As part of my research project on Gaza in late antiquity, I am organising, together with my colleagues Maijastina Kahlos and Katja Ritari, a one-day workshop on the construction and representation of identities from antiquity to the Middle Ages.
Venue: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24, room 136
Time: Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 9am to 3pm
9.00-9.45 Marja-Leena Hänninen (University of Tampere): The religious identity of freedmen in ancient Rome. Examples from the harbour city of Ostia
9.45-10.30 Nina Nikki (University of Helsinki): Explaining intergroup hostility: the Social Identity Approach (SIA) and early Jewish-Christian relations
11.00-11.45 Maijastina Kahlos (University of Helsinki): Sacrifice and Christian identity in the early fifth century
11.45-12.30 Jan Stenger (University of Helsinki/University of Glasgow): The ideal of the Christian scholar in sixth-century Gaza: Getting the priorities right
13.30-14.15 Antti Lampinen (University of Turku/University of St. Andrews): ‘Gallo-Roman’ identities and the social subaltern, 300-594
14.15-15.00 Katja Ritari (University of Helsinki): Narrating the Irish story of conversion: the earliest lives of St Patrick and the formation of Irish Christian identity
Attendance is free. Everybody is welcome.