Conference: Glazed Wares as Cultural Agents in the Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman Empires: Evidence from Technological and Archaeological Research

International ANAMED Annual Symposium, Istanbul, 6-7 December 2018

The intent of ANAMED’s 2018 Annual Symposium is to bring together researchers engaged in the study of decoration and technology of glazed pottery, ranging from the early Byzantine era to the end of the Ottoman period. More than 10 years ago, the first International Symposium on Late Antique, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman Pottery and Tiles in Archaeological Context took place in Çanakkale, the site of a major Late Ottoman production. It is envisaged that this year’s symposium will be the continuation of that conference, this time focusing on the glazed wares and the new information from current interdisciplinary research.

The symposium is open to public and English – Turkish simultaneous translation will be provided with the support of the European Union.

For more information contact Naz Uğurlu (nugurlu@ku.edu.tr). The full programme can be found here.

Fellowship: GABAM-AKMED Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Byzantine Art And Archaeology

Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline: 31 December 2018

Koç University Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (GABAM) and Koç University Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) will sponsor a post-doctoral researcher in the fields of Byzantine art and archaeology. The post is full time, and will begin on February 1, 2019 and continue for 6 months thereafter. The appointee will be expected to present a research project in the areas of Byzantine art and archaeology, as well as to participate in academic activities organized by AKMED. The appointee will reside in Antalya and receive a monthly stipend, as well as a meal card; if the appointee is from outside Antalya, he or she will also receive monthly accommodation assistance, and transportation support to/from Antalya. Candidates who have completed a doctorate in Byzantine art or archaeology should have received their degree no earlier than 5 years prior to the date of appointment, and candidates should be no older than 45 years of age. At the time of application, candidates should not be employed at any institution. Candidates who satisfy the above conditions must apply directly to AKMED by December 31, 2018.

The application documents are as follows:
– A letter of application, including contact information
– Curriculum vitae, including lists of publications and projects in which the candidate has taken part
– A research statement (maximum 1,000 words) detailing the candidate’s views, methods, and planning in regard to the research and work expected
– Two letters of reference
– Application documents must be sent electronically to oyanardag@ku.edu.tr by December 31, 2018. Applications sent later than this date will not be taken into consideration.

Fellowship: AKMED Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline: 31 December 2018

The Koç University Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) will sponsor a post-doctoral researcher in the field of numismatics. The appointee’s primary duty will be to catalog the coins held in the collection of the Suna & İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum, as well as preparing a catalog for future publication. The appointee will also be expected to participate in academic activities organized by AKMED and to assist the curator of a temporary exhibition on numismatics planned for the autumn of 2019. The post is full time, and will begin on February 1, 2019 and continue for 6 months thereafter. The appointee will reside in Antalya and receive a monthly stipend, as well as a meal card; if the appointee is from outside Antalya, he or she will also receive monthly accommodation assistance, and transportation support to/from Antalya. Candidates who have completed a doctorate in numismatics should have received their degree no earlier than 5 years prior to the date of appointment, and candidates should be no older than 45 years of age. At the time of application, candidates should not be employed at any institution. Candidates who satisfy the above conditions must apply directly to AKMED by December 31, 2018.

The application documents are as follows:
– A letter of application, including contact information
– Curriculum vitae, including lists of publications and projects in which the candidate has taken part
– A research plan (maximum 1,000 words) detailing the candidate’s views, methods, and planning in regard to the research and work expected
– Two letters of reference
– Application documents must be sent electronically to oyanardag@ku.edu.tr by December 31, 2018. Applications sent later than this date will not be taken into consideration.

Fellowship: ANAMED 2019-2020 Fellowships

Deadline: 15 December 2018

Koç University invites applications for PhD, Post-Doctoral, and Senior Fellowships at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED). Additionally, several Joint Fellowships with specific application criteria are available as well.

All ANAMED fellows are expected to devote themselves full time to their research projects, to be active members of Koç University’s academic community, and, for full-year fellowships, to give two lectures on their work during the course of the year.

Awarded fellows will receive:
• A monthly stipend calculated by Koç University each year to cover most local expenses not covered by the fellowship
• Accommodation at ANAMED’s residential facility in the center of Beyoğlu, Istanbul
• Five meals per week
• Transportation to and from Turkey
• A modest research budget
• Health insurance
• Residence permit
• Full access to the ANAMED Library, its library services, affiliates (via BiblioPera), and online resources
• Full access to lectures, symposia, and other activities at ANAMED and on the main Koç University campus
• Museum cards

For further information, please visit the ANAMED website.

Fellowship: Villa I Tatti–Boğaziçi University Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: 15 November 2018

The Byzantine Studies Research Center of Boğaziçi University in Istanbul and Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence offer a joint residential fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Scholars will spend the fall term (September-December) in Istanbul and the spring term (January-June) in Florence. The fellowship will be open to scholars whose research focuses on the interaction between Italy and the Byzantine Empire (ca. 1300 to ca. 1700).

For further information please visit our website.

Call for Papers: Terracotta lamps in Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine Anatolia

Terracotta lamps in Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine Anatolia: Production, use, typology and distribution. An international symposium, May 16-17, 2019, Dokuz Eylul University (DEU), Izmir, Turkey.

Deadline: 1 January 2019

The Izmir Center of the Archaeology of Western Anatolia (EKVAM) is organizing a new international symposium entitled “Terracotta lamps in Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine Anatolia: Production, use, typology and distribution. An international symposium” that will take place on May 16-17, 2019 at the Dokuz Eylul University (DEU) in Izmir, Turkey. We warmly invite contributions by scholars and graduate students from a variety of disciplines of ancient studies related to this instrument. The symposium is free of charge. A post-symposium excursion is planned on May 18-19 to Samos, Greece through Kusadasi. We would be delighted, if you could consider contributing to our symposium and contact us with the required information below before January 1, 2019. Our e-mail addresses are: gulserenkan@hotmail.com or terracottas@deu.edu.tr

Exhibition: Picturing a Lost Empire

‘Picturing a Lost Empire: An Italian Lens on Byzantine Art in Anatolia, 1960–2000’, Istanbul

Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) and Sapienza University of Rome are proud to present the result of their collaborative efforts: ‘Picturing a Lost Empire: An Italian Lens on Byzantine Art in Anatolia, 1960–2000.’ This exhibition focuses on the research on Byzantine art carried out by Italian scholars in the second half of the twentieth century and examines its mutual relationship with the history of Byzantine art historiography in Turkey. Featuring a selection of previously unpublished archival photographs of extraordinary monuments preserved in Anatolia, the exhibition can be visited at ANAMED in Istanbul from 1 June to 31 December 2018.

Between 1966 and 2000, Italian art historians traveled across the historical regions of Turkey in order to explore Byzantine monuments and works of art. These trips resulted in a substantial number of photographs, later collected in the Center for Documentation of Byzantine Art History of Sapienza (CDSAB). Curated by Livia Bevilacqua and Giovanni Gasbarri, the exhibition draws extensively on the photographs and other archival materials of the CDSAB, focusing especially on four historical regions: eastern Turkey; Lycia; Mesopotamia and Tur ‘Abdin; Cilicia and Isauria. Visitors are invited to follow this unique route from Rome to the East, to rediscover the remains of a lost empire and to step into the scenic landscape that surrounds them.

In conjunction with the opening, ANAMED will publish a bilingual volume under the same title, edited by Bevilacqua and Gasbarri and translated by Yiğit Adam. The book includes all of the photographs on display and features contributions by the curators and by other prominent specialists in Byzantine art and archaeology, such as Alessandra Guiglia, Antonio Iacobini, Engin Akyürek, Claudia Barsanti, Andrea Paribeni, Enrico Zanini and Lorenzo Riccardi.