The Postgraduate and Early Career Late Antiquity Network

The Postgraduate and Early Career Late Antiquity Network
15 September 2017, 9.30am - 5.15pm
Room 349, Third Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU



9.30am                            Registration (coffee & tea)


10.00 – 11.30am            RELIGIOUS BOUNDARIES

Flor Herrero Valdes (Institute of Classical Studies)

Greco-Egyptian Magic - ritual activity of borders, boundaries and extremes.

Miriam Hay (Warwick)

Re-viewing biblical sarcophagi within the tradition of Roman funerary commemoration

John Mandasger (South Carolina)

The Border of the Field and the Gaze of the Neighbor: Intersections of Identity and Space in Early Rabbinic Literature


11.30am                         Tea break


12.00 – 1.30pm              LITERARY BOUNDARIES

               Arianna Gullo (Durham)

Bilingualism in Late Antique Epigrams

Katherine Krauss (Cambridge)

Making Meaning out of Metaphor: Contextualising Theatricality in Heliodorus

Christian Modello (Messina)

Re-defining religious and ethnic boundaries: the construction of the taxonomic categories of Eusebius of Caesarea


1.30pm                           Lunch


2.30 – 4.30pm               POLITICAL BOUNDARIES                      

               Graham Andrews (Cambridge)

Soldiers and Senators in the Third Century

William Lewis (Cardiff)

New Borders in an Old Empire: The Dynastic Division of 337-350

Michael Wuk (Nottingham)

Creating boundaries or bridging chasms? Late Antique oaths as tools of exclusion and unification

Maurits de Leeuw (Tübingen)

Bribe or blessing? The legitimacy of ‘gifts’ as a resource for influence in the early fifth century Eastern Roman Empire


4.30 – 5.15pm               ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION on academic self-definition ("Between Classicist and Medievalist?")


5.15pm onwards          Pub and dinner


Valerie James
020 7862 8716