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Job: Assistant Professor, Ancient World/Late Antiquity, Department of History, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA

uo_logo_green_on_white_2Job: Assistant Professor, Ancient World/Late Antiquity, Department of History, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
Deadline: Open until filled/ priority to applications received by October 15, 2017
Start date: September 16, 2018

The Department of History at the University of Oregon seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin September 16, 2018. We seek an excellent, innovative, scholar and teacher in ancient history. Research specialization is open in terms of geography, theme (including women, gender, and sexuality), and chronological focus (including late antiquity). The successful candidate will offer a range of courses on the ancient world, from introductory surveys to advanced courses on ancient Greece and Rome. We welcome applications from scholars whose research complements existing strengths among the Department’s tenured and tenure-stream faculty. We strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. The successful candidate must hold Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment. To apply for this position, please submit your materials (including a c.v., a letter describing research and teaching interests, a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation) via Academic Jobs Online. Priority will be given to applications received by October 15, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled. UO is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. The University of Oregon is an AA/EO/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity.




CFP: Byzantine Heritage in the History and Spiritual Culture of Ukraine, 19 – 22 October 2017, Monastery of St Theodore Studites, Rome, Italy

Culture of Ukraine, October 19 – 22, 2017, Monastery of St Theodore Studites,
Rome, Italy.
Deadline: 25th August 2017.
The International Conference Byzantine heritage in the history and spiritual culture of
Ukraine aims to become a platform for the sharing of knowledge. The conference will
involve the systematic discussion and promotion of the following themes:
  • Byzantine spiritual heritage in the history of Ukraine-Rus’ and Eastern churches of the Kievan tradition
  • the role and influence of the Byzantine Empire in the formation of Ukrainian national identity
  • spiritual culture
  • publishing and literature
  • art
  • theological and philosophical thought
  • religious traditions
and more.
Suggested topics for the conference:
1. Byzantium – Kievan Rus: historical, spiritual and cultural interconnection.
2. Byzantine hesychasm in the tradition of monasticism, and in the culture and
spiritual life of Ukraine-Rus’.
3. The Byzantine Fathers of the Church and the distribution of their books in
4. Byzantine heritage in literature, art, theological and philosophical
thought, in liturgical science and in the church tradition of Ukraine.
5. “Studion” and its role in reviving the Byzantine Stoudite tradition of the Greek
Catholic Church (contribution by Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky and Patriarch
Josyph Slipyj).
6. Byzantine heritage in the traditions of modern Ukrainian monasticism.
7. The current state of Byzantines in Ukraine.
Working languages of the conference: Ukrainian, English, Italian.
The organizers will provide free accommodation and meals for participants during
the conference. There are plans to publish the results of the conference in the
scientific collection Sofia of Kiev: Byzantium. Russia. Ukraine.
The conference will allow for full-time and part-time participation.
How to apply:

The submission should indicate title of paper and author information (name,
surname, academic degree, title or position, address, home or mobile phone, email,

The e-mail address of the Organizing Committee is tnu-pres@ukr.net

Intensive course: ‘Rome as a Palimpsest,’ Rome, April 3-9, 2017

rome_colosseum_aerial_viewIntensive course: Rome as a Palimpsest, Rome, April 3-9, 2017.
Collaborative course organised by the Bibliotheca Hertziana –
Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, des Deutschen Archäologischen
Instituts und des Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Rom.
Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2016

Das Deutsche Archäologische Institut, Abteilung Rom, die Bibliotheca
Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, und das Deutsche
Historische Institut in Rom bieten vom 3. bis zum 9. April 2017 einen
Studienkurs an. Der Intensivkurs unter der Leitung von
WissenschaftlerInnen der beteiligten Institute richtet sich
insbesondere an fortgeschrittene Studierende der Klassischen
Archäologie, der Christlichen Archäologie, der historischen
Bauforschung, der Kunstgeschichte sowie der Geschichtswissenschaften
vom Mittelalter bis zur Zeitgeschichte.
Ausgangspunkt des Kurses ist das Bild von Rom als “Palimpsest”, d.h.
Rom als exemplarischer Ort des Umgangs mit Vergangenheit, des
Auslöschens und Vergessens, der Neuentdeckung, Wiederbelebung und
vielfachen Aneignung von Geschichte, der Überlagerung und des
Ineinandergreifens historischer Epochen. Diese Prozesse des Um- und
Überschreibens, der Inszenierung und Zitierung sollen mit
unterschiedlichen fachlichen Zugangsweisen an ausgewählten Orten und
baulichen Ensembles, vom Kapitol über das Forum Romanum bis hin zum
EUR-Viertel und dem Tiberufer mit dem in diesem Jahr angebrachten Fries
von William Kentridge von der römischen Kaiserzeit bis heute untersucht
Von den KursteilnehmerInnen wird eine intensive Einarbeitung sowie
aktive Mitarbeit – unter anderem die Übernahme eines Referates inkl.
der fristgerechten Vorbereitung von Themenpapieren und Unterlagen –
Die Zahl der Teilnehmenden ist auf fünfzehn Personen beschränkt. Für
die Gruppe der AltertumswissenschaftlerInnen (Archäologen und
historische Bauforscher) stehen ebenso wie für KunsthistorikerInnen und
HistorikerInnen jeweils 5 Plätze zur Verfügung. Die Kosten für die
Reise bis zu einem Betrag von 150 Euro und Übernachtung werden ebenso
wie Eintritte von den veranstaltenden Instituten übernommen. Die An-
und Abreise ist von den Kursteilnehmern selbst zu organisieren.

Requirements: Voraussetzung für die Teilnahme: abgeschlossener M.A. in einem der für
den Kurs relevanten Fächer bzw. M.A.-Studium in der Endphase.

How to apply: Bewerbungen mit kurzem Motivationsschreiben (max. eine Seite),
Lebenslauf, ggf. Kopie des letzten Studienabschlusses und Skizze eines
laufenden Forschungsvorhabens (bitte nur in elektronischer Form) an:

New Perspectives on Medieval Rome (2 sessions at Kalamazoo 2016)

The Last Judgment, detail. By Pietro Cavallini (c.1250-c.1330). Fresco, c.1293. Church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome, Italy .

The Last Judgment, detail. By Pietro Cavallini (c.1250-c.1330). Fresco, c.1293. Church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome, Italy .

Digital, environmental, material, Mediterranean, sensory, spatial:
these are among the recent “turns” taken by the medieval humanities,
including art history. The new perspectives on the past opened by these
approaches, many of which are informed by interdisciplinary research
and contemporary cultural interests in the natural and built world, are
fundamentally reshaping how we conceive of and study medieval art and
architecture. In the field of medieval art, the city of Rome has
traditionally been a key site for the formulation of innovative avenues
of approach, but what is its current status and its potential in
relation to the discipline’s new discourses?

These two linked sessions seek to assess the impact of recent
methodological developments on the study of the art, architecture, and
urban forms of Rome during the long middle ages, ca. 300–1500. We
invite papers that offer new research on, and new ways of thinking
about, the visual and material culture of medieval Rome.

Please direct inquiries/submissions to the organizers at
mhaukne1@jhu.edu and alison.perchuk@csuci.edu. Information about the
conference, including proposal submission forms, may be found at

Research Fellowship: École française de Rome (Rome 2015)

Research Fellowship
École française de Rome (Rome 2015)
Deadline: 4 November 2014

IMGFarneseGdeSalleLes Écoles françaises à l’étranger ont mis en place depuis la rentrée 2012 le statut de chercheurs résidents dans leurs établissements. À l’École française de Rome (EFR), ce titre est accordé à des enseignants-chercheurs, des chercheurs statutaires ou des post-doctorants sous contrat qui sont accueillis pour une durée de six mois renouvelable, pour contribuer à la réalisation d’un programme scientifique en collaboration avec l’EFR. L’accueil est réglé par convention entre l’EFR et l’organisme de rattachement de ces chercheurs. L’École met à leur disposition tous ses moyens matériels et scientifiques pour faciliter la réalisation de leur programme.

Une aide pour favoriser leur séjour hors de leur résidence peut en outre être proposée par l’EFR lorsque le programme ne bénéficie pas de financements extérieurs propres : pour ceux qui se logent par eux-mêmes dans Rome, une aide de 2000€ mensuels est octroyée ; pour ceux qui sont logés dans l’immeuble de la Piazza Navona, l’aide mensuelle est de 1200€ sur lesquels est effectué un prélèvement de 600€  pour le loyer du studio (chambre-cuisine-salle d’eau) ; pour tous, remboursement d’un voyage par semestre vers leur résidence principale, sur la base du tarif économique.

L’EFR propose pour 2015, sans préjuger d’autres demandes susceptibles d’être prises en compte sans aide financière, un total de 30 mois d’aide à la mobilité. Une attention particulière sera portée aux dossiers s’inscrivant dans les champs disciplinaires relevant des Sciences Sociales.

Les dossiers, comportant un bref CV avec bibliographie sélective, une lettre de motivation précisant la période de séjour sollicitée, une copie du contrat ou de l’arrêté de nomination dans l’institution d’appartenance ainsi qu’une autorisation de séjour à Rome émanant de cette même institution, peuvent être envoyés, par mail, au secrétariat du directeur des études concerné par le programme de recherches dans lequel s’insère la mobilité, dans les délais suivants : au plus tard le 4novembre 2014 pour les dossiers sollicitant une aide financière ; au fil de l’eau pour les autres dossiers.Les chercheurs sollicitant une aide à la mobilité seront informés de l’issue de leur demande au plus tard le 25 novembre 2014.

For further information, see: www.ecole-francaise.it
Source: http://blog.apahau.org/

CFP: Concilium Lateranense IV (Rome, 25-29 November 2015)

Call for Papers:
Concilium Lateranense IV
Commemorating the Octocentenary of the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215

Rome, 25-29 November 2015
Deadline: 1 November 2014

On Monday 30 November 1215 in the Basilica of St John Lateran, Innocent III brought the first assembly of the whole Church since the Council of Chalcedon (451) to a rousing finale by summoning all the delegates to unite in faith and by issuing Ad Liberandam, an encyclical calling for a crusade to liberate the Holy Land. This Council, fourth in the Lateran series but the twelfth ecumenical gathering of the Church in the Western tradition, included the five patriarchs or their representatives, together with more than one thousand bishops, abbots and other dignitaries, both ecclesiastical and secular. At each of the three plenary sessions held on 11, 20 and 30 November respectively, Innocent preached a set-piece sermon whilst, behind the scenes, delegates debated such major issues as who was more worthy to lead the Empire and how to contain the Albigensian heresy.
LateranIVsmallThe accounts of eyewitnesses reveal that Innocent’s consecration of Santa Maria in Trastevere and celebrations for the anniversary of the dedication of the Vatican Basilica served not only to emphasize the history, majesty and ritual of the Church but also offered a welcome respite from the intensive discussions in the Lateran Palace. The Fathers of the Council promulgated seventy decrees, covering topics as diverse as heresy, Jewish-Christian relations, pastoral care and Trinitarian theology as well as ecclesiastical governance. Monks and secular clergy were to be reformed, the nascent mendicant orders welcomed to the Church and diocesan bishops instructed to implement far-reaching conciliar decisions across Christendom.

Eight hundred years on, Lateran IV still stands as the high-water mark of the medieval papacy, its political and ecclesiastical decisions enduring down to the Council of Trent whilst modern historiography has deemed it the most significant papal assembly of the Later Middle Ages. In November 2015, we have a unique opportunity to re-evaluate the role of this Council in the reform of the universal Church. Taking an inter-disciplinary approach, we shall investigate how its decisions affected the intellectual, cultural, social and religious life of the medieval world. We particularly encourage individual papers from disciplines such as art history, theology, canon law, crusade studies, literature and from those who work on relations between Jews and Christians, which we hope will broaden current interpretations of the events of the Council, their subsequent importance and long-term impact. Alternatively, three-paper session proposals on a common theme will also be most welcome.

Papers may be delivered in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish but must be limited to 30 minutes. Abstracts of no more than 200 words with all the necessary contact details should be sent no later than 1 November 2014.

Please direct any questions to fourthlateranat800@gmail.com
For further information, see: http://lateraniv.com

Employment opportunity: Assistant Director, British School at Rome


The British School at Rome, Britain’s leading research institute abroad, is seeking to appoint an Assistant Director for the Humanities.  This two-year residential position carries responsibility for programming the year’s research activities and supporting the community of scholars at the BSR, whilst offering the opportunity to work in a remarkable interdisciplinary research centre in Rome.

Qualifications for the post include a completed doctorate on an area of study related to Italy from AD 600 to 1800, a track record of administrative and organisational experience, a strong record of existing or clearly forthcoming publications, excellent people and interpersonal skills, a flair for operating in teams and building community, strong communication skills, the ability to show an interest across the whole range of BSR research and practice, and experience of working in different countries, preferably including Italy.

In addition to a salary of £23,000 per annum, the post-holder will receive full board and lodging at the BSR.

For further particulars and details of how to apply see  http://www.bsr.ac.uk/about/staff-and-fellows/vacancies

Closing date for applications: 7 March 2014. Interviews will be held in London on 31 March.