Lectures & Conferences

Invited Conferences


“Tradition and Innovation in a Greek Introduction to the Astral Sciences: The Treatise P. Mich. inv. 1,” University of Sydney, Department of Classics and Ancient History/CCANESA, Research Seminar Series, 9 March 2023

“Headless Adversaries from Late Ancient Egypt to Early Modern Greece: An Incantation Motif,” Structuring Magic: Towards a Digital Infrastructure of Texts and Artefacts," Leiden, Lorentz Center, 21 February 2023

“Towards a Corpus of Greek Astrological Treatises on Papyrus,” Papyrology and Epigraphy Seminar, University of Warsaw, 23 January 2023


“Astrology and Magic in GEMF 57,” From PGM IV to GEMF 57: New Approaches to the Great Paris Magical Codex, Neubauer Collegium, Chicago, 14 October 2022

“Double Names in the Graeco-Roman Near East: Identity and Ambiguity,” Université de Lyon, CNRS Laboratoire Hisoma, Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée, 19 May 2022

“Greek Names in Coptic,” Greek Naming in Egypt, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford, 30 March 2022 WATCH HERE

“New Greek Astrological Treatises on Papyrus,” Berliner Papyrologisches Kolloquium, 3 February 2022


“A Graeco-Roman Text and a Puzzle in the Negev: The Zoraitha Graffiti and Their Context,” De l’araméen en lettres grecques. Épigraphie et interférences linguistiques au Proche-Orient sous l’Empire romain, Université de Lyon, CNRS

 Laboratoire Hisoma, Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée, 12 November 2021

“‘Egyptianized’ Greek beyond Egypt,” Incantatory Words: Greek and Egyptian Languages in the Magical Payri, University of Chicago Center in Paris, 27 September 2021

“Shared Heritage: Byzantine Reflections of Graeco-Roman Magical Knowledge,” From Theory to Practice: The Transmission of Magical Knowledge in the Graeco-Roman World, University of Zaragoza, 29 June 2021

“Bread, Cheese, Birds, Eyes, and More: Sortition(-like) Methods to Catch Thieves in Byzantine Manuals,” The Multidimensional Character of Lots/Sortition: A Transcultural and Diachronic Approach, WWU, Münster, Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik, 11 May 2021

“Gods, Demons, Figures, and Fevers: The Papyrus Amulet P.Tebt. II 275 and Its Tradition,” Center for the Tebtunis Papyri, University of California, Berkeley, 30 April 2021

2020 and Earlier

“A New Greek Treatise on Zoomancy(?) and Divination Lore of the Near East in Translation,” Research Seminar on Fragmentary Texts, All Souls College, Oxford, 22 October 2019

“Considerations for the Study of Syriac Onomastics,” Greek Onomastics East of the Mediterranean, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford, 29 June 2019

“'Psalms Useful for Everything’: Medieval Greek Manuals for the Exploitation of the Psalter,” The Use of the Psalms in Jewish and Christian Traditions, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, 4 November 2015

“Multicultural Influences in Greek Fever Amulets,” Egyptian and Jewish Magic in Antiquity, University of Bonn, 8 July 2015

“Incantations in Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Greek: Change and Continuity,” Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices, University of Heidelberg, 14 September 2014

Other Selected Conference Papers

“'The Old Nubian ‘Horoscope’ (P. QI II 20) and Its Traditional Context,” 15th International Congress of Nubian Studies, Warsaw, 29 August 2022

“Portable Powers: From Hides to Handbooks in the British Museum’s Hay Coptic Magical Manuscripts on Leather,” 24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Byzantium – Bridge Between Worlds, Padua, 25 August 2022

“Enoch the Cosmic Scribe and Other Problems in British Museum Coptic Magical Texts Old and New,” XXXe Congrès international de Papyrologie, Paris, 29 July 2022

“New Contextual Data for Christian and Other Papyri from Oxyrhynchus: Grenfell and Hunt’s ‘Processing Numbers," SBL Annual Meeting, Houston, 21 November 2021