Events This Week:


Tuesday Classics Luncheon
Dan Kinney, University of Virginia
Tuesday, October 16, lunch at 12:30, talk at 1:00, and adjournment at 1:45
Room E1 of the Garden Room



Weedon Lecture
Subhashini Kaligotla, Yale University

"Writ in Stone: Epigraphs and the Presence of Medieval Indian Makers"
Tuesday, October 16, 6:00pm
Campbell 158



Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity Colloquium
Jan Bremmer, University of Groningen
"Author, Date, and Provenance of the Protoevangelium Jacobi"
Wednesday, October 17, 1:00pm
Nau 441



Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab 
Jan Bremmer, University of Groningen
“Religious Pluralism in Antiquity: Curiosity, Irritation and Dialogue from Herodotus to Late Antiquity”
Wednesday, October 17, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Gibson Room, Cocke Hall



Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab 
Jan Bremmer, University of Groningen
“Early Christians in Corinth (AD 50-200): Religious Insiders or Outsiders?”
Friday, October 19, 12:00pm
Wilson 142

Pre-moderns. Started in 2014, the Premodern Group at UVA is a gathering of faculty and students who come together to explore salient issues of antiquity and the Middle Ages (variously construed) within a global context. We seek to advance understanding of the world before the advent of the modern era through cross-cultural conversation about society, modes of expression, philosophical systems, and belief. The Premodern Group aims to serve as a crossroads at which members of existing intellectual communities at the University can learn from one another in a fresh, innovative format. Current members come from various departments and fields, reaching from India and the Near East to Northern Europe and Greece and Rome, and Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire. All members of the University are invited to participate.

Having begun as a discussion group, we maintain a website to coordinate pre-modern course offerings, advertise lectures and other events of common interest to the group, and to host a blog for the sharing of resources and other discussion. Future collaborations envisioned include visiting speakers, a conference, seminars, and joint course development.


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