Online Lecture: ‘Re-thinking Archives and Archivality in the Medieval Islamicate’ with Fozia Bora, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies University of Birmingham, 23 March 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 (GMT)

Fozia Bora presents ‘Re-thinking Archives and Archivality in the Medieval Islamicate’.

Online Conference: ‘Self-Representation in Late Antiquity and Byzantium’, 23rd International Graduate Conference of the Oxford University Byzantine Society, 26–28 February 2021

Join Oxford University Byzantine Society for their 23rd International Graduate Conference.

Book Festival: 1st Online Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival, 5-7 February 2021

The Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival is the first of its kind as a way to learn about recently published books on any area of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (AD ca.300–ca.1500), including literature, history, archaeology, and material culture.

Online Lecture: ‘Between text and image, between writing and orality’ with Maria Chronopoulou, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham, 4 February 2021, 17:15 – 18:30 (GMT)

In this talk, Maria Chronopoulou (École Pratique des Hautes Études) discusses the ornate letters in the manuscripts of the XVI homilies of saint Gregory of Nazianzus from 11th to 13th century

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.