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 rest of the events for Trinity Term 2017 will be added when details become available

Exhibition: The Hidden Gospels of Abba Garima,
Treasures of the Ethiopian Highlands

Further extended: Now closes Friday 4 August 2017

Weekdays only Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm,
(please phone 01865 288391 to check hours, due to teaching)

Admission free

Outreach Room, Ground Floor,
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’

Organized by Judith McKenzie, Miranda Williams,
and Foteini Spingou with Michael Gervers’ photographs

Poster with full details

Ancient World Research Cluster, Wolfson College:
The spread of Greek Philosophy to Persia, Syria, Baghdad,
Spain, and cross-cultural philosophy in Mughal India

Friday 9 June 2017

Haldane Room, Wolfson College, 2–5.30pm
(with tea, coffee, biscuits for 50 people at 3.30–4pm)

Professor Richard Sorabji: 2–3.30pm
Professor Peter Adamson, 4–5.30pm

Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies
‘Julian: historical and philosophical perspectives’

Wednesdays in Trinity Term 2017
Corpus Christi College Seminar Room, 5.00–6.00pm

26 April (Week 1)
Speaker to be confirmed

3 May (Week 2)
Rowland Smith (University of Newcastle):
Title to be confirmed

10 May (Week 3)
George Woudhuysen (University of Oxford):
Title to be confirmed

17 May (Week 4)
Adrien Lecerf (Centre Leon Robin, Paris):
New Ways to Tradition: Julian and Cynicism

24 May (Week 5)
Alan Ross (University of Southampton):
Kingship in theory and practice: Julian, Themistius, and Constantius

31 May (Week 6)
Peter Van Nuffelen (University of Ghent):
Speaking out: proper and improper parrhesia in the fourth century

7 June (Week 7)
Riccardo Chiaradonna (Roma Tre University):
Teaching Philosophy in the fourth century: Julian and the so-called “School of Pergamum”

14 June (Week 8)
Gabor Buzasi (ELTE, Budapest):
Emperor Julian's theology of the Sun

Conveners: Prof Anna Marmodoro and Professor Neil McLynn

The organisers are grateful to Centre for the Study of Greek and Roman Antiquity at Corpus Christi College for financial support

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

Tuesdays, 2.30–4 pm in Trinity Term 2017
 Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

The following three seminars in this series are relevant to Late Antiquity:

25 April (Week 1)
Dr Foteini Spingou (Classics) and
Dr Judith Mckenzie (Classics and Oriental Studies):
Jewish or Christian? Late antique Egyptian wall-hangings painted with scenes from Genesis and Exodus

9 May (Week 3)
Professor Sir Fergus Millar (Brasenose):
Jews, Greeks and the Bible in Greek translation: So what? (2) The silence of Greek (and Latin)-speaking Judaism, 130-630 CE

6 June (Week 7)
Dr Donald T. Ariel (Israel Antiquities Authority)
The significance of the coin evidence from Judaea for Jewish history

Convener: Professor Martin Goodman


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