Tag: van Waarden Joop

Van Waarden on SAxxi and Contingency Projects

In 2017, at the invitation of the University of Bonn, Joop van Waarden reflected on the SAxxi project and the Bonn Contingency project. Now out, in de proceedings of that day: ‘Das Sidonius- und das Kontingenz-Projekt im Spiegel der Theorie’, in: Matthias Becher and Hendrik Hess (eds), Kontingenzerfahrungen und ihre Bewältigung zwischen imperium und regna. Beispiele aus Gallien und angrenzenden Gebieten vom 5. bis zum 8. Jahrhundert, Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2021, 29-49.

The book’s blurb: In Gaul and neighbouring areas Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages were times of political upheaval, change and unpredictable dynamics. As alternative to historical metanarratives such as ‘fall/decline’, ‘continuity’ or ‘transformation’ the papers of this volume analyse the narrative modes of (coping with) contingency – understood as the space which makes coincidence possible and intelligible (following Luhmann, Rüsen and others) – in contemporary sources.

15 April: Van Waarden on Performance

Joop van Waarden is to give a lecture at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa on performance aspects of the Panegyric of Anthemius.

Title: ‘A Ceremony Embodied: Experiencing Anthemius’ Panegyric’

Date and time: Thursday 15 April, 16:00-18:00 CEST

Mode: distance. Everybody is welcome. In order to participate, send an email requesting to be included in the Teams group to Fabrizio Oppedisano: fabrizio.oppedisano@sns.it.

Van Waarden Commentary Selected Letters

Joop van Waarden got a contract with Cambridge University Press for writing a Sidonius Apollinaris: Selected Letters commentary in the Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics series (‘Green and Yellow’), to be ready by September 2024.

The provisional table of contents is:
1.1 Correspondence: structure and style
1.5 Rome: journey, literary landscape
1.7 Rome: Arvandus, treason or adjustment
1.9 Rome: court, panegyric
1.10 Rome: city prefect
2.2 Villa: invitation, Avitacum, architecture, Pliny
2.8 Women: death of Philomathia, epitaph
2.10 Church: building, ekphrasis, poem
3.9 Correspondence: recommendation, Riothamus
3.12 Family: grandfather, epitaph
4.19 Correspondence: shortest letter
4.20 Barbarians: marriage Sigismer
5.5 Barbarians and Roman culture: Syagrius mastering Burgundian
5.16 Family: career prospectives (to his wife)
7.1 War and church: to Mamertus
7.7 War and politics: demise of Clermont
7.17 Asceticism: political powerplay, abbot Abraham, Lérins
7.18 Correspondence: structure
8.1 Correspondence: structure
8.3 Apollonius of Tyana, court, exile
8.15 Correspondence: refusal to write history, promise of hagiography
9.16 Correspondence: structure, poetry