Monthly Archives: January 2012

Thoughts and thinking on graduate study at Oxford

Having been at the University of Calgary for four and a half years now, I am nearly done my degree. Hopefully it will all be good at the end of the term and they’ll let me graduate. Although I have … Continue reading

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Notes on the genesis of Byzantium

I wrote this yesterday for two reasons. Someone asked me a question on a forum that deserved a good reply, and I was teaching my thesis supervisor’s class the next day, so I thought that it would be useful. I’ve … Continue reading

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Turkey 2011: Byzantine Heritage in Istanbul II

I’m going to start off with a surprise: the church of St. Theodosia, today the Gul Camii. I was unable to get in and thus have no pictures of the interior, but Van Millingen makes it sound like I am … Continue reading

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Turkey 2011: Byzantine Heritage in Istanbul I

It occurred to me that despite having been back in North America for sixth months, I haven’t really posted anything on my trip. This summer I spent a month in Turkey, primarily visiting late Roman and Byzantine sites, and a … Continue reading

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Christmas break 2011 reading

The reading this Christmas break was pretty light. I kept it easy for a couple of reasons, the first being that the fall term was absolutely brutal, and the second being that Christmas break was really short this year. I’ve … Continue reading

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