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Imagining the Divine - Exhibition and seminar series

Michaelmas Term 2017

Empires of Faith seminar series
in conjunction with the exhibition Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions (19th October 2017 - 18th February 2018), Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Time:          Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
Venue:        Corpus Christi, Seminar room

Week 1                     Phil Booth (Oxford)
(11th October)           “Crucible of the Copts: Empire and faith in seventh-century Egypt”

Week 2                     Richard Hobbs (London)
(18th October)           “Representing belief on silver plate in late Antiquity”

 Week 3                     Susan Walker (Oxford)
(25th October)          “Man with a mission: Charles Wilshere, a Victorian collector of      early Christian and Jewish antiquities”

 Week 4                     Nadia Ali (London)
(1st November)         “Qusayr 'Amra and the continuity of post-classical art in early Islam: Towards an iconology of forms”

 Week 5                     Alain George (Oxford)
(8th November)         “The temple, church and first mosque at Damascus: New perspectives”

 Week 6                    Michele Minardi (Bordeaux)
(15th November)     “Chorasmian Gods. Images of Zoroastrian Deities throughout Antiquity”

 Week 7                     Maria Cristina Carile (Bologna)
(22th November)       “Re-approaching the late antique and medieval art of Ravenna: Visuality and artistic culture of a Mediterranean city”

 Week 8                     Mattia Guidetti (Vienna)
(29th November)       “Churches and mosques in early medieval Syria”

 Convener: Maria Lidova

For more information about the British Museum & Oxford University Empires of Faith research project, please visit: empiresoffaith.com

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