The Oxford Listings: HT2019 / Week 5



Hilary Term 2019

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MONDAY 11th February

13.00   Archaeobotany Discussion Group

Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Seminar Room

Dr Kelly Reed (University of Oxford)

A taste of Empire: Reconstructing Foodways in Roman Pannonia


17.00   Medieval History Seminar

All Souls College, Warton Room

Claudia Rapp (University of Vienna)

Cultural Convergences: Saint Catherine’s Monastery and its Palimpsest Manuscripts

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TUESDAY 12th Februay

14:00   Later Medieval Seminar – Commemoration

St John’s College, 21 St Giles seminar room

Marika Rasanen (Turku)

Rethinking the late medieval relic (c. 1200-1550) 


14:00   Byzantine Epigraphy

The Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’

Dr Ida Toth


17.00   Medieval French Research Seminar

Maison Française

Bernard Cerquiglini (Université Paris Diderot)

Pourquoi Nithard (843) fut le premier écrivain de langue française


17:00   Medieval Church and Culture

Harris Manchester College, Charles Wellbeloved Room

Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies)

Reading Hebrew Psalms in 13th-Century England:  glosses and dictionary in MS Longleat House 21

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WEDNESDAY 13th February

12.00-13.00     Money in the Medieval West and Byzantium

Ashmolean Museum, Floor 2, Coin Study Centre, off Gallery 36 Japan after 1860

Dr Julian Baker

The Middle Byzantine period, ca. 800-1200


13.00   Roman Discussion Forum

Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Lecture Room

Girolamo Ferdinando De Simone (Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli)

Beyond Pompeii: Landscape and Economy in Late Antique Campania


17.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

The Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’

Michael Zellmann-Rohrer (Oxford)

Applied poetry and prose: Greek incantations and amulets in Byzantium


17.00   The Slade Lectures 2019: Islam and Image: Beyond Aniconism and Iconoclasm

Maths Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

Grammars of Defacement: Censure and Redemption

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THURSDAY 14th February

11.00-12.30     Byzantine Art and Archaeology Seminar

Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, First Floor Seminar Room

Beatrice Leal

Modes of architectural imagery in the Late Antique and Early Medieval Eastern Mediterranean


15.30-16.45     The Material Culture of Pilgrimage

History Faculty, Colin Matthew Room

The Material Culture of Pilgrimage: Art and artefacts that commemorate or participate in the pilgrimage experience


16.30   Aquinas Seminar Series: “The Good of Human Interdependence”

Blackfriars Hall, Aula

Prof John Finley

Matter as Principle of both Individuation and Communion


17.00   Late Roman Seminar

Corpus Christi College

David Lambert (Oxford University)

The ethnicity of the usurper Vitalian


17.00   Khalili Research Centre Seminars

Wolfson College

Lorenz Korn (Bamberg University/St Andrews University)

Title TBA

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FRIDAY 15th February

9.30-11.00       Byzantine Text Seminar

Ioannou Center, 66 St Giles

Professor Lauxtermann


11.00-12.45     KRC Manuscript Viewing Sessions

Weston Library, Horton Seminar Room

Manuscript production in Iran, Anatolia and Central Asia c.1400– 1500: Timurid, Turkman and early Ottoman (ZY-G and TF)

Registration is required. Please contact


12.00-13.00     Byzantine Literature

Ioannou Center, 66 St Giles

Professor Lauxtermann


14.15   Seminar in the history of the book

Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford Level 2 Visiting Scholars’ Centre (VSC)

15cBOOKTRADE tools for Modern Languages, History, and Classics 


9.30 – 15.00    Cult Transfer and Literary Transformation in Hagiographic Legend during the First Millennium

Maison Française d’Oxford, 2–10 Norham Road

Various Speakers

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