Appel à candidatures – The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS)

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) : call for applications 2016–2017 

This international researcher mobility programme builds on the strong reputation of the Institutes for Advanced Study for promoting the focused, self-directed work of researchers within the stimulating environment of a multidisciplinary and international group of fellows. The Programme offers 10-month residencies, in Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar and Zürich. Full details can be found on the EURIAS website (

Série de conférences par M. Antonio Rollo (Université de Naples – L’Orientale)

Série de conférences par M. Antonio Rollo (Université de Naples – L’Orientale)

Dans le cadre des conférences de Mme Brigitte Mondrain, M. Antonio Rollo, professeur à l’Université de Naples – L’Orientale, directeur d’études invité, donnera une série de conférences sur le thème La tradition des passages grecs dans le De vita Caesarum de Suétone entre le Moyen Âge et la Renaissance

1. L’écriture grecque entre Orient et Occident : la tradition médiévale de Suétone, le mardi 5 mai 2015  de 17h à 19h.

 2. La traduction médiévale des graeca du De vita Caesarum,  le mardi 12 mai 2015  de 17h à 19h.

 3. Manuel Chrysoloras et la restauration du grec dans le De vita Caesarum,  le mardi 19 mai 2015  de 17h à 19h.

 4. La tradition humanistique du grec de Suétone et l’activité philologique de Politien, le mardi 26 mai 2015  de 17h à 19h.

 Les conférences auront lieu à l’EPHE, en Sorbonne, 17 rue de la Sorbonne  75005 Paris, escalier E 1er étage – salle Gaston Paris.

Patristic and Byzantine Greek Summer Course – University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

Patristic and Byzantine Greek – Summer Course, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

Course number: CLGR 30199, 60199

Instructor: Charles C. Yost

Dates: MTWR- 2:00 PM-3:40 PM, June 15-July 24

The Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire holds a crucial place in the history of Greek letters. Not only did Byzantine scribes forge the vital link between antiquity and modernity, but Byzantine mystics, poets, philosophers, and statesmen have left behind a vast and varied corpus of texts expressing the diverse discourses contributing to the formation of Byzantium. In this course, students will engage this corpus through a survey of texts that is broad both in chronology (embracing texts composed from the 4th through the 15th century) and genre (including historiography, hagiography, theological treatises, poetry, literary criticism, and documentary sources). Beginning in the 4th and 5th centuries with Gregory Nazianzos, John Chrysostom, and Pseudo-Dionysios, we shall encounter (among others) the writings of Maximos the Confessor, the nun Kassia, Theophanes the Confessor, Photios, Symeon the New Theologian, Michael Psellos, Anna Komnene, and end in the 14th and 15th centuries with figures such as John Kantakouzenos, Alexios Makrembolites, and Plethon. Students will also receive an introduction to Greek paleography.

Prerequisite: At least one year of classical or Koine Greek.

Visiting (non-Notre Dame students) welcome! For information about registration, please visit

 Questions? Contact Charles Yost (

Interwoven: Textiles from the Medieval Mediterranean – 2015 Harvard Medieval Material Cultures Workshop

Margaret Mullett (Director of Byzantine Studies, Dumbarton Oaks) will deliver the 2015 Harvard Medieval Material Cultures Lecture. Her talk, Byzantium On the Move: Mobile Empire, Traveling Textiles, will take its cue from some middle Byzantine tent poems and then address two questions: first the implications for Byzantine ceremony and administration of the importance of tents in Byzantium, and then secondly the problem of arriving at a clear view of what Byzantine tents looked like.

The lecture will take place on Monday, March 9 at 5:30 pm in Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room), 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge. A reception precedes the lecture at 4:30 pm.

Interwoven: Textiles from the Medieval Mediterranean, the 2015 Harvard Medieval Material Cultures Workshop, will explore the production, uses, and meanings of textiles in the Byzantine, Islamic, and Latin Mediterranean basin, drawing upon the rich collections of the Harvard Art Museums. Presenters: Gudrun Bühl, Katherine Eremin, Eurydice Georganteli, Brandie Ratliff, Georgina Rayner, and Elizabeth Williams.

The workshop will take place on Wednesday, March 11 from 10:30 am–1:00 pm. Space for the workshop is limited; to reserve a place, please contact Dana Ciccotello ( at the Harvard Art Museums by Monday, March 9.

The events are co-sponsored by the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, the Harvard Art Museums, the Harvard University Standing Committee on Medieval Studies, and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross.

« Heresy from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages »

« Heresy from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages »

Saturday 14 March 2015, 11am-5pm
TORCH Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road, Oxford

The past few decades have seen a burgeoning scholarly interest in heresy in early and medieval Christianity. Research on Christian heresy and its representation (‘heresiology’) has proliferated, in particular, in two periods: late antiquity and the later middle ages. However, despite deriving inspiration from similar trends in modern cultural theory and critical historical analysis, these two fields of scholarship have developed largely in isolation from one another. This workshop seeks to bring together historians working on heresy across the late-antique and medieval periods, to consider how and why heresy (or its representation) might change over time and in different contexts, and to think through the possibilities of common (or indeed divergent) approaches.

To register, or for more information, e-mail Robin Whelan ( A sandwich lunch is available; please request it on registration and supply any dietary requirements. Thanks are due to the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity and the Oxford Medieval Studies Network for their generous support.

11:00 Registration and Welcome

11:15 Session 1: Chair: Antonia Fitzpatrick (St John’s)
Richard Flower (Exeter) ‘The birth of scientific heresiology in late antiquity’
Jill Moore (Birkbeck) ‘Set a thief to catch a thief? Family experience of heresy among thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Italian inquisitors’

12:45 Lunch

13:45 Session 2: Chair: Phil Booth (Trinity)
Liz Mincin (St Andrews) ‘Curing the common soul: reexamining the heresiological motif of disease in Middle Byzantium’
Ali Bonner (Jesus) ‘The reception of Pelagius and interactionist theory’

15:15 Coffee

15:45 Session 3: Chair: Robin Whelan (TORCH/Brasenose)
Lucy Sackville (York) ‘The great divide: inquisition texts and the history of heresy’

Plenary Discussion
Conrad Leyser (Worcester) and Kantik Ghosh (Trinity)