I haven’t been keeping up with entries lately. I plan to return to more regular updates next week.
In the meantime, here’s news about an interesting forthcoming conference – although this one I unfortunately won’t be able to attend.
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF LATE ANTIQUE PAGANISM
(LATE ANTIQUE ARCHAEOLOGY 2005, MEETING 2)
KULeuven, Belgium, 25th-26th November 2005
Full programme below the curtain.
FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER
09.00-09.10 Prof. Marc Waelkens (KUL)
Paganism in late antiquity
09.10-09.50 Peter Van Nuffelen (KUL-Exeter)
Eusebius of Caesarea and the concept of paganism.
09.50-10.30 Eberhard Sauer (Edinburgh)
Pagan survival: spring sanctuaries in the late antique world.
Temples in the West
11.20-12.00 Gareth Sears (Birmingham)
The fate of temples in Africa and Cyrenaica
12.00-12.40 Jorge López Quiroga and Artemio Martínez Tejera (Madrid)
The fate of temples in late antique Hispania:
between paganism and Christianity
Temples in the East
14.00-14.40 Laurence Foschia (Athens)
The fate of temples in Greece
14.40-15.20 Georgios Deligiannakis (Oxford)
Late paganism on the Aegean Islands and Christianisation
15.20-16.00 Lies Vercauteren and Peter Talloen (KUL)
The fate of temples in Western Asia Minor
Archaeology and Material Culture
16.40-17.20 Peter Talloen (KUL)
Material culture in the East.
17.20-18.00 Prof. Arnold Provoost and Koenraad Demarsin (KUL)
Material culture in the West
SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER
09.00-09.40 Beatrice Caseau (Paris)
Religious statues in late antiquity:
from veneration to ridicule.
09.40-10.20 Ine Jacobs (KUL)
Production to destruction? Pagan statuary
in Asia Minor during late antiquity.
11.10-11.50 Luke Lavan (KUL)
The urban function of surviving pagan statues in late antiquity: some thoughts.
11.50-12.30 Georgios Deligiannakis (Oxford)
Christian attitudes towards pagan statuary:
the case of Anastasius from the city of Rhodes.
More information on their website.