ECSW Schedule 2017-2018

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Apse Mosaic in the San Vitale Basillica, Ravenna, Italy. Mid 6th Century

All meetings are on Monday, 4:30-6:00pm in Swift 200, unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2018

  • April 2 – Prof. Dr. Jens Schroeter (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) – “The Words of Institution in First and Second Century Christian Texts: Origin and Meaning of a Christian Ritual.”
  • April 16 – Prof. Jaś Elsner (Oxford; Chicago) – “The Garima Gospels: Early Ethiopian Mss in Their Late Antique Context.
  • May 7 – Prof. Clifford Ando (Chicago) – “The Discovery of Paganism.” This event is co-sponsored by the Religion and Human Sciences Workshop.
  • May 14 – Aaron Hollander (Chicago) – “Breathing Fire: Holy Dramaturgy in the Festival Homiletics of John Chrysostom.
  • May 21 – Richard Zaleski (Chicago) – “Philo of Alexandria and Gregory of Nyssa on the Parting of the Red Sea.” This event is co-sponsored by the Hebrew Bible Workshop and will be held in Swift 208 at 5:00pm.
  • May 29 – Mayuko Yasuda (LSTC/Chicago) – “‘One in Christ’: Where the Gender Binary is Transcended—Queering the gender binary in Galatians 3:28c ‘No Male and Female.’” Please note: this presentation will take place on a Tuesday in Swift 201.

Winter 2018

  • January 16 – Nick Venable (Chicago) – “Failing Bodies and Monastic Endowments: Social Control in Coptic Wills and Donation Papyri.” – Please Note: this presentation will take place on a Tuesday at 3:30 in Classics 21 and is co-sponsored by the Ancient Societies Workshop.
  • February 5 – Kelly Holob (Chicago) – “A Comedy of Eros: New Comedy and Sexual Ethics in Plutarch’s Amatorius.”
  • February 12– Andrew Langford (Chicago) – “A New Solution to the Riddle of Timothy’s ‘Stomach and Frequent Ailments’ (1 Tim 5:23): Ancient Pathology, Dietetics, and Physiognomy.”
  • February 28 – Prof. Niki Kasumi Clements (Rice University)–“Foucault’s Christianities.” – Please Note: this workshop will take place on a Wednesday and is co-sponsored by the Philosophy of Religions Club.
  • March 5– Christine Trotter (Chicago) – “Correcting Job: The Wisdom of Solomon’s Refutation of Job on Life, Death, and God when the Righteous Suffer.”

Please also note that the Early Christian Studies Workshop is co-sponsoring a special Craft of Teaching workshop with Prof. Margaret M. Mitchell on February 14 from 4:30-6:00 pm in Swift 403. See here for more information and the full CoT schedule.

Autumn 2017

  • October 2 – Elon Harvey (Chicago) – “Origen’s Homily XI on Ezekiel 17: A Riddle Wrapped in an Enigma.”  – Please Note: this presentation will be held in the Martin Marty Seminar Room.
  • October 16 – James Covington (Chicago) – “Did the Animals Deserve It? Interpretations of the Flood in Hebrew and Greek.” 
  • November 6– Prof. Michael Cover (Marquette University) – “Paul’s Commentary in Letters: The Exegesis of Exodus between Alexandria and Corinth.”
  • November 14 – Cameron Ferguson (Chicago)–“The Relationship of Mark to Paul: Past, Present, and Future.” 
  • November 27– Prof. Margaret M. Mitchell (Chicago) – “Rhetoric, Scriptural Interpretation, and Economic Reality in John Chrysostom’s Appeals for Almsgiving.”