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The Citizen in Late Antiquity - 25/11/2019, Utrecht (Netherlands)


This workshop, The Citizen in Late Antiquity, aims at providing an informal, constructive environment for post-graduate and early career researchers to present their work, meet others working in the field, and discuss current trends and issues. The Late Antiquity Network provides a single platform for those working on a broad range of geographical and disciplinary areas within the period of Late Antiquity, and participants are thus encouraged to interpret 'citizen' in a broad sense, thinking about how the theme intersects with their own research. Facilitating this will be an address by our visiting speaker, Professor Engin Isin of Queen Mary University London, to which Professor Els Rose will provide a response.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 25/11/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Utrecht (Utrecht, Netherlands)


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9:30 – Registration

10:00 - Welcome & Opening Remarks

10:05 - Keynote: Professor Engin Isin, Queen Mary University, London - ‘Doing Good Deeds: Graeco-Roman (euergetism) and Ottoman (waqf) Benefaction as Acts of Citizenship’ Response: Professor Els Rose, Utrecht University

11:15 – Tea & Coffee

11:30 - Session I - Multiple Citizenships and Being a Citizen in the Imperial Period and Late Antiquity

  • Giorgios Mouratidis, (doctoral researcher) University of St Andrews - ‘Athletes and the Phenomenon of Multiple Citizenship during the Imperial Period’

  • Kristiaan Venken, (doctoral researcher) KU Leuven - ‘Unity and Division of Civitas Dei and Civitas Terrena’

  • Merel de Bruin, (doctoral researcher) Utrecht University - ‘Civis and Civitas on Earth and in Heaven: Citizenship Discourses in the Sermons of Augustine, Maximus of Turin and Peter of Ravenna’

Chair: Kay Boers, (doctoral researcher) Utrecht University

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 - Session II - Citizen and Non-Citizen: Inclusion and Exclusion

  • Carl Rice, (doctoral researcher) Yale University – ‘Religio and the Civic Subject in the Later Roman Empire: Two Manichean Case Studies’

  • Dr. Gloria Larini, Independent Scholar - ‘Prudentius’s Psychomachia as Political Allegory: the Christian-Roman Man and the Heritage of Mos Maiorum’

  • Dr. Nikolas Haechler, University of Vienna - ‘Jewish Citizens under the Reign of the Emperor Heraclius (610-641). Forceful Inclusion of Marginalised Groups as a Strategy of Resilience in the Face of Political Crisis’

Chair: Thomas Langley, (doctoral researcher) University of Cambridge

14:30 – Tea and Coffee

14:50 - Session III - Citizens and Civic Government: Cities and their Rulers in the Long Late Antiquity

  • Cosimo Paravano, (doctoral researcher) University of Vienna – ‘Libanios on the City Councils: From Source to Agent’

  • Álex Corona Encinas, (doctoral researcher) Universidad de Vallodalid – ‘Political Transformations and Citizenship in the Early Byzantine City’

  • Lenneke Van Raaij, (doctoral researcher) University of Exeter - ‘The Return of the Civitas: The Episcopal City in the High Middle Ages’

Chair: Dr Megan Welton, Utrecht University 16:20 – Open Discussion - Chaired by Dr Rebecca Usherwood, Trinity College Dublin 17:20 – Closing Remarks

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