The Oxford Listings

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THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Oxford Listings, Trinity Term 2014, Week 2

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MONDAY 5th May

5.00 PM Medieval History Seminar
Auditorium, Corpus Christ College

Nicholas Vincent
(UEA)
Thomas Becket and the Victorians

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5.30 PM Seminar on Abrahamic Religions
Oriental Institute

Katherine Perry & Anna Chrysostomides
(Pembroke) (St Antony’s)
Violence in Luke 22:35–8 and Christian martyr descriptions from the early Islamic descriptions

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TUESDAY 6th May

2.00 PM Khalili Research Centre Seminar
Lecture Room, Khalili Research Centre

Francesca Leoni & Helen Moulden
(Eastern Art, Ashmolean Museum)
Islamic Art Online: Merging Museum Collections on a Single Portal

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5.00 PM Sasanian Iran in the Context of Late Antiquity
Seminar Room, Ioannou Centre

M. Rahim Shayegan
(UCLA)
The king and his audience: On the discursive strategies of Sasanian royal inscriptions

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WEDNESDAY 7th May

11.00 AM Byzantine Law Seminar
Hovenden Room, All Souls College

Dafne Penna
(University of Groningen)
Hagiotheodorites: the last ‘antecessor’? Some remarks on one of the new Basilica scholiasts

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5.00 PM Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies

Elodie Turquois
(St Hugh’s)
Monumentality, aesthetics, and emotions in Procopius of Caeserea’s ekphrasis of Constantinople

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5.00 PM Porphyry Seminar: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College

Riccardo Chiaradonna
(Università degli Studi Roma Tre)
Porphyry’s Reading of Aristotle’s Categories and the Peripatetic Commentary Tradition

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THURSDAY 8th May

9.00 AM Win, Lose or Draw? The Near East and the Clash of Romans, Persians and Muslims in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries
(A special graduate-run introductory series on East Rome and Late Antiquity)

The Increasing Turmoil of the Latter Sixth Century – Justin II through Maurice; Economic Reality and its Impact on Political Decisions

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11.00 AM Late Antique & Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar : Transitions and Translations
St. John’s College, Seminar Room

Andrew Wilson
(All Souls)
The nymphs and palms of late Roman Aphrodisias

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5.00 PM After Rome Seminar: Aspects of the History and Archaeology of the Fifth to the Seventh Centuries
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College

Maria Lidova
(Wolfson College and ‘Empires of Faith’ project)
The Imperial Theotokos: Revealing the Concept of Early Christian Imagery in S. Maria Maggiore

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FRIDAY 9th May

12.00 PM Ioannou Centre
Byzantine Text Seminar

Marc Lauxtermann
(Exeter College, Oxford)
Literary Culture in the Reign of Basil II

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