Keynote Addresses

‘The Future of Byzantine Studies in Australia’,

           International Byzantine Congress, Belgrade August 2016.

 

‘Patristic Studies in Australia: Past, Present and Future’,

           Patristics in the 21st Century, 50th Anniversary Conference of the International Association for Patristic Studies,

           Hebrew University, 25-27 June 2013, Jerusalem.

 

‘The Interpretation of Dreams in Fifth-Century Alexandria’,

          St Andrews Greek Orthodox Theological College Patristics Symposium From Alexandria to Antioch and Back,

          Sydney College of Divinity, Redfern, 25-26 September 2014.

 

‘The Life of Maximus the Confessor’,

          St Andrews Greek Orthodox Theological College Roundtable on Maximus the Confessor, Sydney College of Divinity,

          Redfern, 24 September 2013.

 

‘Patristic Studies in Australia’,

          Patristics in the 21st Century, 50th Anniversary Conference of the International Association for Patristic Studies,

          Hebrew University, 25-27 June 2013, Jerusalem.

 

‘On How to Be A Late-Antique Pope, Textuality as a Means and Medium of Ethical Formation in Early Christianity',

          J. Göttenburg University, 4-6 July 2013, Mainz (invited; conference cancelled).

 

‘Leo the Great’s Ascension Homilies in the Context of Debates on the Resurrection of the Body’,

         Keynote address, Preaching After Easter, KU Leuven, 25-27 March 2013, Leuven.

 

 ‘Divine Providence in Gregory of Nyssa and his Forebears’,

          Gregory of Nyssa Symposium, St Andrew’s Orthodox Theological College, Sydney, September 2011.

 

 ‘Gifts and Giving: Modelling evergetism in the fifth century’,

          North American Patristics Society Annual Conference, Chicago, May 2008.

 

‘Leo the Great and the Roman Poor’,

          International Patristics Conference, Oxford University, Oxford, August 2007.

 

‘Attitudes to Poverty in Fifth-Century Rome’,

          Network for Early European Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, July 2007.

 

‘The Patristic Origins of the Cult of St George’,

          University of Malta, International Symposium on St George, The Icon and its Mystery, Gozo, April 2003.

University Seminars

‘Signs of Theosis in Synesius of Cyrene’,

          Japanese Patristics Seminar, Chuo University, Tokyo, September 2014.

 

‘The Letters of Pelagius I: A New Model of Crisis Management?’,

          Ancient History Seminar, Macquarie University, 9 November 2012, Sydney.

 

‘The Letters of Gelasius I: A New Model of Crisis Management?’,

          Epistolary Conversations II: Letter Collections in Classical and Late Antiquity, Australian Catholic University, North Sydney,

          September 2011.

 

‘Crisis and Wealth in Byzantine Italy: the Libri Pontificales of Rome and Ravenna’,

          Classics Seminar, University of Queensland, April 2011.

 

‘Class and Crisis in Fifth Century Papal Letters’,

          Epistolary Conversations: Opening the Letter of Classical and Late Antiquity, Macquarie University, Sydney, November 2010.

 

‘The Miracles of Cyrus and John in the translation of Anastasius Bibliothecarius’,

          Center for Hellenic Traditions Seminar, Central European University, Budapest, October 2008.

 

‘Evergetism in the Fifth Century’,

          seminar of the Abteilung für Kirchengeschichte, Universitat Bonn, Bonn, July 2008.

 

‘Frogmarched to Constantinople and Out Again: the arrest and exile of Pope Martin’,

          Keio University, Late Antiquity Seminar, Centre for the Integrated Study of the Mind, Tokyo, September 2004.

 

‘Rufinus’ translation of the Epistola Clementis ad Jacobum’,

          Brisbane Seminar for New Testament and Patristic Studies, Brisbane, May 2002.

 

‘Narratives of Exile’,
          Ancient History Seminar, Macquarie University, Sydney, August 2005.

Invited Conference Papers

‘Reception of Late-Antique Papal Letters, from Leo I to Gregory I’,

          workshop at International Patristics Conference, Oxford, chair: David Hunter, August 2015.

 

‘Papal Letter Collections’,

          paper delivered to Letter Collections in Late Antiquity, University of California San Diego, 14-15 January 2014.

 

‘Anastasius Bibliothecarius’ Translation of Theophanes’ Account of the Arab Conquests’,

          Theophanes the Confessor: An International Workshop, Paris, 14-15 September 2012.

 

‘Early Byzantine Notions of Divine Providence’,

          International Byzantine Congress, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2011.

 

 ‘Early Byzantine Understandings of Islam’,

          Inaugural Greek History Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, October 2010.

 

‘From Tristia to Gaudia: Pope Martin I’s narrative of exile”,

          Symposium on Latin Identities, Network for Early European Research, University of Sydney, 14 November 2009.

 

‘The Introduction of Old Church Slavonic to the First Bulgarian Empire: the rôle of SS. Cyril and Methodius’,

         Anglo-American Conference of Historians, University of London, July 2001.

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