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[Fwd: Philadelphia Seminar on Christian Origins 28 Sept]

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  • Jeffrey B. Gibson
    [[Please cross-post as appropriate: originally sent to PSCO, IOUDAIOS-L, ELENCHUS, LT-ANTIQ, H-JUDAIC, MEDIEVAL-RELIGION]] The first PSCO Seminar of the new
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 13, 2000
      [[Please cross-post as appropriate: originally sent to PSCO, IOUDAIOS-L,
      ELENCHUS, LT-ANTIQ, H-JUDAIC, MEDIEVAL-RELIGION]]


      The first PSCO Seminar of the new academic year will be held on Thursday
      evening, 28 September, in the 2nd floor lounge of Logan Hall at the
      University of Pennsylvania (36th St, just north of Spruce). For those
      who
      wish, food will be delivered at 6 pm, with the seminar from 7-9 pm.

      The speaker will be James Boykin Rives (York University, Toronto) on
      "How
      Wild was the West? Religious and Cultural Identity in Roman North
      Africa."

      Professor Rives will discuss the question of North Africa's connections
      to
      wider Mediterranean culture (Punic, Greek, and Roman), which were
      long-term and extensive. He will also address considerations of the
      layering and contestation of cultural and religious identity within
      North
      Africa itself.

      Professor Rives is author of Religion and Authority in Roman Carthage
      from
      Augustus to Constantine (Clarendon Press, 1995), and has written
      extensively on Roman history with a particular emphasis on religion. You
      can learn more about him from his website:
      http://www.yorku.ca/classics/faculty/rives.html

      The PSCO topic for 2000-2001 is

      "The Wild Wild West: Religious and Societal Transformations on the North
      African Frontier," co-chaired by William Gruen and Shira Lander
      (University of Pennsylvania).

      Further information and minutes of past seminars may be found on the
      PSCO
      web site:
      http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/psco/

      Bob Kraft, PSCO coordinator

      --
      Robert A. Kraft, Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
      227 Logan Hall (Philadelphia PA 19104-6304); tel. 215 898-5827
      kraft@...
      http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/rs/rak/kraft.html
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