The Catholic University of America

 

 CURRENT EVENTS

Fall 2016

PUBLIC LECTURE

Thursday, September 15
5:15pm. Location TBA
 
Annual Mellon Lecture
Prof. Philip Rousseau, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Early Christian Studies
"Jean Mabillon and Monastic Renewal"


EARLY CHRISTIAN SEMINAR  

These events meet in McMahon Hall 207 (The Greek and Latin Library) on the following Thursday evenings at 5:15pm:
 
TBA
 

 

* Seminars are restricted to members of the University and invited guests; buffet meals are provided without charge.

 

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Spring 2016

PUBLIC LECTURE

Thursday, April 7
5:15 p.m., McMahon Hall 207
Dr. Christian Hornung, Heisenberg Fellow (German Research Foundation), University of Siegen
"Monachus et sacerdos: Reconsidering the asceticism of the clergy in late antique Christianity"


EARLY CHRISTIAN SEMINAR  

These events meet in McMahon Hall 207 (The Greek and Latin Library) on the following Thursday evenings at 5:15pm:
 
Thursday, March 10
Sean Moberg, Center for the Study of Early Christianity 
"Spiritual Formation in Early Monasticism and Ancient Philosophy"
 
Thursday, April 14
 
Colby Scott, Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
"St. Ephrem the Syrian on Marriage and Celibacy: A Textual Study on Ephrem's Second Verse Homily on Reproof"
 

Fall 2015

PUBLIC LECTURE

Thursday, September 10
5:15 p.m., McGivney Hall Auditorium 106
Annual Mellon Lecture
Philip Rousseau, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Early Christian Studies
"On First Looking into Gregory the Great's Moralia"


EARLY CHRISTIAN SEMINAR  

These events meet in McMahon Hall 205 (The Greek and Latin Library) on the following Thursday evenings at 5:15pm:
 
November 5
Yuliya Minets, Center for the Study of Early Christianity 
"The miraculous ability to speak in foreign languages in early Christian literature"
"Demons speaking in tongues" [Dinner Discussion].
 
November 19
Edward Naumann, Department of Greek and Latin.
"Augustine and the Damnation of Baptized Infants."

 

Spring 2015

EARLY CHRISTIAN SEMINAR 

January 29
Alex Poulos, Department of Greek and Latin.  
"Cynicism in the Poetry of Gregory of Nazianzus"
"The newly discovered homilies of Origen of Alexandria" [Dinner Discussion].
 
April 16 
Leo Hunt, Department of Greek and Latin.
 "Transcendence and Creative Action in the Thought of Maximus the Confessor:
A Radical Break with the Neo-Platonic Tradition"
 
LUNCHTIME SEMINAR
 
March 27
Karl Shuve, University of Virginia.
"Re-thinking the Nuptial Metaphor in Late Antiquity."
12:00 noon, 131 Marist Hall
 

Fall 2014

PUBLIC LECTURE 
 
Thursday, September 11
5:30 p.m., McGivney Hall Auditorium 106
Annual Mellon Lecture
Philip Rousseau, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor; Director of the Center
"The Politics of Humility Revisited.”
 
Thursday, October 30
5:15 p.m., Marist Hall 131
Lecture
Alberto Quiroga, University of Granada.
"Current Trends in the Understanding of Late Roman Rhetoric.”
Raffaella CribioreNew York University, will attend.
EARLY CHRISTIAN SEMINAR
October 16
Sean MobergEarly Christian Studies
Philosophy in the Desert: Spiritual Exercises in the Apophthegmata Patrum.”
 
November 6
Ky HeinzeEarly Christian Studies
"Reinterpretation and Demonization of Sacrifice in the Imperial Era."
 
November 20
Joshua Gonnerman, School of Theology and Religious Studies
“Platonism and Grace in Augustine.”
LUNCHTIME SEMINAR
October 31
Alberto Quiroga, University of Granada.
“Sirens, Charlatans and Belletrists. The Rhetoric of Incompetence.”
12:00 noon, 131 Marist Hall
Visiting Scholar Raffaella Cribiore will attend.