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Lent  Term 2020


The Seminar is usually held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in Room SG2 in the Alison Richard Building. The seminar is hosted by CRASSH as an interdisciplinary Research Network:

All are welcome.


15 January

Benjamin Anderson,
‘Pachymeres on the Acropolis at Sardis’

12 February

Judith Herrin,
‘The Anonymous Cosmographer maps the Mediterranean – from Ravenna to the Black Sea in the early Middle Ages’

The following seminars are cancelled on account of industrial action

26 February

Christian Sahner,
A Christian Insurgency in Islamic Syria: New Thoughts about the Jarājima/ Mardaites’

11 March

Bronwen Neil,
‘Visions of Heaven and Hell: Byzantine apocalyptic in the seventh century’



In addition:

The Byzantine Greek reading group will be held from 1–2 pm on Wednesdays 1 May and 29 May in SG2, Alison Richard Building, and in Room SG1 on Wednesday 12 June. For more information please contact Nick Evans (

The Medieval Arabic reading group will be held at Christ’s College on Wednesdays from 1.15-2.45pm on 24 April and 22 May, and from 34.30pm on Wednesday 1 May and 5 June. For more information please contact Edward Zychowicz-Coghill (


The Classical Armenian Reading group: 12-2pm on alternate Tuesdays in the Alison Richard Building, SG2 (8 and 22 October, 5 and 19 November, and 3 December). For more information please contact Stephanie Forrest


Lent Term 2020 programme - print version

Please contact Nick Evans <> (History), Edward Zychowicz-Coghill <> (Classics), Stephanie Forrest () (MML) for further information.



The convenors gratefully acknowledge the support of CRASSH and the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies.

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