The second international conference on Early Christian Literature, Late Antiquity and Byzantine Hagiography this year is on the theme of ‘Imitationes Christi and women martyrs’ starts in Valencia. Three of our researchers will be presenting! Koen De Temmerman is one of the keynote speakers, Julie Van Pelt is a member of the Comité Científico and is giving a paper, and Emma Huig is also presenting her research.
More information here.
Together with Professor Riccardo Contini, Mara Nicosia is the organizer of the atelier “Lexicologie et lexicographie syriaque” at the 13th Symposium Syriacum (Paris, 4th-9th July 2022). More information soon.
Dr Mara Nicosia will talk about ‘The Hellenistic Enkyklios Paideia (‘Circular Education’) in the Syriac World: The Role of Rhetoric in Shaping the ‘Classic’’ for the ERC-project PAIXUE at Edinburgh University. More information here.
The Literature Department invites you to the following lecture on Thursday 17th December at 12 noon. Claire Jackson and Koen De Temmerman will introduce the Novel Echoes project: “Novel Echoes: Receptions of the Ancient Novel in Postclassical Traditions”.
More information and the zoom link on the website of the Literature Department: https://www.letterkunde.ugent.be/nl/agenda/5239.
Margaret Mullett (Queen’s University Belfast) Performability, Lament, and the Christos Paschon’. (Lezing “Meet the PhD Jury”).
Owen Hodkinson (University of Leeds): “The reception of Philostratus’ Letters in Oxford ‘Uranian’ circles”
Panagiotis Roilos (Harvard University) : “Byzantines at play: Aristophanes in 12th-century Constantinople”
Uffe Holmsgaard Eriksen (Uppsala University, Sweden) : “Spatializing Biblical Narratives in Byzantium”
Steven Smith : “Troy, Rome, and Constantinople in the Cycle of Agathias (AP 9.152-155)
GIKS : Jan Bremmer : “From Heroes to Saints and from Martyrological to Hagiographical Discourse”