Oct. 23-24, 2014: Workshop on Religion in Late Antique Culture and Society (RELACS) at Vanderbilt University

Posted by on Friday, September 26, 2014 in events.

Poster & Schedual for RELACS 2014

We are pleased to invite you to the following workshop:

Religion in Late Antique Culture and Society (RELACS)
Vanderbilt University, October 23-24, 2014

Sponsored by the Warren Center for the Humanities Late Antique Seminar and the
Department of History of Art, Vanderbilt University

Thursday, October 23, 2014

6:00 p.m. Nashville Parthenon, Centennial Park, Nashville, TN

Professor Gregor Kalas, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
“Visualizing Statues in the Late Antique Roman Forum”

This talk is sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, the Parthenon, and the departments of History of Art and Classical Studies at Vanderbilt University

For directions: http://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Parthenon.aspx

Friday, October 24, 2014

Morning session, 308 Cohen Memorial Hall, 1220 21st Ave. South, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Welcome and Follow-up Q&A with Gregor Kalas

Jacob Latham, University of Tennessee
“The pompa circensis in Late Antiquity: Christianization, transformation, restoration”
[paper to be circulated in advance, please contact Mark Ellison]

Tina Shepardson, University of Tennessee
“Give it up for God: Wealth and the cost of religious resistance in John of Ephesus’ Church History”

Lunch at the Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, or on your own (Dutch treat)

Afternoon session, Cohen Memorial Hall, Room 324 & Parthenon

Barbara Tsakirgis, Vanderbilt University
“Omega House in Athens: An early Christian residence?”

Plenary session (discussion), led by Robin Jensen and David Michelson, Vanderbilt University

Fieldtrip: “The Parthenon after antiquity,” led by Betsey Robinson, Vanderbilt University
[To RSVP, please contact Mark Ellison]

Copies of the even posters may be downloaded here and here.

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