Programme

Friday, 3 May, Merton College

9:10 – 9:55: Laura Löser, Faculty of Classics
Roman funerary inscription from Mainz, ca. 2nd century CE
9:55 – 10:40: Matt Kimberley, the British Library
A Khotanese medical text Jīvakapustaka, 9th-10th century CE

10:40 – 11:10: Coffee break

11:10 – 11:55: Kristian Jensen, the British Library
1498 printed edition of Horatius Opera with various commentaries
11:55 – 12:40: Francesco Bianchini, St John’s College
A copper-plate charter tablet from ca. 650 CE, Gujarat, India

12:40 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30 – 14:00: A visit to Merton College’s mediaeval library with a short presentation on the Neo-Assyrian tablet of King Ashurbanipal, 668-627 BC

14:00 – 14:45: Chris Foster, Pembroke College
Ancient Chinese “daybooks” from Zhoujiazhai, 2nd century BCE
14:45 – 15:30: Lesley Smith, Harris Manchester
Commentary on the Psalms by Peter Lombard, Paris, 12th century CE

15:30 – 16:00: Coffee break

16:00 – 16:45: Michael Zellmann-Roehrer, Faculty of Classics
Greek sales contract in Greek, Aramaic and Nabataean, near Zoara (Arabia), 130 CE

Saturday, 4 May, The Queen’s College

9:00 – 9:45: Nafisa Valieva, CNRS lab. “Orient & Méditerranée”
Gadla Lālibalā (Life of Lālibalā), Ethiopia, 14-15th century CE
9:45 – 10:30: Andreas Winkler, Oriental Institute
Egyptian astrological manual in Demotic, 100-200 CE

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45: Heather O’Donoghue, Linacre College
Karlevi runestone from the island of Öland, Sweden
11:45 – 12:30: Christian Prager, University of Bonn
Mayan hieroglyphic manuscript Dresden Codex, 13th century CE

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 14:45: Umberto Bongianino, Khalili Research Centre
Deluxe Arabic dictionary from Islamic Spain, 1124 CE
14:45 – 15:30: Parsa Daneshmand, Wolfson College
Neo-Assyrian divinatory commentary in Akkadian

15:30 – 16:00: Coffee break