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:

Armenian courses – https://aspirantum.com/topics/armenian
Persian courses – https://aspirantum.com/topics/persian
Russian courses – https://aspirantum.com/topics/russian

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 http://byzantinestudies.boun.edu.tr/index.php?page=events&id=49

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: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/historycultures/departments/caha/events/2020/bomgs-summer-school.aspx. For further enquiries, please contact Dr Theofili Kampianaki at: T.Kampianaki@bham.ac.uk.

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 https://www.doaks.org/research/fellowships-and-awards/one-month-research-awards.

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 https://www.doaks.org/research/byzantine/scholarly-activities/2020-byzantine-greek-summer-school.

Scholarship: Master’s Scholarships in Medieval Studies

Central European University, Vienna, Austria

Deadline: 30 January 2020

We offer an intensive, cross-disciplinary course of study on all aspects of history and culture between 300 and 1600 CE. Renowned faculty help you uncover and understand the past of Central and Western Europe, as well as the Byzantine, Slavic, Jewish, Arab and Ottoman worlds, in a global context. Our strong relationship with local universities and cultural institutions, on-site learning and field trip opportunities, internship program, source language courses and exhaustive library on all things medieval make us an ideal incubator for future scholars and professionals in and outside of academia. In addition to coursework at the Vienna campus, students may also take advantage of academic activities and resources available on CEU’s Budapest campus.

MA in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 1 YEAR / This program is designed for students with a strong research agenda centered around late antique and medieval Latin, Slavonic, Byzantine or Ottoman culture and a solid grounding in medieval or early modern history or a bordering discipline, such as philology, literature, philosophy or archeology. You will master the latest research methodologies and enrich your research through the study of relevant source languages.

For further details, see https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BXQ399/masters-scholarships-in-medieval-studies.

Fellowship: Donald Bullough Fellowship 2020-2021

University of St Andrews

Deadline: 15 January 2020

The Department of Mediaeval History at the University of St Andrews invites applications for the Donald Bullough Fellowship, to be taken up during either semester of the academic year 2020-2021.

The Fellowship is open to any academic in a permanent university post with research interests in mediaeval history. The financial aspect of the fellowship is a subsidy (up to £3000) towards the cost of travel to St Andrews and accommodation during your stay. The successful applicant is normally someone enjoying research leave from their own institution. Previous Fellows have included Dr Christina Pössel, Professor Cynthia Neville, Dr Ross Balzaretti, Dr Marlene Hennessy, Professor Warren Brown, Dr Edward Coleman, Professor Richard Kaeuper, Dr Natasha Hodgson, Professor Jacqueline Murray, Professor Ruth Mazo Karras, and Professor Cullen Chandler. The fellowship is currently held by Professor Dan Smail (Autumn-Winter Semester 2019).

For full details, see https://saims.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2019/10/07/apply-for-the-2020-2021-bullough-fellowship/.

Job: Professor of Ancient Greek or Byzantine Literature

University of Southern Denmark

Deadline: 1 March 2020

Applications are invited for a position as Professor of Ancient Greek or Byzantine Literature at the Department of History, University of Southern Denmark. The position is available from September 2020.

The position forms part of the Centre for Excellence, Centre for Medieval Literature (CML), and of the study programme of Classics.

CML is an interdisciplinary center (at SDU and the University of York) that seeks to formulate theoretical and practical frames for studying medieval literatures on a European rather than a national or single-language basis. The Centre comprises research groups with representatives from many European literatures as well as history and art history.

The research profile for the professorship can fall within any period or speciality of Ancient Greek or Byzantine literature. It will count as a strength if the candidate crosses several periods and / or genres and themes and has a research record which documents comparative interests looking towards other literatures or intellectual traditions. The successful candidate is expected to lead international research groups and to be a key force in promoting and developing the field of Ancient Greek or Byzantine Literature within the larger research programme of CML.

Applicants must hold a relevant PhD, have a substantial and high-level publication record beyond the speciality of the PhD and be able to document an international profile within collaboration, conference initiatives, invited talks, as well as a record of obtaining external funding.

For full details, see https://www.sdu.dk/en/service/ledige_stillinger/1072439.