The Oxford Byzantine Graduate Seminar

« The Oxford Byzantine Graduate Seminar, in association with Oxford Medieval Studies
The Oxford Byzantine Graduate Seminar is a new initiative funded by the Oxford Medieval Studies programme of the Oxford Research Institute in the Humanities (TORCH). 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 via Zoom on Mondays at 12.30-14.00. 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 »

Monday 26th April 

Katherine Krauss (Somerville College, Oxford), Rereading the ‘Canon’ in Latin Late Antiquity: Exemplarity and Allusion in Macrobius’ Saturnalia 

Monday 3rd May 

Alessandro Carabia (University of Birmingham), Defining the ‘Byzantine Variable’ in Early Byzantine Italy: The Case of Liguria (500-700 CE) 

Monday 10th May 

Cristina Cocola (Universiteit Gent & Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven), Feeling Repentance in Byzantium: A Study on the Literary Sources of Katanyktic Poetry 

Monday 17th May 

Ben Kybett (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge), Themistius and the Muses: Religion, Rhetoric, and Classical Statuary in Fourth-Century Constantinople 

Monday 24th May 

Grace Stafford (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz), Between the Living and the Dead: Use, Reuse, and Imitation of Painted Portraits in Late Antiquity 

Monday 31st May 

Josh Hitt (St. Hilda’s College, Oxford), Ageing, Rejuvenation and Patronage in Twelfth-Century Byzantium 

Monday 7th June 

Constanța Burlacu (Merton College, Oxford), Monastic Presence and Book Circulation in the Lands North of the Danube (15th-16th Centuries) 

Monday 14th June 

Kyriakos Fragkoulis (University of Birmingham), (Re)contextualising a Late Antique City through the Ceramic Record: The Case of Dion in Macedonia (Pieria, Greece)

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