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International Conference: Secrets and Secrecy in Late Antiquity, Byzantium, and Early Islam

04. July 2019, Philipp Weiss - Aktuelles

 Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany, 26–28 July 2019

 

Secrets and secrecy are key features in late-antique, Byzantine, and early Islamic literature. They can manifest as hidden knowledge or sanctity, as disguise or the veiling of intentions, as a physical and metaphorical absence, as the creation of new identities or even as alternative modes of existence. An international conference organised by Anne Alwis (Kent), Anis Ben Amor (Tunis), Kirill Dmitriev (St Andrews) and Konstantin Klein (Bamberg) and funded by the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and the Humanities (AGYA) will be investigating the role of secrets and secrecy in a diachronic and interdisciplinary way.



*Friday 26th July 2019*

16:00   Registration

18:15   Welcome Address

18:30   *Zachary Yuzwa (University of Saskatchewan) – *“A Flower Among Thorns”: Hiddenness and Holiness in the Lives of Katherine Tekakwitha

20:00   Dinner for Speakers


*Saturday 27th July 2019*

9:00     Coffee and Registration

9:30     Introduction to the Conference

*Session I*

10:00   *Benjamin Pohl (University of Bristol) – *The Hidden Narrator

10:10   *Stavroula Constantinou (University of Cyprus) – *Authorship and Secrecy: The Hidden Agenda of a Fifth-Century Hagiographer

10:40   *Kirill Dmitriev (University of St Andrews)* – Secrecy as a Narrative Strategy in the Legend of Barlaam and Josaphat

11:10   Coffee

*Session II*

11:30   *Jan-Markus Kötter (University of Düsseldorf)* – Literary Absence

11:40   *Lieve Van Hoof (Ghent University) – *Self-Fashioning Through Secrets: The Years 363–388 in Libanius’ Letter Collection

12:10   *Christa Gray (University of Reading) – *Concealing the Body: Hidden Burials in Jerome’s Lives of Holy Men

12:40   Lunch for Speakers

*Session III*

14:00   *Anne Alwis (University of Kent)* – Lifting the Veil

14:10   *Marlena Whiting (University of Amsterdam) – *Secret Women. Female Pilgrims Disguised as Men in Early-Byzantine Hagiography

14:40   *Laura Franco (Royal Holloway, London) – *Between Concealment and Disguise: The Cases of the Cross-Dressing Saints Euphrosyne/Sma­ragdus (BHG 625) and Mary/Marinus (BHG 1163)

15:10   Coffee

*Session IV*

15:30   *Dionysios Stathakopoulos (King’s College, London) – *Secret Sanctity

15:40   *Klazina Staat (Ghent University)* – Late-Antique Latin Lives of Chaste Couples: Secrecy as a Strategy of Belief

16:10   *Christodoulos Papavarnavas (University of Vienna) – *Martyrdom and Secret Holiness: The Role Swap Between a Martyr and a Flute Player

16:40   Coffee

*Session V*

17:00   *Leah Tether (University of Bristol)* – Literary Discretion

17:10   *Isabel Toral-Niehoff (Free University of Berlin) – *The Gentle Art of Safeguarding Secrets. Confidentiality in Arabic Advice Literature

17:40   *Lale Behzadi (University of Bamberg) – *Al-Jāḥiẓ on the Difficulty of Keeping a Secret

18:30   City tour

20:00   Dinner for Speakers


*Sunday 28th July*

9:30     Coffee

*Session VI*

10:00   *Jenny Oesterle (University of Heidelberg) – *Secrecy and Knowledge

10:10   *Georg Leube (University of Bayreuth) – *Gnosis on the Via Dolorosa: The Scope of Hidden Meaning in Early and Classical Arabic-Islamic Historiographical Accounts of Ali’s March to Siffin

10:40   *Enass Khansa (American University of Beirut) – *The Concealed Gates of Heaven

11:10   Coffee



*Session VII*

11:30   *Benjamin Gray (Birkbeck College, London) – *Masquerading Voices

11:40   *Tina Chronopoulos (Binghamton University, New York) – *Ineffable Speeches in the Greek Lives of St Katherine of Alexandria

12:10   *Klaus van Eickels (University of Bamberg) – *Revealing Secrets: Assassinations Explained or Prevented by Letters in Crusading Historiography

12:40   Lunch for Speakers



*Session VIII*

14:00   Konstantin Klein (University of Bamberg) – Concealing Vision: Seen but not Heard

14:10   Julia Doroszewska (University of Warsaw) – Secrets of the Saints: Tricks and Disguises in the Saintly Apparitions of the Late-Antique Miracle
Collections

14:40   James Corke-Webster (King’s College, London) – Seeing and Secrecy: Visibility and Martyrs

15:10   Break

15:20   *Alexandra Vukovich (University of Oxford) – *Final Conclusions

16:00   Walking tour

20:00   Dinner for Speakers



*Venues*

Friday (Keynote) – Theology Building; An der Universität 2, 96045 Bamberg, Room U2/00.25

Saturday & Sunday – Oriental Studies Building, Schillerplatz 17, 96045 Bamberg, Room SP17/00.13



Registration is not required. Please direct any questions at
konstantin.klein[at]uni-bamberg.de
--
Dr. Konstantin M. Klein
Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Lehrstuhl für Alte Geschichte
Fischstraße 5-7
D-96045 Bamberg
Tel.: 0951-863-2349
Fax: 0951-863-2348


Zwei Datenbanken zu Gregor von Nyssa lizenziert

02. July 2019, Philipp Weiss - Aktuelles

Registrierte Nutzerinnen und Nutzer von Propylaeum können ab sofort zwei Datenbanken zu Gregor von Nyssa nutzen. Zum Angebot gelangen Sie über diese beiden Links: Gregorii Nysseni Opera Online und Lexicon Gregorianum Online.

Die Datenbanken bieten griechische Volltexte des Kirchenvaters und ein Autorenlexikon.

Für den Zugang zur Datenbank müssen Sie sich als Nutzerin bzw. Nutzer registieren.


Verlinkungen auf iDAI.gazetteer in PropylaeumSEARCH

01. July 2019, Philipp Weiss - Aktuelles

Bei einem Teil der Datensätze in PropylaeumSEARCH, der Metasuche von Propylaeum, werden seit Mai 2019 Verlinkungen auf Geographika-Eintragungen zum iDAI.gazetteer angezeigt. Über diese Links bzw. eine Zwischenseite haben die NutzerInnen künftig die Möglichkeit, direkt in den iDAI.gazetteer oder auch in die angeschlossenen Dienste des DAI/der iDAI.world (iDAI.objects und iDAI.bibliography) zu wechseln. Ein besonderer Mehrwert für die NutzerInnen ergibt sich daraus, dass auch Verweisformen - z. B. fremdsprachige Alternativbezeichnungen - mit indexiert und somit suchbar gemacht wurden (über "Einfache Suche" und "Thema (Schlagwort)"). Künftig soll die Zahl der Verlinkungen v. a. um archäologisch und historisch relevante Orte weiter erhöht und auf Basis der jetzt vernetzten Datenbestände an einem kartenbasierten Sucheinstieg gearbeitet werden.


Diana Wolf: "Monsters and the Mind" frisch online bei Propylaeum-eBOOKS

27. June 2019, Katrin Bemmann - Aktuelles

Im neunten Band der Reihe "Daidalos. Heidelberger Abschlussarbeiten für Klassische Archäologie" hat Diana Wolf in "Monsters and the Mind. Composite Creatures and Social Cognition in Aegean Bronze Age Glyptic" eine erste systematische Erfassung von „Monster“-Darstellungen auf bronzezeitlichen Siegeln und Siegelabdrücken aus der Ägäis mit dem Schwerpunkt auf das Minoische Kreta vorgenommen. Grundlage ist ein umfassender Katalog aller publizierten Siegel, die Hybride und Mischwesen führen. Der Titel steht im Open Access bei den Propylaeum-eBOOKS zum Download zur Verfügung.


Domitian and the East (Summer 2019)

26. June 2019, Philipp Weiss - Aktuelles

Domitian and the East, International Conference at the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School Spetses, Greece – June 30-July 2, 2019

Organizers: Antony Augoustakis (Illinois), Emma Buckley (St Andrews), Nathalie de Haan (Nijmegen), Aurora Raimondi Cominesi (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden), and Claire Stocks (Newcastle)

Programme available at:
http://publish.illinois.edu/aaugoust/conferences/domitian-and-the-east/


Call for Papers: Plutarch and his Contemporaries. Sharing the Roman Empire

26. June 2019, Philipp Weiss - Call for papers

*12th International Congress of the International Plutarch Society*


Warsaw (Poland), 3-6 September 2020

Plutarch lived in the multicultural yet increasingly interconnected world of the Roman empire: a world in which diverse local, linguistic, religious, and political identities were combined with a common education and culture as well as shared everyday experiences. This sense of interconnectedness is apparent in Plutarch’s works in a number of ways, such as in the inclusion of speakers from various backgrounds in dialogues and the exploration of Roman history and culture alongside that of Greece. There is an abundance of parallels between Plutarch and other imperial-period writers with backgrounds that differed from his, reflecting their shared cultural participation.

*This conference seeks to discuss Plutarch’s works within the broader context of imperial-period literature and to explore overlaps and points of intersection between Plutarch and other ancient authors of the 1st and 2nd c. CE, including Greek and Roman as well as pagan and Christian writers* (including, for instance, Dio Chrysostom, Arrian, and Lucian; Seneca, Quintilian, the two Plinies; Christian apologists and the early Church Fathers). We welcome contributions of a comparative nature investigating convergences and variations, parallels and modifications in themes, formats, and literary techniques in Plutarch and other authors of the early empire. We also invite submissions reflecting on the value and potential of such a perspective: does it allow us to identify the cultural and literary background Plutarch and other authors shared and distinguish it from their individualizing modifications, agendas, and preoccupations? To what extent does it allow us to define distinctive features of the Plutarchan *corpus* and thought? And, more generally, how does a comparative approach contribute to our understanding of the literary and intellectual culture of the early imperial period?

*Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following*: philosophical and religious concepts and ideas; use of literary motifs, *topoi*, and *exempla*; use of genres, literary formats, rhetorical and narrative strategies; stylistic and linguistic characteristics and tendencies; attitudes towards Rome and Roman domination; attitudes towards the Greek past and its cultural heritage.

*Submissions*
Please send paper proposals of ca. 300 words in Word or PDF format to plutarch2020@gmail.com before the deadline of December 1, 2019. The participants will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals by March 1st 2020. Membership of the International Plutarch Society is not required.

*Organizers*
International Plutarch Society
Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Faculty of Humanities
Organizing Committee: Katarzyna Jazdzewska, Joanna Komorowska, Filip Doroszewski

*Venue*
The conference will be held at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Campus Dewajtis


Call for Papers: The Theatre of the πόλις between Entertainment and Politics: New Interpretations of Ancient Greek Drama

26. June 2019, Philipp Weiss - Call for papers

International Conference for Postgraduate and Early Career Research Students
 

Call for Papers deadline 15th of July 2019 (12PM)


Pisa, 21st-22nd of October 2019
Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics

 

Lead doctoral committee

Luca Austa (Siena/Torino), Giulia Baccaro (Pisa), Micol Muttini (Siena)


Organiser

Andrea Giannotti (Durham/Pisa)


Scientific committee:
Enrico Medda (Pisa), Simone Beta (Siena), Francesco Carpanelli (Torino), Patrick J. Finglass (Bristol), Andrea Taddei (Pisa), Mauro Tulli (Pisa)

Keynote speakers

Enrico Medda / Andrea Taddei (Pisa), Simone Beta (Siena)

Topics of discussion

‘The Theatre of the πόλις’ aims to gather the most stimulating and innovative methods of analysis for the investigation of ancient theatre in all of its literary, socio-political and ritual aspects. The role of the πόλις (of Athens as well as of other cities which organised and hosted dramatic agones and performances) still constitutes a hotly debated topic. For this occasion, we are seeking papers mainly (but not exclusively) related to the following fields of study:

   -   Historical, political and sociological readings and considerations of tragic and comic texts within their contemporary context.
   -   Interpretations and literary considerations of tragic and comic texts beyond their contemporary context.
   -   Considerations of ancient dramatic festivals (Athenian and non-), their organisation, and their (social, anthropological and religious) functions between theatricality and rituality.
   -   The theatre of the πόλεις beyond the traditional Athenocentric interpretation of ancient theatre.
   -   Considerations of the Panhellenic character of ancient theatrical texts.
   -   The aftermath: the evolution of the theatre after the 5th BCE. Readings and interpretations of an industrial and itinerant phenomenon.
   -   The theatre and the tyrants: considerations on the theatrical activity devoted to tyrannical power in Greece and the Mediterranean world.

Candidacy policy
The Congress is open to PhD students and early career researchers working on topics related to any aspect of Ancient Greek Theatre. Each paper should be fresh and innovative; re-adapted proposals will not be considered. Each proposal will be judged and selected by the Scientific Committee.

How to submit a proposal

To attend the Congress ‘The Theatre of the πόλις’ as speakers, candidates must send an e-mail to andrea.giannotti1990@gmail.com following these instructions:

   1. (a)  Object. The object of the e-mail must be: ‘Candidacy to Pisa session’;
   2. (b)  Attachments. The following documents must be attached to the e-mail (rigorously in .pdf): (i) an anonymous abstract (max. 300 words) of the proposed paper [in case of a collective panel (max. 3 papers) all abstracts must be attached as a single document along with a brief introduction]; (ii) a concise CV (max. 300 words) which highlights: University affiliation, degrees, relevant publications.

Papers can be delivered in Italian or English. Each paper must be 30 minutes long, followed by a discussion. Publication of written versions of the papers is planned (although the publication is subject to the unquestionable judgement of the Scientific Committee and to a process of blind peer-review).


Deadline

Proposals will be accepted until 15/07/2019 (12PM [IT]). The outcome will be notified by 15/20 days after the closing of the CfP. The definitive programme will be published in September.


Reimbursements

Meals will be covered for the speakers (2 lunches; 1 dinner); unfortunately, on this occasion, it is not possible to ensure further reimbursements.


Contacts

For info about the Congress, please contact the organiser at the following email address: andrea.giannotti1990@gmail.com
The Congress is a public and free event.

Please download the complete CfP (with the abstract of the conference) in pdf here: http://www.teatroclassico.unito.it/it/content/convegno-«il-teatro-della-πόλις»-pisa-2019


Call for Papers: Prolepsis’ 4th International Conference "The Limits of Exactitude"

26. June 2019, Philipp Weiss - Call for papers

Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”
19th-20th December 2019

Keynote speaker: Prof. Therese Fuhrer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Exactitude is the third of the Six Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo Calvino (Cambridge MA,  1988). According to Calvino ‘exactitude’ is a «well-defined and well-calculated plan for the work in question; an evocation of clear, incisive, memorable images [...]; a language as precise as possible both in the choice of words and in the expression of the subtleties of thought and imagination».  The aim of Prolepsis’ 4th International Conference is to reflect on Calvino’s definition applying it to the Classical, Late-Antique and Medieval Worlds. This year the conference will be particularly keen  on – but not limited to – the following topics:

- Accuratio vel ambiguitas in speech, argumentation and narration.

- Ambiguous, inaccurate and disconcerting communication from the author, and potential reader response.

- Metrical and musical exactitude and its limits.

- Exactitude in treatises (scientific, rhetorical, grammatical).

- Quoting, misquoting and misplacing.

- Accurate and inaccurate titles, and their transmission.

- Limits in the material evidence (manuscripts, papyri, inscriptions, formation of corpora, mise en  page, stichometry).

- Exactitude, doubt, ambiguity in the history of transmission (from ancient lexica, etymologica, and commentaries to modern scholarship).

- Examples of Exactitude and Ambiguity in Ancient and Modern Translations.

- Exactitude and Ambiguity in ancient and modern reception.

- Hypercorrection, lacunae, conjectures and obsession for completeness.

- Exactitude in historical and documentary reconstructions.

- Beginnings and endings of ancient and medieval works: doubtful and exact endings, incipit ex abrupto, etc.

- Finished and Unfinished / Clear and Unclear / Perfect and Imperfect in the philosophical reflection.

The participation in the conference as speaker is open to postgraduate students and early career researchers. To participate send an e-mail to prolepsis.associazione@gmail.com by the 30th of June 2019.

The e-mail must contain the following pdf attachments:

1. An anonymous abstract of approximately 300 words (excluding references) and in English. You  should specify if the abstract is for an oral presentation or a poster.

2. A short academic biography with name and affiliation.

Proposals will be evaluated through double-blind peer review by scholars in the Humanities. The proposal evaluation will be carried out based on the following criteria: consistency, clarity, originality, methods. All abstracts, including those in proposed panels, will be reviewed and accepted on their own merits. Please note that this review is anonymous. Your anonymous abstract is the sole basis for judging your proposed paper for acceptance. Papers should be 20 minutes in length plus 10 minutes for discussion. The languages admitted for  the presentation are English and Italian. Selected papers will be considered for publication. Italian speakers will be required to provide an English handout, power point, and possibly a translation/translated summary of their paper. Proposals for coordinated panels (three papers reaching 90 min. in total, discussion included) and posters are most welcome. Posters should be written in Italian or English. Expenses for travel and accommodation will not be covered. For any inquiries write to prolepsis.associazione@gmail.com, we would be glad to help you find solutions.

The organising committee:

Roberta Berardi (University of Oxford)

Nicoletta Bruno (Thesaurus linguae Latinae, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, München)

Giulia Dovico (Universität zu Köln)

Martina Filosa (Universität zu Köln)

Luisa Fizzarotti (Alma Mater – Università di Bologna)

Olivia Montepaone (Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino)

Claudia Nuovo (Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro)



14th Trends in Classics International Conference “Historical Linguistics and Classical Philology”

26. June 2019, Philipp Weiss - Aktuelles

Department of Classics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Departamento de Filología Clásica, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Center for the Greek Language (Thessaloniki)

Fundación Pastor de Estudios Clásicos (Madrid)

14th Trends in Classics International Conference

“Historical Linguistics and Classical Philology”

Thessaloniki, 22-24 May 2020

Auditorium Ι

Aristotle University Research Dissemination Center  (KEDEA)

September 3rd Avenue, University Campus

email: publicity@rc.auth.gr; website: http://kedea.rc.auth.gr https://www.lit.auth.gr/14th_trends

 

Conference description:

It has been argued that historical linguistics is the child of classical philology, yet the borders of the two disciplines have not always been so clearly defined or delineated, while their history testifies to a turbulent coexistence, sometimes demonstrating a cross-fertilizing collaboration and at other times taking centrifugal paths, but always moving along a ‘love-and-hate’ course. This kind of relation is best reflected in the 19th-century shift in the pronouncements by two of the most prominent protagonists of this association, Georg Curtius and Karl Brugmann, teacher and student respectively, with the symbolic reversal of the order of the two disciplines in the respective titles from “Philologie und Sprachwissenschaft” (1862) to “Sprachwissenschaft und Philologie” (1885).

The debate is long-standing and well alive today. The conference revisits this relation aspiring to address its various aspects and ramifications, investigate the wide range of applications of the linguistic method in the philological analysis of classical texts, as well as explore new venues of the contacts between the two disciplines and try to further this collaboration into areas mutually beneficial to both fields. In this spirit, the participants are asked to contribute studies showing new results that can be reached and that open new perspectives in the present-day research using the tools and methods of historical linguistics applied to the temporal span, the geographical area and the languages that are of interest to today’s classical philology understood in a broad sense as the knowledge of classical antiquity.

Thematic areas:

Among the thematic areas to be addressed are the following:

    Linguistic theory and the study of classical texts
    Dialectology
    Lexicography and etymology
    Comparison between Ancient Greek and Latin
    Textual criticism and editorial practices of ancient texts
    Sociolinguistic approaches to the study of classical texts
    Linguistic argumentation and reasoning
    Corpus linguistics
    Digital processing of natural language and classical languages
    The contribution of other disciplines in the study of classical texts (archaeology, writing, history, mythology, etc.)


Frammenti e dintorni - Fragmente im Kontext

26. June 2019, Philipp Weiss - Aktuelles

*Frammenti e dintorni - Fragmente im Kontext*

to be held at the Accademia di Studi Italo-Tedeschi / Akademie Deutsch-Italienischer Studien of  Merano, Italy (http://adsit.org/WP/it/home-it/), on  *November 7th-9th, 2019*.

The concept of the conference, expressed by the Italian word "dintorni", is manifold: we aim at investigating not only the fragments themselves, but also the contexts in which they are quoted, the reasons why they are quoted, and their relationship with other text that we have as a whole.


*Thursday, 7th November 2019*

15:00 Opening and registration

15:20 Greetings by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. B. Zimmermann (Freiburg/Heidelberg), Prof. I. De Gennaro (Accademia di Studi Italo-Tedeschi, Merano), Dr. V. Mastellari (Freiburg/Heidelberg, organisation)

*First Session: Quoting others: Lexicography and Ancient Erudition *

15:45 Prof. R. Tosi (Università di Bologna), *Alcune osservazioni sui frammenti tramandati dai lessici*

16:15 Prof. F. Montanari (Università di Genova), *Le tortuose strade del frammento. Citazioni nell’erudizione antica*

16:45 Discussion

17:15 Wine reception


*Friday, 8th November 2019*

10:00 Beginning of the works

*Second Session: Fragments in Context and Contexts of Fragments*

10:15 Prof. P.J. Finglass (University of Bristol), *Editing fragments in context*

10:45 Prof. E. Csapo (University of Sydney), *Lachares and Menander: a Theatre-Historical Look at *POxy  *1235, col. iii, 103-12*

11:15 Discussion

11:45 Coffee Break

12:15 Prof.ssa A.M. Andrisano (Università di Ferrara), *Una testimonianza comica a proposito di Cinesia (Ar.* Ran. *366)*

12:45 Discussion

13:00 Lunch


*Third Session: Comic Fragments *

15:00 Dr. F. Favi (University of Oxford), *Comedy at the border, at the border of comedy: Epicharmus and epic parody*

15:30 Prof. I.M. Konstantakos (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens), *Talking animals and the beginnings of the *Märchenkomödie

16:00 Discussion

16:30 Coffee Break

17:00 Prof. A. Petrides (Open University of Cyprus), *Menander’s *Leucadia *: issues of interpretation and aspects of modern reception*

17:30 Discussion


*Saturday, 9th November 2019*

09:45 Beginning of the works

*Fourth Session: Philosophical and Historical Fragments in Context *

10:00 Prof. Dr. I. Männlein-Robert (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen), *The old gods in fragments or how to deconstruct an enemy: Eusebius's handling of Porphyry's *Περὶ ἀγαλμάτων

10:30 Dr. E. Lupi (Leibniz Universität Hannover), *Timeo nel frammento 50 Jacoby*

11:00 Discussion

11:30 Closing Remarks followed by a walking tour of Merano.


For any inquiry please do not hesitate to contact:
virginia.mastellari@altphil.uni-freiburg.de