London International Palaeography Summer School

Institute of English Studies, University of London, 8-12 June 2020

Deadline: 31 January 2020

The London International Palaeography Summer School (LIPSS) at the Institute of English Studies, University of London is now accepting applications for its summer programme. Running from 8th-12th June 2020, LIPSS is a series of intensive courses in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies.

Courses range from a half to two days duration and are given by experts in their respective fields from a wide range of institutions. Subject areas include Latin, Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, Early Modern English, German and Greek palaeography, illuminated manuscripts, codicology, manuscript editing and liturgical and devotional manuscripts.

Course fees range from £45 (Half Day, Student) to £400 (Five Days, Student) and £50 (Half Day Standard) to £450 (Five Days, Student). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until a course is full. There are a limited number of one-day bursaries available to apply for until 31st January 2020.

Please see the full list of 2020 courses and tutors below. Courses fees range from Half-Day fees of £50 (standard) and £45 (student), to Five-Day fees of £450 (standard) and £400 (student). The full breakdown of fees can be found here.

Further information about the LIPSS can be found on the School’s homepage or through the link Questions can be directed to

Post-Doctoral Position, Haifa Center for Mediterranean History

University of Haifa, Israel

Deadline: 1 March 2020

The Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH) seeks applications for postdoctoral fellowships for the academic years 2020-2022. HCMH began its work some four years ago, promoting the historical study of the pre-modern Mediterranean in Haifa and Israel, and aiming to correspond with the vibrant international networks of Mediterranean research. We are looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate proven academic excellence in their respective fields of expertise, together with an extensive background in Mediterranean studies. We encourage applications from candidates working in all related fields.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the beginning of the fellowship tenure period, and no longer than 5 years. We expect the successful candidate to devote his/her time to research, be present on the Haifa campus and take an active role in the academic life of HCMH: attend all seminars and lectures, present their research in different forums, meet informally with advanced students, etc. The fellowship offers an annual stipend of $25,000, for two years. Second year funding will depend on significant academic progress, to be reviewed in April 2021. It is advisable but not obligatory to obtain the sponsorship of a faculty member in the University of Haifa, with whom the candidate wishes to collaborate. HCMH may choose to nominate some candidates for institutional funding available in the University of Haifa.

If interested and the opportunity arises, fellows may be allowed to teach at the University of Haifa (up to 2 weekly hours), as long as their research work is not impeded. Teaching is compensated separately by the relevant departments and is taxable.

Please submit a dossier including:
· Statement of research plans (3 pages, and 1-page bibliography)
· Dissertation abstract (1 page)
· Statement of support from Haifa faculty member (if available)
· Writing sample (up to 8,000 words)
· Curriculum vitae, including list of publications
· Three references (emailed directly by referees)

Application materials in PDF should be emailed to Ms. Shiri Barnhart, HCMH administrator, at by March 1st 2020. Results may be expected within one month after the deadline.

ANAMED Short-Term Fellowships

Koç University, Turkey, Spring Semester 2020

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Short-Term Fellowships are available to post-doctoral and senior applicants for intensive collaborative research opportunities for durations between 2 weeks and 2 months. These fellowships are open to individuals or groups of 2–4 people and are intended to provide support for ongoing projects, such as finalizing a publication or conducting intensive material analysis or conservation-restoration projects. Collaborative fellowships with Koç University faculty, centers, and facilities are preferred. In such cases, applicants must demonstrate previously established connections in the project description, and collaborating Koç University faculty must supply a reference letter as part of the application. Fellowships provide accommodation at ANAMED, five meals a week, and a modest stipend.

For more information, see here.

Armenian, Russian and Persian language summer schools

Yerevan, Armenia, 5-25 July 2020

Deadline: 31 March 2020

A number of courses in Armenian, Russian and Persian are available at Aspirantum – Armenian School of Languages and Cultures in Yerevan. Please see their website for further details:

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Byzantine Greek Summer School

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 6-24 July 2020

Deadline: 28 February 2020

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 in an intensive program in Medieval Greek with Prof. Niels Gaul and Dr. Athanasia Stavrou, while enjoying various attractions of the Boğaziçi University campus on the Bosphorus and the Byzantine sites of Istanbul.

The program is designed for students who have completed at least two semesters of college-level Classical Greek or its equivalent. Students are expected to have knowledge of basic Greek grammar and to be able to read simple texts from ancient Greek or Byzantine literature. Morning classes are devoted to the reading of Byzantine texts with a focus on Constantinopolitan monuments and/or events that happened in the city, and will be held in two groups, at lower intermediate level and upper intermediate/advanced level. Students will be assigned to one of the two groups based on their performance in a prognostic test. Morning classes will be supplemented by tutorial sessions in the afternoons that offer revisions of grammar or a brief introduction to Greek paleography. In addition to coursework, the program offers weekend and afternoon excursions to the sites/monuments of Constantinople; every student will be asked to briefly introduce in situ a monument or event relevant to the history of the Byzantine city. The language of instruction is English. Students will receive a certificate of participation upon successful completion of the program.

For full details, see

Summer School: Classical and Byzantine Greek Summer School

University of Birmingham, 12 July-8 August 2020

Deadline: 29 May 2020

The Department of Classics and the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies of the University of Birmingham are delighted to announce The Classical and Byzantine Greek Summer School, which will take place from 12 July to 8 August 2020. This Summer School offers participants the opportunity to study either Classical or Byzantine/Medieval Greek at all levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced).

The courses will take place on the beautiful Edgbaston Campus, and affordable accommodation is available within walking distance. The course is aimed at Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, and at teachers who wish to learn Ancient Greek or improve existing skills. As well as intensive tuition over up to four weeks, the summer school offers a range of workshops and evening lectures, and opportunities to work with the outstanding collections of ancient artefacts and coins housed in the Archaeology Museum, and at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

The deadline for applications is 29 May 2020. For more details on the application process and the Summer School in general, please see: For further enquiries, please contact Dr Theofili Kampianaki at:

Grant: Dumbarton Oaks One Month Research Awards

Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC, USA

Deadline: 1 March 2020

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection offers One-Month Research Awards of $3,000 to scholars holding the PhD or other relevant terminal degree (e.g., MLA for Garden and Landscape studies applicants) and working on research projects in Byzantine studies, Pre-Columbian studies, Garden and Landscape studies, or related fields. The awards were established to make the intellectual community as well as the library, rare book, garden, and museum resources of Dumbarton Oaks more widely available to a broader range of scholars for shorter terms and with some flexibility in starting dates. Awards are intended especially for those who might not be able to avail themselves of a longer-term fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks, or scholars in related disciplines who seek greater exposure to our fields of study.

For full details, see

Summer School: 2020 Byzantine Greek Summer School

Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C., USA, 29 June-24 July 2020

Deadline: 1 February 2020

Intensive four-week course in medieval Greek and introduction to paleography and Byzantine book culture. Approximately ten places will be available, with priority going to students without ready access to similar courses at local or regional institutions. Applications due February 1, 2020.

The principal course will be a daily 1½-hour session devoted to the translation of sample Byzantine texts. Each week, texts will be selected from a different genre, e.g., historiography, hagiography, poetry, and epistolography. Two afternoons a week, hour-long sessions on paleography will be held. In addition, each student will receive a minimum of one hour per week of individual tutorial. Approximately eleven hours per week will be devoted to formal classroom instruction. In the remaining hours of the week, students will prepare their assignments.

Students will also have the opportunity to study inscribed objects in the Byzantine Collection, and view facsimiles of manuscripts in the Dumbarton Oaks Rare Books Collection, as well as original manuscripts in the Byzantine Collection. Any extra time may be used for personal research in the Dumbarton Oaks library, but support for the summer school is intended first and foremost for study of Byzantine Greek language and texts.

For full details, see