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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Oxford Listings, Week 1 Hilary Term

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MONDAY 16 January

2.00 PM Khalili Research Centre Graduate Seminar: ‘New perspectives on Umayyad history and visual culture’
Khalili Research Centre Lecture Room
Dr Bryan Ward-Perkins (Trinity College):
The End of a Civilisation? The post-Roman Arab Near East and the Germanic West compared

5.00 PM Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College
Adam Kosto
Free Men Made Bond: Finding hostages in medieval sources

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TUESDAY 17 January

2.30 PM Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period
Oriental Institute
Professor Tessa Rajak (Oriental Institute and Somerville):
The synagogue paintings of Dura Europos: triumphalism and competition

5.00 PM Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar/OCLA Special Lecture
Ioannou School
Philip von Rummel (German Archaeological Institute, Rome):
The Fading Power of Images: Material culture and identity in late antiquity and the early middle ages

5.00 PM Graduate seminar: The Qur’an and Late Antiquity
Oriental Institute
Guy Stroumsa and Nicolai Sinai:
Introduction to the seminar; the state of Qur’anic studies

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WEDNESDAY 18 January

4.30 PM Patristics Seminar
Christ Church: Stair 8, Room 2
Matthew Twigg:
Valentinian texts

5.00 PM Corpus Classical Seminars: ‘Freedom, Dependency and the Greek Polis?’
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Sam Gartland,
Geography and Boiotian Political Dependency

5.00 PM Slade Lectures: ‘The Empire of Things: Gifts and Gift Exchange in Byzantium, Early Islam, and Beyond’
University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road
Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, The Pennsylvania State University
The Perfect Gift

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THURSDAY 19 January

11.00 AM Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Archaeology Seminar: ‘Water Networks:  seas, rivers, islands, aqueduct, hagiasma’
St John’s College, New Seminar Room
Alkiviadis Ginalis (Merton),
Port hierarchy in central Greece:  the coastal structures of Skiathos, an important junction of Aegean trading routes.

5.00 PM Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Philipp von Rummel (Rome):
The Search for the Vandals in their North African Kingdom: Archaeological Perspectives

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FRIDAY 20 January

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