Workshop Poster The rise of early ChristianityThe workshop will stimulate further scholarly discussion on the topic of the emergence and expansion of early Christianity in Asia Minor and Greece in antiquity and provide a final impulse for the publications currently in preparation and focusing on Macedonia, Galatia, the Maeander valley. It will also initiate a consultation for a collective volume edited by C. Breytenbach and C. Zimmermann on the rise of Early Christianity in Attica and Corinthia.

Audio Recording


09:00 - 09:15
Welcome Address
Cilliers BreytenbachHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Klaus HallofBerlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
09:15 - 10:00
Early Christianity in Corinth: From Paul to 1st Clement
Larry WelbornFordham University, New York, USA
10:00 - 10:45
Dionysius of Corinth and the history of Corinthian Christianity
Cavan ConcannonUniversity of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break
11:15 - 12:00
The archaeology of Christian burials in the region of Corinth
Joseph Lee RifeVanderbilt University, USA
12:00 - 12:45
Was Athens a ‘stronghold of paganism’?
The presence of early Christianity in the city and in the Attic countryside: Archaeological evidence from churches, cemeteries and inscriptions
Elli TzavellaOpen University of Cyprus
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 - 14:45
Formular der frühchristlichen Grabschriften von Attika und Corinthia: Chronologische und geographische Gesichtspunkte
Erkki SironenUniversity of Helsinki, Finland
14:45 - 15:30
The archaeology of Early Christianity in the Peloponnese
Rebecca SweetmanUniversity of St Andrews, United Kingdom
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00
Editorial/Business Meeting: Early Christianity in and around Athens and Corinth
17:00 - 17:30
17:30 - 19:00
Early Christians in Corinth: Religious Insiders or Outsiders?
Jan BremmerRijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands
19:00 - 20:30
09:30 - 10:15
The rise and expansion of Christianity throughout Macedonia
Julien OgereauLudwig-Maximilians-Universität München
10:15 - 11:00
Early Christian episcopacies in Northern Macedonia: Epigraphy and archaeology
Slavica BabamovaArchaeological Museum of Macedonia, Skopje
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 12:15
Shaping the city: The influence of Christianity in Stobi
Dimitar NikolovskiNational Institution Stobi, Gradsko, Macedonia
12:15 - 12:30
The Early Christian Epigraphy of Southern Thracia: A Preliminary Report
Maya ProdanovaHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 - 14:45
From Aphrodite(s) to Saint-Bishops in Late Antique Cyprus
Georgios DeligiannakisOpen University of Cyprus
14:45 - 15:30
The use of Greek in the early Christian inscriptions from Rome and Italy in III–IV AD
Antonio Enrico FelleUniversità degli Studi di Bari, Italy
15:30 - 15:40
Cilliers BreytenbachHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
16:00 - 18:00
Museum visit (optional)