Oxford Byzantine Graduate Seminar

The Oxford Byzantine Graduate Seminar is a new initiative sponsored by Oxford Medieval Studies (TORCH) and Worcester College, Oxford. It is designed to showcase the breadth of graduate research in modern Late Antique and Byzantine Studies and to foster academic collaboration across institutions and sub-disciplines.

The Seminar will take place weekly on Mondays at 12.30-14.00 (GMT) via Zoom. The speaker will present for 40-45 minutes, followed by audience questions and discussion.

To register and for further information, please contact the organiser at james.cogbill@worc.ox.ac.uk. Proposals by current graduate students for future sessions are very welcome.

Schedule

25th January: Chloé Agar (St. Cross College, Oxford)
Analysing Visions Experienced by Saints and Supplicants in Coptic Sources: What, How, and Why?

1st February: Alberto Ravani (Exeter College, Oxford)
A Byzantine story of Allegory as told by John Tzetzes

8th February: Flavia Vanni (University of Birmingham)
Discussing Byzantine stucco decoration (850-1453): people and materials

15th February: Rachael Helen Banes (University of Birmingham)
Set in Stone: Commemoration in Graffiti in the Late Antique East c. 300-700 CE

22nd February: Stephanie Novasio (University of Birmingham)
The Byzantine life course (exact title TBC)

1st March: Ewan Short (Cardiff University)
How can we identify imperial women in Byzantine sources? Some methodological proposals

8th March: Paul Ulishney (Christ Church, Oxford)
Anti-Jewish Polemic in Anastasius of Sinai’s Hexaemeron

15th March: Giulia Maria Paoletti (Exeter College, Oxford)
Manasses or not Manasses? Paraenetic poetry in Late Byzantium