Journée d’étude – Visibilité et présence de l’image dans l’espace ecclésial. Byzance et Moyen Âge occidental

Visibilité et présence de l’image dans l’espace ecclésial. Byzance et Moyen Âge occidental

Journée d’étude
vendredi 25 septembre 2015, INHA, salle Vasari

Cette première rencontre inaugure le programme de recherche IMAGO-EIKΩN. Regards croisés sur l’image médiévale entre Orient et Occident (Labex RESMED, HiCSA et INHA).
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Programme ici.

Associé de recherche – Université de Münster

Job Vacancy

The DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich/ Collaborative Research Centre 1150 “Cultures of Decision-making” starting on July 1st 2015 at the University of Münster invites applications for 2 Research Associates

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterinnen/ Mitarbeiter (PhD student positions) – Salary Scale 13 TV-L 65% – in the Project C02 “The Role of the Supernatural in Procedures of Imperial Decision-making in the Byzantine Empire from the 6th to the 12th Centuries” under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Michael Grünbart at the earliest possible date.

The positions will be fixed-term during the first phase of the Sonderforschungsbereich/ Collaborative Research Centre 1150 until June 30th 2019. Currently, the regular employment time is 26 hours and 33 minutes per week. All posts can, as a rule, also be filled as part-time positions if there are no compelling work-related reasons against doing so.

The Collaborative Research Centre / SFB 1150 “Cultures of Decision-Making” examines the social prac-tice of decision-making in a historical-comparative and interdisciplinary perspective from the Middle Ages to the present. The SFB addresses decision-making as a form of social action which is neither self-evident nor invariant, but which is based on changing social and cultural conditions. In three Project Areas and 20 Projects different historical “cultures of decision-making” are reconstructed by examining selected social fields, asking: how decision-making was framed, modeled, performed and reflected in different historical contexts; what the culture-specific conditions underlying decision-making were in every case; in what ways it in turn shaped the institutional and power structure of society; and how and why cultures of decision-making changed over the long term. The Collaborative Research Centre com-prises several disciplines (History, Literature, Law, Philosophy, Cultural Anthropology, Jewish and Byzantine studies) as well as a Graduate Centre.

Project C02 will investigate, how imperial decision-making was supported and influenced by prophetic competency and supernatural expertise (“occult sciences”) in medieval Byzantium.

The scope of duties includes:
• The Research Associates participate in and contribute to the Project C02 by doing research either on the PhD-project A “Occult Sciences and Fortunetellers in Procedures of Decision-making at the Byzantine Imperial Court from the 6th to the 12th Centuries” or on the PhD-project B “Prophets and Divine Afflatus in Procedures of Imperial Decision-making in the Byzantine Empire from the 6th to the 12th Centuries”.
• The Research Associates will also take part in the interdisciplinary collaboration with other pro-jects as well as in workshops, meetings and research groups of the Sonderforschungsbereich/ Collaborative Research Centre 1150.

The Research Associates have the possibility for further academic qualification by submitting their the-sis (Promotion) and therefore participate in the syllabus of the Graduate Centre (“Integriertes Graduiertenkoleg”) of the Sonderforschungsbereich/ Collaborative Research Centre 1150.

The following requirements must be met:
• Completion of a course in Byzantine studies or similar studies with a focus on Byzantine studies with top grades (Master or Magister)
• Language skills in Ancient/Byzantine Greek
• Experience in coping with and interpreting of Byzantine sources
• The candidates should have a main area of interest in Byzantine history, Byzantine imperial history, Byzantine historiography and Byzantine scientific disciplines (esp. astrology and oneiromancy). In addition candidates should indicate an interest in Byzantine learned culture and knowledge transfer and they should be receptive to interdisciplinary methods as well.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Please submit your application by post / by e-mail / by post or e-mail together with the usual documents by July 10th 2015 to the following address:

Prof. Dr. Michael Grünbart
Historisches Seminar / Abteilung Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
WWU Münster
Rosenstraße 9
48143 Münster

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Michael Grünbart.

Assistant Professor – Central European University (CEU)

The Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Byzantine Studies. The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher and teacher in the field Byzantine Studies, with the ability to teach, and supervise, across a broad chronological range from ca. 500 to 1500. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and further developing the profile of Byzantine Studies at the Department of Medieval Studies and is expected to be an active member of the Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies (CEMS).

Poste de doctorant – Uppsala University

PhD position in Ancient or Byzantine Greek
Uppsala University – Department of Linguistics and Philology

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication makes Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 45.000 students, 6,800 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,300 million.

Starting 2015.

Research and teaching at the Department of linguistics and philology covers approx. twenty different languages and linguistic subjects as well as computational linguistics. These include many of the important languages and cultures in the Middle East, to which can be added Hindi, Swahili, Chinese, Ancient Greek and Latin. Comparative Indo-European linguistics and general linguistics are also part of the department.

Doctoral studies extend over a 4-year period during which the PhD-student will receive a salary as an employee of the department. Doctoral students are expected to engage in full-time study and research, and contribute to and participate in the department’s activities. Teaching and/or administrative tasks may be involved (up to a maximum of 20%).

To qualify for a doctoral position in Greek at Uppsala University, a candidate should hold a master’s degree in Ancient Greek. Applicants who have obtained qualifications equivalent or comparable to this in Sweden or abroad are also eligible to apply.

Doctoral students in Greek at Uppsala university work in a lively research environment with scholars interested in the Greek language and Greek culture from antiquity and onwards. For this position we are looking primarily for a candidate who is interested in working with texts from the ancient period (including late antiquity). The proposed doctoral project must be described in a research plan attached to the application.

Applications should include copies of: the applicants’ senior and master’s theses; a short CV, including a brief description of research interests; a research plan (4-5 pages); publications, if any; other relevant documentation the applicant wishes to cite in support of his/her application, such as letters of recommendation, contact information for references, etc.

Admission of students described in “Act of higher education” (Högskoleförordningen) 7 kap 34-36 §§. Rules of employment of graduate students can be found in “Act of higher education” (Högskoleförordningen) 5 kap 1-7 §§. Rules for doctoral education is regulated in “Act of higher education” (Högskoleförordningen) 6 kap 26-36 §§.

Admission rules, regulations and guidelines for postgraduate studies in Uppsala University cited

For information, please contact professor Ingela Nilsson (, tel +46 (0)18-471 1424, professor Mats Eskhult, director of graduate studies (, tel +46 (0)18-471 7379) or Lars Hagborg, senior faculty administrator, (, tel +46 (0)18-471 1907).

The deadline for applications is June 21st 2015 at latest, UFV-PA 2015/1586.

To apply:

6 postes de chargés d’études et de recherche à l’INHA

Appel à candidatures – 6 postes de chargés d’études et de recherche à l’INHA

L’appel à candidatures visant à pourvoir six postes de chargés d’études et de recherche à l’INHA, à compter du 1er octobre 2015, vient d’être mis en ligne sur le site de l’INHA.

Les chargés d’études et de recherche effectuent un service partagé entre les programmes scientifiques et documentaires de l’INHA et leurs travaux personnels de recherche ; ils se voient confier des tâches documentaires et scientifiques en relation avec les programmes décrits sur le site. Leur lieu de résidence est situé à Paris. Les chargés d’études et de recherche domiciliés hors d’Ile-de-France auront la possibilité de louer une chambre à la Cité internationale universitaire de Paris.

Au cours de leur séjour à l’INHA, ils pourront être affectés à des tâches organisées en lien avec la bibliothèque de l’établissement.

Statutairement, la durée des fonctions de chargé d’études et de recherche est de deux ans. Elle peut être prorogée par période d’une année, sans pouvoir excéder quatre ans au total.

Pourront concourir à ce recrutement les étudiants travaillant dans tous les domaines de l’histoire de l’art. Ils devront être engagés dans la poursuite d’études conduisant au doctorat. Les chargés d’études et de recherche sont recrutés sur contrats doctoraux. Les candidats devront satisfaire aux conditions de recrutement des contractuels doctoraux et par dérogation votée par le conseil scientifique de l’INHA : « recrutement au plus tard dix-huit mois après la première inscription en doctorat » (l’inscription en thèse devra avoir été faite entre le 1er avril 2014 et le 30 septembre 2015).

Composition du dossier de candidature :

  • curriculum vitae
  • lettre de motivation (précisant notamment l’insertion souhaitée dans les domaines et programmes de l’INHA)
  • projet de thèse présenté en quatre pages maximum (sujet, problématique, apport et pertinence pour la discipline,  démarche méthodique, courte bibliographie)

Les candidats postulent selon la procédure suivante :

1 – candidature auprès de l’école doctorale de l’EHESS (ED 286) afin d’obtenir la validation de votre dossier : réception des dossiers (format papier) à l’ED  de l’EHESS  jusqu’au jeudi 20 août 2015, 16 heures au plus tard.

(Si vous n’êtes pas étudiant à l’EHESS, il faudra s’adresser à votre école doctorale respective.)

2 – les écoles doctorales transmettent six candidatures maximum

Par courrier postal à :
Département des Études et de la Recherche
2, rue Vivienne
75002 PARIS


Calendrier du recrutement :

  1. Les écoles doctorales transmettront les 6 dossiers de candidatures au plus tard le mardi 1er septembre 2015, 17h.
  2. Jury d’admissibilité : jeudi 10 septembre 2015
  3. Jury d’admission sur convocation : mercredi 23 septembre 2015

Le jury est constitué de 4 représentants des écoles doctorales, 5 représentants de l’INHA et 2 personnalités du conseil scientifique de l’INHA.  Aucun candidat ne sera reçu avant la tenue du jury.

Pour toute information complémentaire, joindre le secrétariat du Département des études et de la recherche : courriel :