Summer School (hybrid): King’s College, London, UK, Ancient Languages Summer School, 2023. Intensive courses in Ancient Greek and Latin (Beginners and Intermediate), 3rd July – 11th August, 2023

Bernard Mulholland, The man from MENSA – 1 of 600: Mensa research (2016).

King’s Ancient Languages Summer School 2023

We offer two Intensive Courses in Ancient Greek and Latin. These courses are six weeks long, with the option to study either the first three week block (for absolute beginners) or the second three week block (for students at intermediate level).

You may choose to study on-campus or online.

  • Session 1: Beginners’ Ancient Greek or Beginner’s Latin: Monday 3 July to Friday 21 July 2023
  • Session 2: Intermediate Ancient Greek or Intermediate Latin: Monday 24 July to Friday 11 August 2023.

Who are these courses for?

These courses offer those who have not previously had the opportunity to study Ancient Greek or Latin intensive training designed to bring you from complete beginners to being able to read simple texts in Ancient Greek or Latin. These sessions are ideal for:

  • Anyone with an interest in the Hellenic or Roman world.


  • Those intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree and wish to get ahead over the summer.
  • Undergraduates and Postgraduates from any university, or Y12 and Y13 school pupils.
  • Teachers
  • Mature students
  • Current Department of Classics students at King’s More information.

Lectures & Visits

As well as being highly intensive, the courses offer a friendly and supportive environment. There are workshops by guest lecturers offering an introduction to skills such as epigraphy, and we also hope to offer guided tours or behind-the-scenes sessions at the British Museum. 


If you wish to book accommodation to join our ancient languages summer school, you can find further information about King’s accommodation here(Accommodation fees are not included in the ancient languages summer school).


We are able to offer a number of bursaries of up to £500. 

If you intend to apply for a bursary, please insert BURSARY APPLICANT at the top of your personal statement on your application.

To apply for a bursary- after receiving confirmation of your place – please follow the below steps:

  1. Send your CV and letter of application (either by post or email) outlining your current school or university; your current or pending qualifications; your future plans for research or teaching; why the summer school will benefit you; any particular financial (or other) circumstances which you would like to draw our attention to.
  2. Please give the name, address, and email address of one academic referee and ask him/her to send a reference directly to


For information on the syllabus, please see the following pages:

More Information

For more information about the Ancient Greek or Latin courses, please contact: Dr Fiona Haarer (

The Graduate Program in Sciences of Religions at Université PSL is launching a call for application for two excellence scholarships for the 2nd year of the Master (M2) for the 2023-2024 academic year

Each scholarship is 1,000 euros per month over 10 months (from September 2023 to June

2024 or from October 2023 to July 2024).

Students who can apply are:

1) are admitted or in the process of being admitted to M2 for the 2023/24 academic year in one of the 4 PSL masters affiliated to the Graduate Program Sciences of Religions:

– Master of Science in Religions and Societies.

– Master’s in Philosophy (only the “Philosophy and religion” and “History of philosophy” courses).

– Master in Civilizations, Culture and Societies.

– Masters in Asian Studies.

2) OR students already registered in M1 in one of the 4 PSL Masters affiliated to the Graduate Program in Religious Studies and who wish to continue their studies in M2 in one of these Masters.

Applications must be sent by email until May 18, 2023 at 5 p.m. to the following address:

As of April 1, 2024, there will be one Professorship (W3) for Ancient Church History and Patrology (Chair) to occupy at the Catholic Theological Faculty at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

The holder of the professorship (m/f/d) will represent the entire field of ancient church history and patrology in research and teaching. In teaching, participation in all courses of study at the Faculty of Catholic Theology is expected.

The Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU) would like to recruit an outstandingly qualified personality who, after completing a university degree in Catholic theology and an above-average doctorate or a comparable special qualification in Catholic theology, will demonstrate their academic qualifications through internationally visible, excellent research achievements and teaching has proven.

If you are hired as a civil servant, you must not have reached the age of 52 at the time of appointment. Exceptions to this can be made in urgent cases.

The LMU is striving to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages female scientists to apply.

Severely disabled persons are given preference if their suitability is otherwise essentially the same.

The LMU offers support for dual career couples.

Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, academic career, list of publications, list of previous courses) must be submitted to the Dean of the Catholic Theological Faculty, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich, by May 18, 2023 . At the same time, please send your documents in file form (pdf) to:

AIEP YouTube Channel

In April-May, our channel will present the following videos:

Section: New books on Patristics

Interview with Prof. Travis W. Proctor (Assistant Professor of Religion, Director Premodern and Ancient World Studies (P.A.S.T.) Program, Wittenberg University), about his recent book Demonic Bodies and the Dark Ecologies of Early Christian Culture, published by Oxford University Press in 2022. Special thanks to Prof. Brad Boswell (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton
University).  This video will be uploaded on April 29th.

Interview with Prof. Francisco Bastitta Harriet (Instituto de Filosofía “Dr. Alejandro Korn”, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas), about his recent book An Ontological Freedom: The Origins of the Notion in Gregory of Nyssa and its Influence unto the Italian Renaissance, published by Brill | Schöningh in 2023.  Special thanks to Prof. Matthieu Cassin (CNRS, Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes. Section grecque et de l’Orient chrétien, Paris, France). This video will be uploaded on May 6th.

Thanks to these prestigious scholars for their important contribution!
You can find the AIEP-IAPS-YouTube at the following link:
You can also find the videos on our website:

The Berliner Antike-Kolleg welcomes applications for Visiting Research Fellowships in Ancient Studies to be held for a period of up to six months during the academic year 2023/24

The Berliner Antike-Kolleg is an alliance between the partner institutions Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz and Max-Planck-Institut für Wissen­schaftsgeschichte. It promotes collaboration in research, graduate teaching, public engagement and the development of digital applications in all areas of Ancient Studies. For further information see

The fellowships are open to scholars at any career level after the PhD. Fellows are expected to be resident in Berlin for the duration of the fellowship and to carry out an innovative research project in tandem with (a) Berlin-based colleague(s) who will be hosting the fellow at one of the partner institutions and who should be named in the application. This project may also be a pilot study in preparation of a larger research project to be developed in collaboration with the Berlin based part­ner. While any topic in any area of Ancient Studies is welcome, applicants are encouraged to submit a research proposal related to the Berliner Antike-Kolleg’s annual theme for 2023/24, “Conflicts and how to deal with them”. Fellows are further expected to take part in activities of the Berliner Antike-Kolleg as appropriate, such as relevant seminars of the Berlin Graduate School for Ancient Studies, the lecture series “Current Issues in Ancient Studies”, or other public lectures and outreach events.

Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2500 Euros. In addition, travel costs, research expenses, and the organization of workshops can be covered.

Fellowships are available as of 1 September 2023 for a period of up to six months (a later starting date is possible). Applications should be submitted by 15 May 2023. The online application form is available here: Applicants are requested to download and complete the application form and send it to sekretari­

For inquiries about the fellowships and the application procedure please contact Dr Henrike Simon:

Call for Papers: Conference (hybrid): The Church and [the] Otherness

The purpose of this conference is to emphasize the problem of “otherness” in the context of Church history. In the Bible, the Saviour defines two groups, those “blessed by My Father”, who will inherit the Kingdom prepared for them “since the creation of the world” (Matt. 25: 34-40), and the “cursed”, who will be sent to “the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matt. 25: 41-46). The Lord reveals himself only to “the pure in heart” (Matt. 5:8).
Besides the identification of otherness, the Church prescribes the recipe for the birth of the “new” man: repentance. According to the ecclesiastic philosophers, the difference between righteous and sinners (between “us” and “them”) has been established according to the divine design of Creation.

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers with common interests in a discussion on several leading questions: where are the categories “us” and “them” situated; who are the “others”; how is their image constructed.

The international conference is open to specialists from different fields: historians, culturologists, theologians, art historians, archivists, philologists, philosophers, etc. The conference will be held in Sofia (Bulgaria) on 8-9 November 2023. Online participation will be very welcomed.

The main topics are the following:

  • Theological contributions to “otherness”
  • Heretics and the Church
  • The problem of the primacy of bishops
  • The Crusades and the Church
  • Catholics, Orthodox, Protestants
  • Christianity vs. other religions
  • New religious movements
  • Church politics, ethnophyletism and the problem of identity.

Please submit an abstract (max. 200 words) by 15th June 2023 to

Summer School (online): Catholic University of America, Washington DC, USA

Take a College Level Language Course in Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopic, Georgian, or Syriac

The Semitics department offers intensive summer language courses through Summer Sessions. Languages and literatures of the Christian Near East (Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Syriac) are a focus of the department’s summer program.

Summer 2023 Program 

The Summer 2023 Program includes introductory-level and readings-level courses in Classical Arabic, Coptic, Classical Armenian, Ethiopic, and Syriac. All Semitics department Summer 2023 Program classes will be offered through virtual learning environments. 

Students enrolled in these courses enjoy access to the Institute of Christian Oriental Research (ICOR) collections in the University’s Semitics/ICOR Library.

For questions about the department and its programs contact Dr. Andrew Gross, Department Chair.

Summer School Offered by ANAMED, Koç University, Istanbul, Türkiye

Ancient Languages of Anatolia Summer Program (ALA) online

Date: 24 July – 11 August 2023

Application Period: 1 May 2023, 23:59 (GMT +03:00, Türkiye Time)

The earliest historical documents from Anatolia were recorded on clay in a dialect of Akkadian known as Old Assyrian, by Assyrian merchants trading in Anatolia in the Middle Bronze Age (c. 2000-1750 BCE). The archives of the Hittite Empire preserve documents in Hittite and Akkadian that date to the Late Bronze Age (c.17th-12th centuries BCE). In the subsequent Iron Age, the Assyrian Empire expanded into Anatolia and left records shedding light on Anatolian history.

Organized by Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), this 3-weeks intensive online summer program, aims to develop the skills necessary to explore these earliest historical records of Anatolia:

  • a basic knowledge of the Hittite and Akkadian languages
  • a basic knowledge of the cuneiform script
  • the ability to follow scholarly editions of cuneiform texts using primary Assyriological and Hittitological resources
  • an introduction to Sumerian and Luwian languages

The language of the program is English. For more information about the program and how to apply please see down below.

Job – 6 positions for doctoral research associates

Job advertisement

Within the Research Training Group 2304 “Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War. Exchange, Differentiation and Reception”, which is financed by the DFG (German Research Foundation), there are at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz 6 positions for doctoral research associates (pay scale TV-L13, 2/3 FTE) to be filled by 1st October 2023 for a contract period of three years.

Participating in this Research Training Group are the disciplines of Ancient History, Ancient Church History/Theology, Byzantine Studies, Medieval History, Eastern European History, History of Islam, Classical Archaeology, Christian Archaeology and Byzantine Art History, Early and Prehistorical Archaeology (with a focus on Medieval Archaeology) and Musicology.

The goal of the Research Training Group is to examine the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War from a transcultural perspective, from the Roman Imperial Period to the Early Modern Period.

With cultures of war are understood to be the forms and practices of war as well as the norms, interpretations, attributions of meaning and reflections referring to war. The mutual processes of exchange, differentiation or reception will be explored via four thematic areas:

1. Strategies of justification and legitimation

2. Conceptualizations of persons and groups

3. Rituals and worship

4. Knowledge and infrastructure

These topics are complemented by four cross-cutting themes. These are dedicated to the consequences of war, gender roles and gender issues, war narratives and cultural practices in the context of war.

A thorough description of the research programme, the fields of research and the topics can be found on the homepage [].

The prospective dissertation project must address at least one of these thematic areas as well as be housed within one of the participating disciplines.

The primary criterion for the evaluation of applications is the originality and quality of the research project summarized in the exposé. Suitable candidates can also apply on the basis of suggested topics – a selection of possible dissertation topics is likewise to be found on the homepage []

Upon acceptance the graduate students are to participate in a structured doctoral program at the JGU Mainz, for which residence in Mainz is required.

The Research Training Group offers intensive specialized and interdisciplinary exchange, crossdisciplinary doctoral supervision by two professors from amongst the participating scholars, praxis-oriented courses directed at public engagement (including through museums), a comprehensive range of key qualifications (e.g. from the sphere of Digital Humanities) and diverse opportunities for international networking.

Requirements for the application include a degree (Magister, M.A. or the equivalent) completed with above-average marks in a participating or related field as well as openness to interdisciplinary work.

The following application materials are to be submitted electronically in a single .pdf (in German or English):

· A letter of application (one page)

· An outline of the planned dissertation project (two pages)

· A curriculum vitae with list of publications (if applicable), degree diplomas, certificates of scholarly activities

· Master’s Thesis (or equivalent)

The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz is keen on increasing the proportion of women within the sphere of scholarship and therefore especially welcomes applications from female researchers. Please refer to any disability status in the application. For subject-related questions please direct your queries to the corresponding specialists of the Research Training Group [], other questions to the Spokes-person. The application deadline ends by 20th May 2023.

Job – 1 position for doctoral research associate in the field Ottoman Studies / Turkish Studies or History of Islam2023

Suggestions for dissertation topics (german language)

Early and Prehistorical Archaeology (Prof. Dr. Dieter Quast)

Ancient Church History / Catholic Theology (Prof. Dr. Heike Grieser)

Ancient History (Prof. Dr. Marietta Horster)

Classical Archaeology (Prof. Dr. Heide Frielinghaus)

Christian Archaeology / Byzantine Art History (Prof. Dr. Ute Verstegen)

Byzantine Studies (Prof. Dr. Johannes Pahlitzsch)

Medieval History (Prof. Dr. Jörg Rogge)

Medieval History (Prof. Dr. Ludger Körntgen)

History of the Islamic Mediterranean (Jun.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Henning)

Southeastern European History (Prof. Dr. Hans-Christian Maner)

Eastern European History (Prof. Dr. Jan Kusber)

Musicology (Prof. Dr. Klaus Pietschmann)

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