Into The Labyrinth: a Journey into Stoudite ‘Cancel Culture’

 

Into The Labyrinth: a Journey into Stoudite ‘Cancel Culture’

29 November 2021, 17:00 GMT

A reminder that Rosemary Morris has kindly agreed to re-present the SPBS Autumn Lecture, Into The Labyrinth: a Journey into Stoudite ‘Cancel Culture’, on Monday, 29 November at 5 p.m. (1700) London time. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. We have done our best to ensure that neither the lecture nor the discussion that follows will be disrupted this time round!

Zoom details are below, and please do urge anyone else whom you think might be interested to join us as well! If there are any problems with access, please contact Dan Reynolds, at D.K.Reynolds@Bham.ac.uk

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Online Workshop: Securing Power in the Sixth-Century Roman Empire

7-8 December, via Zoom

Registrations are open for a two-day online workshop hosted by the University of Cambridge, which aims at a holistic understanding of sixth-century power struggles across the lines of “secular” and “ecclesiastical” politics. All attendees are welcome.

Please register for a Zoom link at securingpower.eventbrite.co.uk. Questions may be directed to the co-organisers, Matt Hassall (mh787@cam.ac.uk) and Silvio Roggo (sbr30@cam.ac.uk). We look forward to seeing you there.

Schedule:

Tuesday 7 December (all times GMT)

10:00 Opening Remarks (Matt Hassall & Silvio Roggo, Cambridge)
10:20 Securing Legitimate Power: Roman Jurisprudence, God’s Justice, and the Res Publica (William Bunce, Oxford)
11:10 The Multiple Bases of Imperial Power in the Justinianic Dialogue On Political Science (René de Nicolay, Zürich)

13:00 A Slayer of Tyrants: Celebrating Victory at the Court of Justin II (Sihong Lin, Sheffield)
13:50 Navigating a Culture Clash at the Court of Justinian I (Matt Hassall, Cambridge)

15:00 Accession Oaths and the Dynamics of Power: The Parallel Cases of Anastasius and Athalaric (Michael Wuk, Lincoln)
15:50 Gregory of Tours and Imperial Power (Catherine-Rose Hailstone, York)
16:40 Imperial Power Negotiation in the Acts of Titus (Michael Scott Robertson, Twickenham)

Wednesday 8 December

11:00 The Miaphysite Persecution of the 570s and the Patriarchs of Constantinople (Silvio Roggo, Cambridge)
11:50 Roman Emperors and Christian Doctrine: Some Remarks Based on the Monothelete Controversy (Nadine Viermann, Durham)

13:40 Holy Civil Servants: Monks and Monasteries as Key Elements of the Roman Fiscal Infrastructure in Sixth-Century Egypt (Thomas Laver, Cambridge)
14:30 Scribing Late Antique Orthodoxy: The Cleric-Notary and his Functions in Fifth- and Sixth-Century Conciliar Disputation (Norman Underwood, New York)

15:40 For Power and Prestige: The Political Dimensions of Anikia Juliana’s Ecclesiastical Matronage in Sixth-Century Constantinople (Maureen McGuire, California, Santa Cruz)
16:30 Paul the Silentiary’s Description of the Hagia Sophia: Ekphrasis and Encomium as Means of Political Authority in Late Antiquity (Manolis Spanakis, Crete)
17:20 Closing Remarks (Matt Hassall & Silvio Roggo, Cambridge)

THE 54TH SPRING SYMPOSIUM OF BYZANTINE STUDIES

22 NOVEMBER, 2021
Call for Free Communications: The 54th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies
Material Religion in Byzantium and Beyond
 
18-20 March 2022, Corpus Christi College & All Souls College, Oxford
 
The 54th Annual Spring Symposium in Byzantine Studies will be held in Oxford on the theme of Material Religion in Byzantium and Beyond, 18-20 March 2022. The Symposium brings together Byzantine studies with a series of innovative approaches to the material nature and realities of religion – foregrounding the methodological, historical and archaeological problems of studying religion through visual and material culture. Taking a broad geographical and chronological view of the Byzantine world, the Symposium will range across Afro-Eurasia and from Antiquity to the period after the fall of Constantinople. Panels will be arranged around the themes of ‘Objects in motion’, ‘Religion in 3D’, ‘Religious landscapes’, ‘Things without context’, ‘Things and their context’ and ‘Spatial approaches to religion’.
 
In addition to the customary panel papers, an inaugural lecture, and a closing lecture for a wider public, we now invite Communications of 10 minutes in duration on current research in fields linked to the theme of the Symposium. Please send your abstract (of not more than 300 words) to Ine Jacobs (Ine.Jacobs@univ.ox.ac.uk) by 10 December 2021.
 
Confirmed speakers include: Birgit Meyer, Anne Lester, Paroma Chatterjee, David Frankfurter, Myrto Veikou, Troels M. Kristensen, Beate Fricke, Béatrice Caseau, Anne-Marie Yasin, Francesca Dell’Acqua, Peter Frankopan.
 
The main sessions of the Symposium and the reception will be held at Corpus Christi College, with Free Communications and a dinner at All Souls College.
 
Fees and registration:
Full: £120
Members of the SPBS: £100
Students/Unwaged: £60
 
The fees for one-day registration are: Full: £60; Members of the SPBS: £50; Students/Unwaged: £30.
 
A booking form will soon be available online, on the symposium website, with further details of registration and payment.
 
Click here for further information on the Symposium.
Symposiarchs
Jaś Elsner, Ine Jacobs, Julia SmithS