Oxford Listings

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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
SEMINARS AND EVENTS: Week 1
Trinity Term 2014

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MONDAY 27th April

17.00 Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls
Walter Pohl (Instituts für Mittelalterforschung, Vienna)
Genealogies, dynasties and kinship in the Early Middle Ages

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TUESDAY 28th April

17.00 Dirhams for Slaves Seminar Series
Khalili Research Centre
Jeremy Johns (Oxford)
Eunuchs and slaves in the court of Norman Sicily

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WEDNESDAY 29th April

13.00 Roman Discussion Forum
Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology
Galatea Klapakis (Greek Archaeological Service):
A late Roman cemetery excavated in Pallene, Attica: The transition from paganism to Christianity in the hinterland of Athens

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17.00 Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre
Nicky Tsougarakis (Liverpool)
A matter of perspective: the friary of St Francis of Candia (Crete) in Cretan and pilgrim sources

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17.00 Medieval Economic and Social History Seminar
Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College
Arietta Papaconstantinou (University of Reading)
Credit, debt, and the evolution of rural society from Justinian to the Abbasids in Egypt and Southern Palestine

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17.00 Patristic Seminar
Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
Mark Edwards
What is Antiochene theology?

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17.00 Themistius Seminar: historical and philosophical perspectives
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Richard Sorabji (Oxford)
TBC

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THURSDAY 30th April

11.00 Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Archaeology Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Emanuele Intagliata (Edinburgh)
The inner city wall of Palmyra in late antiquity

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12.00 Global themes in medieval history
Auditorium, Corpus Christi College
Mark Whittow (Oxford)
TBC

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17.00 After Rome Seminar
Danson Room, Trinity College
Mischa Meier (Tübingen University)
The failed assassination attempt against Attila (AD 449,) and eastern Roman Hunnic policy

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FRIDAY 31st April

11.00 Byzantium: the transition from antiquity to the middle ages, AD 500-1100
Ioannou Centre
Ine Jacobs (Oxford)
General introduction to the Byzantine period, 500-1100

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12.00 Byzantine Literature Lecture
Ioannou Centre
Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter, Oxford)
Greek literature of southern Italy

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