Thursday, November 12, 2009

Eusebius of Caesarea in New Orleans

Source : Late Antiquity Discussion Forum.

Dear Late Antiquarians,
I would like to alert you to an important series of panels on Eusebius of Caesarea and the Construction of a Christian Literary Culture, hosted under the auspices of the Society of Biblical Literature, for the next three years. This year, at the SBL conference in New Orleans (Nov. 21-24, 2009), we have an outstanding line-up of scholars presenting on Eusebius. If you are in or near New Orleans this November, you may want to attend. More information about the conference, as well as an up-to-date online program is available here.

The speakers this year are as follows :

(Session 22-117)
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room : Bayside BC - Sheraton
Theme : Christian Literary Culture and Eusebius
Aaron P. Johnson, University of Chicago, Presiding

Enrico Norelli, University of Geneva, Constructing Christian Literature in Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History (30 min)

William Adler, North Carolina State University, Christians and the Library of Edessa (30 min)

Megan Hale Williams, San Francisco State University, Christian Literary Culture in Practice and Theory : The Case of Eusebius (30 min)

Elizabeth A. Clark, Duke University, Christian Literary Culture in Late Antiquity : A Response (30 min)

Discussion (30 min)

(Session 22-214a)
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room : Grand Chenier - Sheraton
Theme : Eusebius and Biblical Scholarship
Aaron P. Johnson, University of Chicago, Presiding

Joseph Verheyden, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Eusebius and Biblical Scholarship : Soundings Back and Forth (And Back Again) (30 min)

Michael Hollerich, University of St. Thomas, Eusebius, the Psalter and the Creation of Christian Literary Culture (30 min)

Jeremy Schott, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Eusebius, Isaiah and Empire (30 min)

Bart Ehrman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Eusebius of Caesarea and the Biblical Text (30 min)

Discussion (30 min)

Aaron P. Johnson
Collegiate Assistant Professor
Harper Fellow
Society of Fellows
University of Chicago
Gates-Blake Hall 318
5845 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637.