The Oxford Listings, HT W8

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MONDAY 5th March

2.00 PM Khalili Research Centre Graduate Seminar: ‘New perspectives on Umayyad history and visual culture’
Khalili Research Centre Lecture Room
Dr Arezou Azad:
Early Islamic administrative documents from Bactria

3.00 PM Medieval Archaeology Seminar
Institute of Archaeology Lecture Room
Isaac Sastre-de Diego:
Early Spanish churches through their liturgical sculpture

5.00 PM Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College
Elizabeth Russell
Constructing parenthood: clerical images of parents and family in late medieval England


TUESDAY 6th March

2.30 PM Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period
Oriental Institute
Dr Michael Law (Oriental Institute)
The many portraits of Solomon

5.00 PM Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar
New Seminar Room in St John’s College
Federico Montinaro (Paris):
Business as usual? The seals of kommerkiarioi and the Dark Age of Byzantium

5.00 PM Graduate seminar: The Qur’an and Late Antiquity
Oriental Institute
Guy Stroumsa and Nicolai Sinai:
Qur’anic law

5.00 PM Ancient History Seminar
Ioannou School
Luigi Prada (The Queen’s College):
Demotic + Greek = Coptic? Bilingualism and bigraphism in Graeco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt



4.30 PM Patristics Seminar
Christ Church: Stair 8, Room 2
Scott Ables:
John of Damascus

5.00 PM Corpus Classical Seminars: ‘Freedom, Dependency and the Greek Polis?’
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
John Ma
The Nature of the Polis. Response by William Mack. Recap. and discussion.

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)
Gifts in Theory, Gifts in Practice


THURSDAY 8th March

5.00 PM Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Sigrid Mratschek (Rostock):
Creating Identity from the Past. The literary construction of history in the Letters of Sidonius


FRIDAY 9th March

5.30 Late Antique Reading Group
Sainsbury Common Room of Worcester College
Subject TBA


SATURDAY 10th March

1.30 Raising children in Late Antiquity AFTERNOON COLLOQUIUM
Corpus Christi College, MBI al-Jaber Auditorium
Schedule available here.