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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
SEMINARS AND EVENTS: Week 5

Michaelmas Term 2014

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MONDAY 10 November

17.00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College
Kevin Lewis (Hertford College, Oxford)
The best laid schemes? The formation of the ‘crusader’ county of Tripoli in the post-Byzantine and post-Fatimid Levant

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TUESDAY 11 November

12.00   Lecture in Byzantine Archaeology and Visual Culture, 300-1500
Auditorium, Corpus Christi College
Dr Mark Whittow (Corpus Christi College, Oxford)
11th century: Byzantium at a turning point

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14.30   Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies
Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi College
Paul Scade (Istanbul Sehir University)
Thought and Reality in Stoic Ontology

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WEDNESDAY 12 November

15.30   Marine Worlds Seminar
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Dr Rebecca Ingram (Texas A&M University)
Yenikapı Shipwreck YK 11: The Excavation and Analysis of a Seventh-Century Byzantine Merchantman

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17.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Rebecca Darley (University of Birmingham)
Travel, wonder and science: Byzantine perspectives on Book Eleven of the Christian Topographu and the Periplous of the Erythreian Sea

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THURSDAY 13 November

11.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Professor Robert Hoyland
The Arab conquests revisited

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15.30   Pleasure in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Room 1, Examinations Schools
Elena Draghici-Vasilescu
The Pleasure of the Arts

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17.00   Late Roman Seminar
Danson Room, Trinity College
Peter Heather (King’s College, London)
Constantine’s Conversion (again), and the Christianisation of the Empire

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FRIDAY 14 November

12.00   Byzantine Literature Lecture
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College, Oxford)
Advice Literature- Constantine VII

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