17th International Congress of Christian Archaeology – Program of Speakers (Provisional)

The speakers' program for the 17th International Congress of Christian Archaeology is online at https://ciac.sites.uu.nl/program/. The conference will be held from 1-7 July 2018 at Utrecht University and Radboud University, Nijmegen. The sessions primarily address the overarching theme of "Frontiers: The Transformation and Christianization of the Roman Empire Between Center and Periphery". ICS Vice President, Prof. Annewies van den Hoek, is on the Dutch Organizing Committee. She, along with ICS advisors Dr. John Herrmann and Prof. Zeev Weiss, will present at the congress, co-organized by another ICS advisor, Prof. Sible L. de Blaauw. The preliminary program for speakers is copied below. For all other information, and to register, please visit the official website at: https://ciac.sites.uu.nl/.

SUNDAY JULY 1, 2018

AFTERNOON

Arrival of participants

Visit to the excavations and churches of Utrecht

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

9:00-9:30 Welcome

9:30-10:30 Opening keynote: Neil Christie and David Petts

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Egypt

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

Karel, Innemee, From Proconessos to Sketis: Marble Architectural Sculptures and Their Origin

Massa, Serena, Le origini del cristianesimo nell’Africa subsahariana: le testimonianze archeologiche di Adusi

Castiglia, Gabriele, Adulis (Eritrea): la formazione di una topografia cristiana e lo scavo della chiesa orientale

Higgins, Sabrina C., Mary, the Apocrypha and the Construction of a Visual Identity in Late Antique Egypt

Discussion (15 minutes)

12:30-13:45 Lunch

13:45- 15:15 Syria and Mesopotamia

Brands, Gunnar, Late antique sculpture from Antioch – ‘A lost ancient city’ revisited

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

Crostini, Barbara, Between the Pillar and the Cross: Stylite Saints in Late-Antique Perceptio

Buzi, Paola/Borgia, Emanuela/David, Massimiliano/Stasolla, Francesca Romana, Il cristianesimo negli agglomerati fortificati secondari di frontiera. Limes orientale

Felle, Antonio Enrico, Scutum fidei. Bible quotations inscribed along the Byzantine limes (Syria and Africa)

Discussion (15 minutes)

15:15-15:45 Tea break

15:45- 17:45 Roman and Byzantine Palestine

Zissu, Boaz, Early Christian Churches and Rock-Cut Tombs at Horvat Midras, Israel

Hamarneh, Basema, The Christianization of Roman Frontier in the Levant: Functions, Identities, and Transformations. Some Case Studies from Arabia and Palaestina (4th – 8th centuries)

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

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

Weiss, Zeev, Christianizing the Cities of the Galilee: The Archaeological Evidence

Ashkenazi, Jacob, Economic growth and religious materiality in Christian Galilee in Late Antiquity

Goldfus, Haim/Arubas, Benny, From Farmstead to Monastery – The Archaeological Site at Hatzerim Air Base, Israel

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

17:45-18:00 Break

18:00-19:00 Persia, Armenia, and Georgia

Verstegen, Ute, Archäologische Zeugnisse der “Kirche des Ostens” – Forschungsstand und Forschungsfragen

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

Finster, Barbara, Some remarks on the churches at Qusayr/Governatorate Kerbela (Iraq)

Discussion (15 minutes)

1900-21:00 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

van den Hoek, Annewies, The Reaper, a Wandering Therapeutic Image

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

Perrin, Michael-Yves, Le dossier de “l’épigraphie donatiste”. Un réexamen.

Discussion (15 minutes)

9:45-10:15 Posters: Flash Presentations

10:15-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-13:00 Center and Periphery I

Bisconti, Fabrizio, Lontano da Roma: arte cristiana di confine nella tarda antichità

Noga-Banai, Galit, Damasus of Rome and Cyril of Jerusalem: A Comparative Note between Center and Periphery

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

Benoci, Domenico, Le iscrizioni funerarie della Schola Frisonum in Vaticano

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

Peirano, Diego, The Monastery of Western Asia Minor in the 6th Century between Centre and Periphery

Nicolaou, Doria, The frontier status of the island of Cyprus in the 7th century through the church building activity

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

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

13:00-14:15 Lunch

14:15-16:00 Center and Periphery II

Zimmermann, Norbert, Wandernde Bilder. Vom Zentrum in die Peripherie oder ungekehrt?

Marsili, Giulia, Archaeology of stone workshops in Late Antiquity, between centre and periphery

Krauze-Kołodziej, Aleksandra, Amphitrite as the goddess queen of the sea on “iconographical frontiers”. The transformation and Christianization of the motif

Hermann, John, Coptic influence in Mediterranean Painted Pottery

Bonnet, Charles/Brulet, Raymond/Perinetti, Renato, Chronologie des aménagements liturgiques dans les premières cathédrales: les examples d’Aoste, Genève et Tournai

Casartelli Novelli, Silvana, Fuori Roma, non senza Roma: il claustrum canonicorum di St. Pierre aux Nonnains di Metz

Discussion (15 minutes)

16:00-16:30 Tea break

16:30-17:45 Public Session: The Destruction of Christian Heritage in the Near East: 5 papers, TBA

Discussion (15 minutes)

17:45-18:00 Break

18:00-19:15 Frontiers and Migrations

Glad, Damien, Supplying the army given the context of social hierarchies change in Gallia Belgica and Illyricum (5th-6th centuries)

Macias, Josep M./Ribera, Albert V./Rosselló, Miquel, El asentamiento fortificado de València la Vella (Riba-roja de Túria, Valencia), un importante enclave de la frontera visigoda

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

De Pasca, Valentina, 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

9:00-10:45 Novitates I

Brandt, Olof, Nuove ricerche sulla cappella di San Venanzio nel battistero lateranense

Langer, Michael, Neue Überlegungen und Befunde zum ersten Kapitel von Tiberio Alfaranos “De basilicae Vaticanae antiquissima et nova structura”

Fiocchi Nicolai, Vincenzo, Una nuova fronte d’altare dal santuario dei Martiri Greci a Roma

Del Buono, Giulio, Le fasi medievali di S. Giovanni all’Isola (poi S. Giovanni Calibita) all’Isola Tiberina

Ebanista, Carlo/Bisconti, Fabrizio, Novità dalla catacomba di S. Efebo a Napoli: gli ultimi scavi e i recenti restauri

De Santis, Paola, Il complesso catacombale di Canusium (loc. Lamapopoli, Italia): nuove acquisizioni da recenti indagini

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

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-12:45 Meeting to determine venue CIAC 2022

Transfer to Nijmegen

LATE AFTERNOON: Visit to the city and monuments of Nijmegen

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

9:00-10:45 Germania

Mersch et al., An attempt to locate the late civitas in Neuss

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

Gairhos, Sebastian, Auf der Suche nach dem verlorenen Bischof. Zur Bedeutung der raetischen Provinhauptstadt Augusta/Augsburg in der Spätantike

Kuhnle, Gertrud/Ristow, Sebastian, Römer, Alamannen, Franken – Spätantikes und frühmittelalterliches Christentum in der Grenzregion des Oberrheins

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

Vanderhoeven, Alain, Excavations in the Church of Our Lady in Tongeren (Belgium)

Discussion (15 minutes)

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-12:45 Poster Flash Presentations and poster session

12:45-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 The British Isles

Petts, David, New Light on Early Monasticism in Northern Britain AD 400-700

Moskvina, Anastasia, Alignment and axiality in Anglo-Saxon church groups

Nuzzo, Donatella/Covello, Luisa, Il cristianesimo negli aggloberati fortificati secondari di frontiera. Limes britannico e renano

Busset, Anouk, Making space into a place’: the spatial organisation of early Christian carved stones

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

Discussion (15 minutes)

15:30-16:00 Tea break

16:00-17:15 Gallia

Diniz, Lilian R. G., “In-between” identity: individuating religious hybridity in material culture during the conversion period in Gaul, Hispania and Britannia

Finney, Paul C., Did Avitus’ signet ring text prompt the creation of a new early-Christian episcopal insigne?

Garrisi, Alessandro/Colella, Michela Flavia, La topografia cristiana di Treviri dal IV al VII secolo

Löx, Markus, Palatia in transition

17:15-17:45 Break

17:45-19:00 Iberia

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

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

Sales Carbonell, Jordina/Contreras Rodrigo, Fernando/Macías Fernández, Ismael, Sanisera (Sanitja, Minorca) during the Late Antiquity: A Worship Centre on the halfway between Africa and Hispania

Gonçalves, Rodrigues/ Jorge, Luis /Matos Pereira, Cláudia, Art and Christian archaeology in Lusitânia: the beginnings of Christianity in the region of Arrábida (Portugal)

Discussion (15 minutes)

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

9:00-10:30 The Balkans I

Spera, Lucrezia/Gargano, Ivan/Lizzani, Federico, Il cristianesimo negli agglomerati fortificati secondari di frontiera. Limes danubiano

Achim, Irina Adriana, Monuments chrétiens aux confins de l’Empire: la frontière du Bas-Danube

Gandila, Andrei, Religion and politics: sixth-century Christianity beyond the Lower Danube frontier

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

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

Discussion (15 minutes)

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:15 The Balkans II

Hudák, Krisztina/Neményi, Réka/Nagy, Levente, Recent research on Early Christian Archaeology in Hungary in the 21th century

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

Jeremić, Gordana, The traces of Early Christianity in Serbia

Khrushkova, Liudmila G., The Mangup basilica and the Christianization of the mountainous areas of the South-West Crimea in the Early Byzantine period

Discussion (15 minutes)

12:15-13:30 Lunch

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

Pergola, Philippe/Castiglia, Gabriele, Isole e frontiere: i limites vandalo, bizantino e longobardo in Sardegna, Corsica e nelle Baleari, in rapporto alla topografia Cristiana

Scandurra, Carmelo, Siracusa e la Sicilia sud-orientale fra archeologia e agiografia: il ruolo del Mediterraneo come “frontiera liquida” fra Oriente e Occidente

Bianchi, Davide, Local worship on the limes arabicus: monks and saints between Palaestina and Arabia

Pietrobono, Sabrina, Il Cristianesimo ‘di frontiera’ visto da Roma: santi pellegrini dalle Isole Britanniche in Italia

dell’Osso, Carlo, The spread of Christianity beyond the limes: soldiers and merchants. Notes from Christian sources

Discussion (15 minutes)

15:00-15:35 Tea break

15:30- 17:15 Novitates II

Paranou, Anna, Auf der Spur der Chrisianisierung Griechenlands

Dzidrova, Ljubinka, Along the Edge – East and West , Stobi – The Metropolitan Seat of Provincia Macedonia II at the end of Antiquity

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

Baldini, Isabella, Church buildings as Islamic shrines in Seventh Century Aegean

Joseph, Patrich, A Digital Corpus of Early Christian Churches and Monasteries in the Holy Land

Van Strydonk, Mark/Boudin, Mathieu/Ramis, Damià, Differences in dietary habits between Muslims and Christians on the Balearic Islands based on stable isotope data

Hendriks, Joep/den Braven, Arjan, Nijmegen before Charlemagne. Comments on the continuity of the oldest town in the Netherlands

17:15-17:45 Break

17:45-18:00 Award Poster Prize

18:00-19:00 Closing keynote lecture by Jas Elsner, title TBA

SATURDAY JULY 7, 2018 AND SUNDAY JULY 8, 2018

Excursions to the catacombs at Valkenburg, to Maastricht and to Xanten