PhD position in Ancient or Byzantine Greek — Uppsala

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 make Uppsala University one of the 100 best universities in the world and one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 6,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 5,500 million.

Starting 2014

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 and/or Byzantine 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 Byzantine period, and we would welcome approaches that include literary and/or rhetorical studies. 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.

The deadline for applications is 14 February 2014 at latest, UFV-PA 2013/3532. Use the link below to access the application form.

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Séminaire des doctorants du CEBNHSEE — EHESS Paris

 aura lieu le lundi 2 décembre de 18h à 20h en salle 1, RdC, bât. le France 190-198 av de France 75013 Paris.
Dans cette séance, Romina Luzi (doctorante EHESS) présentera les résultats de ses recherches sur
Le motif de la mer, du voyage dans l’eau et du naufrage décliné par les romans paléologues

Les romans paléologues se distinguent de leurs antécédents comnènes pour le langage, plus proche de la demotiki, et pour le choix du modèle, qui n’est plus le roman antique comme pour les romans comnènes, mais le roman courtois d’origine latine. Ces textes montrent une prédilection pour des éléments considérés populaires, comme des motifs propres aux contes et aux fables. L’on remarque l’émergence de l’élément imaginaire, entre autre, dans le topos de la mer et du voyage en mer, qui constitue le fil d’Ariane de la présentation.

Séminaire du CEBNHSEE — Analyse littéraire de polémique religieuse

 aura lieu le lundi 18 novembre de 18h à 20h en salle 1, RdC, bât. le France 190-198 av de France 75013 Paris.
Annonce sur le site de l’EHESS: ici

Dans cette séance, Bexen Campos (doctorant CEBNHSEE) présentera les résultats de ses recherches sur

L’analyse littéraire des textes de polémique religieuse à Byzance,
l’exemple des Trophées de Damas, texte chrétien de polémique antijuive du VIIe siècle.

L’étude de textes à contenu religieux à Byzance a été longtemps négligée. Ces textes ont été utilisés pour leur intérêt théologique ou pour fournir des informations précises, mais complètement détachées de leur contexte, dans le cadre de recherches concernant un sujet en particulier, mais les études littéraires s’intéressant aux textes pour eux-mêmes restent rares. Les difficultés sont multiples et concernent principalement l’approche des textes religieux et l’écart culturel qui existe entre le travail des auteurs et nos propres attentes à l’égard de la littérature religieuse byzantine. En prenant comme exemple les Trophées de Damas, dialogue de polémique antijuive, nous montrerons comment une approche basée sur une analyse de la structure du texte peut être utilisée dans certains cas et le poids énorme que peut avoir le contexte littéraire, historique et culturel dans l’interprétation de l’ouvrage.

Colloque de doctorants — The City and the cities à Oxford

The City and the cities: From Constantinople to the frontier

The Oxford University Byzantine Society’s

XVI International Graduate Conference

28th February – 1st March 2014, History Faculty, University of Oxford


The Classical Roman Empire has been described as an ‘empire of cities’, and both the reality and ideal of civic life remain central to its late-Antique and Medieval successor. Indeed, the term ‘Byzantine’ itself shows the importance placed by scholars on Constantine I’s refounding of Byzantion as the New Rome. Yet in 330 A.D. Constantinople was part of an urban landscape which included other, more ancient civic centres, whilst by 1453 A.D. little else remained but the City, itself a collection of villages and the Theodosian walls the frontier. Across this Byzantine millennium Constantinople was inextricably linked to the other cities of the empire, from the Golden Horn to the ever-shifting frontiers. With the apparent seventh-century disappearance of city-life in the broad new Anatolian borderlands, the strength of the Greek mainland in the twelfth century, and the rise of post-Byzantine cities in the old western frontiers of southern Italy and Venice, the vicissitudes of urban life in the empire are undoubtedly linked to each moment of change. Constantinopolitan artistic and architectural forms are fleshed in the local materials of Ravenna in the sixth century, and in the eleventh and twelfth centuries provincially-born men, educated in the City, become the bright lights of the so-called Komnenian Renaissance. Yet how are we to understand this dialectic between the City, the cities, and the imperial frontier? Moreover, what are the methodologies and conceptual frameworks which we might use to approach these issues?

We are calling for papers which explore the myriad approaches towards these issues, in all fields of Late Antique and Byzantine studies, including history, archaeology, history of art, theology, literature, intellectual history, and philology. Possible themes might include:

 – Constantinople’s Place in the Empire

 – The Changing Urban Landscape

 – Civic and Provincial Art

 – The Bishops and the Cities

 – Civic and Provincial Intellectual Life

 – The Civic Ideal and Imperial Citizenship

 – Garrisoning the Cities, Guarding the Frontiers

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words, along with a short academic biography in the third person, to the Oxford University Byzantine Society at by Friday, 29th November 2013. Papers should be 20 minutes in length, and may be delivered in English or French. For the first time the publication is in process of a selection of on-theme and inter-related papers from last year’s conference, having been chosen and reviewed by specialised readers from the University of Oxford’s Late Antique and Byzantine Studies department. We intend to do the same this year, and so any speakers wishing to have their papers considered for publication should try to be as on-theme as possible in their abstract and paper. Nevertheless, all submissions are warmly invited. More details will be sent to successful submissions soon after the deadline. Subject to funding, the OUBS hopes to offer subsidised accommodation for visiting speakers.

Bourse post-doc — Université du Tennessee


The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for the 2013-2014 Jimmy and Dee Haslam Postdoctoral Fellowship, a one-year fellowship to be held August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014 and renewable for one year. The Haslam Fellowship is open to untenured scholars in any field of late antique, medieval or Renaissance studies whose work falls in the period 300-1700 C.E. The Institute hopes to attract a scholar of outstanding potential with an innovative research plan, who will participate fully in the intellectual life of the Marco community throughout the academic year. During the course of the year, the Fellow will teach one upper-division undergraduate class and one graduate seminar in his or her field of expertise. Seminars will preferably use primary source materials. The Fellow receives a $1,000 travel stipend and is eligible to apply for additional travel and research funding through the Institute. Salary is $40,000 and includes full benefits.

Online application form, curriculum vitae, detailed research plan (2 single-spaced pages), and two letters of reference must be submitted by April 1, 2013. To apply, please visit the link:, which takes you to Marco’s specific posting on UT’s online application program. You will be able to complete the online form after registering. The online application provides you with opportunities to upload your c.v. and research plan. Please ask referees to send recommendations under separate cover by email attachment (Word or pdf preferred) to Heather Hirschfeld, Riggsby Director, Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, at Recommendations should also be received by April 1, 2013.

Information on the Marco Institute is available at The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.