OCLA: Seminars & Events

Pusey glass
Hercules and the Ceryneian hind, 4th-century
gold-glass from Rome.(Ashmolean Museum)

Listed here are forthcoming academic events within the field of Late Antiquity (individual lectures, seminars, conferences, etc.) being held in Oxford, or being organised outside Oxford by OCLA Researchers. If you are looking for events in a specific area of Late Antiquity (e.g. within ‘Islam and the Islamic World’, or ‘The Post-Roman West’), visit that section of our site, where you will find only the relevant events listed

PDF "booklet" with all this term's events

Handling sessions at the Ashmolean Museum

Kate Cooper is organising handling sessions with Senta German from the Ashmolean:

Friday 13 March 2015, 3–5 pm:
Objects related to violence and the sacred

More information

Seminar: Heresy from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Saturday 14 March 2015
TORCH Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road

Registration essential
Poster with full details

Carlyle Lectures:
‘The grim regalia of destruction’: points of
tension between sacred and secular authority
in Christian Europe c.400-c.1100

Dr Stuart Airlie (Glasgow)

Wednesdays of Weeks 3–8 of Hilary Term 2005
Examination Schools at 5pm

4 March (Week 7)
Ordering the Carolingian world II

11 March (Week 8)
Towards Canossa

Late Roman Seminar

Thursdays in Hilary Term 2015
Sutro Room, Trinity College at 5pm

5 March (Week 7)
Robin Whelan (Oxford):
A separation? Gelasius, the “two powers”, and Christian politics in the late fifth century

12 March (Week 8)
Rebecca Littlechilds (KCL):
Chaste cohabitation in Late Antiquity: ascetic ideals and social practice

Conveners: Conrad Leyser and Bryan Ward-Perkins

Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar

Wednesdays in Hilary Term 2015
in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, at 5pm

4 March (Week 7)
Ida Toth (Wolfson College)
Eastern Prose Fiction in Byzantium: a case study

11 March (Week 8)
Martin Hinterberger (University of Cyprus):
Phthonos/Envy and the Emotional World of Homo Byzantinus

Conveners: Marc Lauxtermann and Mark Whittow

Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology
and Art Seminar

Thursdays of Weeks 2–8 in Hilary Term 2015
St John’s College, New Seminar Room, 11am–12.30pm

5 March (Week 7)
Agnieszka Lic:
Stucco decoration of a church on Sir Bani Yas island, United Arab Emirates: Christian artistic production of Southern Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf in Late Antiquity

12 March (Week 8)
Ine Jacobs:
Christian protective magic in archaeological context

Conveners: Ine Jacobs and Marlia Mango

Patristic and Late Antique Seminar
Patristic Exegesis of Pauline Epistles

Tuesdays in Hilary Term 2015
Christ Church, Room 2, 4.00–5.30pm

3 March (Week 7)
Dr Julia Hudson:

10 March (Week 8)
Dr Elena Draghici-Vasilescu:
The use of Galatians in Byzantine Liturgy

Conveners: Dr Stan Rosenberg and Professor Mark Edwards

Seminar on Jewish History and Literature
in the Graeco-Roman Period

Tuesdays in Hilary Term 2015

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute Building, Walton Street, 2.30–4 pm

The following seminars in the programme relate to Late Antiquity:

3 March (Week 7)
Professor Nicholas de Lange (Cambridge):
Greek Jewish bible translations in medieval Judaism: the ancient roots of the medieval translations [Grinfield Lecture]

10 March (Week 8)
Dr Alexander Panayotov (Aarhus):
Jewish everyday life in the late-Roman and early Byzantine Balkans

Convener: Professor Martin Goodman

Workshop: Freedom, self-reflection and
self-movement in neoplatonic philosophy

Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 March 2015
(starting at 11am on Wednesday and finishing by lunchtime on Thursday)

Corpus Christi College (seminar room)

Speakers: Pauliina Remes (Uppsala University); Jan Opsomer (University of Leuven); Frans De Haas (Leiden University); James Wilberding (Ruhr University Bochum); and

Ursula Coope (Oxford University)

Everyone welcome. If you intend to be there, please contact Ursula Coope so that she has some idea of numbers.

The workshop is funded by the British Academy

The Roman Discussion Forum

WEDNESDAYS in Hilary Term 2015

Institute of Archaeology, Beaumont Street, Lecture Room, 1.00pm

Some of the following papers will contain a late antique component

4 March (Week 7)
Tyler Franconi (University of Oxford):
Economic development along Rome's German frontier

11 March (Week 8)
Professor Jean-Pierre Brun (Collège de France):
Textile, leather and organic remains in the Roman forts along the routes to Myos Hormos and to Berenike

Organisers: Andrew Wilson, Maggie Burr, and Tyler Franconi, with the support of the Faculty of Classics, the School of Archaeology, and All Souls College

Nonnus’ Dionysiaca Reading Group

The group will read two books per week during term for the duration of the 2014–15 academic year, on Fridays 1–2 pm.

These sessions are a joint event with a parallel Nonnus reading group in Cambridge (through Skype). Each week two books will be covered in English translation, while focusing in on selected passages in Greek.

All are welcome; for more information contact: Laura Miguélez-Cavero and Pavlos Avlamis


Copyright © University of Oxford 2007–12

Webmaster: ocla@history.ox.ac.uk

Web design: Richard Rowley