Category: Conference

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).

Sidonius at IMC Leeds

The International Medieval Congress at Leeds is approaching. Note that registrations will close on Friday 25 June 2021. See also on this website: events.

Papers touching on Sidonius and his times include:

Panel: #TakeBackControl: Imperial Authority in Late Antiquity
Time: 5 July 2021: 11.15-12.45
Programme here
Organiser: Jeroen W.P. Wijnendaele
Moderator: Benet Salway
Featuring among others: Jeroen Wijnendaele, ‘”The Last Shadow Puppets”?: The Final Fight for Western Imperial Control, 455-480’.

Panel: Writing Letters in Climates of Conflict during Late Antiquity
Time: 7 July 2021: 16.30-18.00
Programme here
Organisor: Daniel Knox
Moderator: Danuta Shanzer
Featuring among others: Madeleine St. Marie, ‘A Bishop in Unstable Times: Conflict in the Letters of Sidonius Apollinaris’.

Panel: Seasons of the Mind: Weather and Interiority in Literature
Time: 8 July 2021: 16.30-18.00
Programme here
Organiser: IMC Programming Committee
Moderator: Andrew Richmond
Featuring among others: Richard Rush, ‘When the Rhône Boils: Literary Uses of Hot Summer Weather in Sidonius Apollinaris’s Epistula 2.2 and the Vita Apollinaris‘.

The Jeweled Style Revisited

We are delighted to announce the conference ‘The Jeweled Style Revisited’, which aims at developing, extending, celebrating and refining (aspects of) the concept first described by Michael Roberts in his seminal study The Jeweled Style (1989). The conference is going to take place online (Zoom) on Friday 25 June and Saturday 26 June 2021.

For the programme, see below or here. To register, please email helen.kaufmann@fau.de by 24 June. All are welcome!

Best wishes,

Joshua Hartman and Helen Kaufmann

The Jeweled Style Revisited

Friday 25 June 2021

14.45h Welcome: Joshua Hartman (Bowdoin) and Helen Kaufmann (Erlangen)
14.50h Introduction: Joshua Hartman (Bowdoin)

15.00h-16.30h: First session: Vergil, Homer, and Classicism in the Jeweled Style

Scott McGill (Rice), Virgil’s children: Christian centos and Virgil’s fourth Eclogue
Frances Foster (Cambridge), Learning the Jeweled Style
Fotini Hadjittofi (Lisbon), The Greek Jeweled Style

16.30h-16.45h: Break

16.45h-18.15h: Second session: Homiletics, Exegesis, and the Jeweled Style

David Ungvary (Bard), The cento and scripture: An early Christian debate over the poetics of exegesis
Francesco Lubian (Padua), Sparkles and textures: Jeweled sea storm descriptions in Zeno of Verona and Ambrose’s Exameron
Elena Castelnuovo (Milan), Biblical clusters in Dracontius’ De Laudibus Dei: A Christian Jeweled Style?

18.15h-18.30h: Break

18.30h-20.00h: Third session: Testing the Boundaries of the Jeweled Style

Markus Kersten and Ann-Kathrin Stähle (Basel), Jewels or rhinestones? Diminishing paratexts in Ausonius and Sidonius Apollinaris
Jesús Hernández Lobato (Salamanca), An ‘unjeweled’ Christian style? A look at Augustine’s Confessions
Bret Mulligan (Haverford), The Jeweled Style in epigram

Saturday 26 June 2021

15.00h-16.30h: Fourth session: The Language of the Jeweled Style

Michael Roberts (Wesleyan), The Jeweled Style in context
Cillian O’Hogan (Toronto), The Jeweled Style in early medieval Latin poetry
Christoph Schubert (Erlangen), Metaphor squared

16.30h-16.45h: Break

16.45h-18.15h: Fifth session: Histories of The Jeweled Style

Ian Fielding (Michigan), Run the jewels: The decadent prehistory of the Jeweled Style
Ruth Parkes (UWTSD), Reclaiming the wood from the trees: The Jeweled Style and Silver Latin scholarship
Carole Newlands (Colorado), Architectural ekphrasis in Venantius Fortunatus: Beyond the Jeweled Style

18.15h-18.30h: Break

18.30h-20.00h: Sixth session: Unity, Genre, and the Jeweled Style

Andreas Abele (Tübingen), The Jeweled Style and Neoplatonism
Catherine Ware (Cork), The Jeweled Style in prose panegyric
Helen Kaufmann (Erlangen), Digression, variety and unity in (late) Latin poetry

20.00h-20.30h: Break

20.30h: Final discussion

All times are Central European Time.

Further information: https://www.klassische-philologie.phil.fau.de/2021/06/12/internationale-tagung-the-jeweled-style-revisited/

Metamorfosi del classico

International online conference organised by the Universities of Sassari and Siena:

Metamorfosi del classico in età romanobarbarica

17-18 June 2021

Download flyer here

Free access to the Conference is available through the following link: https://unisi.webex.com/meet/metamorfosidelclassico

Scientific Committee: Antonella Bruzzone, Alessandro Fo, Luigi Piacente
For further information: Filomena Giannotti (filomenagiannotti@gmail.com)

PROGRAMMA DEL CONVEGNO

giovedì 17 giugno

ore 15.00 Saluti di benvenuto e introduzione ai lavori: Alessandro Fo (Università di Siena)

Presiede: Roberto Palla (Università di Macerata)

ore 15.15 Antonella Bruzzone (Università di Sassari): Mundum tibi nullus ademit. Il paradiso non-perduto per Ila in Draconzio

ore 16.00 Joop A. van Waarden (Radboud Universiteit – Nijmegen): Epistolary Politeness in the Long Fifth Century in Italy and Gaul: Symmachus and the Metamorphosis of ‘You and I’

intervallo

Presiede: Raffaella Tabacco (Università del Piemonte Orientale)

ore 17.15 Raffaele Perrelli (Università della Calabria): Claudiano e l’elegia: sondaggi e qualche certezza

ore 18:00 Gavin Kelly (University of Edinburgh): Titles and Other Paratexts in the Collection of Sidonius’ Works

venerdì 18 giugno

Presiede: Mario Lentano (Università di Siena)

ore 9.00 Filomena Giannotti (Università di Siena): Ceu flos succisus aratro. Metamorfosi di un topos classico in Ennodio (carm. II 86 = 204 Vogel)

ore 9.45 Fabio Gasti (Università di Pavia): Dal Titano ai martiri torinesi: un percorso ennodiano fra poesia e fede

intervallo

Presiede: Luigi Piacente (Università di Bari Aldo Moro)

ore 11.00 Marco Formisano (Universiteit Gent): Paesaggi trasgressivi. Un’interpretazione territoriale della poesia tardoantica

ore 11.45 Silvia Mattiacci (Università di Siena): Presenza di Fedro e ‘metamorfosi’ della favola tra IV e V secolo

Reading Ancient Latin Letter Collections

International Conference “Concatenantur sibi epistulae nostrae. Reading Ancient Latin Letter Collections”

Date: 23-24 September 2021
Place: University Federico II, Naples, via Zoom
Organisation: Sara Fascione
The event is supported by the German Research Foundation within the Programme International Scientific Events

Confirmed speakers and moderators include:

Thomas J. Bauer (Universität Erfurt)
Lucio de Giovanni (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Arturo De Vivo (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Sara Fascione (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Barbara Feichtinger (Universität Konstanz)
Bardo M. Gauly (Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
Roy Gibson (University of Durham)
Gavin Kelly (University of Edinburgh)
Helmut Krasser (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
Concetta Longobardi (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Gernot M. Müller (Universität Bonn)
Karen Piepenbrink (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
Meike Rühl (Universität Osnabrück)
Marisa Squillante (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Joop van Waarden (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Peter von Möllendorff (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)

Mratschek: “Sidonius’ kunstsinnige Muse”

This week, Sigrid Mratschek opens the Gallia docta conference (Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, digital) with a public keynote speech entitled ‘Sidonius’ kunstsinnige Muse’.

Date and time: Wednesday 17 March 2021, 18:00 h CET. Admission through the dedicated webpage.

The conference is organised by Tabea Meurer and Veronika Egetenmeyr. Webpage here.

Papers (registration necessary):
Tabea Meurer & Veronika Egetenmeyr, Theoretical approaches to inclusion and exclusion. Response: Peter Gemeinhardt.
Christian Stadermann, Barbarians within the gates. Integration and separation in late Roman Gaul.
Nikolas Hächler, The value of classical education (paideia) reflected in the material culture of the later Roman Empire.
Joop van Waarden, The consummate gentleman weighs his ‘You’ and ‘I’.
Gernot M. Müller, Gemeinschaftsbildung und Selbstvergewisserung. Zu Stil und Komposition der carmina minora des Sidonius Apollinaris.
Ulrike Egelhaaf-Gaiser, ‘Bei solchem Zank öffnet sich der Satire ein weites Feld’. Schlagfertigkeit und briefliches Selbstbewusstsein in Sidonius Brief 1,11.
Raphael Schwitter, The schools of Gaul revisited – old questions and new perspectives.
Willum Westenholz, When you have nothing nice to say … Hostile letters of recommendation in late antique Gaul.
Hendrik Hess, The role of women in Gallic letter collections in the second half of the 5th century.
Maik Patzelt, Widows, nuns and religious knowledge in Gallic cloisters.
Judith Hindermann, Lists as a means of education in Sidonius Apollinaris’ letters and poems.
Alison John, Bilingualism in literary circles of Gaul.
Danuta Shanzer, Count Arbogast addressed by Sidonius and Auspicius of Toul – an episcopal eye for a barbarian guy?

Gallia docta? Programme

The definitive programme has come out for the digital international conference ‘Gallia docta? Learning and Its Limitations in Late Antique Gaul’, 17-20 March 2021, Greifswald, organised by Tabea Meurer and Veronika Egetenmeyr.

Wednesday 17, 18.00 CET Public Keynote Lecture by Sigrid Mratschek: Sidonius’ kunstsinnige Musen.

Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 Sessions 1-5. Participation by invitation only. Speakers include Tabea Meurer, Veronika Egetenmeyr, Peter Gemeinhardt, Christian Stadermann, Nikolas Hächler, Joop van Waarden, Gernot M. Müller, Ulrike Egelhaaf-Gaiser, Raphael Schwitter, Willum Westenholz, Hendrik Hess, Maik Patzelt, Judith Hindermann, Alison John, Danuta Shanzer.

Website here. Information Conference Office Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Natalia Zborka, natalia.zborka AT wiko-greifswald.de

Download programme and poster.

Call: Stumbling Texts Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS
Lector, quas patieris hic salebras! The Stumbling Texts (and Stumbling Readers) of Late Latin Poetry
International Conference and Workshop, Basel, 30th September – 2nd October 2021

Confirmed speakers include L. Furbetta, J. Hernández Lobato, S. McGill, A. Pelttari, C. Schindler, A. Stoehr-Monjou

Organisation: a.staehle@unibas.ch and markus.kersten@unibas.ch

Click here to download the invitation

Sidonius at Leeds IMC

At this year’s virtual Leeds International Medieval Congress, Sidonius will be addressed by Madeleine St. Marie, ‘A Bishop in Unstable Times: Conflict in the Letters of Sidonius Apollinaris’, and Richard Rush, ‘When the Rhône Boils: Literary Uses of Hot Summer Weather in Sidonius Apollinaris’s Epistula 2.2 and the Vita Apollinaris‘.

For details, see the Events post on this website.