Anchoring Sanctity in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Masterclass with ICS Advisor Sible de Blaauw et al (May 31-June 1, 2017)

Anchoring Sanctity (Ph.D. Masterclass)
Wednesday 31 May 2017 until Thursday 1 June 2017, 09:00 to 18:00
Trippenhuis (Kloveniersburgwal 29), Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Organiser(s): Roald Dijkstra, Dorine van Espelo, Olivier Hekster
Description: International, interdisciplinary masterclass for PhD-students from all disciplines working on religious and political authority in late antiquity or the early middle ages. Participants are invited to submit a case study of their research on which they try to apply the concept of Anchoring Innovation.
A useful tool to investigate the ways in which sanctity was legitimised in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages is the concept of Anchoring Innovation, which is part of the research agenda of OIKOS, the National Research School in Classical Studies, in the Netherlands. One of the subprojects of this umbrella concept, Popes and Expressions of Roman Power, has applied the concept of anchoring to expressions of sanctity in the late-Roman and early-medieval world. It is the aim of this masterclass to inspire PhD students working on similar topics to apply Anchoring Innovation as a conceptual tool for their own research. Moreover, the concept will enable them to connect their own research to current societal debates on innovation.
Masters: Prof. Dr Sible de Blaauw (Radboud University); Prof. Dr Olivier Hekster (Radboud University); Prof. Dr Rosamund McKitterick (Cambridge University), Prof. Dr Ineke Sluiter (Leiden University)
Provisional programme:
31 May 2017
18.00 Welcome and dinner
1 June 2017
9.00-12.00 Plenary sessions on the concept of Anchoring Innovation
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.30 Group discussions on case-studies
15.30-16.00 Coffee/tea
16.00-17.00 Round-table discussion
17.00-17.15 Closure
More information can be found here:
Mail to Dr Roald Dijkstra or Dr Dorine van Espelo. Deadline to Apply is: 15 December 2016