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October 12, 2000

Robert Wilken, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

"The Liturgical Context of Early Christian Thought"


October 25, 2000

Basil Studer, O.S.B., Engelberg Abbey, Switzerland

"Patristic Exegesis as a Way of Actualizing the Word of God"


October 30, 2000

Neil McLynn, Keio University, Tokyo

"Stranded at Sasima: The Consecration of Gregory Nazianzen"


November 13, 2000

Rebecca Lyman, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley

"The Politics of Passing: Philosophical Conversion"


March 15, 2001

David Hunter, Iowa State University

"The Jovinianist Controversy: Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Christian Late Antiquity"


March 29, 2001

James Goehring, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg

"The Power of the Desert: Landscape and Ideology in Early Christian Egypt"


April 30, 2001

Michael Jones, Egyptian Antiquities Department, American Research Center in Egypt

"The Restoration Project of the American Research Center in Egypt at the Monastery of St. Antony by the Red Sea"


October 25, 2001

Dennis Trout, Department of Classical Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia

"Romancing the Folk: Public Memory in Later Ancient Rome"


December 13, 2001

Erich Gruen, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

"How Did Romans Perceive the Jews?"


February 21, 2002

Elizabeth A. Clark, Department of Religion, Duke University

"On Not Retracting the Unconfessed: Augustine, the Donatists, and Roman North Africa"


March 14, 2002

Brian Daley, S.J., Faculty of Theology, University of Notre Dame

"Chalcedon: Neither End nor Beginning"


March 21, 2002

Nina Garsoïan, Columbia University

"Janus: the Formation of the Armenian Church Between Byzantium and Iran, IV-VII Centuries"


January 30, 2003

Boniface Ramsey, O.P.

"Cassian the Great: John Cassian's Place in Western Culture"


February 13, 2003

Gary Anderson, Harvard Divinity School

"Did the Angels Worship Adam? Theological Anthropology in Jewish and Christian Perspective"


March 13, 2003

Sabine MacCormack, University of Michigan

"Conversations Across Space and Time: Classical Traditions in the Andes"


August 28, 2003

Olof Brandt, Swedish Institute for Classical Studies, Rome

"Women, Liturgy, and Money: New Perspectives on the Birth of the Earliest Christian Parish Churches in Rome in the Light of Recent Swedish Research in San Lorenzo in Lucina"


February 26, 2004

Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Department of Religious Studies, Brown University

"Autonomy, Free Will and Housework: Jacob of Serug on Mary at the Incarnation"


April 22, 2004

Ralf Behrwald, University of Bamberg and Research Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks

"Marbles and Marvels: Late Antique Descriptions of the City of Rome"


October 28, 2004

Susanna Elm, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

"Your Mother and Your Father:" Gregory of Nazianzus' Philosophical Family and the Question of Masculinity in Late Antiquity"


November 18, 2004

Susan Stevens, Department of Classics, Randolph-Macon Women's College

"A New Christian Basilica at Carthage (Tunisia): Results of Excavations at Bir Ftouha, 1994-2000"


February 10, 2005

Lewis Ayres, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

"Imitation, Conversion and Church: Reading the Confessions as Augustine's 'Theological Charter'"


March 10, 2005

Shaye Cohen, Harvard University

"Are Women in the Covenant? Gender and Circumcision in Judaism"


March 17, 2005

Michael Roberts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CN

"A Happy Family? Venantius Fortunatus and the Women of the Convent of the Holy Cross"


April 7, 2005

Peter Brown, FBA, Department of History, Princeton University

"Saint Augustine and a Crisis of Wealth"


October 13, 2005

Averil Cameron, DBE, FBA, FSA, Warden of Keble College, Oxford

"Enforcing Orthodoxy in Byzantium"


December 1, 2005

John Rist, University of Toronto and the Istituto Patristco Augustinianum, Rome

"O Altitudo: Some Problems in Augustine and Julian of Eclanum about Justice and Mercy; Making Philosophical Sense of Some Pauline Ideas."


February 2, 2006

Joel Walker, University of Washington, Seattle

"Christian Heroism in Late Antique Iraq: the Legend of Mar Qardagh the Assyrian"


March 9, 2006

Noel Lenski, Department of Classics, University of Colorado, Boulder

"John Chrysostom on Slavery"


March 16, 2006

George Kalantzis, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL

"Is There Room for Two? Cyril's Single Subjectivity and the Prosopic Union"


March 23, 2006

John Turner, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

"Gnosticism and Later Greek Philosophy"


April 6, 2006

Shira Lander,University of Maryland, Baltimore County

"Christian Encounters with their Others in Late Antique Sacred Spaces"


November 9, 2006

Roger Bagnall, Columbia University

"The Transformation of the Ancient Book"


March 8, 2007

Wendy Mayer, Research Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks

"John Chrysostom: the Deconstruction of a Myth"


March 22, 2007

Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom, Wittenberg University

"Monastic Landscapes: The Construction of Late Antique Monastic Communities in Egypt"


October 25, 2007

Stephen J. Davis, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University

"Coptic Christology in Practice: the Incarnation and Egyptian Bodily Performance"


November 29, 2007

Adam H. Becker, New York University

"Jacob and Esau in the Classroom: towards a Comparative Study of East-Syrian Schools and Rabbinic Academies"


October 9, 2008

Blake Leyerle, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame

"Gestures and Objects of Devotion in Early Christian Pilgrimage"


March 30, 2009

Lucas van Rompay, Department of Religion, Duke University

"Eusebius of Emesa, Commentary on Genesis, the Exegetical Traditions"


February 11, 2010

AnneMarie Luijendijk, Department of Religion, Princeton University

“Reading Ancient Christian Manuscripts Inside and Outside Church in Late Antique Egypt”


April 8, 2010

Michele Salzman, Department of History, University of California, Riverside

“Episcopal Responses to Crisis in the Fifth-Century Roman Empire”


November 11, 2010

Tia Kolbaba, Department of Religion, Rutgers University

"Other Partings of the Ways: Christian Separation from Judaism and its Lessons for Later Church Schism"


March 17, 2011

Vasiliki Limberis, Departments of Religion and of Greek and Roman Classics, Temple University

“Ekphrasis: Materializing Martyria Then and Now. The Cappadocians’ Contributions in Rhetoric and Marble”


October 13, 2011

David Brakke, Indiana University, Bloomington

"Why the Church Did Not Reject Gnosticism"


March 15, 2012

John Behr, St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, New York

"Earth that Suffers" (Letter of Barnabas 6.9): The Struggle to Become Human in the Early Church"


October 11, 2012

Laura Nasrallah, Harvard Divinity School

"Christ-Followers as Commodities?  1 Corinthians, Slavery, and Manumission"


November 8, 2012

Robert Wisniewski, Institute of History, University of Warsaw

"Demoniacs in Late Antique Church and Society"


October 30, 2014

Alberto Quiroga, University of Granada

"Current Trends in the Understanding of Late Roman Rhetoric.”