The Oxford Listings – Week 1

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Trinity Term 2017
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MONDAY 24 April


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

Stephen Baxter (St Peter’s)

How and why was Domesday made?
TUESDAY​ 25 April


14:00 The Greek City under Rome

Ioannou Centre

Georgy Cantor (St John’s College, Oxford)

Navigating Roman Law and local privileges in Pliny’s and Dio’s Pontus Bithynia




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

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Street

Foteini Spingou (Classics) and Judith Mckenzie (Classics and Oriental Studies)

Jewish or Christian? Late Antique Egyptian Wall-Hangings painted with scenes of Genesis and Exodus




17:00 Introduction to Textual Criticism for Orientalists and Byzantinists

Location TBC,

Emilio Bonfiglio (Pembroke College/University of Vienna)


This is the first a of a two-lecture series addressed to students who intend to prepare a critical edition in either Greek, Latin, or any other ancient language of medieval oriental Christianity. The purpose of these lectures is to equip students with the basic principles of textual criticism. The methodology of the lectures is eminently practical, the aim being to present the necessary steps for the preparation of a critical edition. Among the topics discussed: how to prepare collations, understanding a ‘stemma codicum’, the function of ‘recensio’, what to put in an ‘apparatus criticus’, what the introduction of a critical edition ought to contain.


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The second lecture will take place later in term.




17:00 Patristic Seminar

Christ Church

Derek Spears

Early Christian Knowledge of Pagan Literature




17:00 Medieval Church and Culture Seminar

Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester College

Lydia Schumacher (King’s College London/All Souls)

Presentation of ERC-Funded Project Authority and Innovation in Early Franciscan

Thought, c. 1220-1245





17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies

Mirela Ivanova et al.

OUBS Fieldtrip to Bulgaria: Report 




17:00 The Long History of Identity, Ethnicity and Nationhood

Garden Room, Stanford House

Patrick Geary (IAS, Princeton)

Understanding Barbarian Migrations through Genomic Research




17:00 Julian: historical and philosophical Perspectives

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College

Neil McLynn (Oxford)

Sizing up Julian: the Christian Cappadocian Perspective



THURSDAY ​27 April

11:00 Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar

First Floor Seminar Room, Ioannou Centre

No Seminar




17:00 After Rome: Aspects of the history and Archaeology of the Fifth to Seventh Century

Sutro Room, Trinity College

Bryan Ward-Perkins (Oxford)

The Cult of Saints Project and levels of Sainthood




​FRIDAY ​28 April


12:00 Byzantine Literature Lectures

Ioannou Centre,

Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College)

Beast Literature in Byzantium




17:00 The Cult of Saints in the First Millenium

Trinity College SCR

Conrad Leyser (Worcester College)

Through the eyes of two deacons: Church Property, Clerical Office and the Cults of St Stephen and Laurence in Fifth century Rome





Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society
















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