EAC-CLAS sponsors several activities, including a reading group in which faculty and graduate students convene to discuss recent publications in the world of late ancient scholarship. Participants come from a variety of backgrounds, including classics, ancient and medieval history, art & archaeology, Judaic studies, Islam, Early Christianity, and others.
LASRG generally meets on the 1st Thursday of the month, during the academic year. More information about the readings and location will be sent through the group’s mailing list. If you would like to join the group’s mailing list, attend, or suggest readings, please contact the list administrator.
To download readings from our website, click on the “LASRG Readings” link on the top or side of this page. This site is password protected to ensure our compliance with copyright regulations. The password has been distributed to members of LASRG; should you have missed the message in question, please contact the administrator.
Tentative Meeting Schedule for 2020-2021 Academic Year
|Thursday, September 3||8pm||Christoph Markschies, God’s Body: Jewish, Christian, and Pagan Images of God, trans. Alexander Johannes Edmonds (Baylor University Press, 2019).|
|Thursday, October 1||8pm||Maia Kotrosits, The Lives of Objects: Material Cultural, Experience, and the Real in the History of Early Christianity. (University of Chicago Press, 2020).|
|Thursday, November 5||8pm||Jeffrey Wickes, Bible and Poetry in Late Antique Mesopotamia: Ephrem’s Hymns on Faith (University of California Press, 2019).|
|Thursday, December 3||8pm||Iain Gardener, The Founder of Manichaeism: Rethinking the Life of Mani (Cambridge University Press, 2020).|