IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1618: Significant Others in Late Antiquity, I: Exiles Within and Without

Thursday 6 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Oxford Medieval Studies Programme, University of Oxford
Organiser:Robin Whelan, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Mark Humphries, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Paper 1618-aTextual Communities of Exile under Constantius II
(Language: English)
Richard Flower, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Exeter
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Religious Life, Rhetoric
Paper 1618-bThe Application of Exile in the Post-Roman West: A Comparative Study
(Language: English)
Harry Mawdsley, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1618-cMembers Only: The Application of Legal Stigmas among Late Antique Trade Associations
(Language: English)
Sarah Bond, Department of Classics, University of Iowa
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Urban, Law, Social History

The interrogation of depictions of various sorts of ‘otherness’ has been central to scholarship on Late Antiquity. These sessions seek new approaches to some of these ‘significant others’. The first panel considers people sent to the margins of late-antique communities, both literally and figuratively. It explores the role of legal frameworks in that marginalisation and the consequences both for those excluded and those left behind. Individual papers discuss the use of exilic discourse to construct Christian communities in the mid-4th century, the imposition of exile by post-Roman kings, and the legal status of tradesmen in the later Roman Empire.