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Conference: VIIe rencontres internationales des doctorants en études byzantines (Paris, 3-4 October 2014)

Conference:
VIIe rencontres internationales des doctorants en études byzantines
Paris – INHA, 3-4 October 2014

Organisées sur deux jours, ces Rencontres internationales ont pour but de rassembler des étudiants de troisième cycle, français et étrangers, travaillant sur la civilisation byzantine. Quels que soient le champ de recherche et le domaine de spécialisation (histoire, histoire de l’art, archéologie, philologie, etc.), il s’agit de partager les recherches des doctorants en études byzantines ou de disciplines proches (Moyen Âge occidental, monde islamique, peuples des steppes, etc.), les interactions étant toujours fructueuses. Pluridisciplinaires et dynamiques, ces Rencontres souhaitent favoriser les discussions scientifiques et méthodologiques autour des sujets de recherche présentés, afin de développer davantage les échanges d’expériences, de conseil et de points de vue entre les jeunes chercheurs, intervenants et auditeurs.

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PROGRAM

Vendredi 3 octobre (salle Walter Benjamin)

9h Accueil

Économie et commerce à Byzance à l’époque tardo-antique

9h30
MARANI Flavia (EPHE et Université de Pise)
La circulation monétaire dans le Latium méridional du royaume ostrogoth à la reconquête byzantine

10h
DRAPELOVA Pavla (Université d’Athènes)
Coins as a Source of Information on a Provincial City : the Case of Antioch (518-565)

10h30
REY Sylvain (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Le commerce tardo-romain dans l’océan Indien : le rôle de l’Arabie (IIIème-VIIème siècles)

11h00
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11h30
KOROSIS Vassileios (Université d’Athènes)
Les artisans appelés banausoi dans la préfecture d’Illyricum pendant l’Antiquité Tardive (IIIème-VIIème siècle ap. J.C.) selon les données rchéologiques et les sources primaires

12h
LAMESA Anaïs (Université Paris – Sorbonne)
Les monuments rupestres de Cappadoce : de l’étude d’une pratique à la compréhension d’une société

12h30
JUGĂNARU Andra (Central European University, Budapest)
Men, Women, and the Angelic Life :Double Monasteries in Late Antiquity

13h
PEPPA Aikaterini (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Recherches sur l’économie de la ville de Philippes à la fin de l’Antiquité Tardive

13h30-14h30
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Livre et littérature à l’époque médio-byzantine

14h30
ROUQUETTE Maïeul (Université de Lausanne et Université d’Aix-Marseille)
Les apôtres dans la Souda

15h
RĂDUCAN Ana-Maria (Université de Bucarest)
Le Cantique des Cantiques et le discours mystique de saint Syméon le Nouveau Théologien

15h30
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16h
VUKAŠINOVIĆ Milan (EHESS et Université de Belgrade)
The Authors and Their Families in Two Early Xth Century Byzantine Texts

16h30
SGANDURRA Mariafrancesca (Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata)
L’histoire d’un livre liturgique de l’Église byzantine : le Pentecostaire

17h30
Assemblée générale de l’Association des étudiants du Monde byzantin
(AEMB)

Samedi 4 Octobre (salle Walter Benjamin)

9h
Accueil

Société byzantine et vie intellectuelle du XIIème au XVème siècle

9h30
JOUETTE Jean-Cyril (Université d’Aix-Marseille)
Les astrologues, les devins, les magiciens et la guerre (IXème-XIIème siècles)

10h
ROSKILLY Jack (Université Paris I Panthéon- Sorbonne et Université de Vienne)
Les correspondants des évêques : du réseau relationnel aux échelles de pouvoir

10h30
TRANCHINA Antonino (Université de Rome – La Sapienza)
Middle-Byzantine Phialai : a Preliminar Survey, from Constantinople to Provincial Areas

11h00
pause café en salle Aby Warburg

11h30
PARLIER Matthieu (Université Lyon 2)
Filiations et continuité de l’État dans les éloges impériaux sous les premiers Paléologues

12h
KOUVARAS Konstantinos (Université d’Athènes)
La contribution catalytique des ascètes hésychastes à la formation du phychisme de la société byzantine au cours de la seconde moitié du XIVème siècle

12h30
JOVANOVIĆ Jelena (Université de Rome – La Sapienza)
Power, Ideology and Identity : Monastic Foundations in the Late XII Century. Examples of Architectural Commission in the Serbian Medieval State

13h-14h30
repas en salle Aby Warburg

L’art à Byzance aux époques tardives

14h30
NESTOROVIĆ Milica (Université de Belgrade)
Secret Places or Side Story Tellers : Visual Narrative of Late Byzantine Parekklesions

15h
NING Ye (Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand)
Les peintures de Novgorod du XIIIème au XVème siècle

15h30
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Le monde byzantin perçu par l’Occident

16h
ALEXIU Andra-Nicoleta (Université de Bucarest)
The Reception of the Byzantine World in the Writings of Hildegard of Bingen

16h30
KARNACHOV Alexander (Institut d’Histoire de Saint-Pétersbourg)
Latin glosses in Greek Manuscripts of the XIII-XIV Centuries in St. Petersburg : a tribute to the history of Greek studies in the Middle Ages

17h GRASSI Giulia (Université de Rome – La Sapienza)
Byzance à Paris: l’Exposition d’art byzantin au Musée des Arts Décoratifs en 1931

18h00
Bilan des VIIes Rencontres byzantines

For further information, see here.

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Fellowship: I Tatti – RCAC Joint Fellowship (Florence and Istanbul 2015/2016)

Fellowship:
I Tatti – RCAC Joint Fellowship
Florence and Istanbul 2015
Deadline: 15 January 2015

Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (VIT, in Florence) and the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations of Koç University (RCAC, in Istanbul) offer a joint, one-year fellowship. Scholars will spend the Fall semester at one center, and the Spring semester at the other. Here they will carry out projects that represent advanced research in any aspect of the interaction between Italy and the Byzantine or the Ottoman Empire (ca. 1300 to ca. 1700). Subjects covered include art, architecture, archaeology, history, literature, material culture, music, philosophy, religion, and science.

Applications will be available mid-September; the deadline for submission is 15 January 2015.

suleimanThe “I Tatti – RCAC Joint Fellowship” will be awarded at one of two levels: one junior fellowship, for advanced doctoral candidates who are writing their PhD dissertation; or one senior fellowship, for candidates who have received a PhD within a decade of the year of application. (For senior fellowships, PhD certificates must bear a date between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013, inclusive.) Candidates must be conversant in English and have at least a reading knowledge of Italian. They must have a solid background in Italian Renaissance and Byzantine or Ottoman Studies. Fellows may not take on any other obligations such as teaching positions, even part-time ones, during any part of their Fellowship term. Each successful candidate must be approved by both RCAC and VIT. Priority will be given to applicants with no previous association with VIT or RCAC.  Renewals, repeats, or deferments of this Fellowship are not granted. The Fellowship period will be one academic year, which will be spent as one term at VIT and one term at RCAC. The dates of the fall and spring semesters differ at the two institutions (see below), and successful candidates can express a preference for spending the Fall semester in Florence or Istanbul. During both semesters, it must be possible for Fellows to carry out most of their research with the resources available in the city where they are resident.

Details relating to I Tatti:

  •  The dates of the Fall semester are July 1 – December 31 (Fellows required to begin work by September 1), and the dates of the Spring semester are February 1 – June 30.
  • Fellows are expected to spend at least three days a week at the Villa and are required to live in Florence or the surrounding area, but are welcome to take occasional research trips to other cities.
  • Fellows are offered a reserved carrel in the Biblioteca Berenson, or, when available, a study, lunch on weekdays (not extended to spouses), and various other privileges.
  • The stipend is USD 4,000 per month for senior Fellows, and USD 3000 for junior Fellows, plus a one-time supplement (maximum, USD 1,500) towards relocation expenses. When possible, a one-bedroom apartment will be set aside for the Fellow’s use, rent free, but with charges for utilities. If an apartment is not available, USD 1000 per month will be offered to help offset rental costs.
  • The Fellow is responsible for obtaining a visa, permesso di soggiorno, and health coverage (and, if appropriate, for accompanying family members).  The Fellow must determine if a visa is required and, if necessary, obtain one before travel.
  • Scholars awarded this Fellowship can apply for other I Tatti fellowships only after a year has passed from the end of their sojourn.

Details relating to the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations:

  • The dates of the fall semester are September 15 – January 31, and the dates of the spring semester are February 1 – June 15.
  • Fellows are offered accommodation at the RCAC, with single rooms for fellows unless accompanied by spouse/partner for the period of the fellowship, in which case one of a limited number of larger two or three room suites will be assigned to the grantee; however children are not allowed to reside at the RCAC.
  • Fellows are offered a carrel in the study room, use of the RCAC and NIT Libraries, dinner 5 nights a week (Sunday – Thursday, accompanying spouse/partner may also join) except on university and national holidays.
  • The RCAC fellowship committee is composed of 4 KU faculty members from the Departments of History and of Archaeology and Art History.
  • Both categories of fellowship carry with them the cost of one round-trip ticket to Turkey and up to 1000 USD for travel of spouse accompanying the fellow during the period of his or her research.
  • Monthly stipend for the junior fellowship is the Turkish lira equivalent of USD 800 net per month with the Turkish lira equivalent of a USD 400 research budget. The senior fellowship carries with it a stipend of the Turkish lira equivalent of USD 1100 – 1500 net per month (the exact amount of the stipend will be decided by the Admissions Committee) with the Turkish lira equivalent of a USD 400 research budget.
  • The fellow will be a full part of the RCAC’s community of fellows and be able to take part in its active program of study trips, symposia and conferences.
  • A health insurance package will be offered; if the health insurance package offered by the RCAC is not acceptable to the fellow selected, then he or she will be granted a lump sum equivalent to the cost of the insurance package, to be applied to the continuation of his or her own preexistent policy.
  • KU will secure a Turkish residence permit allowing the fellow to reside legally at the RCAC. However, securing any additional research permits for work in museums, libraries, archives, and/or archeological sites in Turkey is the responsibility of the fellow.

For further information, see http://itatti.harvard.edu/research/fellowships/i-tatti-–-rcac-joint-fellowship

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CFP: Renovatio in the East Roman & Byzantine World, 395-1453 (Leeds 2015)

Call for Papers
Renovatio in the East Roman & Byzantine World, 395-1453
Proposed Sponsored Sessions at the Leeds International Medieval Congress, 6-9 July 2015
Deadline: 20 September 2014

640px-Diptych_Barberini_Louvre_OA9063_wholeA blurred program of reform presented as renewal, renovatio was an extremely important concept for the Classical Roman Empire, and remained so for the entire history of its eastern continuation. As emperors sought to establish their legitimacy through issuing law codes, building programs, and reconquering lost lands, both the reality and the rhetoric of renovatio had a fundamental impact on the Byzantine view of themselves and their state. Evidence of these programs for restoration resonates today throughout surviving texts, coins, and art and architecture, strongly influencing our historiographical reconstructions. We warmly invite papers dealing with these issues across the full lifespan of the Eastern Roman Empire and its successor states, from all areas of Late Antique & Byzantine studies. Suggested topics include:

– Justinian and his World – Reconquest, Reform, and Renewal
– Law and renovatio from the Theodosian Code to the Hexabiblos
– Iconoclasm, the Isaurians, and the Resurgence of Byzantium
– Rhetoric in Stone – Byzantine Architectural renovatio
– A Macedonian Renaissance?
– Literary renovatio – Historiography and the Greco-Roman Novel
– The ‘Komnenian Restoration’
– Art, Politics and renovatio in the post-1204 World

To apply please send an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short academic biography to byzantine.society@gmail.com by September 20th, 2014.

We encourage as many people as possible to apply, in order to help the growth of Byzantine studies, and foster interaction with late antiquists and medievalists with different specialisations. To this end, we also intend to host a drinks reception on one of the evenings of the congress.

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CFP: The Empire of the Palaiologoi: Ruin or Renewal? (Leeds 2015)

Call for Papers:
The Empire of the Palaiologoi: Ruin or Renewal?
Session at Leeds International Medieval Congress, 69 July 2015
Deadline: 31 August 2014

Michael_VIII_PalaiologosThe entry of Michael VIII Palaiologos into Constantinople in 1261 seemed to herald a new beginning for the Byzantine empire, consigning the shattering experience of the Fourth Crusade to the past. Initial hopes were soon dashed as the empire faced more enemies while disposing of fewer resources than ever before. Political, military, economic and ideological challenges were presented by the Latin west, the rising powers of the Muslim east and the newly independent nations of the Balkans. How successfully did Byzantines meet these challenges? Although it is easy to point to the empire’s ultimate demise, more recent scholars have shown that old narratives of decadence and decline are misguided. Astonishing feats of diplomacy and adaptation can be seen, as well as periods of intense intellectual, literary, theological and artistic energy. It was a period of new ideas, self-examination and unprecedented cultural engagement. But was the restoration doomed by unfavourable circumstances in a rapidly changing world, or were poor decisions by Byzantine elites to blame? How far were the Palaiologoi themselves, the most tenacious of all Byzantine dynasties, responsible? 

Please send proposals (abstract of 250-300 words and a 50-100 word biography) for 20 minute papers to: Brian Mc Laughlin (brian.mclaughlin.2009@live.rhul.ac.uk) or Christopher Hobbs (chris.hobbs.2010@live.rhul.ac.uk) by August 31, 2014.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

– Imperial policy and administration: ruin or renewal from above
– Popular political movements: ruin or renewal from below
– Orthodoxy: Union, Hesychasm, the Byzantine Commonwealth
– Artistic developments
– Byzantine historiography
– Byzantine identity
– Changes in trade and the economy
– Is the notion of Palaiologan ‘decline’ inescapable or outmoded?

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Call for Session Proposals: Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture Sponsored Session (IMC Leeds 2015)

Call for Session Proposals
Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture Sponsored Session
22 International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 6-9 July 2015
Deadline: 31 August 2014

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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 22nd International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 69, 2015. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.
The thematic strand for the 2015 IMC is “Reform and Renewal.” See the IMC Call for Papers (http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2015_call.html) for additional information about the theme and suggested areas of discussion.

Session proposals should be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website site (http://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/22nd-international-medieval-congress/). The deadline for submission is August 31, 2014. Proposals should include:

-Title
-100-word session abstract
-Session moderator and academic affiliation
-Information about the three papers to be presented in the session. For each paper: name of presenter and academic affiliation, proposed paper title, and 100-word abstract
-CV

Successful applicants will be notified by mid-September if their proposal has been selected for submission to the International Medieval Congress. The Mary Jaharis Center will submit the session proposal to the International Medieval Congress and will keep the potential organizer informed about the status of the proposal.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and moderator) up to $500 maximum for EU residents and up to $1000 maximum for those coming from outside Europe. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement.

The session organizer may act as the moderator or present a paper. Participants may only present papers in one session.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.

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Byzantine Studies Conference Proposals Vancouver

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Propose a session for the upcoming BSC in Vancouver this fall (November 6-9, 2014), and, with ICMA sponsorship, be able to pay travel expenses for your speakers, even if they come from abroad!

Thanks to the generosity of the Kress Foundation, the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA: medievalart.org) is able to provide travel and hotel funds for the speakers at such a session up to a maximum of $500 for US residents, and up to $1000 for speakers coming from abroad.  Every speaker must be an ICMA member at the time of application.

To be properly considered, the proposed session should relate to both art history and Byzantine studies. The BSC warmly welcomes the participation of western and Islamic art historians.

The proposed session will need to pass two hurdles. The procedure is the following:

  1. Submit a proposal for an organized session, with a title, an abstract, a CV of the organizer and the names of 4-5 speakers, to the Programs and Lectures Committee of the ICMA for its approval.
  2. The ICMA committee will decide whether to sponsor the proposed session.  It will notify the organizer, who will then submit the approved proposal to the Program Committee of the BSC, which will make the final decision.

The deadlines are these:

1 March

Submit the session proposal to the ICMA by sending it to Prof. Elina Gertsman at Case Western Reserve University, Chair, ICMA Programs and Lectures Committee (exg152@case.edu). Guidelines are available on the ICMA website, under Membership/Kress Research and Travel Awards. Please note that speakers ALONE are eligible for these funds: session organizers, chairs or discussants are not. Successful applicants will be notified in mid March.

1 April

Submit the approved session proposal to the BSC, following the guidelines that are posted on the Byzantine Studies Association of North America website: bsana.net. An abstract for each of the individual papers will be required at this time. Abstracts are reviewed blindly; speakers and session organizers are usually notified by mid May.

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NEW PERSPECTIVES ON LATE MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE CYPRUS

Location: Council Room King’s building Strand campus, King’s College
When: 28/02/2014 (10:00-18:00)
Contact
This event is open to everyone and free to attend. Registration is not required.

Please direct enquiries to Thomas Kaffenberger or Tassos Papacostas.

A Graduate workshop on History and Visual Culture.

The complex society of late medieval Cyprus has been attracting scholarly interest for some time, and in recent years international conferences and publications by established scholars have proliferated. This trend is also reflected in the numerous doctoral and postdoctoral research projects currently under way in universities throughout Europe. This workshop, convened by Thomas Kaffenberger and Tassos Papacostas, will bring together doctoral candidates from across the UK and beyond, to present and discuss the results of current research taking place on various aspects of the history, art and architecture and visual culture of Cyprus. One of the common key aspects will be the investigation of neglected sources and monuments as well as the implementation of new methodologies in order to gain knowledge about processes of social interaction and of artistic transfer in the multicultural environment of the island.

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47th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies: The Emperor in the Byzantine World

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 Cardiff University, 25-27 April 2014

Programme

Friday 25th April

2.00-3.00 Registration, John Percival Building, Café (Ground Floor)

3.00-3.15: Welcome and Introduction (John Percival Building, Lecture Theatre 2.01)

3.15-5.15 Session 1 (John Percival Building, 2.01)

Dynasty: Imperial Families

3.15-3.45: Mark Humphries (Swansea), Family, Dynasty, and the Construction of Legitimacy: The Roman Background

3.45-4.15: Mike Humphreys (Cambridge), The Heraclians: Family or Dynasty?

4.15-4.45: Mark Masterson (Victoria University of Wellington), Symeon’s Suggestive Evidence? Revisiting the Celibacy of Basil II

4.45-5.15 Discussion

5.15-6.00 Tea and Coffee

6.30-7.30 Public Lecture (National Museum Cardiff): Mark Redknap, Byzantium and Wales

7.30 Reception, National Museum Cardiff

Saturday 26th April

9.00-11.00 Session 2 (John Percival Building, 2.01)

Imperial Literature: The Emperor as Subject and Author

9.00-9.30: John Vanderspoel (Calgary), Imperial Panegyric as Hortatory (?or Deliberative?) Oratory

9.30-10.00: Prerona Prasad (Oxford), Splendour, Vigour, and Legitimacy: The Prefaces of theDe Cerimoniis and Byzantine Imperial Theory

10.00-10.30: Savvas Kyriakidis (Johannesburg), The Emperor in Historiography – The Historyof John Kantakouzenos

10.30-11.00 Discussion

11.00-11.45 Tea and Coffee (John Percival Building, Café)

11.45-1.00 Communications (John Percival Building, 2.01 and 0.31)

1.00-2.15 Buffet Lunch (John Percival Building, Café)

2.15-4.15 Session 3 (John Percival Building, 2.01)

The Imperial Court: The Emperor’s Men

2.15-2.45 Meaghan McEvoy (Frankfurt), Dangerous Liaisons: Military and Civilian Advisers at the East Roman Court from Theodosius II to Leo I

2.45-3.15 Jonathan Shepard (Oxford), The Emperor’s ‘Significant Others’

3.15-3.45 Jonathan Harris (Royal Holloway), Who was Who at the Court of Constantine XI, 1449-1453

3.45-4.15 Discussion

4.15-5.00 Tea and Coffee (John Percival Building, Café)

(4.15-6.15 SPBS Executive Committee Meeting)

5.00-6.15 Communications (John Percival Building, 2.01 and 0.31)

7.00 Conference Dinner (Aberdare Hall) 

Sunday 27th April

9.30-11.30 Session 4 (John Percival Building, 2.01)

Imperial Duties: The Emperor as Ruler

9.30-10.00 Bernard Stolte (University of Groningen), ‘Law is King of All Things’?
The Emperor and the Law

10.00-10.30 Michael Grünbart (Münster), The Emperor and the Patriarch

10.30-11.00 Frank Trombley (Cardiff), The Emperor as Military Administrator and War Leader

11.00-11.30 Discussion

11.30-12.00 Tea and Coffee (John Percival Building, Café)

12.00-1.00 AGM (John Percival Building, 2.01).

1.00-2.15 Buffet Lunch (John Percival Building, Café)

2.15-4.15 Session 5 (John Percival Building, 2.01)

The Material Emperor: Imperial Images and Spaces

2.15-2.45 Alicia Walker (Bryn Mawr), Imperial Image and Imperial Presence at Hagia Sophia

2.45-3.15 Eurydice Georganteli (Birmingham), The Omnipresent Emperor: Money and Authority in the Byzantine World

3.15-3.45 Lynn Jones (Florida State University), Taking it on the Road: The Palace on the Move

3.45-4.15 Discussion

 

Booking form available at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/share/research/centres/clarc/newsandevents/47th-byzantine-spring-symposium.html