Trinity Term 2020

Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar


Meeting from 5pm BST on MS Teams, link here.  

Conveners: Marek Jankowiak ( and Marc  Lauxtermann (


6 May (Week 2)      Aslıhan Akışık (Wolfson)

                               Mehmed II’s Patria, Byzas’ Palace, and Ottoman Hellenism in the Fifteenth Century


13 May (Week 3)    Pamela Armstrong (Oxford),

                               The Transmission of Monumental Art: Travelling Saints and Monastic Networks


20 May (Week 4)    Alessandra Bucossi (Venice)

                               A New Key to Understanding the Schism?


                                title tbc 


27 May (Week 5)    Yannis Stouraitis (Edinburgh)

                               Representations of Romanness in Byzantine Civil Wars


10 June (Week 7)   Andras Nemeth (Vatican)

                               The Excerpta Constantiniana: Revisiting Constantine VII’s Cultural Enterprise 



Talks will be 30-40 minutes long, followed by discussions without a precise time limit.

  • Participants are asked to read pre-circulated material available either in the notices of meetings in Teams or on Dropbox:
  • Please join the seminar promptly.
  • Please remember to mute your microphone and turn off the camera during the talk, and ideally turn it on when asking questions.
  • Questions can either be posted on the chat or sent directly to the chair.
  • Participants without Oxford email addresses will probably need to email Marek to obtain access.