Dear ICS Community:

On behalf of the ICS Executive Board, I am pleased to share with you the complete program and Zoom registration links for the upcoming series of virtual presentations by Shohet Scholar grant recipients to be held on 3 April and 1 May 2022 at 1 p.m. (EST). These events are free and open to all.

Shohet Scholars Spring Showcase 2022

Sundays at 1 p.m. EST, on 3 April and 1 May 2022

Free and open to the public by registering at the Zoom links for each session.

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Sunday 3 April 2022 at 1 p.m.

Zoom link: https://notredame.zoom.us/.../tJwode6prz8uGtRkYcQLjoW05Ii...

  1. Dr. Nathaniel DesRosiers (Stonehill College): "Suns, Snakes, and Altars: Religious Competition and Solar Cults"
  2. Dr. Sarah Madole Lewis (City University of NY): "Searching for Roman Sarcophagi with Catacomb Contexts: Use, Reuse and the Matter of Interpretation"
  3. Dr. Daniel Ullucci (Stonehill College): "Physical Offerings and the Development of Christian Elite"

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Sunday 1 May 2022 at 1 p.m.

Zoom link: https://notredame.zoom.us/.../tJ0sd...

  1. Dr. Lily Vuong (Central Washington University): The Apocryphal Mary in Text, Pictorial Art, and Iconography
  2. Dr. Ilenia Gradante (Oxford): "A Community Narrative Approach in the Study of Early Christian Syracuse (Sicily) through the Epigraphic Documentation from the Catacombs"
  3. Dr. Lindsey A. Mazurek (Indiana University Bloomington): “The Mediterranean Connectivity Initiative: Digital Approaches to Networks at Roman Ostia.

I attach pdf and jpg files of the program with the hope that you will be able to attend. The annual scholarship program for postdoctoral scholars and others already in possession of the Ph.D. award (by time of award disbursement on 1 July) is a major initiative of the ICS, and one for which we are always in need of your support. We thank in particular Prof. Robin Jensen and the Department of Theology at Notre Dame for providing virtual hosting, and hope to see many of you - virtually - in the coming weeks.

With many thanks for your support of the ICS and kind regards,

Jessica Dello Russo for the ICS Executive Board

Lecturer on Medieval Art and Architecture, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences, 725 Commonwealth Avenue #304b, Boston, MA 02215

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International Catacomb Society

The International Catacomb Society was founded in 1980 by art historian Estelle Shohet Brettman (1925-1991). The society is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of the Jewish catacombs and other rare vestiges of history that illustrate the common influences on Jewish, Christian, and pagan iconography and funerary practices during the time of the Roman Empire. The society also strives to increase knowledge about the interconnections between Judaism, Christianity, and the surrounding ancient world by issuing grants, sponsoring lectures, and disseminating information and publications.