montclair State University)

12:45-1:45 Lunch (Wolfson Dining Hall)

1:45-3:15

Chronicles II 4 papers (session ends 3:30)
Chair: Graham Loud, University of Leeds
1. The Historia Sicula: The Kingdom’s Conquest History? (John Aspinwall, University of Lancaster)
2. Enemy in sight: the Norman presence on the Iberian Peninsula in the Medieval chronicles (Heidi R. Krauss, UNED Madrid)
3. Sex, death and corruption: Rumours in the work of “Hugo Falcandus” (Harald Richter, University of Munich)
4. The multimodal critical edition of Geoffrey Malaterra’s chronicle: a new tool for the research on the Normans in the Mediterranean (Marie-Agnes Lucas-Avenel, Universite’ de Caen Basse-Normandie)

Perspectives on Population: Urban and Rural
Chair: Sandro Carocci, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
1. The Normans in Sicily: an archaeological perspective (Alessandra Molinari, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”)
2. Liste di uomini e societa’ rurali nella Campania normanna prima dell’istituzione del Regnum Siciliae (Ca 1070-1130) (Alessandro Di Muro, Universita’ di Milano-San Raffaele and Universita’ della Calabria)
3. Miletus and the Norman Calabria: Architecture of power and archaeological evidence of the conquest (Francesco A. Cuteri, Regional Museum of Medieval and Modern Ceramics of Soriano Calabro, Calabria)

Crusading: Motivations and Incentives
Chair: Joanna Drell, University of Richmond
1. Normans on Crusade: Bohemond of Tarrent and Robert Curthose (Alheydis Plassmann, Universitaet Bonn)
2. Ambiguous identities: Italo-Normans and the Holy Land, c. 1095–1136 (Paula Hailstone, Royal Holloway, University of London)
3. Crusade and Jihad in Medieval Sicily and Ifriqiya: The Case of the Zirids and the Normans (Matt King, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities)

3:15-4 Tea and Coffee (Breakout Area)

4-5 Keynote 2: Norman Change, Lords and Rural Societies
Sandro Carocci, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Room 6, Examination Schools

5-7 Optional: Tours of the Norman Crypt at St Edmund Hall, by prior sign-up
7:30 pm Conference Dinner (Doctorow Hall)

Sun 9-10:30

Immigration to the South: Intellectuals and Their Books
Chair: Anna Belletini, IRHT, Paris
1. Paths to Southern Italy: Why and How Did Anglo-Norman Intellectuals Move South? (Francesco Siri, IRHT, Paris)
2. “Atlantic” Bibles and Other Manuscripts in the Cathedral Library of Messina During the Norman Kingdom (Elisabetta Caldelli, Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Rome)
3. Books on the Road: Intersections and Exchanges Between Exegesis and Historiography in Norman Sicily (Valeria De Fraja, ISIME, Rome)

Visions of Antiquity in Siculo-Norman Metals
Chair: Rosa Bacile, Society of Antiquaries, London
1. Nearly Gold and Nearly Perfect: Meaning and Materiality in Siculo-Norman Copper Alloys (Robin S. Reich, Columbia University)
2. King Roger II’s Silver Ducalis and Norman Uses of the Past (Sarah Davis-Secord, University of New Mexico)
3. Muslim Denari from Norman Mints: the Return of Islamic Coinage to Medieval Sicily (Timothy Smit, Eastern Kentucky University)

Art and War: The Early Hautevilles as Warriors and Patrons
Chair: Jeremy Johns, University of Oxford
1. Robert Guiscard as Plunderer and Patron (Clare Vernon, Independent Scholar)
2. The Burial Arrangements of the Early Norman Rulers and the Re-use of Antique Sarcophagi, c. 1069–1127 (Rosa Bacile, Society of Antiquaries, London)
3. Early Norman Patronage in Southern Italy and its links with trade and textile use in the wider Mediterranean (Emma Rogers, Victoria and Albert Museum, London)

Sun 11-12:30

The Normans and the Church
Chair: Alheydis Plassmann, Universitaet Bonn
1. An English View of Italian Politics: Anselm of Canterbury’s Sojourn to the South in Eadmer’s Vita (Jesse W. Izzo, Harvard University)
2. The Simultaneity of Secular and Ecclesiastical History: Anselm’s Ontology in the context of Norman Conquests (Andrea Hugill, University of Toronto)
3. Appropriation of a Martyr: The Mosaic of Thomas Becket in Monreale, Sicily (Zina Uzdenskaya, University of Toronto)

Looking Back on the Normans in the South
Chair: Lisa Reilly, University of Virginia
1. Venetian Reactions to Norman Sicily: Between Enmity and Congeniality (Serban V. Marin, National Archives of Romania, Bucharest)
2. Mosaics, Arabesques, and Political Ambitions: Sicilian-Norman Architecture in 19th-Century Europe (Gabriella Cianciolo, Technische Universitaet Muenchen)
3. Norman Sicily in 19th-century photography (Ute Dercks, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institute)

Hautevilles and Hospitallers
Chair: Matt King, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
1. How to train your nephew: younger Hautevilles either side of the sea (Francesca Petrizzo, University of Leeds)
2. As proud as Lucifer? – The Image of Tancred in the Anna Komnene’s Alexiad (Tomasz Pelech, Uniwersytet Wroclawski/Universite’ Blaise Pascal Clermont-Ferrand II, Poland)
3. Hospitallers in the Norman Principality of Antioch (Ranieri Moore Cavaceppi, American University, Washington, D.C.)

12:30-1:30 Lunch (Wolfson Dining Hall)

1:30-2:45 Keynote 3: The Nobility of Norman Italy, c. 1085-1130
Graham Loud, University of Leeds
Closing Remarks and Thank Yous
Emily A. Winkler, Oxford
Room 6, Examination Schools

3:00 Close of Conference

————————————————————————————————————-

[16]. VII COLLOQUIUM “ARS MEDIAEVALIS”: “THE PROFANE WITHIN SACRED MEDIEVAL ART (AGUILAR DE CAMPOO, 29.09-01.10.2017): CALL FOR FREE PAPERS (DEADLINE: 30.06.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

VII Colloquium ARS MEDIAEVALIS
The Profane within Sacred Medieval Art
Aguilar de Campoo, Sept 29th – Oct 1st 2017 Gerardo Boto, Alejandro Garcia Aviles, Herbert L. Kessler (Dtors)
In his The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, the sociologist Emile Durkheim formulated the idea that the division of the world into two domains is the distinctive feature of religious thought, one containing the sacred and the other all that is profane. Durkheim’s distinction cannot be applied to medieval art, however, in which the mixing of secular motifs in religious objects, images, and architecture was characteristic – at least not without complicating the theoretical notion. The senmurf on the eleventh-century reliquary of St. Matthew in SS. Cosma e Damiano in Rome, the figure copied from Orestes on the ancient Husillos sarcophagus above the altar at Fromista, a fragment of victory killing a barbarian from a consular diptych re-used on a 11th/12th century book cover, and the incorporation of diagrams and motifs from natural science in the “aula gotica” in SS. Quattro Coronati in Rome are among myriad examples that document why this is the case.
In one of the best-known texts related to medieval art, Bernard of Clairvaux railed against the imaginative variety of profane art displayed in twelfth-century Cluniac monasteries, which he considered to be a subversion of the moral order of monastic life. Bernard’s diatribe not only confirms the fact that linking the two realms was common but also raises the question of audience and hence also spatiality. As the anthropologist E. E. Evans-Pritchard postulated, sacredness (and therefore the profane) might be considered as situational, in a chronological as well as in a spatial sense. An object considered sacred in a given period may be considered profane or magical in a different time and/or space; decontextualization and reuse are thus also important issues related to the topic. Profane does not always imply anti-sacred. Indeed, given the fact that profanus means “in front of the consecrated enclosure”, the inclusion of secular elements within sacred domains suggests a dynamic interweaving that extends beyond the mere incorporation of motifs and objects. Sometimes the contacts between the two domains was regulated by rites that provided the conditions within which the relationship was made possible (i.e. consecration); other times, as when natural science was assimilated into the choice and manufacture of materials, the overlapping of sacred and profane underlies the processes of art.
In recent decades, historians have explored the uses of subversive elements in sacred art – from marginalia in illuminated manuscripts to coin-imagery and stamping incorporated in Eucharistic hosts. The conference Ars Mediaevalis 2017 sets out to assess the results of the advances made by the new art historiography and, more important, to open up still-unmapped paths for future study of the profane within the sacred during the Middle Ages.

PROGRAM

FRIDAY, SEPT 29TH – AGUILAR DE CAMPOO
09.45h Colloquium Ars Mediaevalis Opening (Chair: Francesca Espanol UB)
10.00h MICHELE BACCI, Universite’ de Fribourg, Intrusos en los iconos: perspectivas comparativas sobre los retratos individuales en la iconografia sagrada
10.45h Discussion
11.45h PHILIPPE CORDEZ, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Le repentir d’un magicien? Les camees de la statuette de David a’ la cathedrale de Bale (vers 1320)
12.30h Free paper
12.50h Discussion
16.00h FERNANDO VILLASENOR, Universidad de Cantabria, Lo profano y sus espacios: discursos marginales en la Castilla tardogotica
16.45h JAVIER DOCAMPO, Biblioteca Nacional de Espana, Las representaciones de los trabajos de los meses en libros de horas: la construccion de un imaginario social
17.15 Discussion
17.45 Round table. “Profano: perimetros espaciales, iconicos y semanticos en el arte medieval / Profane: spatial, iconic, and semantic edges in medieval art” Gerardo Boto.
18.45 Public presentation of the new editorial line “ARS MEDIAEVALIS. Estudios de arte medieval”

SATURDAY, SEPT 30TH – PALENCIA. DIPUTACION SEE (Chair: Fernando Gutierrez Banos UVA)
10.00h KATHRIN MUELLER, Goethe-Universitaet, Frankfurt am Main, Subversive Devices: Cosmological Diagrams and the Problem of the Sacred
10.45h Free paper
11.05h Discussion 12.00h
BEATE FRICKE, Universitaet Bern, Representing the Cosmos’ Origins, illuminating cosmological thoughts
12.45h Free paper
13.05h Discussion
16.00h Academic visit: Burgos: Santa Maria de las Huelgas Reales; Cartuja de Miraflores

SUNDAY, OCT 1ST – AGUILAR DE CAMPOO. MONASTERIO SANTA MARIA LA REAL (Chair: Javier Martinez Aguirre UCM)
09.15h MILAGROS GUARDIA, Universitat de Barcelona, Las pinturas murales de Sant Joan de Boi’: de como contextualizar la iconografia profana
10.00h Free paper
10.20h Discussion
11.20h Free paper
11.40h HERBERT L. KESSLER, Johns Hopkins University / Masaryk University, From Vanitas to Veritas: the Profane as a Fifth Mode of Seeing
12.20h Discussion
13.00h Conclusions and perspectives
13.15h Closing ceremony

FREE PAPERS: Submission Deadline: June 30th 2017 (Name, Academic institution, 1 page and main bibliography): plhuerta@santamarialareal.org
PLACE: Fundacion Santa Maria la Real – Aguilar de Campo (SPAIN) FEES: Regular 125 euro Reduced 90 euro Special (students) 60 euro
ENROLLMENT: Fundacion Santa Maria la Real del Patrimonio Historico: Avda. Ronda, 1-3 34800 – Aguilar de Campoo (Spain) Tel. (+34) 979 125 000 Fax: (+34) 979 125 680
email: plhuerta@santamarialareal.org
Internet: www.santamarialareal.org

————————————————————————————————————-

[17]. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: “NARRATING POWER AND AUTHORITY IN LATE ANTIQUITY AND MEDIEVAL HAGIOGRAPHIES FROM EAST TO WEST” (ROME, 15-17.02.2018): CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15.07.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

Narrating Power and Authority in Late Antique and Medieval Hagiographies from East to West
International Conference at Academia Belgica (Rome, Italy), Thursday 15th-Saturday 17th February 2018

In hagiographies, saints often confront a number of obstacles and it is their conduct in faith that marks them as saints; women and men who stand apart and are presented as exemplars to be modeled. Often, and this is especially the case of martyr acts, the obstacles are of a religiopolitical nature and the focus of the saint’s conduct is her/his defiance. However, there are instances, especially within the medieval Sufi context, where the relationships between saints and rulers are more nuanced, depicting a symbiotic relationship, where both parties draw upon the authority of the other. There are also those cases in which authority belongs neither to the saint or the king but to ordinary people from across the socio-political and religious spectrum. In recent years, there has been interest in exploring these relationships as depicted in histories, hagiographies, and martyr acts and recent studies have shed light on the concept of sainthood, doctrine, and more generally, the history of various societies. However, the literary aspects of these narratives remain underexplored despite the wealth of information such analyses offer on the socio-cultural and political thought world of various courts and societies across the Indo-Mediterranean world.

This conference takes a diachronic and cross-cultural approach to the study of power and authority from above (courts/saints) and below (saints/ordinary people). We invite papers from scholars who work on different types of late antique and medieval hagiographical narratives (Lives, Martyr Acts, hagiographical romances) working on Persian, Arabic, Syriac, Georgian, Coptic, Armenian, Greek, and Latin hagiographical texts. Of particular interest are papers that will explore:

– how texts construct and understand the roles of saints and rulers vis-a’-vis one another (positive, negative, symbiotic/exploitative)
– how authority is negotiated between saints and the populace
– the power of the life of the saint after death (relics, the authority of hagiographers)
– the role of characterization in the portrayal of figures of power and authority (stock characters, intermediaries, secondary figures)
– audience milieu and reader reception
– literary history

Please send your abstracts to: Ghazzal Dabiri (ghazzal.dabiri@ugent.be) by 15 July 2017.

Abstracts (350 words max, in English) should include name, title of proposed paper, affiliation, and position. Notification about participation will be emailed by 30 September 2017.

B. PUBBLICAZIONI

[1]. “AION. DIPARTIMENTO DI STUDI DEL MONDO CLASSICO E DEL MEDITERRANEO ANTICO. SEZIONE FILOLOGICO-LETTERARIA” 38 (2016)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

AION
Annali dell’Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”
Dipartimento di Studi del Mondo Classico e del Mediterraneo Antico

SEZIONE FILOLOGICO-LETTERARIA
Vol. 38 (2016)
Fabrizio Serra Editore, Pisa-Roma
Pp. 192 – ISSN 1128-7209 / ISSN elettronico 1724-6172

INDICE:

Pasquale MORRA, “Odisseo e l’albero di ulivo in Od. V 476 ss.: una proposta ermeneutica”. — Lionello INGLESE, “Osservazioni sull’uso della persona loquens in Archiloco: la ‘recita’ del carpentiere (fr. 19 W)”. — Adelaide FONGONI, “Linguaggio metaforico e innovazioni metriche nelle elegie di Dionisio Calco”. — Fabiana MANCO, “L’exagoge di Ezechiele: l’autore e il suo pubblico”. — Giulia ECCA, “Gli scoli agli Aforismi ippocratici nel Vaticanus gr. 277”. —- “STUDI CRISOLORINI”: Antonio ROLLO, “Manuele Crisolora vent’anni dopo”. — Michele BANDINI, “Lettura e traduzione dei testi antichi all’ombra del Crisolora. Considerazioni intorno al Laur. Plut. 25 sin. 9”. — Chiara GAZZINI, “L’edizione delle epistole di Manuele Crisolora. Status quaestionis e prospettive di ricerca”.

INFO:

http://www.libraweb.net/sommari.php?chiave=99

————————————————————————————————————-

[2]. “COLOFONI ARMENI A CONFRONTO. ATTI DEL COLLOQUIO INTERNAZIONALE” (2016)

Da: Anna Sirinian (aisbnews@gmail.com)

COLOFONI ARMENI A CONFRONTO.
Le sottoscrizioni dei manoscritti in ambito armeno e nelle altre tradizioni scrittorie del mondo mediterraneo.

Atti del colloquio internazionale, Bologna, 12-13 ottobre 2012
a cura di Anna SIRINIAN, Paola BUZI, Gaga SHURGAIA

Roma, Pontificio Istituto Orientale, 2016
(Orientalia Christiana Analecta, 299)
454 p.: ill. — ISSN 1590-7449 — ISBN 978-88-7210-393-7

SOMMARIO:
Introduzione (A. SIRINIAN), p. 7. — Programma del Convegno, p. 11. — Intervenuti, p. 12. —- [Armeniaca]: Anna SIRINIAN, “Principali caratteristiche dei colofoni armeni e un gruppo in particolare: i colofoni della critica alle autorita’ politiche e religiose, p. 13. — Khachik HARUTYUNYAN, “Gli antroponimi nei colofoni armeni: gruppi semantici e nuovi nomi”, p. 47. — Theo VAN LINT, “Armenian Colophons in Verse, 1641-1660”, p. 73. — Marco BAIS, “Notizie sulla tassazione mongola nei colofoni armeni”, p. 85. — Alessandro ORENGO, “Scrittori armeni di periferia: il caso di Livorno”, p. 99. —- [Georgica]: Gaga SHURGAIA, “Colophon e archeologia del codice”, p. 113. — Ketevan ASATIANI, “The types of Georgian colophons in the Georgian and Armenian manuscripts”, p. 193. —- [Coptica]: Paola BUZI, “Titoli e colofoni: riflessioni sugli elementi paratestuali dei manoscritti copti”, p. 203. — Philippe LUISIER S.J., “Les colophons des manuscrits bohairiques conserves a’ la Bibliotheque Vaticane. Notes de lecture”, p. 219. —- [Aethiopica]: Alessandro BAUSI, “I colofoni e le sottoscrizioni dei manoscritti etiopici”, p. 233. —- [Syriaca]: Emidio VERGANI, “Colofoni siriaci della Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Scritte e annotazioni”, p. 261. —- [Arabica]: Arianna D’OTTONE, “Il colofone nei manoscritti arabo-islamici. Alcune note”, p. 297. —- [Hebraica]: Mauro PERANI, “I colofoni dei manoscritti ebraici: tipologia, formule e caratteri specifici”, p. 347. —- [Iranica]: Angelo Michele PIEMONTESE, “La geometria scrittoria in colophon di codici persiani”, p. 383. —- [Turcica]: Jan SCHMIDT, “Colophons in Islamic Ottoman Manuscripts”, p. 407. —- Indice analitico, p. 417.

————————————————————————————————————-

[3]. “A CATALOGUE OF GREEK MANUSCRIPTS OF MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFORD” (2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

Magdalen College is pleased to announce the publication of A Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts of Magdalen College, Oxford drafted by Mark Sosower, revised and completed by Nigel Wilson (http://www.linc.ox.ac.uk/Fellows/NigelGWilson). This catalogue of Magdalen’s small but important collection was in draft when Prof Mark Sosower (NC State, USA) died suddenly of a heart attack in 2010. Nigel Wilson’s completion of his catalogue, published by The Venetian Press, is very timely as the Greek manuscript collection is near finishing conservation treatment funded by the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust (http://www.nmct.co.uk).

If you would like to order a copy of “A Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts of Magdalen College, Oxford” for your library or personal collection, please email: library@magd.ox.ac.uk. The catalogue retails for 20 pounds (25 dollars) + PandP.

Daryl Green
Librarian
Magdalen College
Oxford
OX1 4AU

Phone: +44 (0)1865 276057 / 276045
[cid:image001.png@01D21A3E.42CC1050]

Libraries & Archives


Magdalen College is a Registered Charity, No.1142149

————————————————————————————————————-

[4]. M.L. AGATI, “THE MANUSCRIPT BOOK: A COMPENDIUM OF CODICOLOGY” (2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

Maria Luisa AGATI
“THE MANUSCRIPT BOOK: A COMPENDIUM OF CODICOLOGY”

Roma, L’Erma di Bretschneider, 2017
ISBN: 978-88-913-0986-0 — (Studia Archaeologica, 214)

This work has been conceived by the author as an enlarged version of the original volume “Il libro manoscritto. Introduzione alla codicologia”, already published in Italian in the same series.

————————————————————————————————————-

[5]. CH. STAVRAKOS, “INSCRIPTIONS IN THE BYZANTINE AND POST-BYZANTINE HISTORY AND HISTORY OF ART” (2017)

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

Christos Stavrakos (Ed.)
Inscriptions in the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine History and History of Art
Proceedings of the International Symposium
“Inscriptions: Their Contribution to the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine History and History of Art” (Ioannina, June 26-27, 2015)
2016. 431 pages, 101 ill., 9 schemes, 3 tables, pb, 170x240mm
ISBN 978-3-447-10759-4
EUR 98,– (D)
https://www.harrassowitz-verlag.de/title_1471.ahtml

This volume contains the papers of the International Symposium about Byzantine and post-Byzantine epigraphy which took place at the University of Ioannina (Greece) in June 2015. This was the most important event in Byzantine epigraphy for the year 2015. Scholars and specialists from all over Europe presented papers about epigraphic traditions and boundary signs in early Byzantine epigraphy, about Byzantine inscriptions from the Parthenon, the Hephaisteion (Church of St. George) at Athens, the monasteries of Mount Athos, the Church of St. Demetrios of Thessalonica, from the wider region of Meteora and Arta and islands of Dodecanese and the Saronic Golf (Aegina), from Byzantine fortifications, metal stamps and overstruck Byzantine lead seals.
There are also papers about special issues such as the contribution of epigraphy to the prosopography of Byzantine Epirus, the usage of some termini in Byzantine and post-Byzantine epigraphy (theosostos, theophylaktos, apartisis), the prosopography of the Balkans in the early Ottoman period, donors and painters in Byzantine and post-Byzantine Epirus.

————————————————————————————————————-

[6]. NEW SERIES: “BIBLIOTHEQUE DE L’ORIENT CHRETIEN” (2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

BIBLIOTHEQUE DE L’ORIENT CHRETIEN

Collection dirigee par Francoise Briquel Chatonnet et Muriel Debie’.
Les textes de l’Orient chretien apportent un eclairage essentiel sur l’histoire de regions s’etendant de l’Ethiopie au Caucase et a’ l’Iran, depuis l’Antiquite’ tardive jusqu’au Moyen Age.
Cette litterature ecrite en de multiples langues – armenien, arabe, copte, ethiopien, georgien, grec et syriaque – est encore peu accessible dans des traductions en francais alors qu’elle est un element fondamental pour comprendre les enjeux culturels, historiques et religieux d’une region dont la complexite’ n’a d’egale que la richesse: naissance du christianisme, relations judeo-chretiennes, querelles christologiques au sein du christianisme (qui ont debouche’ sur la naissance d’Eglises orientales toujours vivantes), relations islamo-chretiennes a’ partir du VIIe siecle, naissance d’un “Orient latin” a’ l’epoque des Croisades.

Ces textes ont ete’ ecrits pour l’edification et pour le plaisir. Ils representent des sources de premiere main sur les religions en presence, sur la transmission de la culture antique, sur l’histoire politique, culturelle et litteraire des populations chretiennes qui furent et sont toujours, meme si elles sont menacees, des acteurs majeurs des mondes dont elles faisaient partie.

(1)
“Saints fondateurs du christianisme ethiopien. FRUMENTIUS, GARIMA, TAKLA-HAYMANOT, EWOSTATEWOS”
Traduit et commente’ par: Gerard COLIN, Introduction de: Marie-Laure DERAT, Christian JULIN-ROBIN
LXXXIX + 329 pages; Index, Bibliographie, 1 Carte(s), 1 Illustration(s) NandB; Livre broche’; 12.5 x 19.2 cm; 350 g; Bibliotheque de l’Orient chretien; N. dans la collection: 1; Parution: 16/01/2017; CLIL: 3345; EAN13: 9782251446325; Code distributeur: 56661.

Peu apres l’Empire romain, l’Ethiopie adopte a’ son tour le christianisme. Reduite d’abord a’ l’entourage royal et au milieu dirigeant, la christianisation touche bientot en profondeur tout le Nord ethiopien, grace a’ l’oeuvre missionnaire conduite a’ partir du milieu du ve siecle par des moines venus de l’Empire.
Frumentius est l’artisan de la conversion royale; les faits n’ont pas laisse’ de recit indigene et c’est Rufin d’Aquilee qui en fournit en latin la relation originale. La tradition ecrite ethiopienne la recopia et l’enrichit, conferant a’ Frumentius sa qualite’ de premier saint – et metropolite – du pays des negus. Garima est un des principaux missionnaires du ve siecle et partage avec eux beaucoup de traits: fils d’un roi etranger, il obeit a’ l’appel de Dieu, renonce aux grandeurs terrestres, se retire et fonde un monastere.
Takla Haymanot est un des acteurs, au XIVe siecle, d’une deuxieme christianisation, qui touche le Sud du pays. Au cours de ses voyages, le saint engendre de nombreux fils spirituels et cree le plus important ordre monastique ethiopien. Le monastere qu’il fonda, Dabra-Libanos, fournissait le chef supreme de tous les moines.
Ewostatewos donna son nom a’ l’ordre ethiopien des Eustatheens, surtout present dans le nord de l’Ethiopie et l’actuelle Erythree. Il a defendu l’observance du “sabbat” du samedi a’ l’egal du dimanche.
Les Actes de ces fondateurs ont, pour la plupart, ete’ publies en ge’ez il y a un siecle ou plus. Certains n’avaient jamais ete’ traduits, d’autres l’avaient ete’ partiellement – notamment en latin – lors de leur publication.

TABLE DES MATIERES

INTRODUCTION
La tradition ecrite; L’hagiographie ethiopienne; Regles de transcription

I. L’arrivee du christianisme en Ethiopie
La “conversion” de l’Ethiopie (par Christian-Julien Robin); Le royaume d’Aksum; La “conversion”; La date de l’adoption du christianisme comme religion officielle; Deux phases dans l’enracinement du christianisme a’ Aksum; Abraha et Asbaha; La tradition; FRUMENTIUS, GARIMA; II. Le developpement a’ l’epoque medievale; Les predications de Takla Haymanot et d’Ewostatewos et le royaume chretien d’Ethiopie (XIIIe-XVe siecles) (par Marie-Laure Derat); L’Ethiopie a’ la veille de la predication de Takla Haymanot et Ewostatewos; Takla Haymanot: evangelisateur du Choa et saint patron du royaume; Ewostatewos et le mouvement eustatheen; TAKLA-HAYMANOT (M. 1313), EWOSTATEWOS (1273-1352); Breve chronologie; Le calendrier ethiopien; Carte de l’Ethiopie; TRADUCTIONS; FRUMENTIUS: Homelie; Commemoration du synaxaire (26 hamle); GARIMA: Homelie de Yohannes, eveque d’Aksum; Commemoration du synaxaire (17 sane); TAKLA-HAYMANOT: Vie (Gadl); Commemoration du synaxaire (24 nahase); EWOSTATEWOS (1273-1352): Vie (Gadl); Miracles; Bibliographie; Index des noms propres

(2)
“Deux freres caucasiens de Promethee, Amiran et Abrsk’il”
Traduit et commente’ par: Jean-Pierre MAHE’, Traduit par: Zaza ALEKSIDZE; 272 pages; Livre broche’; 12.5 x 19 cm; 290 g; Bibliotheque de l’Orient chretien; N. dans la collection: 2; Parution: 16/01/2017; CLIL: 3917; EAN13: 9782251446318; Code distributeur: 56662

Le georgien classique n’a que trois noms irreguliers, “Dieu, le cure’ et le vin”, mais ce brevet de christianisme ne vaut que pour la plaine et la civilisation ecrite. Les tribus montagnardes ont trois valeurs bien differentes: la biere, le beurre et le paganisme. A’ maintes reprises, les souverains ont tente’ de les christianiser en confisquant leurs idoles et en apprenant a’ lire a’ leurs enfants. Mais, tel un dragon enchaine’ qui se libere, l’oralite’ paienne a toujours repris le dessus.
Flexible, foisonnante, s’enrichissant de siecle en siecle, elle permet d’observer sur le vif une mythologie hybride, melant la foi chretienne a’ des croyances immemoriales sur l’origine et l’ordre de l’univers. Il en a resulte’ un curieux pantheon, ou’ les figures bibliques cohabitent avec les heros mythologiques et ou’ l’humanite’ oscille entre l’ordre divin du monde et les soubresauts titanesques de la matiere.
La geste prometheenne du titan georgien Amiran est ici confrontee a’ la legende du geant abkhaze Abrsk’il, ainsi qu’a’ un dossier de sources armeniennes, litteraires et folkloriques relatives a’ un geant enchaine’. On constate une evidente parente’ avec le mythe de Promethee, mais les grecs ont “assagi” la geste farouche du Caucase.

TABLE DES MATIERES

Avant-propos; La legende caucasienne du titan captif; Chapitre 1: La decouverte du Caucase: langues, ecrit et oralite’; La geographie du Caucase, du mythe a’ la realite’; La diversite’ linguistique: langues caucasiennes et caucasiques; Chapitre 2: L’epopee georgienne d’Amiran, entre paganisme et christianisme; Introduction au paganisme georgien; Dieux paiens travestis sous des noms chretiens Morige, K’wiria et saint Georges Giorgi Lasa ou la coutume apprivoisee; Amiran: la transmission orale et ses temoins; La litterature georgienne medievale; Chapitre 3: Amiran, ou le combat contre l’ineluctable; I. Naissance et enfance d’Amiran; Inutile precaution d’une mere; Formation d’une fratrie humaine; II. Exploits titanesques; Apprendre a’ venger son pere; Debut de la rupture avec Dieu; L’appel du destin; Premiere desunion du trio; La seconde naissance d’Amiran; Acquisition d’une taille cosmique; Retour apparent a’ une taille normale; Aventure ou sedentarite’?; Mariage par enlevement; Mythe et parodie epique; Deuil et amertume de la victoire; Voyage dans l’autre monde: mort et resurrection; III. L’affrontement avec Dieu; Premiere defaite d’Amiran; Cadeaux divins ou ruse du destin?; Une epreuve truquee; Q’ursa, le codetenu d’Amiran; Christianisation du calendrier paien; Temps cosmique et ordre universel; Failles de la Necessite’; Chapitre 4: Paralleles armeniens; Epopee orale et memoire des lieux; Mher et la geste du Sasun; Substrat mythologique; Substrat ourartien, le bouclier d’Anzaf; Naissance et enfance d’Artawazd-Sidar; La faute contre le pere ou le temps outrage’; Chatiment des reprouves; Recurrence periodique des espoirs d’evasion; Esquisse chronologique; Chapitre 5: Abrsk’il ou la nostalgie de l’Age d’or; Decouverte et collecte de l’epopee; Erosion du texte et authenticite’ du mythe; Ambiguite’ du heros; Gigantisme et destinee; Rivalite’ avec Dieu; Nature et culture; La captivite’ du heros; Le temps et l’Age d’or; Traductions; Amiran; Dali, amante d’un chasseur, § 1-5; Une cesarienne prophylactique, § 6-7; Bapteme a’ la source d’Iaman, § 8-9; Iaman adopte l’enfant, § 10-12; Un secret de famille, § 13-15; Premiers combats contre les devi, § 16-25; L’age de l’errance, § 26-27; Le testament de Camcum, § 28-30; Extermination du devi Baq’baq’ et naissance des trois vers, § 31-37; Le guide perfide et les trois dragons, § 38-44; Dans le ventre du dragon noir, § 45-47; Le Seigneur Igri, fabricant de postiches, § 48-54; Conquete d’un foyer, § 54-63; Amiran enleve Q’amar, § 64-70; A’ la poursuite du ravisseur, § 71-73; Usip’ et Badri meurent au combat, § 74-80; Amiran tue le pere de Q’amar, § 81-86; Suicide d’Amiran, § 87-93; Q’amar ressuscite les trois freres, § 94-98; La jambe d’Ambri et l’inertie de la matiere, § 99-106; Le defi a’ Dieu, § 107-109; Enchainement et reclusion d’Amiran, § 110-117; Vaine tentative d’evasion, § 118-128; Abrsk’il: Naissance du heros et Age d’or de l’Abkhazie, § 1-6; Caractere et militantisme d’Abrsk’il, § 7-12; Exploits prodigieux: le dev et La Pierre fendue, § 13-15; Premier heurt avec les Apehambar et dernieres paroles du heros, § 16-20; La ruse de la sorciere et la capture d’Abrsk’il, § 21-28; Variante du meme episode: la trahison du pic-vert, § 29-31; Abrsk’il enchaine’ dans la caverne, § 32-36; Vains efforts d’evasion, § 37-41; Echec d’une expedition de sauvetage, § 42-47. Dossier armenien: I. Artawazd-Sidar; Questionnaire de Gregoire l’Illuminateur; Eznik de Kolb; Movses Xorenac’i; Vanakan Vardapet; Synaxaire “de Ter Israyel”; Synaxaire de Grigor Xlat’eci; II. Mher: Histoire de la jeune fille qui vit Mher; Conclusion; Le mythe de Promethee: du Caucase a’ l’Hellade; Liste alphabetique des travaux cites; Table des illustrations.

(3)
ANONYME
“Dialogue de Timothee et Aquila. Dispute entre un juif et un chretien”
Traduit et commente’ par: Sebastien MORLET; XLII + 184 pages; Livre broche’; 12.5 x 19.2 cm; 200 g; Bibliotheque de l’Orient chretien; N. dans la collection: 3; Parution: 16/01/2017; CLIL: 4034; EAN13: 9782251446301; Code distributeur: 56663.
La polemique religieuse represente une page importante dans l’histoire des relations entre juifs et chretiens. L’Antiquite’ en a laisse’ de nombreux temoignages litteraires, dont des dialogues mettant aux prises un juif et un chretien. Ces textes se presentent en general comme des comptesrendus de debats reels. Les deux adversaires discutent sur les points essentiels de desaccord: Jesus est-il le Messie? L’Evangile s’est-il substitue’ a’ la Loi juive? Qui, des juifs ou des chretiens, est le peuple de Dieu? Mais, composes par des chretiens, ces dialogues ont toujours pour but de montrer la superiorite’ du christianisme. Ils sont adresses avant tout aux chretiens et servent a’ les instruire dans la foi.
Le Dialogue de Timothee et Aquila, compose’ par un auteur inconnu, peut-etre sous le regne de Justinien (VIe s.), constitue, en grec, le temoin le plus important de ce genre litteraire dans l’Antiquite’ tardive. Le texte se presente comme la relation d’un debat organise’ a’ Alexandrie entre le chretien Timothee et le juif Aquila. Au terme d’une controverse consacree avant tout a’ la question du Christ, le juif admet sa defaite et recoit le bapteme. Refletant davantage une discussion ideale qu’une controverse reelle, le texte est un temoignage capital sur la facon dont les chretiens se representaient leur position par rapport au judaisme a’ la fin de l’Antiquite’.
Cet ouvrage offre la premiere traduction francaise du dialogue dans sa forme longue, munie d’une introduction et d’un index biblique.

TABLE DES MATIERES

INTRODUCTION. Les dialogues Aduersus Iudaeos; Le Dialogue de Timothee et Aquila; La discussion mise en scene: fiction ou realite?; La methode du dialogue; DIALOGUE D’UN CHRETIEN ET D’UN JUIF, dont les noms sont, pour le chretien, Timothee, et pour le juif, Aquila, qui eut lieu a’ Alexandrie, a’ l’epoque du tres saint Cyrille, patriarche d’Alexandrie; Prologue; Discussion preliminaire: les Ecritures recues; Premier probleme: Dieu a-t-il un conseiller? Objection: comment Dieu peut-il avoir vecu ce qu’a vecu Jesus?; Le conseiller de Dieu est Dieu; Reponse a’ l’objection: tout ce que Jesus a vecu a ete’ annonce’ par les prophetes; Objection: le Psaume 2 concerne Salomon; Reprise de la demonstration prophetique; Objection: toutes ces annonces concernent un Messie a’ venir; Reponse: les noms “Jesus” et “Christ”; Reponse a’ l’objection: Za 3 ne concerne pas le fils de Josedec; Digression: rejet des juifs (1) et vocation des nations; Reponse a’ l’objection “Israel reste son premier-ne'”; Dieu et Abraham; Comment Jesus est-il ne’?; La naissance virginale du Christ (1); Reprise de la discussion: la croix; Digression: la desobeissance des juifs; Reprise de la discussion: la croix (suite); La croix: fin de la discussion; Reprise de la discussion initiale: la Trinite’; L’Incarnation (1); la naissance virginale (2); Reprise de la discussion: le conseiller de Dieu etait Dieu Autres preuves sur la divinite’ du Fils; Objection: s’agit-il de Jesus?; Reponse: il est issu d’Abraham; La benediction s’est transmise d’Abraham a’ Jacob, puis a’ Juda; Objection: a’ qui les benedictions s’appliquent-elles?; Jesus est fils de David; Objection et reponse: le Messie ne devait-il pas etre beau?; Digression: le rejet des juifs (2); Objection et reponse: les chretiens ont corrompu les Ecritures; La traduction des Soixante-douze; Le complot du traducteur Aquila; Reprise de la discussion anterieure: la chute de Jerusalem; Objection et reponse: la royaute’ de David devait etre eternelle; Digression: l’Incarnation (2); Reprise: Israel et les nations; Objection et reponse: le texte sur le nom nouveau s’applique a’ Jacob; Les juifs n’ont pas reconnu Jesus comme Dieu; La Passion du Christ; Resurrection du Christ, resurrection des hommes; Il connaissait sa Passion par avance; Il est venu juger les vivants et les morts; Victoire du chretien et bapteme du juif; Bibliographie; Index biblique.

C. NOTIZIE

[1]. AUSSCHREIBUNG: ZWEI PROJEKTSTELLEN IN DER SAMMLUNG VON HANDSCHRIFTEN UND ALTEN DRUCKEN DER OESTERREICHISCHEN NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 19.03.2017)

Da: Claudia Sojer (claudia.sojer@uibk.ac.at)

Ausschreibung von zwei Projektstellen in der Sammlung von Handschriften und alten Drucken der Oesterreichischen Nationalbibliothek
Dauer: jeweils 24 Monate

(1)
In der Sammlung von Handschriften und alten Drucken suchen wir fuer das im Rahmen des Calls Go!Digital 2.0. angesiedelte Projekt “Modellfall Fragmentendigitalisierung – Die mittelalterlichen Fragmente des Klosters Mondsee” zum Eintritt per 1.4.2017, befristet bis 31.3.2019, eine/n qualifizierte/n wissenschaftliche/n ProjektmitarbeiterIn
(30h/Woche)

Ihre Aufgaben
– Erfassung und Katalogisierung mittelalterlicher Fragmente aus Mondsee
– Eingabe der Daten in den Onlinekatalog der OeNB und in die Datenbank “Fragmentarium”
– Praesentation der Ergebnisse bei Tagungen und Veranstaltungen
– Praesentation der Ergebnisse in wissenschaftlichen Publikationen

Unsere Anforderungen
– Einschlaegiges, abgeschlossenes Universitaetsstudium aus dem Bereich der Geisteswissenschaften
– Sehr gute, praxisbewaehrte Lateinkenntnisse und gute Kenntnisse sowie praktische Erfahrung in Palaeographie und Kodikologie
– Hohe Lesekompetenz sowie gute Kenntnisse bei der Identifizierung mittelalterlicher (liturgischer) Texte
– Bereitschaft fuer gelegentliche Dienstreisen

Bewerbungen
Ausschliesslich online ueber unser Bewerberportal (https://jobs.onb.ac.at) bis spaetestens 19.3.2017 mit Angabe Ihrer Gehaltsvorstellung.
Das Jahresbruttogehalt fuer diese Position auf Basis einer 30h-Woche liegt je nach Qualifikation und Erfahrung bei mindestens EUR 26.180,–.

(2)
In der Sammlung von Handschriften und alten Drucken suchen wir fuer das im Rahmen des Calls Go!Digital 2.0. angesiedelte Projekt “Modellfall Fragmentendigitalisierung – Die mittelalterlichen Fragmente des Klosters Mondsee” zum Eintritt per 1.4.2017, befristet bis 31.3.2019, eine/n qualifizierte/n geringfuegig beschaeftigte/n ProjektmitarbeiterIn (8h/Woche)

Ihre Aufgaben
– Unterstuetzung bei der Erfassung und Digitalisierung mittelalterlicher Fragmente aus Mondsee
– Eingabe der Daten in den Onlinekatalog der OeNB und in die Datenbank “Fragmentarium”

Unsere Anforderungen
– Sehr gute, praxisbewaehrte Lateinkenntnisse
– Grundkenntnisse und praktische Erfahrungen in Palaeographie und Kodikologie
– Praktische Erfahrung im Umgang mit mittelalterlichen Handschriften

Unser Angebot:
– Monatliches Bruttogehalt: 415,00 Euro
Arbeitszeiten: zwei Tage pro Woche im Zeitrahmen Montag bis Freitag

Bewerbungen
Ausschliesslich online ueber unser Bewerberportal (https://jobs.onb.ac.at) bis spaetestens 19.3.2017.

————————————————————————————————————-

[2]. INTERNATIONAL CAVAFY SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 (ATHENS, 10-17.07.2017; APPLICATION DEADLINE: 20.03.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

International Cavafy Summer School 2017
“Cavafy in the World”

The International Cavafy Summer School is a major international annual scholarly event organised by the Cavafy Archive and the Onassis Foundation, the first such event to be devoted exclusively to Cavafy and the impact of his work. The inaugural summer school will take place on 10-17 July 2017, based at the historical building of the Onassis Foundation in the centre of Athens.
The theme for this year is Cavafy in the World. The aim will be to examine Cavafy’s work in wider, indeed global, literary and cultural contexts, to revisit Cavafy as a major figure of world literature and to reassess the impact of his life and work on Greek and international culture.
Among the topics that the first Summer School will aim to revisit are: Cavafy’s relationship to movements such as symbolism, aestheticism, decadence and modernism; Cavafy’s dialogue with other literary figures; Cavafy as a cultural myth; the place of biography in Cavafy studies; paratextual uses of Cavafy’s poems; the construction of a Cavafy “canon” through editing and translating; Cavafy’s importance for modern queer writing and culture. It will also pose questions such as: What kind of methodological and theoretical approaches can be productive in revisiting Cavafy’s work as world literature? How does Cavafy’s appeal as a world literary figure relate to (and challenges) national appropriations of the poet in Greece? How does Cavafy’s poetry speak to present cultural, social, and political concerns and what kind of responses does it offer to contemporary local and global realities?
The International Cavafy Summer School 2017 will be convened by Dimitris Papanikolaou (Oxford) and Stathis Gourgouris (Columbia), and tutors will include Natalie Melas (Cornell), Maria Boletsi (Leiden), Karen Emmerich (Princeton), Michael Warner (Yale), Gregory Jusdanis (Ohio State) and Patrick McGuinness (Oxford). Workshops will run mornings and afternoons for 6 days (pending finalised timetable). Built around morning seminars and afternoon research presentations, this year’s programme aims to enrich and enhance the participants’ knowledge of Cavafy and his work, opening up new directions and comparative perspectives within world literature, while simultaneously broadening the scope of Cavafy research. The tutors, all senior experts in the field, will offer comprehensive 3-hour seminars in the mornings. Τhe fifteen junior participants (doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and early career academics) will be invited to present their work in the afternoon sessions, receive feedback from their peers, and engage in discussion. Additional lectures, performances and events will also be scheduled for the duration of the School.
One of the aims of the International Cavafy Summer School is to encourage future collaborations and research, especially among scholars who follow different methodologies and are at different stages of their career. For this reason, successful applicants will be notified by Monday 24th April 2017, and will be required to submit a version of their presentation in advance.
Thanks to a grant from the Onassis Foundation, the Summer School will be able to cover all expenses for tuition, accommodation and subsistence for all participants. There is, therefore, no fee requirement for tuition. Students and early career researchers can also apply for a grant to cover all or part of their travel expenses for coming to Athens.

Application process and deadlines
The International Cavafy Summer School is a unique opportunity to attend world-class talks and to showcase new research. Doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and earlycareer academics whose work relates to the fields of Comparative Literature, World Literature, Gender Studies, Cavafy Studies, Greek Studies and related areas, and who would like to take part in the International Cavafy Summer School are encouraged to apply with
a) a letter containing a short overview of their current research and their motivation for participating in the school (no more than 500 words)
b) a description of the specific topic they would be able to tackle in the Summer School in a 30 minute presentation (no more than 300 words), as well as
c) a full CV and
d) the name of one referee who can be contacted to provide support for their application.

The working language of the Cavafy Summer School will be English. Proceedings will be recorded and parts of the talks published online on the Cavafy Archive website. Knowledge of Modern Greek is not a prerequisite, but familiarity with Cavafy’s work is.
Deadline for applications for the 2017 Cavafy Summer School: Monday 20th March 2017
All applications should be submitted in English.
Please address all relevant material and any inquiries to: Theodoros Chiotis and Marianna Christofi at Kavafis@sgt.gr

International Cavafy Summer School 2018
A second summer school has already been scheduled for July 2018, to be convened by Constanze Guthenke (Oxford) and Dimitris Papanikolaou (Oxford), on the topic Cavafy and Antiquity. Prospective applicants who feel their work might fit more with that topic are encouraged to consider applying next year, but are equally encouraged to make themselves known to the conveners as early as this application round.

————————————————————————————————————-

[3]. POSITION FOR A RESEARCHER IN BYZANTINE STUDIES AT UPPSALA UNIVERSITY (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31.03.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.
Research and teaching at the Department of linguistics and philology covers approx. twenty different languages and linguistic subjects as well as computational linguistics. These include many of the important languages and cultures in the Middle East, to which can be added Hindi, Swahili, Chinese, Ancient Greek and Latin. Comparative Indo-European linguistics and general linguistics are also part of the department.

Duties: The position involves own research and research-related activities in Byzantine Studies, with placement within the “Text and Narrative in Byzantium” project (http://www.grekiska.net/byzantine-narrative/). Administrative duties within the framework of the project are included, partly in connection with the project’s collaboration with the Byzantine Studies environment in Paris.

Requirements: Eligible for this position are persons who have completed a doctoral degree or an equivalent degree in the subject area of Byzantine Studies or Greek with a Byzantine specialisation.
Additional qualifications: Since the project “Text and Narrative in Byzantium” is carried out in collaboration with Paris we are particularly interested in persons with a documented knowledge of French.

Application procedure: Applications must include a letter describing the applicant’s suitability in terms of qualification requirements and assessment criteria as well as a brief research proposal. Applications must also contain a CV, copies of relevant educational certificates, and a letter of recommendation.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

Pay: Individual salaries
Starting: 2017-09-01
Type of employment: Temporary position ending 2017-12-31.
Working hours: 100 per cent

For further information about the position please contact
Professor Ingela Nilsson, e-post Ingela.Nilsson@lingfil.uu.se.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find much information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact the International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 31 march 2017, UFV-PA 2017/281.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Linguistics and Philology
Type of employment: Full time, Temporary position 3-6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 per cent
Town: Uppsala
County: Uppsala laen
Country: Sweden
Union representative: Marie Ols, TCO/ST 018-471 2459
Per Sundman, Saco-radet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurstroem, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/281
Last application date: 2017-03-31

————————————————————————————————————-

[4]. AUSSCHREIBUNG: ZWEI WISSENSCHAFTLICHE MITARBEITER/MITARBEITERINNEN IN DER ABTEILUNG DIGITAL HUMANITIES (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12.04.2017)

Da: Claudia Sojer (claudia.sojer@uibk.ac.at)

Das DHIP sucht zum naechstmoeglichen Zeitpunkt oder nach Vereinbarung

1. eine/n wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in auf Postdoktorandenniveau
(37 Stunden-Wochenarbeitszeit oder nach Vereinbarung)
2. eine/n wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/in mit einem Promotionsprojekt
(24 Stunden-Wochenarbeitszeit)

Das Deutsche Historische Institut Paris (DHIP) ist Teil der Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland (MWS). Das Institut arbeitet unter den Leitbegriffen “Forschen – Vermitteln – Qualifizieren” auf dem Gebiet der franzoesischen, deutsch-franzoesischen und westeuropaeischen Geschichte von der Spaetantike bis zur Gegenwart und nimmt eine Vermittlerrolle zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich ein.

Das DHIP will seinen Schwerpunkt im Bereich der Digital Humanities (bes. Open-Access-Publikationen, Datenbanken und soziale Medien) weiter staerken. Wir suchen deshalb:
1. befristet fuer drei Jahre eine/n wissenschaftliche/n wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter/in, der/die ein Forschungsvorhaben im Bereich der digitalen Geschichtswissenschaft verfolgt und im Bereich der Drittmittelakquise (bes. Wissenschaftskommunikation und -publikation, digitale Editionen) Foerderantraege vorbereitet, die Weiterentwicklung und Vernetzung bestehender Onlineprojekte und Datenbanken des Instituts innerhalb der digitalen Forschungsinfrastrukturen fuer die digitalen Geisteswissenschaften vorantreibt und die Forschenden des DHIP bei Konzeption und Umsetzung ihrer digitalen Projekte unterstuetzt.
2. befristet fuer bis zu drei Jahren eine/n Mitarbeiter/in, der/die ein geschichtswissen-schaftliches Promotionsprojekt, vorzugsweise im Bereich der digitalen Geschichtswis-senschaften, verfolgt und gemeinsam im Team die Wissenschaftskommunikation des DHIP ueber soziale Medien sowie das Community-Management der Blogplattform de.hypotheses.org uebernimmt.

Wir erwarten von Bewerbern/innen fuer beide Stellen einen ausgearbeiteten Entwurf (5-10 Seiten) fuer ein eigenes geschichtswissenschaftliches Promotions- bzw. Post-Doc-Projekt, das auf Postdoktoratsniveau entweder systematisch Verfahren und Methoden der Digital Humanities anwendet oder diese selbst zum Erkenntnisgegenstand hat und auf Doktorandenniveau sich in das wissenschaftliche Profil des DHIP einfuegt. Besonders willkommen sind interdisziplinaere, komparative und/oder transkulturelle Ansaetze, die das thematische Spektrum am DHIP ergaenzen.
Erwuenscht werden auf Postdoktoratsniveau eine sehr gute Promotion in Geschichtswissenschaft oder in Digital Humanities mit Schwerpunkt in den historisch arbeitenden Geisteswissenschaften, nachgewiesene Informatikkompetenz, sehr gute Kenntnisse der europaeischen digitalen Forschungsinfrastrukturen fuer die Geisteswissenschaften, insbesondere fuer das Hosting von Forschungsdaten und die Bereitstellung von Analysetools sowie Erfahrungen im Bereich der Drittmittelakquise. Kenntnisse offener Standards und ihrer Implementierung sowie Erfahrungen in der Erstellung technischer Dokumentationen sind von Vorteil. Erwuenscht werden Deutsch- oder Franzoesischkenntnisse auf Muttersprachniveau, solide Kenntnisse in der jeweils anderen Sprache und sehr gute Englischkenntnisse.

Auf Promotionsniveau werden Stilsicherheit im Deutschen oder Franzoesischen sowie sehr gute Kenntnisse der anderen Sprache vorausgesetzt. Das Hochschulstudium muss bei Stellenantritt erfolgreich abgeschlossen sein. Personen mit einem bereits vorangeschrittenen Promotionsprojekt sind ebenfalls zur Bewerbung eingeladen.

Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/innen werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt beruecksichtigt. Die Max Weber Stiftung und das DHIP foerdern die berufliche Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern und streben die Erhoehung des Anteils von Frauen am wissenschaftlichen Personal an. Qualifizierte Frauen sind deshalb nachdruecklich aufgefordert, sich zu bewerben. Frauen werden nach Massgabe des Bundesgleichstellungsgesetzes bei gleicher Qualifikation vorrangig beruecksichtigt.
Der Arbeitsort ist Paris. Die Bezahlung richtet sich nach dem Verguetungsschema der deutschen Botschaft Paris fuer franzoesische Arbeitsvertraege.

Das DHIP versteht sich als familienfreundlicher Arbeitgeber. Auf unserer Website finden Sie Informationen zum Familienservice des Instituts sowie einen Leitfaden zu Mutterschutz, Kinderbetreuung, Elternzeit und Elterngeld in Deutschland und Frankreich, der die Besonderheiten des Auslandsstandortes beruecksichtigt. Gern stehen wir Ihnen auch im persoenlichen Gespraech zur Verfuegung. Bei Fragen zur Verguetung, Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf sowie zur Arbeit an einem Auslandsstandort, zoegern Sie nicht, Kontakt mit Dr. Alexandra Heidle-Chhatwani (aheidle-chhatwani@dhi-paris.fr oder +33 (0)1 44 54 23 81) aufzunehmen.

Fuer inhaltliche Fragen steht Dr. Mareike Koenig (mkoenig@dhi-paris.fr) zur Verfuegung.

Bewerbungen mit den ueblichen Unterlagen (Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse), einer Skizze des Arbeitsvorhabens und den Adressen von zwei Referenzpersonen richten Sie bitte in elektronischer Form (vollstaendig und in einer PDF-Datei) bis zum 12. April 2017an Prof. Dr. Thomas Maissen, bewerbung@dhi-paris.fr. Die Auswahlgespraeche werden voraussichtlich am 4. Mai 2017 stattfinden.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Maissen
Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris
Mailadresse: bewerbung@dhi-paris.fr

————————————————————————————————————-

[5]. ARMENIAN STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15.05.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

Armenian Studies Scholarship
For graduate students of any nationality

Keeping with its mission to support the acquisition of specific knowledge in the field of Armenian studies, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation invites applications targeting all graduate students pursuing research in this domain. It is a full or partial scholarship, based on a global competition, up to 50,000 USD per year, for a maximum of four years. Six scholarships will be provided per year.

Who is eligible?
Students admitted or already pursuing a Master, PhD degree or Post Doc in an institution of higher education anywhere in the world. Modern and contemporary periods, including current issues facing Armenia and the diaspora will be privileged. Note that we define Armenian studies as broader than area studies.

The application process for the 2017-2018 academic year will open on the 1st of March 2017 and the deadline for applications is the 15th of May 2017.

To register and apply, please visit: https://gulbenkian.pt/en/grant/armenian-studies-scholarship

————————————————————————————————————-

[6]. WINTER SCHOOL IN LATIN PALEOGRAPHY AND CODICOLOGY AT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME (ROME, 08-19.01.2018; APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30.05.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

WINTER SCHOOL IN LATIN PALEOGRAPHY AND CODICOLOGY

With the kind collaboration of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV), and the University of Notre Dame, from 8 to 19 January 2018 the American Academy in Rome offers its Winter School in Latin Paleography and Codicology. The curator of Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts at the University of Notre Dame, Dr. David T. Gura will teach the course and supervise manuscript research. This two-week intensive course will introduce participants to various aspects of Latin Paleography and Western Codicology, offering a balance of theoretical and practical applications.
In collaboration with the Vatican Library and the University of Notre Dame Rome Gateway
Participants will develop mastery of abbreviation systems, the ability to identify, classify, localize, and date western book hands (ca. 1100-1500), and an understanding of the historical development and influence of Latin scripts. Western codicological principles and an introduction to analytical manuscript description will enable participants to interpret the manuscript as a complete object by utilizing physical properties such as collation, ruling patterns, decoration in parallel with the script.
A special feature of the course will be extensive library visits to the BAV, which enable participants to apply the skills and techniques from the seminars with medieval manuscripts in situ. Discussion sections will offer a chance for students to share their experiences in a group setting and discuss various problems and difficulties. The course will culminate in a final presentation in which students present the fruits of their research and field questions from the audience.
Two evening lectures by specialists will provide in depth supplementary content to particular aspects of the seminars.

2018 Dates
January 8-19, 2018

Application Deadline
May 30, 2017

Director
David T. Gura, curator of Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts, University of Notre Dame

Eligibility
Applications from graduate and postgraduate students of Classics, Patristics, and all branches of Medieval Studies are welcome. Prior and advanced knowledge of Classical and Medieval Latin is essential. The course will be conducted in English.

Costs:
Tuition: 530 euro, 580 American dollars

Housing
Housing is available at the American Academy for those who require it. The below rates are for 2017, and may change slightly:

Shared twin room (without bathroom) – euro 450 for 11 nights
Double room for single use (without bathroom) – euro 900 for 11 nights
Double room for single use (with bathroom) – euro 1340 for 11 nights
Single Room (without bathroom) – euro 770 for 11 nights
Single room (with bathroom) – euro 1159 for 11 nights

Room availability cannot be guaranteed and applicants should indicate their need for housing in their application. Housing at the Academy is recommended as it makes participation easier and adds to the communal experience.

Meals
Meals are not included in the costs of the program. Meals can be purchased at the Academy (euro 15 ca for lunch and euro 27 ca for dinner). Meals may also be prepared in the AAR’s communal kitchens.

How to Apply
Applications should send a CV and a letter of intent specifying Latin language experience, research topic, and explaining the applicant’s need for training in paleography and codicology. Please send application and any queries about the course to: latin.paleography@aarome.org.

Payment
Deadline for tuition payments is September 30, 2017.

Paying in dollars
Send a check in dollars for the TUITION ONLY, made out to the American Academy

American Academy in Rome
7 East 60 Street
New York, New York
10022-1001 USA

Paying in euros
Send a check in euros for the TUITION ONLY, made out to the American Academy in Rome, with an indication in memo line of “Latin Paleography and Codicology” to:

American Academy in Rome
Via Angelo Masina, 5 – 00153
Roma, Italia

Attention of Francesco Cagnizzi
Make a bank transfer to the American Academy in Rome (Unicredit Bank IBAN IT 50 X 02008 05031 000400543095, BIC SWIFT CODE UNCRITM1015)
Provide us with your credit card details by phoning +39 06 5846426

Once we have received all housing requests, accepted participants who have been granted housing at the Academy will be contacted by the institution to pay a housing deposit online via credit card.
Further information about the course can be obtained directly from the course director at latin.paleography@aarome.org.

————————————————————————————————————-

[7]. AMSTERDAM SUMMER SCHOOL ON SYRIAC CHRISTIANITY: PAST AND PRESENT (AMSTERDAM, 22.07-05.08.2017)

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

Amsterdam Summer School on Syriac Christianity: Past and Present

From 22 July to 5 August 2017, the Amsterdam Summer School offers a course on Syriac Christianity. Topics include: Syriac Bible commentaries, the use of the Bible in the liturgy, the first Christian responses to the rise of Islam, the current situation of Syriac Christianity in the Middle East and abroad, and many more.

Experts having agreed to teach in this course include H.E. Mor Polycarpus, Professor Luk Van Rompay (Duke University), Professor Alessandro Mengozzi (University of Turin), Professor Heleen Murre-van den Berg (IVOC, Nijmegen), Dr Jan van Ginkel and others.

This course is a unique opportunity to study in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.
For more information see http://bachelors.vu.amsterdam/en/summer-school/courses/SyriacChrisitanity/index.aspx.
See also our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SummerCourseSyriacChristianity?fref=nf

————————————————————————————————————-

[8]. PRIZE COMPETITION FOR A STUDY/PAPER ON THE HISTORY OF PREVEZA, GREECE (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15.12.2017)

Da: Vera von Falkenhausen

Prize Competition for a Study/Paper on the History of Preveza, Greece

Actia Nicopolis Foundation and the General Archives of Greece – Archives of the Prefecture of Preveza announce a Prize Competition for a Scientific Paper on the History of Preveza, in northwestern Greece. The Paper should refer to any topic of the history of Preveza from its foundation to the middle of the 20th century. The best Paper will be awarded with a money prize of one thousand euros (1.000 euro). Furthermore, any Papers that would be reviewed positively, could be published in a special volume by the Foundation.

All Papers will be reviewed by a Scientific Committee, whose members will be:
1. Nikolaos Anastasopoulos, assistant professor at the University of Ioannina
2. Dimitris Dimitropoulos, research director at the Greek National Institute for Researches
3. Panagiotis Michailaris, emeritus research director of the Greek National Institute for Researches
4. Gerasimos Pangratis, associate professor at the University of Athens
5. Christina Papakosta, historian and researcher.

Terms and Conditions of the Competition

Any graduate or student of a recognized University, born after the 1st of January 1977, is eligible to participate in the Competition.
Scientific Papers submitted to the Competition ought to be original, complete, unpublished, and based on archival material or other sources (published or not). It could be written in Greek or English. The originality may relate to the topic or the way the writer deals new data or new views of a particular issue of the history of Preveza. The participants should be familiar with and follow the common scientific rules and ethics on the use of sources and literature. Particular care should be taken in order to avoid plagiarism phenomena.
Papers ought to be between 7.000 and 10.000 words long and the text be formed in A4 size pages, with usual margins, using size 12 Times New Roman fonts. Two printed copies and a Microsoft Office Word file should be sent, by December 15th 2017, to the General Archives of Greece – Archives of the Prefecture of Preveza, 1, Karamani Str., Preveza, 481 00 Greece. A short Curriculum Vitae and details for future communication (phone numbers, postal and electronic addresses) must be included in the submitted material.
By participating, the writers fully and without any reservation accept its Terms and Conditions of the Competition, as well as the results of the selection process by the Scientific Committee, which are considered final. The writers also grant their rights of the submitted paper to be issued by Actia Nicopolis Foundation, without requiring copyright for it.
Any paper that does not comply with the Terms and Conditions of the Competition shall be excluded from further evaluation by the Scientific Committee. Would all submitted papers do not comply with the essential requirements of this Competition the Committee has the right to award no prize at all.
The results of the Competition will be announced to all the participants and will be published in the local press, in due time.
The money prize will be deposited into a bank account of the winner.
Suggestions for archival sources relating to the history of Preveza could be taken by contacting Dr. Spyros Sklavenitis of the General Archives of Greece online at mail@gak.pre.sch.gr

————————————————————————————————————-

[9]. DUMBARTON OAKS, WASHINGTON: JOB (ASSOCIATE CURATOR, BYZANTINE COLLECTION)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

POSITION TITLE: Associate Curator, Byzantine Collection
SUPERVISOR: Museum Director — Department: Museum
GRADE: 57, exempt — Hours: Full-time, 35 hours work week

SUMMARY
The Byzantine Collection of the Dumbarton Oaks Museum is one of the finest collections in the media of portable arts. It includes objects made of precious materials, ivories, enamels, and illuminated manuscripts; large-scale works (Antioch floor mosaics and relief sculpture from the late Roman to the Middle Byzantine periods); as well as more than two hundred textiles and comprehensive holdings of coins and seals. In addition to the permanent displays, the Museum runs a successful program of special exhibitions. The Museum undertakes ongoing and future research, digitization, and online publication projects pertaining to the seals, coins, textiles, and manuscript collections.
The Museum seeks an expert in Byzantine Art / Material Culture for a curatorial position at the associate curatorial level. The successful and highly creative candidate will help activate the museum’s collection through emphasizing international and cross-cultural exchange, and must have a deep interest in interdisciplinary scholarship. The Associate Curator of the Byzantine Collection works closely with the Byzantine Collection Curator/Museum Director and the museum’s curatorial team and is expected to be an intellectual authority to enable the museum to fulfill its mission and to maintain the highest standards of scholarship, connoisseurship, and professional practices in the field. The Associate Curator promotes dialogue, engagement, and collaboration with colleagues in the museum department and across the institution to develop ambitious exhibitions, research and publications for the Byzantine Collection.
Reporting to Museum Director, the Associate Curator is a critical member of a collaborative curatorial team. The Associate Curator participates in the care, documentation, research, presentation, publication and management and helps strengthening the world-class holding of the Byzantine Collection; s/he develops recommendations regarding the interpretation and conservation of the collections; researches, develops, and assists with implementation of special exhibitions; contributes to scholarly research and dissemination of information about the collection in print and digital media.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
– Enhances the research and educational value of the collection and contributes to dissemination of information about the collection (e.g. presentations, publications, exhibitions, “real” and “online” exhibitions).
– Presents talks to various museum constituencies. Participates in museum service and community outreach.
– Participates in development of temporary exhibitions, including conceptual and storyline development, selection of content, writing, layout and concept and initial design development. Advices exhibit-related object conservation, photography, design, and exhibit installation.
– Identifies and takes on critical tasks in preparation of collections catalogues online and in print. Undertakes research, writes and edits scholarly materials that appeal to the broad range of museum visitors.
– Facilitates research by other scholars and visits to the museum by professors and students, including those from Harvard. The applicant is required to be actively engaged with the academic community.
– Identifies object acquisition and conservation priorities. Provides input and participates in research of possible new acquisitions.
– Supervises volunteers and interns working with the Byzantine Collection.
– Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS — BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in art history, archaeology, with a focus on Byzantine Art History. Minimum of five years progressively responsible curatorial experience, including exhibit development, care and handling of collections, is required. — ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. strongly preferred. Demonstrated record of scholarship and achievement in the field of Byzantine art; excellent analytical and organizational skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with digital publication, imaging software, databases, spread sheets, and other data storage and retrieval systems.
Ability to work collegially in a team environment.

TO APPLY
This position is open until filled. Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter by applying at the link below:
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=41673BR

Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Lascia un commento

Il tuo indirizzo email non sarà pubblicato. I campi obbligatori sono contrassegnati *