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Nazareth Quest - lecture notes for teachers: 1. Explanatory comments on archaeology, demons, and climate change

Bernard Mulholland, Nazareth Quest (2022).

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Material Religion in Byzantium and Beyond 17-19 March 2023

The annual Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies takes place between 17-19 March 2023 at Corpus Christi College & All Souls College, Oxford.

However, this event is also available via Zoom.

For more information:

And if you would like to join the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies please visit:

And, if you have an interest in the Byzantine Empire, i.e. the Eastern Roman Empire, Antiquity and Medieval Studies you may find some of my own publications of interest:

Publications by Dr. Bernard Mulholland




Bernard Mulholland, Nazareth Quest (2022).




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


---, The man from MENSA - 1 of the 600: Politics 1990-1995 (2016).


---, Ratio analysis of financial KPI in the Higher Education sector: a case study (2018).


---, Early Byzantine Ireland: a survey of the archaeological evidence (2021).


---, Navan Fort, Ireland: archaeological and palaeoecological analysis (2021).


---, The Early Byzantine Christian Church (Oxford, 2014).


---, 'Identification of Early Byzantine Constantinopolitan, Syrian, and Roman church plans in the Levant and some possible consequences', Patristic Studies in the twenty-first century: proceedings of an international conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the International Association of Patristic Studies, ed. Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Theodore de Bruyn and Carol Harrison (Turnhout, 2015), 597-633.


Mulholland, B. (2021). 'Can archaeology inform the climate change debate?' Academia Letters, Article4385.

#archaeology #history #Byzantine #Christianity #Church #liturgy

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Lecture: Byzantium and Africa (4th—15th centuries CE)

You are cordially invited to 

The Jackson Lecture in Byzantine Art
Dr. Andrea Myers Achi
"Byzantium and Africa (4th—15th centuries CE)"
Friday, February 3, 2023, 3:30 PM EST
Dr. Andrea Achi will speak on the art and visual culture of Africa and Byzantium, the topic of her upcoming 2023 exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The talk is free and open to the public.
This event is hybrid: it will take place in person at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University (Arch Room 104), and simultaneously be streamed via Zoom.  An in-person reception will follow the lecture. Zoom registration is required for virtual attendees: Register here
Andrea Achi is Assistant Curator in the Department of Medieval Art and the Cloisters at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Jackson Lecture in Byzantine Art is generously sponsored by Lynn Jackson. Additional support comes from the University General Activities Fund (GAF), Temple University.

#highereducation #research #Art #archaeology #history #Byzantine #Medieval #Christianity #church #blog #blogger @themanfromMENSA

Sunday, January 15, 2023

New Website of the Centre for Medieval Arts and Rituals, University of Cyprus

Grateful to the AIEB for this notice.

New Website of the Centre for Medieval Arts and Rituals, University of Cyprus

The Centre for Medieval Arts and Rituals of the University of Cyprus is pleased to announce the release of its brand-new website which will feature announcements about upcoming conferences and events in the field of medieval studies. CeMAR’s new website will also provide links and resources concerning the diverse and exciting ways in which medieval arts and rituals survive in our times.

You can also follow CeMAR’s H2020 twinning programme Network for Medieval Arts and Rituals (NetMAR), on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information:

#highereducation #research #postdoc #PhD #Art #archaeology #history #Byzantine #Byzanz #Byzantium #Medieval #blog #blogger 

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar

Grateful for this notice from the Oxford University Byzantine Society. This is a prestigious seminar series that offer considerable insight into this rich and varied research area.

In brief:

Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar

Hilary Term 2023

Time: Wednesdays, 5pm

Venue: Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St. Giles & on-line on Microsoft Teams: Click here to join the meeting

Conveners: Marc Lauxtermann, Ine Jacobs, Ida Toth



(W1) 18 January Joshua Hitt (St Hilda’s College), ‘The Poetics of Age in Twelfth-Century Byzantine Literature’

(W2) 25 January Olivier Delouis (Maison Française d’Oxford), ‘Teaching Greek grammar to one’s son: an unpublished manual by Nikolaos Artabasdos Rabdas (14th c.)’

(W3) 1 February Kateryna Kovalchuk (Wolfson College), ‘The Diegesis: a Hagiographical Text for Commemoration of the Encaenia of Hagia Sophia’

(W4) 8 February Yan Zaripov (St Hilda’s College), ‘Theodore Prodromos’ Epigrams on the Old and New Testament: Narrative, Rhetoric, and Classical Mimesis’

(W5) 15 February Lilyana Yordanova (Ecole française d’Athènes), ‘In the name of the ...lotus? Reinventing Christian monumental art and elite culture in the long 15th century’

(W6) 22 February Robert Wizniewski (Univ. of Warsaw), ‘The labourer is worthy of his hire? Clerics and their income in Late Antiquity’

(W7) 1 March Nikos Zagklas (Univ. of Vienna), ‘Τhe Cinderella of Byzantine Literature: Rethinking Schedography in Middle and Late Byzantine Periods

(W8) 8 March Zachary Chitwood (Univ. of Mainz), ‘A Cloister for the (Grand) Komnenoi: Dynastic Rivalry and Memoria at the Foundation of Dionysiou Monastery on Mount Athos’

Tom Alexander
Secretary, Oxford University Byzantine Society (OUBS), 2022-3.

#highereducation #Byzantine #Byzantiun #Oxford #Rome #Medieval #art #archaeology #history

Analekta Stagōn kai Meteōrōn - Analecta Stagorum et Meteororum

Grateful to AIEB for this notice.

New Scientifc Journal: Analekta Stagōn kai Meteōrōn - Analecta Stagorum et Meteororum

Dear Scholars of Byzantium,
My colleagues and I would like to bring to your attention the publication of the first issue of Analekta Stagōn kai Meteōrōn - Analecta Stagorum et Meteororum. It is a new biennial scientific journal dedicated to the history and heritage of the monastic community of Meteora, published by the Academy of the Metropolis of Stagoi and Meteora. Its first, celebratory issue aspires to open new horizons in the study of this preeminent cradle of Orthodox monasticism, through interdisciplinarity and different conceptions of monastic culture. It features research as diverse as the history of Thessaly under the Serbs, collections of Russian artefacts, the practice of monastic confinement during the Ottoman period, and the history of printing.
As a closing note, I am sharing with you the link to our page:
On behalf of the editorial team

#highereducation #research #postdoc #PhD #Art #archaeology #history #Byzantine #Byzanz #Byzantium #Medieval #blog #blogger 

Monday, January 9, 2023

Open-access databases of the National Hellenic Research Foundation

Grateful to AIEB for this notice.

Open-access databases of the National Hellenic Research Foundation

The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) provides open access to 16 databases concerning Byzantine History and especially Byzantine Greece: on the scrutiny of a large body of primary and secondary sources by members of the Section of Byzantine Research of the IHR/NHRF and associated scholars, the databases provide various search possibilities in certain types of texts (historiography and hagiography) and in specific topics (e.g. gastronomy, bookbinding, imported ceramics, raw materials, natural resources and agricultural products, domestic and wild fauna, Greek merchants), as well as a catalogue of the Byzantine documents kept in the archives of the monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Patmos, notes found in manuscripts of the same monastery, the diplomatic transcriptions of Greek post-Byzantine documents kept in the archives of the monasteries of Mount Athos, a gazetteer of late Byzantine conflicts, a prosopographical index (for the Venetian colonies in Greece), a catalogue of western religious orders in Greece. Of special note is the “Kyrtou Plegmata” platform, which offers search possibilities in the trade and communication networks in and around Greece from Prehistory to the 19th c. 

The IHR/NHRF also provides open access to a number of e-books regarding Byzantine History: 

#highereducation #research #postdoc #PhD #Art #archaeology #history #Byzantine #Byzanz #Byzantium #Medieval #blog #blogger  

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Lecture by Mary Cunningham: Who was Mary? The Mother of God seen through Byzantine Eyes

Grateful to Bedlam for this notice. In brief:

Lecture (in person): Mary Cunningham: Who was Mary? The Mother of God seen through Byzantine Eyes. Maliotis Cultural Center, Hellenic College Holy Cross, Brookline, MA, USA, 21st April, 2023, 1900 hrs. All Welcome! For further information, please click here:

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Journal of Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies, First Volume, Open Access

Grateful to AIEB for this notice.

Journal of Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies, First Volume, Open Access

The first volume of the Journal of Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies has just been published and is available Open Access for 60 days.
#archaeology #history #byzantine #medieval #islamic #lateantique #art

Thursday, December 29, 2022

New online resource: Digital Encyclopedia of Atticism

New online resource: Digital Encyclopedia of Atticism


The ERC project Purism in Antiquity: Theories of Language in Greek Atticist Lexica and their Legacy (PURA), based at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, is delighted to announce the opening of its Digital Encyclopedia of Atticism (DEA), accessible at www.atticism.euDEA collects our work on the lexicographic entries in the Atticist lexica and their linguistic history; the major scholars and works of the ancient and Byzantine Atticist debate; and the transmission of the lexica in the medieval and early modern periods. All contents are open access, peer-reviewed, and are published under a Creative Commons license. At the moment, DEA contains 50 entries dealing with Greek words or linguistic phenomena discussed in Atticist lexica. Each entry is divided into an initial section that collects Greek texts in English translation, and a second section that contains a philological and linguistic commentary on the use of the lemma throughout the history of Greek (Ancient, Byzantine, and Modern Greek where appropriate). A search tool allows users to search the content of these entries. User guides provide assistance in navigating the various sections of the site.In the future, DEA will open its sections Scholars & works, and Transmission: Manuscripts & Editions. Other instalments of lexicographic entries will be uploaded throughout the lifespan of the project. DEA has been made possible by an ERC Consolidator grant (grant agreement no. 865817) and by collaboration with the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities. Contents have been created with the Cadmus program, developed by Daniele Fusi. Our partners include the Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “A. Zampolli” – CNR Pisa, a member of the Clarin-IT cluster, and Edizioni Ca’ Foscari – Venice University Press. We also acknowledge the invaluable collaboration of PURA's Advisory board.The PURA team hope that this resource will be useful to all those interested in the use of the Greek language, its evolution, and ancient theories about linguistic correctness. Much of our work may be of interest to scholars working on Byzantine literature, scholarship and linguistic history, so we encourage you to visit DEA.

#highereducation #research #postdoc #PhD #Art #archaeology #history #Byzantine #Byzanz #Byzantium #Medieval #blog #blogger 

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Christmas Letter 2022 from the International Association of Patristic Studies

As we collectively turn our minds to celebrating and commemorating a number of religious festivals at this time of year it is perhaps appropriate to share this Christmas message from the International Association of Patristic Studies - Association Internationale D'Études Patristiques. Wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and a truly Happy New Year.

Dear Members of AIEP,

The holiday season always invites us to reflect on how we have used the time that God has given us. This is undoubtedly necessary and beneficial both on a personal and institutional level. The AIEP Executive Committee also believe it is important that we reflect, in order to make our members aware of the great effort we are undertaking to update and modernize our association. This effort also implies an immense challenge, which is not to lose sight of the mission AIEP’s founders entrusted us with “to promote the study of Christian antiquity, especially the Church Fathers, and to connect all academics dedicated to this fascinating field of study.”

Some of the tasks carried out this year are:

Enhancing our Youtube channel with interesting videos on "Research in Patristic Studies in the 21st century: Challenges, Possibilities and New Methods". Also continuing with the section dedicated to thanking members who have contributed significantly to expanding AIEP.

Updating our database and email addresses so as to provide all members with useful information regarding the field of Patristic Studies. This task has been and continues to be difficult and for this reason we apologize to some AIEP members who have not received this information properly.

Remodeling our website, which will allow all members of our association to find information referring to the immense production carried out by AIEP members more efficiently.

Keeping the Facebook group updated, which is undoubtedly a way of linking and generating friendship among AIEP members.

These tasks would have been impossible without the help of Fernando Soler, Paolo Bernardini, Alyson Nunez and Margrethe Kamille Birkler. We also want to especially thank the National Correspondents of the 54 countries in which AIEP is present, for helping us disseminate information regarding activities related to Patristic Studies and for connecting members of their country.

Next year, we will continue to improve these activities already begun and start new and challenging initiatives. Finally, we would like to thank all AIEP members for their continued support and friendship and share with you some of the many reflections on Christmas that the Fathers and the great authors of Early Christianity offer us as strength and spiritual nourishment: 

Augustine of Hippo: (Sermon 185, 1)

Wake up: God has become man for you. Wake up, you who sleep, rise from the dead, and Christ will be your light. For you precisely, God has become man. You would have died forever, if he had not been born in time." 

Leo the Great, Pope (Sermon on the Nativity of the Lord 1, 13)

«Today, dear brothers, our Savior has been born; Let us rejoice. There can be no place for sadness, when life has just been born; the same one that ends the fear of mortality and instills in us the joy of the promised eternity”.

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