Appel à contribution — Historiography and Space

Call for Papers: Historiography and Space in Late Antiquity

The research group Late Antique historiography (http://www.late-antique-historiography.ugent.be/home) at Ghent University is organising two workshops on historiography and space in Late Antiquity (300-800 AD), a first one on 24-25 October 2014 and a second one from 15 until 17 January 2015.

The aim is to explore how space was perceived, conceptualised and deployed in historiographical texts within the context of late ancient literature and society. The first workshop focuses on perceptions of space in genres related to historiography (hagiography, apocalyptic literature, geographical literature) and on historical memory in general. The second focuses more strictly on perceptions of space in historiography.

The workshop welcomes contributions on Greek and Latin authors, but also, and especially, those on texts in oriental languages such as Armenian, Georgian, Syriac, and Coptic. Historiography is understood in a wide sense, including narratives and chronicles, but also lists, excerpt collections, antiquarian writings, local histories, etc.

Confirmed speakers include:

Workshop I: M. Debié (Paris), D. Engels (Brussels), G. Kelly (Edinburgh), J.-C. Van Haelewyck (Louvain-la-Neuve).

Workshop II: P. Blaudeau (Angers), J.W. Drijvers (Groningen), S. Johnson (Washington), T. Greenwood (St. Andrews), M. Humphries (Swansea), H. Leppin (Frankfurt), M. Meier (Tübingen).

We welcome 500 word proposals for papers of 25 minutes, to be submitted before 1 July 2014 to Marianna Mazzola (marianna.mazzola@ugent.be).

Participants are asked to read the position paper posted on the website http://www.late-antique-historiography.ugent.be/home > Conference and Events.

 

Appel à article — the Medieval Global

Announcing The Medieval Globe. Connectivity~Communication~Exchange, a  new biannual academic journal. The Medieval Globe (TMG) is a peer-reviewed journal to be launched in 2014, published in both print and digital formats.  It is based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and sponsored by CARMEN, the Worldwide Medieval Network.  It is dedicated to exploring the modes of communication, materials of exchange, and myriad interconnections among regions, communities, and individuals in an era central to human history.

The Medieval Globe promotes scholarship in three related areas of study:

  • the direct and indirect means by which peoples, goods, and ideas came into contact,
  • the deep roots of global developments,
  • the ways in which perceptions of “the medieval” have been (and are) constructed around the world.

Contributions to a global understanding of the medieval period need not encompass the globe in any territorial sense. The Medieval Globe advances a new theory and praxis of medieval studies by bringing into view phenomena that have been rendered practically or conceptually invisible by anachronistic boundaries, categories, and expectations: these include networks, communities, bodies of knowledge, forms of movement, varieties of interaction, and identities. It invites submissions that analyze actual or potential connections, trace trajectories and currents, address topics of broad interest, or pioneer portable methodologies.

For more information, please visit:  http://www.arc-humanities.org/the-medieval-globe.html

Bourses — latin and greek late antique hagiography

Two fully-funded ERC Doctoral Research Fellowships (4 years each) at Ghent University (Belgium)

The Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking well-qualified applicants for two fully-funded and full-time PhD studentships attached to the European Research Council project Novel Saints. Ancient novelistic heroism in the hagiography of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages (http://erc.europa.eu/cordis_search/project_details/109905). The Principal Investigator of this project is Prof Dr Koen De Temmerman, who, as a classicist, specializes in ancient fiction and its persistence in later periods.

There is one position available in the field of Latin late antique hagiography and another in that of Greek late antique hagiography.

The two successful applicants will start employment on 1 October 2014.

Deadline: applications should arrive no later than 15 July 2014.

For detailed information and for guidelines on how to apply, please see http://users.ugent.be/~kdtemmer/vacancies.pdf.

ressources électroniques — périodiques grecs en ligne

Les revues grecques consacrées aux études byzantines sont parfois difficiles d’accès.

D’autres, présentant ponctuellement des articles d’intérêt pour notre discipline, ne sont pas dans nos bibliothèques spécialisées.

Leur numérisation change aujourd’hui la donne.

Voir une liste de travail des revues grecques librement accessibles en ligne

Une inscription (gratuite) peut être nécessaire.

Merci de contribuer à cette liste si vous le souhaitez.

catalogue en ligne — Travelogues

Travelogues website (http://eng.travelogues.gr/) was created within the broader project of Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation to promote Greek culture, and especially Greek literature, on a national and international level. This website aims to make known the graphic materials found in travel accounts of journeys to Greece and the eastern Mediterranean from the 15th century onwards, and thus contribute both to students’ education and scientific research. An important part of the editions that constituted the data base of the website belongs to the Historical Library of the Foundation, currently under construction.

Travelogues will periodically be updated with material from major libraries in Greece, such as Gennadius Library and Benaki Museum Library. This material, already in process, spans the time from the 15th to the early 20th century. Of approximately 4500 images, 560 have already been incorporated in the website’s collections. In the same sense, the bibliography shall be updated with the most recent research contributions. User feedback will be taken into consideration and the pertinent modifications will get reflected.