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

The Empires of Faith Project:
'Images of Mithras'

Thursday 16 October 2014 at 5pm
Sutro Room, Trinity College

Poster with more details

Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology
and Art Seminar

Thursdays in Michaelmas Term 2014
St John’s College, New Seminar Room, 11am–12.30pm

16 October (Week 1)
Professor Ross Burns (Macquarie University, Sydney):
Conversion of temples to churches in the Levant  ̶  preliminary findings for Syria and Lebanon

23 October (Week 2)
Dr Marlia Mango:
Country Life:  the economy of material culture in the villages of late Roman Oriens

30 October (Week 3)
Dr Jane Chick:
Disorder and Diversity in Cyrenaica:  a Late Antique pavement at Qasr el Lebia

6 November (Week 4)
Dr Ulrich Gehn (EAGLE):
Some considerations on the late Roman toga

13 November (Week 5)
Professor Robert Hoyland:
The Arab conquests revisited

20 November (Week 6)
Dr Efthymis Rizos:
The military annona and its warehouses in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans (3rd–6th centuries AD)

27 November (Week 7)
Dr Troels Myrup Kristensen (Aarhus, Wolfson):
Meriamlik and Seleukeia: the spatial politics of city and saint

4 December (Week 8)
Dr Luke Treadwell and Dr Marek Jankowiak (KRC):
Update on the ‘Dirhems for Slaves’ project

Conveners: Dr Marlia Mango (St John’s) and Dr Georgi Parpulov (Wolfson)

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

Tuesdays in Michaelmas Term 2014
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute Building, Walton Street, 2.30–4 pm

The following three seminars relate to Late Antiquity:

21 October (Week 2)
Dr Siam Bhayro (Exeter College):
Babylonian and Iranian features of ancient Jewish cosmologies: Marduk the magician and the Zurvanite Enoch

4 November (Week 4)
Jonathon Wright (St Stephen's House)
Nachleben of Jewish Pseudepigrapha: the case of Joseph and Aseneth

18 November (Week 6)
Dr Hector Patmore (Cardiff):
The Evil Inclination in the Targums to the Pentateuch and the Prophets

Convener: Professor Martin Goodman

The Roman Discussion Forum

Wednesdays in Michaelmas Term 2014
Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology, Beaumont Street at 1.00 pm

The following item on the programme is relevant to Late Antiquity:

Wednesday 19 November (Week 6)
Dr Daphne Briggs (University of Oxford):
Reflections of Ovid in runic text on a bracteate from fifth-century Norfolk

Organisers: Andrew Wilson, Nichole Sheldrick, and Amanda Sharp
with the support of the Faculty of Classics, the School of Archaeology,
and All Souls College

Medieval Archaeology Seminar

Mondays in Michaelmas Term 2014
Institute of Archaeology Lecture Room at 3pm

The seminar in Week 2 relates to Late Antiquity:

3 November (Week 2)
Cate Green:
Britons & Anglo-Saxons in the Lincoln Region, c.400–700

Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies

Tuesdays in Michaelmas Term 2014
Fraenkel Room, All College, 2.30–4.00pm

The following two seminars in the programme are relevant to Late Antiquity:

11 November 2014 (Week 5)
Paul Scade (Istanbul Sehir University):
Thought and Reality in Stoic Ontology

2 December 2014 (Week 8)
Vladimir Mikes
(Czech Academy of Sciences) :
[Title to be confirmed]

The rest of next term's events will appear here
as soon as details become available


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