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Online Reading Group: Critical Theory for Byzantine Studies (Fall 2020)

The Byzantine Studies Research Center of Bogazici University is pleased to announce the organization of an online reading group entitled Critical Theory for Byzantine Studies during Fall 2020. Intended as a platform to discuss critical problems and theoretical questions that … Continue reading

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Shifting Frontiers XIV: Scale and the Study of Late Antiquity

3-5 June 2021, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. This event will take place virtually via Zoom. For the Fourteenth Meeting of the Society for Late Antiquity, we invite papers that investigate scale, which can be defined as a graduated … Continue reading

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Applications Open for Funded MPhil and PhD places in the IRCI (ACU)

The Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne is now accepting applications for funded MPhil & PhD places from students wishing to study in any of our three programs: Biblical & Early Christian Studies, Medieval … Continue reading

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8th International Symposium “Days of Justinian 1″

Skopje 13-14 November 2020.  Special thematic strand: Religion.  Confirmed keynote speaker: Antonio Rigo. Important info: The Committee is closely monitoring the situation with Covid-19.  The Committee will organize combined sessions with on-line presentation of the papers, in case that some … Continue reading

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Rethinking Byzantine Masculinities: Gender, Sexuality, Emotions, Devotion

Four scholars engage in conversation about research on gender, sexuality, emotions, and devotion. Online via Zoom, October 30, 2020, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Washington DC time; check your local time. Full details and registration. For the past five decades, … Continue reading

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AABS Letter to the AIEB – Change in Status of Hagia Sophia and the Chora Monastery

The Committee of the Australasian Association for Byzantine Studies has written to the International Association of Byzantine Studies (AIEB) on behalf of the Association concerning the change in status of Hagia Sophia and the Chora Monastery.  The text of the … Continue reading

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AABS Letter to the Australian Minister for Education – Consultation on Job-ready Graduates Package

The President of the Australasian Association for Byzantine Studies has written to the Minister for Education on behalf of the Association concerning the Consultation on Job-ready Graduates Package.  The text of the letter follows. ______________________________________________ Dear Minister for Education Tehan, … Continue reading

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Review – Liturgy and the Emotions in Byzantium: Compunction and Hymnody

This review of AABS Committee member Andrew Mellas’s new publication appears on the site of the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art & Culture. Andrew Mellas, Liturgy and the Emotions in Byzantium: Compunction and Hymnody.  Cambridge University Press, 2020. From … Continue reading

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ASCS 42 (2021)

Due to COVID-19, ASCS 42 will be held online from 8–12 February 2021. The conference organisers are Bob Cowan, Elizabeth Minchin, David Rafferty and Kathryn Welch. Further information The call for papers is now open. Form for submitting an individual … Continue reading

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Biblical and Early Christian Studies Seminar – Australian Catholic University

The Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry at the Australian Catholic University announces the next seminar in their online Biblical and Early Christian Studies seminar program. Professor Robin Darling Young from the Catholic University of America will speak about ‘Constitution … Continue reading

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New Publication – Liturgy and the Emotions in Byzantium: Compunction and Hymnody

Liturgy and the Emotions in Byzantium: Compunction and Hymnody Andrew Mellas, St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, NSW Cambridge University Press, June 2020 This book explores the liturgical experience of emotions in Byzantium through the hymns of Romanos the Melodist, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 6th Forum Medieval Art

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 6th Forum Medieval Art, Kunstgeschichtlichen Instituts, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, September 29–October 2, 2021. The biannual colloquium is organized by the Deutsche … Continue reading

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M.A./Ph.D. Scholarships and Travel Grants in Byzantine Studies

Applications are now open for the 2020-2021 Andrew W. Mellon M.A./Ph.D. scholarships and short-term travel grants offered by the Bogazici University Byzantine Studies Research Center. For more information please visit http://byzantinestudies.boun.edu.tr/index.php?page=events&id=52

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Sailing With the Gods: Religion and Maritime Mobility in the Ancient World – Postponed

In light of the unfolding COVID-19 crisis the ‘Sailing With the Gods: Religion and Maritime Mobility in the Ancient World’ conference scheduled for June 2020 will be postponed until June 16-20 2021. Full conference details are at http://www.aabs.org.au/forthcoming/.

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Pacific Partnership in Late Antiquity Conference – Postponed

In light of the unfolding COVID-19 crisis the Pacific Partnership in Late Antiquity Conference scheduled for June 17-19 2020 will be postponed until 2021. Further details will follow later in the year.  

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Conflicts and Catastrophes in Roman and Late Antique Thrace

Fourth International Conference “Roman and Late Antique Thrace” (RaLATh), 12–16 October 2020, Burgas, Bulgaria Strategically located and rather vulnerable at the same time, ancient Thrace experienced a fairly large number of turbulent episodes throughout its existence. Several unsettling events, ranging … Continue reading

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Shifting Frontiers XIV: Scale and the Study of Late Antiquity

Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio, 24-27 March 2021. For the Fourteenth Meeting of the Society for Late Antiquity, we invite papers that investigate scale, which can be defined as a graduated range of values or measurements, whether, for example, of … Continue reading

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Call For Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel BSC 2020

As part of its ongoing commitment to Byzantine studies, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 46th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, … Continue reading

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ANZAMEMS 2021: Call for Papers

The Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies conference committee seeks proposals for its 2021 conference on the theme ‘Reception and Emotion’, to be held in Perth, Australia at The University of Western Australia from 8–12 … Continue reading

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Byzantine Greek Summer School

The Byzantine Studies Research Center is pleased to announce the organization of its fourth Byzantine Greek Summer School program to be held at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, from July 6 to July 24, 2020. Students will have the chance to participate … Continue reading

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