Exposition en ligne — Beth Shean After Antiquity

I’m pleased to announce the official launch of Beth Shean After Antiquity, an online exhibition and archive of the materials excavated at Beth Shean by the University of Pennsylvania from 1921–1933.

Contributors: Megan Boomer, Matthew Chalmers, Victoria Fleck, Joseph Kopta, Robert Ousterhout (project director), James Shackelford, Rebecca Vandewalle, and Arielle Winnik.

BSAA is a collaborative project of Penn’s History of Art Department, the Penn Museum, and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at Penn Libraries, with support from the Digital Humanities Forum.

Check it out!

Appel à contribution — Against Gravity: Building Practices in the Pre-Industrial World

20-22 March 2015

University of Pennsylvania

Call for Papers


Following on the success of “Masons at Work”(held in spring 2012, and published as  http://www.sas.upenn.edu/ancient/publications.html), the symposium aims to assemble specialists to examine building practices in the pre-industrial world, with an emphasis on Greek, Roman, Byzantine, medieval, and pre-modern Islamic architecture. In addition to invited speakers, we are soliciting 20-minute papers that examine the problems which pre-modern masons commonly encountered – and the solutions they developed – in the process of design and construction.  Evidence may be drawn from a variety of sources, but we encourage studies based on the analysis of well-preserved buildings.

Those wishing to speak should submit by email a letter to the organizing committee, including name, title, institutional affiliation, paper title, plus a summary of 200 words or fewer.  Graduate students should include a note of support from their adviser. Deadline: 15 November 2014.  The final program will be announced immediately thereafter.  Submit proposals to ancient@sas.upenn.edu with “Against Gravity” in the subject line.

Organizing Committee: Lothar Haselberger, Renata Holod, Robert Ousterhout

Journée d’étude — ENS Lyon Pouvoir et religion

Journée d’études
Vendredi 25 avril 2014
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, site Ferdinand Buisson
Institut Français de l’Éducation, salle de réunion n°3

Programme téléchargeable ici

09h40 Accueil des participants

10h00 Présentation de l’AEMB (Jeanne DEVOGE) et introduction (Jérôme BASTICK)

10h20 Isabelle BROUSSELLE (Lille III, UMR 8164 HALMA-IPEL) :
« Vue de Byzance, la légende noire des derniers Mérovingiens »

11h00 Corinne JOUANNO (Caen, UMR 6273 CRAHAM) :
« La christianisation de la figure d’Alexandre le Grand à Byzance »

11h40 Matthieu PARLIER (Lyon II, UMR 5648 CIHAM) :
« Constantinople dans les éloges impériaux : nouvelle Rome, nouvelle Jérusalem »

12h20 Déjeuner

14h00 Lucile HERMAY (Paris IV, UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerrannée) :
« Higoumènes de Patmos, réseaux et pouvoirs »

14h40 Marie-Myriam CARYTSIOTIS (Aix-Marseille, UMR 7298 LA3M) :
« La survie d’une île monastère : la diplomatie des moines de Patmos »

15h20 Pause

15h40 Jean SCHNEIDER (Lyon II, UMR 5189 HiSoMA) :
« Maxime Planude et Andronic II : leurs relations d’après les lettres de Planude »

16h20 Christophe GIROS (Lyon II, UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerrannée) :
« L’exercice de l’autorité au Mont Athos aux XIVe et XVe siècles »

17h00 Conclusions (Jérôme BASTICK et Jacques BEAUSEROY)