Program

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(all times listed are EDT)

Sunday, May 30

Monday, May 31

Tuesday, June 1

Wednesday, June 2

SUNDAY, MAY 30

Roundtable I: Method, Ethics, and Historiography
in the Study of Late Antique Christianity
10:00am-12:00pm

Young Richard Kim, ‎University of Illinois at Chicago

Annette Yoshiko Reed, New York University

David Maldonado Rivera, Kenyon College

Alexandra Leewon Schultz, Harvard University

Ekaputra Tupamahu, Portland Seminary

Moderator: Sarah Porter, Harvard University

Forming the Self: Ancient and Modern Receptions
1:00-3:00pm

“A Trauma as Profound as That of Gnosticism”: Rereading John Noonan’s History of Ancient Positions on Contraception
          Tara Baldrick-Morrone
          University of Tennessee, Knoxville


“Care of the self” (ἐπιμελεία ἑαυτοῦ) in Gregory of Nyssa and Michel Foucault
          Niki Kasumi Clements
          Rice University


The Authority of Paul and Women in Polycarp’s Letter to the Philippians
          Janelle Peters
          Loyola Marymount University


Respondent: Melissa Harl Sellew, University of Minnesota

Moderator: Tina Shepardson, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Poetics and Persuasion
4:00–5:30pm

A Christian in the Caliph’s Court: The ‘Book’ in Timothy I’s Disputation with the Caliph Mahdī
          Abby Kulisz
          Indiana University


Blue God: Polychrome and Early Christian Mysticism
          Michael Motia
          University of Massachusetts, Boston


Bonds of Love: Conjuring Orthodoxy in John Chrysostom’s Homily in Praise of Meletios
          Sarah Porter
          Harvard University


Respondent: Jae Han, Brown University

Moderator: Katie Kleinkopf, Louisville University

MONDAY, MAY 31

De-Centering the ‘Author’ in Late Ancient Christianity
10:00am-12:00pm

A Narrator by Any Other Name: Narrative Variation in the Passion of Perpetua and Felicity Manuscripts
          Caroline Crews
          University of Texas at Austin


Recycled Text: Parallels between the Apostolic Constitutions and the Pseudo-Ignatian Letters
          Phillip Fackler
          University of Pennsylvania


How Manuscript Evidence Troubles the Notion of Strong Authorship. The Case of the Book of Hierotheos
          Nicolò Sassi
          Indiana University


Naming the Anonymous Persian Sage: Authorship and Syriac Historiography
          James E. Walters
          Hill Museum & Manuscript Library


Respondent: Andrew Jacobs, Harvard Divinity School

Moderator: Jennifer Knust, Duke University

 

New Materialism and Early Christianity
1:00pm-3:00pm

Ascetic Assemblages: Disruption and Experimentation in Early Christianity
          Katie Kleinkopf
          University of Louisville


The Matter of Daniel the Stylite
          Christopher Sweeney
          Fordham University


Adunatio Animae et Carnis: Irenaeus of Lyons and a Theology of Blood
          Allen G. Wilson
          Fordham University


Respondent: Kristi Upson-Saia, Occidental College – Katie Kleinkopf, University of Louisville

Moderator: Rob von Thaden, Mercyhurst University

Constructing and Disrupting Categories
4:00–5:30pm

Rethinking Adoptionism: An Argument for Dismantling a Dubious Category
          Jeremiah Coogan
          University of Oxford


The Limits of Collective “Orthodox” Authorship in Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History
          David DeVore
          California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Out of a Foreign Air: ApocAdam and the Appropriation of Jewish Apocalyptic Literature
          Daniel Charles Smith
          University of Texas at Austin


Respondent: Rebecca Lyman, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Emerita

Moderator: Sarah Porter, Harvard University

TUESDAY, JUNE 1

Building and Breaching Boundaries in Late Ancient Discourses
10:00am-12:00pm

From Periphery to Center: Reviewing the Place of the Holy Man in the Late Antique Ritual Landscape
          Camille Leon Angelo
          Yale University


Eternal Pain, Eternal Witness: Hell and Cosmology in the City of God and the Apocalypse of Paul
          Sara Misgen
          Yale University


Judgment and Vindication: New Insights on the Brescia Casket’s Visual Program and its Relationship to Text
          Julia Nations-Quiroz
          Yale University


The Curious Case of Eunomianism and the Law, 389-399 CE
          CJ Rice
          Yale University


Respondent: Maria Doerfler, Yale University

Moderator: Laura Roesch, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Augustine and Classical Rhetoric
1:00-2:00pm

[Withdrawn] Augustine’s Dialogues
          Jennifer Ebbeler
          University of Texas at Austin


The Rhetorical Role of Social Martyrdom in Augustine’s Sermones ad Populum
          Diane Fruchtman
          Rutgers University


[Withdrawn] Augustine’s Debate with Maximinus and the Limits of Forensic Rhetoric
          Adam Ployd
          Eden Theological Seminary


Augustine’s Use of Imitatio in Confessions 7
          Mark Weedman
          Johnson University


Respondent: Elizabeth Castelli, Barnard College

Moderator: Colin Whiting, Dumbarton Oaks

Health and Injury
4:00–5:30pm

“This is What Physicians Do”: John Chrysostom’s Homily against the Jews 8 as a Response to Antiochene Jewish Healthcare
          Chance Bonar
          Harvard University


[Withdrawn] The Medical Imagination in Gregory of Nyssa’s De hominis opificio
          Charles (CJ) Schmidt
          Rice University


Virgin Acts: Blinding, Castration, & the Violence of Male Chastity
          Jeannie Sellick
          University of Virginia


Respondent: Candida Moss, University of Birmingham

Moderator: Tara Baldrick-Morrone, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2

Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
10:00am-12:00pm

The Story of the Midwives in the Protevangelium of James: A Creative Use of a Johannine Motif
          Elizabeth Corsar
          Scottish Episcopal Institute


Story World and the Expanded Universe: Fan Studies in Dialogue with the Apocrypha
          Tom de Bruin
          Newbold College of Higher Education


The Act of Peter in Azotus and the Forgiveness of Devils
          Cambry Pardee
          Pepperdine University


Respondents: Janet Spittler, University of Virginia AND Tony Burke, York University

Moderator: Sheldon Steen, Florida State University

 

Review Panel: Blossom Stefaniw’s Christian Reading
1:00-3:00pm

Michael Motia, University of Massachusetts, Boston


J. Gregory Given, Harvard College


Kelsie Rodenbiker, Glasgow University


Jeremiah Coogan, Oxford University


Chairing and moderating: Ellen Muehlberger, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

GLAS Brainstorming Meeting
3:05pm-3:50pm

Moderator: C.J. Schmidt, Rice University / University of Houston

Scribe: Shaily Patel, Virginia Tech University

 

Roundtable II: Material Scholarship
Horizons in Late Antiquity
4:00pm-5:30pm

Nour Ammari, New York University


Solange Ashby, Barnard College


Alexander Hsu, University of Notre Dame


Brent Nongbri, MF Norwegian School of Theology

 

Moderator: Jeremiah Coogan, Oxford University