« Pagans and Christians in the Late Roman Empire : New Evidence, New Approches (4th-6th Centuries) »

Il aura lieu du 7 au 10 mars 2013 le colloque international  organisé par Marianne Sághy à l’University of Pécs.

Voici le programme :

Thursday March 7, 2013

CEU Budapest, Nádor utca 9, Popper Room

10:00-10:30 am  Marianne Sághy (Budapest) Welcome and Introductory Remarks: What’s new pagans and Christians? 

10:30-12:30 pm Cities, Sophists, Bishops
Chair:  Rita Lizzi Testa (Perugia)

Josef Rist (Bochum): Conversion in a late antique city: The Life of Bishop Porphyry of Gaza by Mark the Deacon
Raffaella Cribiore (New York): The sophist Libanius as a grey pagan
Wolf Liebeschuetz (Nottingham): A view from Cyrrhus: Theodoret’s ‘Affectionum graecarum curatio’
Samuel Provost (Nancy): Living side by side in a changing urban landscape: Christians, Pagans and Jews in Philippi (4th-6th centuries)

12:30-1:30 lunch break

1:30-3:00 pm  Religion and Philosophy
Chair: Marianne Sághy (Budapest)

Luciana Gabriela Soares Santoprete (Paris): Relations between philosophical and religious traditions at the beginning of the Christian era : two new digital research tools
Róbert Somos (Pécs): Sentences as elements of philosophia moralis: Adaptations of a pagan literary form in the Works of Rufinus of Aquileia
Maël Goarzin (Lausanne): Pagan and Christian biography in late antiquity: On the importance of practical life for pagan and Christian philosophers

3-3:30 Coffee break

3:30-5:00 pm Cohabitation and/or Conversion
Chair: Michele R. Salzman (Riverside)

Zsófia Buzádi-Sallai (Budapest): A pagan who converted and became bishop
Margarita Vallejo-Girvés (Alcalá): Empress Verina among the pagans
Miriam Adan Jones (Amsterdam): Conversion as convergence: Understanding Gregory the Great’s attitude toward pagan and Jewish influences in Anglo-Saxon Christianity

5:30-6:30 pm keynote lecture
CEU,  Budapest, Nádor utca 9, Auditorium

Chair: Wolf Liebeschuetz

Alan Cameron (New York): Were pagans afraid to speak their mind?

7:00 pm Buffet dinner

Friday March 8 CEU Budapest

10:00 -12:00 a.m Parallel sessions

Historical Perceptions
Popper Room

Chair: Hartwin Brandt (Bamberg)

Mar Marcos (Cantabria): Eusebius and Maximinus Daia
Anna Tóth (Budapest):  John Lydus as pagan and Christian
Juana Torres (Cantabria): Rhetoric and historical deformation: Marcus of Arethusa, heretic and martyr
Ecaterina Lung (Bucharest): Religious identity as seen by 6th-century historians and chroniclers

Pagan and Christian Burials
Gellner Room

Chair: Dino Milinovic (Zagreb)

Ivan Basic (Split): From Sepulcrum divi Diocletiani to Ecclesia gloriosae Virginis: New propositions on the Christianisation of Diocletian’s mausoleum in Spalato
Monica Hellström (Providence): Circiform funerary basilicas in Rome in the context of previous burial places
Olivér Gábor (Pécs): Pagan and Christian burial customs in Sopianae
Elizabeth O’Brien (Dublin): Impact beyond the Empire: Burial practices in Ireland (4th – 8th centuries)

Posters:

Claudia-Maria Behling (Vienna): Pagan garden to Christian paradise: Early Christianity in the eastern Transdanubian Region
Stefanie Hofbauer (Vienna): Finger rings from Antiquity to Christianity

12:00-1:00 pm lunch break

1:00 pm-3:00 pm: Religious Profiling
Popper Room

Chair: Maijastina Kahlos (Helsinki)

Jerome Lagouanère (Paris): The figure of ‘Paganus’ in the Works of Augustine of Hippo
Linda Honey (Calgary): Religious profiling in the Miracles of St. Thekla
Monika Pesthy Simon (Budapest): Martyres versus Pharmakoi
Volker Menze (Budapest): The dark side of holiness: Fear, punishment, death and Barsaumo ‘the Roasted’

3:00 pm-3:30 pm Coffee break

3:30-5:30 Social and Economic Relations – Civic Life
Popper Room

Chair: Josef Rist (Bochum)

Joseph Grzywaczewski (Paris): Sidonius Apollinaris’s pagan vision of Roma bellatrix in Christian Rome
Lucy Grig (Edinburgh): Late antique popular culture and the creation of “paganism”: the Case of the Kalends of January
Sofie Remijsen (Leuven): Christianizing the rhythm of life? Sundays in late antique papyri
Jaclyn Maxwell (Ohio): Social relations and status anxiety across religious divides in late antiquity

5:30 pm-6:00 pm Coffee break

6:00-8:00 pm Pagans, Christians and Material Culture:  Artistic Crossovers
Popper Room

Chair: Lucy Grig (Edinburgh)

Rita Lizzi Testa (Perugia): The Economy of pagan temples and Christian churches
Edward M. Schoolman (Nevada): Religious images and contexts: “Christian” and “pagan” terracotta lamps
Dino Milinović (Zagreb): Pagan, Christian, or “secular”? The problem of the silver plate
Steven D. Smith (New York): Pagan literary mimésis in Christian Constantinople: The devotional epigrams of Agathias’ s Cycle

Saturday March 9, 2013

Pécs/Sopianae, Late Antique Cemetery
Cella Septichora Visitor Center (Pécs, Szent István tér) 

1:00-3:00 pm The Archaeology of Christianisation
Chair: Zsolt Visy (Pécs)

Mustafa Şahin (Bursa): Myndos Rabbit Island (Tavşan Adası): from pagan sanctuary to Christian monastery
Branka Migotti (Zagreb): The cult of Sol Invictus and early Christianity in Southern Pannonia
Hristo Preshlenov (Sofia): Pagans and Christianisation along the South-West Black Sea Coast in the provinces of Scythia, Moesia Secunda and Haemimontos
Roy Flechner (Dublin): Economic change and conversion to Christianity in early medieval Britain and Ireland: consequence or coincidence?

3:00-4:00 pm Coffee break and poster exhibition

Zsolt Visy (Pécs): Sopianae and Valeria in the late Roman period
Levente Nagy (Pécs): Christian objects from Pannonia
István Lovász (Pécs): The northern cemetery of Sopianae in 3D
Marijana Vuković (Budapest/Oslo): Saint Irenaeus of Sirmium
Ferenc Fazekas (Pécs) – Antal Szabó (Paks): “Pagan” and Christian culture in Lussonium
Réka Neményi (Pécs): Early Christian cross-bow brooches
Francesca Diosono (Perugia): Pagani and peasants: the rural site of Villa San Silvestro di Cascia
Alessandra Bravi – Silvia Margutti (Perugia): Transformation of sacred spaces:  Constantinople and the Eastern Empire
Roy Flechner (Dublin): Converting the Isles

4:00-5:00 pm Concluding remarks
Chair: Danielle Slootjes (Nijmegen)

Michele R. Salzman (Riverside)

5:00-6:30 pm The Late Antique Cemetery of Sopianae
with guides Zsolt Visy, Levente Nagy and Olivér Gábor

6:30-7:30 pm closing lecture
Chair: Alan Cameron (New York)

Hartwin Brandt (Bamberg): Constantine and Rome – between pagans and Christians

8:00 pm Dinner
Restaurant Pezsgőház, Pécs, Szent István tér

Conference coordinators:
Johanna Rákos-Zichy: eruntale@gmail.com
Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky: Znorovszky_Andrea-Bianka@ceu-budapest.edu.

Special thanks to Attila Üveges and the Zsolnay Örökségkezelő Nonprofit Kft. Pécs

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