Eastern Christianity History, Culture, Art, Theology, Politics Lecture Seminar Series (8th edition)

Date and time

28 Jan 2020 17:00 to 10 Mar 2020 18:30


The Allen and Overy Room

These seminars will be taking place on Tuesdays, from 5:00-6:30 pm, in the Allen & Overy Room, Pembroke College, between Week 2 and Week 8 of Hilary Term 2020.

Conveners: Dr Hratch Tchilingirian and Prof Theo Maarten Van Lint

Week 2 |  28 January

Eastern Christians and the Environmental History of the Early Caliphate

~ Prof Philip Booth

A. G. Leventis Associate Professor in Eastern Christianity, Faculty of Theology and Religion, Oxford


Week 3 |  4 February

This is Not a Sacrifice: Interpretations of the Madagh (animal ‘sacrifice’ ritual) among Armenians

~ Dr Susan Pattie

Honorary Senior Research Associate, University College London; Director, Armenian Institute


Week 4 |  11 February 

The Vatican and the Christian East: The Congregation for Oriental Churches and ‘Oriente Cattolico’

~ Dr Anthony O’Mahony

Fellow, Blackfriers, University of Oxford


Week 5 |  18 February

A Portrait for the Father of the Nation: Catholicos Megerditch I Khrimian of Van, Image and Identity

~ Dr Vazken Khatchig Davidian

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford


Week 6 |  25 February

Christianity in the Gulf: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen

~ Dr Hrayr Jebejian

General Secretary of the Bible Society in the Gulf


Week 7 |  3 March

Armenian ecclesiastical sites in the Kars Province, Turkey: Current state, preservation and revalorisation of sculptures

~ Dr Vendi Jukić Buča

Research Associate, Manar al-Athar, Faculty of Classics, Oxford


Week 8 |  10 March

Private Treatment and Public Healing Cults. Disease Management and Faith in Late Antique Egypt

~ Prof Gesa Schenke

Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster; Associate of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford


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