Call for Contributions: YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies, seeks contributions for vols 5 (Dec. 2023) and 6 (Dec. 2024)

Bernard Mulholland, The Early Byzantine Christian Church (Oxford, 2014).

YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies 5 (2023) and 6 (2024) Call for Papers

YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies invites contributions for its fifth and sixth volumes to be published in December 2023 and December 2024. YILLIK is a peer-reviewed, open access, international academic journal featuring cutting-edge research on Istanbul’s past and present, published by the Istanbul Research Institute in print and online (via DergiPark). YILLIK is indexed by SCOPUS and the MLA International Bibliography.

YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies is accepting submissions of original research articles, opinion pieces and visual essays (Meclis), book and exhibition reviews in Turkish or English, by researchers working on any period of the city through the lens of history, history of art and architecture, archaeology, sociology, anthropology, geography, urban planning, urban studies, and other related disciplines in humanities or social sciences.

Articles submitted for publication in the journal are first evaluated by the Editorial Board. Articles deemed suitable by editors in terms of subject matter and quality will be sent to two anonymous reviewers elected in accordance with their expertise from the Advisory Board or from the larger field. Reports from the double-blind reviewers are combined with the comments of the editors and sent back to the author. Depending on their quality and relevance, articles may be accepted or rejected, or the author may be asked to revise the work.

The review process is mandatory for research articles, while book and exhibition reviews along with the Meclis pieces only require editorial evaluation. The editors of the YILLIK pledge to complete the submission process as quickly and constructively as possible. Our aim is to limit the duration of the evaluation process, from the submission to the journal to the forwarding of reviewer reports to the author, to six weeks.

The deadline for the submission for the fifth volume, to be published in December 2023, is June 20. Some of the accepted articles with revisions may be published in the sixth volume in December 2024.

Every year, one of the articles written by a student or recent PhD will be awarded the YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies Early Career Article Prize. For details, click here.

Those who wish to submit a book or exhibition review are strongly recommended to ask for the opinion of the Editorial Board in order to avoid duplicate reviews.

YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies conforms to Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition. Before submitting your article, please refer to our submission & publishing style guide.

For the “YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies Publishing Ethics and Peer Review Statement” click here.

Peer-reviewed article submissions must be made through Dergipark.

For other submissions and questions:

Working with Maps: An Introduction to GIS, Spatial Data, and Geospatial Resources for Byzantinists, workshop by Ryan Horne (UCLA) and Becky Seifred (UMass Amherst), Zoom, May 15–18, 2023, 11:00 AM–4:00 PM EDT with a break from 1:00–2:00 PM

This online workshop will offer Byzantinists an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its potential applications in Byzantine studies. Participants will learn how to work with geospatial data, how to organize it, where to find it, and how to create their own. Working in QGIS, a free and open-source GIS desktop software package, students will learn how to visualize geographic information and create their own maps. Sessions will cover the basics of GIS and using QGIS: data and file types, installing QGIS and adding plugins, coordinate reference systems, displaying and working with vector and raster data, performing vector-based spatial queries, using the QGIS Layout Editor to create a static map, and georeferencing an analog map to be used in analyses or as a basemap. This material will be complemented by sessions touching on cartography and geography—critical approaches to cartography, principles of effective map design, the intersection of geography and historical studies—linked open data, digital gazetteers, publishing maps for print and web applications, mapping resources, and data sharing repositories for making data accessible, as well as introductions to the web-based applications ArcGIS StoryMaps and Recogito.

This workshop is intended for those who have very little or no experience with GIS.

The workshop is limited to 15 participants. The time commitment for this workshop is 16 hours of instruction and an additional 30 minutes to an hour between sessions for practice exercises and preparation for following session. Participants are required to attend all sessions. Registration is first come, first served.

Registration closes Monday, May 1, 2023.

Who is eligible?

·      Graduate students and early career researchers (PhD received after May 2015) in the field of Byzantine studies. Students enrolled in graduate programs in North America and early career researchers working in North America will be given priority. Graduate students and early career researchers outside of North America will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if space is available.

·      All participants must be BSANA members. BSANA membership is free for graduate students and early-career contingent scholars who have earned their PhD within the last eight years and who do not hold a permanent or tenure-track appointment. If you are not already a BSANA member, please complete the BSANA Membership Form ( before registering for the workshop. Your membership status will be confirmed before your space in the workshop is confirmed.

To read a full description of the workshop and register your interest, please visit

6 positions for doctoral Research associates (PhD candidates) at Mainz University

The Research Training Group “Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War” is offering 6 positions for doctoral Research associates (PhD candidates) at Mainz University.For further details, simply click on the link

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:

A post-doc position (18 months)

A post-doc position (18 months) is offered by the research project “Computer Vision and Historical analysis of Scientific illustration circulation” (VHS): The post-doc will be based in Paris at the premises of the “Byzantine World” team of the Laboratoire Orient & Méditerranée. For more information, please contact Stavros Lazaris

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:

Call for Papers, Timecraft: From Interpreting the Past to Shaping the Future

The Fourteenth Biennial Symposium organized by Graduate Students in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art at Bryn Mawr College, November 10th-11th, 2023 

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: Friday May 5th, 2023, 5:00 PM EST. 

Past, present, and future are not universal truths but ideas that emerge in relation to human existence. The social construction of time takes many forms. From the collection of relics and repatriation of antiquities to the creation of memorials and the removal of monuments, traces of the past help us to make sense of the current moment. Performances of epics collapse the past into the present and wish-fulfilling rituals tie the present to the future. Questions about time are accordingly wide ranging. For instance, how do researchers identify the cultural strategies people use to define their own time? What does the archaeological record tell us about continuities with and breaks from the past? How do objects and texts reflect attitudes and anxieties about the future? 

Timecraft invites you to consider the ways in which people use the concept of time to understand the past, define the present, and envision the future. This will be the fourteenth biennial symposium organized by students in the Graduate Group of Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art at Bryn Mawr College. We encourage graduate students in relevant disciplines, working in any time period, to send us paper proposals on timecraft. Applicants may choose to present their research in the following formats: 

Several regular panels are intended for full-length paper presentations. 15- to 20-minute papers will be followed by individual, 10-minute Q&A sessions in these panels. While we are planning the regular panels as in-person sessions, we hope to provide space for remotely-delivered papers to those participants who are unable to travel to the area. 

One lightning panel is intended as an opportunity to share works-in-progress, and is geared towards fostering a hybrid mode of participation, allowing both remote and in-person participants to bring ideas into conversation. Five-to seven-minute introductions of the works-in-progress will be followed by a 10-minute Q&A after each paper. 

Application process: Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts to either or both types of panels, provided that the two submissions are separate works. We will consider submissions from graduate students at any point in their degree. All proposals should be sent to the BMC Graduate Symposium Committee at by Friday May 5th, 2023, 5:00 PM EST. 

To apply for the regular panel please send an abstract of 300-words to us, specifying your preferred panel format in the subject line of your email. 

To apply for the lightning panel, please send a 150-word abstract to us, specifying your preferred panel format in the subject line of your email. 

Review and Acceptance Process: The committee will assess submissions through a blind review process. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by Monday May 22nd, 2023. 

Please contact us with any questions regarding the symposium at

Please visit this link to see a list of some suitable topics for Timecraft.

Pre-Doctoral Position, University of Vienna

A pre-doctoral position in Byzantine in affiliation with Professor Dr. Claudia Rapp is to be filled at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, with the earliest starting date of 1. October 2023. The position is limited to four years, with a weekly work load of 30 hours. Application deadline: 30 April 2023. Duties: writing a dissertation, providing research assistance For further detail go to the 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:

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