Empires of Faith Seminars at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, October 11 – November 29, 2017

Empires of Faith Seminars at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, October 11 - November 29, 2017

Conceived as an accompaniment to the Ashmolean Museum exhibition Imagining the Divine (http://www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/imaginingthedivine/), the Empires of Faith research project (https://empiresoffaith.com ) is pleased to announce a series of weekly seminars on art and religions in Late Antiquity.

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

18 October (Week 2). Richard Hobbs (The British Museum): Representing belief on silver plate in late Antiquity

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

1st of November (Week 4). Nadia Ali (The British Museum / Empires of Faith project): Qusayr 'Amra and the continuity of post-classical art in early Islam: Towards an iconology of forms

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

15th of November (Week 6). Michele Minardi (Bordeaux-Montaigne University): Chorasmian gods. Images of Zoroastrian deities throughout antiquity

22nd of November (Week 7). Maria Cristina Carile (Bologna University): Re-approaching the late antique and medieval art of Ravenna: visuality and artistic culture of a Mediterranean city

29th November (Week 8). Mattia Guidetti (Vienna University): Churches and mosques in early medieval Syria

Empires of Faith is a five-year (2013-2017) humanities research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust and jointly hosted by the British Museum and Oxford University.