GEM Programme – Autumn term 2017



Head, John Miller Burnam Classical Library

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John Miller Burnam Classical Library, University of Cincinnati Libraries

Application deadline:

The University of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL) seeks a dynamic, strategic-thinking and collaborative leader to fill the position of Head of the John Miller Burnam Classical Library (Classics Library). The Head of the Classics Library provides leadership for the delivery of responsive, innovative and high-quality services to the internationally recognized Classics Department, researchers, faculty and students and continues to enhance the library’s reputation as a world-class, top-ranking research library for Classics scholars at UC and globally. The Head directs the work of the Classics Library and staff; cultivates and maintains strong working relationships with students, faculty, staff and library administration, as well as outside partners; works collaboratively with Classics faculty, librarians, and others to develop and coordinate both print and digital collections and services; serves as an advocate for library users; assists with the development of policies and procedures; actively participates in and supports UCL digital humanities and digital scholarship initiatives and participates in the success and development of other University of Cincinnati Libraries’ strategic initiatives; and, serves as a member of the Management Council of the UC Libraries.


Reports to and receives direction from the Associate Dean of Library Services. Receives guidance from and consults with the Head of Collections. Cultivates a strong, positive working relationship with the Classics Department and especially the library committee, to ensure needs are being met.


The John Miller Burnam Classical Library is named after a former faculty member of the Classics Department whose excellent private library was willed to the university and became the nucleus of the present library in 1921. The collection was greatly expanded through the personal efforts and generosity of a former chairman of the Department and his wife, William T. and Louise Taft Semple. Mrs. Semple later established a trust fund in honor of her father, Charles Phelps Taft that continues to be the primary support for the acquisition of library materials, thus making the library a major international resource for research in the area of Classical Studies.

Today, collection efforts focus comprehensively on all aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman world. Research materials, whether print, electronic or other formats, cover history, archaeology, language and literature, art, numismatics, science and technology, papyrology, epigraphy and patristics. Furthermore, the Classics Library provides extensive coverage in materials on Byzantine and Modern Greece and strong coverage on ancient Egypt, the Ancient Near East, and paleography. Additionally, the library has a significant collection of 19th-century German dissertations and Programmschriften. The library holdings total over 269,000 items in the library facility. The Classics Library currently subscribes to approximately 2,000 serials and monographic series or sets. The library’s annual growth rate for print materials usually ranges between 4,000 and 5,000 items.   In addition, UC library users have access to considerable online resources.

Graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars, including the numerous Tytus Scholars, regard the Burnam Classical Library as an excellent research facility both because of the collection’s breadth, including many titles that are not widely found in other U.S. library collections, and the fact that materials on all subjects pertinent to Classics are available within this one library, making research as convenient as possible for scholars.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Head, John Miller Burnam Classical Library

Jackson Woo Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Classics, King’s College London

Jackson Woo Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Classics

King’s College London

Application deadline: 17th June 2016

The Department of Classics at King’s College London is pleased to announce the award of one new studentship for postgraduate research in the Department, tenable for three years, starting in October 2016.

The Jackson Woo Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Classics will be to the value of £15,000 per year, renewable for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory progress.

Applicants must first have applied, via the King’s online portal, to the MPhil/ PhD programme in Classics or in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies (Department of Classics), and be holding an offer (unconditional or conditional) of a place by the closing date below.

This studentship is only available to those commencing their studies in October 2016, and is not open to existing students. It is not open to students who are already in receipt of funding.

To apply for the Jackson Woo Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Classics, they should email an application separately to with ‘Jackson Woo Scholarship’ in the subject line. This application should comprise of a statement of no more than 500 words as to why they consider themselves particularly suitable for this award, and a separate 500-word outline of the research project they intend to undertake. No further references are required.

Jackson Woo Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Classics, King’s College London

Diogenes – Release of the 4th Issue

Issue 4 April 2016

Issue 4 (Whole)

Halil Deligöz: On the Quality of Economic Institutionalization in the Late Ottoman Period: The Introduction of Intellectual Property Rights

Sophie Rigby: To impress (upon) a people: ceramic tile decoration in the context of Orthodox Bulgaria

Deniz Sever: A Pilgrim’s Self-Identification: Sixth and Seventh Century Lead Pilgrim Flasks from the Holy Land

Elie de Rosen: Review – Heaven & Earth: cities and countryside in Byzantine Greece

Christina Hadjiafxenti: Review – The Byzantine documents of the Athonite monastery of Karakallou and selected Acts from the Ottoman period (1294-1835). Critical Edition and commentary of the Texts

Michael Strain: Review – Raconter Byzance: la littérature au XIIe siècle

Diogenes – Release of the 4th Issue

Registration – The 17th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium, Birmingham

Colloquium programme

‘Redefining the Margins: Seeing the Unseen in the Eastern Mediterranean’

Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham

4th June 2016

Registration deadline: 30th May 2016

Attendance is free, but you must register by contacting Anna Kelley ack44[at]

Registration – The 17th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium, Birmingham

Call for Papers – The 17th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium, Birmingham

Call for Papers poster

Redefining the Margins: Seeing the Unseen in the Eastern Mediterranean

The 17th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium

Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham

4th June 2016

Submission deadline: 31st March 2016

Papers are invited for the 17th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies. There are fashions in scholarship just as there are in costume or architecture, which means that certain topics are emphasised while others are marginalised. For example, 25 years ago a huge proportion of Byzantine art historical scholarship was devoted to illuminated manuscripts; today this is a much smaller field of study. This colloquium will focus on those ‘lost’ subjects, or subjects that never held the spotlight. We are interested in ‘peripheries’ of all sorts, including more traditional forms of marginalisation. The act of ‘marginalisation’ has been perpetuated and experienced in societies throughout the world: to construct the ‘other’, to classify as ‘fringe’ or outside the ‘mainstream’, to define and to diminish borders, populations, cultures, and ideas, both with or without intention.

Papers of approximately 20 minutes in any of the fields related to Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies are welcome. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words no later than Thursday 31st of March to Anna Kelley ACK442[at] Applicants will be notified of selection within two weeks of this date.

Please note: limited bursaries to help with travel costs of speakers are available. Please contact the organiser for details.

Call for Papers – The 17th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium, Birmingham

Diogenes – Release of the 3rd Issue

Issue 3 April 2015

Issue 3 (Whole)

Wei-sheng Lin: Editorial

Francisco Lopez-Santos Kornberger: Review – Striking Images, Iconoclasms Past and Present

Joseph Parsonage: Review – The Byzantine world

Michael Strain: Review – The Author in Middle Byzantine Literature: Modes, Functions, and Identities

Georgia Tsatsani: Review – Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

Tomoo Uegaki: Review – ビザンツ 交流と共生の千年帝国

Like Zhang: Review – 普罗科比的世界 —— 六世纪的拜占庭帝国

Üzeyir Serdar Serdaroğlu: Supplementum – Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) Annual Meeting for Ottoman Studies

Diogenes – Release of the 3rd Issue