Appel à contribution – The “Bright Frontier” summer course

Luminosus Limes: Geographical, Ethnic, Social and Cultural Frontiers
in Late Antiquity

 (June 29 – July 4, 2015, Budapest, Hungary)

The “Bright Frontier” summer course explores the dynamic transformation of classical frontiers between the second and the sixth century from a multidisciplinary perspective: archaeology, medieval studies, social and cultural history, art, theology, and literature. Offering a groundbreaking approach to the field of border studies including social, gender, ethnic and religious categories with the participation of outstanding scholars in the field, this course will provide students with a solid knowledge of up-to-date international scholarship on frontiers: a strong theoretical background as well as hands-on acquaintance with physical borders and material artifacts excavated along the Danube River (the ripa Pannonica), around Lake Balaton, as well as in the late antique cemetery of Pécs in Hungary.

Target group: Applications are invited from MA, PhD students, postdocs or researchers. Participants are assumed to hold an MA or a PhD, or to be enrolled in a master or doctoral program in one of the following fields: Late Antique history, medieval studies, cultural and intellectual history, archaeology, art history, classical philology, religious studies, theology, and literary criticism.

Application deadline: February 14, 2015. Financial aid is available.

Course Director(s):
Ralph W. Mathisen
University of Illinois, Urbana, USA

Marianne Saghy
Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Course Faculty:
Sabine Huebner
Department of Ancient History, Basel University, Switzerland

Levente Nagy
Department of Contemporary History, University of Pecs, HungaryEkaterina Nechaeva
American Academy of Rome, Italy

Galit Noga-Banai
History of Art, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Danuta Shanzer
Department of Classical Philology, Medieval and Neolatin Studies, Vienna University, Austria

Zsolt Visy
Department of Archaeology, University of Pecs, Hungary
Guest Speaker(s):

Adam Szabo
Archaeology, Hungarian National Museum, Hungary