Friday, April 9, 2010

Southeast Regional Workshop: "Religion and Culture in Late Antiquity", University of Tennessee, Knoxville, April 30 - May 1, 2010

This regional workshop is funded by the American Academy of Religion, the Marco Institute (UT), the Department of Religious Studies (UT), and the Humanities Initiative (UT), and will be a chance for all scholars of religion and scholars of late antiquity to discuss the work in progress of four prominent faculty from our region. We are pleased that Elizabeth Alexander (University of Virginia), David Hunter (University of Kentucky), Robin Jensen (Vanderbilt University), and Jeremy Schott (University of North Carolina, Charlotte) have agreed to present their work for discussion. We welcome and encourage all interested faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students to attend. Papers will be circulated ahead of time to everyone who expresses interest in attending. 

Friday, April 30, 2010

10:00-12:00 Elizabeth Alexander (University of Virginia), The Textualization of Ritual and the Ritualization of Text in Ancient Judaism
12:00-2:00 Lunch break
2:00-4:00 David Hunter (University of Kentucky), Clerical Marriage and Episcopal Elections in the Latin West: From Siricius to Leo I
4:00-5:00 Coffee and refreshments 

Saturday, May 1, 2010

8:30-9:00 Coffee and muffins
9:00-11:00 Jeremy Schott (University of North Carolina, Charlotte), Plotinus' Portrait and Pamphilus' Prison Notebook: Neoplatonic and Early Christian Textualities 
11:00-1:00 Lunch break 
1:00-3:00 Robin Jensen (Vanderbilt University), Jesus as Law Giver: A Reappraisal of a Fourth-Century Iconographic Motif 
3:30 Reception 

For more information, please visit
If you plan to attend the workshop, please email Dr. Tina Shepardson, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 (