The Oxford Listings – Week 4

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

Catherine Rider (University of Exeter)

‘Religious views of infertility in the Middle Ages.’


14:00 The Greek City under Rome

Ioannou Centre

Anna Heller (Tours)

Kingship and elite representation in honorific inscriptions from Roman Asia Minor




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

Khalili Research Centre Lecture Room,

Dr Tom Nickson (London, Courtauld Institute)

Light and Lighting in al-Andalus





17:00 Patristics Seminar

Christ Church

Valentina Duca

‘A light that shines by Grace’: Faith, Trust and Suffering in Isaac of Nineveh




17:00 Medieval Church and Culture Seminar

Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester College

June Effemey (SEH)

Medieval Tenement Plots in Oxford and Southampton: Owners and Occupiers, Winners and Losers


Henry Tann (St John’s)

Udendo la ‘ngordigia’: Commercial attitudes in Boccacio and in Milanese Merchant Quaderni






17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies

Simon Ford (Oxford)

Framing a narrative: Synagogue Conversion in the late Antique Medieterranean




17:00 Julian: historical and philosophical Perspectives

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College

Adrien Lecerf (Centre Leon Robin, Paris)

New Ways to Tradition: Julian and Cynicism




17:00 (Re-)Appropriation of Epigraphic Texts Across Cultures Reading Group

Mure Room, Merton College

Yegor Grebnev (Merton)

The Re-invention of Early Ritual Bronzes as “Time Capsules” of Sage Kings in Ancient China


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11:00 Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar

First Floor Seminar Room, Ioannou Centre

Stephen Humphries (Durham)

Crosses as water purification devices in the Byzantine Near East




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

Sutro Room, Trinity College

Stanislaw Adamiak (University of Warsaw)

Who was rebaptised by the Donatists and why?




17:00 Introduction to Textual Criticism for Orientalists and Byzantinists

Faculty Room, Oriental Institute,

Emilio Bonfiglio (Pembroke College/University of Vienna)

 This is the second 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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​FRIDAY ​19 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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