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Workshop III: Programme


FRIDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2014 (Nádor 9, Popper Room)

9:30–9:45 Welcome: Volker Menze (CEU) 

9:45-10:00 Introductory remarks: Hagit Amirav (VU, Amsterdam), István Perczel (CEU)   

10:00  Keynote Lecture

Roger Scott (University of Melbourne)
Malalas and the New Age of Justinian

11:00–11:15 Coffee break

Session 1: Deconstructing Stereotypes

Chair: Volker Menze (CEU)

11:15 Phil Booth (University of Oxford)
Coptic Narratives from Roman to Islamic Rule: The Chronicle of John of Nikiu

11:40 Nikoloz Alexidze (University of Oxford)
Narrating about the Beginnings: The Interpretive Schemata of Caucasian History

12:05 Nino Doborjginidze (Ilia State University, Tbilisi)
Stereotypes (topoi) of Medieval Georgian Historiography

12:30–13:00 Discussion


13:00–14:30 Lunch break


Session 2: Genres and Methods

Chair: Averil Cameron (University of Oxford)

14:30 Jan Van Ginkel (VU, Amsterdam)
What Makes a Good Story? Alexander as an Exemplum for Readers Then and Now

14:55 Zara Pogossian (John Cabot University, Rome)
The Contents and Methodological Considerations on Early Armenian Literary Production

15:20 István Perczel (CEU)
Hagiography as a Historiographic Genre: from Eusebius to Cyril of Scythopolis, Eustratius of Constantinople and John Moschus

15:45–16:15 Discussion


SATURDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2014 (Nádor 9, Popper Room)

Session 3: Quellenforschung

Chair: Johannes Den Heijer (University of Louvain)

9:30 Maria Conterno (Ghent University)
Historiography across the Borders: the Case of Islamic Material in Theophanes’ Chronographia

9:55 Christian Boudignon (Aix-Marseille University)
The Source of the 1st Part of Patriarch Nicephorus’s Breviarium (Ἱστορία σύντομος): Ideology, Milieu and Date

10:20 Amir Harrak (University of Toronto)
The Making of a Syriac Chronicler: The Case of the Chronicler of Zuqnin

10:45–11:15 Discussion

11:15–11:30 Coffee break


Session 4: Social and Ideological Context

Chair: Hagit Amirav (VU, Amsterdam)

11:30 György Geréby (CEU)
Eusebius of Caesarea and the Normative History of the Christian Empire

11:55 Sergey Minov (University of Oxford)
Rewriting Scripture as an Exercise in Counter-History: Evidence of the Cave of Treasures

12:20 Niels Gaul (CEU)
The Aftermath of “Senatorial Historiography”: From Theophanes to Theophanes Continuatus

12:45–13:15 Discussion


13:15–15:00 Lunch break


15:00  Keynote Lecture

Robert Hoyland (New York University)
History Writing in the Time of Islam’s Beginnings

16:00–16:15 Coffee break


16:15–16:45 Johannes Den Heijer (University of Louvain)
The International Copto-Arabic Historiography Project (ICAHP)

16:45 Round Table Discussion and Concluding Remarks