CfP: Early Career Workshop in Medieval Intellectual History,All Soul’s College, Oxford, 22 March 2018 Deadline: 30 November 2017
Early career scholars, including current and recent PhD students, are warmly invited to submit a proposal for a brief presentation on their research of 10-15 minutes. The workshop will be held in the Old Library at All Soul’s College, Oxford and is organized by Dr Lydia Schumacher, Visiting Fellow at the College, Senior Lecturer in Medieval Philosophy and Theology at King’s College London, and Principal Investigator of a European Research Council project titled, ‘Authority and Innovation in Early Franciscan Thought.’ A certain number of spaces will be reserved for participants from Oxford University and King’s College London, but submissions are welcome from members of any other university. To propose a paper, please submit an abstract of up to 200 words by 30 November 2017 to Tom J. Savage (firstname.lastname@example.org)
JOB: Lecturer in Byzantine History, Kings College London, UK:
Deadline:6th November 2017
The Departments of Classics and History are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Byzantine History to cover for staff on research leave. The successful candidate will teach over a range of topics (as indicated in the Job Pack) in collaboration with colleagues, assist with the pastoral support of students, and contribute to the research life of the two Departments. They will be helped through mentoring and training to develop their career.
Candidates should specialise in any aspect of Byzantine history and culture. They will have a record of inspiring teaching and a commitment to academic development of the subject and its promotion through public engagement.
The selection process will include a brief presentation and a panel interview, and will be held in the week beginning Monday 20 November 2017.
Special Guest Lecture being held in the Senate House *tomorrow* (in collaboration with UCL and KCL
Prof. Joan Breton Connelly (New York University) Acropolis and Parthenon: Genealogical Myth, Boundary Catastrophes and Local Memory
When: Wednesday 19th March 2014, 17:15 – 18:45
Where: Senate House (WC1E 7HU ), South Block, Room G22/26
The Parthenon’s sculptural program is steeped in genealogical myth beckoning ever backward across imagined aeons. Cosmic and epic narratives, and the great boundary catastrophes that separated the ages, established temporal and topographic frameworks through which Athenians understood who they were and where they came from. By taking the long view from the Archaic Acropolis through to the fifth century, the power of architectural sculpture in creating and communicating a shared memory of Athenian origins and identity is revealed. For a culture without media, and without a sacred text, the centrality of great architectural sculptures in forging this solidarity cannot be overstated.
The event will be followed by a reception sponsored by Head of Zeus publications.
This is an open and public event: all are very warmly invited.