The Oxford Listings – Week 1

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Hilary Term 2017
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MONDAY 16 January
14:15 Seminar in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies

Horton Room, Western Library

Lesley Smith (History/ Harris Manchester)

Books for the Medieval Classroom





17:00   Medieval History Seminar
Old Library, All Souls College

Julia Smith (All Souls)

Gender and Authenticity in the Medieval Cult of Relics




TUESDAY 17 January


14:30 Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman PeriodOxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Dr Yuval Shahar (Tel Aviv)

Talmudic literature as an historical source: the test case of R. Akiva




16:00 Patristic and Late Antique Seminar: Patristic Exegesis of Prophesy and Prophetic Literature

Room 2, Christ Church

Prof Ilaria Ramelli (Catholic University Milat – Angelicum University – Princeton)

Prophesy in Origen’s exegesis, theology and philosophy





17:00 Medieval Church and Culture Seminar

Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester College

Mary Carruthers (NYU & All Souls)

Sensory basics: sensus communis and imagination


WEDNESDAY 18 January


17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar/ OCBR Special Lecture

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Dionysios Stathakopoulos:

How to spend it? Wealth, Charity and Remembrance in the late Byzantine Period




17:00 Late Medieval Europe Seminar: Paper and Parchment

New Seminar Room, St John’s College

John Gagné (University of Sydney)

Toward a History of Obliteration in the Age of Paper





THURSDAY 19 January

11:00 Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar

First Floor Seminar Room, Ioannou Centre

Corisande Fenwick (UCL)

Building God’s Empire: Archaeology and the Byzantine Reconquest of Africa




14:00 Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi

Neil McLynn (Corpus Christi) and Conrad Leyser (Worcester)

Augustine of Hippo and Two African Revolutions


FRIDAY 20 January
9:30 Byzantine Text Seminar

Ioannou Centre,

Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College)

Reading: the travel account of Andreas Libadenos (s. XIV), ed.O. Lampsidis, Ανδρέου Λιβαδηνού βίος και έργα (Athens, 1975), 39-87 (available in the online TLG)

Start reading from p. 45, line 9.  




12:00 Byzantine Literature Lectures

Ioannou Centre,

Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College)

Literature in the 9-10th Centuries




17:00 The Cult of Saints in the First Millenium

Sutro Room, Trinity College

Sergey Minov (Oxford)

The Syriac Life of Mar Awgen: Portraying a monastic holy man in late antique Mesopotamia





Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society











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