Oxford Listings – Week 5

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY
OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 5

Michaelmas Term 2017
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MONDAY 6th November

17:00   

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Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls

Merridee Bailey (University of Adelaide)

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The Value of Meekness in Medieval Hierarchies

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TUESDAY 7th November

17:00 

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Medieval Church and Culture Seminar (Medieval Islam)
Charles Wellbeloved Room, Harris Manchester

Umberto Bongianino (Oxford)

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A Quranic Manuscript from Medieval Morocco

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WEDNESDAY 8th November

12.30 

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TORCH Book at Lunchtime
Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities Building, Woodstock Road

Lunch available at 12:30pm, Discussion 1–2pm

Join the authors of the catalogue of Imagining the Divine (on show at the Ashmolean from 19 October) and the exhibition’s curators, as well as a panel of experts in the field, for lunch and a lively discussion of both catalogue and exhibition. Lunch & talk are free, booking essential.

For further details, visit: http://torch.ox.ac.uk/imagining-divine-art-and-rise-world-religions

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17:00 

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Empires of Faith Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College

Alain George (Oxford)

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The temple, church, and first mosque at Damascus: New perspectives

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THURSDAY 9th November

11:00 

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Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Archaeology Seminar
Ioannou Centre

Stefan Faust

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Fun with Achilles. Late Roman Perspectives on the Life of a Greek Hero

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14:00 

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Islamic Art and Archaeology Today: Theories in Practice
Lecture Room Khalili Research Centre

Archie Walls (Independent Scholar)

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Geometry and architecture in Islamic Jerusalem: a Sufi way

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17:00 

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Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College

Dominique Santos (Universidade Regional de Blumenau, Brazil)

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Connections across the Irish Sea: bilingualism and biliteralism in the ogham stones of Late Antiquity

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17:00 

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Georgian Studies Seminar Series
The Syndicate Room, St Anthony’s College

Sandro Nikolaishvili (Central European University, Budapest)

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The Construction of Royal/Imperial Authority in Georgia and Byzantium in the Age of Davit IV and Alexios I Komnenos, ca. 1081–1125

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FRIDAY 10th November

10:00 

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Byzantine Text Seminar
Ioannou Centre

Marc Lauxtermann

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12:00 

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Byzantine Literature Lecture
Ioannou Centre

Marc Lauxtermann

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17:00 

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The Cult of Saints in the First Millenium
Sutro Room, Trinity College

Susan Walker (Ashmolean), Jaś Elsner (Corpus Christi), and Maria Lidova (Wolfson)

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Book Presentation of: Saints and Salvation: the Wilshere Collection of Goldglass, Sarcophagi and Inscriptions from Rome and Southern Italy by S. Walker, S. Leatherbury, and D. Rini

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