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Nouvelles approches de l'histoire de la peste dans l'Antiquité tardive

New Approaches to the History of Plague in Late Antiquity


Friday 3 February 2023

School 2, St Salvator’s Quad, University of St Andrews

Hosted by the Centre for Ancient Environmental Studies and the Centre for Late Antique Studies

This will be a hybrid event. All are welcome! If you are interested in attending in person please contact Jason König (jpk3@st-andrews).
If you want to attend online, join the CAES mailing list. Email, and put “subscribe caes-network” in the subject line.
Links for online attendance will be circulated a few days in advance via the mailing list.


9.00-9.05: Introduction

9.05-9.50: Peter Sarris (Cambridge): Why Historians of the Justinianic Plague need to know more about the Black Death

9:50-10:35: Gunnar Neumann (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig): Archaeogenetic Insights into Yersinia pestis from the First Plague Pandemic

10:35-11 Coffee

11.00-11:45: Scott Johnson (Oklahoma) and Kyle Harper (Oklahoma): Eyewitness to Mass Mortality: John of Ephesus, the Ecclesiastical History, and the Plague of Justinian

11:45-12:30: Helen Foxhall-Forbes (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice): Science, Society and the Environment: Approaches to Change in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

12:30-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:00: David Orton (York): What Zooarchaeology can tell us about Rats in Late Antiquity and Beyond: Introducing the RATTUS Project

2:00-2:45: Elena Xoplaki (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen): Climate over the Greater Eastern Mediterranean during the 6th-8th centuries AD simulated with the fully forced COSMO-CLM

2:45-3:30: James Palmer (St Andrews): Pandemic and the Medicalisation of Religious Culture in the West (c. 540-c. 740)

3:30-4:00 Coffee

4.15-5.45: Kyle Harper: The Long First Plague Pandemic: A View from Italy (Annual Lecture for the Centre for Ancient Environmental Studies) (School 2)

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