A Conference in Honour of Bryan Ward-Perkins

Trinity College, University of Oxford, 20-21 June 2019

Bryan Ward-Perkins is retiring this year, after many years of service to Late Antique and Byzantine Studies and to academic life in Oxford. Please join friends, colleagues, and former students for a series of papers in his honour.

Speakers will include Averil Cameron, Ulrich Gehn, Ine Jacobs, Luke Lavan, Simon Loseby, Carlos Machado, Javier Martinez Jimenez, Neil McLynn, Efthymis Rizos, Claire Sotinel, Robert Wisniewski, George Woudhuysen, and others.

The event is free but please register with Phil Booth (philip.booth@theology.ox.ac.uk) in advance.

For the full programme, see here.

Job: Temporary Lecturer in Medieval/Early Modern History

Royal Holloway, University of London

Deadline: 12 June 2019

Full-time, Fixed Term (12 months)

Applications are invited for a one-year fixed-term post of Lecturer in Medieval/Early Modern History. Candidates will normally have completed a PhD in History and be able to demonstrate a developing record of excellence in teaching and publication. The candidate will contribute to core undergraduate teaching in the History Department; with opportunities to contribute to teaching in ancient, medieval, Byzantine, and early modern history according to the successful candidate’s strengths. The candidate will, additionally, participate in the Department’s admissions activities and its public engagement work. This is a full-time post to begin 1 September 2019.

For full details, see https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0519-214

Conference: Mapping the Sacred in Byzantium: Construction, Experience, and Representation

Newcastle University, 20-21 September 2019

Registration deadline: 6 September 2019

The conference brings together scholars of Byzantium to explore novel ways to conceptualize and evaluate the production and representation of (sacred) space in the Byzantine world, aiming to contribute to the broader research on spatial paradigms and practices. It addresses spatial themes from the varying disciplinary perspectives of archaeology, art history, literature, and theology.

Full details, including programme and registration, can be found at: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/sacredbyzantium/

Conference: ‘Celebrations in the Eastern Mediterranean: Private and Public’

20th Postgraduate Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek studies, University of Birmingham, Arts Building, Arts LR1 and LR3, 1 June 2019

Registration is now open at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrations-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-private-and-public-tickets-60699884990

The full conference programme can be found at: https://gemuob.wordpress.com/category/annual-colloquium/

Fellowship: Research Fellow in Early Mediaeval History

University of St Andrews – School of History

Deadline 17 June 2019

Start Date: 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

Fixed Term until 31 March 2023

Applications are invited for Fixed Term Research Fellowship in Global Medieval History tenable from 1 August 2019 to 31 March 2023. The position is part of the “Identifying the Blocks that Build Global History in the Middle Ages” project funded by the British Academy under its Global Professorships scheme. The PI on the project is Professor Eduardo Manzano Moreno (St Andrews / Madrid) The School of History welcomes applications from historians working on any topic related to the areas covered by this project, i.e. Europe, China, India and the Middle East (including North Africa). A command of any language of the textual traditions of any of these areas will be a requisite. In addition to pursuing research of his/her own design, the successful applicant will be required to participate in the broader work of the project by coordinating seminars, workshops, conferences and outreach activities, and by taking a leading role in the design of the project´s outreach in social media. He/she will also be responsible for editing one of the volumes which will result from the project.

Applicants should have completed or nearly completed a PhD in a related topic.

Further information on the University and the School of History can be found at the University website (www.st-andrews.ac.uk).

To discuss this post informally candidates may contact Professor Manzano Moreno (emm28@st-andrews.ac.uk) or the Head of School, Professor MacLean (hhis@st-andrews.ac.uk).

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Closing Date: 17 June 2019

Please quote ref: AR2224HM

Further Particulars: AR2224HM FPs.doc

Fellowship: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships – Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Newcastle University

Deadline: 15 June 2019

Newcastle University’s Medieval and Early Modern Studies Faculty Research Group https://research.ncl.ac.uk/mems/ invites expressions of interest from eligible researchers seeking to apply to the Individual Fellowship-European Fellowship scheme of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. These Fellowships last 12-24 months and have a research project as their focus, with a strong element of advanced training both in the research area and in transferable skills. The ideal fellow will be able to engage in a two-way transfer of knowledge, acquiring skills and/or knowledge from and sharing her or his expertise with Newcastle researchers.

Medieval and Early Modern Research Studies is an interdisciplinary research group which incorporates MEDLAB (Early Medieval, Late Antique and Byzantine Studies). MEMS’ members belong to the disciplines of Literature, Linguistics, Archaeology, Architecture, History, Classics and Music and are listed here:https://research.ncl.ac.uk/mems/people/

Some indicative research projects are listed here:

We specifically welcome applications in the following key areas:
•Byzantine Studies
•Roman frontier studies
•Late medieval and early modern book history and manuscript studies
•Music and musical performance/performers in the medieval and early modern periods
•European intellectual and religious history
•Histories of print especially those concerned with small print cities or alternative/forgotten histories of print.
•Scholarly editing projects.
•Digital humanities projects such as those falling under the interests of the ATNU project https://research.ncl.ac.uk/atnu/

We cordially encourage applications from outstanding scholars eager to work in an interdisciplinary environment for the Individual Fellowship Scheme. Applicants must have a compelling track record appropriate to their career stage of peer-reviewed publication(s) in internationally recognised outlets, conference invitations or other indicators of success.

For full particulars, see: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BSD650/marie-sklodowska-curie-individual-fellowships-medieval-and-early-modern-studies

Job: Teaching Associate in Late Antique and Early Medieval History

University of Sheffield

Deadline: 10 June 2019

This fixed-term post is to provide teaching cover for Undergraduate and MA courses in Ancient and Medieval History. The successful candidate will be required to teach the Level Two module ‘HST230 The Family in Late Antiquity: Romans, Barbarians and Christians’ (and associated ‘Writing History’ assignments), lecture on ‘HST116 Empire: From the Ancient World to the Middle Ages’, and contribute to core and team-taught modules ‘HST120 History Workshop’ and ‘HST202 Historians and History’.

You will join a dynamic core team of Ancient and Medieval historians that includes Prof. Julia Hillner (late antique law and society), Dr Daniele Miano (Republican Rome and Italy), Professor Martial Staub (citizenship and migration in the late middle ages), Dr Casey Strine (ancient Near Eastern history and migration), Dr. Danica Summerlin (law and society in the central middle ages) and Dr Charles West (Europe between the 7th and 12th centuries).

You will have teaching and research strengths within your field and be expected to contribute to the Department’s presence within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the wider University and, through outreach and knowledge exchange, in Sheffield and beyond. The willingness to communicate to a variety of audiences beyond the purely academic is also useful for this position. You will have a PhD (or equivalent experience) in Ancient or Medieval History or a relevant subject area.

For details, see https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BSD706/teaching-associate-in-late-antique-and-early-medieval-history

Call for Papers: Women and Violence in the Late Medieval Mediterranean, ca. 1100-1500

Maison Français, Oxford

Deadline: 31 May 2019

The last decades have witnessed an increased interest in research on the relationship between women and violence in the Middle Ages, with new works both on female criminality and on women as victims of violence. The contributions of gender theory and feminist criminology have renewed the approached used in this type of research. Nevertheless, many facets of the complex relationship between women and violence in medieval times still await to be explored in depth. This conference aims to understand how far the roots of modern assumptions concerning women and violence may be found in the late medieval Mediterranean, a context of intense cultural elaboration and exchange which many scholars have indicated as the cradle of modern judicial culture. While dialogue across the Mediterranean was constant in the late Middle Ages, occasions for comparative discussion remain rare for modern-day scholars, to the detriment of a deeper understanding of the complexity of many issues. Thus, we encourage specialists of different areas across the Mediterranean (Western Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic world) to contribute to the discussion. What were the main differences and similarities? How did these change through time? What were the causes for change? Were coexisting assumptions linking femininity and violence conflicting or collaborating? The conference will take place over two days thanks to the generous contributions of The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, the Maison Française d’Oxford, and the Centre de recherche d’Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance.

For further information: https://torch.ox.ac.uk/article/women-and-violence-in-the-late-medieval-mediterranean-ca.-1100-1500?fbclid=IwAR2JKPtI2_g6UyXKaYtDDVN7vSDxjaTxqpFZymfPVfnU1A8DnuJ4l4NUviM

Call for Papers: Waste Not Want Not: Food And Thrift From Antiquity To The Present

Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, 12-13 September 2019

Deadline: 31 May 2019

The Cambridge Body and Food Histories group is delighted to announce the call for papers for its second annual conference. This day-and-a-half conference will bring together academics and professionals working within the interdisciplinary fields of food studies and food sustainability research, to reflect on past and present attitudes towards food preservation and waste. Part of an ongoing historiographical effort to better understand consuming behaviours through time, the conference aims to open up a dialogue between historians and policy makers. Using both past and present as critical lenses, the event will serve as a platform for the discussion of more sustainable food practice in the present and future.

Keynote addresses will be delivered by Dr Amanda Herbert (Folger Institute, Washington), and Dr Simon Werrett (UCL).

Please see the full details below or on our website.

We invite proposals for 20 minute papers from researchers in any discipline and at any stage in their career working on FOOD WASTE AND/OR FOOD SUSTAINABILITY practices in any period of history.

Abstracts of 300 words max. should be emailed to foodandthrift@yahoo.com by the deadline 31st May 2019.

Themes may include, but are not limited to:
– Food preservation – methods and implements for preserving food; the temporalities of food itself (seasonality, the potential for decay)
– Management of food waste – methods and implements for disposing of or reusing food waste
– Spaces of food preservation and waste – the factory, workplace, home etc.
– Historical issues of food insecurity and food inequality – economic reasons for ‘thrift’ and their relationship to class/wealth
– Food waste as a moral/religious/political issue – the wider (cultural) frameworks within which food waste/’thrift’ has been understood
– Questions of memory and time – the role of food waste/’thrift’ in visions of the (utopian/ dystopian) future; tendencies to characterise particular periods as excessive or frugal; the impact of these visions on the present

This conference is designed to generate an interdisciplinary discussion between scholars from a wide variety of fields: archaeology, history, geography, anthropology, and sociology, among others. The conference will also feature a roundtable discussion with representatives from the third sector.

Any questions should be sent direct to foodandthrift@yahoo.com

This conference is generously funded by The University of Cambridge AHRC DTP