Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity Twelfth Biennial Conference: "The Fifth Century: Age of Transformation"

New Haven, Connecticut
Thursday, March 23, 2017



THURSDAY, MARCH 23

11:00 Registration begins (Linsly Chittenden 196)

1:00-1:20 Welcome: Opening Remarks (Linsly Chittenden 102)

  • Noel Lenski, Co-Organizer, Yale University
  • Tamar Gendler, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Emily Bakemeier, Dean of Faculty Affairs
  • Jan Willem Drijvers, Co-Organizer, University of Groningen


1:30 – 4:00 SESSION 1 (State I) Law, State, and Society in the Fifth Century (Linsly Chittenden 102)


4:00 – 4:30 Refreshment Break (Linsly Chittenden 196)

4:30-6:00 SESSION 2: (Identity I) Contests over Cultural and Ethnic Identity (Linsly Chittenden102)

6:00 – 7:00 Reception sponsored by Archaia: Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies (Omni Hotel Temple Room, Mezzanine Level - 155 Temple Street)

7:00 – 8:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE (Omni Hotel Temple Room)

  • RALPH MATHISEN (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign) "The End of the Western Roman Empire: Barbarian Invasions or Civil Wars?"
  • Introduced by Jan Willem Drijvers, University of Groningen


FRIDAY, MARCH 24

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast (Linsly Chittenden 196)

8:30 – 10:30 SESSION 3: (Literature I) Letters and Poems (Linsly Chittenden 102)

10:30-11:00 Morning Break (Linsly Chittenden 196)

11:00 – 12:30 SESSION 4A: (Archaeology I) History and the Material Record (Linsly Chittenden 211)

11:00 – 12:30 SESSION 4B: (Environment) Climate and Technology in Transformation (Linsly Chittenden 102)

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Break (Linsly Chittenden 196)

1:30 – 4:00 SESSION 5: (Religion I) Religious Authority and Regionalism in Transformation (Linsly Chittenden 102)

4:00 – 4:30 Break (Linsly Chittenden 196)

4:30 – 6:30 SESSION 6: (Archaeology II) The Archaeology of an Empire in Transformation (Linsly Chittenden 102)

6:30 – 7:30 Reception (Linonia and Brothers Room at Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High Street)

7:30 – 8:30 KEYNOTE LECTURE (Linsley Chittenden 102)

  • Kate Cooper (University of Manchester) Women on the Verge of An Imperial Breakdown 
  • Introduced by Felicity Harley-McGowan, Yale


SATURDAY, MARCH 25

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast (Linsly Chittenden 196)

8:30 – 10:30 SESSION 7A: (Identity II) Identity and Alterity in Fifth Century Religious Contexts (Linsly Chittenden 102)

8:30 – 10:30 SESSION 7B: (State II) Gallic and African Power Structures in Flux (Linsly Chittenden 211)
Session Chair:  Ralph Mathisen, University of Illinois

10:30-11:00 Morning Break (Linsly Chittenden 196)

11:00-12:30 SESSION 8: (State III) Rulership in an Age of Transformation (Linsly Chittenden 102)

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch (participants are invited to take lunch on their own)

2:00 – 3:30 SESSION 9A: (Archaeology III) Sites of Transformation: The Archaeology of the Fifth Century (Linsly Chittenden 102)

2:00 – 3:30 SESSION 9B: (Identity II) Understandings of Authority (Linsly Chittenen 211)

3:30 – 4:00 Break (Linsly Chittenden 196)

4:00 – 5:30 SESSION 10: (State III) Collective Assemblies and Shifting Loci of Power (Linsly Chittenden 102)

7:00 Shifting Frontiers XII Conference Banquet (Omni Hotel Ballroom, Mezzanine Level - 155 Temple Street)

SUNDAY, MARCH 26

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast (Linsly Chittenden 196)

8:30 – 10:30 SESSION 11: (Religion II) Money, Law, and Knowledge in the Transformation of Religion (Linsly Chittenden 101)

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Break (Linsly Chittenden 196)

11:00 – 1:00 SESSION 12: (Literature II) Continuity and Change in Genre and Metaphor (Linsly Chittenden 101)

1:00 – 2:30 Farewell Lunch - Meeting of the Society for Late Antiquity (St. Thomas More Golden Center, 268 Park Street)

2:30 – 5:00 Tour of Yale University Art Gallery with special viewing of numismatic material under the guidance of Dr. Ben Hellings, YUAG

 

Contact Information

  • Yale Conferences & Events Phone Number & E-Mail: 203-432-0465
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