Summer school: Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C., USA, 1-26 July 2019

Deadline: 18 February 2019

Coins and seals offer priceless insight into many aspects of the Byzantine world, including historical geography, prosopography, paleography, art history, theology, and economic, institutional, and administrative history. Dumbarton Oaks’ collections of twelve thousand coins and seventeen thousand lead seals form the finest, largest, and most comprehensive specialized assemblages in the world.

For nearly two decades, the Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program has provided students with access to these unparalleled collections. Dumbarton Oaks will offer the program again this summer, from July 1 to 26, 2019, under the direction of Dr. Alan Stahl (Princeton University) and Dr. Jonathan Shea (Dumbarton Oaks).

Applications from doctoral students in any area of Byzantine studies, junior faculty members teaching at least one course in Byzantine studies at a college or university, or junior curators with responsibility for Byzantine objects will be given highest priority. Other complete applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis if space is available.

Acceptance is contingent on verification of the applicant’s status as a doctoral student, junior faculty, or junior curator. Two years of college-level Classical Greek (or its equivalent) is required for participation in the program and reading knowledge of French and German is highly desirable.

For full details, see Dumbarton Oaks’ website.

Summer School: Byzantine Greek Summer School

Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 8-26 July 2019

Application: February 15 2019

The Byzantine Studies Research Center is pleased to announce the organization of its third Byzantine Greek Summer School to be held at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, from July 8 to July 26, 2019. 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 Bogazici University campus on the Bosphorus and the Byzantine sites of Istanbul.

For more information and available scholarships please visit http://byzantinestudies.boun.edu.tr/

Summer School: International Byzantine Greek Summer School

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 14 July – 10 August 2019

Deadline: 12 April 2019

The Department of Classics at Trinity College Dublin is delighted to welcome back the International Byzantine Greek Summer School (IBGSS) in July–August 2019. This well-established course, directed by Dr Anthony Hirst in Belfast, Birmingham and Dublin since 2002, teaches Byzantine Greek at Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced level and allows early learners to engage with original medieval and late antique Greek texts from the start.

Course dates:
Level 1 Beginners: 14–27 July 2019
Level 2/2.5 Intermediate: 28 July – 10 August 2019
Level 3 Advanced Reading: 28 July – 10 August 2019

For further information and applications, see http://www.tcd.ie/Classics/byzantine/

Summer School: Byzantine Centres of Magnificence

Oxford University Summer School for Adults, 13-20 July 2019

Apart from Constantinople, the political and cultural capital of the Byzantine empire for over a thousand years, there were other wealthy cities and towns as well as monastic communities in the empire which produced exquisite cultural and artistic products. Using contemporary texts and visual aids, the course will trace the development of Constantinople and certain other Byzantine centres and examine the cultural, artistic and everyday life in those centres from the fourth to the fifteenth century.

The course will be taught by Dr Aphrodite Papayianni, who teaches at the University of London and OUDCE.

Full information regarding the course can be found at: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/byzantine-centers-of-magnificence?code=O18I101MBR