Upcoming Events

  • Margaret Mullett (Queen’s University Belfast) Performability, Lament, and the Christos Paschon’. (Lezing “Meet the PhD Jury”). Blandijn, lok. 110.031, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent. 11:00-12:30, 11th June 2019 (link)
  • Work-in-progress workshop: Speeches. Oikos (Ancient Rhetoric & Aesthetics). Blandijn, Faculteitsraadzaal, Blandijnberg 2,  9000 Gent. 13:00-17:15, 13th June 2019 (link)
  • Owen Hodkinson (University of Leeds): “The reception of Philostratus’ Letters in Oxford ‘Uranian’ circles”, Blandijn, lok. 110.028, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent. 16:00-17:00, 26th June 2019

Conferences and workshops

  • Rhetoric and Morality, 19th December 2018, Radboud University Nijmegen. OIKOS (Ancient Rhetoric & Aesthetics) and ISHR Benelux colloquium (programme). Co-organization with Bé Breij and Casper de Jonge
  • Novel Saints. Novel, Hagiography and Romance from the 4th to the 12th Century, 22nd-24th November 2018, Ghent University (programme)
  • Narrating Power and Authority in Late Antique and Medieval Hagiographies from East to West, 15-17th February 2018, Academia Belgica, Roma (programme)
  • Fictionality in Late Antique Hagiography, 15-17th June 2017, Academia Belgica, Roma (programme)
  • Penser le divin : méthode et discours dans l’histoire et la littérature. Ghent University, 31st May 2017 (Ghent University, programme) and 13th June 2017 (Université Lille-3,  programme)
  • Greek and Byzantine Storytelling – at the crossroad of two research projects, 12th-13th May 2016, Paris, Sorbonne & Collège de France. Co-organization with Uppsala University (Prof. I. Nilsson)


  • Charis Messis (EHESS) : “Les rapports entre roman ancien et hagiographie byzantine (IVe-XIIe s.) : une reconsidération”, KANTL (Koningstraat 18, Gent). 11:30-12:30, 3rd May 2018.
  • Panagiotis Roilos (Harvard University) : “Byzantines at play: Aristophanes in 12th-century Constantinople”, Josef Plateauzaal, 9000 Gent. 10:00-11:30, 20th October 2017.
  • Uffe Holmsgaard Eriksen (Uppsala University, Sweden) : “Spatializing Biblical Narratives in Byzantium”, Blandijn, room 120.043, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent. 15:00, 16th august 2017 (more information).
  • Steven Smith : “Troy, Rome, and Constantinople in the Cycle of Agathias (AP 9.152-155). Blandijn, Faculteitzaal, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent. 16:30-18:30, 16th May 2017.
  • GIKS : Jan Bremmer : “From Heroes to Saints and from Martyrological to Hagiographical Discourse”, Blandijn, Faculteitszaal, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent. 10:00-12:00, 16th March 2017.
  • GIKS : Charis Messis (EHESS – Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris) : “A la recherche des “romans” hagiographiques : certains récits des Passions et leur réécriture métaphrastique (Xe siècle)”, 21st October 2016 (more information).
  • Stephanos Efthymiadis (Open University of Cyprus) : The disabled in the Byzantine Empire (MSS Lunch Lecture), Blandijn, Lok. 100.024, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent. 13:00-14:00, 17th February 2016 (more information).
  • GIKS: Michael Williams: “Arian Insinuations in Ambrose’s sermon Contra Auxentium” Blandijn, Lok. 100.072, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent. 16:00-18:30, 25th November 2015.
  • Virginia Burrus (Syracuse University, NY), “Late Ancient Hagiography and the Dialogical Imagination: The Life of St Helia“, 16 June 2015
  • Guy Philippart (Université de Namur), “L’hagiographie en question(s)”, 30th March 2015