Workshop: “Hagiography and Counter-Culture in the Latin West, Byzantium, Sasanid Iran, and the Islamic Middle East”

Sat, Dec 6, 2014, 9:30 am

Hagiography and Counter-Culture in the Latin West, Byzantium, Sasanid Iran, and the Islamic Middle East

Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity
Saturday, December 6, 2014
211 Dickinson Hall

Organized by
Christian Sahner, Helmut Reimitz, and Jack Tannous

Cosponsored by
Stanley J. Seeger ’52 Center for Hellenic Studies
Department of History
Council of the Humanities

In cooperation with
Delaware Valley Medieval Association

Conference Schedule

9:00 a.m. Welcoming remarks

9:15 a.m. AnneMarie Liujendijk (Princeton University)
If you order that I wash my feet, then bring me this ticket: Encountering Saint Kollouthos at Antinoë

10:00 a.m. Eric Rebillard (Cornell University)
Res gestas martyrum digerere: North African Hagiography until the time of Augustine

10:45 a.m. Coffee break

11:15 a.m. Richard Payne (University of Chicago)
Social Assimilation and Religious Distinction in East Syrian Hagiography: The Problem of Christianization in Late Sasanian Iran

12:00 p.m. Christian Sahner (Princeton University)
“The Christ-Hating Apostate”: A Study of a Type and Anti-Type in the Christian Hagiography of the Early Islamic Period

12:45 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. Maya Maskarinec (University of California – Los Angeles)
All Roads Lead to Rome: Saints leaving—and returning to—the city

2:45 p.m. Jamie Kreiner (University of Georgia)
Gaul’s Insiders

3:30 p.m. Coffee break

4:00 p.m. Sean Anthony (University of Oregon)
Mutual Intelligibility across Late Antique Hagiographies, Christian and Muslim

4:45 p.m. Nancy Khalek (Brown University)
The Shi‘ī Origins of Sunnī Polemic: Al-Dāraquṭnī’s 4th/10th Century Image of the Sahaba and the Imāms

5:30 p.m. Concluding remarks

6:00 p.m. Reception

211 Dickinson Hall

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