5th Annual Graduate Colloquium in Classics


2007 Graduate Colloquium

The Many Faces of the Gods:
Examining Conceptions of Divinity in Antiquity

Keynote Speaker:
Jan Bremmer
University of Groningen

April 7th, 2007

George Wells Knight House
104 East 15th Avenue

Schedule of Events:

9:00 – 9:30          Coffee and Conversation

9:30 – 10:15        Opening Speaker:

                           “Where the Hell Did Their Gods Come From? – Rethinking the Multicultural Background of Greek Mythology”
                           Professor Carolina López-Ruiz (The Ohio State University)

10:15 – 10:45        “(Mis)Perceiving the Divine or Did Lucius Really See Isis?”
                            Michael Vincze (Boston University)

10:45 – 11:00        Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30        “Anthropomorphism and Ignorance”
                            Bridget Buchholz (The Ohio State University)

11:30 – 12:00        “Varro in Augustine and Augustine in Varro: An Episode in the Genealogy of ‘Religion’”
                            Brent Nongbri (Yale University)

12:00 – 1:30          Lunch

1:30 – 2:00           “A Multitude of Perspectives: Domestic Display and Religious Interactions in Late Antique Aphrodisias”
                            Ian Michael Lockey (New York University)

2:00 – 2:30           “Willing and Unwilling: The Relationship between Heraclitus and the Gods”
                            Andrew Barrett (Wayne State University)

2:30 – 3:00           “I Will Not Pour Out the Cedar Oil: Coercing the Gods in P. Mich. 534”
                            Richard Persky (University of Michigan)

3:00 – 3:30            Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:00            Keynote Address:
                            “Hephaestus: The Construction of a Marginal God”
                            Jan Bremmer (University of Groningen)

5:00 – 6:00            Reception