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Vandalia Conference

Friday, September 20, 2013
4:00 AM
Thayer Building, 2022

Vandalia is a conference that allows graduate students in late antiquity and the early medieval period to workshop their writing with other students and faculty from UM, OSU, and Indiana. It's open to the public. Our sessions will kick off with a lecture by Parvaneh Pourshariati (OSU) at 2pm on Friday 9/20 at the Institute for the Humanities (Thayer 2022), and will continue with student papers until 5:30. Saturday, sessions run from 9:00-1:30, with a break for lunch.


All sessions take place in Thayer 2022

Friday, September 20th
2:00 Plenary Lecture: “The Perils of Paradigms: Notes from Late Antiquity”
Parvaneh Pourshariati,
Associate Professor of Islamic and Iranian Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The Ohio State University

3:15-3:45 Coffee break

3:45-4:30 Jenny R. Kreiger, University of Michigan, “The Business of Commemoration: Workshop Traditions in the Roman Catacombs”

4:30-5:15 Joel Dowling-Soka, The Ohio State University, “Herakleios’ Handlebar: Explaining a Change in Imperial Portraiture”

6:30 Dinner, details to be announced

Saturday, September 21st
9:00-9:45 Marion Kruse, The Ohio State University, “Administrative Reform and Imperial Authority in Justinian's Novels”

9:45-10:30 Miles Blizard, Indiana University, “The Construction of the Christian Past: Orosius and Paradigms of Christian Persecution”

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:45 Angela Commito, University of Michigan, “Asia Minor at the End of Antiquity: A View from the Countryside”

11:45-12:30 Hannah Ewing, The Ohio State University, “Mockeries of Monks: Twelfth-Century Byzantine Intellectuals on Monasticism”

12:30-1:30 Box lunch