Oxford Listings

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Michaelmas Term 2014

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MONDAY 2 November

15:00   Medieval Archaeology Seminar

Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street

Florin Curta (University of Florida)

Trade and settlement in al-Andalus and Volga Bulgharia (10th-11th cc.): a comparative approach

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

Sarah Foot (Christ Church)

Bede: the problem



TUESDAY 3 November

17:00   SPECIAL EVENT: Byzantium Still Surprising in 2015? Inaugural meeting of the British Byzantine Postgraduate Network

3rd Floor (TORCH) Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities Building

Daniel Neary (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge) – The Surprising History of Byzantine Choziba

Elliot Mason (Royal Holloway, London) – Preliminary Assessment of the Manuscript Tradition of St John Climacus’ Ladder of Divine Ascent in Late Byzantium

Anna Kelley (University of Birmingham) – Weavers in Byzantium: Unravelling the History of Industry

Nicholas Matheou (Pembroke College, University of Oxford) – A Provincial Surprise? Cappadocia’s Place in the Medieval Eastern Roman Empire

Brian McLaughlin (Royal Holloway, London) – Surprising Reasons to Study Late Byzantine Political History

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.


17:30   The Cult of Saints in the First Millennium
Colin Matthew Room, Radcliffe Humanities Building

Elena Ene D-Vasilescu (Wolfson College)

Saint Anne. Another heavenly wife


WEDNESDAY 4 November

17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Marlia Mango (St John’s)

Androna and the Late Antique Cities of Oriens


THURSDAY 5 November​

11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
John Mitchell (East Anglia University)

Points of Station and Passage: screens, veils and interfaces


17:00   Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
George Woudhuysen and Justin Stover (Oxford)

The lost Historia of Sextus Aurelius Victor


17:00   The Greek Book from Antiquity to 1515

Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies

Christopher Mallan (Oxford)

The Parthica of Pseudo-Appian: its purpose and date.


FRIDAY ​6 November
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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