Grateful to the AIEB for this notice. In brief:
The Advanced Summer Course ‘Byzantine Epigraphy in situ’ offers a training programme to doctoral and early-career scholars, who wish to gain experience in using epigraphic material for research. The aim of the course is to advance the knowledge of medieval and early modern Greek inscriptional culture and its contributions to the overall heritage of Byzantium and the Balkans. The course will provide a unique opportunity to read, examine, and interpret inscriptions in situ, that is, in their architectural, iconographic, liturgical, art-historical, social and cultural contexts.
The Advanced Summer Course ‘Byzantine Epigraphy in situ’ is organised in the framework of the International Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Training Programme with the aim of promoting and propelling epigraphic scholarship internationally. It is funded by the Centre for Excellence ‘Heritage BG’ of the EU Operational Programme ‘Science and Education for Smart Growth’ 2014-2020 and the Programme ‘Education’ 2021 – 2027. The course is organized under the aegis of the Commission Inscriptiones Greacae Aevi Byzantini of the Association Internationale des Études Byzantines. It is led by Emmanuel Moutafov (The Institute of Art Studies, The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Ida Toth (The Inter-Faculty for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, Oxford University) and Andreas Rhoby (Institute for Medieval Research, The Division of Byzantine Research, The Austrian Academy of Science). The Course will feature guest lectures and master classes by Antonio Enrico Felle (University of Bari ‘Aldo Moro’), Georgios Pallis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), and others.
We invite applications from advanced doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers (who have completed their doctoral studies within the past 5 years) in the fields of (Greek) philology, archaeology, history, art history and museum studies. Applicants are expected to be fluent in English. They must possess good knowledge of Greek, including Medieval Greek, and familiarity with Greek Epigraphy. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their academic and/or professional engagement with the broader field of Byzantine Studies.
Prospective applicants should send their queries and applications to BEinSitu@nasledstvo.bg by 31 March 2023.