Month: July 2021

The Western Empire in the 5th Century

At an online conference in Jena, ‘Das Weströmsiche Reich und seine Erforschung – neue Perspektiven’ (4-6 June 2021), Tabea Meurer specifically addressed Sidonius in connection with the development of the senatorial otium concept.

For a report of the conference see: Tagungsbericht: Das Weströmische Reich und seine Erforschung – neue Perspektiven, 04.06.2021 – 06.06.2021 digital (Jena), in: H-Soz-Kult, 28.06.2021.

Sidonius and the Other

Sidonius is thematized in two upcoming papers at the conference ‘Othering and the Other. Performing Identity in the Roman Empire’ (Universities of Coimbra and Évora) on 13 July, 15:15 – 16:45 (Lisbon-London time):

Pavle Pavlović (Singidunum University of Belgrado), The barbarian ‘Other’ and Sidonius’ ‘language of paradox’

Filomena Giannotti (University of Siena), News from a mundus senescens: Romans, Visigoths and Saxons in a letter by Sidonius Apollinaris (viii 6).

Register here (also links to the conference programme and the booklet of abstracts).