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Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series

The seminar series hopes to provide a space for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches to late antiquity, spanning literature, history, philosophy, art, archaeology and reception, and ranging across the Western and Eastern Roman empires through to Judaism and early Islam.

These seminars will be taking place fortnightly on Tuesdays from 17:15 to 18:45.

These will be a mixture of zoom and in-person meetings. Seminar 11 October is the only Seminar in-person in room G.21, the rest will be provided via zoom. 

Meeting ID: 913 4526 4769 | Passcode: 480230

24 January
Victoria Leonard (Royal Holloway, University of London) ‘Gendering Violence in the Early Fifth Century CE’

7 February
Emma Greensmith (University of Oxford) ‘(Self) Fetishising late antique epic and Eudocia’s prurient poetics’

21 February - Zoom
Noel Lenski (Yale University) ‘Law and Language in the Roman and Germanic Traditions:
A study of Liber Iudiciorum 6.4.3 and the idea of iniuria in Visigothic law’

28 February
Claire Rachel Jackson (Ghent University) ‘Chariton's Callirhoe, Musaeus' Hero and Leander, and late antique receptions of the ancient novel’

7 March
Liz James (University of Sussex) ‘How does every picture tell a story? Mosaics and narratives’

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