Staying on Top: The Very Dangerous Life of a Byzantine Emperor, lecture by Mark Whittow (University of Oxford), Hellenic Centre, London, June 5, 2017, 7:15–9:00 pm
The Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies Summer Lecture 2017, in collaboration with the Hellenic Centre, "Staying on Top: The Very Dangerous Life of a Byzantine Emperor" by Dr Mark Whittow.
Mark Whittow is University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford. Dr. Whittow is a medieval historian and archaeologist, specialising in the Mediterranean and Byzantine worlds, AD 500-1300, with particular emphasis on landscape and settlement patterns, and the social and political forces that shaped them. Recent publications range in topic from Romans and Arabs before the rise of Islam, via bad mothers in Byzantium and China, to the relative significance of local, regional and long-distance trade in the medieval economy. In Oxford, he convenes the Masters courses in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, (with Chris Wickham) the Medieval research seminar, and (with Marc Lauxtermann) the Late Antique and Byzantine seminar.