The Rise of Early Christianity

The workshop will stimulate further scholarly discussion on the topic of the emergence and expansion of early Christianity in Asia Minor and on Cyprus in antiquity. A special focus is set on the Christianisation process in the province of Cappadocia. Several recently published volumes prepared by the Topoi research groups will be presented during the workshop.

Program

22.6.2018
14:00 - 14:15
Welcome
14:15 - 15:00
Constantinople and Asia Minor: The Matter of Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in the Fourth Century
Turhan Kaçarİstanbul Medeniyet Üniversitesi, Turkey
15:00 - 15:45
Caesarea and the Cult of Saints
Aude BusineUniversité Libre de Bruxelles, Belgique
15:45 - 16:15
Coffee break
16:15 - 17:00
Gregory of Nazianzus and Early Christian Village Poetry
Christiane ZimmermannChristian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
17:00 - 17:30
Inscribing Caria: The Perseverance of Epigraphic Traditions in Late Antiquity
Anna SitzHarvard University, USA
17:30 - 18:00
Book presentations
18:00 - 18:30
Break
18:30 - 19:30
378: An Exact Date for the Rise of Christianity at Sagalassos?
Peter TalloenKatholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
20:00 - 21:00
Conference Dinner
23.6.2018
09:00 - 09:45
Balancing between Paganism and Judaism: The Early Christianity in Cappadocia
Margherita CassiaUniversità degli Studi di Catania, Italy
09:45 - 10:30
Martyrs, Monks, and Heretics in the Rocky Cappadocia
Gaetano ArenaUniversità degli Studi di Catania, Italy
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:45
The Christian Epigraphy of Cyprus
Daniela SummaBerlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
11:45 - 12:30
Heis Theos and Hypsistos Theos in Late Roman Cyprus
Georgios DeligiannakisOpen University of Cyprus
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 - 14:30
Changing Patterns of Maledictions and Penalty Formulas in Late Antique Inscriptions
Canan ArıkanUniversität Wien, Austria
14:30 - 15:15
Hagiographic Traditions and the Spread of Christianity in Sebasteia and Lesser Armenia
Stephen MitchellUniversity of Exeter, United Kingdom
15:15 - 15:30
Concluding remarks