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How To Cite A Tweet In Academic Papers | Edudemic

How To Cite A Tweet In Academic Papers | Edudemic


BYZANTIUM, ITS NEIGHBOURS AND ITS CULTURES: DIVERSITY AND INTERACTION XVIITH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE Call for Papers Papers exploring any aspect of cultural and political interactions between Byzantium and its neighbours, or within regions of the Byzantine empire, are invited. Abstracts of up to 300 words for papers of 20 minutes' duration should be sent by 30 April to 20-21 July 2012 Macquarie University Keynote Speaker Professor Jonathan Shepard, University of Cambridge Our understanding of Byzantium's external and internal interactions has shifted significantly as a result of recent scholarship. The significance of this state to a millennium of developments throughout Eurasia has been examined; more importantly, the nature of contacts between Byzantium and its Eurasian neighbours has been reconceived. Models for understanding Byzantium's interactions with its neighbours have moved from imperial centre and periphery, to 'commonwealth', to '

A Comparative Dialectical Study of Genitive Constructions in Aramaic Translations of Exodus

Meyer, Mark. A Comparative Dialectical Study of Genitive Constructions in Aramaic Translations of Exodus The purpose of this book is to "mine the gold" in multiple Aramaic translations of the biblical book of Exodus. The pages within reveal important similarities and differences between five Aramaic dialects in the use of genitive constructions: Targum Onkelos, the Syriac Peshitta, three corpora of the Palestinian Targum, the Samaritan Targum, and fragments of a Christian Palestinian Aramaic translation of Exodus. The book argues that there are three primary Aramaic genitive constructions that translate the construct phrase in Hebrew: the construct phrase, the genitive adjunct phrase with d-, and the genitive phrase with d- anticipated by a possessive suffix on the head noun (cataphoric construction). One important finding is that all the Aramaic dialects, except Samaritan Aramaic, use the adjunct genitive construction when the second member denotes the material compositio

Victory for classics at Royal Holloway

As seen on listserv Last Friday an email from a member of the Senior Managament team at Royal Holloway University of London findally confirmed, eight and a half months after the dissolution of the Classics Department was proposed, that there would be NO REDUNDANCIES WHATSOEVER in Classics. Thanks to everyone who supported this campaign. Meanwhile, proof has arrived of the potency of our subject. One of my PhD students, Katie Billotte, sent a copy of a scholarly book I published as a sedate OUP monograph in 1989, "Inventing the Barbarian: Greek Self-Definition through Tragedy", to her penpal currently housed in a Colorado gaol. This is the letter she has just received from the Wardens's Office--Crowley Correctional Facility (pictured here): 'We are returning to you this shipment made to Inmate #90704 currently held in the Colorado Department of Corrections. We have determined that Inventing the Barbarians by Edith Hall constitutes contraband under the State

Book Review: Aristoteles Latinus XVII 1.III, De motu animalium. Fragmenta translationis anonymae

Book review from BMCR: Pieter De Leemans, Aristoteles and Guilelmus (ed.), Aristoteles Latinus XVII 2.II-III, De progressu animalium; De motu animalium. Translatio Guilellmi de Morbeka. Turnhout: Brepols, 2011.   The latest installment of the Aristoteles Latinus series comprises two volumes which contain the Medieval Latin versions of Aristotle’s De motu animalium and De progressu animalium. Both volumes, which were edited by Pieter de Leemans, are part of tome XVII of the Aristoteles Latinus. The first volume contains the text of an anonymous translation which had to be reconstructed on the basis of one of the writings of Albert the Great. The second volume encompasses a critical edition that collates the existing manuscripts of William of Moerbeke’s translation of De progressu animalium and De motu animalium.  Read more

The Editorial Adventure of a Text from the Middle Ages

The latest article from Parekbolai : Critical Remarks on Theophylact of Ohrid's Martyrdom of the Fifteen Martyrs of Tiberiopolis: The Editorial Adventure of a Text from the Middle Ages. By Eirini-Sophia Kiapidou. Abstract: This article aims to highlight the editorial adventure of Theophylact of Ohrid’s less known work Historia martyrii XV martyrum, and as a preview of the overall critical edition that this much afflicted hagiographical text requires and deserves, it offers some critical remarks based on the study of codex Baroccianus gr. 197, the single manuscript that delivers this text, as well as the previous editions and critical comments. 


Oxford Patristics: FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE AT IIAS : FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE  AT IIAS Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Fellowships at  the International Institute for Asian Studies. We We are particularly looking for researchers focusing on the three clusters: ‘Asian Cities’, ‘Asian Heritages', and ‘Global Asia’. Application deadline: 1 April 2012

Oldies but goldies: Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae

PLGO is hosting links to the 50 volumes of the Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae, the 19th c edition of many interesting Greek texts. Click  here   to access the collection.

CFP: The ‘School of Gaza’: Literary Space and Cultural Identity in Late Antiquity

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers Centre d’Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance (UMR 8167) 52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine 75005 Paris May 24-25, 2013 The ‘School of Gaza’: Literary Space and Cultural Identity in Late Antiquity (source: Calenda ) Guiding line The study of literary activity in V-VI c. AD Gaza is in full bloom. In recent years, new editions of Procopius of Gaza, Chorikios and John of Gaza have been published or are in preparation as well as a bibliography of the literature covering the period 1930-2012, to appear in Lustrum. This is a good moment for an international conference in which senior specialists and young researchers of the period will be able to exchange views and to advance research on the topic. Building on the results achieved by two previous conference (Christian Gaza in Late Antiquity, ed. B. Bitton-Ashkelony, A. Kofsky, Leiden-Boston 2004 and Gaza dans l’Antiquité tardive. Archéologie, rhétorique et histoire, ed. C. Saliou, Salerno 2005), the

Book Review: "Ancient Judaism: New Visions and Views"

From BMCR Classical Review: M. E. Stone, Ancient Judaism: New Visions and Views. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011. Review by Juan Carlos Ossandón, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce: In the field of ancient Jewish literature, few authors can display such an impressive list of publications as Michael Edward Stone.1 Despite the title his latest book is not an overall presentation of Second Temple Judaism but rather a collection of specialized studies, with some relationship to each other. Read more

Theodore Psalter Online

From the Medieval and Early Manuscripts Blog : The Theodore Psalter (British Library Additional MS 19352) is one of the most famous illuminated manuscripts to survive from the Byzantine Empire. Completed in Constantinople in February 1066, the Psalter consists of 208 folios which include 440 separate images, making it the most fully illuminated Psalter to come down from Byzantium. It is undeniably one of the greatest treasures of Byzantine manuscript production and of supreme importance for our understanding of Byzantine art. -->

Perseus announces plans to decentralize the curation, annotation, and general editing of its texts

 From Perseus announcement: Perseus announces plans to decentralize the curation, annotation, and general editing of the TEI XML texts that it hosts. Ultimately this will include every textual object in Perseus, allowing individuals to modify (where rights allow), and to create new, dictionary and encyclopedia entries, translations, commmentaries, introductions, as well as machine actionable annotations such as identifications of people and places and the morpho-syntactic analyses in the Greek and Latin Treebanks. Read more. And here are the videos explaining Perseus plans: Perseus edit workflow  Perseus Translation Workflow Perseus Review Workflow

Digressus online journal

Digressus is a fully refereed online journal publishing reviews and articles related to Classical Studies, Archaeology and Byzantine Studies. Click here to access Digressus online issues

New Online Articles from Parekbolai, the Online Journal of Byzantine Studies

Parekbolai, the Online Journal of Byzantine Studies announces the publication of two more articles: A. Riehle: Epistolography as Autobiography: Remarks on the Letter-Collections of Nikephoros Choumnos Abstract: This article highlights challenges involved in understanding and interpreting Byzantine epistolary literature, and suggests that we pay closer attention to the transmission of letters and its hermeneutic ramifications. The letters penned by the late Byzantine court official Nikephoros Choumnos are a case in point. The author assembled, revised and arranged his letters, which were originally composed and dispatched mostly for pragmatic purposes (e.g., letters of request). By embedding these missives into the framework of a collection, he created an autobiographical narrative that was to promote and perpetuate his multi-faceted persona. I. Polemes: Φιλολογικές παρατηρήσεις σε ένα ανώνυμο υπόμνημα στις Κατηγορίες του Αριστοτέλη Some emendations to the text of the rec