Spring 2018 Symposium



Spring 2017 Symposium

Traces and Echoes: Scribal Culture, Texts and Orality in Late Antiquity

Friday, March 31

Location: Holtsi-Anderson Family Assembly Room, Rubenstein Library

Description: Textual artifacts provide scholars vital tools for reconstructing and studying the nature and inter-relationship of authors, texts, and textual communities in the ancient world. In the field of Late Antiquity, paleographical, papyrological, and codicological skills equip researchers for exploring issues ranging from scribal culture and textual transmission to reconstructing orality and reimagining shades of “literacy.” This CLAS symposium addresses the following questions: What can graphic and paratextual features of texts reveal about orality, composition practices, and the sociability of texts in the ancient world?  What similarities and differences exist between Christian and non-Christian scribal practices and what can these reveal about the nature and relationship of distinct religious communities? What are future frontiers for research? What are the implications of the digital humanities for the study of the ancient world?


 Spring 2016 Symposium

De morte: Death and the Afterlife in Late Antiquity 

CLAS Spring Symposium Poster copy


Spring 2015 Symposium: “Inside the Historian’s Craft”

  • Our CLAS student-organized symposium used a new format! The symposium featured local faculty members who shared reflections on their methodological approaches to historiography in connection with recent projects.  Graduate students, faculty, and other attendees from various disciplines took part in our afternoon of presentations and discussions.  Thank you to all who were able to participate or attend! CLAS symposium-workshop flyer



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