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October 13, 2021 · 12:00 pm1:30 pm · Zoom

The Affects of Manumission: Racial Melancholy and Roman Freedpersons

Dan-El Padilla Peralta, Department of Classics, Princeton University


September 17, 2021 · 12:00 pmSeptember 18, 2021 · 3:30 pm ·

Art & Archaeology Conference – Amassing Perspectives: Recent Trends in Syriac Iconography


April 30, 2021 · 12:00 pm · Zoom

Race, Racecraft and Necropolitics in Greek Epic

Jackie Murray, University of Kentucky


March 31, 2021 · 12:00 pm · Zoom

Empires and Racialization: The Myth of the Martial Race

Nino Luraghi, Oxford University


February 11, 2021 · 11:00 am · Zoom

Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity: Premodern Identities and the Trans-Atlantic Politics of Scholarship

Cord Whitaker, Wellesley College; Walter Pohl, University of Vienna


February 5, 2021 · 1:00 pm2:30 pm · Zoom

Islamic, Byzantine and Latin Exchange Systems in the Mediterranean (800-1150)

Chris Wickham, University of Oxford, Emeritus


December 14, 2020 · 12:00 pm2:00 pm · Zoom

Seminar 3: What can we learn from the archeology of medieval Egypt that we can’t learn from the documents?

Chris Wickham, University of Oxford, Emeritus


December 9, 2020 · 10:00 am12:00 pm · Zoom

Seminar 2: Reading Session on Arabic-script Documents

Chris Wickham, University of Oxford, Emeritus


December 7, 2020 · 9:00 am11:00 am · Zoom

Seminar 1: What can we learn from Arabic-script documents about economic exchange in medieval Egypt (800–1150)?

Chris Wickham, University of Oxford, Emeritus


November 23, 2020 · 12:00 pm1:15 pm · Zoom

The Light Ages? Reconstructing the Practices of Late Medieval Astronomy

Seb Falk, Cambridge University


November 17, 2020 · 12:00 pm · Zoom

Mail-order Mihrabs: Kashan Tiles and Architectural Design in Iran, c. 1200-1330

Patricia Blessing, Department of Art & Archaeology



November 3, 2020 · 1:30 pm · Zoom

Past Answers to Current Concerns, Seminar 5: Failing Strategies 2

Emmanuel Kreike, Department of History, Princeton; Thayer Patterson and Miguel Centeno, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies


October 27, 2020 · 6:00 pm · Livestream

Dissimilar Similitudes: Devotional Objects in Late Medieval Europe

Caroline Bynum, author; Brooke Holmes, Classics


October 27, 2020 · 1:30 pm · Zoom

Past Answers to Current Concerns, Seminar 4: Failing Strategies 1

Tom McGovern, Hunter College CUNY; Eric Cline, George Washington University


October 20, 2020 · 1:30 pm · Zoom

Past Answers to Current Concerns, Seminar 3 – Managing Risks: Some Farmers’ Perspectives

Benjamin Trump, US Army Corps of Engineering R & D Center; Edda Fields-Black, Carnegie Mellon University; Travis Folk, Folk Land management, Inc.; Daniel Hanks, Clemson University


October 19, 2020 · 12:00 pm · Zoom

Racialization in Late Antique Italy and Italian Historiography

Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, City University of New York


October 13, 2020 · 1:30 pm · Zoom

Past Answers to Current Concerns, Seminar 2: Risk Management and Historical Theory

Luke Kemp, University of Cambridge; Steven Hartman, University of Iceland


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