Oxford Listings

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Michaelmas Term 2014

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MONDAY 23 November



13:00   OUBS M.Phil/D. Phil Application Workshop

Common Room, Ioannou Centre, Faculty of Classics

Current D Phils and Postdocs in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

The Oxford University Byzantine Society will be hosting an informal ‘bring your own lunch’ workshop for current Masters students who are planning to apply for entry in 2016-17 for M.Phil/D.Phil places. We shall provide templates of successful applications from previous years but students are urged to bring their own drafts to the workshop for feedback.


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

John Sabapathy (University College, London)

Some difficulties in forming persecuting societies: Robert of Courson thinks about communities and inquisition



TUESDAY​ 24 November

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

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street
Susan Weingarten (Tel Aviv)

Food in the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds



WEDNESDAY 25 November
17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Florin Curta (University of Florida)

The Vlachs in the French chronicles, Constantinople, and the echo chamber



THURSDAY 26 November

11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Andrea Zerbini

Mapping agrarian infrastructure in northern Jordan: the Productive

Landscapes Project

17:00   Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Adrastos Omissi (Oxford)

All Roman emperors were usurpers: endemic usurpation in the Roman world

27 BC – c.500 AD


​17:00   The Greek Book from Antiquity to 1515

Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies

Jana Grusková (OAW, Vienna; Bratislava)

Two unique Greek texts preserved in Vienna palimpsests: Dexippus’ Scythica and Aelius Herodianus’ De prosodia catholica.

FRIDAY 27 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



14:00   Special Talk

Lincoln College, New Garden Building, Lower Lecture Room

Maria Georgopoulou (Gennadius Library)

(30 mins. including Q&A) on the history, resources and funding opportunities offered by the Gennadius Library for students and researchers


17:00   Book Launch, with discussion and a celebratory drink

Corpus Christi College, Rainolds Room
Discussants: James Howard-Johnston, David Taylor and Robert Hoyland

Studies in Theophanes (Travaux et Mémoires 19), ed. M. Jankowiak and F. Montinaro, Paris 2015



Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society




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