Author Archives: ergamenis

Closing 2016…

The year that ends in 24 hours has wounded us all in various ways. To put it mildly, it has raised many questions that we will need to find answers to. I am not referring particularly to things related with … Continue reading

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Nubia and Palmyra

The title of the present post will surely strike some as at least strange. What can possibly be the links between these two peripheries of the Roman Empire? However, a book that I just read offered me some very interesting insights. … Continue reading

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Darfur

I felt I had to return once more to the blog before 2016 is out. The reason lies with two publications that I recently found out about and which are worth a special mention: The first is the latest issue … Continue reading

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From the story of a manuscript to the manuscript of a historian

I am now sitting at the Charles de Gaulle airport of Paris, returning finally home after the visit to Johannesburg, the Coptic seminar in Athens, and the defense of the PhD thesis of Robin Seignobos in the French capital. It … Continue reading

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Telling stories

There have appeared many reasons in the past weeks to return to blogging. I could have announced new publications, like the latest paper that Henriette and myself published on the medieval Sai cathedral in the Festschrift for professor Godlewski, or … Continue reading

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A gift from facebook

This morning I saw in a Facebook group I am following, a post that made me jump from excitement and persuaded me to break my silence in this blog! Michael Grondin, responsible for “a resource center for independent research related … Continue reading

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At the International Medieval Congress 2016 at Leeds

We have just returned to Norway from England where we participated in the 23rd International Medieval Congress at Leeds. According to wikipedia, the Congress is the largest annual conference in any subject in the UK, and the second largest annual … Continue reading

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