Beyond Eusebius and Augustine

9:00am - 4:30pm / Tuesday 18th June 2019 / Venue: Seminar Room 3 Rendall Building
Type: Conference / Category: Department
  • Admission: Admission is free, If you wish to register, please e-mail robin.whelan@liverpool.ac.uk
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Beyond Eusebius and Augustine: Rethinking Christian Political Thought in Late Antiquity

Tuesday 18 June 2019
Rendall Building Seminar Room 3, University of Liverpool

9.10-9.30: Registration/Welcome

9.30-11.00: Session 1: Christian Politics in Constantinople
Julia Hillner (Sheffield): Theodora and the Exiling of Bishops
Meaghan McEvoy (Macquarie): Emperors, Aristocrats and Officials in the Life of Daniel the Stylite
Ryan Denson (Exeter): Procopius and the Lord of the Demons: A Reexamination of the Demonic Portrayal of Justinian

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Session 2: Law and Christian Thought
James Corke-Webster (KCL) Mobilising Law after Eusebius
Vincent Nicolini (Paris/Montreal): Christian Discipline in the Ekthesis of Agapetus the Deacon
Michael Wuk (Nottingham): A Novel Bureaucratic Model? Justinian’s Novel 8, Christian Ideology and the Governor’s Oath

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Session 3: The Late Antique West
Melissa Moreira Melo Vieira (Lorraine): Power, Identities, and Memory Construction: The Relationship between Hilary of Poitiers and Martin of Tours in the Fourth-Century Hagiographies
Gerda Heydemann (Freie Universität Berlin): Defining the Gentes in a Christian World: Biblical Exegesis and Ethnicity in the Late and Post-Roman West
Conor O'Brien (Durham): The Christianization of Political Discourse: Reflections on the Irish Evidence

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00-16.30 Response: Averil Cameron (Oxford) and Discussion

Organisers: Richard Flower (Exeter), Meaghan McEvoy (Macquarie), Robin Whelan (Liverpool).

If you wish to register, please e-mail robin.whelan@liverpool.ac.uk. This conference is supported by the University of Liverpool ECR Fund, the Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and the Royal Historical Society.