Historians, invisible women and the world of stories


'Historians, invisible women and the world of stories’ will be a roundtable discussion with Prof Kate Cooper (Ancient History), Dr Bettany Hughes (Historian and TV presenter), Dr Selina Todd (Modern British History) and Prof Tim Whitmarsh (Classics) to celebrate the publication of Kate Cooper's Band of Angels.


A light lunch will be provided at 12:30, with discussion and questions from 13:00 to 14:00.


In Band of Angels: The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women, ancient historian Kate Cooper considers how modern theories of lived religion, the power of networks, and viral sharing can shed light on the nature and purpose of early Christian story-telling - and on what we know about the 'hidden people' of the ancient world. Drawing on what ancient historians have discovered about women's situation in the Roman provinces of the first centuries CE to illuminate the context and significance of early Christian narratives by, for, and about women, Cooper argues that the nature of early Christianity - and the place of women in it - has been deeply, but not irretrievably, misunderstood.


View and download the poster here.


Women in the Humanities

Contact name: Clare Oxenbury-Palmer
Contact email: clare.oxenbury-palmer@humanities.ox.ac.uk
Audience: Open to all
Media: Band of Angels