Oxford Listings – Week 7


Hilary Term 2018
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MONDAY 26th February

15:00 Greek Paleography Lecture
Ioannou Centre

Nigel Wilson


17:00 Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls

Chris Woolgar (Southampton)
Southampton’s people and their goods, 1250-1500

TUESDAY 27th February

9:00 Mosaics and Society in Late Antiquity
Ioannou Centre

Ine Jacobs (Oxford)
Text and image in late antique mosaics


14:00 Byzantine Epigraphy
Ioannou Centre

Ida Toth


17:00 Medieval Church and Culture Seminar
Charles Wellbeloved Room, Harris Manchester

John Blair (Oxford)
The invisible culture of Anglo-Saxon ritual


17:00 Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period
Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Gideon Bohak (Tel Aviv)
A Palestinian Jewish Aramaic mythological hemerologion from the Cairo Genizah in the Bodleian Library

WEDNESDAY 28th February

17:00 OCBR Special Lecture: Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar
Ioannou Centre

Luca Zavagno (Bilkent University)
Beyond the periphery: the Byzantine Insular World between Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages (ca. 600–ca. 900)

THURSDAY 1st March

11:00 Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Archaeology Seminar (sponsored by the Maison Française d’Oxford)
Ioannou Centre

Brigitte Pitarakis (Paris)
Religious and domestic rituals with water and copper alloy vessels


14:00 Khalili Centre Research Seminar
Lecture Room Khalili Research Centre

Simon O’Meara (SOAS)
Islamic visuality and the curious case of the missing Kaʿba


14:00 Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College

Pawel Nowakowski (Oxford)
Constantine and the translation of relics to Constantinople: further remarks on a recently published inscription from Ephesos


19:00 FSASS Lecture
St Gregory’s House, 1 Canterbury Road

Vassa Kontouma
A little-known episode in the history of Anglican-Orthodox relations: exchange between Dositheos II of Jerusalem (1641-1707) and John Covel (1638-1722)

FRIDAY 2nd March

10:00 Byzantine Text Seminar – Constantine VII
Ioannou Centre

Michael Featherstone


12:00 Byzantine Literature
Ioannou Centre

Foteini Spingou
The Politics of Beauty: Pagan and Islamic Aesthetics in Constantinople

We will be reading excerpts on ancient statues from Niketas Choniates’ Chronike Diegesis and an excerpt from Mesarites account of the John the Fat’s revolt.


15:00 Paul Lemerle, forty years later
Maison Française d’Oxford

Seminar on the occasion of the publication of Autour du Premier humanisme byzantin & Études sur le XIe siècle, edited by Jean-Claude Cheynet et Bernard Flusin.

Presentation of the book by Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College) and James Howard-Johnston (Corpus Christi College) followed by two papers by Jean-Claude Cheynet (Université Paris-Sorbonne) and Bernard Flusin (Université Paris-Sorbonne – EPHE).


17:00 The Cult of Saints in the First Millenium
Sutro Room, Trinity College

Raul Villegas Marin (Barcelona)
Processus and Martinian: From African Montanist Martyrs to Roman Wardens of Peter and Paul

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