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Course: Summer Programme in Byzantine Epigraphy, Koç University, September 3–9, 2018 – DEADLINE: 15th April, 2018.

Summer Programme in Byzantine Epigraphy, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), September 3–9, 2018

DEADLINE: 15th April, 2018 (for 8 places)

We are delighted to announce that the Summer Programme in Byzantine Epigraphy 2018 will take place between 3 and 9 September, in Istanbul, Turkey. The Programme will be convened by Ida Toth and Andreas Rhoby, and it will include contributions from over twenty leading specialists exploring Istanbul’s Byzantine inscriptional heritage, and its significance for the discipline of Byzantine Epigraphy as a whole.

Drawing on a wide range of topics such as display, taxonomy, context, ideology, and performance, the Programme will combine daily seminars, evening lectures, practical sessions in Istanbul’s museums, and guided visits to Byzantine monuments and excavation sites. It will provide an interactive platform for exchange of ideas among more experienced scholars of Byzantine epigraphic culture as well as involving younger academics, who require instruction and expert guidance in dealing with Byzantine inscriptional material.

Although contribution to the Programme is by invitation only, we welcome expressions of interest from scholars in early and/or middle stages of their academic career, whose research stands to significantly benefit from attending an intensive, week-long exploration of Byzantine epigraphic traditions. Please, note that the number of available places is limited to the maximum of eight.

Fees will not be charged. However, full funding will be offered only to three exceptional applicants. Non-funded participants should expect to cover their own travelling and accommodation costs.

DEADLINE: 15th April, 2018 (for 8 places)

Find out more information here: https://maryjahariscenter.org/blog/summer-programme-in-byzantine-epigraphy-koc-university-2018

Call for Applications: Cathedral Cities. Planning and Building a Medieval Utopia – II TEMPLA Summer School

catedralvistaaereaCall for Applications: Cathedral Cities. Planning and Building a Medieval Utopia –
II TEMPLA Summer School,
“Nicolau d’Olwer i Pere i Joan Coromines” room,
Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Carrer del Carme 47,  08001 Barcelona, July 14th-16th 2016
Deadline: May 29, 2016

TEMPLA, a permanent workshop of Medieval Studies composed of specialists from universities, museums and archives from different parts of Spain, Europe and in particular Catalonia, seeks applications for its second Summer School, Cathedral Cities. Planning and Building a Medieval Utopia. National and international researchers into medieval art history and related disciplines are invited to to debate the concept and expression of “Cathedral Cities”, which have boosted in European episcopal sees during the medieval period. The studies of Cathedral City Landscapes could reveal the historical and living memory they  contain.
This call aims to understand how the fragile historical centers of cathedral cities have become the bearers of European’s identity, memory and their complex and plural intangible heritage. The medieval cathedral is widely seen as one of the most important contributions to European and global cultural history. Besides they often are the largest and oldest of all monuments in a city or town, cathedrals and their functioning influenced the way the city evolved. They are therefore essential to our understanding of local and regional history. Alongside their urban influence cathedrals are places for people – social congregation for secular and religious occurrence, where the memories of people and events were made and are now stored, where history and “invented traditions” intertwine.
The progress about knowledge of this European heritage is a necessary measure to protect its visibility and understanding as well as to justify the survival and sustainability of their uses. This living heritage, condenser and referential framework of social and cultural pan-European principles, is at risk of depletion and irrelevance. Therefore the results of the II TSS will be transferred to the academic community, but also to policy makers and citizens in general.

The School’s aims are:

1. To analyse the confluence of diverse resources and actors (institutional, economic, topographic, architectural…) activated to planning and building the place of cathedrals inside medieval cities and development of medieval cities around their cathedrals.
2. To propose new forms of contextualising historical building of European bishoprics in order to explain the results of artistic promotion underlining extra-artistic factors: e.g. liturgical, devotional, circulatory, … as well as convergence of actions by ecclesiastical and civil policies. For proper understanding of this issue it is necessary to emphasize the corresponding “framework for action”.
3- To evidence that the urban and architectural heritage of medieval cathedral cities is bearer of axiological meaning and transmitter of European identity, the validity of the collective memory and also builder of real and imaginary urban landscape.
4- To establish, on the basis of the results of the two previous objectives, new approaches and multidisciplinary research in the urban and social environments of European Cathedral Cities.

Organised by: Gerardo Boto, Marta Serrano, Vincent Debiais; TEMPLA. Institut de Recerca Històrica, Universidad de Girona.

How to Apply:  This scientific meeting is intended for a small number of participants; the application procedure allows for 10 researchers to be invited to present their research. Participants will be expected to take an active role in the debates that will follow each presentation. Every researcher must benefit from the contributions of the other specialists. The presentations and debates may take place in Spanish, French, Italian or English.
Format: The debates will take place on the first two days. On the third day there will be a visit to a Catalan Cathedral City to highlight in situ its particular specificities regarding episcopal and civil urbanism.
The workshop is principally aimed at young pre- and postdoctoral researchers in the areas of history of art, history and liturgical studies. Those who are interested in participating in the TEMPLA Summer School 2016 must submit:
• A letter of motivation that includes a description their current research,
• A CV (maximum one page)
• A presentation proposal (maximum 300 words).
These documents may be in Spanish, French, Italian or English.

The deadline for submitting this documentation is May 29 2016. It must be sent to (both): gerardo.boto@udg.edu and marta.serrano@urv.cat
Applicants will receive a response before June 13 2016. The successful candidates must provide the organizers with a description of the ideas they wish to present, any images relating to their presentation and a brief bibliography by June 26 2016. This documentation will be used to create a dossier a hand-out for the other attendees. The aim of this initiative is to encourage participants to submit proposals of direct interest to the planned debates.

Expenses for accomodation, lunch and other activities will be covered by the organisers. Participants must pay their travel expenses to the workshop.




Summer School: Visualizing Venice Workshop – Digital Visualization Training: Mapping and Modeling the Venice Ghetto

venice12Call for Applications: Visualizing Venice Workshop – Digital Visualization Training: Mapping and Modeling the Venice Ghetto
Venice International University, Venice, Italy,  June 8 – 20, 2016
Deadline: Mar 31, 2016

With the support of The Getty Foundation as part of its Digital Art
History initiative, The Wired! Lab at Duke University, Università Iuav
di Venezia, the University of Padua, and Venice International
University are collaborating on a Summer Workshop that will train Art,
Architectural and Urban Historians with the digital media that can
enhance or transform their research questions and their capacity to
communicate narratives about objects, places and spaces to the public.
This fifth annual 12-day workshop teaches a range of digital skills in
mapping, 3D modeling, mobile application & web development, and time
based media authorship to enable participants to engage historical
questions with emerging digital tools. The course will engage with the
Ghetto of Venice on the 500th anniversary of its creation as case study
for training with a variety of technologies and applications.Instruction will be given in English by faculty and staff from Duke
University’s Wired! Lab (http://dukewired.org) and Università Iuav di

The workshop is designed for Ph.D or Post doctoral participants in the
Interpretive Humanities (including Cultural Patrimony, History of Art,
Architecture and Urbanism, History, Geography, Architecture,
Archaeology, and other relevant disciplines). Preference will be given
to Ph.D. students and recent Ph.D. graduates in History of Art,
Architecture and Urbanism.

The workshop is taught at Venice International University on the island
of San Servolo in the Venetian Lagoon. Participants can live in the
housing facilities of the island of San Servolo, or arrange for
accommodation in the city of Venice.

Tuition fees are euro 1,000 (+22%VAT). Scholarships are available in
order to support tuition, travel, board and accommodation expenses.
Thanks to the generosity of the Getty Foundation.

More information: http://www.univiu.org/shss/seminars-summer-schools/visualizing-venice-summer-workshop

Byzantine Greek Summer School in Birmingham

will be held again this year at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies in the University of Birmingham, UK.

The dates are as follows:

27 July – 10 August 2014: Level-1 (Beginners)

10-24 August 2014: Level-2 (Intermediate), Level 2.5 (Higher Intermediate) and Level-3 (Advanced Reading Course).

The fee is 470 GBP per two-week course, including 14 nights accommodation; or 250 GBP without accommodation.

A limited number of bursaries is available. The deadline for applications which include application for a bursary is Monday 31 March 2014. The deadline for all other application is Monday 12 May 2014.

Full details of the courses and an application form may be found at:


For all enquiries, please contact  the Director of the Summer School, Dr Anthony Hirst by email:


(Please do NOT contact the University of Birmingham. The University very kindly hosts the Summer School but is not involved in the organization, except for dealing with finances and the visa requirements of non-EU applicants; but even visa enquiries should be directed in the first instance to Dr Hirst.)

Summer Institute: The Invisible (Cologne, 15-23 July 2014)

Theaterwissenschaftliche Sammlung, Universität zu Köln, July 15 – 23,
Deadline: Apr 2, 2014
Cologne University’s international interdisciplinary summer institute 2014 will take place from 15th to 23rd of July 2014. After last year’s founding event on “Techniques of Imagination”, participants and faculty of 2014 will focus on historiographical perspectives on “The Invisible”. We invite graduate and postgraduate students from Art History, Media, Film, Theatre, Performance and Cultural Studies to apply for our international program. Each participant may choose from three seminars led by a pair of scholars from Northwestern University
(Evanston, USA) and the University of Cologne. 2014’s program includes seminars on Art History, Theatre and Performance Studies and Film and Media Studies. In addition to our seminars we offer interdisciplinary academic workshops that allow for a dialogue across the seminars. Each participant can choose one seminar and a workshop, thus composing his/her individual study program. Seminars and workshops are framed by study trips, evening lectures by faculty, and poster presentations by students.

The summer institute will be hosted by the Theaterwissenschaftliche Sammlung (TWS) of Cologne University, one of the largest archives of theatre history in Europe. Situated in the picturesque manor house Schloss Wahn, located in the outskirts of Cologne, it provides a unique setting for learning and discussion, combining gracious surroundings with facilities for daily meetings, and offering access to exceptional archival materials in proximity to one of Germany’s most vibrant metropolises.

All sessions will be conducted in English.

A provisional timetable and more information can be found on our
website http://sic.uni-koeln.de

Byzantine Summer School in Thessaloniki: Announcement of 40 Scholarships


 The Municipality of Thessaloniki and the Centre for Byzantine, Modern Greek and South-Eastern European Studies of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris), in collaboration with the Museum of Byzantine Civilization of Thessaloniki and the Ministry of Education and Cults, of Culture and Sports of the Hellenic Republic, have organized a series of courses (in English and French) as part of a summer school on the topic Saints and Sinners in Byzantium to be held at Thessaloniki the 30 June-12 July 2014.



To enable students to participate in the courses, the organizers are offering 40 scholarships, covering the following costs
1) Accommodation in Thessaloniki (hotel and half-board)
2) Participation in the course
3) Excursions
In exceptional cases aid may be given for costs of transport, depending on resources.

Applicants for such aid should make a special request addressed to Centre for Byzantine, Modern Greek and South-Eastern European Studies of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris) for this providing reasons which prevent them from paying for transport.
At the end of the course, certificates of participation will be issued to students, equivalent to 12 ECTS for students enrolled in the Master’s program at the EHESS.


Those eligible
a) Students enrolled in a Master’s programm (Metaptychiako, Laurea specialistica …)
b) Doctoral students
c) Students enrolling in Master’s or doctoral programms in 2014 (letter from supervisor required)

The students must understand both languages of the Summer School (French/English)


Before 16th  March 2014 : Email to be sent by applicants stating their intention to apply to the secretariat of the Summer School : byzance@ehess.fr
In the subject line: Scholarship – Summer School in Thessaloniki

Before 30th March 2014 : Applications to be sent by email to byzance@ehess.fr


1) Covering letter
2) Curriculum studiorum indicating clearly studies already completed, research activity and field of research
3) A letter of recommendation from the student’s director of studies (which can be sent separately by the professor, to the address byzance@ehess.fr : in the subject line Scholarship – Summer School in Thessaloniki followed by the name of the student).
4) Other documents the candidate considers useful in support of his application.
5) In the event that applicants request exceptional aid for transport, they should include a letter to this effect together with documents attesting to their need for such aid.
N.B. : for practical reasons, applicants are kindly requested  not to wait the last day to send their application and their dossier 


Call for Applications: Reading Craft: Itineraries of Culture, Knowledge and Power in the Global Ecumene

bamboo-constructor2Five days of interactive “Summer School” training 
Reading Craft: Itineraries of Culture, Knowledge and Power in the Global Ecumene

The Summer Programme on “Reading Craft in the Long Global Ecumene” is meant for PhD Students. This means that we do not accept students other than PhD researchers.

To apply for participation in the Summer School 2014, please fill in the Application form. Registration closes Friday 14 February 2014, 9.00 am CET.

The IIAS Summer School at Chiang Mai will focus on the theoretical issue of the knowledge production, transmission and practice of culture against the backdrop of historically contingent case studies featuring transnational circulations of craft. Cartographies, itineraries and biographies of craft are windows into craft-scapes which, much like Barbara Bender’s work on landscapes, are discursively constructed, disputed, worked upon from disparate frames of value and meaning, and used to accomplish goals pertaining to identity, heritage politics, knowledge and power. 

The Summer School is an occasion to problematize conceptions of culture articulated through readings of craft across territorial boundaries, temporal episodes and knowledge categories. Alternative readings of craft seek to challenge place-based rootedness of culture in colonial ‘cryptocolonial’ (Herzfeld) and postcolonial constructions in order to emphasize its circulation in global interactions and trajectories. Focusing on ‘social lives’ (Appadurai) or ‘cultural biographies’ (Kopytoff) through records of journeys undertaken and routes charted by the movement of individuals, materials, techniques, recipes, designs and objects within and across diverse epistemic regimes and contexts would allow us to ‘read’ craft from a global perspective.

There is a need for what Françoise Vergès, calls an ‘alternate cartography’, tracing the material lives and unexpected contributions of ‘the people without history’ in Eric Wolfe’s words – anonymous slaves, refugees, exiles, spies, servants and artisans, in colonial and postcolonial historiographies. Locating craft within global networks of power and knowledge at the Chiang Mai Summer School would not only help to recover subaltern micro-histories but also focus our attention upon counter hegemonic appropriations of materials, techniques, recipes, designs and objects over the long globalization. Engaging with the ‘epistemic travels’ and ‘itineraries’ of such knowledge, according to Pamela H. Smith, would expose those readings of craft which anticipated the construction of new regimes and hierarchies of intellectual authority since the beginning of the modern world. Identifying the shifting agents and sites through which craft as a discourse of culture is formulated and sanctioned in late capitalism would, moreover, spotlight the ways in which practitioners of craft are drawn into what Michael Herzfeld refers to as the ‘global hierarchy of value’.

Conversations at the Chiang Mai Summer School will revolve around critical reflections on craft in Asian contexts around the following sub-themes among others:

  • Craft as a knowledge system, and knowledge practices of craft since the early modern era
  • Circulation of craft in Eurasian networks of trade, power and cultural exchange
  • Craft as postcolonial and crypto-colonial national heritage
  • The production and reproduction of hierarchies of gender, class and race through craft – identity contestations
  • Interrogating the “what” of craft: disputes over origin, ownership, authenticity, aesthetics, ethics and representation
  • Engaging with the Local/Global dichotomy through the lens of craft

The Summer School, which will also include some hands-on experience with local artisans, therefore encourages participants whose work seeks to engage with the history and politics of craft through its reading within the long and global mobilities of science, technology, art and fashion.

Francoise VergesPamela Smith and Aarti Kawlra will lead the Summer School with Michael Herzfeld as guest co-convenor and Chayan Vaddhanaphuti as host co-convenor. Together they bring to the School a rich mixture of intellectual perspectives and individual trajectories to facilitate discussions with research students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds in an atmosphere of openness and inquiry. Exposure to various craft discourses and practices (indigo dyeing, hand-weaving and bamboo architecture among others) prevailing in the culturally vibrant context of Chiang Mai will provide an unprecedented learning experience for the participants. The conjunction of field work with classroom exercises at the Summer School will, moreover, help them as they pursue their own research projects, to elicit and develop new theoretical paradigms of craft informed by case studies from various contexts in Asia and elsewhere.

For further information visit the website.