From the Human Body to the Universe… Spatialities of Byzantine Culture

Grekiska och bysantinologi i Uppsala arrangerar den internationella konferensen From the Human Body to the Universe… Spatialities of Byzantine Culture med närmare 50 deltagare.

Tid: 18-21 maj
Plats: Museum Gustavianum

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Andrew Walker White: Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium

Andrew Walker White (Stratford University, VA) besöker patristikseminariet vid Newmaninstitutet för att tala över ämnet Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium:  A Performing Arts Perspective.

In his recently-published study, ”Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzanium,” White argues for a more humane, contextual approach to understanding traditional Christian ritual.  The Divine Liturgy of John Chrysostom was first composed in the midst of a Roman imperial culture where theatre remained the most popular performing art, and where clergy trained in both classical dramatic literature and in the numerous creative, fictive exercises of the rhetorical progymnasmata.  What were the performance skills at the celebrant’s disposal?  How were they deployed?  And why did he deploy them?  Together with these questions is the matter of intellectual effort; ritual composition in the early Christian era was highly demanding, and its degree of sophistication went well beyond the demands of theatrical performance–contrary to popular belief.

Tid: onsdag 17 maj, 16.15‒18.00
Plats: sal 302 (”Ateljén”), Newmaninstitutet

SCAS: föreläsningsserie om ”Ancient Civilizations”

Den 28-30 mars arrangerar SCAS i samarbete med Institutionen för arekologi och antik historia och AGORA en föreläsningsserie med titeln Ancient Civilizations: Crossroads and Contacts, Phrygians, Greeks, Romans and Hyperboreans.

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28 mars, kl. 11 | Thunbergsalen, SCAS
Seminarium: Igor Makarov (Moskva/SCAS), Roman Presence in the Northern Black Sea Region: Interpreting Epigraphic Evidence

29 mars, kl. 16 | Thunbergsalen, SCAS
Seminarium: Askold Ivantchik (Moskva), Kelainai – Apameia Kibotos: The Results of Researches in South Phrygia

30 mars, kl. 18 | Thunbergsalen, SCAS
Föreläsning: Renaud Gagné (Cambridge/SCAS), Hyperborea Between Cult and Song

Agora Workshop: Democracy, Now and Then

Agora och Filosofiska institutionen arrangerar en ”Workshop in Ancient Political Thought” på temat Democracy, Now and Then.

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Tid: onsdag 22 mars, kl. 15
Plats: 2-1077

Program
15.00 Opening of the workshop
15.15 Anders Dahl Sørensen (Copenhagen): ”Plato and Aristotle on Lawful Demoracy”
Comments by Johan Tralau (Uppsala)
16.30 Carol Atack (Oxford): ”‘A Pattern for Others’: Exploring Contemporary Crises of Democracy through the Example of Classical Athens”
Comments by Oda Tvedt (Uppsala)
18.00 Reception at the Department of Philosophy

Workshop: Narrative Exchanges between Byzantium and Armenia

Den 14-16 mars arrangerar AnnaLinden Weller en workshop i Uppsala inom projektet Text and Narrative in Byzantium på temat Narrative Exchanges between Byzantium and Armenia: contact, conflict, & connotation.

ByzArm

Tisdag 14 mars, kl. 17 | 2-0076
Theo van Lint (Oxford), The Role of the 11th-Century Nobleman Grigor Pahlawuni Magistros
in Armenia’s Culture, Church and Politics

Onsdag 15 mars, kl. 16-18 | Newmaninstitutet (Patristikseminariet)
Emilio Bonfiglio (Wien), Armenian Translations of Patristic Texts

Torsdag 16 mars, kl. 10-17 | 16-1059
Workshop on New Research (AnnaLinden Weller, Emilio Bonfiglio, Alexandra Dally MacFarlane, Theo van Lint, Aurora Camano, Nicholas Matheou)

Douglas Olson: Athenaios och Five Greek Words

Grekiskan i Stockholm och Uppsala arrangerar två gemensamma seminarium med S. Douglas Olson (Minnesota):

1. Athenaios
A survey of how Athenaeus quotes prose authors who are not fragmentary (Xenophon, Herodotus, Plato), as a way of trying to evaluate he might handle truly fragmentary authors (Philochorus, Theopompus, Poseido-nius). Accessible even for the “Greek-less”

Tid: tisdag 7 mars, kl. 16-18
Plats: SU, Frescati B479

2. Five Greek Words
Five Greek Words, an attempt to argue for traditional classical philology by showing how looking closely at a handful of simple words, mostly from comic poets, both opens up an enormous number of interesting issues and shows how weak many of our standard reference tools and critical editions are. Greek is useful but not mandatory, and (in a sense) everything is done in translation.”

Tid: onsdag 8 mars, kl. 11.00-12.15
Plats: SU, Frescati B479