Conferences

Manchester

Between Heaven and Earth:
Law, Ideology, and the Social Order in Late Antiquity
Manchester, 13-16 September 2012

Joint conference with the Constantine's Dream project at the University of Manchester
Organisation: Prof. Kate Cooper, Manchester

  • Thursday 13 September (John Rylands Library)

    4:45-5:30 pm
    Tea/Welcome (John Rylands Library Cafe, Deansgate, 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH) 

    5:30
    -7:00 pm LECTURE (Historic Reading Room, John Rylands Library) Kate COOPER (Manchester): Religion, Law, and Belonging: The Case of Third-Century Christianity and VIEWING of the exhibition, Faces and Voices: Identity, Culture, and Artefacts from Roman to Contemporary Egypt. 

    DINNER
    (7:30 PM, Little Yang Sing, 17 George Street, Manchester, M1 4HE)

 

  • Friday 14 September (Sackville Street Building)

    9:00-9:30
    Coffee (Great Hall)

    9:30-10:15
    Presentations: Citizenship, Law, and Belonging From Caracalla to Constantine (Great Hall)
    Linda HALL (Maryland): The practice of law in Roman Berytus
    Benet SALWAY (London): Galerius, Maximinus, and the Christians
    Michael KULIKOWSKI: Re-assessing the Reign of Constantine the Great
    Muriel MOSER (Cambridge/Frankfurt): Between Emperors and Senators: The Dynamics of Conflicting Interests

    10:15-11:15
    Roundtable (Great Hall)

    11:30-12:30
    LECTURE Roberta MAZZA (Manchester): What Difference did 212 Make? The view from the Papyri (C53)

    12:30-1:30
    Lunch (Great Hall)

    1:30-2:15
    Presentations: Religion and Law in the Age of Theodosius (Great Hall)
    Hartmut LEPPIN (Frankfurt): Theodosius and Superstitio: The State of the Question
    John WEISWEILER (Chicago/Heidelberg): Fluid Elite: Heredity, Office, and Fiscality in the Late Roman Senate
    Melissa MARKAUSKAS (Manchester): The Codex Theodosianus Read as a Late-Roman Letter Collection
    Capucine NEMO-PEKELMAN (Paris): Jews as Litigants in the Theodosian Code
    Zlatomira GERDZHIKOVA (Sofia): Shifting Power: Roman Law and the Social Power of the Church (4th-5th centuries)

    2:15-3:15
    Roundtable (Great Hall)

    3:15-4:15
    LECTURE Clifford ANDO (Chicago): Religious Affiliation and Political Belonging from Caracalla to Theodosius (C53)

    4:15-4:45
    Tea (Great Hall)

    4:45-5:30
    Presentations: Religion, Law, and the Status of Persons (Great Hall)
    Noel LENSKI (Boulder)—A tale of two colonates: Recent debates on the legal status of tenant labour
    Gabrielle VILLAIS (London)—Virginity as Social Paradigm and Legal Identity
    Erika HERMANOWICZ (Athens, GA)—Enforcing Orthodoxy in Roman North Africa: Landlords, Tenants, and Bishops
    Susanna ELM (Berkeley)—The Status of Persons in Augustine’s Letters 10* and 24*
    Shane BJORNLIE (Claremont, CA)—A Tale of Two Households: Law, Gender, and Taxes in Sixth-Century Italy

    5:30-6:30
    Roundtable (Great Hall)

    DINNER
    (7 PM, Zouk Tea Bar and Grill, Unit 5, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5QS)

 

  • Saturday 15 September (Sackville Street Building)

    9:00-9:30
    Coffee (Great Hall)

    9:30-10:15
    Presentations: Collectivities and Reciprocities: Accountability and Dispute Resolution (Great Hall)
    Judith EVANS GRUBBS (Atlanta): Children in Late Roman Law: Changing attitudes to illegitimacy
    Jakob URBANIK (Warsaw): “Just as if we were the children of a whore”: Family Disputes Relating to Marriage in Late Ancient Papyri
    Marzena WOJTCZAK (Warsaw): Dispute Resolution in the Light of P. Petra IV. 39
    Blake LEYERLE (South Bend): Chrysostom on Oaths: Military and Mercantile
    Christian BARTHEL (Berlin): Law and Border Policy in Late Roman Cyrenaica

    10:15-11:15
    Roundtable (Great Hall)

    11:30-12:30
    LECTURE Sebastian SCHMIDT-HOFNER (Heidelberg): Law and Aristocratic Competition in the Later and Post-Roman Cities(C53)

    12:30-1:30
    Lunch (Great Hall)

    1:30-2:15
    Presentations: The Tipping Point: Religion, Justice and jurisdictio (Great Hall)
    Conrad LEYSER (Oxford): Law, Memory, and Change: Church Councils and Canon Collections in the Fifth and Sixth-Century West
    Robin WHELAN (Cambridge): Courts of the Christian Imagination: Law And Orthodoxy in Vandal Africa
    Eva Maria KUHN (Freiburg): Approaching the Last Judgement: Ideology and the Episcopal Hearing
    Rudolf HAENSCH (Munich): Ecclesiastical and Secular Proceedings
    Alexander EVERS (Chicago/Rome): The Collectio Avellana: The State of the Question

    2:15-3:15
    Roundtable (Great Hall)

    3:15-4:15
    LECTURE Michele Renee SALZMAN (Riverside): From superstitio to Heresy: Law and Divine Justice from the Third to Fifth Centuries (C53)

    4:15-4:45
    Tea (Great Hall)

    4:45-5:30
    Roundtable: Communication, Conformity, and Community (Great Hall)
    Maria DOERFLER (Durham, NC): Judging the World: Monastic Communities and the Formation of Judicial Discourse
    David VAN DUSEN (Leuven): Judirical Ignorance and the Metaphysics of Torture:  Augustine, Civ Dei XIX and De Anima IV
    Kevin UHALDE (Cincinnati): Penitence and Punishment in the Age of Theodosius
    Julia HILLNER (Sheffield): Justification of Punishment in the Age of Justinian
    Stefan ESDERS (Berlin): Excommunication and the law of asylum in the sixth century

    5:30-6:30
    Roundtable (Great Hall)

    DINNER
    (7:30 PM, Portland Thistle Hotel, 3-5 Piccadilly Gardens, Portland Street, Manchester M1 6DP)

 

  • Sunday 16 September (Sackville Street Building)

    9:00-9:30
    Coffee (Great Hall)

    9:30-10:15
    Presentations: Authority and Jurisdiction: Changing Ideological Foundations (C53)
    David NATAL (Manchester): Memory and Opportunity: The Excommunication of Theodosius
    Luke GARDINER (Cambridge): Irony and Legal History in Socrates Scholasticus
    Anja BUSCH (Bonn): Honoria and the Transmission of Basileia
    Dirk ROHMANN (Manchester): Fahrenheit A.D. 451: Book Burning and Censorship in Late Roman Legislation

    10:15-11:15
    Roundtable (Great Hall)

    11:30-12:30
    LECTURE Andrew MARSHAM (Edinburgh): Authority in the Umayyad Caliphate: Re-thinking Religious, Legal, and Political Authority in late antiquity (C53)

    12:30-1:30
    Lunch (Great Hall)