Call For Papers: Sound and Auditory culture in Greco-Roman antiquity

The Department of classical studies at the University of Missouri is delighted to invite abstract submissions for a conference on sound and auditory culture in Greco-Roman antiquity to be held in Columbia, MO on April 1-2, 2016. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Pauline LeVen, Shane Butler, and Timothy Power.

A convergence of new or newly vital scholarly considerations – including the return to aesthetics, neoformalism, renewed emphases on ancient music, performance studies and the history of embodied practice, the anthropology of the senses, science-studies and media-historiography, not to mention the flourishing interdisciplinary field of sound-studies itself – has made the study of sound and sound culture in ancient Greece and Rome not only viable but also crucially important. How was sound experienced, encoded, communicated, theorized, manipulated or mitigated in antiquity? What patterns of social, cultural, political, and aesthetic behavior shaped ancient auditory experience, and how, in turn, did auditory experience shape these broader areas of concern? In short, what did antiquity sound like?

This conference aims to convene a community of scholars with active or nascent interests in sound and auditory culture in antiquity, in order to document current work and explore avenues for future research. To that end, we welcome proposals for 20-30 minute presentation reporting on research relating to sound, auditory culture, or auditory experience in all aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman culture. Topics might include (but are certainly not limited to):

·      Discussions of the aesthetics of artworks created within auditory media (poetry, music, song, etc)

·      Discussions of the aesthetic theories of ancient thinkers concerned with auditory artforms

·      Studies based on inventories of sounds and soundful objects within individual works or groups of works defined by cultural milieu or historical period

·      Studies of ancient theories of sound; what was sound to ancient philosophers, acousticians, architects, music theorists, physicians, etc?

·      Historical reconstructions, implemented in written, visual, or auditory media, of the soundscapes of ancient contexts (the urban, rural, or domestic soundscape, etc)

·      The historical lexicography of sound

·      The cultural pragmatics of sound – when were sounds mentioned, and why? What did sounds say about sociological factors like species-identity, class, gender, wealth, race, or political affiliation?

·      Methodological considerations are especially welcome: what are the strengths and weaknesses of our current tools for the study of ancient sound culture? What can be borrowed from the historiography of sound in other periods and what innovations are required?

·      Crossings and inter-penetrations of any of the above, or of any of the above with questions not listed here, or of questions not listed here with other questions not listed here.

Submissions, comprising a 200-350 word abstract and a cv, should be sent to gurds@missouri.edu by July 1, 2015.

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Job opportunity – Editor in chief

 Editor in Chief – American Journal of Archaeology

 Position Advertisement for a three-year term beginning in November 2015

 General Description: The American Journal of Archaeology (AJA) was founded in 1885 and is the distinguished, peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). The AJA is published quarterly in print and electronic forms (see http://www.ajaonline.org/).

 The Editor in Chief (EIC) of the AJA reads initial submissions, decides whether to assign them to peer reviewers, and determines whether the final version is publishable. The EIC develops an editorial vision and solicits manuscripts consonant with that vision. The EIC works closely with AIA’s Vice-President for Research and Academic Affairs and the Executive Director, and the AJA’s Director of Publishing and editorial staff.

The EIC appoints Review Editors and an Editorial Advisory Board, assists in raising funds in support of the journal, and provides an annual written report on the status of the journal to the AIA Governing Board.

The EIC serves at the pleasure of the AIA Governing Board for a term of three years, which may be renewed. Compensation is normally in the form of release time from the EIC’s home institution; appropriate adjustments will be made in the case of independent scholars.

Required Qualifications

  • •    An established scholar with a demonstrated record of publication.
  • •    Research and publication interests consonant with the mission of the AJA.
  • •    Strong writing skills and demonstrated editorial experience.
  • •    Administrative and managerial experience.
  • •    Strong interest in the future of academic publishing and the development of a vision for the AJA.

Preferred Qualifications

  • •    Archaeological field experience in the Old World.
  • •    An academic appointment in an appropriate university/college department, museum, or other relevant unit.
  • •    Experience in publishing across print and digital platforms.

Send

  • •    Cover letter expressing interest in the position, outlining the vision for the journal, and summarizing qualifications.
  • •    CV
  • •    Copies of two peer-reviewed publications (no more than a total of 100 pages).
  • •    Names and contact information of three recommenders to be contacted by phone  to:          ajacareers@aia.bu.edu

Review of application materials begins August 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

The AIA encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. Federal and state statutes prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, disability, and veteran status. In addition, AIA policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, and gender expression.

Call for papers – Music and the Body in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Music and the Body in Greek and Roman Antiquity

MOISA Annual Conference
29-31 July 2015
Newcastle University (UK)

Music is an activity of the body:  of breath and lips and teeth, of fingers and arms and stamping feet.  The body’s organs are instruments of music and dance, and the manufactured instruments (organa) which extend the range of musical sounds humans can naturally produce are also extensions of the body.  The musical instrument is also construed as a body in its own right (a lyre has ‘arms’; an aulos has a ‘tongue’), and as a machine assembled from parts of non-human bodies (carapace, reed, gut, wood).  Instrumental performance reshapes the human body according to the physical and acoustical properties of the instrument, and this reshaping has been a rich zone of interaction between visual and musical culture:  the performing musician is an image of decorum or depravity, of grace or ugliness, of attraction or repulsion, of restraint or licence.

Greek and Roman literature and art offer a wealth of reflections on the relationship between musical activity and the body; and medical writers often exploit musical theories in the context of their own studies of human physiology and health.  We invite proposals of no more than 300 words for 30-minute papers in English or Italian on any aspect of this topic, including its later receptions.  Specific areas might include the following, among others:

– dance, gesture and other bodily movements in ancient musical culture
– costumes, dress, masks & the visual culture of musical performance
– gender, sexuality and the perception or representation of the performer’s body
– body, soul, harmony and proportion in ancient views on music-making
– voice and instrument in moralising discourse on musical uses of the body
– music, the body of the individual and the body of the community
– music, magic and the control of the body
– bodily responses to music
– uses of musicological concepts and ideas in the works of medical writers
– music and the care of the body:  e.g. therapy, incubation ritual

MOISA members are welcome to propose papers on other areas of Greek and Roman music or its cultural heritage.

Proposals should be sent to <david.creese@newcastle.ac.uk> by 20 February 2015.

Conference organising committee:
Andrew Barker (Birmingham)
David Creese (Newcastle)
John Franklin (Vermont)
Pauline LeVen (Yale)
Liana Lomiento (Urbino)
Angelo Meriani (Salerno)
Eleonora Rocconi (Pavia)

Call for papers “PROPHETS AND PROFITS: Ancient Prophecy and Divination and its Reception”

PROPHETS AND PROFITS: Ancient Prophecy and Divination and its reception
29 – 31 July 2015
16th UNISA Classics Colloquium in collaboration with CRAC(Classical Reception Annual Colloquium)


Superstition and a desire to know what lies in the future has been part of human
history for thousands of years.  Whether humans in ancient times sought this
knowledge by applying to an oracle through which the god was believed to speak,
whether they used soothsayers or μάντεις  who interpreted specific signs such as
the flight of birds, or whether they resorted to dice divination, there was a
fundamental desire to know the will of the gods.  In many cases pragmatic
concerns (personal, economic or political) can be deduced from the context of
the applicant.  Taking a critical look at the wider issues around the writings
of ancient authors, and incorporating the vast array of non-literary and
material evidence across this research field has led to stimulating debate in
this fascinating area of socio-religious scholarship.
The concept of pagan divination and communication with the gods in a post-pagan
world has also produced fascinating receptions.  The presentation of these
processes in monotheistic societies such as the medieval Christian Europe, and
in later periods, where the role of religion in general changed so radically,
provides a particular challenge.  This subject has hitherto not been discussed
in any in depth manner by scholars.  The present conference therefore aims to
rectify this by providing an opportunity for addressing all questions related to
the reception of Greco-Roman divination, oracles and prophecy, in all media,
including literature, television, film, art and music.
The above title is an indication that topics will take into account a number of
socio-religious aspects, and while we also welcome other discourses and
comparative studies on prophecy and divination, we particularly encourage topics
on the following aspects:
•    Specific oracles, such as the Pythia or Sibyl, and their role in history
and historiography.
•    The role of cult centres such as Delphi, Dodona or Daphne, in local
economies.
•    Eliciting and reading divinatory signs  – techniques, language, magical
objects.
•    Individual agency in divination
•    Divination and magic, curse and cure
•    Oracles in popular culture
•    Hollywood’s depiction the gods and their interaction with mankind
•    The reception of ancient prophecy and divination in popular fiction
•    The reception of ancient curses

Paper proposals (approximately 300 words) are invited for papers of 20 minutes
debating current issues and problems on any aspect of the above in the broad
context of the Mediterranean world, as well as its reception in modern media.
Abstracts and titles should be submitted to:
Dr Martine De Marre at dmarrmea@unisa.ac.za as soon as possible.
Final deadline:     20 February 2015.

More on the conference:

Convening in 2015 for the 16th time, the Unisa Classics Colloquium aims to
combine stimulating scholarly discussion with a pleasant and intimate
atmosphere. Over two and a half days, approximately 20 scholarly contributions
from around the world are to be presented. The 40 minute slots provide ample
time for discussion and valuable feedback. Parallel sessions are avoided in
order to promote unity of focus in the conference, and delegates get to know
each other properly. Information on previous conferences may be found at
http://www.unisa.ac.za/Default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=1819.

Venue: To be announced. The Village Ridge Boutique Hotel in Waterkloof, Pretoria
(http://www.villageridge.co.za/)  has offered an excellent package deal to host
the conference this year, and this is likely to be the venue again in 2015.

Dates: 29-31 July 2015

Since transport to and from the conference venue might pose difficulties,
participants should ideally arrive at OR Tambo Airport and in Pretoria on the
morning of the 28th and only book a flight out from the evening of the 31st but
preferably later.

Programme
A preliminary programme will be compiled from the received proposals and
published on the Departmental website after the final date for submissions.

Conference Fee
For those staying at the hotel, the conference fee and transport is included in
the accommodation package, and will depend on the type of room booked.  The
conference fee for participants not staying at the conference venue is as
follows: Full conference fee: R750.  Fee per day: R250.
Postgraduates, other students and interested parties not able to claim back
conference fees from their institutions should please contact the organizers for
a discount.

Excursion: To make up for the fact that the conference itself will not be in the
bush, we will take you to a game reserve on the day after the conference, i.e. 1
August.

Publication of papers
Depending on suitability to the main theme and quality, a collection of articles
on the colloquium theme is envisaged. Submitted papers are subject to a
refereeing process. If you would consider submitting your paper for publication,
please indicate this to us via return mail for further guidelines on style.

Fellowships in Cyprus

Fellowships in Cyprus

 THE CYPRUS AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CAARI) in Nicosia, Cyprus, welcomes scholars and students specializing in archaeology, history, and culture of Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean. CAARI is located in central Nicosia close to the Cyprus Museum and the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus (both with major libraries), as well as the main business and commercial district. In addition to hostel accommodation for a total of twelve residents, the institute has excellent research facilities: a 10,000-volume library, comprehensive map and artifact collections, archival material, and facilities for Internet, scanning, and photography.  For further information on CAARI: http://www.caari.org

 Deadline for CAARI-sponsored fellowships: December 15, 2014

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FELLOWSHIPS AND APPLICATIONS PROCEDURES:

http://www.caari.org/Fellowships.html

CAARI at Boston University

656 Beacon Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02215

Email:  caari@bu.edu

 Graduate Student Fellowships

The Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship:  A fellowship of US $1000 FOR a graduate student of any nationality who needs to work in Cyprus to further his/her research on a subject of relevance to Cypriot archaeology and culture. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel to and living expenses in Cyprus. Residence at CAARI is required.Deadline: December 15, 2014.

The Helena Wylde Swiny And Stuart Swiny Fellowship: One grant of US $1000 to a graduate student of any nationality in a U.S. college or university to pursue a research project relevant to an ongoing field project in Cyprus; to be used to fund research time in residence at CAARI and to help defray costs of travel. Residence at CAARI is required.Deadline: December 15, 2014.

The Anita Cecil O’Donovan Fellowship: One grant of US $1000 to a graduate student of any nationality, studying in any nation, to pursue a research project relevant to an ongoing field project in Cyprus; to be used to fund research time in residence at CAARI and to help defray costs of travel. Residence at CAARI is required. Deadline: December 15, 2014.

Fulbright Student Program: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/cyprus

 *See also below for CAORC Fellowships open to US doctoral candidates.

 Post-Doctoral Fellowships

CAARI Senior Scholar In Residence: An established scholar who commits to stay at least 30 days in succession at CAARI, ideally in the summer, and to be available in evenings and weekends to younger scholars working there, in return for 50% reduction in residency rate. Must have PhD in archaeology or ancillary field for at least 5 years prior to visit, be fluent in English (but may be of any nationality), and be committed to mentoring students. Travel and other expenses not covered. Deadline: December 15, 2014.

 CAARI/CAORC Research Fellowships: Two fellowships provide US $5500 each (up to US $1500 for transportation and an additional US $4000 for research expenses on the island) and are designed for scholars who already have their PhDs, whose research engages the archaeology, history, culture, or geography of Cyprus, and who would derive significant benefit from a month’s research time on the island. Particular consideration is given to applicants whose projects enable them to include Cyprus in their teaching.  A minimum of 30 days residence at CAARI is required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Deadline: December 15, 2014. (NOTE: Amount available is anticipated but depends on federal appropriations which have not yet been finalized)

 

Fulbright Scholars Program: http://www.cies.org/country/cyprus

 CAORC Fellowships Open To Both Pre- And Post-Doctoral Researchers

 Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowships:

Open to scholars who already hold a Ph.D. and U.S. doctoral candidates who wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center, including CAARI. http://caorc.org/fellowships/multi/;Deadline: January 2015.

 Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowships:

A new focused regional fellowship program enabling scholars who have recently (within last 10 years) earned their Ph.D. and U.S. doctoral candidates to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers, including CAARI.

http://caorc.org/fellowships/mellonmed/; Deadline: January 2015, check website for details (also for Multi-Country above).

Archaeological Field School 2015, Athienou Archaeological Project

The Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP) is pleased to announce its 2015 Archaeological Field School, sponsored by Davidson College and generously supported by Davidson College, the National Science Foundation and the town of Athienou. The 2015 season, our 25th(!), will run from June 7, 2015 through July 27, 2015.

A grant from the National Science Foundation (REU) will provide the top ten applicants with full scholarships covering tuition/program fees, room/board, air travel and a $3500.00 stipend. NSF fellows must be US citizens who are enrolled as undergraduate students for the duration of the program; there is no separate application for the NSF-REU–all applicants who meet the criteria will be considered.

General information about AAP can be found at our www site:
http://sites.davidson.edu/aap/
Students are also encouraged to follow AAP on Facebook.

To apply:
https://davidson.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=37617
Participants in the program join AAP in its 25th campaign year. The Project involves excavation at the site of Malloura (occupied from the Geometric through Ottoman periods – 8th century B.C. to 19th century A.D.) and field survey of the surrounding valley in south central Cyprus. The site’s long occupation period, coupled with the diversity of archaeological remains encountered — domestic, religious, and funerary — make it an ideal training ground in archaeological methodology.

Participants attend seminars led by faculty and resident or guest specialists, complete an independent research project, and visit archaeological/historical sites (e.g., Khirokitia, Kalavassos, Amathous, Kition, Kourion, Paphos, Kolossi, Asinou, etc) around the island. Students live in the small town of Athienou and learn about life in modern Cyprus. A three-day break in the program gives students the opportunity, if they wish, to visit Mediterranean destinations close to the island.

The Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP) is a multidisciplinary project focusing on the site of Athienou-Mallouraand the surrounding valley in south-central Cyprus. AAP is directed by Michael K. Toumazou, assisted by Derek B. Counts (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), P. Nick Kardulias (College of Wooster), Erin W. Averett (Creighton), Clay M. Cofer (Bryn Mawr), and Jody M. Gordon (Wentworth Institute of Technology).

For AAP’s latest research, see Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus (Boston, 2011): http://www.isdistribution.com/BookDetail.aspx?aId=14366

 

Job opportunity: Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Archaeology

Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Archaeology
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University invites applications for an advanced assistant or associate professor in the field of Mediterranean archaeology, broadly defined; this would include scholars whose research focuses on regions such as the Near East, North Africa, or southern Europe.  Applications are welcome from individuals interested in the complex societies of any part of this broad geographic expanse. Candidates are sought with expertise and interests complementary to current Institute faculty and to Brown resources. Individuals with active fieldwork, heritage or museum projects are particularly welcome.

Candidates must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement and leadership, as well as a proven record of publication, outreach and service commensurate with their career stage. Excellence in, and commitment to, undergraduate and graduate teaching are essential. The successful candidate will be expected to make major contributions to the ongoing development of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.

All candidates should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vita. Advanced Assistant professors should ask that three letters of reference be sent directly to the Chair of the Search Committee, via Interfolio. Associate professors should instead provide five names of referees with up-to-date contact information (including email, if possible); referees will be contacted directly by the Search Committee. Complete applications received by December 1, 2014 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at http://apply.interfolio.com/26885. There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

For further information:

Professor Susan E. Alcock
Chair, Search Committee
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837
Providence, RI 02912
joukowsky_institute@brown.edu

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

This is the announcement for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships in Classics, as it reached our inbox. For more information please follow the relevant links.

“Reading’s Department of Classics invites applications for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships in Classics to be held in Reading.

For the funding scheme, please refer to this webpage:
http://leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/ECF/ECF.cfm

Applications, consisting of an academic CV (including a list of
publications) and a project proposal (500 words max), must reach us by Friday, 14 November 2014, 12pm (noon) at the latest.

For an overview of Reading’s academic staff and research specialisms see
http://www.reading.ac.uk/classics/about/class-staff.aspx

Applications will be ranked, and (due to the nature of the funding), it is likely that the University will allow only one submission, from the pool of applicants for the School of Humanities, to the Leverhulme Trust.

You are encouraged to discuss your project proposal and its fit within the Dept.’s research strengths with Prof. Rutherford and other members of staff with research specialisms relevant to you.”

Colloquium: City and Countryside in the Ancient World

City and Countryside in the Ancient World
13th and 14th November 2014
Royal Irish Academy Classical Studies
Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Thursday 13th November:
18:00-19:00 – Public Lecture:
Professor Robin Osborne (King’s College, University of Cambridge)
The Economics, Politics and Sociology of City and Countryside in Classical Athens
Friday 14th November:
9.30-10:15 – Dr Joanna Day (University College Dublin)
From Pasture to Palace: Real and Imagined Flowers in the Aegean Bronze Age
10.15-11:00 – Dr Conor Trainor (Trinity College Dublin)
Sacks and the City: Exploring the Interface of Rural and Urban Economies in Roman Greece
11.30-12:30 – Dr Hazel Dodge (Trinity College Dublin)
Urban and Rustic Interfaces in Roman Campania and Tripolitania
14.15-15:00 – Dr Martine Cuypers (Trinity College Dublin)
Meaningful Landscapes, Local History and Civic Identity
15.15-16:00 – Dr Gordon Campbell (NUI Maynooth)
Horace and Virgil on rus vs. urbs
16.00-16:45 – Dr Martin Brady (University College Dublin)
Rome and Away: Exile and the City in Ovid’s Tristia
Entry to the public keynote on Thursday 13th November is free but online registration is required.
The online registration fee for Friday 14th November is €20 (full fee) / €10 (student/unwaged).
Further information:
Dr Philip De Souza, University College Dublin (philip.desouza@ucd.ie)
Dr Martine Cuypers, Trinity College Dublin (cuypersm@tcd.ie)

Conference: Miracles and Wonders in Antiquity and Byzantium

MIRACLES AND WONDERS IN ANTIQUITY AND BYZANTIUM

16-18 October 2014

University of Cyprus

Thursday, 16 October

9.00-9.30    Registration
9.30-10.00    Stavroula Constantinou (Nicosia) Introduction: 
Theorizing the Miraculous and the Wondrous

Miracles and Wonders as Signs (Semia)
10.00-11.30    Session 1: Experiencing the Miraculous and the Wondrous

Moderator: Martin Hinterberger (Nicosia)

Christine Hunzinger (Paris) Between Séma and Péma: Thauma in Archaic 
Greek Epic

Dimitra Kotoula (Greece) From Text to Practice: Miracle-Working in the 
Burial Shrine of the Byzantine Saint

Marta Tycner (Oxford) Solomon’s Throne of the Byzantine Emperors: 
Wonder, Miracle and Technology

11.30-12.00    Coffee Break

12.00-13.30    Session 2: Writing the Miraculous and the Wondrous

Moderator: Spyros Tzounakas (Nicosia)

Maria Gerolemou (Nicosia) The Author as Magician and His Book as Wonder 
to See

Margot Neger (Salzburg) Telling Tales of Wonder: Mirabilia in the 
Letters of Pliny the Younger

Markéta Kulhánková (Brno) Miraculous Chronotope in the Spiritually 
Beneficial Tales of Anastasios Sinaites

13.30-15.00    Lunch Break

15.00-16.30    Session 3: Plotting the Miraculous and the Wondrous

Moderator: Antonis Petridis (Nicosia)

Chrysanthi Demetriou (Nicosia) Mirum . . . sed dubium: Wonders in 
Plautus

Eliso Elizbarashvili (Tbilisi) Interpretation and Adaptation: Miracles 
in Byzantine and Georgian Narrations

Georgios Tsiaples (Thessaloniki) Virgin Mary and Saint Demetrius as 
Civic Patrons of Constantinople and Thessaloniki: A Comparative Study

16.30-17.00    Coffee Break

17.00-18.00    Public Lecture

Basileios, Bishop of Constantia
Miracles: From Creation to Eschatology

19.00-21.00    Dinner

Friday, 17 October

Miracles and Wonders as Science (Techne)

9.00-10.30    Session 4: Forming Genres via the Miraculous and the 
Wondrous

Moderator: Panagiotis Agapitos (Nicosia)

Andrew G. Nichols (Florida) The Indika of Ctesias and the Origins of 
Paradoxography

Lisa Irene Hau (Glasgow) One May Rightly Wonder…: The Marvelous in 
Polybius

Antonis Tsakmakis (Nicosia) Anecdotes, Miracles and the Formation of 
Greek Biography

10:30-11.00    Coffee Break

11.00-12.30    Session 5: Miraculous Healings

Moderator: Georgios Deligiannakis (Nicosia)

Clarisse Pretre (Paris) The Epidaurian Iamata: The First “Court of 
Miracles”?

Slawomir Poloczek (Warsaw) Medicine or Miracle? Some Problems of Flavius 
Philostratus with the “Resurrection”

Eunate Mirones Lozano (Salamanca) Rabbi Sepathiah in Megilaat Ahima’az: 
The Exorcism of the Daughter of Emperor Basil I by a Jew in Hebrew 
Sources

12.30-14.00    Lunch Break

14.00-15.30    Session 6: Wondrous Art and Nature

Moderator: Democritus Kaltsas (Nicosia)

Daniel Bertoni (Florida) Plants and Paradoxography

Charles Delattre (Paris) Paradoxographic Discourse on Sources and 
Fountains: Deconstructing Paradoxes

Irene Pajon Leyra (Madrid) Turning Science into Miracle in the Voyage of 
Alexander the Great

15.30-16.00    Coffee Break

16.00-17.00    Session 7: Spreading Miracles

Moderator: Michalis Olympios (Nicosia)

Robert Wisniewski (Warsaw) Spreading the Belief in Miracles Toward the 
West

Anna Rack-Teuteberg (Berlin) Cosmas and Damian: The Corpus Miraculorum 
Latinorum

19.00-21.00    Dinner

Saturday, 18 October

Miracles and Wonders as Truth (Aletheia)

9.00-10.30    Session 8: Placing the Miraculous and the Wondrous

Moderator: Maria Parani (Nicosia)

Lydia Langerwerf (Groningen) “Many are the Wonders to be Found in 
Greece”: Pausanias’ Periegesis in Between Romance and Irony

Oscar Prieto Dominguez (Salamanca) Ancient Marvel Literature in 
Byzantium: Its Place in the Literary Canon of Photius

Svetlana Smolčić Makuljević (Belgrade) Visualizing Miracle in the 
Medieval Balkans

10.30-11.00    Coffee Break

11.00-12.30    Session 9: Searching for the Miraculous and the Wondrous

Moderator: Eleni Kaklamanou (Nicosia)

Amalia Avramidou (Komotini) Miracles and Greek Vase Painting: Two Case 
Studies

Panagiotis Christias (Nicosia) Paul in Damascus: Greeks, Jews, 
Christians and the Semantics of Miracle

Jan Ciglenečki (Ljubljana) “It is a Marvel of Marvels” (Gospel of 
Thomas, Logion 29): Wonders, Miracles, and Marvels in the Nag Hammadi 
Library

12.30-14.00    Lunch Break

14.00-15.00    Session 10: Royalizing the Miraculous and the Wondrous

Moderator: Alexander Beihammer (Nicosia)

Sophia Papaioannou (Athens) Rationalizing History Through Wonders: The 
Interpretative Politics of Approaching Miraculous Narratives in Roman 
Historiography

Jesús Hernandez Lobato (Salamanca) Pagan Miracles in Praise of Christian 
Emperors: A Case Study

15.00-15.30    Coffee Break
15.30-16.00    Maria Gerolemou & Stavroula Constantinou (Nicosia) 
Concluding Remarks

16.00-16.30
Open Discussion
Publishing a Volume on Miracles and Wonders in Antiquity and Byzantium

19.00-21.00    Farewell Dinner

 

 

http://www2.ucy.ac.cy/~miracles/