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Tradition and Innovation - 03/09/2016, Exeter (England)

The Postgraduate and Early Career Late Antiquity Network is delighted to announce its third workshop, to be held in Exeter on Saturday, 3rd September 2016. The theme will be ‘Tradition and Innovation’. Resuming where we left off last year with a discussion about the periodization of Late Antiquity, this year we would like to focus on the interplay between tradition and innovation. We invite postgraduates and early-career researchers to submit abstracts for papers on any aspect of Late Antiquity, anywhere within the Roman Empire. We welcome papers on both Latin and Greek prose and poetry, history, art, archaeology, other forms of material culture, or combinations of these.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 03/09/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The Pearson Room, Exeter Cathedral, Exeter (Devon, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Marcelina Gilka; Taylor FitzGerald,Maria Kneafsey; (University of Exeter)

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9:30: Arrivals (Tea & Coffee) 10:00: Welcome/Introduction 10:20-12:20: Panel 1. Chair: Marcelina Gilka (University of Exeter) Caroline Belanger (University of St Andrews): “Creative Translation: Priscian’s Late Antique Recontextualisation of Dionysius’ Periegesis” James Macdonald (University of Glasgow): “Weaving Traditions into a Poetical Narrative: Gregory Nazianzen’s Poemata Arcana and the Nicene identity” Maria Teresa Ruggiero (Università per Stranieri di Perugia): “A deeply religious person: Fulgentius Planciade; philosophus and philologus.” 12:20-1:20: Lunch 13:20-14:40: Panel 2. Chair: Taylor FitzGerald (University of Exeter) Michael Hanaghan (University of Exeter): “Roma’s Power and Authority in Sidonius’ Panegyrics (Carmina 2, 5 and 7)” Joel Leslie (University of Glasgow): “Undermining Legitimacy: Ammianus Marcellinus’ Literary Response to the Selbstdarstellung of the Valentinianic Dynasty” 14:40-15:10: Tea/Coffee Break 15:10-16:30: Panel 3. Chair: Maria Kneafsey (University of Exeter) Veronika Egetenmeyr (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel): “Tradition and Innovation in the description of Barbarians in the letters of Sidonius Apollinaris” Christina Videbech (Universitetet i Bergen): “The Forum of St. Peter? A comparative study of the Church of St. Peter and the Forum Romanum” 16:30-17:00: Round Table Discussion 17:00-18:00: Early departures; ‘Free’ time/Optional tour of Cathedral/Quayside 18:00: Dinner for those staying in Exeter (Location TBD)

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