Dr. Julien Ogereau

Julien M. Ogereau studied Theology and New Testament Studies at the Sydney College of Divinity, Australia, from which he obtained a First Class Honours Degree in 2010. He then completed a doctoral dissertation on the apostle Paul’s economic partnership (koinōnia) with the first Christians at Philippi at the Ancient History department of Macquarie University, Sydney, in 2014.

From June 2014 until December 2016, he was a research assistant at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin with the Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi (B-5-3) Authorization of Early Christian Knowledge Claims in Greece. His role involved developing an epigraphic database of early Christian inscriptions from Asia Minor and Greece (Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae; http://www.epigraph.topoi.org/), which has recently been published in Edition Topoi (http://repository.edition-topoi.org/collection/ICG).

In 2017 he was appointed  research fellow at the Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. There, he carries out his research by writing a book on the history of early Christianity in Macedonia.


Further Activities

19.11.2016. Presentation “Early Christians in the Ancient Economy: A Preliminary Survey of Early Christian Inscriptions from Macedonia (III-VI CE).”
Part of: “Early Christianity and the Ancient Economy” Seminar, Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Antonio, 2016
12.11.2016. Presentation “Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae, 1.0: Completion and Publication of a database of early Christian inscriptions from Asia Minor and Greece”
Part of: The British Epigraphy Society Autumn Colloquium, Institute of Classical Studies, London, U.K.
22.04.2016. Presentation “Colossians 2:14 in the Light of Epigraphic Evidence”
Part of: Neutestamentliches Kolloquium, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
23.03.2016. Presentation “The Roman Digital Revolution: Epigraphic Tools for the Modern Age.”
Part of: SPQR: Roman Studies Seminar, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
17.09.2015 Presentation “The Contribution of Epigraphy to the Philology of the New Testament: Cheirographon in Colossians 2:14 as a Case Study”
Part of: the conference ‘Epigraphy and the New Testament’, Leuven, Belgium
27.08.2015 Lecture “Finding Paul in the Ruins at Philippi”
Part of: Society for the Study of Early Christianity, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
25.08.2015 Lecture  “Paul and the Imperial Authorities at Philippi: Reading Paul against the Epigraphic Evidence of the Colonia Iulia Augusta Philippensis”
Part of: Sydney College of Divinity, Sydney, Australia
21.08.2015 Presentation “The Cultural Transformation of Macedonia in the Early Christian Era (I–VI CE): The Colonia Iulia Augusta Philippensis as a Case Study”
Part of: Macquarie Ancient History Research Seminar, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
20.08.2015 Presentation “Early Christianity in Macedonia: On the Perils and Challenges of Writing a History from Tombstones”
Part of: Centre for the History of Christian Thought and Experience, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
22.11.2014 – 25.11.2014 Presentation “The Social Location and Composition of the Early Christians in Philippi.”
Part of: Annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, “The Polis and Ekklasia: Investigations of Urban Christianity” (San Diego / California)
29.9.2014 – 01.10.2014 Poster Presentation “Inscriptiones Christianae Asiae Minoris / Graeciae (ICAM / ICG): Database of Early Christian Inscriptions from Greece and Asia Minor”
Part of: The Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy International Conference, ENS, Paris
 9.7.2014 Presentation “The Importance of Papyrological Sources in Understanding Paul’s Koinonia with the Philippians.”
Part of: International meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, “The Graeco-Roman Society and the New Testament” (Vienna / Austria)
 8.7.2014 Presentation “Paul’s Use of Koinonia and its Cognates in the Light of Documentary Sources.”
Part of: International meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, “The Hellenistic Greek Language and Linguistics” (Vienna/ Austria)