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Michaelmas Term 2018


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.


3rd October
Caroline Goodson (King’s College, Cambridge)
Markets Without (Much) Money: Exchange of Everyday Items in Italy Before 1000


17th October
Mike Humphreys (St John’s College, Cambridge)
Judicial Shaving in Middle Byzantium


31st October
Robert Romanchuk (Florida State University) and Brad Hostetler (Kenyon College)
An Ekphrasis of the Hippodrome Scenes in Kyivan Sophia


14th November
Claudia Rapp (University of Vienna; Austrian Academy of Sciences)
The Experience of Mobility and Migration in Byzantium


We will be running Byzantine Greek and Arabic primary text reading groups on alternate weeks.


The Byzantine Greek reading group will be held at 12-2pm on Wednesdays 10, 24 October and 7, 21 November at 12-2, in SG2 in the Alison Richard Building. For more information please contact Nick Evans


The Arabic reading group will be held at Christ’s College at 12-2pm on Wednesdays on 3, 31 October and 14, 28 November. For more information please contact Edward Zychowicz-Coghill




Friday 2 November – The Byzantine Worlds Seminar / Cambridge Postgraduate Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern Slavonic Studies - with Robert Romanchuk (Florida State University)
The Old Slavic Digenis Akritis: Its Origin, ‘Formulaic Style,’ and Problems of Its Edition

Open to successful applications from graduate students and junior scholars. For more information please contact Rosie Finlinson or Olenka Pevny



Michaelmas Term 2018 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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