Föreläsning om historisk narratologi ved Eva von Contzen

Torsdag 30 November får forskargruppen ”Text and Narrative in Byzantium” besök av Dr Eva von Contzen från Freiburg. Hon ger ett internt seminar för gruppen och en offentlig föreläsning om historisk narratologi med titeln:

What Was Narrative? Introducing Historical Narratology

Dr Eva von Contzen

Torsdag 30 November 2017, 15:15-17:00

Rum 6-0022, Engelska Parken

What is historical narratology and why do we need it? Which problems does it address, which methods does it draw on? Who are the key proponents in the field, and what are their main tenets? How is historical narratology connected with ‘narrative theory’ more generally, and with modern critical theory? This lecture attempts to answer these questions by providing an overview of the history and the status quo of historical narratology and argues for the importance of historicising our critical parameters.

Dr Eva von Contzen är Junior Professor i engelsk litteratur vid Freiburg Universitet och ledare för ERC-projektet “Lists in Literature and Culture”. Hon doktorerade vid Freiburg Universitet i 2012, och hennes avhandling, The Scottish Legendary. Towards a Poetics of Hagiographic Narration, blev utgiven av Manchester University Press i 2016. Hon är redan ett väletablerad namn inom narratologien och håller just nu på med att redigera boken Handbuch Historische Narratologie.

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Workshop om romanen och fiktionalitet

Forskargruppen ”Text and Narrative in Byzantium” arrangerar en workshop om romanen och fiktionalitet från antiken till idag. Efter workshoppen visas filmen ”Menandros and Thaïs” i Slottsbiografen.

Tid: måndag 9 oktober, kl. 13.15-21.00
Plats: 2-0025


13.15-13.20 Kort introduktion v/Uffe Holmsgaard Eriksen

13.20-14.00 Claire Rachel Jackson (Cambridge University), “Fictional Histories and Histories of Fiction in the Ancient Novel”

14.00-14.40 Aglae Pizzone (University of Southern Denmark), “Content or Form? Fictionality and the novel in ancient and Byzantine times”

14.40-15.20 Ellen Söderblom Saarela (Linköping University), “Partonopeu de Blois, a fusion of novel traditions”

15.20-15.40 Kaffe

15.40-16.20 Karin Kukkonen (University of Oslo), “Fictionality and Plot in Wieland’s Don Sylvio von Rosalva (1764)”

16.20-17.00 Simona Zetterberg Gjerlevsen (Aarhus University). “Early Danish Fiction Providing a New Perspective on the Novel”

17.00-17.30 Diskussion

18.15-21.00 Menandros and Thaïs. Visning av filmen, introducerat av författaren Ondřej Cikán.

Plats: Slottsbiografen, Nedre Slottsgatan 6B, 753 09 Uppsala.

För mer information, kontakt Uffe Holmsgaard Eriksen, uffe_holmsgaard.eriksen@lingfil.uu.se

Ny forskare inom projektet Text and narrative in Byzatium

Vi är glada att till institutionen välkomna Markéta Kulhánkova, som ska tillbringa hösten i Uppsala inom ramen för projektet ”Text and narrative in Byzatium”. Markéta beskriver sitt arbete i följande ordalag:

During my four-month stay at the University of Uppsala, I will focus on the following tasks: preparing a contribution for the Companion to Byzantine satire about the 12th century Ptochoprodromic poems; finalising the Czech translation of Digenis Aktritis epos and writing the introductory study; pursuing my research on pseudo-orality in the Byzantine literature, especially in early hagiography. My aim is to prepare a research project proposal on this topic and to explore the possibilities of closer collaboration with the members of the present research group in Uppsala on this or related topic in the future.


International workshop: Greek Astronomical Manuscripts: New Perspectives from Swedish Collections

On August 24-25 we present a workshop that clusters around scholars who collaborated in various capacities at the exciting new online catalogue of Greek manuscripts in Sweden. It foregrounds the discovery of an astronomical miscellany, now MS Linköping klassiska författare 10, that posed special challenges regarding contents and provenance. The role of scientific miscellanies and the methodologies of cataloguing manuscripts add context to this specific case.

Barbara Crostini has been working at the Swedish catalogue descriptions and will coordinate further collaborations around these manuscripts. The project was directed by Patrick Granholm and Eva Nyström at the Carolina Library with a grant from the Bank of Sweden.


Location: Engelska Parken, Room 2-0024


Thursday 24 August, 16:30-18

Welcome, Barbara Crostini


Spheres, Eggs and Vaults: Cosmography in Late Byzantine Manuscripts

Anne-Laurence Caudano, University of Winnipeg

Thereafter drinks and mingle at the department (House 9, 3rd floor)


Friday 25 August, 9-18

9:15-10: Cataloguing Scientific Miscellanies: Challenges and Methods. The case of Paris. gr. 2494 as methodological paradigm

Anne Weddigen (University of Reims and Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris)

10-10:45 Miscellaneous medical manuscripts in southern Italy as the reflection of migrations of people, practices and texts in the medieval Mediterranean

Filippo Ronconi (EHESS, Paris)

10:45-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:15 The Catalogue of Greek Manuscript in Sweden: Outline of the Project

Patrik Granholm (Kungliga Biblioteket, Stockholm)

Eva Nyström (Carolina Biblioteket, Uppsala)

12:15-13:00 Cataloguing astronomical miscellanies: the case of Linköping kl. f. 10 and of Trinity College Dublin MS 373.1

Barbara Crostini (Uppsala University)

13:00-14:30 Lunch for the speakers and free time

14:30-15:30 Visit to Carolina Library, viewing of MS Linköping kl. f. 10

15:30-16:00 Tea break

16:00-16:45 Persian astronomy in the MS Linköping kl. f. 10

Alberto Bardi (University of Munich)

16:45-17:30 Byzantium at the Crossroads of Late Medieval Astronomy

Anne-Laurence Caudano (University of Winnipeg)

17:30-18:00 Final discussion of the material presented during the workshop and hypotheses on the provenance and history of MS Linköping kl. f. 10

19:00 Dinner for the speakers


From the Human Body to the Universe… Spatialities of Byzantine Culture

Grekiska och bysantinologi i Uppsala arrangerar den internationella konferensen From the Human Body to the Universe… Spatialities of Byzantine Culture med närmare 50 deltagare.

Tid: 18-21 maj
Plats: Museum Gustavianum

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Andrew Walker White: Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium

Andrew Walker White (Stratford University, VA) besöker patristikseminariet vid Newmaninstitutet för att tala över ämnet Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium:  A Performing Arts Perspective.

In his recently-published study, ”Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzanium,” White argues for a more humane, contextual approach to understanding traditional Christian ritual.  The Divine Liturgy of John Chrysostom was first composed in the midst of a Roman imperial culture where theatre remained the most popular performing art, and where clergy trained in both classical dramatic literature and in the numerous creative, fictive exercises of the rhetorical progymnasmata.  What were the performance skills at the celebrant’s disposal?  How were they deployed?  And why did he deploy them?  Together with these questions is the matter of intellectual effort; ritual composition in the early Christian era was highly demanding, and its degree of sophistication went well beyond the demands of theatrical performance–contrary to popular belief.

Tid: onsdag 17 maj, 16.15‒18.00
Plats: sal 302 (”Ateljén”), Newmaninstitutet

SCAS: föreläsningsserie om ”Ancient Civilizations”

Den 28-30 mars arrangerar SCAS i samarbete med Institutionen för arekologi och antik historia och AGORA en föreläsningsserie med titeln Ancient Civilizations: Crossroads and Contacts, Phrygians, Greeks, Romans and Hyperboreans.

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28 mars, kl. 11 | Thunbergsalen, SCAS
Seminarium: Igor Makarov (Moskva/SCAS), Roman Presence in the Northern Black Sea Region: Interpreting Epigraphic Evidence

29 mars, kl. 16 | Thunbergsalen, SCAS
Seminarium: Askold Ivantchik (Moskva), Kelainai – Apameia Kibotos: The Results of Researches in South Phrygia

30 mars, kl. 18 | Thunbergsalen, SCAS
Föreläsning: Renaud Gagné (Cambridge/SCAS), Hyperborea Between Cult and Song