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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity - 27-28-29/09/2018, Warsaw (Poland)


Confirmed key-note speakers we will have Luigi Canetti, Vincent Déroche, Stephanos Efthymiadis, Cynthia Hahn, Anne-Marie Helvétius, Xavier Lequeux, Maria Lidova, Julia Smith, Raymond Van Dam, and Ian Wood.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 27-28-29/09/2018


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Robert Wiśniewski ; The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity Project.

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Programa provisional/ provisional program/ programma provvisorio: Aquí/here/qui

THURSDAY, 27 September

14.00-14.30 – Registration/coffee

14.30-14.45 – Opening remarks

14.45-16.15 Visualising saints Maria Lidova (University of Oxford): Placing martyrs in the Apse. Visual strategies for the promotion of saints in Late Antiquity Robin Jensen (University of Notre Dame): Icons as relics: the role of the portrait in the early cult of saints Luigi Canetti (Università di Bologna): Marks of glory. Material and immaterial traces of the divine between Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages

16.15-16.35 COFFEE BREAK

16.35-18.05 Material aspects Julia Smith (University of Oxford): From material benefits to spiritual pledges (c. 400-900) Cynhia Hahn (CUNY): Happy opportunity in the early cult of relics—reliquaries and shrines Raymond Van Dam (University of Michigan) An environmental history of the cult of St. Martin

18.05-18.25 – COFFEE BREAK

18.25-19.00 – The Presbyters of the Late Antique West – launch of the database

19.00-19.30 – REFRESHMENTS

FRIDAY, 28 September

9.00-11.00 Constantinople

Stephanos Efthymiadis (Open University of Cyprus): The cult of saints in Constantinople (sixth-twelfth c.): some questions Vincent Déroche (Centre d’Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance): Half forgotten saints: the abbots of the first centuries of Constantinople Michał Pietranik (University of Warsaw): Emperor and sanctity at war: the case of Maurice (582-602) Konstantin Klein (University of Bamberg): Wandering saints: the development of the cult of saints in Jerusalem and Constantinople

11.00-11.20 – COFFEE BREAK

11.20-12.50 Regions and migrations 1

Aaltje Hidding (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich): From commemoration to martyr cult. Remembering the Great Persecution in late antique Egypt Niklos Aleksidze (University of Oxford): Georgian sources for the study of the cult of saints in the Holy Land Ian Wood (University of Leeds): The lives of episcopal saints in Gaul, c.470-550

12.50-14.15 – LUNCH BREAK

14.15-15.45 Regions and migrations 2

Olga Špehar (University of Belgrade): Tracing late antique cults and rituals in the central Balkans: art, architecture and written testimonies Anna Lampadaridi (University of Oxford): The origins of Italo-Greek hagiography: the cult of Sicilian martyrs Bryan Ward-Perkins (University of Oxford): Unity and diversity in the late antique cult of saints

15.45-16.05 – COFFEE BREAK

16.05-18.05 Specific saints Efthymios Rizos (University of Oxford): Relationship between hagiography and institutions of Cult: remarks on the legends of Athenogenes of Pedachthoe and Julian of Cilicia András Handl (KU Leuven): Invented, interwoven and interplayed: the evolution of the bishop-martyr Calixtus’ cult in late-antique Rome Anna Salsano (la Sapienza, Rome): The Archangels Michael and Raphael in Coptic Acta Martyrum Filippo Ronconi (EHESS, Paris): Sophronius of Jerusalem, Santa Passera, Santa Maria Antiqua and the beginning of the cult of Sts. Cyrus and John in Rome


SATURDAY, 29 September

9.00-10.30 Saints and senses Xavier Lequeux (Société des Bollandistes): Des saints myroblytes Martin Roch (Université de Genève): Significations et fonctions sociales de l’odeur suave des saints dans l’Antiquité tardive Julia Doroszewska (University of Warsaw, CSLA Project): Apparitions of saints in late-antique literature

10.30-10.50 – COFFEE BREAK

10.50-11.20 Saints and monasteries Anne-Marie Helvétius (Université Paris 8): Monasteries and the cult of the saints in Gaul, c. 400-700 Evanthia Nikolaidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): Conflicts among congregants and among monasteries: a demonstration of their cult and strong religious devotion to saints Sergey Minov (University of Oxford, CSLA Project): Cult of saints and monastic collective memory in seventh-century Syria-Mesopotamia: the evidence of liturgical tradition of the Monastery of Qenneshre

11.20-11.40 COFFEE BREAK

11.40-12.40 Promotion and veneration Marlena Whiting (University of Amsterdam): Gendering the cult of saints: female worshippers for female saints? Arik Avdokhin (Moscow School of Economics): Miraculous hymns and devotion to Saints in Late Antiquity: a perspective from the Greek-speaking Mediterranean

12.40 – A very brief conclusion

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