MONDAY 12th November

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

Wolfson College, Linton Road

Charles Häberl (Rutgers University)

The Sasanian Role in the Mandaean World


17.00   Medieval History Seminar

All Souls College, Wharton Room

Claire Macht (Kellogg)

Resurrecting the Book of Life: Libri Vitae and Monastic Historical Writing

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TUESDAY 13th November

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

Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Dr Max Leventhal (Cambridge)

Quotations of the Septuagint in Eleazar’s exegesis of the Law (Arist. 130-171) [Septuagint Forum]


15.30   Medieval Book Club

Various Speakers

Apocalyptic Visions (ii) – Islamic interpretations of Daniel


17.00   Medieval Church and Culture Seminar: Power and Authority

Harris Manchester College, Mansfield Rd, Charles Wellbeloved Room

Graeme Ward (Jesus College)

Ademar of Chabannes, Amalarius of Metz, and the Shaping of Carolingian Authority in Eleventh-Century Aquitaine

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WEDNESDAY 14th November

13.00   The Roman Discussion Forum

Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Lecture Room

Colin Duval (University of Sheffield)

The development of new agropastoral and economic models in Western Europe between the Iron Age and the Roman period: new insights from cattle and pig bone morphometrics 


15.00   Arabic Epigraphy and Palaeography Reading Group

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

Dr Umberto Bongianino

Al-Andalus and the Maghrib, part II


17.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

The Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’

Dr Phil Booth

Byzantium and the Miaphysite commonwealth


17.00 Oxford Archaeological Fieldwork Seminar

Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Lecture Room

Dr. Melina Melfi

Hadrianopolis: Exploring an Ancient City in Epiros

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THURSDAY 15th November

11.00   Byzantine Art and Archaeology – a French perspective

Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Basement Room 42

Etleva Nallbani

Early Medieval Albania: new archaeological evidence


17.00   Late Roman Seminar

Corpus Christi College, Seminar Room

Shunsuke Kosaka (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Ammianus Marcellinus, the old age of Rome, and the populus Romanus


17.15 Khalili Centre Research Seminar

Wolfson College, Linton Road

Agnieszka Lic

Seventh- to Ninth-Century Churches in the Persian Gulf as ‘Museums of Forms’

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FRIDAY 16th November

10.00-11.30     Byzantine Text Seminar

Ioannou Center, 66 St Giles

Professor Lauxtermann


12.00-13.00     Byzantine Literature

Ioannou Center, 66 St Giles

Professor Lauxtermann

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