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Lent Term 2019


The Seminar is 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.


30 January
Vivien Prigent (CNRS, Paris/Maison Française d'Oxford) 
"Military administration in Byzantine Africa: new evidence"

13 February
Rosie Finlison (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge)
“Translating sex in the medical literature of Muscovite Rus”

27 February
Luise Marion Frenkel (University of São Paolo)
“Dalmatius, Eutyches, Victor and the transmission of consensus in Christological controversies”

13 March
Marie Legendre (University of Edinburgh)
“Attempts at Imitations: Byzantine and Islamic Army and Administration”



In addition:

Byzantine Worlds and the Senior Patristics Seminar (Faculty of Divinity) will be co-hosting a colloquium on Monday 11 February, from 10 am – 3 pm at Clare College:
Councils in perspective: A colloquium  on current projects and new methodologies in the research of Late Antique Christian synods

Speakers include Marek Jankowiak, University of Oxford and Richard Price, Heythrop College, University of London.

For more information, please reply to this email or write to


Byzantine Worlds are holding a joint seminar with the Cambridge Art History Research Seminar, at 5pm on Wednesday 23 January at 4a Trumpington Street, Department of History of Art:

23 January
Robin Cormack (Wolfson College, Cambridge/University of London) and Maria Vassilaki (University of Thessaly)- “Viewing St Catherine's Monastery at Sinai”


The Byzantine Greek reading group will be meeting from 12-2 in SG2, Alison Richard Building, on Wednesdays 16, 30 January, 13, 27 February and 13 March. For information, contact Nick Evans (


And we we would also like to advertise the Byzantine Spring Symposium, to be held in Cambridge on 30 March - 1 April. For information, contact Peter Sarris (




Lent Term 2019 programme - print version

Please contact Nick Evans <> (History), Edward Zychowicz-Coghill <> (Classics), Rosie Finlinson <> (MML) or further information.



The convenors gratefully acknowledge the support of CRASSH.

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