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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 816: Roman and Sasanian Networks and Entanglements, IV: Christian Networks and Conflict across Physical, Language, and Spiritual Borders

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Cardiff Centre for Late Antique Religion & Culture, Cardiff University / British Institute of Persian Studies
Organisers:Domiziana Rossi, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Sean Strong, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Domiziana Rossi, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Paper 816-aWhere Now the Imperator?: The Subversion of Empire through Imperial Language in The Martyrdom of Julius the Veteran
(Language: English)
J. R. Hane, Yale Divinity School, Yale University
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life
Paper 816-bObjects as Indicators of the Roles of Christians in Late Antique Regional and Long-Distance Networks
(Language: English)
Ute Verstegen, Christliche Archäologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Religious Life

The role of religion in shaping the late antique world is undeniable, but how did individual people, texts, and objects shape mentalities, form ideologies, and spark conflict? This panel aims to answer some of these questions by examining case studies from the Roman and Sasanian Empires relating to Christian networks across physical, language, and spiritual borders.