Conferencia de la prof. Tania Láleva (1 de marzo, Madrid)

Como viene siendo habitual, al finalizar la asamblea ordinaria anual de socios tendrá lugar una conferencia de un especialista en un...

martes, 25 de abril de 2017

Presentación de la edición bilingüe de la Poesía completa de Cavafis.

El próximo 11 de mayo (jueves) a las 7 p.m. tendrá lugar en el Salón de Actos de la Biblioteca Nacional (de España, Madrid) la presentaciónde la edición bilingüe de la Poesía completa de Cavafis que ha realizado nuestro socio Pedro Bádenas. También estarán presentes Rafael Escuredo, Luis Alberto de Cuenca y Manuel Pimentel.
La entrada es libre, aunque el aforo es limitado. Para los que no puedan asistir, el evento se retransmitirá en este enlace y en el canal de youtube de la institución.

martes, 18 de abril de 2017

Byzantine Greek Summer School

Plazo de inscripción: hasta el 31 de mayo de 2017

Byzantine Studies Research Center 
Byzantine Greek Summer School 
Bogazici University, Istanbul 
June 28- July 21, 2017 

The Byzantine Studies Research Center is pleased to announce the organization of its first Byzantine Greek Summer School program to be held at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, from June 28 to July 21, 2017. Students will have the chance to participate in an intensive program in Medieval Greek with Prof. Niels Gaul, while enjoying various attractions of the Bogazici University campus on the Bosphorus and the Byzantine sites of Istanbul. 

The course is designed for students who have completed at least two semesters of college-level Classical Greek or its equivalent. Students are expected to have knowledge of basic Greek grammar and to be able to read simple texts from ancient Greek or Byzantine literature. The morning sessions, devoted to the reading of Byzantine texts from various genres, will be supplemented by private tutorials in the afternoon. Each student will have one hour of tutorial per week. The language of instruction is English. The program will offer tours in the weekends to the important Byzantine sites and museums in Istanbul. Students will receive a certificate of participation upon successful completion of the program. 

Niels Gaul is the A. G. Leventis Professor of Byzantine Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Thomas Magistros und die spätbyzantinische Byzantinistik (2011) and the co-editor, with S. Steckel and M. Grünbart, of Networks of Learning: Perspectives on Scholars in Byzantine East and Latin West, c. 1000–1200 (2014) and, with Av. Cameron, of Dialogues and Debates from Late Antiquity to Late Byzantium (2017). From August 2017 he will be the Principal Investigator of an ERC-funded project, “Classicising learning in medieval imperial systems: cross-cultural approaches to Byzantine paideia and Tang/Song Xue’.” 

The classes will be held at the Byzantine Studies Research Center at Bogazici University. Bogazici University, established as Robert College in 1863, is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Turkey. Its Byzantine Studies Research Center, founded in 2015, is the first Turkish institution attached to a state university that is dedicated to academic research on Byzantine civilization. The Center fosters the development of education in Byzantine studies by offering scholarships at the M.A., Ph.D., and post-doc levels, “tools of the trade” seminars, and language programs. 
For more information, please see: 

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates, as well as individuals with an academic interest in or a career relevant to Byzantine studies can apply granted that they meet the requirements mentioned above. Priority will be given to graduate students in the field of Byzantine studies. A diagnostic test may be administered to the candidates before the final decision. 

Thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, all the successful candidates who are accepted to the program will attend the courses free of charge. Additionally, we offer: 
3 scholarships to foreigners from outside Turkey that will cover accommodation in a shared apartment, airfare to/from Istanbul, and a meal plan for the duration of the program. 3 scholarships to Turkish citizens from outside Istanbul that will cover transportation expenses to/from Istanbul and a meal plan for the duration of the program. 5 scholarships to Turkish students resident in Istanbul that will cover a meal plan for the duration of the program. Please indicate in your application which scholarship you would like to apply. 

To Apply: 
Candidates should submit their application to the Byzantine Studies Research Center at Bogazici University before May 31, 2017. The application file should be in English and include a statement of purpose and a detailed CV. The applicant should indicate in the statement of purpose his/her background in Classical Greek and the relevance of the summer program for his/her future studies or career development. Applicants currently enrolled as students in a higher education institution should also submit a transcript and one reference letter. 

Applications should be sent to:

Byzantine Studies Research Center, 
South Campus, Bogazici University 
0212 359 6787 

Segundo Coloquio Bizantino de la UBA: “Entre castidad y lujuria. Sexo y amor en Bizancio”

Ficha de inscripción en este enlace

Rivers of ink have flown since A. Kazhdan’s seminal contribution, “Byzantine Hagiography and Sex in the Fifth to Twelfth Century” (1990), including V. Burrus’ The Sex Lives of Saints (2004). Neverthe­less, no study to date covers in a comprehensive way divine and human love, the codification of the relation between sexes, the interaction between an avowed morality and the real practice of sexuality. This colloquium aims to put together a number of papers tackling these and similar issues in the field of Byzantine Studies.
Whereas a historical, anthropological or sociological perspective has much to offer in this area, the UBA research team, with its focus on narratology, will pay special attention to love as a dynamic principle in Byzantine storytelling, either hagiographical, historical, novelistic, or of other kind. Indeed, the centrality of love, which can take myriad forms (as a topos, as a target towards which a given plot aims, as a powerful tool towards meaningful characterization, as a horizon of social expectation, etc.) can be evaluated fruitfully in the framework of the evolution of narrative forms. We believe that a dynamic analysis of erotic motifs can be as productive for diachronic narrativity as the study of spatiality, of temporality, or of narrators and narratees.
Other points of view are, of course, also possible: from the Byzantine reception of the Song of Songs to Byzantine marriage; from the love poetry in the Anthology to the apparent desacralization of erotism studied by H.-G. Beck in his Byzantinisches Erotikon; from the Byzantine interpretation of the Greek novels to the erotic connotations –or its absence– of virginity and mystical experience. Presentations on more metaphorical subjects such as the love of learning are also welcome.
Please send your abstract, no later than May 31, 2017, to, and You can also write to these addresses for any query or comment.

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Mucha tinta ha corrido desde la contribución clásica de A. Kazhdan, Byzantine Hagiography and Sex in the Fifth to Twelfth Century (1990), incluyendo la relativamente reciente obra de V. Burrus, The Sex Lives of Saints (2004). De todos modos, permanece como desideratum un estudio que abarque de modo amplio y sistemático el amor divino y humano, las codi­fi­ca­ciones de las relaciones entre los sexos y dentro de un mismo sexo, y la interacción entre pers­pectiva declarada y práctica efectiva de la sexualidad. Este colo­quio intenta reunir un cierto número de trabajos que se orienten a explorar este problema.
Un enfoque histórico, antropológico o sociológico tiene aún mucho por desentrañar en esta área. El equipo de la UBA, con su foco en la narratología, propone prestar especial aten­ción al amor co­mo mo­tor en la narración bizantina, sea esta hagiográfica, histórica u otra. En efecto, la centra­lidad de este mo­tivo, que puede adquirir diversísimas formas (como tópos, co­mo foco de dirección en la trama, como eje central para la caracterización de un personaje, co­mo horizonte de expectativa social, etc.) debería ser eva­luada en el marco de la evolución de las formas narrativas. Creemos que los motivos eróticos pueden ser tan productivos para un análisis narratológico pleno como la espacialidad, la temporalidad o los estudios sobre narra­do­res y narratarios. El hecho más específico del sexo vale como caso extremo en esta misma constelación.
Simultáneamente, cualquier otro punto de vista es bienvenido: desde, por ejemplo, un estu­dio del Cantar de los cantares hasta una presentación sobre el matrimonio bizantino; desde la poesía amorosa de la Antología hasta la pretendida desacralización del erotismo estudiada por H.-G. Beck en su Byzantinisches Erotikon; desde el gusto sostenido por la novela griega has­ta la connotación pulsional, sexual o de otro tipo, de la virginidad y la experiencia mística.

Fecha límite de resúmenes: 31 de mayo de 2017.
Incluir en ellos: hipótesis / objetivos / conclusiones / bibliografía básica. Máxi­mo: 1000 caracte­res sin la bibliografía.
Fecha límite de ponencias: 18 de julio de 2017.
Ponencias de veinte minutos (8 pp.). Palatino Linotype 11, espacio y medio. Már­genes de 2 cm.

Conferencistas invitados.

Monto de inscripción:
Residentes $ 400
Extranjeros: US$ 50.-
Socios de la SAEMED y de la AADEC: $ 320.-
Asistentes: sin cargo.

Lugar de realización: FFyL UBA, Puan 480, Buenos Aires.

Comité organizador:
Prof. Dr. Pablo Cavallero:
Dr. Tomás Fernández:
Prof. Dr. Peter van Deun: 
Dr. Reinhart Ceulemans:
(Universidad Católica de Lovaina)

Comité colaborador:
Dra. Analía Sapere
Lic. Daniel Gutiérrez
Lic. Julián Bértola

·      Instituto de Filosofía “Dr. Alejandro Korn”, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras UBA.
·      Sección de Filosofía Medieval del Instituto de Filosofía, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras UBA.
·      Instituto de Historia Antigua y Medieval, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras UBA.
·      Cátedra Libre de Estudios griegos, bizantinos y neohelénicos, UBA.
·      Instituto de Estudios grecolatinos “Francisco Nóvoa”, UCA.
·      Instituto Multidisciplinario de Historia y Ciencias humanas, CONICET.
·      Sociedad Argentina de Estudios Medievales (SAEMED).
·      Asociación Argentina de Estudios Clásicos (AADEC).
·      Centro Michels de estudios de la tradición clásica.
·      Academia Argentina de Letras (AAL).
·      Sociedad Española de Bizantinística (SEB).
·      Asociación Internacional de Estudios Bizantinos (AIEB / IABS).
·      Centro de Estudios griegos, bizantinos y neohelénicos “Fotios Mallerós”, Universidad de Chile.
·      Fundación Cariátide, Argentina.

sábado, 1 de abril de 2017

La Central European University bajo amenaza

La Central European University es, en dos palabras, la universidad que George Soros creó en Centroeuropa después de la caída del Muro para ofrecer  a las nuevas generaciones de europeos nacidos en países ex-soviéticos una alternativa educativa en valores democráticos y liberales. En este contexto, se comprenderá que la mayor parte de los planes de estudio tengan que ver con el Derecho y la Economía. Pero la CEU también tiene un importante Departamento de Estudios Medievales con una rama de Bizantinística encabezada antaño por Niels Gaul y ahora por Floris Bernard, bizantinistas de prestigio que no necesitan presentación. Conozco de primera mano el alto nivel de formación que se proporciona en ese Departamento y la gran preparación de quienes obtienen allí su título de doctor y que proceden de países balcánicos y centroeuropeos. 
Pues bien, al parecer un cambio legislativo promovido por el gobierno de Orbán pretende provocar el cierre de la CEU.

Inmaculada Pérez Martín

Puedes unirte a la protesta contra esta amenaza en

Este es el comunicado del rector, Michael Ignatieff.

Dear Friends,
As many of you may be aware, legislation has been proposed to the Hungarian Parliament that, after careful legal examination, would make it impossible for CEU to continue its present operations in Budapest. This legislation is discriminatory and is targeted at our University, which has provided a world-class graduate education to thousands of students – in full conformity with Hungarian law – for over two decades. Our press release with details on the proposed legislation and CEU’s official response is here.
I want you, our dedicated community of supporters, to know that CEU’s Board of Trustees and administration will contest this legislation through every means possible, and your help will be invaluable. Please know that the legislation states that enrolled students can continue their studies and receive their degrees. Let me assure you that, under all circumstances, CEU will continue its operations. 

It is time to gather together to defend our institution and the principles of academic freedom. We urge you to communicate respectfully to your members of Parliament and other representatives (a sample letter is available here), and to publicly share your support for CEU, a proudly Hungarian and American institution of higher education, a university whose freedom is in danger.

We are heartened by the support already pouring in from around the world, and have created an #istandwithCEU page to share information about how you can help and keep you apprised of further developments. We welcome expressions of solidarity, suggestions, or offers of help to be sent to
Thank you for your steadfast commitment to CEU and its mission.

Best regards,

Michael Ignatieff
President and Rector