The Oxford Listings – Week 2

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Trinity Term 2017
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17:00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College

Katie Ball (Worcester College, Oxford)

The odd one out after all: Comparing England’s economy with Scotland and Flanders



13:00 Medieval History of Art Seminar

Arumugam Building, St Catherine’s College

Alexei Lidov

Byzantine Icons and Western Pictures: two matrices of Christian imagery




14:00 The Greek City under Rome

Ioannou Centre

Neil McLynn (Corpus Christi College, Oxford)

Playground of Paideia: the fourth-century educational experience in Athens




14:00 The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West

Khalili Research Centre Lecture Room,

Mr Péter Tamás Nagy (Khalili Research Centre)

The origins of royal funerary architecture in al-Maghrib al-Aqṣā




17:00 Ptarmigan Special Lecture

Examination Schools

Gath Fowden (Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahabic Faiths)

Later First Millenium Knowledge Circuits: the role of Alexandria




17:00 Medieval Church and Culture Seminar

Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester College

Ida Toth (Wolfson) and Adrastos Omissi (Oriel)

The Challenge(s) of Writing a Course Book in Latin for Medieval Historians





15:00 The Long History of Identity, Ethnicity and Nationhood

Garden Room, Stanford House

Yannis Stouraitis (University of Vienna)

Byzantinism, Hellenism, and Roman Republicanism: Byzantine Identities as Constructs of European Fantasy and Western Hegemony?




17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies

Olivier Delouis (Paris)

Basil of Caesarea reinvented in Byzantium? From the holy bishop to the father of the monks




17:00 Julian: historical and philosophical Perspectives

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College

Rowland Smith (University of Newcastle)

True things in jest: the intrusion of the philosophic in Julian’s Caesars



11:00 Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar

First Floor Seminar Room, Ioannou Centre

Georgi Parpulov (Oxford/London)

Epigraphic Gleanings from the British Museum




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

Sutro Room, Trinity College

Michelle Salzman (University of California)

Senators and emperors in the last decades of the Roman Empire 455-484




​FRIDAY ​5 May


12:00 Byzantine Literature Lectures

Ioannou Centre,

Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College)

Beast Literature in Byzantium




17:00 Book Launch: Celebration of the publication of a translation of Jonas of Bobbio’s Life of Columbanus

Sutro Room, Trinity College

Julia Smith (All Souls)

Jonas and Columbanus on Miracles and Materiality

Graham Barrett (Lincoln University)

Memory, history, and forgetting in Johnas of Bobbio


Thomas Charles-Edwards (Oxford)

Jonas and Columbanus



Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society


















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