Texts and Contexts Seminar: November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019 – Barbie Tootle Room, The Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street

 
9:30 – 10:00 am – Coffee and snacks
 
10:00 am – 12:30 pm – SESSION I: Byzantium  
Moderator: Dana Munteanu (The Ohio State University, Newark Campus)
 
10:00 – 10:45 am – Tommaso Braccini (Università di Siena) 
From margins to rolls: the adventures of the early attestations of the Exorcism of Gello
 
10:45 – 11:30 am – Gemma Storti (The Ohio State University)
An Ancient "Lonely Planet." Manuscripts for Travelling through Byzantium 
 
11:30 – 11:45 am – BREAK
 
11:45 am – 12:30 pm – Federica Ciccolella (Texas A&M University)
Greek poetry at the school of Andreas Donos
 
 
12:30 – 2:00 pm – LUNCH
 
 
2:00 – 3:30 pm – SESSION II: Early Empire
Moderator: Pierandrea Martina (Universität Zürich)
 
2:00 – 2:45 pm – Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee University)
Writing, reading, and jumbling the alphabet: The diffusion of writing in the early 
Roman Empire
 
2:45 – 3:30 pm – Stephanie Ann Frampton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ 
Frances Yates Research Fellow, Warburg Institute, London [2019–20])
Pliny and His Sources
 
3:30 – 4:00 pm – BREAK 
 
 
4:00 – 5:00 pm – Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture
Introduction: Michael Meckler (The Ohio State University)
 
Jan Ziolkowski (Harvard University/Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection)
   Medieval Conceptions of Imitation and the Classical Tradition
 
 
5:00 – 6:30 pm – Reception in the Suzanne M. Scharer Room

 

Future seminars:

October 2, 2020

Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture: Greti Dinkova-Bruun, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

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