Upcoming Events

EAST OF BYZANTIUM LECTURE

Monday, November 15, 2021 | 12:00 PM–1:30 PM (EST, UTC -5 | Zoom

Eternal ‘Silk Road’? The Rise of Sogdiana during the 3rd–4th Centuries A.D.

Sören Stark, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University

A lecture exploring the rise of Sogdiana as one of Eurasia’s economic power houses during Late Antiquity. Advance registration is required. This lecture will take place live on ZOOM, followed by a question and answer period. Please register to receive the Zoom link. An email with the relevant Zoom information will be sent 1–2 hours ahead of the lecture. Registration closes on November 15, 2021, at 9:00 AM.

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EAST OF BYZANTIUM WORKSHOP

STUDYING EAST OF BYZANTIUM VIII
November 19, 2021, February 18, 2022, June 6–7, 2022 | Zoom

Studying East of Byzantium VIII: Material Culture

Marica Cassis, University of Calgary
Kate Franklin, Birkbeck, University of London

A three-part workshop that intends to bring together doctoral students studying the Christian East to reflect on how to study the material world of the Christian East, to share methodologies, and to discuss their research with senior specialists in the field. Participation is limited to 10 students. Those interested in attending should submit a C.V. and 200-word abstract no later than Monday, September 13, 2021.

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EAST OF BYZANTIUM LECTURE

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 12:00 PM–1:30 PM (EST, UTC -5 | Zoom

Syriac Villages in the Tur Abdin: A Microhistory of the Medieval Middle East

Marica Cassis, University of Calgary

A lecture exploring the significance of colonialism in the study of Tur Abdin, the importance of microhistory in understanding archaeological material, and the overall underdiscussed material present in the region. Advance registration is required. Registration opens January 14, 2022.

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EAST OF BYZANTIUM LECTURE

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 12:00 PM–1:30 PM (EDT, UTC -4) | Zoom

The Rediscovery of the Church of the East in the Arabian Gulf

Robert Carter, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities

A lecture exploring the rediscovery of the Church of the East in the Gulf during the mid-20th century. Advance registration is required. Registration opens March 14, 2022.

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