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St Andrews/Tübingen Graduate Workshop: The First Millenium AD

An interdisciplinary workshop generously sponsored by St Leonard's Doctoral and Postgraduate College, St Andrews

23-24 May 2019
Lecture room 2, The Gateway, North Haugh, University of St Andrews. 



09:00  Arrival and welcome

09:15 - 10:45 Panel 1 (20 minutes presentations + 30 minutes questions)

  • Georgios Mouratidis (St Andrews): Grants of citizenship and boule-membership to successful performers during the Empire
  • Theresia Raum (Tübingen): There and back again: Herakleios and the Survival of the Eastern Roman Empire, 610-630
  • Carolyn La Rocco (St Andrews): Some material evidence for inter-religious interaction on the late antique Iberian Peninsula

10.45-11.15 - Coffee break

11.15-13.15 - Panel 2 (20 minutes presentations + 40 minutes questions)

  • Gabriel Gabbardo (St Andrews): Pigs and Nuns - A Julianic Anti-Christian persecution?
  • Maurits De Leeuw (Tübingen): Beyond the bold bishop and the angry empress: Opposition against John Chrysostom
  • Federico Montinaro (Tübingen): Abbasid Syria in the Acts of the Council of Constantinople of 869/870
  • Ian D. Morris (St Andrews): A pillow of figs: Late Antique ‘sleeper’ legends in Early Muslim exegesis

13.15-14.30 - Lunch

14.30-15.00 - Research at Tübingen

15.00-16.30 - Panel 3 (20 minutes presentations + 30 minutes questions)

  • Dennis Jussen (Radbout/St Andrews): The Collection and its Collective: Pliny, Pacatus, and the Panegyrici Latini
  • Andreas Abele (Tübingen): Reading the ‚Dullest Epistles in the Latin Language’ by the Book. A Narratological Approach to the Letters of Symmachus
  • Maria Merino (St Andrews): Riddles and Praise: A Poetic Epistle to Charlemagne

16.30-17.00: Coffee break

17.00-18.30: Plenary lecture

Prof. Mischa Meier (Tübingen): The Roman Context of Early Islam

Friday 24 May

09.00-11.00 - Panel 4 (20 minutes presentations + 40 minutes questions)

  • François Rouvinez (St Andrews): The Gospel of Mark in the Context of Ancient Biography
  • Martina Vercesi (St Andrews): Quale regnum exinde iustorum! Qualis civitas nova Hierusalem!: Revelation 19 – 21 in the exegesis of the Christian communities of Roman Africa from the II to the V century.
  • David De Marco (Tübingen): Augustine’s presentation of Porphyry in De ciuitate Dei 10
  • Hiu Ki Chan (St Andrews): Aldhelm of Malmesbury’s Theology of Virginity and its “Dilemma” in De Virginitate  

11.00-11.30 - Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 - Panel 5 (20 minutes presentations + 30 minutes questions)

  • Marzia Fiorentini (St Andrews/Sapienza): Liberalitas in the 4th century: a rhetorical analysis
  • Sarah Bühler (Tübingen): Ordo renascens: Coping strategies of the imperial élites in Italy, 395-493 CE
  • Caroline Belanger (Tübingen/St Andrews): The Right to Roman Hegemony: Virtue and Empire in Avienus' Descriptio 

13.00-14.30 - Lunch

14.30-15.00: Research at St Andrews

15.00-16.30 - Panel 6 (20 minutes presentations + 30 minutes questions)

  • Paolo Tedesco (Tübingen): The Political Economy of the Late Roman Empire: An Essay in Speculation
  • Cameron Houston (St Andrews): The Politics of Ethnic and Spatial Discourses Concerning Late- and Post-Carolingian Lotharingia
  • Luise Nöllemeyer (Tübingen): Provence Around 900: Modern and Medieval Narratives

16.30-17.00 - Coffee Break 

17.00-18.30 - Plenary Lecture

Prof. Jill Harries (St Andrews): Pliny's Private State

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