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Catalogue of Greek Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts in the Collections of the USA, Part VIII


Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann. “Catalogue of Greek Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Collections of the United States of America. Part VIII: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Library Company of Philadelphia.” Manuscripta 58, no 1 (2014): pp. 38–73. Abstract This article, part eight of the “Catalo…

An exciting new blog by Father Justin, the Librarian of St Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai:http://www.fatherjustinsbl...
FatherJustinsBlog | Notes From Sinai

An exciting new blog by Father Justin, the Librarian of St Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai:


Monastery Guest HouseApril 27, 2014Father Justin1 CommentThe central courtyardGuest rooms in the morning sunlightBeyond, the foothills of Mount SinaiThe dining hallAncient olive trees opposite the new buildings

Two photos from Pascha at the Sinai this year.  Taken by Father Justin.  Νυνὶ δὲ Χριστὸς ἐγήγερται ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀπαρχὴ τῶν ...

Two photos from Pascha at the Sinai this year. Taken by Father Justin. Νυνὶ δὲ Χριστὸς ἐγήγερται ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀπαρχὴ τῶν κεκοιμημένων....Χριστὸς Ἀνέστη!

A Byzantine resources page by Yannis Stouraitis at Viennahttp://byzideo.blogspot.co.at/

A Byzantine resources page by Yannis Stouraitis at Vienna


A blog for the promotion of research and scholarly dialogue on ideology and identity in Byzantine, Late Antique and Medieval Studies

December 8 (last Sunday) was the Feast Day of St Catherine.  These photographs of the celebration of her feast at the St...

December 8 (last Sunday) was the Feast Day of St Catherine. These photographs of the celebration of her feast at the St Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai (where her relics are) were passed along to us by Father Justin we thought they might be of interest to the wider Byzantine community.

Snow has fallen at St Catherine's today.  Two pictures from Father Justin.

Snow has fallen at St Catherine's today. Two pictures from Father Justin.


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The program in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks supports scholarship on the civilization of the Byzantine Empire from the fourth to fifteenth centuries and its interactions with neighboring cultures. Since its establishment in 1940, the program has hosted a continuous series of residential fellows and academic events such as public lectures, symposia, and colloquia. An active publications program sponsors an annual journal, symposium proceedings, and occasional monographs. Staff and fellows have access to an incomparable research library, Image Collections & Fieldwork Archives, and the Byzantine Collection.


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For colleagues and friends who might be interested, I have created a study page for Byzantine seals: https://www.facebook.com/groups/637540440429641/
New book in Byzantine Studies: Paul Magdalino, Andrei Timotin (eds). Savoirs prédictifs et techniques divinatoires de l’ Antiquité tardive à Byzance. La Pomme d'or, Seyssel 2019. https://www.facebook.com/lapommedorpublishing/photos/a.2720440214696278/2806995926040706/?type=3&theater
A new book: Glenn Peers, Orthodox Magic in Trebizond and Beyond: A Fourteenth-Century Greco-Arabic Amulet Roll. La Pomme d’or, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/lapommedorpublishing/photos/a.2071134449626861.1073741828.2059823887424584/2075574775849495/?type=3
Hello dear friends I need an reference and help for the artifact .I think it is an Byzantine weight Diameter : Weight 15,04 gram Length : ca. 2cm
Last Call for Papers! Deadline Tuesday, May 1. Please share widely! The Body in Byzantine Art Universities Art Association of Canada University of Waterloo, October 25-28, 2018 As Kathryn Ringrose notes in her contribution to the Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe, “the Byzantines perceived the body as malleable, able to be changed to suit the needs of society. They also believed that the appearance of the outer body reflected the quality of the inner person’s soul.” How did artists in this period depict the human form to reflect these beliefs and the world around them? How was the image of the body used to explore aspects of gender, class, inclusion and “otherness”? This session investigates the representation of the body in Byzantine art from various regions, both inside and outside the boundaries of the Empire, that echo the changing religious, political, and social currents from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries. Abstracts of up to 300 words, along with a bio of up to 150 words, can be emailed to the session chairs: Debra Foran ([email protected]) Tracey Eckersley ([email protected]) General information about the conference can be found on the UAAC website:
Studying Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies in Vienna - the course directory for the upcoming summer term 2018 is now online: https://ufind.univie.ac.at/en/vvz_sub.html?semester=2018S&path=206039
Something new - a "book trailer" for the forthcoming new monograph "Beyond Rome and Charlemagne. Aspects of Global Entanglement in Long Late Antiquity, 300-800 CE" (in German language) of our colleague Johannes Preiser-Kapeller (to be published in January 2018): http://files.das-andere-mittelalter.webnode.com/200000214-91fcd92f6a/Buchtrailer%20Jenseits%20von%20Rom%20und%20Karl%20dem%20Gro%C3%9Fen.mp4 There is also an English version of the trailer here: http://files.das-andere-mittelalter.webnode.com/200000216-e18c7e2873/Booktrailer%20Beyond%20Rome%20and%20Charlemagne.mp4 For the book see also: http://www.mandelbaum.at/buch.php?id=777
New publication: The Patriarchate of Constantinople in Context and Comparison, edited by Christian Gastgeber - Ekaterini Mitsiou - Johannes Preiser-Kapeller - Vratislav Zervan. Vienna 2017, 405 pp. http://hw.oeaw.ac.at/7973-3?frames=yes Proceedings of the International Conference Vienna, September 12th - 15th 2012. In Memoriam Konstantinos Pitsakis (1944-2012) and Andreas Schminck (1947-2015) This volume about the history of the Ecumenical Patriarchate results from a congress, held in Vienna within the framework of research on the Register of the Patriarchate of Constantinople at the Division of Byzantine Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Chronologically, these papers cover the (Byzantine) period from the 11th century onwards. The majority of the collected studies concern a crucial source: the Register of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. This includes more than 800 documents written between 1315 and 1402 by or for the Patriarchate and the “permanent Synod” of Constantinople, and is now held in the Austrian National Library, Cod. hist. gr. 47 and 48. Besides the Register, the evidence for the Patriarchate is confined to a small number of documents, synodical acts, and occasional references in narrative histories. However, the present volume brings two new texts to light. The focus of this volume is on the organization and administration of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, as well as on new biographical details of individual patriarchs. It also includes contributions devoted to the continuity of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and its new tasks in the early post-Byzantine period.
On the occasion of the finalisation of the "Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität": Von Alpha bis Omega (Vienna, 23 November) https://www.oeaw.ac.at/imafo/veranstaltungen/event-details/article/von-alpha-bis-omega/ Die Abteilung Byzanzforschung des Instituts für Mittelalterforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften lädt aus Anlass der Fertigstellung des Lexikons zur byzantinischen Gräzität zu einer Festveranstaltung mit anschließendem Empfang. BEGRÜSSUNG UND GRUSSWORTE Michael Alram, w.M., Vizepräsident der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Walter Pohl, w.M., Direktor des Instituts für Mittelalterforschung Claudia Rapp, w.M., Leiterin der Abteilung Byzanzforschung VORTRAG Peter Schreiner, k.M., Universität zu Köln Die wunderbare Welt der Worte. Zur lexikalischen und begrifflichen Erschließung byzantinischer Texte in den Handschriften SCHLUSSWORTE Erich Trapp, k.M., Herausgeber des Lexikons zur byzantinischen Gräzität Donnerstag, 23. November 2017, 16.00 Uhr Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Sitzungssaal Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2 1010 Wien
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New project: Byzantino-Serbian Border Zones in Transition: Migration and Elite Change in pre-Ottoman Macedonia (1282–1355) Our colleague Mihailo Popović has recently acquired as Project Leader a new FWF Austrian Science Fund Project P 30384-G28 entitled "Byzantino-Serbian Border Zones in Transition: Migration and Elite Change in pre-Ottoman Macedonia (1282–1355)", which is conducted at the Division of Byzantine Research of the IMAFO and which will focus mainly on the topics "Rivalling Political Concepts – Byzantium and the Medieval Serbian Oecumene" and "Cross-Border Societies and Elite Change in Byzantine Macedonia". The duration of the project is 1 October 2017-30 September 2021, you find more information here: http://tib.oeaw.ac.at/index.php?seite=sub Congratulations to Mihailo and his team!