Call for Papers: Georgia – Byzantium – Christian East

Tbilisi, Georgia, 18-20 June 2019

Deadline: 29 March 2019

Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Center of Manuscripts has the pleasure to announce the Second International Conference “Georgia – Byzantium – Christian East.” The conference will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia (1/3 M. Aleksidze. Tbilisi, Georgia, 0193) between 18-20 June 2019. As usual, the working languages will be Georgian and English.

CVs and abstracts of your contributions (not more than 500 words max; Georgian texts in AcadNusx, English texts in Times New Roman; English translation should be attached to Georgian texts) should be submitted by e-mail: georgianmanuscript@gmail.com

Successful participants will be informed in the first decade of April. The details about accommodation and other practical aspects will be communicated after approval.

No registration fee required.

The conference covers all aspects of Medieval Georgian, Byzantine and Christian East Literature, history, theology, art history and digital humanities.

Grant: The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation : Venetian Research programme grants

Deadline: 1 May 2019

Venetian Resesarch Programme: British and Commonwealth Applicants.

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation – British and Commonwealth Committee – announces its 2019-20 programme of grants for study based on travel to and research in Venice and the Venetian dominions.

Grants will be awarded for historical research on Venice and the former Venetian empires, and for the study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Applicants from all disciplines of the humanities are eligible for areas of study including, but not limited to: archaeology, architecture, art; bibliography; economics; history; history of science; law; literature; music; political thought; religion theatre, film and television. Applications for research on the environment and conservation are welcomed. Other, relevant, research interests will be considered.

For details, see https://royalhistsoc.org/the-gladys-krieble-delmas-foundation-venetian-research-programme-grants/

Job: Museum Director, Dumbarton Oaks

Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C., USA

Dumbarton Oaks is a Harvard research institute, museum, library, and historic garden in Washington, D.C. The institute supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies. The Museum is renowned for its world-class Byzantine and Pre-Columbian collections, and select works of European art. The Museum, open six days/week free of charge, has close ties to local and Harvard communities and engages scholars and visitors from all over the world through exhibitions, gallery talks, and class visits. Dumbarton Oaks is a vibrant home of the humanities with an overarching mission of communicating the value of culture and advanced research to the broadest possible public.

The Museum Director will lead the Museum team in planning and delivering innovative exhibits that will highlight the Dumbarton Oaks collections and may include collaborations with the three programs of study and the library, rare book, and image collections. The Museum Director will oversee long-term exhibition planning, budget, and all aspects of Museum operations, in close conjunction with other departments of Dumbarton Oaks. The ideal candidate will combine deep knowledge of at least one area of the Dumbarton Oaks collections with the promise of strong leadership and a proven record of collaboration. The incumbent will join Dumbarton Oaks at an exciting time of expansion of both our academic and our public programs and will be encouraged to foster links between the Museum and the research institute, help develop new educational programs for DC students, and provide open and free access to the collections through digital initiatives.

For full details and online application, see DO’s website.

Call for Papers: Nomads and their Neighbors in the Middle Ages

Eighth International Conference on Medieval History of the Eurasian Steppe, Medieval Nomads (MeN), Sofia, Bulgaria, 20-23 November 2019

Deadline: 15 April 2019

In 1997, 2000 and 2002, the Department of Medieval History at the University of Szeged organized several conferences on the history of medieval nomads of the Eurasian steppe, the proceedings of which were subsequently published in Hungarian. In 2004, the Department of Medieval History and the Department of Archaeology at the same University, together with the Research Group on Hungarian Prehistory of the Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Szeged decided to convene an International Conference on Medieval History of the Eurasian Steppe. The first conference of this kind was held in Szeged in 2004, the second in Jászberény in 2007, the third in Miskolc in 2009, the fourth in Cairo (Egypt) in 2011, the fifth in Moscow (Russia) in 2013, the sixth again in Szeged in 2016, and the seventh in Shanghai in 2018.

Now, as a continuation of this series, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and the Institute for Historical Studies of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences have the pleasure to invite you to take part in the Eighth International Conference on Medieval History of the Eurasian Steppe, “Nomads and their Neighbors in the Middle Ages”, to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, in November 20–23, 2019.

Panels and individual papers which fall under the following main topics are encouraged:
• Sources and their creators
• The Nomads and their Sedentary Neighbors: Warfare, Diplomacy, Economy, Politics and Culture
• Nomads as marginal groups in the sedentary societies
• Religious history and conversion of the Eurasian Nomads
• Military history
• Social History
• The no man’s land: cross points between steppe and sown
• Representation of the Nomads in Material and Written Culture of their Sedentary Neighbors

Length of the papers
• Individual papers: the length should not exceed 15 minutes, and 10 minutes will be left for discussion.
• Pre-organized panels: should include 3 or 4 papers of the same length plus 30 minutes for discussion. The papers should be focused a single theme or research-question.

Official language of the conference: English

There is no registration fee. Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of each participant.

Application
• Individual applicants should send the attached form F1_Individual by April 15, 2019 to the address: medieval.nomads.sofia.2019@gmail.com Abstracts should not exceed 250 words.
• Panel proposals should follow the attached form F2_Panel and be sent by April 15, 2019 to the same address: medieval.nomads.sofia.2019@gmail.com The proposals should include an abstract (300 words maximum) for the entire panel explaining its content, in addition to an individual abstract (250 words maximum) for each paper.

All application will go through a selection process by the Organizing Committee and applicants will be informed by June 15, 2019.

Conference: Late Byzantine Cities

Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey, 20-23 August 2019

Please note the new date above.

The late Byzantine world (1204-1461) was distinguished by the existence of multiple, competing, and interconnected cities in contrast to the centrality of Constantinople in previous periods. Late Byzantine cities in fact constituted centers, rather than marginal lands, as they are often portrayed in historical studies.

For details, see https://latebyzantinecities.com/

Call for Papers: Celebrations in the eastern Mediterranean: private and public

Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham, 1 June 2019

Deadline: 7 April 2019

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers in celebration of the 20th Postgraduate Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham,UK.

Papers and posters are invited for the 20th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies. From antiquity to the present peoples in the eastern Mediterranean have taken part in celebrations and ceremonies. These vary from large-scale public events to private and personal rituals. As we continue to take part in social rituals derived from these traditions and develop new ways to manifest them it is important to examine these celebrations in detail. The colloquium aims to approach the subject from a variety of perspectives on how people experience celebrations across the eastern Mediterranean from late antiquity to the modern day, from textual sources to visual culture and archaeology.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
– Feast days and holidays
– Processions
– Secular and religious ceremonies
– Gift Giving
– Secular and religious ceremonies
– Festivals
– Anniversaries, holidays, weddings
– Spaces and Objects
– Celebrations in texts and arts

Papers of approximately 20 minutes or posters (A3 format) related to any of the fields covered by Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies are welcome. Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words no later than the Sunday 7th April 2019 to 2019CBOMGSColloquium@gmail.com. A selection of papers will be published in the proceedings on the online journal Diogenes (https://gemuob.wordpress.com/diogenes/)

Further information can be found on the conference webpage: https://gemuob.wordpress.com/annual-colloquium-3/

Come and celebrate with us!

Call for Articles: Akropolis: Journal of Hellenic Studies

Deadline: 15 May 2019

Akropolis: Journal of Hellenic Studies now accepts submissions for volume 3 (2019). Please submit your manuscript by 15 May 2019.

Manuscripts should be submitted via the online submission system: http://helenskestudije.me/ojs/index.php/jhs/about/submissions

Please check carefully the Author submission guidelines, as well as our Ethics and Malpractice Statement. Authors are required to follow closely the citation format, and papers written by non-native English authors are required to have their manuscripts proofread by a native English speaker. The editors reserve the right to reject all manuscript that do not strictly adhere to above mentioned guidelines, even before the peer reviewed process.

Akropolis: Journal of Hellenic Studies is an international peer-reviewed, open access scholarly journal, devoted to the study of Hellenic culture and civilization from antiquity to the present, featuring high-quality research articles and book reviews in all areas of Hellenic studies: philosophy, religion, archaeology, history, law, politics, literature, philology, art. High quality contributions – regardless of tradition, school of thought or disciplinary background – are welcome. The editorial board equally values disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies. Book reviews are also welcome.