GISRAM News and Events



Autumn 2021

Colleen Kron, doctoral student in Classics, received a Jacobi Stipendium to work at the DAI-AEK in Münich during the Spring quarter. Colleen has been very busy delivering papers, too, including some at the 2021 AIA meeting, at the Swedish Institute in Athens, at the Universität Augsburg and as part of a panel on environmental humanities at Stockholm University.

David Brakke, History, published his revised edition of Bentley Layton’s The Gnostic Scriptures as part of the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library (2021).


GISRAM events 2021/2022

Autumn 2021 Semester:

The semi-annual meeting of GISRAM will take place on Sunday, October 24, 3:00-5:00. We will meet at the home of Sarah Iles Johnston and Fritz Graf. Ryan Schellenberg, Associate Professor at the Methodist Theological Seminary of Ohio, will be our guest. We will discuss a chapter of his brand-new book, Abject Joy: Paul, Prison and the Art of Making Do (Oxford 2022).

Thursday, November 4 at 7:00 the Community Lecture Series sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion will present David Brakke, the Joe R. Engel Chair in the History of Christianity at OSU. Professor Brakke’s lecture will be ‘The Gnostic Jesus: The Divine Savior in the Gospel of Judas and Other Early Christian Writings.’ The event will take place at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 700 High Street, Worthington OH. Plenty of parking is available and the #2 bus stops almost directly across from St. John’s.

The graduate Coffee Hour will host Laura Feldt, University of Southern Denmark, on Monday, December 6 at 1:00. Professor Feldt will tell us about her new project on how wilderness is presented in various ancient Mediterranean religious systems.

Spring 2022 Semester:

The semi-annual meeting of GISRAM will take place on Sunday, March 27 from 3:00 to 5:00. Venue to be announced later. We will host Carman Romano, visiting assistant professor at Bryn Mawr College, who will talk about her forthcoming book on epiphany in the Homeric Hymns and discuss what it’s like to turn a dissertation into a manuscript.

More Coming Soon!