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17th International Congress of Christian Archaeology

Program

SUNDAY JULY 1, 2018

AFTERNOON

Arrival of participants.

18:00-19:30                  City tour

 

MONDAY JULY 2, 2018: Akademiegebouw, Domplein 29, City Center, Utrecht

8:00-9:00                  Registration

 

9:00-9:30                  Welcome by organizers and authorities

 

 9:30-10:30                Opening keynote lecture

Neil Christie, University of Leicester, and David Petts, Durham University
Archaeology and Early Christianity: View from the centre(s) and periphery(ies)

 

10:30-11:00              Coffee break

 

11:00-12:30              Egypt

 

Chair: Gunnar Brands

Alexandra Daniela Pleşa, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Mattias Brand, Universiteit Leiden
Christians in the archaeological record? Revisiting the relation between religious identification and funerary patterns in late antique Egypt

Innemee Karel, Universiteit van Amsterdam
From Proconessos to Sketis: Marble architectural sculptures and their origin

Serena Massa, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
Le origini del cristianesimo nell’Africa subsahariana: le testimonianze archeologiche di Adulis

Gabriele Castiglia, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
Oltre il limes: l’impatto monumentale del cristianesimo ad Adulis (Eritrea) e nel Corno d’Africa

Sabrina C. Higgins, Simon Fraser University
Mary, the Apocrypha and the construction of a visual identity in Late Antique Egypt

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

12:30-13:45              Lunch (own expense)

 

13:45- 15:15             Syria and Mesopotamia

 

Chair: Basema Hamarneh

Gunnar Brands, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Late antique sculpture from Antioch – ‘A lost ancient city’ revisited

Elie Essa Kas Hanna, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
La chiesa di Qirq Bize: un’analisi architettonica e una riflessione topografica

Paola Buzi, Sapienza Università di Roma; Emanuela Borgia, Sapienza Università di Roma; Massimiliano David, Università di Bologna; Francesca Romana Stasolla, Sapienza Università di Roma
Il cristianesimo negli agglomerati fortificati secondari di frontiera. Limes orientale

Antonio Enrico Felle, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
Scutum fidei. Bible quotations inscribed along the Byzantine limes (Syria and Africa)

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

15:15-15:45             Tea break

 

15:45- 17:15             Roman and Byzantine Palestine

 

Chair: Galit Noga-Banai

Boaz Zissu, Bar-Ilan University, and Orit Peleg-Barkat, The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Early Christian churches and rock-cut tombs at Horvat Midras, Israel

Basema Hamarneh, University of Vienna
The Christianization of the Roman frontier in the Levant: Functions, identities, and transformations. Some case studies from Arabia and Palaestina (4th – 8th centuries)

Doron Ben-Ami and Yana Tchekhanovets, Israel Antiquities Authority
Les derniers païennes? Fourth-century Jerusalem in the light of the new archaeological data

Josef Rist, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Dichtung und Wahrheit: Die Christianisierung des spätantiken Gaza nach der Vita Porphyrii (BHG 1570) des Marcus Diaconus

Haim Goldfus and Benny Arubas, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
From farmstead to monastery – The archaeological site at Hatzerim Air Base, Israel

Carmelo Pappalardo, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
Umm al-Rasas e il Limes Arabicus nella regione di Madaba in Giordania tra VI e VII secolo: topografia di una frontiera in trasformazione

 

17:15-17:30              Break

 

17:30-18:15              Persia, Armenia, and Georgia

 

Chair: Annewies van den Hoek

Ute Verstegen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnber
Archäologische Zeugnisse der “Kirche des Ostens” – Forschungsstand und Forschungsfragen

Manuela Studer-Karlen, Université de Fribourg
Georgia as site of cultural interactions: The church setting

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

18:30-20:30              Welcome reception for participants and invited guests in the Pandhof Courtyard of Utrecht Cathedral

 

TUESDAY JULY 3, 2018: Akademiegebouw, Domplein 29, City Center, Utrecht

 

8:45-9:45                  Roman North Africa

 

Chair: Karel Innemee

Annewies van den Hoek, Harvard University
The Reaper, a wandering therapeutic image

Sonia Antonelli, Università di Chieti; Maria Carla Somma, Università di Chieti; Pier Giorgio Spanu, Università di Sassari
Il cristianesimo negli agglomerati fortificati secondari di frontiera. Limes africano.

Michael-Yves Perrin, École Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Section des sciences religieuses, Paris
Le dossier de “l’épigraphie donatiste”. Un réexamen.

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

9:45-10:15               Posters: Flash Presentations and Poster Session [see ‘program per day‘ for details]

 

10:15-10:45             Coffee break

 

10:45-13:00              Center and Periphery I

 

Chair: Eric Moormann

Fabrizio Bisconti, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana; Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Lontano da Roma: arte cristiana di confine nella tarda antichità

Galit Noga-Banai, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Damasus of Rome and Cyril of Jerusalem: A comparative note between center and periphery

Alessandro Vella, Vatican Museums
Nuove considerazioni in merito alla diffusione del culto di san Magno tra il Lazio e l’Europa settentrionale

Domenico Benoci, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
Le Scholae Peregrinorum in Vaticano attraverso il dato epigrafico

Alessandra Ricci, Koç University
Re-assessing an intricate relationship: Archaeology, hagiography, and the suburbs of Constantinople

Diego Peirano, MIUR, Ministry of Education, Universities and Research
The monastery of Western Asia Minor in the 6th century between center and periphery

Cristian Aiello, independent scholar
Habitare: un dialogo mediterraneo. Ville residenziali e luoghi di culto nella Sicilia e nell’Africa tardoantica

Mariarita Sgarlata, Università degli Studi di Catania
I cimiteri di comunità tra Siracusa e Malta: sistemi funerari e organizzazione dello spazio ai confini dell’impero

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

13:00-14:30              Lunch  (own expense)

 

14:30-15:30              Center and Periphery II

 

Chair: Stefan Heid

Norbert Zimmermann, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Rom
Wandernde Bilder. Vom Zentrum in die Peripherie oder umgekehrt?

John Hermann, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Coptic influence in Mediterranean painted pottery

Charles Bonnet, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, Paris; Raymond Brulet, Université catholique de Louvain – INCAL; Michèle Gaillard, Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3; Renato Perinetti, Région autonome de la vallée d’Aoste
Chronologie des aménagements liturgiques dans les premières cathédrales: les exemples d’Aoste, Genève et Tournai

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

15:30-16:00              Tea break

 

16:00-17:30             Public Session: The Destruction of Christian Heritage in the Near East

 

Chair: Leonard Rutgers

Michael Danti, Colgate University and American Schools of Oriental Research
Recent cultural heritage destruction in the Middle East: The international response and future directions

Roland Defendini, Specialist in Cultural Heritage Law
Les instruments juridiques visant à assurer la protection du patrimoine culturel en danger : portée, enjeux et limites dans un Moyen Orient tourmenté

Elie Essa Kas Hanna, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
Patrimonio a repentaglio: il Massiccio Calcareo Siriano è una macro regione in crisi di esistenza persistente

Narmen Ali Muhamad Amen,  membre associé au Unité Orient et Méditerranée, CNRS-Paris
Patrimoin chrétienne au Kurdistan d’Irak après destructions du Daesh:  les travaux et grand défi

Dina Bakhoum, Specialist in Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management
Christian heritage in Egypt: Management and conservation issues beyond intentional destruction

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

17:30-17:45              Break

 

17:45-19:00              Frontiers and Migrations

 

Chair: Saskia Stevens

Damien Glad, Centre Michel de Boüard – CRAHAM – Université de Caen Normandie
Supplying the army given the context of social hierarchies change in Gallia Belgica and Illyricum (5th-6th centuries)

Josep M. Macias, Albert V. Ribera, and Miquel Rosselló, Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica
El asentamiento fortificado de València la Vella (Riba-roja de Túria, Valencia), un importante enclave de la frontera visigoda

Rossana Martorelli, Marco Muresu, and Laura Soro, Università di Cagliari
Sardinia and Corsica: borderlands or exile destinations? Settlement outcomes of devotional routes during the Vandal age

Valentina De Pasca, Università degli Studi di Milano
A new context and a new function for a carved ivory pyx

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

WEDNESDAY JULY 4, 2018: Akademiegebouw, Domplein 29, City Center, Utrecht

 

8:45-10:45                Novitates I

 

Chair: Stephan Mols

Olof Brandt, Giovanna Assunta Lanzetta, Dino Lombardo, and Priscilla Ralli, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
Nuove ricerche sulla cappella di San Venanzio nel battistero lateranense

Michael Langer, Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Neue Überlegungen und Befunde zum ersten Kapitel von Tiberio Alfaranos “De basilicae Vaticanae antiquissima et nova structura”

Vincenzo Fiocchi Nicolai, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
Una nuova fronte d’altare dal santuario dei Martiri Greci a Roma

Giulio Del Buono, Università degli Studi Roma Tre; Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medioevo
Le fasi medievali di S. Giovanni all’Isola (poi S. Giovanni Calibita) all’Isola Tiberina

Carlo Ebanista, Università del Molise, and Fabrizio Bisconti, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana; Università di Roma Tre
Novità dalla catacomba di S. Efebo a Napoli: gli ultimi scavi e i recenti restauri

Paola De Santis, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
Il complesso catacombale di Canusium (loc. Lamapopoli, Italia): nuove acquisizioni da recenti indagini

Cristina Menghini, Università degli Studi di Siena
La cristianizzazione in provincia di Arezzo: l’evoluzione religiosa di un territorio attraverso risorse sociali, economiche e naturali

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

10:45-11:15              Coffee break

 

11:15-12:45              Meeting between members of the Comitato Promotore Allargato to determine venue CIAC 2022 [lunch provided for attendees]

 

13:15-15:00              Transfer to Nijmegen

 

16:00-17:00             Visit to the city and monuments of Nijmegen

 

17:00-19:00              Reception for Participants and Invited Guests at the Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen

17:00                         Word of welcome by the Mayor of Nijmegen, Mr. Hubert Bruls

 

THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018: Linnaeusgebouw, Heyendaalse Weg 137, University Campus, Nijmegen

 

9:15-9:30                 Word of welcome by Prof. Han van Krieken, Rector Magnificus of Radboud University

 

9:30-10:45               The British Isles

 

Chair: Neil Christie

Anastasia Moskvina, UEA – University of East Anglia
Alignment and axiality in Anglo-Saxon church groups

Donatella Nuzzo, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, and Luisa Covello, Sapienza Università di Roma
Il cristianesimo negli agglomerati fortificati secondari di frontiera. Limes britannico e renano

Thomas Talbot, University College Cork
Domnach Mór Maige Áine: Conversion within a royal landscape

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

10:45-11:15            Coffee break

 

11:15-12:15             Poster Flash Presentations and Poster Session [see ‘program per day‘ for details]

 

12:15-13:30              Lunch (own expense)

 

13:30-15:15                Germania

 

Chair: Sebastian Ristow

Guido Faccani, Universität Zürich
Kathedrale des 1. Jahrtausends: St. Johannis in Mainz

Sebastian Gairhos, Römisches Museum Augsburg; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Auf der Suche nach dem verlorenen Bischof. Zur Bedeutung der raetischen Provinhauptstadt Augusta/Augsburg in der Spätantike

Gertrud Kuhnle, INRAP, Strasbourg
Römer, Alamannen, Franken – Spätantikes und frühmittelalterliches Christentum in der Grenzregion des Oberrheins

Ulrich Stockinger, University of Basel
Seeing through a Millstone. Andernach/Antunnacum and its surroundings from Late Antiquity to Early Middle Ages

Alain Vanderhoeven, Agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed, Brussel
Excavations in the Church of Our Lady in Tongeren (Belgium)

Joep Hendriks, Gemeente Nijmegen, and Arjan den Braven, Universiteit Leiden
Nijmegen before Charlemagne. Comments on the continuity of the oldest town in the Netherlands

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

15:15-15:45              Tea break

 

15:45-16:45              Gallia

 

Chair: Philippe Pergola

Philippe Pergola, Alessandro Garrisi, Gabriele Castiglia, and Elie Essa Kas Hanna, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
Costa Balenae – Campomarzio: limes bizantino e topografia cristiana delle Alpi liguri del mare nei territori dei municipi di Albingaunum e Albintimilium

Lilian R. G. Diniz, University of Vienna; University of Padua
“In-between” identity: Individuating religious hybridity in material culture during the conversion period in Gaul, Hispania and Britannia

Markus Löx, Universtität Regensburg, DFG-Graduietenkolleg Metropolität in der Vormoderne
Palatia in transition

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

16:45-17:15              Break

 

17:15-18:30              Iberia

 

Chair: Isaac Sastre

Francisco Javier Heras Mora, Junta de Extremadura
La domus de la “Puerta de la Villa” e gli inizi del Cristianesimo emeritense

Vincent Albert i Lacomba Ribera, Municipality of Valencia
Modulación, evolución y reconstrucción del grupo episcopal de Valentia (Hispania)

Jordina Sales Carbonell, Sanisera Archaeological Institute, Universitat de Barcelona; Fernando Contreras Rodrigo and Ismael Macías Fernández, Sanisera Archaeological Institute
Sanisera (Sanitja, Minorca) during the Late Antiquity: A worship centre on the halfway between Africa and Hispania

Rodrigues Gonçalves,  Luis Jorge,  and Cláudia Matos Pereira, Universidade de Lisboa – CIEBA
Art and Christian archaeology in Lusitânia: The beginnings of Christianity in the region of Arrábida (Portugal)

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2018: Linnaeusgebouw, Heyendaalse Weg 137, University Campus, Nijmegen

 

9:00-10:30                The Balkans I

 

Chair: Dominic Moreau

Lucrezia Spera, Ivan Gargano, and Federico Lizzani, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
Il cristianesimo negli agglomerati fortificati secondari di frontiera. Limes danubiano

Irina Adriana Achim, Vasile Pârvan Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest
Monuments chrétiens aux confins de l’Empire: la frontière du Bas-Danube

Andrei Gandila, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Religion and politics: Sixth-century Christianity beyond the Lower Danube frontier

Matteo Braconi, Università degli Studi di Roma Tre
Identità religiosa, rango sociale e tensione oltremondana dell’élite tardoantica in area balcanica. Gli indicatori sociali della decorazione dei monumenti funerari di diritto private

Ivo Topalilov, Shumen University
Contra arianos? On some archaeological evidence from Thrace

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

10:30-11:00              Coffee break

 

11:00-12:15              The Balkans II

 

Chair: Olof Brandt

Krisztina Hudák,  Réka Neményi, and Levente Nagy, University of Pécs
Recent research on Early Christian archaeology in Hungary in the 21st century

Orsolya Heinrich-Tamaska, Universität Leipzig
Between valley and hill: Church and settement during the Late Antiquity in Pannonia and Noricum

Gordana Jeremić, Institute of Archaeology, Belgrade, Serbia
The traces of Early Christianity in Serbia

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

12:15-13:30              Lunch (own expense)

 

13:30-15:00              Pilgrims and Saints Across Borders

 

Chair: Jos Koldeweij

Philippe Pergola and Gabriele Castiglia, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
Isole e frontiere: i limites vandalo, bizantino e longobardo in Sardegna, Corsica e nelle Baleari, in rapporto alla topografia Cristiana 

Davide Bianchi, University of Vienna
Local worship on the limes arabicus: Monks and saints between Palaestina and Arabia

Carlo dell’Osso, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
The spread of Christianity beyond the limes: Soldiers and merchants. Notes from Christian sources

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

15:00-15:30              Tea break

 

15:30- 17:00             Novitates II

 

Chair: Ute Verstegen

Aleksandra Krauze-Kołodziej, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Amphitrite as the goddess queen of the sea on “iconographical frontiers”. The transformation and Christianization of the motif

Anna Paranou, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Auf der Spur der Chrisianisierung Griechenlands

Ljubinka Dzidrova, Archaeological Museum of Macedonia, Skopje
Along the edge – East and West , Stobi – The Metropolitan seat of Provincia Macedonia II at the end of antiquity

Carolyn S. Snively, Gettysburg College
The 6th Century Episcopal Complex of Golemo Gradište, Konjuh, R. Macedonia

Robbin Doppenberg, Utrecht University
Feeding the Late Roman army: An exploration of the diet of Roman soldiers at the frontier of the Roman Empire

Discussion (15 minutes)

 

17:00-17:30              Break

 

17:30-17:45             Award Poster Prize

 

18:00-19:00              Closing keynote lecture

Jaś Elsner, University of Oxford
(De-)Anchoring Early Christian art: Ventures beyond the world of Christian hegemony

19:00-19:15              Closing of Congress

 

SATURDAY JULY 7, 2018

Excursion to the catacombs at Valkenburg and Maastricht.