Integration and Diversity in the Culture and Religions of Late Antiquity
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 21-24, 2009
Michael Kulikowski, Knoxville, and Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner, Heidelberg
We are pleased to announce the first workshop of the International Network for the Study of Late Antiquity: “Centralization and Particularism in Late Antiquity,” which will take place at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, May 21-24, 2009. The conference is open to the public: prior registration is not necessary, and there is no conference fee. Guests who need assistance in booking a hotel room are encouraged to write directly to Michael Kulikowski: mkulikow@ AT utk.edu.
Graduate students who wish to participate in the conference and present their dissertation topics in the form of a poster will receive financial support for their travel expenses and for room and board. Interested students should send a CV and a one-page summary of their dissertation to Michael Kulikowski or Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner: sebastian.schmidt-hofner AT zaw.uni-heidelberg.de.
The principal goal of the Network is the creation of a forum for academic exchange between Anglo-American and German scholars in all areas of Late Antique studies. Further information on the Network and its goals can be found at www.LA-network.com. The Network is open to everyone; if you wish to join or contact us, please write to Michael Kulikowski or Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner.
Thursday, 21 May
2:00-4:00 p.m. Registration and refreshments, Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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 Buffet, Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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
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, Calhoun’s By The River
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 B1: The Making of Orthodoxy (Chair: Hartmut Leppin, Frankfurt)
11:00 a.m. Winrich Löhr, Heidelberg: Defining Orthodoxy in the 4th Century: Constantius II and ‘Homoian’ Christianity?
11:15 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. Rudolf Haensch, Munich: Ruling Holy Countries: an Easy Task? The Governors of the Three Palestines in Late Antiquity
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, Discussion (Christian Witschel)
10:30 a.m. Prospect: LA Network Meeting 2010
12:00 a.m. Conference Concludes