The Oxford Listings: HT19/Week 8



Hilary Term 2019

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MONDAY 4th March

14.15    Seminar in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies

Weston Library, Horton Room

Hannah Ryley

Recycling paper and parchment in late medieval English manuscripts


15.00    Medieval Archaeology Seminar

Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Lecture Room

Jessica Dunham

Remnants of a Roman Past: Reuse of Roman objects in early Anglo-Saxon graves


16.00   Gender in Classical Archaeology Seminar Series

The Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’

The lecture has been cancelled.


17.00   Medieval History Seminar

All Souls College, Warton Room

Andrew Holland (Queen’s College)

Anglo-Saxons in the landscape: identity, conflict, and communication

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TUESDAY 5th March

14:00   Byzantine Epigraphy

The Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’

Dr Ida Toth


17.00    Annual Oxford Medieval Studies Lecture

Taylor Institution, Main Hall

Simon Gaunt (King’s College, London)

On the Temporality of Style in Medieval French Trojan Narratives

(Abstract in pg.6 of the Medieval Booklet)


17:00   Medieval Church and Culture

Harris Manchester College, Charles Wellbeloved Room

No lecture


19.30    Aquinas Special Lecture

Blackfriars Hall, Aula

Dr. Rik van Nieuwenhove (Durham University)

Why Did God Die? Salvation According to Thomas Aquinas

Co-sponsored by the Aquinas Institute and the Thomistic Institute. Wine reception following lecture. Open to all. Free registration:

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12.00-14.00     Money in the Medieval West and Byzantium

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

Dr Julian Baker (Oxford)

The late medieval crisis, ca. 1330-1450


13.00   Roman Discussion Forum

Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Lecture Room

Geoffrey Dannell (Nottingham) & Allard Mees (Mainz)

Terra sigillata in the Roman Economy: cui bono


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

Blackfriars Hall, Aula

Rev Dr Joost Baneke

“I have called you friends”: Aelred of Rievaulx’s medieval psychological theology of charity, friendship, and interdependence


17.00    Oxford Archaeological Fieldwork Seminar

Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Lecture Room

Dr. John Naylor, Anni Byard (Portable Antiquities Scheme) & Dr. William Wintle

An Iron-Age to Post-Roman Landscape on the Berkshire Downs


17.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

The Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’

Teresa Shawcross (Princeton), Ida Toth (Oxford) et al.

Festschrift Elizabeth and Michael Jeffreys – book launch


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

Maths Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

Beyond Enlightenment? Towards a Conclusion (followed by discussion)

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THURSDAY 7th March

11.00-12.30     Byzantine Art and Archaeology Seminar

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

Dr Vivien Prigent

Asserting control over outlying provinces: the case of the island of Sicily


12.00   RLAHA Martin Aitken Seminar
School of Archaeology, 1 South Parks Road, Lecture Theatre,



14.00-17.00       OUBS & GAO Joint Coffee and Cake Event

Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Common Room

Join us and our colleagues from Graduate Archaeology at Oxford for a casual tea and coffee event in the Ioannou Common Room. There will be cake!


14.00-16.30       Roundtable PERLEGO

Somerville College, Council Room

PERLEGO: Methods of Research in Literature and the Visual Arts

Abstract in pg. 7 of the Medieval Booklet. If you are interested in attending the roundtable please send an email to and with a CV and a brief description of your research interests and how they connect to the topic of discussion.


17.00   Late Roman Seminar

Corpus Christi College

Alberto Rigolio (Durham University)

The origins of Syriac literature


17.00   Khalili Research Centre Seminars

Wolfson College

Mat Immerzeel (Leiden)

The History of Churches and Monasteries in Egypt. A medieval encyclopaedic source on church building, decoration and patronage in Egypt and beyond

17.00-19.00       Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance music

All Souls, Wharton Room

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FRIDAY 8th March

9.30-11.00       Byzantine Text Seminar

Ioannou Center, 66 St Giles

Professor Lauxtermann


11:00   Later Medieval Seminar – Commemoration

St John’s College, 21 St Giles seminar room

Judith Pollman (Leiden)

Commemorating civil war in the Low Countries 1566-1648 


11.00-12.45     KRC Manuscript Viewing Sessions

Ashmolean Museum, Dept of Eastern Art, Study Room 1

Francesca Leoni, Curator of Islamic Collections (Ashmolean)

Islamic manuscript collection in the Ashmolean

Registration is required. Please contact


12.00-13.00     Byzantine Literature

Ioannou Center, 66 St Giles

Professor Lauxtermann


13.30    Conference at Maison française d’Oxford

Sébastien Bully (CNRS, UMR ARTeHIS Dijon-Auxerre) & Morana Čaušević-Bully (Université de Franche-Comté)

Insular monasticism and ecclesial complexes between the 5th and 11th centuries in the northern Adriatic archipelago (Kvarner, Croatia): new archaeological evidence


14.15    Seminar in the History of the Book

Weston Library, Lecture Theatre

Book launch: Manuale Tipografico IV. A triumph of hand-printing aesthetics, paper and watermarks Enrico Tallone (Tallone Editore, Turin), Carlo Ossola (Collège de France, Prof. of Modern Literatures of Neo-Latin Europe), Stefano Salis (Il Sole 24 Ore)


16.00    Ancient Architecture Discussion Group

Lincoln College, Garden Building Lower Lecture Room

Julian Richard (University of Namur)

A question of scale? What makes a fountain monumental? The case of nymphaea in the Roman East


17.00    Aquinas Special Lecture

Blackfriars Hall, Aula

Prof Andrew Willard Jones (Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio)

Against Liberalism: The Spiritual and Temporal Swords in the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas

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