Events Archive

Events Archive - 2023

Graduate Student Exchange in Late Antique, Byzantine and Medieval History
Fri, May 19, 2023, 9:00 amSat, May 20, 2023, 5:30 pm


Workshop, May 19-20, 2023
Louis A. Simpson Building, Room A71


Friday, May 19, 2023

Session 1 (9:00 am – 11:15 am) Chair: Ida Toth, (University of Oxford)…

Louis A. Simpson Building, Room A71
Lecture: Gregory Heyworth, "Manuscripts at the Foundations of Modern Law: Multispectral Imaging, Artificial Intelligence and the Recovery of Gaius’s Institutes and the oldest Koran"
Thu, Apr 20, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm

The modern legal system rests on several pillars of legal thought. Gaius’s Institutes, the only surviving record of Roman law, is taught at universities across the world. Unfortunately, the only manuscript of it is a severely damaged palimpsest. In the Islamic tradition, the Quran serves as the legal template. The oldest Quran, however…

Lecture: Gregory Heyworth, "The Undiscovered Country: Ancient Texts and Modern Technologies"
Wed, Apr 19, 2023, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Over the last six months, scholars have recovered a host of unknown, damaged, or lost texts, that are changing the canon, among which Hipparchus’s star chart, a commentary by Apuleius on Plato’s Republic, Book 10, the lost ending to the Old Irish Bricriu’s Feast, and the provenance of the Sarajevo Haggadah. This lecture gives…

Joseph Henry House, room 16
Lecture: Ian Wood, "The Wealth of Merovingian Bishops: the Case of the Desiderii"
Fri, Apr 14, 2023, 2:30 pm4:00 pm

This seminar will expand on ideas presented in Ian Wood’s lecture “The Rise of the Christian Economy in the post-Christian West

” held on Tuesday, April 11 at 4:30 pm in 010 East Pyne.


Scheide Cladwell House, room 103
Lecture: Meron Piotrkowski, “Who Reads Greek in 3rd Century CE Oxyrhynchus?: The Jewish Community of Oxyrhynchus Before and After 117 CE”
Thu, Apr 13, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm

Within the framework of his research project at Princeton University, Piotrkowski examines Jewish papyri discovered at Oxyrhynchus and seeks to test, inter alia, the generally accepted hypothesis that Egyptian Jews and Judaism were completely annihilated as an immediate outcome of the Jewish Diaspora Revolt (115-117 CE). In this lecture, which…

Scheide Caldwell House 103
Lecture: Ian Wood, "The Rise of the Christian Economy in the post-Christian West"
Tue, Apr 11, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm

Join us on April 11 for a lecture with Ian Wood, scholar of early medieval history and Professor emeritus at the University of Leeds, on the Christian economy of the early medieval west.

In recent years a number of historians, most notably Peter Brown, have drawn attention to ‘the spiritual economy’.  They have pointed to…

East Pyne 010
Lecture: Mirela Ivanova and Ben Anderson, "Is Byzantine Studies a Colonialist Discipline? Towards a Critical Historiography"
Fri, Mar 3, 2023, 2:30 pm4:00 pm

Rather than provide a definitive answer to this question, this talk defines the parameters of the debate and proposes ways of thinking about what it would mean to engage seriously with the Byzantine Studies's political and intellectual genealogies, hierarchies, and forms of exclusion. In doing so, we will both propose a way of understanding…

Scheide Caldwell House, room 103