Medieval literature across languages: a multi-lingual summer school
17–28 May 2021 Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul
The summer school seeks to provide PhD students with a first immersion into the study of medieval literature across languages. Language training, with the aim of inviting PhD students to become acquainted with new medieval languages, will here be combined with lectures on case studies, addressing various methodological issues and approaches. The summer school focuses on five medieval languages: Georgian, Arabic, Greek, Latin, and Old French. Together these languages cover an immense geographical and literary expanse, yet they all involved various areas of the Eastern Mediterranean.
For more information see attached flyer.
Call for Papers – The 8th Annual Koç University Archaeology and History of Art Graduate Research Symposium
Performance: Actors, Objects, Spaces
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019, Tuesday
Koç University’s Department of Archaeology and History of Art (ARHA) is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, which will be held on 26 March 2020 at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), located in Beyoğlu, Istanbul.
The symposium titled Performance: Actors, Objects, Spaces aims to investigate various manifestations of artistic and cultural acts revolving around performance in order to discuss their enduring prevalence and trace their nuances in different spatial, temporal, social, and personal contexts. Outcomes of performances as employed in building identity, constructing gender, expressing self, and defining community will be analyzed. Our definition of performance is broad: it embraces the sacred and the secular, the social and the personal, and the spectacular and the quotidian. Moreover, performativity, or the interdependent relationship between words and actions, emerges as a topic of interest in this framework, owing to its reflections in the arts.
This symposium seeks to bring together a diverse range of perspectives and disciplines concerned with a span of subjects, areas and periods of research converging around the theme of performance in the arts and culture. Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Depictions of performance
- Performance and space
- Performance, architecture, and urban planning
- State power, theatricality, ceremonies, and processions
- Imperial and military performances
- Sacred performances, rites, and rituals
- Performing identities
- Performing culture
- Performativity in arts
- Gender as performance
- Performing arts, theatre, dance, spectacles
- Performing music, musicians, musical instruments
- Memory and performance
- Documenting performances
- Staging and restaging performances
- Self-expression through performance
- Intangible cultural heritage and performance
- Performativity in museum studies
Students of archaeology, art history, history, cultural heritage, museum studies and related fields are invited to present research related to Anatolia and its neighboring regions, including the Mediterranean, Aegean, Black Sea, the Balkans, the Levant and the Ancient Near East, from the earliest prehistoric times through the Bronze and Iron Ages, the Classical, Byzantine and Ottoman periods, and into contemporary times.
All graduate students are encouraged to apply, including M.A. and Ph.D. students at any stage of their studies. The conference will be held in English, but we are open to accepting presentations and posters in both English and Turkish. Applicants should submit a 250-word abstract by 31 December 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by the middle of January. For other questions, please contact email@example.com or visit arhags.ku.edu.tr and www.facebook.com/ARHAsymposium.
Centre de recherche en études byzantines, Université Boğaziçi
Colloque « Études byzantines en Turquie : nouvelles recherches, tendances actuelles »
Istanbul, 18-19 mars 2016
Istanbul Through the Ages
Intensive Graduate Summer Seminar by Koç University GSSSH & RCAC
Understanding Istanbul from pre-history to present…
DATE: 29 JUNE – 21 JULY 2015
Being the center of magnificent empires through time, İstanbul is calling you to discover its rich cultural heritage by following the footmarks of saints, sultans and angels in this enriching summer seminar. Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations is excited to invite you to have a taste of İstanbul with its intellectual, in-depth program developed by world renowned Ottoman and Byzantine academicians. This exclusive program is designed for graduate students interested in:
- An intensive program organized chronologically, carrying participants from pre-historic times to present
- An opportunity to deepen their understanding of İstanbul and add this unique value to their academic focus
- Gain exposure of lecturers with outstanding expertise and perspectives
- Collaborate with a cohort of equals, bonded by a mutual interest in historical mysteries and myths of İstanbul through time
- Have access to the extensive resources available at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations and Koç University as a whole
- Attend field trips offering students invitations to opportunities otherwise unavailable to general public
…all the while spending your summer in an exotic city bursting with energy, history, spontaneity and endless roads to travel and discover. With over 12 million inhabitants representing a true melting pot of cultures and faiths, İstanbul-supplemented by the continents of this unique summer program-gives you the chance to enrich your academic pursuits while concurrently enriching your mind and soul.
In order to maintain an intimate setting and provide maximum exposure opportunities, the program has a limited capacity of 15 students. Accommodation will be provided by the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, located at the heart of İstanbul, Beyoğlu.
This program is only open to graduate level students.
All instructions will be in English.