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– 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)”

Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Jan Bremmer 

  • Gibson Room, Cocke Hall, 5-6:30pm
    • Reception to follow
  • “Religious Pluralism in the Ancient World: Herodotus, the Roman Republic and Late Antiquity”

Friday, Oct. 19 – Jan Bremmer

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

Friday, Oct. 26 – Ann Marie Yasin

  • Gibson Room, Cocke Hall, 12pm 

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)

– Spring 2019 –

Friday, Feb. 22 – Dan-el Pedilla Peralta

  • Wilson 142, 12pm

Friday, Mar. 22 – Cornelia Horn

  • Wilson 142, 12pm

Friday, Apr. 26 – Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge

  • Wilson 142, 12pm

 


– Past Events –

– 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