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
  • Add this event to my calendar

    When you click on "Add this event to my calendar" your browser will download an ics file.

    Microsoft Outlook: Download the file, then you may be able to click on "Save & Close" to save it to your calendar. If that doesn't work go into Outlook, click on the File tab, then on Open, then Import. Select "Import an iCalendar (.ic or vCalendar file (.vcs)" then click on Next. Find the .ics file and click on OK.

    Google Calendar: download the file, then go into your calendar. On the right where it says "Other calendars" click on the arrow icon and then click on Import calendar. Click on Browse and select the .ics file, then click on Import.

    Apple Calendar: download the file, then you can either drag it to Calendar or import the file by going to File > Import > Import and choosing the .ics file.

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 This conference is supported by the University of Liverpool ECR Fund, the Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and the Royal Historical Society.