MONDAY 19th November


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

Wolfson College, Linton Road

Phil Booth (Oxford)

Chalcedonians and Severans in the Empire of Khusrau II




17.00   Medieval History Seminar

All Souls College, Wharton Room

Anna Abulafia (LMH)

Protection and Coercion of Jews in Gratian’s Decretum


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TUESDAY 20th November


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

Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Professor Sir Fergus Millar (Brasenose)

The inscriptions of Judaea/Palaestina: where are we?



15.30   Medieval Book Club

Various Speakers

After the End – Dante, Paradiso XXX


17.00   Medieval Church and Culture Seminar: Power and Authority

Harris Manchester College, Mansfield Rd, Carpenter Room

Catherine Holmes (University College)

Do we need to study identity in an age of global history? Some evidence from thirteenth-century Byzantium


17.00   Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar (TGHS)

Nuffield College, Butler Room

Special Guest TBC!

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WEDNESDAY 21st November


13.00   The Roman Discussion Forum

Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Lecture Room

Christian Niederhuber (Oxford)

Imperial portrait practice in the second century AD: Marcus Aurelius and Faustina the Younger



13.00   The Early Medieval Britain and Ireland Network

Balliol College, Massey Room

Professor Mark Atherton

The Battle of Maldon: What does the name Maldon signify? Approaches to the poem and the place

Dr Mark McKerracher

FeedSax: bioarchaeological signatures of the early medieval agrarian revolution

Professor Helen Gittos

The Early Medieval Britain Network – future plans




15.00   Arabic Epigraphy and Palaeography Reading Group

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

Dr Umberto Bongianino

The Fatimid era



17.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

The Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’

Dr Ida Toth

Antiquity and identity in Byzantine, Italian and Ottoman cultures


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THURSDAY 22nd November


11.00   Byzantine Art and Archaeology – a French perspective

Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Basement Room 42

Vivien Prigent

Byzantine administration in Africa: new evidence


17.00   Late Roman Seminar

Corpus Christi College, Seminar Room



17.15 Khalili Centre Research Seminar

Wolfson College, Linton Road

Alastair Northedge

Dehistan: Archaeology of a Medieval Pilgrimage City



16.00   Antinous: Boy Made God Seminar

Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Lecture Theatre

Thorsten Opper (British Museum)

Antinous at Hadrian’s Villa: from antiquity to the Grand Tour


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FRIDAY 23rd 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


17.00 The Cult of Saints in the First Millennium Seminar

Sutro Room, Trinity College

Nikolaos Kälviäinen (Oxford)

Sanitized reading. Editorial censorship in Greek martyrdom accounts from Late Antiquity and the Middle Byzantine period

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