Research meetings

Precedence and Persuasion: Some Preliminary Thoughts on ‘Classicizing’ in the Tang Dynasty

Research Meeting: Prof Alexei Ditter

50 George Square, 2.54
3-5pm

The practice of ‘circulating scrolls’ developed during the mid-Tang as a means for civil service examination candidates to acquire the patronage they required in order to pass. The ‘cover letters’ that accompanied these circulated portfolios of written work offer a unique glimpse into candidates’ attempts to translate the cultural capital accumulated through years of classical learning into social and political relationships.

John F. Haldon: Comparative Early Empire Projects – The Byzantine Perspective POSTPONED

Research Meeting

24 Buccleuch Place, 3.06
1–2:30pm

John F. HaldonNB: THIS MEETING WILL HAVE TO BE POSTPONED!