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Course: Summer Programme in Byzantine Epigraphy, Koç University, September 3–9, 2018 – DEADLINE: 15th April, 2018.

Summer Programme in Byzantine Epigraphy, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), September 3–9, 2018

DEADLINE: 15th April, 2018 (for 8 places)

We are delighted to announce that the Summer Programme in Byzantine Epigraphy 2018 will take place between 3 and 9 September, in Istanbul, Turkey. The Programme will be convened by Ida Toth and Andreas Rhoby, and it will include contributions from over twenty leading specialists exploring Istanbul’s Byzantine inscriptional heritage, and its significance for the discipline of Byzantine Epigraphy as a whole.

Drawing on a wide range of topics such as display, taxonomy, context, ideology, and performance, the Programme will combine daily seminars, evening lectures, practical sessions in Istanbul’s museums, and guided visits to Byzantine monuments and excavation sites. It will provide an interactive platform for exchange of ideas among more experienced scholars of Byzantine epigraphic culture as well as involving younger academics, who require instruction and expert guidance in dealing with Byzantine inscriptional material.

Although contribution to the Programme is by invitation only, we welcome expressions of interest from scholars in early and/or middle stages of their academic career, whose research stands to significantly benefit from attending an intensive, week-long exploration of Byzantine epigraphic traditions. Please, note that the number of available places is limited to the maximum of eight.

Fees will not be charged. However, full funding will be offered only to three exceptional applicants. Non-funded participants should expect to cover their own travelling and accommodation costs.

DEADLINE: 15th April, 2018 (for 8 places)

Find out more information here: https://maryjahariscenter.org/blog/summer-programme-in-byzantine-epigraphy-koc-university-2018

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Course: Studienkurs Venedig und der Osten (Venedig, 9-17 Sep 18)

Venedig, 09. – 17.09.2018
Deadline: Apr 4, 2018

Studienkurs Venedig 2018

Venedig und der Osten
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Das deutsche Studienzentrum in Venedig veranstaltet vom 9. bis 17. September 2018 (An- und Abreisetag) einen interdisziplinären Studienkurs.
Die wissenschaftliche Leitung liegt bei Prof. Dr. Albrecht Berger (Byzantinistik, München) und Prof. Dr. Markus Koller (Osmanistik, Bochum).
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Summer School: The Knowledge of the Curator (Groningen, 8-14 Jul 18)

Groningen, July 8 – 14, 2018
Deadline: May 1, 2018
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Summer School
The Knowledge of the Curator II. Curating Art and Science

The Department of Art History at the University of Groningen, in collaboration with the Groninger Museum and Ghent University, offers a unique and innovative summer school program that puts students in direct contact with internationally renowned scholars, museum directors, and curators, including Andreas Blühm, Koenraad Jonckheere, Eric Jorink, Sue-an van der Zijpp, and special guest Ivan Gaskell (Bard Graduate Center, New York City).
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Call for Applications: French Summer School Of Byzantine Studies, 30 August-5 September 2017, Bucharest – DEADLINE TODAY

Deadline: 9 August
The Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest, the Centre Régional Francophone de Recherches Avancées en Sciences Humaines et Sociales de Bucarest (CEREFREA–Villa Noël), and the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, with the financial support of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie and the scientific coordination of Professor Paolo Odorico (CéSor, EHESS, Paris), have organized a summer school of Byzantine studies on the topic STUDYING THE BYZANTINE WORLD. METHODOLOGIES AND INTERPRETATIONS to be held in Bucharest, from the 30th of August to the 5th of September 2017.
Those eligible: students enrolled in a master’s program, doctoral students,
postdocs and students enrolling in master’s or doctoral programs in 2017. The students must understand the two languages of the summer school (French / English). At the end of the course, certificates of participation will be issued to students, equivalent to 12 ECTS. To enable students to participate in the courses, the organizers launch a call for applications, providing:
•Free participation in the course and dinners (for maximum 30 students)
•Free accommodation in the CEREFREA–Villa Noël (for maximum 8
students)
•AUF offered a grant covering the travel expenses and accommodation for some foreign PhD students established in the countries of Central and Oriental Europe.
The selection of the students who benefit of these supports will be made on scientific and academic criteria.
How to apply:
• Covering letter
•Curriculum studiorum indicating clearly studies already completed, research activity and field of research
• Other documents the candidate considers useful in support of his application.
Email to be sent by applicants to byzantinologie@yahoo.com in the subject line: bourse d’études–Université d’été–Bucarest or Fellowship for Summer University in Bucharest.
The selected candidates will receive a notification on the 14th of August.

Summer School: University and Diversity (Bologna, 6-14 Oct 17)

700px-bologna_panoramaSummer School: University and Diversity, Bologna, October 6 – 14, 2017
Deadline: May 1, 2017

University and Diversity: The Bolognese Experience (1088-2017)
Studienkurs of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz –Max-Planck-Institut

In 2013, the Municipality of Bologna set up a competition to find a
logo that represents ‘at a local, national and international level’ all
the ‘features and elements that make up the face of the city’. The
winning project ‘è Bologna’ provides a visual translation of the
endless perceptions of the city, linking letters to geometrical forms
inspired by archetypical Bolognese images, such as the city walls and
the brick mosaic of Santo Stefano. By typing a script, these forms are
superimposed with fixed proportions and chromatic relationships. Thus,
written words generate different but related signs that render the
‘multiplicity of elements which describe Bologna’.

The 2017 Summer School (Studienkurs) of the KHI focuses on
‘universitas’ and ‘diversitas’, concepts that are emblematic of Bologna
from the medieval to the modern period. The idea that the sum of all
things comprises a whole entity (‘universum’) provides a starting point
for exploring the city, whose urban fabric is characterized by its
former canals, medieval towers and porticoes. Bologna’s university, the
‘Alma Mater Studiorum’, considered to be founded in 1088, encapsulates
the city’s manifest identities through its original organization as a
conglomeration of loose societies called ‘nations’; the teaching of
canon and civil law and medicine; and the training of personages such
as Petrarch, Leon Battista Alberti and Copernicus. Bologna as a
cosmopolitan city is shaped further by its relationship to religious
institutions (the Dominicans and the Papacy, for example); by persons
acting on an ‘international’ scale, such as the Bentivoglio, Gabriele
Paleotti, Ugo Buoncompagni (Pope Gregory  XIII), Pier Paolo Pasolini;
and by the artworks within the city of Nicola Pisano, Giotto, Raphael,
Giambologna or the Carracci. Carlo Cesare Malvasia, writing in the
seventeenth century, described Bologna as the ‘metropolis of a kingdom’
due to its role as the capital of ancient Etruria and as the ‘school of
the universe’ for having taught philosophy, letters and religion before
all other cities. The images of the city as an important geographical
crossroad linking central and northern Italy to the rest of Europe and
as hub of learning, culture and avant-garde thinking pervades into
modern times. They impacted, for example, the tragic bombing of the
city during World War II or the Neo-Fascist attack at the Central
Station in 1980, a site that in recent years witnessed the construction
of the Alta ‘velocità’ railway, with its projected architectural
complex by Isozaki-Maffei.

The seemingly disparate histories of Bologna will be explored through
notions of ‘universitas’ and ‘diversitas’ in an attempt to better
understand the common links that, just as in the dynamic logo, comprise
the character of the city and will allow the Summer School to engage,
more generally, with the mechanisms that contribute to the cultural
constructions of multi-faceted urban centres and their relationship to
surrounding and interconnected environments. Shifting between
synchronic and diachronic approaches, topics to be explored, through
individual presentations and discussions, include: Santo Stefano and
its artistic and religious connections to the Eastern Mediterranean;
Bolognese manuscript illumination and its ‘international’ impact; the
open-air tombs of professors of law and medicine; ‘foreign’ cults
within the city, such as the Madonna di San Luca and the Madonna of
Guadalupe; spaces as places for display and as sites of alterity:
relics, bodies and burials of saints (e.g., St Dominic and St Caterina
Vigri), anatomical waxes, collections of natural objects and artefacts
with transcultural trajectories, especially to the New World and the
Ottoman Empire, and their role in the history of science and scientific
knowledge (Ulisse Aldrovandi and Ferdinando Cospi); as well as the
writing of artistic traditions and the so-called Bolognese School of
Painting. How does the city space and the civic cultures embodied
within it participate in connecting the local with the universal? How
can shifting notions of university/universality and diversity be
described and analyzed within the interplay of individuals and groups
that together make up the experience of the city?

The KHI Summer School invites applications from the fields of Art
History and related disciplines, from graduate students, doctoral
candidates and scholars who are embarking on post-doctoral research.
The number of participants is restricted to fifteen. Each participant
is expected to contribute to the success of the course not only with a
presentation, but also by actively engaging in the discussions. To
allow for active participation in the discussion, good passive
knowledge of Italian and German is required. The Institute will bear
the cost of accommodation and will reimburse half of the incurred
travelling expenses; in addition, participants will receive a daily
allowance.

Applications should include: a letter of interest comprising a research
statement, a one-page Curriculum vitae and a presentation proposal (ca.
300 words). These materials can be written in English, Italian or
German.

Please send your documents by 1 May 2017 in a single PDF file (max. 2
MB), referencing ‘Studienkurs 2017’, to the attention of Prof. Dr.
Gerhard Wolf (dirwolf@khi.fi.it).

Concept and organization: Annette Hoffmann, Marco Musillo, Jessica N.
Richardson and Gerhard Wolf

ANN: Summer Course: Study of the Arts in Flanders (Leuven, 18-29 June 2017)

 

campagne_sc3bis_0Leuven, Belgium, June 18 – 28, 2017

Deadline: Nov 30, 2016

 

 

Several Flemish research centres, universities and art museums
collaboratively organise the third edition of the Summer Course for the
Study of the Arts in Flanders in the summer of 2017. After the success
of the two previous editions with a focus on Jan van Eyck and Peter
Paul Rubens, this edition zooms in on Late Medieval and Early
Renaissance Sculpture. The target group for the course are master and
PhD-students in (art) history and junior curators from all over the
world.

The aim of the Summer Course is to bring to Flanders, annually, a group
of 18 select national and international, highly qualified young
researchers and to present them with an intensive 11-day program of
lectures, discussions, and on-site visits. The theme varies annually
and focuses each year on a different art-historical period. The aim is
to provide the participants with a clear insight into the Flemish art
collections from the period at hand, as well as into the available and
most suited research methods, the state of the research and the
research needs. After the course the students will be ambassadors for
the Flemish arts abroad.

The third edition of the summer course is titled Medieval and
Renaissance Sculpture in the Low Countries and will take place from
June 18 through June 28, 2017. It is coordinated by Museum M – Leuven
and the Flemish Art Collection. Excursions will be made to Leuven,
Mechelen, Bruges, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Maastricht, Aachen,
Liège, Zoutleeuw and Brussels. The language of the Summer Course will
be English.

Candidates have earned an MA or are enrolled in a PhD programme, with a
focus on Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Sculpture. Candidates are
at the start of their professional career.
Thanks to the generous support of the Flemish Government the
participation fee of the Summer Course is now set at €900 per person.
The fee includes the full 11-day programme, 10 overnight hotel stays in
a single-occupancy room, all transportation within the programme, all
entry tickets, 2 receptions, 5 lunches and 5 dinners. Not included in
the participation fee is the transportation to and from Belgium.

Four grants in total will be awarded. Thanks to the generous support of
the Samuel H. Kress Foundation’s History of Art Grants Program 2 US
students and citizens are offered a grant that will fully cover the
programme fee and round trip flights between Belgium and the US.

The organisers of the Summer Course together with the Flemish
Government have made available 2 grants of €450 each. The recipients of
the grant will pay a reduced participation fee of €450 instead of the
regular fee.

Apply now through November 30, 2016. Mail to
Matthias.Depoorter@vlaamsekunstcollectie.be.

The Summer Course is a joint initiative of Museum M – Leuven, the Royal
Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, the Groeninge Museum Bruges, the Museum of
Fine Arts Ghent, the University of Ghent, the Catholic University of
Leuven, the Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian
Netherlands, the Rubenianum and the Flemish Art Collection. The
structural content partner for this edition is the Royal Institute for
Cultural Heritage.

Contact: Matthias.Depoorter@vlaamsekunstcollectie.be
Website: http://summercourse.eu
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/p95n769iVI0

Summer School: intensive introduction to Latin language and literature of the late antique and medieval periods, Notre Dame University, June 13-July 22

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Summer School: intensive introduction to Latin language and literature of the late antique and medieval periods, Notre Dame University, June 13-July 22, 2016
Apply now! 
This summer, the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is offering an intensive introduction to Latin language and literature of the late antique and medieval periods (please see the attached poster). In this course, students will
  • learn about developments in medieval Latin (morphology, syntax, vocabulary, orthography and pronunciation)
  • practice close reading and accurate translation of a broad and representative selection of medieval Latin texts, including Latin influenced by another language; administrative Latin; technical texts; scholastic Latin; Latin of various professions; narrative accounts; imitations of classical style; formal styles; rhymed prose; cursus; ornamented styles; rhymed and metric poetry
  • review and practice the principal constructions of classical Latin
  • overcome your anxiety about sight reading
  • be introduced to the history, areas, and tools of medieval Latin philology through active exercises
  • work very hard, and have lots of fun!
The course runs from June 13-July 22. Online registration is open now. Visit summersession.nd.edu for additional information and to register. Graduate students who take Medieval Latin are eligible to compete for the Medieval Academy’s CARA (Centers and Regional Associations) scholarships, which provide full tuition for either course taken for credit. Visit medievalacademy.org for application details.
Should you have additional questions about the course, please contact the instructor, Dr. Andrew Irving, at airving1@nd.edu. Inquiries about registration and summer courses at Notre Dame should be directed to the Summer Session Registrar.