Online Lecture: ‘The Great Church which is called Sophia’, with Alessandro Taddei, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies University of Birmingham, 28 January 2021, 17:15 – 18:30 (GMT)

Join Alessandro Taddei (La Sapienza) for their talk on ‘The Great Church which is called Sophia’: The History and archaeology of the episcopal church of Constantinople before Justinian.

Online Lecture: ‘Searching for Identity: Byzantine Southern Italy’ with Paul Arthur, British School at Rome, 2 December 2020, 6:00–7:30 pm (CET)

Join the British School at Rome for Paul Arthur’s online lecture ‘Searching for Identity: Byzantine Southern Italy’.

Job: Project Manager, Network for Medieval Arts and Rituals, University of Cyprus – Deadline: 30 October 2020

The Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Cyprus has one opening for a Special Scientist (Administration Support Staff)to act as a Project Manager for the Twinning project: “Network for Medieval Arts and Rituals”(NetMAR), which is funded by the European Commission. The position is for 1 year with the possible renewal for another 2 years.

Online Lecture: Rethinking Byzantine Masculinities: Gender, Sexuality, Emotions, Devotion, 30 October 2020 2pm-3:30pm (ET)

For the past five decades, Byzantinists have explored gender and sexuality. More recent work has turned to gendered emotions and religious devotion. While much of this research has its origin in women’s history, there has been an increasing interest in men, including monks and eunuchs, and in the articulations and performances of masculinity.

Online Lecture: ‘Byzantine Pieces of an Umayyad Puzzle: A Basalt Platform in the Azraq Oasis’, Dr Alexander Brey, 1 October 2020, 4:00–5:00pm (ET)

In this lecture, Dr. Alexander Brey, Wellesley College, will discuss an Umayyad-era basalt reservoir platform built within the Azraq oasis in eastern Jordan and places its carved interlocking stones in conservation with early Byzantine zodiac and celestial diagrams.

Workshop: Inheriting Byzantium: Religion, Art and Literature in Pre-Modern Eastern Europe, University of Cologne,18 June 2018

Alter Senatssaal, Hauptgebäude der Universität zu Köln (University of Cologne, main building); Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Köln, Germany 11.00 Introduction / Welcome 11.10 Panel I Charles Barber (Princeton University) Theophanes of Nicaea on the icon of the Transfiguration Ágnes Kriza (University of Cologne) The “eleventh-century watershed” in Byzantine art and the beginnings of apse decoration in medieval Rus’ Elena Boeck (DePaul University, Chicago)Continue reading “Workshop: Inheriting Byzantium: Religion, Art and Literature in Pre-Modern Eastern Europe, University of Cologne,18 June 2018”

Call for Papers: 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 9 – 12 2019 – Mary Jaharis Center sponsored panel (Deadline: 27 May 2018)

To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 9–12, 2019. We invite session proposals on any topicContinue reading “Call for Papers: 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 9 – 12 2019 – Mary Jaharis Center sponsored panel (Deadline: 27 May 2018)”

CFP: Crossing Rivers in Byzantium and Beyond (Vienna, 2-3 Nov 18) (Deadline 1 June 18)

Crossing Rivers in Byzantium and Beyond Department of Art History, University of Vienna, 02. – 03.11.2018 Deadline: Jun 1, 2018 “It is always dramatic to cross a frontier, even though the frontier is only a brook” (V. S. Pritchett, Geographical Magazine, December, 1942) This workshop is organized as part of the project “Byzantine Stone Bridges: Material Evidence andContinue reading “CFP: Crossing Rivers in Byzantium and Beyond (Vienna, 2-3 Nov 18) (Deadline 1 June 18)”

Call for Participation Mediterranean Palimpsests: Connecting the Art and Architectural Histories of Medieval and Early Modern Cities Deadline 15/02/2018

The Cyprus Institute, with support through the Getty Foundation’s Connecting Art Histories initiative, is launching a new research seminar project: Mediterranean Palimpsests: Connecting the Art and Architectural Histories of Medieval and Early Modern Cities. Interested scholars at a formative stage of their careers are encouraged to apply for participation in the project’s three planned workshops in Nicosia, Cordoba/GranadaContinue reading “Call for Participation Mediterranean Palimpsests: Connecting the Art and Architectural Histories of Medieval and Early Modern Cities Deadline 15/02/2018”