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Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity Colloquium
Shelly Matthews, Brite Divinity School
"For we receive what is worthy of the things we have done” (Luke 23:41): Precarity according to the Gospel of Just Crucifixion" [seminar talk]
Monday, September 18, 11:00am
Gibson 441

Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity Colloquium
Shelly Matthews, Brite Divinity School
"Fleshly Resurrection, Wifely Submission, and the Myth of the Primal Androgyne: The Link between Luke 24:39 and Ephesians 5:30" [lecture]
Monday, September 18, 6:15pm
Nau 211

UVA Religious Pluralism Lab
Mary Bachvarova, Willamette University
"How to Use Near Eastern Sources to Shed Light on Greek Religion" [seminar talk]
Tuesday, September 19, 5:00-6:00pm
Gibson Room, Cocke Hall
reception to follow

Prof. Bachvarova’s seminar will focus on methodological issues related to comparative research in this area—how to do it and to what end—and she offers two of her unpublished papers (attached here) as a focal point for the discussion. Please read one or both of the papers in order to participate more fully in the session.
Access Prof. Bachvarova’s pre-circulated papers under the following links:

Tuesday Classics Luncheon
Sara Myers, University of Virginia
Tuesday, September 19, lunch at 12:30, talk at 1:00, and adjournment at 1:45
Room E1 of the Garden Room

Archaeology Brownbag Workshop
Natasha Dakouri-Hild, University of Virginia
‘The Most Discouraged Mycenaeans: Performing Emotion and Death Through Gesture in Late Bronze Age Tanagra, Greece’
Friday, September 22nd, 4:00-5:15pm 
Brooks Hall Conference Room

Time and Eternity -Time in Archaic Greek Literature Conference
September 22-24
Time is a concept central to human existence, and all forms of verbal and narrative art present or reconfigure events that occur in time. Time can also be an objective natural measure, but in literature it appears malleable and can be shaped according to the needs of the moment. In addition, time can be perceived in many ways as linear, circular, or kairos; it can also be refracted through human and divine temporalities. Reflections on time begin in the archaic age when the Greeks composed literature that explored the representation and ordering of time. Our conference sets out to examine how time functions in archaic texts and what those texts can tell us about ideas and conceptions of time in early Greece.
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For further information, please contact Matthew Pincus at

September 22, 2017
9:30-9:45 Introductions; Welcome from the Chair of Classics, Sara Myers (UVa)
9:45-10:30 Jenny Strauss Clay (UVa): Orientations: “Time in Archaic Greek Literature”
10:30- 10:45 Coffee

Session I “Time and Metaphor”
10:45-11:30 Tom Zanker (Amherst): Conceptual Metaphor and Time inHomer
11:30-12:15 Robert A. Rohland (Cambridge): Getting a grasp on time. The emergence of a haptic conception of time in archaic Greek literature
12:30- 14:30 Lunch

Session II “Chasing Time”
14:30-15:15 Anastasia Maravela (Oslo): Chasing in time. Intersections of time and space in early Greek literature and thought
15:15-16:00 Stephen Sansom (Stanford): The Never-Ending Race: Eternity in the Hesiodic Shield of Heracles and Early Greek Philosophy
16:00-16:15 Coffee

Session III “Epigrammatic Time”
16:15-17:00 Barnaby Chesterton (Durham/Texas Tech): Immediacy and Eternity in Archaic Sepulchral Epigram
17:00-17:30 Power Point Presentation on the Humboldt Foundation and its Programs
18:30-20:15 Reception at JSC’s house

September 23, 2017
Session IV “Time and the Presocratics”
9:00- 9:45 Christopher Moore (Penn State): Two orders of time in Heraclitus
9:45-10:30 Sandra Scepanovic (Belgrad): Some patterns of temporal cyclicality in archaic Greek literature and their philosophical conceptualization in the early Presocratics
10:30-10:45 Coffee

Session V “Human Temporal Modalities”
10:45-11:30 Rudi Schmid (HU Berlin): Coping with contingency. Notions of time and their poetological aspects in Solon, Mimnermus and Sappho
11:30-12:15 Alex Purves (UCLA): Sappho’s “Lyric Present”
12:30-14:00 Lunch

Session VI “Futurity”
14:00-14:45 Michele Solitario (Trento/Göttingen): The Concept of Time in Solon’s Fragments
14:45-15:30 Sarah Nooter (Chicago): Writing the Future in Pindar and Aeschylus
15:30-15:45 Coffee

Session VII “Hesiodic Time”
15:45-16:30 Xenja Herren (Tübingen): The Cultural Meaning of Time in Hesiod’s Works and Days
16:30-17:15 Alexander Kirichenko (Berlin): The farming calendar and the epic time in Hesiod's Works and Days
18:30 Buffet Dinner for all participants, Garden Room

September 24, 2017
Session VIII “Homeric Temporality”
9:00-9:45 Athanassios Vergados (Newcastle): Revisiting Zieliński’s Law
9:45-10:30 Tobias Myers (Connecticut College): Temporal ‘Distance’ and Intimacy: Evoking the Eternal in Iliadic Warfare
10:30-10:45 Coffee

Session IX “Poetic and Divine Time”
10:45-11:30 Anke Walter (Rostock): ‘... how you first went over the earth’: Interactions of Human and Divine Time in the Homeric Hymn to Apollo
11:30-12:15 Jonas Grethlein (Heidelberg): Human and poetic time in Pindar
12:15-12:30 Coffee
12:30-13:15 General Remarks and Final Discussion

The conference is generously supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences, the UVa Classics Department, the Corcoran Department of History, and the University of Virginia Institute for Global Humanities.

For further information and registration, please contact Matthew Pincus:

Tuesday Classics Luncheon
Tuesday, September 26, lunch at 12:30, talk at 1:00, and adjournment at 1:45
Room E1 of the Garden Room

UVA Religious Pluralism Lab
Jessica Andruss, University of Virginia
"'O Israel, repent and return!': Arabic Preaching in Medieval Jewish Discourse" [seminar talk]
Friday, September 29, 12:00-1:30pm
Wilson Hall 142

Classical Association of Virginia Fall meeting
Saturday, September 30

UVA Religious Pluralism Lab
Andrej Petrovic, University of Virginia
"Henk Versnel and historiographies of Greek Religion" [seminar talk]
Wednesday, October 11, 12:00-1:30pm
Gibson Room, Cocke Hall

Hellenistic Conference
Saturday & Sunday 14-15 October 2017
Cocke Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Organizers: Andrej Petrovic, Ivana Petrovic

 Saturday 14th October
12:00-14:00  Arrival and Lunch at the Department of Classics
14:00-15:00  John Dillery (University of Virginia): Hellenisms: Some Readings in Second Maccabees
15:00-16:00  Michael Brumbaugh (Tulane University): Intellectual Networks of the Early Hellenistic World
16:00-17:00  Michael A. Tueller (Arizona State University): Women in Early Hellenistic Epigram: Perses, Anyte, and Nossis
17:00-18:00  Wine Reception at the Department of Classics
From 19:00  Conference Dinner
Sunday 15th October
9:00-9:30  Coffee at the Department of Classics 
9:30-10:30  Jackie Murray (University of Kentucky): Poetic Time in the Argonautica
10:30-11:30  Brett Evans (University of Virginia): Playing the Pipes of Pan: The Song of ps-Theocritus’ Syrinx and its Relationship to Theocritus’ Idylls
11:30-12:30  Regina Höschele (University of Toronto): Two Lovers and a Lion: Pankrates’ Poem on Hadrian’s Royal Hunt
12:30-13:30: Lunch at the Department of Classics and Departure
Please note: There is no conference fee, but please do let the organizers know if you plan on attending. 
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Tuesday Classics Luncheon
Tuesday, October 17, lunch at 12:30, talk at 1:00, and adjournment at 1:45
Room E1 of the Garden Room

AIA Bass Lecture
Rebecca Ingram, Institute of Nautical Archaeology
“Below the Streets of Istanbul: Urban Archaeology and Medieval Shipwrecks at Yenikapi”
Tuesday, October 24th
details TBA

Tuesday Classics Luncheon
Tuesday, October 24, lunch at 12:30, talk at 1:00, and adjournment at 1:45
Room E1 of the Garden Room

UVA Religious Pluralism Lab
Henk Versnel, Leiden University
"Coping with the Gods: Implications and Complications of Greek Polytheism"  [lecture]
Wednesday, October 25, 5:00pm
Gibson Room, Cocke hall
reception to follow

UVA Religious Pluralism Lab
Henk Versnel, Leiden University
"Polytheism and omnipotence: incompatible?"  [seminar talk]
Friday, October 27, 12:00-1:30pm
Wilson Hall 142

Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity Colloquium
Tony Burke, York University
“Theory and Methods in the Study of Christian Apocrypha” [seminar talk]
Thursday, November 2, 11:00am
Location TBA

Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity Colloquium
Tony Burke, York University
“More New Testament Apocrypha: What Do Newly Published ‘Lost Gospels’ and other Apocryphal Texts Tell Us about the History of Christianity?” [lecture]
Thursday, November 2, 4:00pm
Location TBA

Lowe Undergraduate Lecture
Sarah Bond, University of Iowa
Thursday, November 9
Details TBA

UVA Religious Pluralism Lab
Roundtable Workshop
"Religious and Cultural Appropriation, then and now"
Friday, November 10, 3:00-4:30pm
Location TBA

Constantine Lecture
Deborah Boedeker, Brown University
Thursday, November 16
Details TBA

UVA Religious Pluralism Lab
Antoine Borrut, University of Maryland
"Astrology and History in Early Islam"
Friday, December 1, 12:00-1:30pm
Wilson Hall 142

AIA Kress Lecture
Sethuraman Suresh, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage
Thursday, January 25th
details TBA

Gendering the Garden Conference
Thursday, March 15