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The Oxford Listings, 29 January 2012 Week 3 Hilary Term

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MONDAY 30th January

2.00 PM Khalili Research Centre Graduate Seminar: ‘New perspectives on Umayyad history and visual culture’
Khalili Research Centre Lecture Room
Professor Robert Hoyland:
Umayyad epigraphy

5.00 PM Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College
Patrick Lantschner
The foundations of political organisation in late medieval cities: urban systems of conflict and their logic


TUESDAY 31st January

2.30 PM Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period
Oriental Institute
Dr Dennis Mizzi (Malta):
Ritual purity at Qumran and in the Dead Sea Scrolls

5.00 PM Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar
New Seminar Room in St John’s College
Andrew Marsham (University of Edinburgh):
God’s Caliph Revisited: Authority in the Umayyad Caliphate

5.00 PM Graduate seminar: The Qur’an and Late Antiquity
Oriental Institute
Guy Stroumsa:
The religious scene: Christianity, Judaism, Manichaeism, Zoroastrianism


WEDNESDAY 01st February

4.30 PM Patristics Seminar
Christ Church: Stair 8, Room 2
Stan Rosenberg:

5.00 PM Corpus Classical Seminars: ‘Freedom, Dependency and the Greek Polis?’
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
William Mack,
Polis Identity within Interstate Anarchy: Dependent Communities and International Relations

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
Anthony Cutler (Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, The Pennsylvania State University)
The Sovereign Gift


THURSDAY 02nd February

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
Marlena Whiting (Lincoln),
A river runs through it:  the role of the Euphrates, Tigris and Orontes in transport and communication in Late Antiquity.

5.00 PM Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Andrew Marsham (Edinburgh):
Execution with fire in Late Antiquity and Early Islam


FRIDAY 03rd February

10.00 AM From Polis to Madina: New Research into Byzantine and Umayyad Urbanism in the Near East
Danson Room, Trinity College, Oxford
All-day workshop. Registration is necessary; email

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