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Postdoctoral Fellowships: 1 Postdoctoral Researcher, 1 Doctoral Assistant (5 years each) on Project A study of Coptic Magic, Julius-Maxilimilians-Universität, Würzburg, Germany. (Deadline: 31st May 2018)

Doctoral & Post-doctoral Positions – Study of Coptic Magic, University of Würzburg


Deadline: 31st May 2018

As part of the new Excellent Ideas programme, the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg is pleased to announce two vacancies within the Department of Egyptology: 1 postdoctoral researcher and 1 doctoral assistant.

These positions will be part of a new in-depth project studying “magical” texts from Late Antique and early Islamic Egypt written in Coptic, and will involve the creation of a database of published and unpublished texts, the edition and re-edition of original manuscripts, and the production of research situating them within their historical, social and intellectual context. The appointed applicants will work with the team co-ordinator (Dr. Korshi Dosoo). Both positions will begin 1 September 2018, running for five years until 31 August 2023.

The postdoctoral candidate will require a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline (Coptic Studies, Papyrology, Egyptology, Early Christian Studies, Islamic Studies etc.), and a strong knowledge of the Coptic and Greek languages, as well as fluent English and at least a reading knowledge of German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Language skills in Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, and earlier phases of Egyptian are also highly desirable. As a position intended for a junior researcher, applicants are normally expected to have completed their doctorate within the last three years.

The candidate for the position of a doctoral assistant will require a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (Ancient History, Coptic Studies, Papyrology, Egyptology, Early Christian Studies, Islamic Studies etc.), and a strong knowledge of the Coptic and Greek languages, as well as fluent English. A reading knowledge of German, French, Italian, and Spanish is highly desirable, as are language skills in Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Spanish, Latin, and earlier phases of Egyptian. She or he will receive supervision to allow her or him to complete her or his doctoral degree. The candidate will be free to decide on a thesis topic, although it will preferably overlap to some degree with the project theme.


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Scholarships and Fellowships: Two PhD Positions: Alchemy in the Making: From ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac and Arabic traditions (1500 BCE -1000 AD), University of Bologna (Deadline 14th May 2018)

Two PhD positions (3 years each) are available at the University of Bologna (Department of Philosophy and Communication studies) within the ERC project (Consolidator Grant): “Alchemy in the Making: From ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac and Arabic traditions (1500 BCE -1000 AD)”, Acronym: AlchemEast.

The AlchemEast project is devoted to the study of alchemical theories and practices as they appeared and developed in distinct, albeit contiguous (both chronologically and geographically) areas: Graeco-Roman Egypt, Byzantium, and the Near East, from Ancient Babylonian Times to the early Islamic Period. Applicants are expected to propose research projects dealing with the ancient alchemical tradition.

Proposals may focus on the analysis of a specific set of primary sources — depending on the historical period on which the applicant prefers to focus on, primary sources may include alchemical writings in Akkadian, Greek, Syriac or Arabic. The proposals may also focus on a wider and cross-cutting analysis of topics connected to important issues pertaining to the ancient alchemical science and its relations with close fields, such as natural philosophy and medicine.

The doctoral research shall result either in editions and translations of ancient alchemical writings or in monographs focused on central issues of the ancient history of alchemy.

The two scholarships are part of the PhD programme: “Philosophy, Science, Cognition and Semiotics”

By following the link “PHD PROGRAMME TABLE” (at the top of the webpage), you will find the full description of the programme, with reference to the 2 scholarships specifically linked to the AlchemEast project.

Please visit the following webpage in order to apply (or for further information about the call):

For any doubt or question, please do not hesitate to e-mail:




CONFERENCE: Pantokrator 900: Cultural Memories of a Byzantine Complex (August 7-10 2018), ANAMED Istanbul

CONFERENCE: Pantokrator 900: Cultural Memories of a Byzantine Complex, 7-10 August 2018, ANAMED Istanbul

The Christ Pantokrator Complex (Zeyrek Camii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site) that included the mausoleum of the imperial dynasty, a monastery, a hospital, an orphanage, a home of the elderly and a poorhouse was founded in 1118 by Empress Piroska-Eirene and Emperor John II Komnenos. The second largest Byzantine church still standing in Istanbul after the Hagia Sophia, the Pantokrator was the most ambitious project of the Komnenian renaissance and the most impressive construction of twelfth-century Byzantine architecture. To commemorate the nine hundred years of the Pantokrator Complex, the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU Budapest and the Hungarian Hagiography Society organize, in collaboration with LABEX RESMED of Sorbonne-Paris, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, and the Hungarian Institute in Istanbul an international conference that brings together scholars from diverse scholarly traditions to discuss the social, architectural and spiritual meanings of this outstanding monument.

Tuesday, August 7

9- 9:30 Marianne Sághy (CEU and ELTE Budapest), Gábor Fodor, director of the Hungarian Cultural Istitute in Istanbul – welcome and opening of the workshop
9:30-10 Albrecht Berger (Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich) – Celebrating foundations: from the Pantokrator to Zeyrek Camii
10:30-11 coffee break
11-11:30 Béatrice Caseau (Université Paris IV, Sorbonne) — Spiritual and physical healing at the Pantokrator Monastery
11:30-12:30 Roundtable Discussion: Monuments and New Trends in Byzantine Studies
12:30 -2 pm lunch break
2 pm-2:30 pm Floris Bernard (University of Ghent – CEU Budapest) – Empress Eirene in Komnenian Poetry: Perceptions of Gender, Empire and Space
3-3:30 coffee
3:30-4 Zoltán Szegvári (PhD student, University of Szeged) The Image of the Latins in Late Byzantine Epistolography
4:30-5 Etele Kiss (Hungarian National Museum, Budapest) –  Visual and Spiritual Portraits of Eirene, the Co-Founder of the Pantokrator
5:30-6 Cicek Dereli (PhD student, CEU Budapest) Cultural Heritage in Istanbul –  Monasteries in Focus

Wednesday, August 8On-the-Spot: Monument and museum visits guided by David Hendrix and Şerif Yenen

Thursday, August 9

10-10:30 Marianne Sághy Greek Culture in Early Árpádian Hungary
11-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12 Béla Zsolt Szakács (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest) – Between Byzantium and Italy: the Art of Twelfth-Century Hungary
12:30-2 pm lunch break
2-2:30 pm Márton Rózsa (PhD student, ELTE University of Budapest) — The Byzantine Second-Tier Élite in the Komnenian Period
3-3:30 Lioba Theis (University of Vienna) – Light Symbolism in the Pantokrator
4-4:30 coffee break
4:30-5 Hâluk Çetinkaya (Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul) Funeral Spaces in the Pantokrator Monastery
5:30-6 Etele Kiss (Hungarian National Museum, Budapest) Cosmology between Byzantium and the Occident in the Twelfth Century: Piroska-Eirene and the Opus Sectile Floor of the Pantokrator Monastery
6-6:30 Discussion and conclusions

Friday, August 10

On-the-Spot: Byzantine City Walks guided by David Hendrix and Şerif Yenen

CONFERENCE: ‘L’oeuvre en mouvement, de l’Antiquité au XVIIe siècle’, Amiens (June 7-8 2018)

Conference: L’oeuvre en mouvement, de l’Antiquité au XVIIe siècle

Amiens, Logis du Roy, 9 passage du Logis du Roy F-80000, June 7 – 08, 2018

Le laboratoire TrAme (Textes, représentations, archéologie et mémoire de l’Antiquité à la Renaissance), EA 4284 de l’Université de Picardie Jules Verne à Amiens (axe « Objets, matérialité, représentations »), organise un colloque pluridisciplinaire sur l’œuvre en mouvement de l’Antiquité au XVIIe siècle.

Jeudi 7 juin

9h-9h10 : accueil des participants

9h10-9h30 : Introduction : Mohammed Benlahsen (Président, Université de Picardie Jules Verne), Tiphaine Barthélémy (directrice, École Doctorale Sciences Humaines et Sociales, Université de Picardie Jules Verne), message de Laurence Boulègue (directrice, TrAme – EA 4284, Université de Picardie Jules Verne), Véronique Dominguez

I. Geste et création
Présidente de séance : Marie-Laurence Haack

9h30-9h50 : Gérard Gros (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, TrAme – EA 4284)
Remarques sur la représentation littéraire du mouvement au Moyen Âge : hiératisme, convention, réalisme

9h50-10h10 : Giuseppe Pucci (Università degli Studi, Sienne / Società Italiana di Estetica)
Punctum temporis, forma fluens

10h10-10h30 : Audrey Gouy (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour / ITEM – EA 3002)
Mouvements et gestes au prisme de la cinétique. Réflexion à partir des représentations étrusques de danse (VIe-Ve siècle avant J.-C.)

10h30-10h50 : discussion

10h50-11h05 : pause

II. Mouvement dans la pierre
Président de séance : Arnaud Timbert (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, TrAme – EA 4284)

11h05-11h25 : Sébastien Biay (Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris)
Mouvements rythmiques dans l’ornementation des portails romans

11h25-11h45 : Nicolas Reveyron (Université Lumière Lyon 2, ARAR – UMR 5138)
Le geste et l’action. Rhétorique du mouvement dans les figurations médiévales (XIIe-XIIIe siècles)

11h45-12h05 : Anne Vuillemard-Jenn (École d’arts appliqués MJM, Strasbourg / Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Strasbourg)
La spatialisation et les parcours visuels induits par la polychromie gothique

12h05-12h25 : discussion

12h25-13h45 : pause déjeuner

III. Mouvement dans l’image
Président de séance : Philippe Sénéchal

13h45-14h30 : Conférence plénière
Jean-Claude Schmitt (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Centre de Recherches Historiques – UMR 8558)
Rythmes et mouvement dans l’Occident médiéval

14h30-14h50 : Véronique Dalmasso (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, TrAme – EA 4284)
Chute du corps, envol de l’âme, fixité iconique

14h50-15h10 : David Zagoury (Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome)
The Early Modern Rotating Shield

15h10-15h30 : Matthieu Creson (Faculté des Lettres, Sorbonne Université, Centre André Chastel -UMR 8150)
Le mouvement dans les natures mortes peintes en France dans la première moitié du XVIIe siècle

15h30-16h : discussion

16h-16h15 : pause

IV. Objets en circulation
Président de séance : Giuseppe Pucci

16h15-16h35 : Flavia Morandini (Université Bordeaux Montaigne, Ausonius – UMR 5607)
Déplacements rituels des objets de culte : le cas des dépôts votifs dans l’Italie centrale

16h35-16h55 : Dominique Frère (Université Bretagne Sud, Lorient, TEMOS – FRE 2015)
Parfums en mouvements

16h55-17h15 : Sabrina Valin (Université Paris Nanterre, HAR – EA 4414)
Le symbole du mouvement représenté sur les jetons et leur distribution au sein de la monarchie française du XVIIe siècle

17h15-17h35 : discussion

19h : Conférence-spectacle au théâtre “Chés Cabotans”
Ce corps qui parle, par Yves Marc (Compagnie “Théâtre du Mouvement” – 31, rue Édouard David, 80000 Amiens)

Vendredi 8 juin

V. Objets et mécanismes
Présidente de séance : Véronique Dominguez

9h-9h20 : Xavier Barral i Altet (Université de Rennes 2 / Université de Venise, Ca’ Foscari / Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome)
Marionnettes et statues articulées : stratégies scénographiques du discours religieux médiéval

9h20-9h40 : Jelle Koopmans (Université d’Amsterdam)
Machinerie théâtrale et théâtre des machines (XVe-XVIe siècles)

9h40-10h : Marie-Domitille Porcheron (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, CRÆ – EA 4291)
Mouvoir l’œuvre d’art. Représentations et perceptions dans l’Europe de la Renaissance et du maniérisme

10h-10h30 : discussion

10h30-10h45 : pause

VI. Processions
Président de séance : Xavier Barral i Altet

10h45-11h05 : Véronique Bücken (Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Bruxelles)
Le char de procession de sainte Gertrude de Nivelles : un véhicule animé du XVe siècle

11h05-11h25 : Raphaële Skupien (Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France – Département des Archives et des Nouvelles Technologies de l’Information / Université de Lille / TrAme – EA 4284)
En marche ! L’expérience de la rue dans les images de processions parisiennes du XVe au XVIIIe siècle

11h25-11h45 : Valentina Fiore (Polo Museale della Liguria – Ministero dei Beni Culturali, Gênes) et Sara Rulli (Ministero per i Beni e le attività culturali e del turismo, Gênes)
Muovere gli affetti, muovere le « casse »: suggestioni di movimento nei riti professionali a Genova tra Seicento e Settecento

11h45-12h15 : discussion

12h15-14h : pause déjeuner

VII. Genre, mouvement, objets
Présidente de séance : Morgan Dickson

14h-14h20 : Irina Dumitrescu (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn)
Mixed Moves and Sinful Women

14h20-14h40 : Denis Ferhatović (Connecticut College, New London, CT)
The Paradox of Motion While Being Affixed in Exeter Riddles 14 (“Horn”) and 20 (“Sword”)

14h40-15h : Anna Russakoff (American University of Paris)
Miracles and Movements: Miraculous Images of the Virgin Mary in Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts

15h-15h20 : Thor-Oona Pignarre-Altermatt (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Centre de Recherches Historiques, – UMR 8558, groupe AHLoMA)
Prier à l’image de la Vierge : dispositifs mobiles et dévotion domestiques à travers les scènes d’Annonciation flamandes au XVe siècle

15h20-15h50 : discussion

15h50-16h05 : pause

VIII. Danse
Présidente de séance : Dominique Paris-Poulain

16h05-16h25 : Isabelle Marchesin (Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris / Université de Poitiers,  CESCM – UMR 7302 / École nationale des chartes, centre Jean-Mabillon – EA 3624)
Entre lexis et semiosis : la jongleresse danseuse dans la sculpture romane aragonaise

16h25-16h45 : Anne-Zoé Rillon-Marne (Université catholique de l’Ouest, Angers / CESCM, Poitiers – UMR 7302 / IReMus, Paris – UMR 8223)
Les rondeaux latins du manuscrit de Florence (Pluteus 29.1) : clercs en mouvement et mutations de l’Église au début du XIIIe siècle

16h45-17h05 : discussion

17h05 : conclusions

Organisateurs :
Morgan Dickson (Littérature anglaise du Moyen Âge) :
Véronique Dominguez (Langue et littérature françaises du Moyen Âge):
Marie-Laurence Haack (Histoire ancienne) :
Dominique Poulain (Histoire de l’art médiéval) :
Philippe Sénéchal (Histoire de l’art moderne) :


Postdoctoral Fellowship: in Medieval Studies (4 years from Autumn, 2018), University of Bergen, Norway (Deadline 14th May, 2018)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Medieval studies

Applications are invited for a 4 years position as postdoctoral fellowship at the Faculty of Humanities, for employment from the autumn 2018.

The call is connected to the establishment of a knowledge cluster in Medieval studies, as part of UiB’s strategy for 2016-2022. The Medieval research cluster will be an arena for collaboration between the academic environment at UiB and external partners connected to research, education, tourist industry, conservation and public administration.

The postdoctoral research project must be within the field of medieval studies, and relate to one of the relevant disciplines at the Faculty for Humanities, such as Archaeology, Art History, Comparative Literature, Classical philology (Greek or Latin), Cultural studies, History, Old Norse philology, Philosophy, Study of Religions and Theatre Studies.


Qualifications and personal qualities:

Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or equivalent degree, or must have submitted the doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded before appointment can take place.

The academic strength of the applicant and the research project as well as its relevance will be the chief criterion for the assessment and ranking of candidates. With approximately equal qualifications among the ranked applicants, subjects of strategic importance will be weighted in the assessment. Weight will also be given to the applicant’s ability to disseminate research results and develop academic networks. The ability to work independently as well as collaborating well with others are required qualities.


About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 4 years. 1 year of this period (25% of the position) is designated for duties such as teaching/supervision and administration. Duties will be allocated over the four year period in agreement with the cluster and relevant departments. Individuals can not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

The successful candidate will be expected to relocate to the University of Bergen, participate in the scholarly activities of the Department, and conform to the regulations that apply to the position.

Applicants must submit a research proposal of maximum five pages for the qualifying work, including a progress plan. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.


We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 57(code 1352 / pay range 24.1) according to the government salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 490 500. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW)
  • Good welfare benefits


How to apply for the position

Please apply electronically via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”.

The applicant must complete the electronic CV-form. In addition the application must include:

  • An account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • A project description, with progress plan and basic bibliography (max. 5 pages)
  • A short summary of the doctoral thesis (or the thesis itself in electronic format)
  • Transcripts and diplomas awarded from institutions of higher education (scanned)
  • A list of relevant academic publications
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. All attachments must be in Word or pdf format.


General information:

Further information on the position can be obtained by contacting the leader of the Medieval Research Cluster, Professor Åslaug Ommundsen, e-mail, tel. + 47 58 80 89. For more information about the establishment of a Medieval research cluster, see

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met. 

The department will be conducting interviews with the shortlisted candidates prior to the final decision being made.

More about the appointment process:

Questions about the electronic application procedure should be directed to


Application deadline: 14.05.2018

Please mark your application: 18/3541


The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.



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Colloquium: International graduate student colloquium in Amiens (May 29th – 30th 2018)

Journées doctorales internationales – « Quel lieu choisir ? Implantation, représentation et mention de l’édifice et de l’objet (XIe-XVIe siècles) » – Amiens 29 et 30 mai 2018 [FR et EN]


Le laboratoire Trame (Textes, représentations, archéologie et mémoire de l’Antiquité à la Renaissance) de l’Université de Picardie Jules Verne s’est associé à l’UR Transitions. Moyen Âge et première Modernité de l’Université de Liège et au Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance de l’Université de Tours à l’occasion de rencontres doctorales en trois volets. Leur but est de favoriser les échanges et les débats entre doctorants, jeunes chercheurs et collègues expérimentés. Le premier volet a lieu à Liège les mardi 30 et mercredi 31 janvier 2018, avec pour thème « Transition(s) : concept, méthodes et études de cas (XIVe-XVIIe siècles) ».
Le deuxième volet de ces journées aura lieu à Amiens les mardi 29 et mercredi 30 mai 2018, et aura pour thème :


« Quel lieu choisir ?
Implantation, représentation et mention de l’édifice et de l’objet (XIe-XVIe). »


Ces journées seront divisées en deux temps : tout d’abord le choix du lieu de l’édifice, puis le choix du lieu de l’objet. La construction d’un nouvel édifice démarre généralement par une importante réflexion sur son lieu d’implantation. Le choix de ce dernier peut être stratégique ou symbolique, voire les deux, et dépend de sa fonction, de son commanditaire et de l’environnement dans lequel il doit être situé : un monastère qui souhaite s’implanter dans un endroit reculé ou au cœur d’un centre urbain ; un lieu de pouvoir qui doit dominer un territoire donné ; une forteresse militaire qui doit avoir un emplacement stratégique… Il est ainsi intéressant d’étudier l’ensemble des facteurs, des acteurs et des enjeux rencontrés dans ce processus d’implantation, que le lieu concerné soit urbain, péri-urbain, rural ou isolé.


Il en va de même pour les objets : tableaux, sculptures, objets précieux, reliquaires, bijoux, monument funéraires, meubles, attributs liés à une fonction ou à un pouvoir, objets porteurs de symbole… Un grand nombre d’entre eux nécessite d’être placés dans un lieu spécifique, qu’il s’agisse d’un lieu réel ou de la composition d’une œuvre bidimensionnelle. L’objet et le lieu ou l’édifice qui l’accueille interagissent et peuvent être conçus ou modifiés en conséquence.


L’objectif de ces journées doctorales est ainsi d’apprécier la notion de lieu dans toutes ses déclinaisons afin de mieux comprendre sa conception et son importance au cours du Moyen Âge et de la première Modernité.


Pour plus d’informations vous pouvez contacter les organisatrices:
Julie Colaye:
Marie Quillent:



The research laboratory Trame (Texts, Representations, Archaeology and Memory from Antiquity to the Renaissance) of the University of Picardie Jules Verne associated with the research unit Transitions. Middle Ages and First Modernity (University of Liège) and with the Center for Advanced Studies in the Renaissance of the University François Rabelais (Tours) on the occasion of international PhD students ‘ Meetings in three parts. Implemented by PhD students of these three institutions, the aim of the meetings is to enable exchanges and discussions between PhD students, junior researchers and experimented colleagues. The first part will be held in Liège on Tuesday the 30th of January and Wednesday the 31st of January 2018 on the theme « Transition(s) : concept, methods and case studies (14th-17th centuries) ».


The second meeting will be held in Amiens on Tuesday the 29th of May and Wednesday the 30rd of May 2018 on the theme :

« Why did they choose this place? Settlements, Representations and References of Buildings and Objects (11th-16th centuries) »

This meeting will be divided into two parts: first, the choice of the place of the building, and then the choice of the place of the object.


The construction of a new building usually start with an important thinking concerning the localization. The choice is strategic or symbolic, sometimes both, and depend on its function, its sponsor and its geographical context. For example, a monastery will set up on a secluded place or, in the contrary, on an urban center; a military fortress must occupy a strategic place to dominate a territory etc. In this way, it’s interesting to study all these factors, actors and issues regarding the establishment process in a rural, urban or suburban context.
In the same way, objects (such as paintings, sculptures, precious objects, reliquaries, pieces of jewellery, funerary monuments, pieces of furniture, symbols of power etc.) are interesting to study. Lot of them need to be placed on a specific location, whether it’s in a real place or in the composition of a bidimensional work. The place where the object is arranged can be modified in consequence as there are interactions between them.
The goal of this Meeting is to gauge the notion of place in all its forms in order to understand its meaning and its importance during the Middle Ages and First Modernity.


More informations can be asked at:
Julie Colaye:
Marie Quillent:


Conference: Encounters East/West: Byzantium – Ottoman Empire (Munich, 29 Jun 18)

Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München, June 29, 2018

Workshop Encounters East/West: Byzantium – Ottoman Empire


13.00 Chair: Franz A. Bauer, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
Ivan Valchev, Universität Sofia: Roman Religious Artifacts After Antiquity (Examples from modern Bulgaria)

Georgi Sengalevich, Universität Sofia: Signs and Symbols of the Elite on Luxury Objects of the Late Byzantine World

Ella Beaucamp, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München: From Romania to Rialto and Back. Venetian Objects in Byzantine Collections (13th/14th c.)

14.30 Coffeebreak

15.00 Chair: Andrea Lermer, München
Mariya Kiprovska, Universität Sofia: Conspicuous Display: Visual Representation and  Political Legitimacy in the Early Modern Ottoman Realm

Emine Küçükbay, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg: Hilye-i Şerīf: A verbal portrait of the Prophet Muhammad from the 17th century Ottoman Empire and conceivable adaptation features of Byzantine art

Maximilian Hartmuth, Universität Wien: Consolidating Rule, Fine-tuning Its Instruments: Monumental Architectural Projects in the Ottoman Balkans Between the Conquests of Thessaloniki (1430) and Bosnia (1463)

16.30 Coffeebreak

17.00  Chair: Maria Baramova, Universität Sofia
Annette Kranen, Freie Universität Berlin: History and Territory. Drawings from a French Reconnaissance Mission to the Ottoman Coasts, 1685-1687

Kirila Atanasova, Universität Sofia: The “Forbidden” Luxury and the “Desired” Piety: Coffee and Royal Female Architectural Patronage in Istanbul’s 17th-century neighborhood of Eminönü

Robert Born, Universität Leipzig: Minarets and Fountains. Reflections on the Reception of Ottoman Architectural Forms in Eastern and Western Europe