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  • Ya disponible el nº 42 (2023) del Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Bizantinística. Puedes ver su contenido en este enlace.
  • El viaje de Mázaris al Hades es el segundo volumen de la colección de bilingües Bucoleón. Más información en este enlace.
  • Convocatoria de Asamblea anual de la Sociedad Española de Bizantinística. Puedes ver la convocatoria en este enlace.
  • Ya disponible el nº 10 (2022) de la revista académica Estudios Bizantinos. Puedes ver su contenido en este enlace.
  • Ya disponible el nº 41 (2022) del Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Bizantinística. Puedes ver su contenido en este enlace.
  • Ya tienes disponible toda la información sobre el Diploma de Experto en Bizantinística, ofertado por las Universidades de Alcalá y Complutense de Madrid, para el curso 2022-2023. Todos los detalles en este enlace.

Comunicado de la SEB ante la invasión de Ucrania

Ante la invasión militar de Ucrania por Rusia, la Sociedad Española de Bizantinística declara su más enérgica repulsa y condena de la agresi...

miércoles, 24 de enero de 2018

Postdoc "The Legacy of the Psalms in Byzantine Poetry" Viena

Compartimos con vosotros esta oferta postdoctoral para cuatro años que nos han enviado los colegas austriacos. Para más información podéis contactar con Andreas Rhoby, cuyo email está al final del mensaje. El plazo de envío de candidaturas se cierra el 15 de marzo de 2018.

Postdoctoral full-time (40h/week) research position at the project “The Legacy of the Psalms in Byzantine Poetry”

Duration: 4 years (2018-2022)
Beginning: June 1st, 2018
Job location: Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Medieval Research, Division of Byzantine Research, Vienna, Austria:
Description of subject area: “The Legacy of the Psalms in Byzantine Poetry: Book Epigrams and Metrical Paraphrases” is a joint project of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Ghent University. It is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF, project I 3544) and the Research
Foundation Flanders (FWO) and directed by PD Dr Andreas Rhoby (Vienna) and Professor Dr Kristoffel Demoen (Ghent). It aims to investigate the reception of the Psalms in some specific genres of Byzantine poetry, i.e. in metrical paratexts (book epigrams) and metrical paraphrases. In addition, the project will analyse the impact of the Psalms for Byzantine (religious) poetry as well as the context of poems dealing with the Psalms. More specifically, the aim of the project part carried out at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, is to provide the first full critical edition of Manuel Philes’ Metaphrasis of the Psalms (of almost 3600 fifteen-syllable verses) (partly ed. by G. Stickler 1992).
Duties: The position involves the critical edition of Manuel Philes’ Metrical Metaphrasis of the Psalms (the main text witness is cod. Vat. gr. 16). Moreover, the position includes the participation in meetings of the two research partners and the participation in the academic and organizational preparation of a one-day workshop on psalters and Byzantine poetry in Ghent and a one-day workshop on Manuel Philes’ poetry in Vienna. The successful candidate is also required to contribute to the editing of the proceedings of the Ghent workshop.
Payment: according to FWF’s standard personnel costs and salaries list for postdocs (gross salaries!):
The successful candidate will have:
  1. a PhD in Byzantine Studies with specific focus on Byzantine literature (preferably poetry)
  2. excellent knowledge of Ancient and Byzantine Greek
  3. editorial skills (and experience in editing Byzantine texts) including an excellent knowledge of Greek palaeography
  4. a very good knowledge of Byzantine literary, political and cultural history, especially of the Palaiologan period
  5. a substantial record of (peer reviewed) publications
  6. excellent knowledge of English (and preferably a working knowledge of German)
Application procedure: Applications must include a cover letter (max. 2 pages) describing the applicant’s qualifications, his/her interest in the subject and the additional expertise he/she expects to bring for the further development of the project. Also required are a CV (max. 2 pages; in list form, not as a narrative) and a complete list of publications. These documents are to be sent to In addition, two letters of reference should be sent directly by the referees to andreas.rhoby(a)
Deadline of application: March 15th, 2018 (letters of reference must be received by this deadline as well).
Candidates will be notified about the outcome of their application by the end of March 2018.

martes, 23 de enero de 2018

Postdoc en Literatura Medieval en York (Reino Unido) u Odense (Dinamarca)

Nos acaban de informar de tres plazas postdoctorales para la universidad de York o la del Sur de Dinamarca (cuya sede está en Odense), en el campo de la literatura medieval, de tres años de duración. El trabajo se centrará en establecer modelos teóricos para el estudio de la literatura medieval a nivel europeo. El plazo para enviar candidaturas termina el 3 de abril de 2018. Tenéis toda la información en este <enlace>.

CFP Novel Saints. Novel, Hagiography and Romance from the 4th to the 12th Century (Gante, noviembre de 2018)

Os dejamos aquí toda la información de la presentación de comunicaciones para este congreso que tendrá lugar en Gante (Bélgica) el 22-24 de noviembre de este año. El plazo está abierto hasta el 15 de abril. Al final tenéis todos los datos de contacto. Tenéis también enlazado el pdf que han enviado con el call for papers completo.

Novel Saints. Novel, Hagiography and Romance from the 4th to the 12th Century

International Conference in Ghent, Het Pand, Thursday 22nd-Saturday 24th November 2018

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Kate Cooper, Royal Holloway, University of London
Prof. Stratis Papaioannou, Brown University
The early history of the novel has not been written yet. The oldest representatives of this genre (also called ‘ancient romances’ in scholarship) were written in Latin and Greek in the first few centuries of the Common Era. Often, scholars have observed an interim period between the fourth and twelfth centuries from which no novels are said to have been preserved, and identify a so-called ‘re-emergence’ of the genre in Byzantium.Building on recent research that studies hagiography as literature, this conference of the ERC project Novel Saints (Ghent University) aims to challenge this view by studying hagiography as a continuation of novelistic literature during the so-called ‘dark age’ of the novel. A number of texts from this period have already received attention for their novelistic qualities, such as Ps-Nilus’ Narrationes, Ammonius’ Report on the Slaughter of the Monks of Sinai and Rhaithou, the Historia Monachorum, Palladius’ Historia Lausiaca, The Martyrdom of Galaction & Episteme, Jerome’s Lives of Malchus, Paul and Hilarion, and the Syriac Life of Abraham and his Niece Mary. Moreover, both ancient fiction and some of these (and other) hagiographical narratives are known to have impacted medieval romance (e.g. Metiochus and Parthenope as a source for the Persian love romance Vāmiq & ‘Adhrā and the Life of Saint Eustace/Placidas for chivalric romance in the West).
The conference aims to examine the persistence of ancient novelistic material in hagiography and instances of continuity of novelistic and/or hagiographical strands in medieval romances in the West, Byzantium and Persia.
Please find attached the full call for papers.
Please send your abstracts to Flavia Ruani (flavia.ruani(a) by 15 April 2018. Abstracts (350 words max, in English or French) should include name, title of proposed paper, affiliation, and position.
Notification about participation will be emailed by 15 June 2018. For further queries, please contact flavia.ruani(a) or tine.scheijnen(a)

viernes, 19 de enero de 2018

Research Fellowship in Byzantine Intellectual and/or Cultural History (Universidad de Edimburgo)

Os dejamos aquí toda la información para solicitar esta plaza de investigador en Historia Cultural o Intelectual bizantina de la Universidad de Edimburgo con el profesor Niels Gaul. Se trata de un interesante proyecto en el que participan bizantinistas y sinólogos. Para más información y contacto podéis ver el anuncio de la convocatoria <aquí>. La convocatoria se cierra el próximo 14 de febrero.

School of History, Classics & Archaeology
The University of Edinburgh

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow who specialises in Byzantine intellectual and/or cultural history, with background in the history of education or the classical tradition in Byzantium, especially of the middle period (from c.650 to c.1350). The Research Fellow should have a strong interest in exploring and employing cross-cultural approaches to the history of education and empire studies. This post is part of a comparative research project focusing on the Byzantine and medieval Chinese (Tang/Song) empires, ‘Classicising learning in medieval imperial systems: Cross-cultural approaches to Byzantine paideiaand Tang/Song xue’ (PAIXUE), which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC CoG 726371, 2017–2022) and co-directed by Niels Gaul and Curie Virág. It is therefore essential that the postholder be genuinely interested in engaging with Tang/Song learned culture and practices from a comparative vantage point, and willing to develop the requisite skills and methodologies. Research interests in literary mimesis/intertextuality, questions of rhetorical theory, especially êthos and emotions, and/or experience with manuscript studies, or willingness to engage with these, would be an advantage. The postholder will pursue his/her own research in close cooperation with the project team, and is expected to present the results of his/her work in a scholarly monograph written with a comparative angle and to co-author at least one cross-disciplinary article with a Sinologist team member.
The Research Fellow will become a core member of the small PAIXUE project team that will consist of two Byzantinists and two Sinologists (including the project directors). PAIXUE constitutes the first attempt to study classicising learning and its social, political, and intellectual ramifications systematically and in-depth across two medieval imperial systems, the Byzantine and Tang/Song empires. In addition to advancing each discipline in its own right, one major aim is to integrate these two sophisticated but separate fields in order to develop a more inclusive framework on a specific and well-defined aspect of comparative empire studies and to create a methodology and terminology shareable with other disciplines.
PAIXUE will host three major international conferences, in which the Research Fellow is invited to play an active role.
This is a full time (35 hours per week) and fixed term post from August 2018 until July 2021.
Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum
Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on Wednesday 14th February 2018