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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Oxford Listings, Week 5 Hilary Term

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MONDAY 13th February

2.00 PM Khalili Research Centre Graduate Seminar: ‘New perspectives on Umayyad history and visual culture’
Khalili Research Centre Lecture Room
Dr Luke Treadwell:
Towards a grammar of Umayyad numismatic iconography

5.00 PM Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College
Sarah Hamilton
Bishops, books and excommunication in England and Francia, 900-1200

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TUESDAY 14th February

2.30 PM Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period
Oriental Institute
Dr James Aitken (Cambridge):
The significance of Greek translations of non-canonical works

5.00 PM Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar
New Seminar Room in St John’s College
Dimitri Korobeinikov (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow):
Sultan and Emperor: Means and ends of diplomatic rapprochement between Byzantium and the Seljuks (11th–14th centuries)

5.00 PM Graduate seminar: The Qur’an and Late Antiquity
Oriental Institute
Nicolai Sinai:
Monotheism and the mushrikūn

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WEDNESDAY 15th February

4.30 PM Patristics Seminar
Christ Church: Stair 8, Room 2
Scott Carroll/Green Collection and Green Scholars Initiative:
Ad fontes: new papyri of Romans and other resources of interest from the earliest Christian centuries

5.00 PM Corpus Classical Seminars: ‘Freedom, Dependency and the Greek Polis?’
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Hans Van Wees,
Dependency, War and Ethnicity in Archaic Greece

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 Objects of Gift (2)

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THURSDAY 16th 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
Prof. Jim Crow (Edinburgh),
Byzantine Naxos:  How art can inform medieval landscape studies

5.00 PM Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Clare Coombe (Reading):
The Delights of Claudian

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FRIDAY 17th February

Oxford Byzantine Society’s 2012 International Graduate Conference
Reality and Illusion: Seeing through the ‘Byzantine Mirage’
History Faculty, George Street

9.00 AM Registration Opens
10.00 Am Opening Remarks
10.15 AM Sessions 1 & 2
12.00 PM Sessions 3 & 4
Lunch
2.30 PM Sessions 5 & 6
4.15 PM Sessions 7 & 8
Reception

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SATURDAY 18th February

Oxford Byzantine Society’s 2012 International Graduate Conference
Reality and Illusion: Seeing through the ‘Byzantine Mirage’
History Faculty, George Street

9.00 AM Registration Opens
10.00 AM Sessions 9 & 10
11.45 AM Sessions 11 & 12
Lunch
2.15 PM Sessions 13, 14 & 15
4.00 PM Sessions 16 & 17
Reception

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