Thursday, March 6, 2008

Late Antiquity in Illinois

Late Antiquity in Illinois IV

A Symposium at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Levis Faculty Center
3rd Floor
Saturday, March 15, 2008

Generously sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies at the Univ.
of Illinois

Schedule

8:00-8:45 Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00 Welcomes:
Karen Fresco, Director, Program in Medieval Studies

9:00-10:30

I. MATERIAL CULTURE

Chair:

Ralph Mathisen
Professor of History, Classics, Medieval Studies, University of Illinois
"The Consular Solidi of Theodosius II and Valentinian III and the
Destruction of Philip-popolis by the Huns in AD 441"

Jason Moralee
Assistant Professor of History, Illinois Wesleyan University
"Counting the Years Since the Ruin of the Temple: Palestinian Jews
and the Idea of the Temple in Ruins"

Bailey K. Young
Professor of History, Eastern Illinois University
"Ready for the Apocalypse in Seventh-Century Burgundy?"

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00

II. MANUSCRIPT STUDIES

Chair: Charlie Wright (Dept. of English, UIUC)

Carl A. Springer
Professor of Classics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
“The Angers Manuscript of Sedulius”

Michael I. Allen
Associate Professor of Classics, The University of Chicago
"Baluze meets Tar-baby, or How Br'er Lupus got Stuck in the Briar Patch"

12:00-1:00 Catered Lunch

1:00-2:15


III. ORTHODOXY AND HETERODOXY

Chair: William M. Calder III (Dept. of the Classics, UIUC)

Edward J. Watts
Associate Professor of Classics and History
Indiana University
"Theophilan Violence and the Appropriation of Athanasius' Historical Legacy"

Richard Timothy Miles
Newton Trust Lecturer in Classics, University of Cambridge
Solmsen Fellow, Institute of Research in the Humanities, Univ. of
Wisconsin-Madison
“Augustine, Patroclus of Arles, and the Donatist Controversy”

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:45

IIII. RELIGIOUS PRACTICES

Danuta Shanzer
Professor of Classics and Medieval Studies, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign
"Unde idola? Venerator and Venator iniquus in Claudius Marius
Victorius, Alethia 3.166-209"

Kristina Sessa
Assistant Professor of History, The Ohio State University
"Towards an Episcopal oeconomia : Leo I on Slaves within the
Christian Household"

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-5:15

V. PHILOSOPHICAL STRATEGIES AND STUDIES

Chair: Bruce Rosenstock (Program in Religious Studies, UIUC)

Aaron P. Johnson
Harper Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor, Society of Fellows,
Univ. of Chicago
“Between Orientalism and Hellenism: Situating Porphyry of Tyre”

Sabine G. MacCormack
Professor of History and Classics, University of Notre Dame
“The Order of Nature and Mental Order in Boethius' Consolatio”


5:15-9:00 Reception/Banquet/Dance

REGISTRATION FORM

LATE ANTIQUITY IN ILLINOIS II

The University of Illinois -- Urbana/Champaign

15 March 2008


Name:_________________________________________________

Affiliation/Place of
Residence:_____________________________________________

Address:
_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

Phone: Office ___________________ Home ________________

EMAIL ___________________ FAX ____________________

Registration Fee

The registration fee of $10 includes continental breakfast, 2
refreshment breaks, and reception. It can either be paid in
advance or at the door.

Banquet admission is an additional $10.

I plan to attend and to register at the door when I arrive _____

I wish to register now for ____ persons and enclose $_______.

I wish to reserve places at the banquet for ____ persons, and
enclose _____ .

Please make checks/money orders payable in U.S. dollars to:
"Late Antiquity Conference"

And mail to: Ralph W. Mathisen, Dept. of History, 309 Gregory
Hall, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61800, USA

TO ENSURE A PLACE AT THE BANQUET, PLEASE
REPLY BY MARCH 10

IF REGISTERING AT THE DOOR, A RESPONSE BY E-
MAIL IS PREFERRED.

ACCOMMODATIONS

For those wishing to spend the night, try the Hampton Inn
(217-337-1100), the Illini Union (217-333-1241), or many
lodgings near I-74, such our favorite, the Park Inn (217-344-
8000), at exit 184.
Other local lodgings include:
Ramada Inn. 217-328-4400
Courtyard Marriot. 217-355-0411
Budget motels (where the truck drivers stay):
Courtesy Inn 217-367-1171
Travelers Stay 217-344-1082
A bit out of town:
Quarters Inn in Rantoul (about 10 miles north).
Recommended by Convention Center.
Also, you can check with the local Convention Center at 217-
355-0411 for
up-to-date information (updated weekly around Wednesday)
on room
availability. They're very helpful.

For further information, write Ralph Mathisen at ralphwm@uiuc.edu

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