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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
SEMINARS AND EVENTS: Week One

Michaelmas Term 2011
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MONDAY 10 October

5.00 PM Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College
Jeremy Johns (Wolfson)
Peter of Eboli’s ‘Liber ad honorem Augusti sive de rebus Siculis’: caricature and panegyric in an illustrated verse chronicle from the late twelfth-century kingdom of Sicily

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TUESDAY 11 October

11.00 AM Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Archaeology Seminar: ‘Networks’
St John’s College, New Seminar Room
Marlena Whiting (Lincoln):
Between the Orontes and the Euphrates: overland trade routes in Late Antique Syria

2.30 PM Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period: ‘The Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Topics’
Oriental Institute
Dr Joan Taylor (KCL)
Essenes in second- to fourth-century literature

5.00 PM OCLA Special Seminar
Corpus Christi College, Seminar Room
Virginia Burrus (Drew University)
Helia, Girl Sophist: Christianity and the Feminization of Rhetorical Voice

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WEDNESDAY 12 October

5.00 pm Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles
Chrysi Kotsifou  (Corpus Christi):
Encounters with the holy in Byzantine Egypt: a ‘communitas’ of pilgrims or a confirmation of status?

5.00 PM Corpus Classical Seminars: ‘God’s Sophists’
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Virginia Burrus (Drew):
Helia, Girl Sophist: Christianity and the Feminization of Rhetorical Voice

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THURSDAY 13 October

3.00 PM Oxford Celtic Seminar
Memorial Room and Harold Wilson Room in Jesus College
Professor Thomas Charles-Edwards:
St Patrick, Pagans and Christians, Barbarians and Fellow-Citizens

5.00 PM Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Virginia Burrus (Drew University):
Hispania and its hidden heretics: Is the Life of Helia a Priscillianist work?

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