Ancient Borderlands RFG Tag

Rita Lucarelli (Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley) Monday, June 5, 2017 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In this lecture the character of the ancient Egyptian magical practices, with a special focus on the role that demons played in magical texts and images, will be thoroughly...

Cavan Concannon (Religion,University of Southern California) Friday, October 28, 2016/12:00 PM HSSB 4080 Modern historians map the diversity of early Christianity in a variety of ways, from declines into heresy to competition among “varieties” of early Christianities. Drawing particularly on the philosophical work of Gilles Deleuze...

Friday, April 4-Sunday, April 6 McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 Borderlands, broadly defined, are spaces where disparate ethnicities, cultures, religions, political systems, or linguistic traditions come into close contact and require both individuals and societies to adapt culturally, politically, economically, or technologically to encounters with other...

Faculty and Staff Harry Munt, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford) Patrick Ryan Williams, Associate Curator and Anthropology Chair, The Field Museum of Chicago Fikret Yegül, Art History Gregory Wilson, Anthropology Voula Tsouna, Philosophy Samuel Thomas, Religion, California Lutheran Christine Thomas, Religious Studies Paul Spickard, History Stuart Tyson Smith, Anthropology Jo-Ann Shelton, Classics Helen Rhee,...

Steven Friesen (Religious Studies, University of Texas Austin) Thursday, October 11 / 6:00 PM McCune Conference Center, 6020 HSSB The recent work of Slovenian Marxist philosopher Slavoj Žižek on the New Testament suggests that Žižek may have more in common with the author of the Book of Revelation. Žižek’s work may...

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Ronald Stroud (Classical Languages and Literature, UC Berkeley) Tuesday, February 8 / 5:30 PM SB Museum of Natural History Located at the narrowest part of the Greek peninsula, Corinth became famous as one of the greatest commercial centers in the ancient world.   From early times Corinth also had a...

John G. Younger (Classics, University of Kansas) Friday, January 21 / 4:00 PM HSSB 4041 Professor Younger's talk examines the lives of girls and women in the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures of the prehistoric Aegean (ca. 3000-1000 BCE). Testing modern assumptions and expectations against the archaeological, iconographic, and...