313 – 2013

City of Niš ~ the birth place of Constantine the Great ~ looks forward to being the venue of the great traditional international conference “ NIŠ AND BYZANTIUM“  in the year 2013, 3 – 7 June,  as XII meeting of eminent world byzantologists, this time in the sign of Constantine and the milestone in the mankind history, reflected in even nowadays actual message “CONSTANTINE, IN HOC SIGNO VINCES“.

Organizers: City of Niš, University of Niš and Niš Eparchy

International Scientific Conference “NIŠ AND BYZANTIUM  XII – C?NSTANTINE, IN HOC SIGNO VINCES  will be held with the aim of marking one of the most important dates in the history of European civilization – 1700 years of the Edict of Milan.

Organizing Board and Redaction:  His Holliness Serbian Patriarch Mr. Irinej; Niš Bishop Mr. Jovan; Niš University Rector Prof. Dragan Antić, PhD; Mayor of the City of Niš Zoran Perišić, MD, PhD – president of the Board; Niš City Councilor Srđan Aleksić – deputy president of the Board; dr Miša Rakocija – editor in chief of the Proceedings “Nis and Byzantium“ (Niš); Prof. Franc Curk, PhD (Niš); Dr. Irena Ljubomirović – Secretary of the Board (Niš); Prof. Slobodan Ćurčić, PhD (Prinston); Academician Dr. Ljubomir Maksimović; Academician Dr. Cvetan Grozdanov (Skopje); Academician Dr. Renate Pilinger (Vienna), Academician Dr. Vera Bitrakova Grozdanova (Skoplje); Prof. Goran Maksimović, PhD (Niš); Prof. Branko Vujović, PhD (Belgrade);  Prof. Aleksandar Kadijević, PhD (Belgrade); Prof. Hranislav Andjelković, PhD (Niš); Prof.  Graham Jones, PhD (Oxford); Dr. Lars Ramskold (Stockholm), Dr. Vujadin Ivanišević (Belgrade), Prof.  Miodrag Marković, PhD (Belgrade);  Dr. Dragan Vojvodić (Belgrade), Prof. Radivoje Radić, PhD (Belgrade); Prof. Giordana Trovabene, PhD (Venice), Ionais Sisiou, MA (Kastoria), Prof. Georgi Gerov, PhD (Sofia), Dr. Bojana Krsmanović (Belgrade); Prof. Athansios Semoglou, PhD  (Thessaloniki); Dr. Iannis D. Varalis (Volos); Prof. Martha Nagy, PhD (Debrecen), Prof. Ivanka Gergova, PhD (Sofia), Dr. Evangelia Hagitriphonos (Thessaloniki); Prof. Elizabeta Dimitrova, PhD (Skoplje); Prof. Carolyne S. Snively, PhD (Gettysburg),  Dr. Ivana Popović (Belgrade); Dr. Irina Orteskaya (Moscow), Prof. Aleksandar Popović, PhD (Belgrade); Prof. Aiello Vincenzo, PhD (Mesina); Miomir Vasov, MA (Niš); Jovan Mandić, architect (Niš), Milica Todorović (Niš), Elena Vasić Petrović, architect (Niš); Aleksandar Đorđevic, reverend, Orthodox Niš Eparchy; Olgica Davidovic, Niš University Rectorate; Ana Mišić (coordinator).
The focus of interest is early-Christian, Byzantine and post Byzantine past, as well as its reflection on later spiritual creativity, culture and art of Niš, Serbia, the Balkans and Europe, along with contemporary heritage protection, monument heritage presentation and preserving Byzantine civilization achievements. This approach  implies interdisciplinarity and presence of art historians, historians, architects, archeologists, clasic philologists, literature historians, theologists, philosophers….

  • Please, find the application form on cliquer ici
  • Application Deadline: 01.05.2013.
  • Abstract is to be in Serbian or English language
  • The participants are required to furnish the organizers with their respective papers together with complete scientific references by September 1, 2013
  • All Europen languages are equal for paper works writting
  • Paper works presentation eliglible in Serbian, English or Russian


Ana Mišić, Mayor’s Office, 7. juli 2, 18000 Niš, Serbia, Phone/fax: +381 (0)18/504-408;  e-mail:

dr Miša Rakocija, Institute for Cultural Monuments Protection Niš, Dobrička  2, 18000 Niš, Serbia, Phone: +381 (0)18/523-414; e-mail:

British Museum — Post-doctorat

Religious imagery and material culture c.200 to 800 CE x 3

The British Museum -Directorate


Fixed-term contract; 4 years in duration

£26,820 per annum

Ref: 1285352

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 10th December 2012.

The British Museum is looking to recruit three Postdoctoral

Researchers to carry out research on different aspects of religious imagery and material culture, and their political and social contexts, in the time period c.200 to 800 CE, in one or more religious traditions and polities from the Mediterranean to South Asia.

This research will support the broad objectives of the Leverhulme Trust funded Empires of Faith research programme which is a unique research programme bringing together the British Museum with Wolfson College in the University of Oxford to understand the creation of religious iconographies and their relationships with state formation within this context.

The main purpose of this role will be to develop and deliver major pieces of research both individually and in collaboration with other programme staff, on the questions and subjects that support the overall objectives of the Empires of Faith research programme to final academic publication. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of web content, public programming and potentially displays. You will also be required to have the ability to understand the wider context of their research and the programme’s research, particularly in relation to the British Museum collections.

You will be educated to doctoral level or equivalent in a subject relevant to the role, for example Archaeology or Art History, with focus on religious traditions, cultures and polities from the Mediterranean to South Asia or alternatively in a related subject that can inform the study of religious and political imagery c.200 to 800 CE. You will have experience or demonstrable knowledge of material culture and/or academic perspectives that can inform the study of appropriate material and/or visual culture.

Excellent teamwork and communication skills are essential for this role, as well as previous experience working on a research project as a Research Assistant.

Interviews are likely to take place on 21 and 22 February 2013 in Oxford.

For further information or to apply for this role, please go to .

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Les églises syriaques – Table ronde de la société des études syriaques

16-17 novembre 2012

Institut protestant de théologie
83, boulevard Arago,
75014 Paris

Programme en PDF

Vendredi 16 novembre


9h30 Françoise BRIQUEL CHATONNET (CNRS, Laboratoire Orient & Méditerranée) : Accueil et introduction

9h45 Widad KHOURY (DGAM SYRIE) ET Bertrand RIBA (doctorant, Laboratoire Orient & Méditerranée) : Les églises de Syrie : essai de synthèse

10h15 Jean-Luc BISCOP (Ministère de la culture, Laboratoire Orient & Méditerranée) : L’architecture des monastères anciens en Syrie et la place des églises 

10h45 Pause

11h15 Widad KHOURY et Bertrand RIBA : Peut-on discerner des modèles liés à des communautés ecclésiales ou linguistiques ?

11h45 Elizabeth KEY FOWDEN (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin) : Churches for the Arabs, churches for nomads ?

12h15 Françoise BRIQUEL CHATONNET : Que sait-on des églises par les textes ?

12h45 Buffet


14h30 Anne MICHEL (Université de Bordeaux) : Les églises de l’Arabia : particularités de structure et de répartition par rapport à la Syrie

15h Lévon NORDIGUIAN (Université Saint- Joseph, Beyrouth): Les églises anciennes de la montagne libanaise

15h30 Elif KESER KAYAALP (Mardin Artuklu University, Turquie) : Architecture in the Making: Evolution of the Churches and Monasteries in the Tur Abdin

16h Pause

16h30 Justine GABORIT : Mar Ya‘qub de Nisibe

17h Amir HARRAK (Université de Toronto) : Les églises de Mésopotamie

17h30 François CASSINGENA (Abbaye de Ligugé et Institut catholique de Paris) : Construction, destruction, inhabitation divine : Mystère et vie des églises à travers les écrits des premiers auteurs syriaques (IVeVIe siècles) 

Samedi 17 novembre


9h30 Vincent DÉROCHE (CNRS, Laboratoire Orient & Méditerranée) : Le site de Bazyan, Iraq

10h Florence HELLOT (Laboraroire Mondes iranien et indien, Paris) : Les églises d’Iran

10h30 Mgr Petros YOUSSIF (Institut catholique de Paris et Institut Pontifical, Rome) : Les églises comme cadre de la liturgie

11h Pause

11h30 Pier-Giorgio BORBONE (Università di Pisa) : Les églises d’Asie centrale et de Chine, essai de synthèse à partir des textes et des découvertes archéologiques

12h Jacob THEKEPARAMPIL (Saint Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, Kottayam, Inde) et Alain DESREUMAUX (CNRS, Laboratoire Orient & Méditerranée) : Les églises du Kérala (Inde)

12h30 Jean-Pierre SODINI (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres) : Conclusions

13h Buffet