Contents final issue of Golden Horn: volume 9, issue 1 (Winter 2001-2002)

Editorial (Volume 9, issue 1, Winter 2001-2002, final issue)

Editorial

In looking through this new issue of Golden Horn, I noticed that the O.B.O. (Independent Byzantinists Council) celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2001. Contributors to this issue, who are (automatically) a member of the O.B.O., often discuss the phenomenon of the networks that exist consisting of Byzantinists of different backgrounds. They do not all have academic jobs as Byzantinists, and those who do, feel the urge to tread — every now and then — outside the world of the university.

Golden Horn hopes to be a platform for publications for people from that network. Although we are a small paper journal, everyone who is within reach of internet can read Golden Horn. Our website visitors surveys have shown us this.

We welcome Dirk Krausmüller with again an intriguing article about metaphraseis of Saints’ Lives. Also,we pay attention to Armenia, because of the1700th anniversary of the Armenian apostolic church. We wish you a pleasant time reading Golden Horn.

Redactioneel

Bij het doorlezen van deze Gouden Hoorn viel mij op dat het O.B.O. (Onafhankelijk Byzantinologen Overleg) in 2001 tien jaar bestond. Medewerkers aan dit nummer, die ook (automatisch) lid zijn van het O.B.O., discussieren vaak onderling over het fenomeen dat er netwerken (om dat woord maar eens te noemen) in de wereld bestaan van in Byzantium geïnteresseerden van zeer uiteenlopende achtergronden. Vaak zijn ze geen Byzantinologen die aan een universiteit verbonden zijn, en soms zijn ze dat wel, maar voelen ze de drang om buiten dat nauwe wereldje van de universiteit te treden.

Gouden Hoorn hoopt een deel van dat netwerk een plaats te geven om te publiceren, mits het ons interesseert en het redelijk is. Op papier zijn wij klein, maar via internet kan iedereen die binnen het bereik van een computer is, Gouden Hoorn lezen.

Wij verwelkomen Dirk Krausmüller met wederom een intrigerend artikel over metafrasen van heiligenlevens. Verder aandacht voor Armenië vanwege het 1700-jarig bestaan van de Armeense apostolische kerk. Wij wensen u veel leesplezier met deze Gouden Hoorn.

Byz-Niz (Vol. 9, issue 1)

Symposia, Conferences

The 36th S.P.B.S. Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, ‘Was Byzantium Orthodox?’

Durham, 23-25 March 2002

The subject is to be ‘Was Byzantium Orthodox?’ and will explore why the Byzantine Empire set such store by Orthodoxy, how this was defined, by whom, how it was expressed, both in terms of doctrine, and in terms of liturgy and art, and the implications of this concern/process for those who lived in Byzantine society and those whom the Byzantines encountered.

Three areas in particular will be explored: ‘Orthodoxy as Imperial Policy’, ‘Orthodoxy and the Other’, and ‘Orthodoxy in Liturgy and Art’. The complete programme has yet to be finalized, and the Symposiarch, Prof Andrew Louth (andrew.louth@durham.ac.uk, or at the Department of Theology, Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RS), welcomes suggestions both for lectures and communications.

The Seventh Annual UCLA Graduate Late Antiquity Conference

Los Angeles, 6 April 2002

This conference is intended to bring together scholars of diverse interests to present and discuss a range of issues surrounding the transformation of the Classical world into the Latin Medieval West, Byzantium and the Islamic world. The conference serves as a wonderful opportunity to gain feedback from peers in a wide variety of fields. Additionally, it is our hope that the conference will provide the chance for graduate students to gain experience presenting professional papers.

Presenters are invited to expand upon the notion of “Late Antique.” Students of Archaeology, Art History, Classics, History, Near Eastern Studies, Religious Studies and related fields are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts.

E-mail: sjm1@ucla.edu (Scott McDonough)

Mail Address:
Seventh Annual Graduate Late Antiquity Conference
c/o The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Box 951485
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1485
USA

Website: http://www.bol.ucla.edu/~sjm1/lateantiquity

Realities in the Arts of the Medieval Mediterranean, 800-1500

Dumbarton Oaks, 26-28 April 2002

The Early Christian Book

Washington D.C., 6-9 June 2002

The Catholic University of America, presented by the Center for the Study of Early Christianity.

http://arts-sciences.cua.edu/ecs/intro.html

Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church

Melbourne, Australia, 10th -13th July 2002

A conference exploring the development of christianity in the ancient world presented by the Centre for Early Christian Studies, Australian Catholic University, St. Patrick’s Campus, Melbourne, Australia

http://www.acu.edu.au/Earlychr/

Follow the links through “Conferences” and then click on the icon for “Liturgy and Life”. Access to registration forms and all other information concerning the conference can be found there.

E-mail: prayerspirit@patrick.acu.edu.au
Prayer and Spirituality Conference Convenor
c/o Centre for Early Christian Studies
Australian Catholic University, St. Patrick’s Campus
Locked Bag 4115,
Fitzroy 3065, Victoria
AUSTRALIA

Telephone: + 61 3 9953 3141; Fax: + 61 3 9953 3765

Medicine and inter-cultural exchanges: Byzantium, the Arabic World, the Ottoman Empire

Istanbul, Turkey, 1 – 6 September 2002

Congress of the International Society for the History of Medicine. Its main topics will be, among others, “Medieval medicine”, “Medicine in the Near East through history” and “The relation between Turkish medicine and the medicine of Eastern and Western Worlds”.

Information: atouwaide@hotmail.com

2006: International Congress of Byzantine Studies

Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (U.K.): http://www.byzantium.ac.uk/

The 2006 International Congress of Byzantine Studies will be held in the United Kingdom. Preparations are already underway. The organisation of the Congress will be coordinated by Professor Anthony Bryer of the University of Birmingham.

Nieuw Instituut voor samenwerking / New Institute for cooperation

AHRB Centre for Byzantine Cultural History

Director M.E. Mullett
Associate Directors Mr James Crow, Dr Liz James
Assistant Director Dr R.H. Jordan

This new centre is designed to bring together textual scholars with art historians and archaeologists to develop a new generation of scholars who will write the new cultural history of Byzantium. The aim is to unite the strengths of three universities, the expertise of Sussex in art history, the long tradition of Byzantine archaeology at Newcastle, and the literary interests of Belfast to enable resources to be maximised for the benefit of the subject. The Centre will be housed in the new institute of Byzantine Studies at QUB, a free-standing unit of the Faculty of Humanities.

The centre is project-based, bringing together resources to enhance the Evergetis and Networks Projects (Belfast) and the Constantinople Project (Newcastle) and enabling the Colour project (Sussex) and the Skylitzes project (with Melbourne). The Gender project will run during the life of the AHRB Centre. There will be one conference, one colloquium and two day schools per year, the publications of the projects, a journal, and a general Byzantine World book for Routledge. We look forward to welcoming the SPBS to the Spring Symposium in 2005. We welcome undergraduate, MA and research students and new collaborations; we hope to be able to facilitate new interactions with other centres in UK and on the island of Ireland.

Inquiries to M. E. Mullett: m.mullett@qub.ac.uk

Medewerkers/Contributors – Volume 9, issue 1 (winter 2001-2002)

Volume 9, issue 1 (winter 2001-2002)
Medewerkers/Contributors

Dirk Krausmüller is a Research Fellow in Byzantine Cultural History at the AHRB Centre for Byzantine Cultural History for 2001. Last year he completed his PhD thesis Saints’ Lives and Typika: the Constantinopolitan Monastery of Panagiou in the Eleventh Century, at Queen’s University Belfast.

Annabelle Parker is co-founder/editor of Golden Horn. She finished her M.A. in Byzantine/Medieval Studies at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in 1992, focussing on the Desert Fathers/-Mothers. She is marketing manager at Edita KNAW. In her spare time she works on a critical edition of the Vita Syncleticae.

André de Raaij is a social historian (University of Amsterdam) whose interests involve currents in religious anarchism in The Netherlands and elsewhere. He is one of the founders of Golden Horn.

Contents Volume 8 issue 2 (spring 2001)

Editorial – Redactioneel Volume 8, issue 2 (spring 2001)

Editorial

A new spring, a new website. And a new issue.

In this issue of Golden Horn, Alexander Mirkovic asks if there ever was something called Byzantinism, and he looks closer into Byzantine attitudes towards self-identity in order to make his point.

André de Raaij explores the story behind the legend of Joasaph and Barlaam.

Finally Isa Tozman reports on newly found Syriac manuscripts in the Egyptian desert in the monastery of Deir al-Surian.

Redactioneel

Een nieuwe lente, een nieuwe website. En een nieuw nummer.

In dit nummer van Gouden Hoorn onderzoekt Alexander Mirkovic of er ooit zoiets als Byzantinisme bestaan heeft, en hij bestudeert hiervoor Byzantijnse attitudes tegenover eigen identiteit.

André de Raaij verkent het verhaal achter de legende van Joasaf en Barlaam.

Tenslotte rapporteert Isa Tozman over recentelijk ontdekte Syrische manuscripten in de Egyptische woestijn, in het klooster van Deir al-Surian.


Published in print in Golden Horn Volume 8, issue 2 (spring 2001)

Medewerkers – Contributors

Alexander Mirkovic is a graduate assistant at the Department of History of the University of South Florida. He is working on a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (Vanderbilt University) of which the title of the thesis will be: Prelude to Constantine: King Abgar of Edessa.

André de Raaij is a social historian (University of Amsterdam) whose interests involve currents in religious anarchism in The Netherlands and elsewhere. He is one of the founders of Golden Horn.


Golden Horn Volume 8, issue 2 (spring 2001)

Redactioneel – Editorial Gouden Hoorn Vol. 8, issue 1 (2000)

Gouden Hoorn 8,1: Redactioneel/Editorial

Redactioneel

Dit jaar vieren we de 1500ste verjaardag van Theodora, de vrouw van Justinianus. Het is niet zeker wanneer zij geboren is, rond 500, maar in de Koptische en Syrisch-Orthodoxe kerk is dit jaar een speciale viering uitgeroepen voor dit jubileum. In deze kerken wordt zij vereerd vanwege haar hulp aan Koptische en Syrische kerkvaders ten tijde van de christologische twisten. Ter ere van deze (controversiële) vrouw zetten wij haar portret op de voorkant van deze Gouden Hoorn. Dit nummer van Gouden Hoorn bevat verder een bijdrage van Peter Beatson over een Byzantijns museumstuk dat in Keulen te bezichtigen is. Ook aandacht voor de Syrische kerkvader Jacob van Sarug. In het volgende nummer hopen we aandacht te besteden aan het verhaal van Barlaam en Joasaph, en aan de Kopten. Ook bericht over de Armeense kerk, die dit jaar 1700 bestaat.

Editorial

This year we celebrate the 1500th birthday of Theodora, the wife of Justinian. She was supposedly born around 500, and in the Coptic and Syriac churches this year has been declared as a feastyear for her. In these churches, Theodora is venerated for her help to Coptic and Syrian churchfathers in the christological dispute. Because of this (controversial) woman we have put her portrait on the cover of this issue. Peter Beatson discusses in this issue of Golden Horn a Byzantine piece of art from the museum Cologne. Also, a note on the Syriac churchfather Jacob of Sarug. In next issue we hope to focus on the story of Barlaam and Joasaph, and on the Copts. Also, the Armenian church celebrates its 1700th birthday this year.

Byzniz Vol. 8, issue 1 (Summer-fall 2000)

Gouden Hoorn 8,1: Byz-Niz

Conferenties/Conferences

2000

8-10 December. “Ancient Studies & New Technology: The World Wide Web and Scholarly Research, Communication, and Publication in Ancient, Byzantine, and Medieval Studies”. Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island, USA. Conveners: Michael DiMaio, Ralph Mathisen, Thomas Martin.

2001

8-11 March. Fourth Conference on Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity. “Travel, Communication and Geography in Late Antiquity”. To be held at the Downtown Centre of San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA. Enquiries re program to Prof. Linda Ellis: ellisl@sfsu.edu; all other enquiries to Prof. Frank Kidner: fkidner@sfsu.edu.

28 March-2 April. Byzantine Spring Symposium. Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies, Exeter College, Oxford. Theme: “Rhetoric”. Convenor: Elizabeth Jeffreys. Call for papers to be announced shortly.

30 March-1 April. “Conference on Byzantine Monasticisms”. Faculty of Theology, University of St Michael’s College, Toronto, Canada. An interdisciplinary conference on the varieties of ascetical life in the Byzantine empire (6th-13th century), with emphasis on the current state of scholarly research and areas in needs of further study. For registration and other details see the faculty web site: http://www.utoronto.ca/stmikes/theology

20-22 April. “Byzantium and the West”. Twelfth Conference of the Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, University of Western Australia. Conf. Organiser: John Melville-Jones. Deadline for submission of Abstracts: 29 January 20001. For registration details check the web site (late November): http://www.mcauley.acu.edu.au/AABS/.

4-7 May. Dumbarton Oaks Symposium: “Late Byzantine Thessalonike”. Check out the web site for details: http://www.doaks.org

Tentoonstellingen/Exhibitions

The Mother of God: Representations of the Virgin in Byzantine Art, Benaki Musum, Athens, 15th october 2000 – 15th january 2001. This will be the high point in the celebrations of the anniversary of the Birth of Christ. Exhibited works of art in all media, dating from the 6th to the 15th centuries are included.

Tijdschriften/Journals

New Byzantine Web Journal

Settegiorni, appearing quarterly, containing articles about art, culture, religion, litterature and other subjects concerning the ‘Second Rome’.
Antonio Matasso, director of Settegiorni.

http://www.settegiorni.8m.com

Neue Zeitschrift Göttingen

Ein Bericht von: Alexander Sideras und Brita Bayer (Herausgeber) Holger Gutschmidt und Carsten Peust (Verleger):

Wir freuen uns, Ihnen hiermit die neue Zeitschrift Göttinger Beiträge zur Byzantinischen und Neugriechischen Philologie (GBBNP) ankündigen zu dürfen. Eine wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift, die auf die Philologie der byzantinischen und neugriechischen Zeit spezialisiert ist, fehlte bislang. Diese Lücke sollen die Göttinger Beiträge zur Byzantinischen und Neugriechischen Philologie füllen, die im

Peust & Gutschmidt Verlag, Göttingen, erscheinen werden. Dabei sollen beide Teilbereiche, die byzantinische und neugriechische Sprachwissenschaft sowie die byzantinische und neugriechische Literaturwissenschaft, gleichermassen berücksichtigt werden.

More information about lay out of articles for can be received at:

Seminar fuer Klassische Philologie
Georg-August-Universitaet Göttingen
Humboldtallee 19, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
Phone: +49 551 394745
Email: bbayer1@gwdg.de
URL: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/byzantinistik-neograezistik

New online tool Italian Medieval period

We introduce a new site that will become a new research tool for the study of the medieval period in Italy: Rassegna storica on line. This web site is part of a larger project that the editor of Medioevo Italiano has been developing for some time now.

Medioevo Italiano and its daughter project are electronic ‘magic boxes’, where scholars may send their articles, reviews or opinions about Italian history in the Middle Ages and beyond. Accepted contributions will be published ‘on line’ or in electronic format as CD-ROMS.

Rassegna storica on line is a biannual journal. Articles and contributions that are submitted to the editor in the first part of the year will be published in the spring issue, while the others will appear in autumn. At present we will publish contributions individually, but at the end of the semester we will publish a revised and corrected volume.

http://www.medioevoitaliano.org

Angelo Gambella
Dir.Ed. Rassegna storica online
rso@medioevoitaliano.org
fax: +39.06.23319240

Hugoye

The July 2000 issue of Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies is available at http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye. The issue contains 4 papers delivered at the special conference on Michael the Syrian, held at Maarat Saydnaya, the headquarters of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Damascus.

Provinciae Byzantinae anno 2000

Op 24 april 2000 werd de 85ste gedenkdag gevierd van de Armeense Genocide van 1915. Twee miljoen Armeense burgers werden toen door de Ottomaanse overheid systematisch vermoord. Tot op heden wordt deze volkerenmoord door de Turkse regering ontkend. Dit jaar bezocht de Israelische minister van onderwijs, Yossi Sarid, de gedenkdag in Jerusalem, waarbij hij zijn aanwezigheid onderstreepte door te verklaren dat hij ernaar streefde om de Armeense Genocide in de geschiedenislessen op scholen in Israel op te nemen, hetgeen voorheen gedwarsboomd werd door het Israelische ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, dat repercussies vreest van de Turkse regering.

(Via suryoyo online, http://f16.parsimony.net/forum26093/messages/1705.htm)

Op 19 oktober heeft de senaat van de Verenigde Staten een resolutie verworpen om de genocide op Armeniërs te veroordelen op strategische gronden:

House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) issued a statement this evening pulling the Armenian Genocide resolution (HR 596) from the agenda of the House of Representatives for the remainder of the 106th Congress, thus killing the resolution.

In his statement, the Speaker cited “national security concerns” brought forth by President Clinton relating to the ongoing Middle East Peace process.

“I have asked the Majoirty Leader to take H.Res. 596 off the schedule for the remainder of the 106th Congress,” said Hasterst in the statement.

Both Speaker Hastert and President Clinton failed to use the word Genocide when characterizing the 1915 systematic and planned murder of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks.

For updates on this and other breaking news, please visit our website at http://www.asbarez.com.

(From: Asbarez daily, 19-10-2000)

De Volkskrant en Metro berichtten op 9-11-2000 dat de Franse Senaat en Assemblée de genocide erkend hebben. De Assemblée moet nogmaals stemmen.

Ontvangen

Salsus Books Catalogue 37: Liturgy, Biblical Studies, Theology, Patristics, Church History. See also: http://www.books93.freeserve.co.uk/

Newsletter, Society for Armenian Studies, vol. 24, no. 2 (56), Spring 2000.

Overleden – Deceased

Marie-Hélène Congourdeau reported this to a Byzantium discussionlist, via bit.listserv.hellas:

Highly acclaimed Byzantinist Nikos Economides, president of the Hellenic Institute of Culture, died in hospital on Wednesday at the age of 66 due to an inflammation of the lungs. Economides was a professor at Athens University and until recently director of the Byzantine Studies Institute at the National Institute for Research (EIE).

Born in 1934, Economides studied history and archaeology at Athens University and did post-graduate studies in Paris, where he received his doctorate in 1961. After working as a researcher at the Byzantine Studies Centre in Athens until 1969, he accepted a post teaching Byzantine history at Montreal University in Canada, where he stayed until 1989. During that time, as well as having a distinguished academic career, he was also highly active in opposing the 1967-1974 junta in Greece.

In 1987 he was elected professor of Byzantine history at Athens University’s department of history and archaeology. In 1995 he was appointed director of the EIE’s Byzantine Studies Centre for five years, while in May 1997 he was elected vice-president and acting president of the EIE’s board of directors.

A highly regarded researcher and teacher, Economides’ work on Byzantium had been published in the most respected periodicals in his field and he had received many international distinctions. He had acted as visiting teacher at many universities and research institutes, including Washington’s famous Dumbarton-Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, where he was a consultant on Byzantine seals.