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Historia Augusta symposium, a fresh approach - 06-07/05/2019, Edinburgh (Scotland)



FECHA/DATE/DATA: 06-07/05/2019


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland)









6 May


12:30-1:00 pm: Welcome, coffee


1:00 – 1:15: Introduction to the conference (Justin Stover)


1:15 – 3:00  The Carolingian Manuscripts (chair: Gavin Kelly, Edinburgh)

Michael Allen, Chicago: The Schriftheimat and early provenance of Pal. lat. 899

Annalisa Barra, Turin: Scribal practice and correctors in the Bamberg manuscript of the Historia Augusta (Vita Alexandri Severi)


3:00 – 3:30:  Coffee


3:30 – 5:15  The Medieval and Renaissance Traditions (chair: Aaron Pelttari, Edinburgh)

Rino Modonutti, Padua: The Historia Augusta in the Italian Trecento

George Woudhuysen, Nottingham: Unsolved problems in the transmission of the Historia Augusta


5:30 – 6:20

Justin Stover, Edinburgh: Toward a new edition of the Historia Augusta


7 May


9:00 – 9:30 am: Coffee


9:30 – 11:15  The Historia Augusta as History (chair: Sandra Bingham, Edinburgh)


Gavin Kelly, Edinburgh: Ammianus' sources for the second and third centuries and the Historia Augusta

Fabio Guidetti, Edinburgh: Silver chariots in the Historia Augusta


11:30 – 1:15 pm  The Historia Augusta as Fiction (chair: Alex Imrie, Edinburgh)


Kathryn Langenfeld, Clemson University: Fides et Fabula: Biographical lessons and forged history in the Historia Augusta.

Michael Kulikowski, Penn State: Parameters of adequate evidence for dating the Historia Augusta


1:30: Conclusion


This symposium is made possible through the generous support of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, and Howells/Giles Fund for Ancient History

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