domingo, 3 de abril de 2016

La escuela de verano de Salónica vuelve a ponerse en marcha…

La Escuela de verano de Salónica organizó en los últimos años seis ediciones en las que participaron distintos doctorandos españoles, una experiencia intensa y positiva en muchos sentidos, tanto para los estudiantes como para los profesores.
En 2015 no se organizó el curso, pero este año su director, Paolo Odorico, vuelve a tomar las riendas del proyecto y propone el tema transversal de “Religión de estado”. Desgraciadamente, los estipendios de que se pudo disponer en anteriores ediciones son ahora bastante más magros y por ello el director solicita a los interesados en participar que le escriban para explorar las opciones de ayudas caso por caso.
Su email es Podéis poneros en contacto también con Inmaculada Pérez Martín,

Dear colleagues,

As you surely know, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, in association with various Greek Institutions, such as the Municipality of Thessaloniki which has been its most loyal partner so far, has organized Summer Schools of Byzantinology in Greece during the period 2009 to 2014.

In 2015 the Summer School did not take place, mostly due to financing issues. Nevertheless, the initiative has been a great success so far and a large number of PhD students from all over the world have participated in the past Schools. Many of my colleagues, as well as students, encouraged me to continue this initiative, in a time when the economic difficulties which affect the whole research community endanger the continuation of the Byzantinology studies. After careful consideration, I am inclined to begin with the organization of the 7th Summer School, with the theme "State religion, religion for the State". So far, I have contacted several colleagues, who are willing to participate and the EHESS could finance their participation. However, due to the complete lack of financing ability on the Greek side, because of the current dramatic economic situation of the country, I am not able to ensure scholarships to finance the students' participation (Master's degree, doctorate or post-doc).
If students would like to participate, I could ensure a very low cost for them, that covers the expenses of participation, which are estimated to be around 45 € a day and include: accommodation in a good hotel and a dinner per day, as well as participation in the courses. The duration of the summer school would be reduced to 10 days. Still, in order for the Summer School to take place, it is necessary to ensure the participation of at least twenty five to thirty students. Time is short, and I would like your help, especially if you have students in Master's level (or students that will attend a Master's course next academic year), PhD students and post-docs who are interested in attending the courses by their own means or with funding from your Universities. In the case that in the coming week I will have the desirable requests for participation, I will proceed with the organization.
Therefore, I would like to ask you to discuss the issue with your students and possible candidates, in order to have an answer the soonest possible.
Warm regards,
Paolo Odorico