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Michaelmas Term 2014

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MONDAY 19 October

17:00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College

Richard Sharpe (Wadham)

Saints’ Banners, Holy Banners


TUESDAY​ 20 October

14:30   Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street
Holger Zellentin (Nottingham)

Self-criticism within talmudic legal reasoning


17.00 The Greek Book from Antiquity to 1515

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies

Ben Cartlidge (Oxford)

‘One half their lives was reading books’: Athenaeus and other excerpters.

Michael Malone-Lee (Oxford)

The coming of the Greek book to the West.


17:30   The Cult of Saints in the First Millennium
Seminar Room (3rd floor), Radcliffe Humanities Building

Efthymios Rizos (Linacre College)

Saints from the Latin East: the memory of north Illyricum in Greek hagiography


WEDNESDAY 21 October
17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
David Potter (University of Michigan)

John of Cappadocia and the ‘Gift from God’


THURSDAY 22 October

11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Georgi Parpulov (Oxford)

The origins of flower-petal ornament


17:00   Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Neil McLynn (Oxford)

Mesopotamian mayhem: Julian’s Persian expedition reconsidered


19:30   Constructing Identity at the Two Ends of Eurasia

The launch event for the new TORCH-sponsored research network on the long history of identity, ethnicity and nationhood. For more details please see here or here.

Lecture Theatre, Ertegun House
Mary Garrison (York)

Carolingian Exceptionalism Revisited

Pamela Kyle Crossley (Dartmouth College)

Who told us what we are?


FRIDAY 23 October

12:00   Byzantine Literature Lecture
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College, Oxford)

Lemerle’s ‘Le premier humanisme’ revisited: literature and education in the 9th and 10th centuries


Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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