The Oxford Listings – Week 7

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

Edel Bhreathnach (Dublin),

Sovereignty, religion and landscape: Irish ‘royal’ sites from prehistory to the Middle Ages.’


14:00 The Greek City under Rome

Ioannou Centre

Ted Kaizer (University of Durham):

Oasis-polis: Tadmor-Palmyra as a Greek city (or not) in five episodes




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

Khalili Research Centre Lecture Room,

Professor Antonio Almagro Gorbea (Granada, CSIC)

New (graphic) documents for the study of Almoravid and Almohad architecture




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

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institue

Donald T. Ariel (Israel Antiquities Authority)

The Significance of the coin evidence from Judaea for Jewish history





17:00 Patristics Seminar

Christ Church

Elena Ene D-Vasilescu:

Generation in Gregory Nazianzen’s poem On the Son




17:00 Medieval Church and Culture Seminar

Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester College

Alexander Peplow (Merton)

The Carmina Burana and Papal-Imperial Conflict  





17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies

Georgi Parpulov (London-Oxford):

The Byzantine Text of the Greek New Testament




17:00 Julian: historical and philosophical Perspectives

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College

Riccardo Chiaradonna (Roma Tre University):

Teaching Philosophy in the fourth century: Julian and the so-called “School of Pergamum”




2:45 Empires of Faith: Talking Religion: Discussing Religious Materiality

Ioannou Centre

2.45–3pm        Introduction

3–4pm             Panel: Man-made artefacts: from silverware to stucco

Chair: Professor Richard Gordon (University of Erfurt

3–3.20pm        Dr Richard Hobbs (British Museum)

3.20–3.40pm   Agnieszka Lic (University of Oxford)

3.40–4pm        Discussion

4–4.30pm        Coffee

4.30–5.30pm   Panel: Harnessing nature: water in religion and ritual

Chair: Dr Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis (British Museum)

4.30–4.50pm   Dr Eleanor Ghey (British Museum)

4.50–5.10pm   Eris Williams-Reed (University of Durham)

5.10–5.30pm   Discussion

Concluding remarks and general discussion:

5.30–6pm        Professor Nicholas Purcell (University of Oxford)

6pm: Drinks reception

Registration not necessary, but expressions of interest are welcome

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11:00 Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar

First Floor Seminar Room, Ioannou Centre

Tassos Papacostas (KCL):

From Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages, once more: making sense of a multi-period rural church in Cyprus




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

Sutro Room, Trinity College

Helena Hamerow (University of Oxford):

The circulation of garnets in the North Sea and Baltic zones, c.400–700



​FRIDAY ​9 June


There will be no Byzantine Literature Lecture and Byzantine Greek Reading Class this week.




17:00 The Cult of Saints in the First Millenium

Sutro Room, Trinity College

Leslie Brubaker (Birmingham)

Mary at Daphni



Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society




















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