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 208, unless otherwise noted.

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) – “TBA.”
  • 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.”