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Monday, March 13, 2023

Nazareth Quest by historian Dr. Bernard Mulholland


Nazareth Quest - the tense thriller by Bernard Mulholland,

Available from good book sellers, including: 

Google Play:  https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=NfWkEAAAQBAJ

Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id6445327630

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B92V9VYF

Invited to join a team of archaeologists in Nazareth, Israel to survey the archaeology beneath the Sisters of Nazareth Convent, Brendan Mallon leapt at the opportunity to do so. Crusaders, both Templars and Hospitallers, have been intimately associated with the history of Christian churches in Nazareth for more than a millennia, and now these archaeologists found themselves tasked with uncovering their secrets. What first drew these Crusaders to Nazareth, and could the archaeologists reveal the hidden truth behind many of the mysteries that have transcended time.

Forced to battle, first, with soldiers of Christ, and then for their very existence against a demon overlord with ties to the British monarchy. The archaeologists each had to dig deep to discover the route to their own salvation. And, more than that, to then decide whether to join a quest to recover holy relics associated with the Last Supper. 

#Crusades #Templar #Hospitaller #Christianity #Christian #Church #Israel #SistersofNazareth #archaeology #history #religion #Desposyni #Bible #soldiersofChrist #demon #novel #author #Occult #Mystery #Amazon #Kindle #eBook





Saturday, January 28, 2023

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

https://temple.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtdO-trTorHtW29LULPISkLu3wM9qZ6ShX

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

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Virtual workshop "Artificial Light in Medieval Churches between Byzantium and the West"

Please find attached the program our virtual workshop "Artificial Light in Medieval Churches between Byzantium and the West," which will take place on 9 February 2023 via Zoom. The registration link is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGj4WxvME6eCOyhpm8Nk8nr-TtT34_LuI6OLaToTd7OrF4vA/viewform 

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

Byzantium between Orient and Occident: Research results

Grateful to the AIEB for this notice.

Byzantium between Orient and Occident: Research results

Byzantium between Orient and Occident Research results are now available for open access. In the current situation, access to online research resources is essential for many scholars to still be able to work. Extraordinary situations require extraordinary measures. For this reason, all volumes of the series Byzantium between Orient and Occident are going to be available in Open Access.
https://www.byzanz-mainz.de/en/news/news-details/article/byzanz-zwischen-orient-und-okzident-forschungsergebnisse-jetzt-vollstaendig-im-open-access/

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Lexikon zur Byzantinischen Gräzität (LBG)

Grateful to the AIEB for this notice.

Lexikon zur Byzantinischen Gräzität (LBG)


All fascicles of the Lexikon zur Byzantinischen Gräzität (LBG) now freely available in digital form. We are pleased to inform you that, thanks to the initiative of Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG), the entire Lexikon zur Byzantinischen Gräzität (LBG) is now freely available in digital form on TLG’s website: http://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/lbg

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

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.

http://cemar.cy

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

For more information: cemar@ucy.ac.cy

#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 academia.edu page: https://independent.academia.edu/AnalectaStagorumetMeteororum
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: https://anavathmis.eu/?lang=en.Based 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: https://anavathmis.eu/e-books/?lang=en#1573422809019-ffd3837c-0760 

#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 https://www.youtube.com/@aiep 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 https://www.aiep-iaps.org/, 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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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Nazareth Quest - advice sought

Nazareth Quest is now available to read on Kindle Unlimited for $0.00 or to buy from only $9.99.

See: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B92V9VYF


My novel Nazareth Quest, which is a thriller, is now out with a literary agency to determine whether a book-to-film/television/gaming deal is negotiable. Can I ask for your advice - film, television or gaming, which do you think best suits my novel? 

 

Friday, December 2, 2022

Update on submission to literary agency

Apprehensive! I submitted my novel Nazareth Quest to a really great literary agency to see if it is suitable for a book-to-film/television/gaming contract.

The indicative date for a response is three months from submission, and I guess I will be on tenterhooks until then to discover whether it passes muster.

In the meantime the novel is available from Amazon and good book sellers. 


Thursday, November 24, 2022

Nazareth Quest by Bernard Mulholland

 


Book review of Nazareth Quest in Mensa Magazine:

‘Irish Mensan Bernard Mulholland is well known for his academic publications. An archaeologist and historian with a PhD from Queen’s University in Belfast, his thesis was published as The Early Byzantine Christian Church – and his other works include The Man from Mensa, a look at Mensa’s history and research projects.

Now, in a complete change of direction, Bernard has published his first novel. Nazareth Quest is a dramatic thriller set in the historic lands of Israel.

Invited to join a team of archaeologists in Nazareth, to survey the archaeology beneath the Sisters of Nazareth Convent, Brendan Mallon leaps at the opportunity.

Crusaders, both Templars and Hospitallers, have been intimately associated with the history of Christian churches in Nazareth for more than a millennia, and now these archaeologists find themselves tasked with uncovering secrets of these ancient orders. What first drew these Crusaders to Nazareth, and could the archaeologists reveal the hidden truth behind many of the mysteries that have transcended time?

Forced to battle, first with soldiers of Christ and then for their very existence against a demon overlord with ties to the British monarchy, the archaeologists each have to dig deep to discover the route to their own salvation.

And, more than that, to then decide whether to join a quest to recover holy relics associated with the Last Supper‘.

Editor (2022), ‘Bernard’s on a Nazareth Quest’, Books, Mensa Magazine, November, p. 12.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

About the author Dr. Bernard Mulholland

Bernard Mulholland is author of the novel, NAZARETH QUEST (2022).

 

Dr. Bernard Mulholland is an archaeologist and historian with a Ph.D. from Queen’s University in Belfast. His thesis was published as a monograph: The Early Byzantine Christian Church (Byzantine and Neohellenic Studies, 9, Oxford, 2014).

His other academic publications include:

Bernard Mulholland, '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

---, 'the man from MENSA' - 1 of 600: Mensa research (Charleston, 2016).

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

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

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

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

 

Mulholland, B. (2021). 'Can archaeology inform the climate change debate?' Academia Letters, Article4385. https://doi.org/10.20935/AL4385

 

Visit his website: https://www.bernardmulholland.com/    

 

Bernard is a member of the International Association of Patristic Studies, the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies, the Council for British Archaeology, and has been a member of Mensa for some thirty years.

            Dr. Bernard Mulholland was elected in April 2016 to the Irish Mensa committee for a two year term. Previously he was a regional organiser for the Mensa Foundation for Gifted Children during the early nineties. Bernard has been the editor and secretary for Poliphony, which is the journal of British Mensa’s politics special interest group, between 1995-96 and then again 2000-05. He also wrote reports for Spacesig’s newsletter Spacesignl and also wrote a bi-monthly media column between 1997-2003. Bernard founded Mensa’s science interest group and was its secretary and editor of its journal Wissenschaft from 2003-08.

As an archaeologist, Bernard has worked professionally in Ireland, and as an academic in Italy and Israel.

Interests include travel, especially on overland expeditions throughout Africa, but with ambitions to travel throughout Asia as well, good food, great company, and wildlife.

 

All business enquiries email: bernardmulholland.phd [at] gmail.com

Alternatively, make contact via Bernard Mulholland's Academia.edu profile.

 

#Crusades #Templar #Hospitaller #Christianity #Christian #Church #Israel #SistersofNazareth #archaeology #history #religion #Desposyni #JesusofNazareth #Nazareth #Mary #Theotokos #Bible #soldiersofChrist #demon #novel #author

 


Nazareth Quest - a novel by author Bernard Mulholland

Nazareth Quest - a novel by author Bernard Mulholland.

Invited to join a team of archaeologists in Nazareth, Israel to survey the archaeology beneath the Sisters of Nazareth Convent, Brendan Mallon leapt at the opportunity to do so. Crusaders, both Templars and Hospitallers, have been intimately associated with the history of Christian churches in Nazareth for more than a millennia, and now these archaeologists found themselves tasked with uncovering their secrets. What first drew these Crusaders to Nazareth, and could the archaeologists reveal the hidden truth behind many of the mysteries that have transcended time.

Forced to battle, first, with soldiers of Christ, and then for their very existence against a demon overlord with ties to the British monarchy. The archaeologists each had to dig deep to discover the route to their own salvation. And, more than that, to then decide whether to join a quest to recover holy relics associated with the Last Supper. 

#Crusades #Templar #Hospitaller #Christianity #Christian #Church #Israel #SistersofNazareth #archaeology #history #religion #Desposyni #JesusofNazareth #Nazareth #Mary #Theotokos #Bible #soldiersofChrist #demon #novel #author