Late Roman Italy. Imperium to Regnum
The event will take place in Universität Hamburg, Hauptgebäude (ESA 1), Hörsaal H. Zoom link will also be available.
Date: November 21, 2023, 6pm (German time).
Discussion: J. Wijnendaele / F. Oppedisano / R. Selvaggi
Moderation: S. Panzram
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Dr. Jeroen Wijnendaele is a Senior Fellow of the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS) at Universität Bonn, working on Prof. Julia Hillner’s ‘Connecting Late Antiquities’ project. He helps with revising and digitizing vol. 2 of The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire (AD 395-527), whilst doing research on secular and religious networks in Late Antique North Africa. Before coming to Bonn, Dr. Wijnendaele worked and taught at various universities in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, and Italy. His own work focusses on Late Roman political, military and social history, the genesis of barbarian communities in Late Antiquity, and the modern reception of ‘the Fall of Rome’, on which he has published extensively. He is especially interested in the broader history of violence, and processes of state formation and disintegration.At the moment, he is preparing a new monograph on ‘Rome’s Disintegration. War, Violence and the End of Empire in the West’ for Oxford University Press.
Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Oppedisano is Associate Professor in Roman history at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. His research interests include the political, institutional and administrative history of the Western Roman Empire; the connections between power and literature; the reception of the ancient world in medieval and contemporary culture. His first monograph (L’impero d’Occidente negli anni di Maioriano, Rome 2013), proposes a general reconstruction of the imperial policy in the last years of the Western Roman Empire, focused on the emperor Majorian. His second monograph is a study on the Roman senate in the Ostrogothic Italy (Il senato romano nell’Italia ostrogota, Rome 2016). His third monography is a commentary on Anthemius’ panegyric (In lode di Antemio. L’ultimo panegirico di Roma imperiale, Rome 2022). He is also co-editing the first complete translation and commentary of Cassiodorus’ Variae (Flavio Magno Aurelio Cassiodoro Senatore. Varie, volumes I-VI, ed. A. Giardina, G.A. Cecconi, I. Tantillo, and F. Oppedisano, Rome 2014-2017).
Dr. Rocco Selvaggi is the Academic Coordinator of the RomanIslam Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and based at the University of Hamburg. His research focuses on the 5th century AD: diplomatic relations between the Western Roman Empire and the Germanic tribes, foreign policy of Suebi and Vandals, communication between the bishops of Rome and the Iberian Peninsula. His recent publications include: "Erfolgreiche Vertragskonzepte oder foedera incerta? Die weströmische Außenpolitik des 5. Jhs. im Spiegel der römisch-germanischen Verträge" (Hamburg 2020); "Iberia Pontificia, vol. VII. Hispania Romana und Visigothica (Regesta Pontificum Romanorum)", with S. Panzram and L. Livorsi (Göttingen, 2022).