Religious and Theological Studies Research Seminars 2015-16


Semester 1:

From November 2015

Thursday 19th of November 5:00 1.123 MAIN BUILDING: Josef Lossl (Cardiff University), ‘Augustine on True Religion’

Thursday 10th of December 5:00 0.01 John Percival: Mansur Ali (Cardiff University), title tba.

Semester 2:

From February 2016

Thursday 4th of February, 5.00 room 0.06 John Percival: Nic Baker-Brian (Cardiff University), ‘Engraved as if on a sacred stele’: Epistolarity between the Sons of Constantine and the Christian Church in the Fourth Century AD’

Thursday 11th of February 5:00 0.06 John Percival: Louise Child (Cardiff University), ‘Is Buffy a Gothic fairytale? An Anthropological and Jungian Enquiry into the Death of Kendra the Vampire Slayer.’

Thursday 25th of February 5:00 0.06 John Percival: ‘Open Mic Night’ – come and talk for ten minutes on ANY current research project!

Thursday 10th of March at 5:00 0.06 John Percival: Frank Trombley (Cardiff University), ‘The Earliest Islamic Coinage before ‘Abd al-Malik’s Currency Reform’.

Thursday 17th of March at 5:00 0.06 John Percival: Victoria Leonard (Bristol University) Imperial Women and the Meaning of Marriage in the Late Ancient Western Mediterranean.

Thursday 7th of April 5:00 Main Council Chamber, Main Building:  Professor Katharina Greschat (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) ‘Private Religion in Late Antiquity: The Lararium of Pope Gregory the Great’ (sponsored by Brill Academic Publishers)

Thursday 14th of April 5:00 0.06 John Percival:  James Hegarty (Cardiff University), ‘Religion, Politics and Public Reason in Early South Asia: the king and the sage in conversation across Hindu and Buddhist literature.’

Thursday 21st of April  5:00 0.06 John Percival: Dr. Hugh Houghton (University of Birmingham), ‘The rediscovered fourth-century Commentary on the Gospels by Fortunatianus of Aquileia.’

Thursday 28th of April 5:00 0.01 John Percival: Dr. Tom Hunt (Newman University), The Algerian War (1954-1962) and the francophone study of Late Antique religions: Patristics, resistance, and decolonisation.

Thursday 5th of May 5:00 0.01 John Percival: Dr. Stephen Barton (University of Durham), title tba.

Thursday 12th of May 5:000.01 John Percival: Simon Brodbeck (Cardiff University), ‘Stemmata Quid Faciunt? Remarks on the Critically Reconstituted Harivamsha’.



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