Thursday, 29 October 2015

COLLEGIUM OF ROMAN LAW IN PAVIA, ITALY

This week we would like to let you know that CEDANT, the Center for Studies and Research on Ancient Law, is going to hold its thirteenth Collegium of Roman Law in Pavia from the 11th to the 29 of January 2016., The following theme has been proposed: “The Institutes of Gaius: adventures of a bestseller. Transmission, use and transformation of the text”.
The Collegium is an intensive course of study which brings together international professors and young scholars in a series of seminars.  One of its aims is the publication of its findings after a second phase of work in September 2016. Please follow this link to see all the relevant information.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

FIEC BLOG ENPANDS ITS SCOPE

We are pleased to inform you that the FIEC-blog will from now on will information distributed by AIEP, l’Association Internationale d’√Čtudes Patristiques (the International Association of Patristic Studies). This new connection has been established since it is the wish of both organizations to foster academic discourse between related disciplines. In this regard, we would like to thank AIEP for its support in order to create an online platform spreading all internationally relevant news pertaining to the study of antiquity. See the first pieces of information below.

LECTURESHIP IN PATRISTICS, CAMBRIDGE

The Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, intends to make a new appointment to a University Lectureship in Patristics, and invites applications from candidates with a research specialization in any field of Patristic thought and culture up to the end of the first millennium. The deadline for applications is the 6th of November 2015. For detailed information, follow the link.

CONFERENCE ON ANCIENT CHRISTIAN LITERATURE, ROME

The Department of Humanistic Studies at the “Roma Tre” University is organizing a Conference on Ancient Christian Literature to be held on 30-31 October 2015. For more information contact Prof. Alberto D'Anna (e.mail alberto.danna@uniroma3.it).

VACANCY: CURATOR AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY

Apart from our new connection to AIEP, we would like to let you know that the British Library is recruiting a Curator of Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts, with a special responsibility for Classical, Biblical and Byzantine Manuscripts. The closing date for applications is the 15th of November 2015.
Please follow the link in order to see the full job description.

LATIN ACCOUNTS ON TWITTER

On another note, we would like to share with you a somewhat amusing article on the use of the Latin language on Twitter. Its focus is on Spanish football fans supporting their teams, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, by posting Latin comments on social media. The article was published by the German website “bento” (http://www.bento.de/) that is part of the Der Spiegel-newspaper.