April 28 – Mohamad Ballan

The Workshop on Late Antiquity & Byzantium is proud to announce its next meeting of Spring 2015!

Mohamad Ballan (PhD. Student, University of Chicago) will be presenting “Andalusi Crete, 827–961: A Reconsideration of the Medieval Arabic Literary Sources.”

Please join us on Tuesday, April 28, at 4:45 pm, in CWAC 152.

Persons in need of assistance, please contact Jason Osequeda (jasonosequeda@uchicago.edu).

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April 21 – Jas Elsner

The Workshop on Late Antiquity & Byzantium is proud to announce our first meeting of Spring 2015!

Jas Elsner, visiting professor of art and religion at the Divinity School of University of Chicago, will be presenting “Relic, Icon and Architecture: The Material Articulation of the Holy in East Christian Art”. Co-sponsored with the Early Christian Studies Workshop.

Please join us on Tuesday, April 21, at 4:30 pm, in CWAC 152.

Persons in need of assistance, please contact Jason Osequeda (jasonosequeda@uchicago.edu).

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Spring 2015 Schedule

The Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium is please to announce its Spring 2015 schedule. All workshops unless otherwise noted will meet in CWAC 152 on Tuesdays at 4:30 PM.

April 21, Jas Elsner will present “Relic, Icon and Architecture: The Material Articulation of the Holy in East Christian Art.”

April 28, Mohamad Ballan will present Andalusi Crete, 827–961: A Reconsideration of the Medieval Arabic Literary Sources.”

**Unusual time & place** Monday, May 11, 4:30 pm, Swift 200, John Behr will present “The Apocalypse of the Cross: The Gospel of John and the Beginning of Christian Theology.” Co-Sponsored with Early Christian Studies Workshop.

May 12, Edward Schoolman will present “Appropriating Late Antiquity: The Cult of Saint Barbatianus in Post-Byzantine Ravenna.”

May 19, Zachary Strietelmeier, will present “The Destruction of the Alexandrian Serapeum: Phenomenology, Space and the Art of Memory-Making.”

Persons in need of assistance, please contact Jason Osequeda (jasonosequeda@uchicago.edu).

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**New Date** March 10 – Jeremy Vecchi

The Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium is pleased to announce its final meeting of the winter quarter.

Jeremy Vecchi, PhD. student in NELC, will be presenting “Simeon and the Martyrs of Najran”.

Please join us on Tuesday, March 10, at 4:30 PM, in Cochrane Woods Art Center 152.

Persons in need of assistance, please contact Jason Osequeda (jasonosequeda@uchicago.edu).

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February 24 – Karin Krause

The Workshop on Late Antiquity & Byzantium is pleased to announce its next meeting, co-sponsored with Early Christian Studies Workshop.

Karin Krause (University of Chicago, Divinity School) will be presenting “What became of the Constantinian labarum?”

Please join us on Tuesday, February 24, at 4:30 pm, in CWAC 152.

Persons in need of assistance, please contact Jason Osequeda (jasonosequeda@uchicago.edu).

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February 3 – Henning Börm **Please note unusual meeting place and time**

The Workshop on Late Antiquity & Byzantium is pleased to announce its next meeting.

Henning Börm (University of Konstanz) will be presenting “Procopius of Caesarea and the Sasanian Empire.”

Please join us on Tuesday, February 3, at 5:00 pm, in the John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224).

Persons in need of assistance, please contact Jason Osequeda (jasonosequeda@uchicago.edu).

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January 29 – Jessica Mutter **Please note unusual meeting time and place**

The Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium is pleased to announce its next meeting.

Jessica Mutter, NELC, will be presenting “Defining Ambiguities: Conversion and Boundary Formation among Christians and Muslims in Seventh- and Eighth-Century Syria.”

Please join us on Thursday, January 29, at 12:00 PM at Pick 218.

Persons in need of assistance, please contact Jason Osequeda (jasonosequeda@uchicago.edu).

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January 15 – Walter Kaegi **Please note exceptional meeting time & place**

The Workshop on Late Antiquity & Byzantium is proud to announce our first meeting of Winter 2015!

Walter Kaegi, professor of History and voting member of the Oriental Institute, will be presenting “Constantine I, Babylon and Julian’s Expedition in Mesopotamia Again”.

Please join us on Thursday, January 15, at 12:00 pm, in the Oriental Institute, LaSalle Banks Room.

Persons in need of assistance, please contact Jason Osequeda (jasonosequeda@uchicago.edu).

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Winter 2015 Schedule

The Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium is please to announce its Winter 2015 schedule. Please note that there are a few workshops that will meet in unusual places, times, and days of meeting other than our usual meeting place of CWAC on Tuesdays at 4:30 PM.

Thursday, January 15, 12:00 pm, Oriental Institute, LaSalle Banks Room Walter Kaegi (University of Chicago, History)
“Constantine I, Babylon and Julian’s Expedition in Mesopotamia Again”

Thursday, January 29, 12:00 pm, Pick 218, Jessica Mutter (University of Chicago, NELC) Co-Sponsored with MEHAT

“Defining Ambiguities: Conversion and Boundary Formation among Christians and Muslims in Seventh- and Eighth-Century Syria.”

Tuesday, February 3, 4:30 pm, John Hope Franklin Room, Henning Börm (University of Konstanz, History)

“Procopius of Caesarea and the Sasanian Empire.”

Tuesday, February 24, 4:30 pm, CWAC 152, Karin Krause (University of Chicago, Divinity School)
“What became of the Constantinian labarum?”

Tuesday, March 3, 4:30 pm, CWAC 152, Jeremy Vecchi (University of Chicago, NELC)

“Simeon and the Martyrs of Najran”

I look forward to seeing you all at these meetings!

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December 2 – Aimee Genova

The Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium is pleased to announce its final meeting of the fall quarter.

Aimee Genova, PhD. student in History, will be presenting “Crete: Using a Renaissance Text as a Framework for Understanding Ancient Crete.”

Please join us on Tuesday, December 2, at 4:30PM at Cochrane Woods Art Center 156.

Persons in need of assistance, please contact Jason Osequeda (jasonosequeda@uchicago.edu).

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