skip to primary navigationskip to content

Byzantine Worlds Seminar

        Byz banner

Michaelmas Term 2019


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.


23 October:
Foteini Spingou (Edinburgh)
Weddings, Gifts and Paideia: Culture and Diplomatic Brides in 12th-Century Constantinople

6 November:
Fourth Annual Public Lecture in Medieval and Early Modern Slavonic Studies (co-organised with Cambridge Ukrainian Studies).
Petra Melichar (Prague)
The Empress’s New Clothes

20 November:
Paul Wordsworth (Oxford)
Reconciling Stories of Decline in the Medieval Caucasus: Case Study from the Kura Plain, Azerbaijan

4 December
Anna Chrysostomides (Oxford)
Apostasy, Vacillation, and Muslim Women with Christian Men: Abbasid Sources on Family Life



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


Michaelmas Term 2019 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.

CRASSH greylogo .13 14 



Programme archive
Easter Term 2019

Lent Term 2019

Michaelmas Term 2018

Easter Term 2018

Lent Term 2018


The Faculty is currently accepting applications for the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship match funding by the Isaac Newton Trust. Deadline: 12 pm (noon) on Thursday 2 January 2020.


Share this