CIAC 17 Masterclass on Art, Archaeology & Epigraphy of Late Antiquity (30 June 2018)

(Source: CIAC 17): Masterclass at CIAC 17 on the art, archaeology, and epigraphy of Late Antiquity in Utrecht on June 30, 2018. This event is geared towards Research Master and Ph.D. students. If you are a graduate student and interested in participating, you can register for this event free of charge by sending an e-mail to: Please note that participants will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis. The maximum number of participants has been set at 25.

Program for "Masterclass in Christian Archaeology Across Borders"

10:00-10:10 Opening - Sible de Blaauw and Leonard Rutgers
10:10-10:50 The Archaeology of Sketis: Texts and Trenches - Karel Innemee, University of Amsterdam
10:50-11:30 Reflections of Beliefs and Rituals in Material Culture. The Case of Teomim Cave, Jerusalem Hills- Boaz Zissu, Bar-Ilan University
11:30-11:45 Coffe/Tea break
11:45-12:30 The DANUBIUS Project and the International Archaeological Mission at Zaldapa (Krushari, Bulgaria): Two Innovative research Programs in Christian Archaeology - Dominic Moreau, University of Lille
12:30-13:30 Lunch (own expense)
13:30-14:10 Building Archaeology and Early Christian Architecture in the Study of the Baptistery of Albenga - Olof Brandt, Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology
14:10-14:50 The Roman catacomb of St. Hyppolitus on the Via Tiburtina. Past and Future - Donatella Nuzzo, University of Bari
14:50-15:05 Tea break
15:15-16:00 Christian Epigraphy Today? A Case Study of the Inscriptions from the Domitilla Catacomb in Rome - Antonio Felle, University of Bari

As evident from the program, the masterclass is structured around six specialists that are directing archaeological fieldwork at various sites across the later Roman world. Speakers will talk about what it actually means to be working in this specific field, on the basis of case-studies relating to their own work. Their contributions will illustrate current developments in the field of ‘Christian Archaeology’ from an interdisciplinary perspective. Expanding on the theme Christian Archaeology Across Borders, they will encourage participants to reflect on broadening horizons characterizing this particular field, both in terms of content as well as method.

The setting of the workshop is an interactive one, offering the participants the opportunity to engage in conversation with the presenters. The masterclass will take place in Utrecht, two days before the opening of the Congress.

Prior to the event, a reading packet will be distributed. Students who participate actively can receive a transcript for 1 ects. The event will take place in the city center of Utrecht. The exact location will be announced on here, soon.