Integration and Diversity in the Culture and Religions of Late Antiquity
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 21-24, 2009.
Click here to see a conference proceedings report.
To see abtracts of the papers, please click on paper titles.
- Thursday, 21 May
4:30 p.m. Welcomes (Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Susan Martin; Michael Kulikowski)
4:40 p.m. Introduction to the Network: History and Goals (Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner)
5:00 p.m. “Master Narratives of Late Antiquity: Centralisation, Particularism and the Historiography of the Later Roman Empire” (Michael Kulikowski, Knoxville)
6.00 p.m. Coffee Break
6.30 p.m. Plenary Lecture: “Lists and Catalogues: A Late Roman Art Form” (John Matthews, Yale)
8.00 p.m. Reception, McClung Museum Rotunda
- Friday, 22 May
Section A1: Divergent Elites: Imperial, Senatorial, Regional and Local
(Chair: Michael Kulikowski)
9:00 a.m. Fabian Goldbeck, Basel: Current Concepts for the Study of Elites
9:45 a.m. John Weisweiler, Cambridge (UK): All the Emperor's Men - Senators and Emperors in Fourth-Century Rome
10.30 Coffee Break
10:50 a.m. Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner, Heidelberg: Reintegrating the Local Elites: The Emergence of the Notables
11:30 a.m. John Dillon, Heidelberg: The Inflation of Rank and Privilege in the Later Roman Empire, its Causes and Consequences
12:15 a.m. Clifford Ando, Chicago: Domesticating Change in Post-Antonine Law.
13:00 p.m. Lunch
Section A2: Change and Heterogeneity in the Representation of Elites
(Chair: Danuta Shanzer, Urbana-Champaign)
2:00 p.m. Christian Witschel, Heidelberg: Changing Spaces and Media of Elite Representation in Late Antiquity
2:45 p.m. Julia Hillner, Sheffield: Domestic Space between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
3:30 p.m. Michelle Salzman, Riverside: Symmachus and the Mysterious Case of the Number Seven: Constructing Elite Identity
4:15 p.m. Coffee Break
Section A3: Elite Identities: Barbarian and Roman
(Chair: Christian Witschel, Heidelberg)
4:45 p.m. Philipp von Rummel, DAI Rome: Barbarians as Roman Elite: the Problem of Perspective
5:30 p.m. Roland Steinacher, Vienna: Military Elites, Romans or Barbarians?
6:15 p.m. Sebastian Gairhos, Augsburg: Raetia as Case Study for Changes and New Elite Identities
8:00 p.m. Reception
- Saturday, 23 May
Section A4: Paideia: the End of Shared Graeco-Latin Culture?
(Chair: Hans-Ulrich Wiemer, Gießen/Brown)
9:00 a.m. Edward Watts, Bloomington: Oral Traditions and Ethical Teaching among the Last Platonists
9:45 p.m. Susanna Elm, Berkeley: Translating Roman Greekness for the Greek Romans
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
Section B Section B1: The Making of Orthodoxy
(Chair: Hartmut Leppin, Frankfurt)
11:00 a.m. Ralph Mathisen, Urbana-Champaign: Making Orthodoxies in the West: The Creed of Rimini and the Legitimation of Arianism
12:00 p.m. Christina Shepardson, Knoxville: Locating Orthodoxy: Syrian Judaizers and Narratives of Imperial Christianity
12:45 p.m. Lunch Buffet, Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Section B2: Competing Authorites: Church and State, Bishops and Monks
(Chair: Noel Lenski, Boulder)
2:00 p.m. Kai Trampedach, Heidelberg: Forms of Interaction between Emperors, Bishops and Monks in Constantinople in the Fifth Century
2:45 p.m. Steffen Diefenbach, Augsburg: Leadership, Charismatic Authority and Public Office: Bishops in Late Antique Gaul
3.30 p.m. Graduate Students Poster Presentations.
4:15 p.m. Coffee Break
Section B3: Christianization and the Integration of the Hinterland
(Chair: Gunnar Brands, Halle)
4:45 p.m. Judith Végh, Heidelberg: The Christianization of Spain: A Case apart?
5:30 p.m. Roland Prien, Heidelberg: The Case of Early Christianity in the Northwestern Provinces: Archaeological Evidence versus Written Sources
6:15 p.m. Richard E. Payne, Cambridge (UK): Hagiography and the Christianization of Local Elites in the Provinces of Late Antique Iran
- Sunday, 24 May
9:00 a.m. Summary, Overview, Questions Raised (Christian Witschel)
9:15 a.m. Discussion
10:30 a.m. Prospect: LA Network Meeting 2010
11:00 a.m. Conference Concludes