Thursday, May 5, 2011

Peter Brown Conference, Princeton University, May 5-7, 2011

Religion, Politics and Society, From Constantine to Charlemagne. A Conference in Honor of Peter Brown. May 5-7, 2011. Conference will be held in Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Opening lecture: Mod.: Dan Schwartz
Ian Wood, "There is a world elsewhere": The World of Late Antiquity
6:00 Reception

Friday, May 6, 2011

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Mod. : Megan Williams
Noel Lenski, Constantine and the Cities
Michael Maas, Hostiles and Friendlies: Diplomacy and Ethnography in Late Antiquity

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mod. : Jack Tannous
Volker Menze, The Transformation of a Saintly Paradigm: Simeon the Elder and the Legacy of Stylitism
Walker, Jewel of the Palace and Altar: Pearls in Arts, Economy, and Imagination of Late Antiquity

Lunch break 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Mod.: Jaclyn Maxwell
Philippa Townsend, Biography of a Body: The Cologne Magni Codex and the Manichaean Mission
Nancy Khalek, Hagiography and History: The Portrait of 'Umar II in Ibn 'Asakir's History of the City of Damascu

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Mod.: Kevin Uhalde
Stefan Esders, Relics and Perjury in the Age of Gregory of Tours
Yannis Papadogiannakis, Identity in Seventh-Century Byzantium: the Case of Anastasios of Sinai

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mod.: Philip Rousseau
Kate Cooper, Augustine of Hippo between Rome and North Africa
Kim Bowes, Archaeology and the Writing of Late Antique History

Saturday, May 7, 2011

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Mod.: Dave Michelson
Ariel Lopez, Religion and Agriculture in the Monastic Calendar of Late Antique Egypt
Damian Fernandez, The Powerful and the Persuaders in Fifth-Century Iberia

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Mod.: Richard Payne
Walter Pohl, Revisiting the Transformation of the Roman World
Janet L. Nelson, Revisiting the Carolingian Renaissance

Sponsored by:
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Princeton
Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton
Council of the Humanities, Princeton
Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton
Department of Classics, Princeton
Department of Religion, Princeton
Group for the Study of Late Antiquity, Princeton
History Department, Princeton
Near Eastern Studies, Princeton
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton
Program in Hellenic Studies, Princeton
Program of the Ancient World, Princeton