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– Past Events –

– Spring 2019 –

DCPL Events Spring 2019 Poster

Friday, Mar. 22 – Cornelia Horn

  • Wilson 142, 12pm
  • “Refractions of Revelations and Sacred Books at the Intersection of Christian Oriental Traditions and Early Islam”

Dr. Horn Lab Poster

Friday, March 29 — Svetla Slaveva-Griffin

  • Wilson 142, 12pm
  • “Eat. Pray. Heal.”

Dr. Slaveva-Griffin Lab Poster

Friday, April 5 — Dorothy Kim

  • Newcomb 177, 12pm
  • The Myth of the Preracial in the Postmodern Past”

Dr. Kim Lab Poster

Friday, April 12 — Erich Gruen

  • Newcomb 177, 12pm
  • “The Sibylline Oracles: Jewish Adaptation of Greek Tradition as Resistance to Rome?”

Dr. Gruen Lab Poster

Friday, Apr. 26 — Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge

  • Wilson 142, 12pm 
  • “Daimôn in Archaic Greek Poetry and the Representation of Divine Action in the World”

Dr. Pirenne-Delforge Lab Poster

Thursday, May 9 – Saturday, May 11 — Inner Purity in Ancient Mediterranean Traditions Conference

Inner Purity and Pollution Conference Poster

The principal aim of this conference is to throw more light on the categories of inner purity and pollution in ancient religious traditions (variously grasped as moral, ethical, or more generally spiritual purity and pollution). A further goal is to illuminate the way individual communities reacted to other purity beliefs and the impact of other societies on individual communities’ purity and pollution beliefs. The conference brings together experts in ancient Egyptian religion, ancient Judaism, early Christianity, Greek and Roman religions, and ancient Buddhism.

– Fall 2018 –

Friday, Sept. 21 — Opening Event

  • Wilson 142, 12pm

Friday, Oct. 12 – Osmund Bopearachchi

  • Monroe 116, 3pm
  • “Greek inspirations on early Buddhist art in Gandhara (ancient India)”

Bopearachchi Poster Lab

Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Jan Bremmer

  • New Cab 64, 11am
  • Classics Seminar: Euripides

Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Jan Bremmer 

  • Nau 441, 1pm
  • Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity Colloquium: “Author, Date, and Provenance of the Protoevangelium Jacobi”
  • Gibson Room, Cocke Hall, 5-6:30pm
    • Reception to follow
  • “Religious Pluralism in the Ancient World: Herodotus, the Roman Republic, and Late Antiquity”

Bremmer Wed Lecture Poster Final

Friday, Oct. 19 – Jan Bremmer

  • Wilson 142, 12pm
  • “Early Christians in Corinth (AD 50-200): Religious Insiders or Outsiders?”

Bremmer Fri Seminar Poster

Friday, Oct. 26 – Ann Marie Yasin

  • Gibson Room, Cocke Hall, 12pm
  • Roman Architectural Omens: Hidden Things, Future Temples, and the Revelations of Rebuilding”

Yasin Fri Seminar Poster

Friday, Nov. 9 – Graduate Student Research Showcase

  • Wilson 142, 12pm
  • Speakers: Janet Dunkelbarger (Mediterranean Art and Archeology), Najee Olya (Mediterranean Art and Archeology), Jeannie Sellick (RS)

Grad Student Research Seminar

Friday, Nov. 30-Saturday, Dec. 1 – Materials of Christian Apocrypha Conference

Apocrypha

– Spring 2018 –

• 26 January (Fri.) – 12pm – Seminar Talk
Andrew Sorber (UVA).

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• 23 February (Fri.) – 12pm – Seminar Talk –  Wilson Hall, Room 142
Pierre Bonnechere (Montréal).”Past, Present, and Future: Old and new perspectives in Dodona and other Greek oracles.”

Bonnechere Poster

• 2 March (Fri.) – 12pm – Seminar Talks – Wilson Hall 142.
Justin Greenlee (UVA) and Sarah Teets (UVA).

Greenlee_Teets Poster

• 21 March (Wed.) – 5pm – Lecture – Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. Reception to follow.
Shatha Almutawa (Willamette).”‘Dress Yourself in the Angelic Form’:
A Tenth-Century Arabic Philosophy of Religion.”

Shatha Poster (2)

• 29 March (Thurs.) – 5pm – Lecture – Wilson Hall, Room 142. Reception to follow.
Dimitri Gutas (Yale). “The Leaven of Translation: From Religious Pluralism to Cultural Concordance in the Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean.”

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• 6 April (Fri.) – 12pm –Pedagogy Seminar – Wilson Hall 142.
Karl Shuve (UVA) and Ahmed al-Rahim (UVA).

• 16 April (Mon.) – 12pm – Seminar Talk – Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
Solange Bumbaugh (American University). “Magical Protection: Ethiopian Prayer Scrolls and Egyptian Oracular Amuletic Decrees.”

• 27 April (Fri.) – 12pm – Seminar Talk – Wilson Hall 142.
Sonam Kachru (UVA). “Practices of Self in Antiquity: Between Athens and Pataliputra.”

– Fall 2017 –

• 8 September (Fri.) – 4-6 pm – Launch reception. Wilson Hall 142.

• 19 September (Tues.) – 5-6 pm – Seminar Talk
Mary Bachvarova (Willamette). ‘How to Use Near Eastern Sources to Shed Light on Greek Religion.’ Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.

Access Prof. Bachvarova’s pre-circulated papers under the following links:

From Hittite Mountain Man to Phrygian Mountain Mother

The Hittite Background to Hecate’s Appearance in Archaic Hexametric Narratives

• 29 September (Fri.) – 12-1:30 pm – Seminar Talk
Jessica Andruss (Religious Studies). “’O Israel, repent and return!’: Arabic Preaching in Medieval Jewish Discourse.” Wilson Hall 142.

Andruss_Poster

• 11 October (Wed.) – 12-1:30 pm – Seminar Talk
Andrej Petrovic (Classics).’Henk Versnel and historiographies of Greek Religion.’ Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.

Petrovic poster

• 25 October (Wed.) – 5pm – Lecture
Henk Versnel (Leiden), ‘Coping with the Gods: Implications and Complications of Greek Polytheism.’ Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. 5-6 pm. Reception to follow.

• 27 October (Fri.) – 12-1:30 pm – Seminar Talk
Henk Versnel (Leiden). ‘Polytheism and omnipotence: incompatible?’ Wilson Hall 142.

• 10 November (Fri.) – 3-4:30 pm – Roundtable Workshop
Religious and Cultural Appropriation, then and now. Rouss Hall 223.

roundtable

• 1 December (Fri.) – 12-1:30 pm – Seminar Lecture.
Antoine Borrut (Maryland). ‘Astrology and History in Early Islam.’ Wilson Hall 142.

Borrut Poster