ECSW Schedule 2019-2020

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

All workshop meetings will meet virtually during the Spring 2020 quarter.

Spring 2020

  • April 20 – Daniel Owings (Chicago) – “Augustine’s Construction of Idolatry.”
  • May 4 – Dr. Yair Furstenberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) – “Jesus and the Law: The Woe-Sayings and Inter-Sectarian Discourse.” (11am)
  • June 2 – Dissertation Writing Workshop with Prof. Liane Feldman (NYU) and Christine Trotter (Chicago) (5pm – Co-Sponsored with the Hebrew Bible Workshop)

Winter 2020

  • January 13 – Dr. Daniel Bailey (University of Illinois at Chicago) – “A New Lexicography for ἱλαστήριον: Biblical and Hellenistic Uses as Homonyms with Criticism of Past Paradigms.”
  • February 17 – Dr. Matthew Novenson (Edinburgh) – “Law and Immortality in Paul, Origen, and the Talmud Bavli.”
  • February 18 – Dr. Serena Ammirati (Roma Tre University) – “The three lives of a parchment book. An early (Christian?) palimpsested palimpsest.” Note: This presentation is co-sponsored by the Ancient Societies Workshop and will take place on Tuesday at 3:30 in Classics 21.
  • March 2 – Prof. Erin Galgay Walsh (Chicago) – “Foolish Habits: The Syriac Life of Onesima.”
  • March 9 – Nathan Hardy (Chicago) – “The Riddle of the Sphinx: Animation and Anti-Jewish Polemic in the Acts of Andrew and Matthias in the City of the Cannibals.”
  • March 16 – Kelly Holob (Chicago) – “A Weird Favor to Ask: The Requesting Letter Genre and Ignatius’s Letter to the Romans.

Autumn 2019

  • October 7 – Jonathan Wegner (Chicago) – Jesus as Good Samaritan: A Synthesis of Two Approaches to the Historical Jesus.”
  • October 14 – Prof. David Brakke (Ohio State) – ‘In the Midst of the Children’: Finding Jesus in the Gospel of Judas.”
  • October 28 – Michael Dinsmore (Chicago) – “The Fall of the Angels and Second Century Apologetics: Justin Martyr and Athenagoras of Athens Compared.”
  • November 11 – Prof. Juan Chapa (Universidad de Navarra) – The ‘Jewish’ LXX Papyri from Oxyrhynchus: Witnesses of the Ways that Did not Part?” (Co-sponsored with the Ancient Societies Workshop)
  • November 18 – Prof. Margaret M. Mitchell (Chicago) – “On Comparing, and Calling the Question.”
  • December 2 – Bradley Hansen (Chicago) – ’Marcion Was My Bishop:’ Evaluating Evidence of a Marcionite Episcopacy in the Adamantius Dialogue.”

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