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God and the gods in Late antiquity – where next? - 11/07/2016, St. Andrews (Scotland)

17.06.2016

The workshop will emphasise ‘work’; it is intended as a platform to discuss the ways forward in the study of Late Antique religions and religiosities, to exchange views, and to identify challenges. Speakers and attendees are invited to connect their papers with broader themes, as well as the directions they envision the field potentially heading towards. It is hoped that the July 2016 workshop will not only act as an inspiring catalyst and an arena for exchanging ideas and views, but also as a possible base upon which we are able to expand in the future, potentially in the form of an international conference. We are aiming for an interdisciplinary set of speakers and attendees.


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 11/07/2016

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of St. Andrews (St. Andrews, Scotland)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Antti Lampinen; Jill Harries


INFO: web - classcon@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: 

 

estudiantes y conferenciantes / students and speakers / studenti e oratori: gratis / free / gratuito

 

registro de conferencia / conference fee / tassa di conferenza: 5 €

 

registro online / registration online / registrazione online

 

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

 

 

10. 00             Start of the workshop (School of Classics, Swallowgate, S4)

 

Session I

10.00-10.15   Jill Harries (St Andrews) – Introduction

10.15-11.00   Crystal Addey (St Andrews) - ‘Sosipatra - Prophetess, Philosopher and Theurgist: Divination and Epistemology in Late Antiquity’

11.00-11.30   Coffee/Tea (Swallowgate)

 

Session II

11.30-12.15   Shaun Tougher (Cardiff) – ‘Julian the Apologist: Pagans and Christians on the Mother of the Gods’

12.15-13.00   David Greenwood (Aberdeen) – 'Pagan and Christian Elements in Julian's Ruler Narrative'

13.00-14.00   Buffet lunch (Swallowgate)

 

Session III

14.00-14.45   Jill Harries (St Andrews) – ‘Deo auctore: Justinian and the Christianising of Roman Law’

14.45-15.30   Lisa Bailey (Auckland) – ‘Servants of God, Slaves of the Church’

15.30-16.00   Coffee/Tea (Swallowgate)

 

Session IV

16.00-16.45   Antti Lampinen (St Andrews) – ‘Pseudo-Jerome’s Cosmographic Games (Cosmographia Aethici)’

16.45-17.00   Greg Woolf (London) – Concluding words

17.00-18.00   Pre-prandial drinks

18.00              Dinner at the Byre

 

We also invite anyone interested to join us for discussing both the papers presented and the directions that the study of religion and religiosity in Late Antiquity could/should be heading towards. 

 

The conference web page is still able to take in bookings, but only for today - so act swiftly: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/classics/events/conferences/2015-2016/ggla/

 

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