‘The Pseudo-Clementine Homilies: a philosophical and rhetorical novel of Late Antiquity – a search for truth’

‘The Pseudo-Clementine Homilies: a philosophical and rhetorical novel of Late Antiquity – a search for truth’

Ghent (online via Zoom), February Thursday 25 – Friday 26 – Saturday 27, 2021

Organizing Committee: Benjamin De Vos (Ghent University), Danny Praet (Ghent University), Koen De Temmerman (Ghent University)

Keynote speakers: Prof. Meinolf Vielberg (Jena Universität) and Prof. Dominique Côté (Ottawa University)

Anyone wishing to attend should contact Bmardvos.devos@Ugent.be (Benjamin De Vos) for links and joining instructions.

Belgium time: GMT +1

 

February 25 – Thursday

14u30-15u00: Welcome and introduction – Benjamin De Vos (UGent): The Pseudo-Clementine Homilies: a philosophical-rhetorical novel in search of truth

Session 1: the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies as a rhetorical and novelistic narrative

15u00-15u20: Philippe Therrien (Université de Lausanne) – « Je vais te donner la connaissance de ce qui est » (Hom. I, 17, 5). La règle des syzygies comme cadre de la quête de la connaissance véritable

15u25-15u45: Tobias Nicklas (Regensburg Universität) – The Homilies as a Counter-Narrative to Acts

15u50-16u10: Sergio Basso (Università Roma Tre/Simon Fraser University, Vancouver) – Hom. 12-14: Homilies, Hermogenes and Humour

16u15-16u35: Bill Adler (North Carolina State University) – “Suffering after the manner of young men”: Symptoms of Love-Sickness in  the Pseudo-Clementines

 

16u35-17u00: break

 

17u00-17u45: keynote speaker: Meinolf Vielberg (Universität Jena) – « Zwischen
Alltagswelt und narrativer Realität. Rhetorik im antiken und
christlichen Roman »

17u45-18u30: discussion keynote/general discussion

 

February 26 – Friday

14u30-14u45: Welcome

14u50-15u35: keynote speaker Dominique Côté (Ottawa University) – Simon Magus in the Pseudo-Clementines: Magician or Philosopher?

15u35-15u50: discussion

15u50-16u15: break

Session 2: the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies as a philosophical work

16u15-16u35: Danny Praet (Ghent University) – The figure of Helen of Troy and the philosophy of truth

16u40-17u00: Judith Hack (Universität Jena) – The Motif of « the Way » in the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies

17u05-17u25: Benjamin De Vos (Ghent University) – True Vision, Plato and Ascension in the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies

 

17u25-17u45: break

 

17u50-18u10: Joseph Verheyden (KULeuven) – The Complex Relationship between Knowledge, Wisdom and Truth. Illustrated from Peter’s Teaching on demonology in Hom. 9

18u15-18u35: Jeffrey Aubin (Ottawa University) – Le mélange du mal dans les Homélies Pseudo-Clémentines: confirmatio ou refutatio de la pensée de Bardesane d’Édesse?

18u35-19u00: General discussion

 

February 27 – Saturday

14u30-14u45: Welcome

Session 3: the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies and its intellectual, socio-historical context

14u45-15u05: George Géréby (Central European University) – Theology in public debate. The Sitz im Leben of the Peter-Simon contest

15u10-15u30: Patricia Duncan (TCU) – Faustus at the Boundaries of Christian Community

15u35-15u55: Luise Marion Frenkel – Peter’s dialogical victories: religious leadership in the
Pseudo-Clementines and its Syriac reception

 

15u55-16u25: break

 

16u25-16u45: Jan Bremmer (Groningen University) – Greek Myth and Religion in the Homilies

16u50-17u10: Giovanni Battista Bazzana (Harvard Divinity School) – Magic in the Klementia: Reflections across Ancient Novels, Magic Papyri, and Theurgy

17u15-17u35: Karin Zetterholm (Lund University) – The Intended Audience of the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies

17u35-18u00: general discussion and concluding remarks – reflections on new/further research perspectives

 

New Bodies of Evidence: Corporeality in Byzantine Culture (Oxford, 2018)

Journée d’étude

New Bodies of Evidence: Corporeality in Byzantine Culture

21 avril 2018
Maison française d’Oxford

Présentation

Program

9 – 9:10 Opening words – Adele Curness and Lilyana Yordanova

Session 1 : Body in Space

9:10 – 9:40 Pierre Charrey (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes – Université PSL Paris Sciences et Lettres), Giving Body to the City: A Semiotic of Imperial Bodies in Early Byzantine Material culture.

9:40 – 10:10 Charlotte Munglani (University of Oxford) – Entering the male sphere: a study of cross-dressing female saints.

10.10-10:30 AM Coffee break

Session 2 : Mark of identity

10:30 – 11:00 Emily Everest-Phillips (University of Oxford) – Iranian Identity After Iran: Representations of the Last Sassanians in T’ang China.

11:00 – 11:30 Meric Ozolcer (University of Oxford) – Byzantine with a Western Twist: Rethinking the Imperial Imagery of Norman Sicily.

11:30 – 12:00 Benoit Cantet (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) – Voices of the Dead Bodies. A Social Hierarchy among Corpses.

12:00- 1:30 Lunch break

Session 3 : Instrument of Crime

1:30 – 2:00 Chrysavgi Athanasiou (Université Paris Sorbonne) – A Shattered Body for an Invisible Soul. Penal Mutilation in Middle Byzantine Society.

2:00 – 2:30 Romain Goudjil (Université Paris Sorbonne) – Gregory II of Cyprus and Phrangopoulos the Long-haired: Visions of the Body, Visions of the Crime in Three Letters of the Patriarch of Constantinople.

2:30 – 3:00 Lilyana Yordanova (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes – Université PSL Paris Sciences et Lettres) – Human Bodies, Angelic Powers: How to Deal with Nature in Religious Context?

3:00 – 3:20 Coffee break

Session 4 : Vulnerability

3:20 – 3:50 Maria Rukavichnikova (University of Oxford) – In Sickness and in Health: the Body of the Emperor in Nikephoros Gregoras’ Roman History.

3:50 – 4:20 Alasdair Grant (University of Oxford) – The Captive Body in Byzantium.

4:20 – 6:00 Discussion and concluding remarks.

 

Comité d’organisation

Lilyana Yordanova, Milan Vukašinović, Pierre Charrey – Association des étudiants du monde byzantin
Adele Curness – Oxford University Byzantine Society
Vivien Prigent – Maison française d’Oxford, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique