Michaelmas Term 2018

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MONDAY 26th November

15.00   Medieval Archaeology Seminar

Institute of Archaeology, Lecture Room

Andy Seaman

Manifestations of Empire: How New Approaches to Pollen Analysis can help us explore the End of Roman Britain


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

Wolfson College, Linton Road

Iris Colditz (Freie Universität Berlin)

Strategies for Success: Manichaeism under the Early Sasanians


17.00   Medieval History Seminar

All Souls College, Wharton Room

Magnus Ryan (Cambridge)

Customary Law in Later Medieval Theory and Practice: Brittany, Piedmont, Paris and Politics

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TUESDAY 27th November

12.00   Climate and Chronology Group

1 South Parks Road, Lecture Theatre

Dr David Chivall (RLAHA, University of Oxford)

Using radiocarbon to identify poached ivory being sold in the EU ivory antiques market


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

Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Professor Willem Smelik (UCL)

A new Aramaic fragment of the Toldot Yeshu


15.30   Medieval Book Club

Various Speakers

Depicting the Apocalypse

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WEDNESDAY 28th November

13.00   The Roman Discussion Forum

Institute of Archaeology, Lecture Room

Vyron Antoniadis (National Hellenic Research Foundation)

The Cultural Context of Rural Roman Epirus


15.00   Arabic Epigraphy and Palaeography Reading Group

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

Dr Umberto Bongianino

Ayyubids and Mamluks


17.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

The Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’

Professor Dame Averil Cameron

Empire and commonwealth today 

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THURSDAY 29th November

11.00   Byzantine Art and Archaeology – a French perspective

Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Basement Room 42

Anna Lampadaridi

Reconstructing the Apostolic Past: The Life of Pancras of Taormina (BHG 1410)


17.00   Late Roman Seminar

Corpus Christi College, Refugee Scholars’ Room

Geoffrey Greatrex (University of Ottawa)

How to interpret Procopius’ Persian tales


17.15 Khalili Centre Research Seminar

Wolfson College, Linton Road

Susana Calvo Capilla

The Artistic Undertakings of Caliph al-Hakam II in Cordoba

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FRIDAY 30th 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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