Post-doctorat — université de Gand

Job vacancies in Syriac hagiography and Persian medieval narrative literature

 

Two fully-funded ERC Postdoctoral 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 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 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 Syriac hagiography and another in that of Persian medieval narrative literature.

The two successful applicants will start employment on 1 June 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Deadline: applications should arrive no later than 21 March 2014.

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

Postgraduate Colloquium of CBOMG– Birmingham university

the 15th Postgraduate Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, will take place on May 24th 2014.

This event is an excellent opportunity for research students in Late Antique, Byzantine or Modern Greek Studies to present their current research to an international academic audience at Birmingham. Our keynote speaker will be Dr Maria Georgopoulou, Director of the Gennadius Library (American School of Classical Studies at Athens).

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Colloque — Los Angeles

 Heaven and Earth: Greece’s Byzantium


May 1-3, 2014
Getty Villa in Malibu & UCLA in the Byzantine-Latino Quarter, Los Angeles

This symposium will bring together an internationally renowned group of scholars who will lecture at the Getty Villa, UCLA, and the Huffington Center at St. Sophia Cathedral. Focusing on Byzantine remains in Greece, this symposium foregrounds the important role of this region throughout late antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern period. Sessions will focus on Byzantium’s roots in antiquity, issues of daily life, interactions with the Islamic world and with Italy, the meaning of icons, monumental art in Mystras and its periphery, and recent archaeological finds in Greece. The symposium will conclude with a film and discussion about traditional village life in Greece.

Speakers include Robert S. Nelson, Henry Maguire, Jas’ Elsner, Anthony Kaldellis, Elizabeth Marlowe, Ioli Kalavrezou, Maria Parani, Demetra Bakirtzi, Father Maximos Constas, Annemarie Weyl Carr, Alicia Walker, Maria Georgopoulou, Anastasia Drandaki, Michalis Kappas, Sean Roberts, Patricia Fortini Brown, Eugenia Gerousi, Sharon Gerstel and Barbara Drucker.

Registration information will appear shortly on the Getty website. For questions about hotels and logistics, email Sharon Gerstel (gerstel@humnet.ucla.edu)