Séminaires de l’OCLA autour de “Islam & the Islamic World”, avr.-juin 2014, Oxford

Islam & the Islamic World: Seminars & Events

After Rome Seminar: Aspects of the History and Archaeology of the Fifth to Seventh Centuries

Thursdays at 5pm, Trinity College (in Danson Room except for Week 6)

1 May (Week 1)
Bryan Ward-Perkins (Trinity College, Oxford):
‘An Introduction to the European Research Council Cult of Saints Project’
To celebrate the launch of this project there will be a brief drinks reception after the seminar

8 May (Week 2)
Maria Lidova (Wolfson College and ‘Empires of Faith’ project):
The Imperial Theotokos: Revealing the Concept of Early Christian Imagery in S. Maria Maggiore

15 May (Week 3)
George Gereby (Central European University, Budapest):
Polemical narrative theology: the Protevangelium of James on the female, Jews, and the Nativity

22 May (Week 4)
Sylvain Destephen (Paris X, Nanterre):
Local martyrs and civic cults in Asia Minor

29 May (Week 5)
Mar Marcos (Universidad de Cantabria):
Flavius Constantius, the Urban Prefect, and the Church of Rome (AD 418–419)

5 June (Week 6)
Fanny Bessard (SOAS, London):
Shaping the early Islamic city in Mā warā’ al-nahr (Central Asia), social and economic dynamics (8th–11th CE)
NB: This week only the seminar will meet in Trinity’s Sutro Room

12 June (Week 7)
Marie Legendre (Oriental Institute, Oxford):
A meaningful silence: Landowning in early Islamic Egypt between the ‘grands domaines’ and Abbasid caliphal estates

19 June (Week 8)
James Howard-Johnston (Corpus Christi College, Oxford)
The Grand Strategy of the Sasanian Empire

Convenors: James Howard-Johnston and Bryan Ward-Perkins


Seminar on Abrahamic Religions

Mondays, 5.30–7 pm, in the Oriental Institute
Convenors: Professor Martin Goodman, Dr Mark Edwards, and Dr Nicolai Sinai

28 April (Week 1)
Professor Carlos Fraenkel (LMH):
Violence and intolerance in the Abrahamic Religions

5 May (Week 2)
Katherine Perry (Pembroke) and Anna Chrysostomides (St Antony’s):
Violence in Luke 22:35–8 and Christian martyr descriptions from the early Islamic descriptions

12 May (Week 3)
James Bergida (Blackfriars) and Jonathon Wright (St Stephen’s House):
Usury as bloodless warfare in the arguments of Ambrose and post-biblical interpretation of Simeon and Levi

19 May (Week 4)
Sam Baddeley (St Peter’s) and Lucy Parker (Lincoln):
Irenaeus’ Against Heresies and outsiders in Christian hagiography

26 May (Week 5)
Kim Czajkowski (Merton) and Cecilia Palombo (Pembroke):
Pagans on Jewish misanthropy and anti-Jewish polemics in Coptic-Arabic Christian homilies

2 June (Week 6)
Anthony Rabin (Wolfson) and Marten Krijgsman (St Cross):
Forcible circumcision in the Second Temple period and the ethics of war in Deuteronomy

9 June (Week 7)
Charlotte Klingelhoeffer (Regent’s Park) and Dr Nicolai Sinai (Pembroke):
Tertullian against heresies and Qu’ranic polemic against Judaism

16 June (Week 8)
Dr Sinai and Professor Fraenkel:




Agrégée d'Espagnol et docteur en Histoire médiévale (Université de Nantes), elle travaille sur les mudéjars/morisques et la littérature aljamiada (Espagne, XV-XVIe s.).

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