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


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


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


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


FRIDAY 20 January

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