The Oxford Listings – Week 1

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Michaelmas Term 2016
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MONDAY 10 October

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

Richard Sharpe (Wadham)

King Ceadwalla and Bishop Wilfrid: betrayal, murder, genocide, and the cover-up in

Bede’s text and in his History


TUESDAY 11 October

17:00 Medieval Church and Culture Seminar

Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester College

David d’Avray (UCL)

Sociological Questions for the History of Ethics

WEDNESDAY 12 October


17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Filippo Ronconi (EHESS, Paris):

The Material Forms of Cultural Transfer: Migrations of People and Books in the Early Medieval Mediterranean. Greek Texts from East to West

THURSDAY 13 October


15:00 Introduction to Medieval New Rome: Themes, Methods and Materials

Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi

Nicholas Matheou (Pembroke College, Oxford)

What is ‘Medieval New Rome’? An Overview c.700-1200



17:00   Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi

Adrastos Omissi (Oriel College, Oxford):

Questioning the accuracy of the Origo Constantini imperatoris

Message from Adrastos: The text this seminar is dealing with is very short (no more than 15 minutes’ worth of reading) and since it would be helpful for people to be familiar with it, I thought I would share it in advance. Please find the text here.



17:00 The Hensley Henson Lectures: Bede and the writing of History

Examination Schools,

Prof. Sarah Foot:

The Venerable Bede: exegete and historian

FRIDAY 14 October
11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Adam Izdebski (Krakow):

Byzantium and climate change. Studying resilience in a complex historical society

The Byzantine Text Seminar and Byzantine Literature Lecture start next week. If you would be interested in reading John Mauropous’ Life of Dorotheos the Younger please email Marc at for a PDF of the text.




17:00   The Cult of Saints in the First Millennium

Radcliffe Humanities Building, Collin Matthew Room (Ground floor)

Phil Booth (Trinity College) and Edward Zychowicz-Coghill (Worcester College):

An Unedited Copto-Arabic Text from the End of Late Antiquity: Constantine of Assiout’s First Encomium on St John of Heraclea (c.600)




Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society











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