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Ewa Wipszycka’s Late Antique Seminar – summer semester 2023/2024

We would like to invite you to the lectures of Ewa Wipszycka’s Late Antique Seminar (summer semester 2023/2024).

Meetings take place on Thursdays, at 16.45 in room 203 of the Faculty of Law and Administration and online on the Zoom platform.
Contact: Robert Wisniewski (r.wisniewski@uw.edu.pl).

Current abstracts available on the seminar website.

Full programme:

22.02.2023 Alexandra Madeła (UW) Mapping out mythical Troy: The spaces of Dares Phrygius’ De Excidio Troiae and ancient scholarship on Homer’s geography
29.02.2023 Haggai Olshanetsky (UW) & Lev Cosijns (Oxford University) Using macro-scale data to understand the relationship between climate, demography and economy in Late Antiquity
7.03.2023 Philippe Blaudeau (Université d’Angers) Seeking to re-establish contact in the midst of the Acacian schism. Study of an attempt to renew contact between the sees of Alexandria and Rome under imperial auspices in 497
14.03.2023 Kontantinos BalamoshevMaria Nowak & Marzena Wojtczak (UW) Law in Social Networks of late antique Aphrodite – preliminary results and a case study
21.03.2023 Jerzy Szafranowski (UW) The founder, the cleric, and the bishop. Private churches in the sixth-century West
4.04.2023 Katinka Sewing (Universität Heidelberg) Broken and buried. The curious case of the marble slabs from the Bishop’s church in Doliche (Southeast Turkey)
11.04.2023 Paweł Nowakowski (UW) ‘I pray, do not focus on their barbarous tongue.’ The written and spoken languages in monasteries of early Byzantine Syria
18.04.2023 Roberto Alciati (Università degli Studi di Firenze) Before the relics: Cases of Christian resistance to the agency of objects
25.04.2023 Maya Maskarinec (USC Dornsife) Property and piety: the houses of saints in late antique and early medieval Rome
9.05.2023 Tomasz Waliszewski (UW) Contemporary approaches to the study of the Roman city: a multi-disciplinary dialogue around processes of urbanisation and Romanisation in Mustis (Africa)
16.05.2023 Alexander Sarantis (Leibniz-Zentrum für Archäologie, Mainz) Patterns of raiding and the nature of the Byzantine-Islamic frontier, 640-750
23.05.2023 Anna Sitz (Universität Tübingen) The writing on the wall: the fates of ancient inscriptions in late antique cities
6.06.2023 Arietta Papaconstantinou (Aix-Marseille Université) Identifying the governor’s secretaries in eighth-century Fustat: another look at the Aphrodito archive
13.06.2023 Phil Booth (Oxford University) John of Ephesus as historian