May 19 – Zachary Strietelmeier

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

Zachary Strietelmeier (M.A. student) will present “The Destruction of the Alexandrian Serapeum: Phenomenology, Space and the Art of Memory-Making.

Please join us on Tuesday, May 19, at 4:30 pm, in CWAC 152.

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

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May 12 – Edward Schoolman

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

Edward Schoolman (University of Nevada, Reno) will present “Appropriating Late Antiquity: The Cult of Saint Barbatianus in Post-Byzantine Ravenna”.

Please join us on Tuesday, May 12, at 4:30 pm, in CWAC 152.

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

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May 11 – John Behr **unusual day, time, and location**

The Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium is proud to announce an event co-sponsored with the Early Christian Studies Workshop.

John Behr (St Vladimir’s Seminary) will be presenting “The Apocalypse of the Cross: The Gospel of John and the Beginning of Christian Theology”.

Please join us on Monday May 11, at 4:30 PM in Swift 208.

You can access the paper beforehand at this link (UChicago credentials required).

Fr. John Behr is the Dean of St Vladimir’s Seminary and Professor of Patristics, teaching courses in patristics, dogmatics and scriptural exegesis at the seminary, and also at Fordham University, where he is the Distinguished Lecturer in Patristics.

His early work was on issues of asceticism and anthropology, focusing on St. Irenaeus of Lyons and Clement of Alexandria. After spending almost a decade in the second century, Fr John began the publication of a series on the Formation of Christian Theology, and has now reached the fifth and sixth centuries. He has recently completed an edition and translation of, and introduction to, the remaining texts of Diodore of Tarsus and Theodore of Mopsuestia. He has also published a synthetic presentation of the theology of the early centuries, focused on the mystery of Christ.

 

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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 208, 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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