Publication — Nouvelle base de données

Nouvelle base de Données

Nous avons le plaisir de vous informer qu’une base de données intitulée «Artefacts and Raw Materials in Byzantine Archival Documents / Objets et matériaux dans les documents d’archives byzantins» est désormais accessible à l’adresse


Arrivés à cette page – Ressources byzantines, cliquez sur Typika !

Elle rassemble tous les termes qui concernent les « artefacts » et les matériaux qui se rencontrent dans les documents d’archive byzantins publiés. Chaque occurrence d’un terme fait l’objet d’une fiche ainsi qu’un commentaire plus ou moins développé insistant, lorsque nécessaire, sur les particularités de l’occurrence en question. Chaque terme fait par ailleurs l’objet d’une fiche de synthèse où on peut trouver un commentaire général sur le terme et éventuellement quelques indications bibliographiques.

Cette base de données est encore destinée à être améliorée et complétée par nous-mêmes, mais nous faisons surtout appel à tous ceux qui trouveront des objets et des termes sur lesquels ils ont des compétences particulières. Une adresse de contact ( permet de poser des questions sur le fonctionnement de la base, de signaler des erreurs et de proposer des compléments. Un mode d’emploi «howto.pdf» et un onglet «Help» sont à votre disposition à l’adresse indiquée pour plus d’informations.


Pour citer la base de données:

Ludovic Bender, Maria Parani, Brigitte Pitarakis, Jean-Michel Spieser, Aude Vuilloud, Artefacts and Raw Materials in Byzantine Archival Documents / Objets et matériaux dans les documents d’archives byzantins, URL:


Abréviation proposée: «ByzAD».

L. Bender, M. Parani, B. Pitarakis, J.-M. Spieser, A. Vuilloud



313 – 2013

City of Niš ~ the birth place of Constantine the Great ~ looks forward to being the venue of the great traditional international conference “ NIŠ AND BYZANTIUM“  in the year 2013, 3 – 7 June,  as XII meeting of eminent world byzantologists, this time in the sign of Constantine and the milestone in the mankind history, reflected in even nowadays actual message “CONSTANTINE, IN HOC SIGNO VINCES“.

Organizers: City of Niš, University of Niš and Niš Eparchy

International Scientific Conference “NIŠ AND BYZANTIUM  XII – C?NSTANTINE, IN HOC SIGNO VINCES  will be held with the aim of marking one of the most important dates in the history of European civilization – 1700 years of the Edict of Milan.

Organizing Board and Redaction:  His Holliness Serbian Patriarch Mr. Irinej; Niš Bishop Mr. Jovan; Niš University Rector Prof. Dragan Antić, PhD; Mayor of the City of Niš Zoran Perišić, MD, PhD – president of the Board; Niš City Councilor Srđan Aleksić – deputy president of the Board; dr Miša Rakocija – editor in chief of the Proceedings “Nis and Byzantium“ (Niš); Prof. Franc Curk, PhD (Niš); Dr. Irena Ljubomirović – Secretary of the Board (Niš); Prof. Slobodan Ćurčić, PhD (Prinston); Academician Dr. Ljubomir Maksimović; Academician Dr. Cvetan Grozdanov (Skopje); Academician Dr. Renate Pilinger (Vienna), Academician Dr. Vera Bitrakova Grozdanova (Skoplje); Prof. Goran Maksimović, PhD (Niš); Prof. Branko Vujović, PhD (Belgrade);  Prof. Aleksandar Kadijević, PhD (Belgrade); Prof. Hranislav Andjelković, PhD (Niš); Prof.  Graham Jones, PhD (Oxford); Dr. Lars Ramskold (Stockholm), Dr. Vujadin Ivanišević (Belgrade), Prof.  Miodrag Marković, PhD (Belgrade);  Dr. Dragan Vojvodić (Belgrade), Prof. Radivoje Radić, PhD (Belgrade); Prof. Giordana Trovabene, PhD (Venice), Ionais Sisiou, MA (Kastoria), Prof. Georgi Gerov, PhD (Sofia), Dr. Bojana Krsmanović (Belgrade); Prof. Athansios Semoglou, PhD  (Thessaloniki); Dr. Iannis D. Varalis (Volos); Prof. Martha Nagy, PhD (Debrecen), Prof. Ivanka Gergova, PhD (Sofia), Dr. Evangelia Hagitriphonos (Thessaloniki); Prof. Elizabeta Dimitrova, PhD (Skoplje); Prof. Carolyne S. Snively, PhD (Gettysburg),  Dr. Ivana Popović (Belgrade); Dr. Irina Orteskaya (Moscow), Prof. Aleksandar Popović, PhD (Belgrade); Prof. Aiello Vincenzo, PhD (Mesina); Miomir Vasov, MA (Niš); Jovan Mandić, architect (Niš), Milica Todorović (Niš), Elena Vasić Petrović, architect (Niš); Aleksandar Đorđevic, reverend, Orthodox Niš Eparchy; Olgica Davidovic, Niš University Rectorate; Ana Mišić (coordinator).
The focus of interest is early-Christian, Byzantine and post Byzantine past, as well as its reflection on later spiritual creativity, culture and art of Niš, Serbia, the Balkans and Europe, along with contemporary heritage protection, monument heritage presentation and preserving Byzantine civilization achievements. This approach  implies interdisciplinarity and presence of art historians, historians, architects, archeologists, clasic philologists, literature historians, theologists, philosophers….

  • Please, find the application form on cliquer ici
  • Application Deadline: 01.05.2013.
  • Abstract is to be in Serbian or English language
  • The participants are required to furnish the organizers with their respective papers together with complete scientific references by September 1, 2013
  • All Europen languages are equal for paper works writting
  • Paper works presentation eliglible in Serbian, English or Russian


Ana Mišić, Mayor’s Office, 7. juli 2, 18000 Niš, Serbia, Phone/fax: +381 (0)18/504-408;  e-mail:

dr Miša Rakocija, Institute for Cultural Monuments Protection Niš, Dobrička  2, 18000 Niš, Serbia, Phone: +381 (0)18/523-414; e-mail:

British Museum — Post-doctorat

Religious imagery and material culture c.200 to 800 CE x 3

The British Museum -Directorate


Fixed-term contract; 4 years in duration

£26,820 per annum

Ref: 1285352

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 10th December 2012.

The British Museum is looking to recruit three Postdoctoral

Researchers to carry out research on different aspects of religious imagery and material culture, and their political and social contexts, in the time period c.200 to 800 CE, in one or more religious traditions and polities from the Mediterranean to South Asia.

This research will support the broad objectives of the Leverhulme Trust funded Empires of Faith research programme which is a unique research programme bringing together the British Museum with Wolfson College in the University of Oxford to understand the creation of religious iconographies and their relationships with state formation within this context.

The main purpose of this role will be to develop and deliver major pieces of research both individually and in collaboration with other programme staff, on the questions and subjects that support the overall objectives of the Empires of Faith research programme to final academic publication. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of web content, public programming and potentially displays. You will also be required to have the ability to understand the wider context of their research and the programme’s research, particularly in relation to the British Museum collections.

You will be educated to doctoral level or equivalent in a subject relevant to the role, for example Archaeology or Art History, with focus on religious traditions, cultures and polities from the Mediterranean to South Asia or alternatively in a related subject that can inform the study of religious and political imagery c.200 to 800 CE. You will have experience or demonstrable knowledge of material culture and/or academic perspectives that can inform the study of appropriate material and/or visual culture.

Excellent teamwork and communication skills are essential for this role, as well as previous experience working on a research project as a Research Assistant.

Interviews are likely to take place on 21 and 22 February 2013 in Oxford.

For further information or to apply for this role, please go to .

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Les églises syriaques – Table ronde de la société des études syriaques

16-17 novembre 2012

Institut protestant de théologie
83, boulevard Arago,
75014 Paris

Programme en PDF

Vendredi 16 novembre


9h30 Françoise BRIQUEL CHATONNET (CNRS, Laboratoire Orient & Méditerranée) : Accueil et introduction

9h45 Widad KHOURY (DGAM SYRIE) ET Bertrand RIBA (doctorant, Laboratoire Orient & Méditerranée) : Les églises de Syrie : essai de synthèse

10h15 Jean-Luc BISCOP (Ministère de la culture, Laboratoire Orient & Méditerranée) : L’architecture des monastères anciens en Syrie et la place des églises 

10h45 Pause

11h15 Widad KHOURY et Bertrand RIBA : Peut-on discerner des modèles liés à des communautés ecclésiales ou linguistiques ?

11h45 Elizabeth KEY FOWDEN (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin) : Churches for the Arabs, churches for nomads ?

12h15 Françoise BRIQUEL CHATONNET : Que sait-on des églises par les textes ?

12h45 Buffet


14h30 Anne MICHEL (Université de Bordeaux) : Les églises de l’Arabia : particularités de structure et de répartition par rapport à la Syrie

15h Lévon NORDIGUIAN (Université Saint- Joseph, Beyrouth): Les églises anciennes de la montagne libanaise

15h30 Elif KESER KAYAALP (Mardin Artuklu University, Turquie) : Architecture in the Making: Evolution of the Churches and Monasteries in the Tur Abdin

16h Pause

16h30 Justine GABORIT : Mar Ya‘qub de Nisibe

17h Amir HARRAK (Université de Toronto) : Les églises de Mésopotamie

17h30 François CASSINGENA (Abbaye de Ligugé et Institut catholique de Paris) : Construction, destruction, inhabitation divine : Mystère et vie des églises à travers les écrits des premiers auteurs syriaques (IVeVIe siècles) 

Samedi 17 novembre


9h30 Vincent DÉROCHE (CNRS, Laboratoire Orient & Méditerranée) : Le site de Bazyan, Iraq

10h Florence HELLOT (Laboraroire Mondes iranien et indien, Paris) : Les églises d’Iran

10h30 Mgr Petros YOUSSIF (Institut catholique de Paris et Institut Pontifical, Rome) : Les églises comme cadre de la liturgie

11h Pause

11h30 Pier-Giorgio BORBONE (Università di Pisa) : Les églises d’Asie centrale et de Chine, essai de synthèse à partir des textes et des découvertes archéologiques

12h Jacob THEKEPARAMPIL (Saint Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, Kottayam, Inde) et Alain DESREUMAUX (CNRS, Laboratoire Orient & Méditerranée) : Les églises du Kérala (Inde)

12h30 Jean-Pierre SODINI (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres) : Conclusions

13h Buffet

Oxford – XV International Graduate Conference 2013. Oxford University Byzantine Society

Landscapes of Power

22-23 February 2013, History Faculty, University of Oxford

Call for Papers


Late Antique and Byzantine Studies have often been seen as an undiscovered country, esoteric and arcane, but there is no doubting to the initiated that Byzantium is not a monolithic, unchanged and unchanging world, but rather a myriad of overlapping and intersecting landscapes, where power is everywhere and in everything. From the solemnity of the monastic scriptoria, to the successes and failures of imperial policy in the corridors of the palace; from the imagined landscapes of Byzantine literature, to the changing practices of daily life, power and its landscapes are central to an full understanding of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies.

We are interested in papers that explore the diverse applications and representations of power, in all fields of Late Antique and Byzantine studies, including history, art history, archaeology, theology, literature, and philology. A broad range of approaches to Landscapes of Power, both historical and historiographical, are welcome.

Possible themes might include:

– Political Landscapes

– Literary Representations of Power

– Ecclesiastical and Religious Landscapes

– The Physical Manifestations of Power

– Artistic and Symbolic Landscapes

– The Power of Byzantine History

– The Shifting Landscape of Byzantine Culture and Society

– The Power of Memory within the diverse Byzantine Landscapes


Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words, along with a few words about yourself and your academic background, to the Oxford University Byzantine Society by Friday, 30th November 2012. Final papers should be 20 minutes in length.

For the first time the conference committee is endeavouring to publish a selection of inter-related papers, chosen both by quality and pertinence to our theme. Any speakers who wish to have their papers considered for publication should bear this in mind when making their application, but all applications will be gratefully received regardless of our publication aims. More details will follow to speakers nearer the time.


Subject to funding, the OUBS hopes to offer subsidised accommodation for visiting speakers. More information will be available in early 2013. We regret that we are unable to cover travel expenses to and from Oxford, but encourage all participants to apply to their home institutions for travel grants.