Religion in Late Antique Culture and Society

Vanderbilt University, October 23-24 2014

Workshop sponsored by the Warren Center for the Humanities Late Antique Seminar and the Department of History of Art, Vanderbilt University.

Thursday, October 23: Professor Gregor Kalas, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, “Visualizing Statues in the Late Antique Roman Forum” This talk is sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, the Parthenon, and the departments of History of Art and Classical Studies at Vanderbilt University

Friday, October 24: Welcome and Follow-up Q&A with Gregor Kalas

Jacob Latham, University of Tennessee, “The pompa circensis in Late Antiquity: Christianization, transformation, restoration” (paper to be circulated in advance, please contact Mark Ellison:

Tina Shepardson, University of Tennessee “Give it up for God: Wealth and the cost of religious resistance in John of Ephesus’ Church History”

Barbara Tsakirgis, Vanderbilt University, “Omega House in Athens: An early Christian residence?”

Plenary session (discussion), led by Robin Jensen and David Michelson, Vanderbilt University

Fieldtrip: “The Parthenon after antiquity,” led by Betsey Robinson, Vanderbilt University (to RSVP, please contact Mark Ellison:

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