Dumbarton Oaks Summer School 2017 on Byzantine coins and seals

2017 Coins and Seals PosterDumbarton Oaks Summer School 2017 on Byzantine coins and seals

The summer program will take place from JULY 3 TO 28, 2017, under the direction of Dr. Eurydice Georganteli (History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University) and Dr. Jonathan Shea (Dumbarton Oaks and George Washington University).  For additional information and application guidelines, please consult the following link: http://www.doaks.org/research/byzantine/scholarly-activities/2017-coins-and-seals-summer-school

Conférence de M. Dmitry Afigenov – 25 janvier 2017

 Conférence de M. Dmitry Afigenov – 25 janvier 2017

dans le cadre du séminaire de M. Constantin ZUCKERMAN

La régence de Théodora et le règne de Michel III

dans les chroniques byzantines



Professeur à l’Université d’Etat Lomonosov de Moscou

   donnera une conférence sur le thème

Théophane le Prêtre, un écrivain peu connu de l’entourage du patriarche Méthode*


   En Sorbonne, salle D064 (escalier E, 1er étage à droite)

mercredi le 25 janvier, de 16 h à 18 h




Section des Sciences Historiques et Philologiques
45-47, rue des Écoles – 75005 Paris
(entrée par le 17, rue de la Sorbonne,  esc. E, 1er étage, à droite)


*La conférence aura lieu en anglais


Oxford University Byzantine Society’s 19th International Graduate Conference

Oxford University Byzantine Society’s 19th International Graduate Conference:

Transmitting and Circulating the Late Antique and Byzantine Worlds, 24-25th February, History Faculty, Oxford

Please find the full schedule on the website of the Oxford Byzantine Society: https://oxfordbyzantinesociety .wordpress.com/international-g raduate-conference-2017/

If you wish to register your interest in attending please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/8nY9IzmIy 6f00pGI2

Call for papers – Medicine in the Bible and the Talmud

Call for papers

Society for Biblical Literature International Meeting/ European Association of Biblical Studies (ISBL/EABS), Berlin, 7-11 August 2017

Medicine in the Bible and the Talmud (EABS)

Final Submission Date for Proposals: 1 February 2017.

Call For Papers: (For the complete text of the 2017 CfP, see https://eabs.net/site/medicine-in-bible-and-talmud/.)

Papers are invited on the comparative theme “Literary and discursive framing and concepts of (medical) knowledge in (Late) Antiquity”, from biblical and apocryphal texts, into later Jewish, Rabbinic-Talmudic traditions and beyond. The organizers explicitly welcome papers by scholars working on these questions as in neighboring or adjacent traditions (ancient Babylonia or Egypt; Graeco-Roman culture(s); Iranian traditions, early Christianity; Syriac traditions; early Islam etc.). Recent studies into ancient scientific traditions have emphasized the craft and artifice of those texts. On the one hand, these works can be characterized by a rather astonishing degree of literary expertise, discursive versatility and rhetorical sophistication. Ancient scientific authors were well versed not only in their very field of expertise but deployed compositional techniques from their respective cultural milieu. On the other hand, one notices also the complex framing of scientific knowledge in texts whose primary focus was religious, poetic, historiographic, or literary. Based on this, we welcome presentations on the representation and embedding of medical (and other) knowledge in particular texts and contexts. Papers may address the special design of such knowledge discourses. How does the use of rhetoric strategies, literary structures, or genres in `scientific texts’ affect the ideas conveyed? Could a specific hermeneutic (Listenwissenschaft/ encyclopaedism/ linguocentrism) not only serve as a ‘container’ but also as a method for knowledge acquisition? One might ask further: who constructs this discourse for whom, and with which (implicit/explicit) intention? How can the adoption of certain textual strategies and compositional techniques be seen as a vital venue for (structural/discursive) knowledge transfer, rather than the actual content of the passage?

See more at: https://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/Congresses_CallForPaperDetails.aspx?MeetingId=30&VolunteerUnitId=720#sthash.ak1PmwrG.dpuf

Program Unit Chairs:

Markham Geller (mark.geller@fu-berlin.de)
Lennart Lehmhaus (lennart.lehmhaus@fu-berlin.de)

Propose a Paper for this Program Unit

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For all other persons wanting to propose a paper, you must communicate directly with the chair of the program unit to which you want to propose. Chairs have the responsibility to make waiver requests, and their email addresses are available above. SBL provides membership and meeting registration waivers only for scholars who are outside the disciplines covered by the SBL program, specifically most aspects of archaeological, biblical, religious, and theological studies.

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Graduate and Doctoral fellowships – Universities of Cologne and Bonn

Graduate and Doctoral fellowships – Universities of Cologne and  Bonn

The DFG Research Training Group 1878 (RTG) of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn on the topic of “Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies” invites applications for two positions of Graduate Fellowship and one Doctoral Scholarship leading to a Ph.D. at the University of Bonn to begin on April 1st, 2017. Applications are welcome in all subjects of the Research Training Group in Bonn. Applications for the fields of Egyptology, Historical Geography and Islamic Archaeology are particularly desirable.

The positions/fellowship are for max. 3 years. The well-supported salary will be according to the official German classification group TV-L 13 (for detailed information please see our website: www.wirtschaftsarchaeologie.de/en). The Ph.D. scholarship is 1.468 EUR per month.

The RTG studies economic systems and economic spaces of pre-modern societies in terms of their structure, efficiency and dynamics (genesis, transformation processes through to a potential dissolution) as well as to analyse them in interaction with their respective physical geographical, political, societal, religious and cultural conditions. Dissertations will be focused along three broad lines of research, ‘Economic Networks’, ‘Settlement Centres and Their Environs’ and ‘Religious Institutions and House-holds as Economic Units’.

More detailed information can be found at: www.wirtschaftsarchaeologie.de/en
The University of Bonn is an equal opportunity employer.

Inquiries in German or English can be sent to RTG spokespeople, Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz (m.bentz@unibonn.de) and Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann (michael.heinzelmann@unikoeln.de).

Applications in German or English should be sent in electronic form by January 15th, 2017 to the RTG spokespeople, Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz and Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann at the following e-mail address: ina.borkenstein@unikoeln.de (subject: Bewerbung GRK 1878).