Oxford Listings

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 4

Trinity Term 2014

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MONDAY 16 May

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

Amanda Power

The vita apostolica and the governance of the faithful: a reordering of the Friars Minor

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TUESDAY 17 May

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

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Professor Catherine Hezser (SOAS)

Speaking with their bodies: non-verbal communication in rabbinic texts

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16:00   Patristic Seminar

Christ Church, Room 2

Kirsten Mackerras (short presentation): Justice in Lactantius

Eric Hoff (short presentation): To be arranged

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WEDNESDAY 18 May

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16:00   OUBS AGM & Hustings

Basement Room 42, Ioannou Centre

Summary of OUBS Year and Election of new commitee

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17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Christian Sahner (St. John’s College, Cambridge)

Violence against Christians and Shi’is in the Early Islamic Period: Formation of a Persecuting Society?

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17:00   Gregory of Nyssa: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

Corpus Christi College Seminar Room

Sophie Cartwright (University of London)

Vulnerable Minds and Vulnerable bodies as the Secret of Strength in Gregory of Nyssa

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THURSDAY 19 May

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

Mount Gerizim and the Christian Conversion of Jewish and Samaritan Holy Sites in Late Antiquity
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17:00   After Rome: Aspects of the History and Archaeology of the Fifth to Seventh Centuries
Ertegun House
Sergey Minov (‘Cult of Saints’ project, Oxford)

The Syriac Life of Mar Yareth the Alexandrian: Imagining a holy man in early medieval Mesopotamia

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FRIDAY 20 May

10:00-11:30   Byzantine Text Seminar
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College, Oxford)
Ioannes Tzetzes (Epistulae)

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

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17:00   Comparing Ancient Autocracies

Brasenose, Old Library

Theme: Psychology of the Autocrat

Giustina Monti “Alexander the Great King thus says”

Nik Mattheou: ‘Between the “autokrator” and the “politeia”: Imagining Autocracy in Medieval New Rome.

 

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Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

byzantine.society@gmail.com
https://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com

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