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MONDAY 8th October

17.00 Medieval History Seminar

All Souls College, Wharton Room

Dr Cordelia Beattie (Edinburgh)

Willing Wives: Probate, Property and Piety in Late Medieval England


17:00   The Crucible of Empire: The Sasanian World and its Religious Minorities

Wolfson College, Linton Road

Dr Shai Secunda (Bard College)

A Babylonian Babel: The Sasanians and the Crystallization of Judaism


TUESDAY 9th October

10.00-11.30 Byzantine Numismatics

Ashmolean Museum, Floor 2, Coin Study Centre

Dr Baker

An Introduction 


14:15 Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Dr James Aitken (Cambridge)

Homeric rewriting in Greek Sirach [Septuagint Forum]


15.30 Medieval Book Club

Merton College

Various Speakers

Satirical Apocalypse – The Apocalypse of Golias


17.00 Transnational and Global History Seminar (TGHS)

Nuffield College. Butler Room,

Graduate Welcome Event

Roundtable: How are Graduate Students practicing Global History at Oxford? 


17.00 Medieval Church and Culture Seminar

Harris Manchester College, Charles Wellbeloved Room

Dr Conrad Leyser (Worcester)

Trustworthy Men? Law and Priestly Power in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages


WEDNESDAY 10th October

13.00 The Roman Discussion Forum

Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Lecture Room

Professor Andrew Wilson (Oxford)

Water-powered marble sawing at Aphrodisias


15.00 – 17.00 Arabic Epigraphy and Palaeography Reading Group

The Khalili Research Centre, 3 St John Street, lecture room (basement)

Dr Umberto Bongianino

The formative period


3.30-4.30 [Late Antique and Byzantine] Epigraphy

Ioannou Centre

Dr Toth

An Introduction


17.00 Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

The Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’

Professor Elizabeth Jeffreys (Oxford)

Byzantine literature in the Slavic world: serendipity or intention?


17.00 Oxford Archaeological Fieldwork Seminar

Institute of Archaeology Lecture Room, 36 Beaumont Street

Matt Hitchcock (Manchester), with discussant Dr Melanie Giles (Manchester)

Methods in Matter: Archives as Archaeology


THURSDAY 11th October

9.30-10.00 Theology [Late Antique and Byzantine Studies]

Danson Room, Trinity College

Dr Booth

An Introduction


16.00 Antinous: boy made god

Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’

Elena Calandra (Istituto Centrale per l’Archeologia, Rome)

From Egypt to Hadrian’s Villa: the construction of the image of Antinoos


17.00 Late Roman Seminar

Corpus Christi College, Al-Jabar Auditorium

Professor Andrew Wilson (Oxford)

The walls of Carthage and the date of Augustine’s De Trinitate


17.15 Khalili Centre Research Seminar

Wolfson College, Linton Road

Hassan Chahdi

The Qur’an, its Transmission and Textual Variants: Confronting Early Manuscripts and Written Traditions


FRIDAY 12th October

10.00 Byzantine Literature

Ioannou Centre

Professor Lauxtermann & Dr Toth

An Introduction

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