ECSW Schedule 2021-2022

Christ before Pilate, from the Rossano Gospels, ca. 6th century. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

All workshop meetings will meet virtually during the Fall 2021 quarter.

Spring 2022

  • April 4th (4:30pm) – Prof. Karin Krause (University of Chicago), “Moses, Christ, and the Transmission of the Law: Visual Exegesis in Byzantine Psalters.”
  • May 9th (4:30pm) – Bradley Hansen (University of Chicago), “Plato among the Prophets: Platonic Synkriseis in Origen’s Contra Celsum.”
  • May 16th (12:30pm, Swift 400) – Paul Hosle (University of Chicago) and Prof. Margaret M. Mitchell (University of Chicago), Novelty, Tradition, and Translation: Reflections on David Bentley Hart’s The New Testament: A Translation.”
  • May 23rd (4:30pm) Jonathan Wegner (University of Chicago), “The Scattered Children of God: Exploring Textual Evidence of a Platonic Anthropology in the Gospel of John – A Text Seminar.”

Winter 2022

  • February 28th – Kyle Longworth, PhD Candidate (University of Chicago). “Between Exception and Exploited: Christian Bureaucrats in the First Islamic Empire (600-750 CE).”
  • March 7th – Peter White, Herman C. Bernick Family Professor in Classics and the College (University of Chicago), “The Truth of Stories in Augustine’s Confessions.”
  • March 14th – Margaret M. Mitchell, Shailer Mathews Distinguished Service Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature (University of Chicago) and Bradley Hansen, PhD Student (University of Chicago), “Another New New Testament: Soundings in Sarah Ruden’s The Gospels: A New Translation.”

Fall 2021

  • October 4th – Welcome Reception in the Cloister Garden outside Swift Hall with Drinks and Light Snacks
  • October 11th – Nathan Hardy, PhD Candidate (University of Chicago), “A Pocket Icon and a Wall Painting: Problems with Presence in the Image Miracles of the Miracles of Cosmas and Damian
  • October 25th – Lauren Beversluis, PhD Student (University of Chicago), “Jonah and the Vine: The Refrigerium Interim in Early Christian Funerary Art.” Response by Lauren Onel, MA Student (University of Chicago)
  • November 15th – Doug Hoffer, PhD Candidate (University of Chicago), “Jesus’ Obfuscatory Speech and the Motif of Misunderstanding in the Fourth Gospel.” Response by Jonathan Wegner, PhD Candidate (University of Chicago)
  • November 29th – Paul Hosle, MA Student (University of Chicago), “The Didactic Poetics of Gregory Nazianzen’s Poemata Arcana.” Response by Emily Barnum, PhD Student (University of Chicago)
  • December 6th – Prof. Paul B. Duff (George Washington University) and Prof. Margaret M. Mitchell (University of Chicago), “The SBL’s New NRSV: the Case Study of 2 Corinthians.”