Thursday, October 6 @ 16:00 (online, MS Teams)
Will, Self, and Difference: Ex-Jews and Conversion in Late Antiquity
Prof. Andrew Jacobs, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University
- Andrew Jacobs, ‘“Coloured by the Nature of Christianity”: Nock’s Invention of Religion and Ex-Jews in Late Antiquity’, in: Robert Matthew Calhoun, James A. Kelhoffer, and Clare K. Rothschild (eds.), Celebrating Arthur Darby Nock: Choice, Change, and Conversion (Tübingen, 2021), pp. 257 – 278. Celebrating Nock
- Andrew Jacobs, ‘Interpreting conversion in antiquity (and beyond)’, Religion Compass (2021), pp. 1-9. Conversion
- The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis, tr. Frank Williams (Leiden, 2009), 3.1-13.5. Epiphanius
Thursday, September 29@ 15:00
The Limits of Freedom: self-sale, indentured labour and debt bondage in the late antique and early Islamic Middle East
Prof. Robert Hoyland, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
- Arietta Papaconstantinou, “Credit, Debt and Dependence in Early Islamic Egypt”, in: J.-L. Fournet & A. Papaconstantinou (eds.), Mélanges Jean Gascou: textes et études papyrologiques (Paris, 2016), pp. 213-262.Credit&Debt
- Alice Rio, “Self-sale and Voluntary Entry into Unfreedom, 300–1100”, Journal of Social History vol. 45: 3 (2012), pp. 661–685. Self-sale
- Petra Sijpesteijn, “Shaving Hair and Beards in Early Islamic Egypt: An Arab Innovation?”, Al-Masāq, 30:1 (2018), pp. 9-25, Sijpesteijn
Thursday, June 9 @ 16:00
Dead Men Tell No Tales: Erasing Bodies and People in the Later Roman Empire
Kay Boers MA, Utrecht University
- “An Eye for an Eye. Religious Violence in Donatist Africa,” in: Michael Gaddis, The Is No Crime For Those Who Have Christ. Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire (University of California Press: Berkeley, 2005: 103-130.Eye
- Richard Miles, “Textual Communities and the Donatist Controversy,” in: Richard Miles (ed.), The Donatist Schism: Controversy and Contexts (Liverpool UP, 2016): 249-283. Donatist
Thursday, May 19 @ 16:00
Digging up Democracy: The Story of the Fifth Century Public Wells and the Development of the Athenian Agora
Dr. Floris van den Eijnde, Utrecht University
- John McKesson Camp, The Destruction of Cities in the Ancient Greek World.
Thursday, April 28 @ 16:00
The Making of Medieval Rome
Prof. Hendrik Dey, Hunter College
- The Making of Medieval Rome : A New Profile of the City, 400-1450 (Cambridge: CUP, 2021), chapter 2.
Thursday, March 24 @ 16:00
Participatory Heritage Approaches at Contested Sites of Conflict: Creating Space for Discussion
Prof. Suzie Thomas, University of Antwerp
- Suzie Thomas, ” Doing Public Participatory Archaeology with “Difficult” Conflict Heritage: Experiences from Finnish Lapland and the Scottish Highlands,” European Journal of Postclassical Archaeologies 9 (2019).PCA_9_Thomas
Thursday, March 3 @ 16:00
Biblical Tales Retold and the Authority of the Scriptures
Prof. Erich S. Gruen, UC Berkeley
- J. L. Kugel, Traditions of the Bible (Cambridge Mass., Harvard U.P, 1998), 1-30.
- M. Zahn, Genres of Rewriting in Second Temple Judaism (Cambridge, Cambridge U.P., 2020), 196-226.
Thursday, February 10 @ 16:00
HistoGenes: Triangulating Early Medieval Populations in the Carpathian Basin through Genomic, Archaeological, and Historical Models
Walter Pohl, Johannes Krause, Tivadar Vida, and Patrick Geary, “Integrating Genetic, Archaeological, and Historical Perspectives on Eastern Central Europe, 400–900 AD,” Historical Studies on Central Europe 1, no. 1 (2021): 213–228.
Carlos Eduardo G. Amorim et al., “Understanding 6th-century barbarian social organization and migration through paleogenomics,” NATURE COMMUNICATIONS | (2018) 9:3547
Thursday, January 20 @ 16:00
The Epigraphic Culture of Small Towns: A Spatial Data Analysis
Dr. Pieter H.A. Houten, Research Associate, University of Hamburg
- John Bodel,“Latin Epigraphy and the IT Revolution,” in J. Davies and J. Wilkes (eds.), Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences (Oxford: Oxford U.P. 2012): 275-296
- H. Orengo,”Open Source GIS and Geospatial Software in Archaeology: Towards their Integration into Everyday Archaeological Practice,” in: A. T. Wilson and B. Edwards (eds.) Open Source Archaeology: Ethics and Practice (De Gruyter Open, 2015): 64-82.
- For a useful course manual, developed by dr. Houten, click here.
Thursday, December 9 @ 16:00
The Paradox of Northern Gaul: From Very Peripheral (450 AD) to the Centre of an Empire (800 AD)
- Frans Theuws, “Long-Distance Trade and the Rural Population of Northern Gaul,” in B. Effros and I. Moreira (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Merovingian World (2020).Theuws oxfordhb-9780190234188-e-39
Thursday, November 25 @ 16:00
What the Romans did for us? (re)Constructing the Limes and the Roman Netherlands
- Richard Hingley, “Assessing How Representation of the Roman Past Impacts Public Perceptions of the Province of Britain,” Public Archaeology 2021
Thursday, November 4 @ 16:00
Stereotypes, Time and Space: New Approaches to Ethnicity, Medicine, Power and Religion in Europe, 950-1250
Dr. Claire Weeda, Institute for History, Leiden University
- Claire Weeda, Ethnicity in Medieval Europe, 950-1250. Medicine, Power and Religion (Woodbridge: York Medieval Press, 2021), Chapter 2: Weeda Ethnicity in Medieval Europe
Thursday, October 14 @ 16:00
Such a Long Journey: The Migration History of an African-Born Individual Discovered in Imperial Rome
- Kevin Salesse et al., “Far from Home: A Multi-Analytical Approach Revealing the Journey of an African-Born Individual to Imperial Rome,” Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 37 (2021)
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Masada: A Heroic Last Stand Against Rome
Prof. Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism
UNC, Chapel Hill
- Jodi Magness, Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth (Princeton: Princeton U.P., 2021).
- Via UU library.
- Shaye J. D. Cohen, “Masada: Literary Tradition, Archaeological Remains, and the Credibility of Josephus,” Journal of Jewish Studies 33 (1982): 385-405.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
“Could We Do This? Did They Do That?” Negotiating the Ancient World on Screen
Prof. Rebecca Usherwood, Department of Classics,
Trinity Dublin College
- Kathleen M. Coleman, “The Pedant Goes to Hollywood: The Role of the Academic Consultant,” in: Martin M. Winkler ed. Gladiator Film and History (Malden: Blackwell, 2004): 45-52.
- Susan Treggiari, “Women in the Time of Augustus,” and Erich S. Gruen, “Augustus and the Making of the Principate,” both in: The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus
Thursday, May 20, 2021
“Reading the Unread: Unlocking History Through Automated Virtual Unfolding of Sealed Documents using New X-Ray Technologies”
Prof. Rebekah Ahrendt, Department of Media and Culture Studies,
- “Unlocking History through Automated Virtual Unfolding of Sealed Documents Imaged by X-ray Microtomography,” Nature Communications 12: 1184 (2021): 1-10.
“The Postmasters’ Piggy Bank. Experiencing the Accidental Archive,” French Historical Studies 40 (2017): 189-213.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
“The New Science of Ancient Disease”
Prof. Kyle Harper, Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, University of Oklahoma
of COVID-19,” Journal of Global History 15:3 (2020): 350–362.