Bourse post-doctorale – VH Galbraith Junior Research Fellow (Oxford)

St Hilda’s College Oxford intends to elect a full-time Stipendiary VH Galbraith Junior Research Fellow for a period of three years from 1 October 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The person appointed will be expected to undertake advanced research in Medieval Studies and the Fellowship is open to those who will have completed a PhD/DPhil or who will be near completion at the time of taking up the post.

Applicants may be working on literature of any language in the area of Medieval Studies. The primary duty of the post is to carry out research; in addition to the potential supervision within the Department, the JRF will receive additional academic mentoring by a College Fellow (see

The primary criterion for appointment to the Junior Research Fellowship will be research excellence.

The stipend will start at Grade 7, point 1, which is £32,817 per annum and is pensionable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme.

The Fellow will be provided with use of a shared office in College. Fellows are entitled to free meals, are members of the Senior Common Room, and may apply for research expenses (currently up to £1,800 per annum). They will also be eligible to apply for small project and event grants through the College’s Research Committee.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 10 January 2020. Further details, including information on how to apply, may be downloaded from the College website at, or obtained from the Academic Registrar, St Hilda’s College, Oxford OX4 1DY (

New Bodies of Evidence: Corporeality in Byzantine Culture (Oxford, 2018)

Journée d’étude

New Bodies of Evidence: Corporeality in Byzantine Culture

21 avril 2018
Maison française d’Oxford



9 – 9:10 Opening words – Adele Curness and Lilyana Yordanova

Session 1 : Body in Space

9:10 – 9:40 Pierre Charrey (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes – Université PSL Paris Sciences et Lettres), Giving Body to the City: A Semiotic of Imperial Bodies in Early Byzantine Material culture.

9:40 – 10:10 Charlotte Munglani (University of Oxford) – Entering the male sphere: a study of cross-dressing female saints.

10.10-10:30 AM Coffee break

Session 2 : Mark of identity

10:30 – 11:00 Emily Everest-Phillips (University of Oxford) – Iranian Identity After Iran: Representations of the Last Sassanians in T’ang China.

11:00 – 11:30 Meric Ozolcer (University of Oxford) – Byzantine with a Western Twist: Rethinking the Imperial Imagery of Norman Sicily.

11:30 – 12:00 Benoit Cantet (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) – Voices of the Dead Bodies. A Social Hierarchy among Corpses.

12:00- 1:30 Lunch break

Session 3 : Instrument of Crime

1:30 – 2:00 Chrysavgi Athanasiou (Université Paris Sorbonne) – A Shattered Body for an Invisible Soul. Penal Mutilation in Middle Byzantine Society.

2:00 – 2:30 Romain Goudjil (Université Paris Sorbonne) – Gregory II of Cyprus and Phrangopoulos the Long-haired: Visions of the Body, Visions of the Crime in Three Letters of the Patriarch of Constantinople.

2:30 – 3:00 Lilyana Yordanova (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes – Université PSL Paris Sciences et Lettres) – Human Bodies, Angelic Powers: How to Deal with Nature in Religious Context?

3:00 – 3:20 Coffee break

Session 4 : Vulnerability

3:20 – 3:50 Maria Rukavichnikova (University of Oxford) – In Sickness and in Health: the Body of the Emperor in Nikephoros Gregoras’ Roman History.

3:50 – 4:20 Alasdair Grant (University of Oxford) – The Captive Body in Byzantium.

4:20 – 6:00 Discussion and concluding remarks.


Comité d’organisation

Lilyana Yordanova, Milan Vukašinović, Pierre Charrey – Association des étudiants du monde byzantin
Adele Curness – Oxford University Byzantine Society
Vivien Prigent – Maison française d’Oxford, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique


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 raduate-conference-2017/

If you wish to register your interest in attending please fill out this form: 6f00pGI2

Colloque – 49th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies



18-20 March 2016, Exeter College, Oxford

In spite of the striking abundance of extant primary material – over 4000 Greek texts produced in the period between the sixth and fifteenth centuries – Byzantine Epigraphy remains largely uncharted territory, with a reputation for being elusive and esoteric that obstinately persists. References to inscriptions in our texts show how ubiquitous and deeply engrained the epigraphic habit was in Byzantine society, and underscore the significance of epigraphy as an auxiliary discipline. The SPBS Symposium 2016 has invited specialists in the field to examine diverse epigraphic material in order to trace individual epigraphic habits, and outline overall inscriptional traditions. In addition to the customary format of panel papers and shorter communications, the Symposium will organize a round table, whose participants will lead a debate on the topics presented in the panel papers, and discuss the methodological questions of collection, presentation and interpretation of Byzantine inscriptional material.

Programme, on-line booking and reservation form (early rates apply until 1 March!) are now available on the SPBS website: