5th Lecture Series in Late Antiquity ("When our world became Christian") organised by the Programme “Studies in Hellenic Culture”

Τhe Programme "Studies in Hellenic Culture" of the Open University of Cyprus (OUC) is pleased to announce the 5th Cycle of the Lecture Series in Late Antiquity (“When our world became Christian”). The Series will be held this spring term (February – April 2024), online, with the participation of junior and senior scholars from Greece, Germany, Belgium, USA, and United Kingdom. The lectures will be broadcasted live through OUC’s eLearning Platform (eClass) at the web link: https://shorturl.at/kBIOW.

The Lecture Series examines various aspects of the period known as Late Antiquity but tends to focus on issues of Christianization, Late Antique Archaeology, and the Eastern Roman Empire.

Convenor of the Series is Associate Professor Georgios Deligiannakis, BA Programme "Studies in Hellenic Culture". The Series is supported by the Student and Alumni Union of the Programme and the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.

Programme [PDF] - All lectures start at 19:00 (GMT+2)

  • 22/02/2024, Cross-border communities at the edge of empire in late Antiquity and beyond: Iran, East Rome and the Caliphate (In Greek), Professor Emeritus Garth Fowden * (Cambridge University, Nisyros).
  • 14/03/2024, New Evidence for the Christian Calendar of Sikyon IG IV2 1825 (In Greek), Konstantinos Bilias (Inscriptiones Graecae / Freie Universität Berlin).
  • 21/03/2024, Spheres of Justice in the Later Roman Empire, Professor Peter van Nuffelen (Ghent University).
  • 28/03/2024, ‘What will you lose if I laugh?’: Comedic Shows, Urbanity and Christianization in Late Antiquity, Professor Richard Lim (Smith College).
  • 04/04/2024, The Rise of Christian Rome during the second half of the fourth century AD (In Greek), Dr Ioannis Papadopoulos (University of Leeds).
  • 11/04/2024, Reading Erotic Novels in Late Antiquity (In Greek), Dr Nikoletta Kanavou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens).
  • 18/04/2024, The Boeotian sanctuary of the Muses in the Valley of the Muses from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity (In Greek), Dr Yannis Kalliontzis (Ionian University).


Link for Registrations: https://forms.office.com/e/RTfi7Fd8Kn


* Prof. Emeritus Fowden is visiting the Open University of Cyprus in the context of the Erasmus+ Programme


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