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Prestigeous FWO Postoctoral Fellowship Received

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Now it is official: My senoir postdoctoral research fellowship application at Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) was successful, although the compatiotion was really tought. The project entitled “Stolen, shattered, demolished. Physical violence towards materialised ‘sacred’ in late antique inner-Christian conflicts” and it going to be realised between 2020-2023 at the Faculty of Theology and Religious […]

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Heiligt der Zweck alle Mittel? Legitimationsstrategien von (göttlicher) Gewalt bei Gregor von Tours

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This was the title of my presentation on an expert’s workshop focusing on the legitimatisation of ‘religous’ violence in Antiquity (“Religiöse (De-)Legitimationsansätze von Gewalt in der Antike”) at the Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz. (During my stay I re-realised that Gutenberg is an adopted name; he was called originally “Gensfleisch” [i.e. Goosemeat]. I can understand […]

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Migrants of Faith and the Faith of Migrants: Migration and inner-religious conflict in the Christian Communities of Rome

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This paper was presented as part of a workshop “Migration: Rhetoric and Reality in Late Antiquity”, which Samuel Cohen and I organised at the XVIII International Conference on Patristics Studies conference in Oxford. Although we got the two last slots allocated for our workshop, an interested crowd found together in the East Examination School for […]

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Two Anonymous Preachers on the “Woman Taken in Adultery”: S. Mai 8 and an Unedited Homily in a Manuscript from Moissac

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Gert Partoens, professor for latin literature at KU Leuven and an expert on Augustine and I was invited for a talk at an expert’s workshop on anonymous sermons in Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages. It was organised by Matthieu Pignot on the 16th May 2019 at the Universtiè de Namur and entitled “Les sermons […]

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Passionately Advocated and Prominently Ignored. Jerome, the Women and the Story “Woman Taken in Adultery”

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This paper will be presented at the “International Symposium on the 1600th anniversary of Jerome’s Death” (Ljubljana, 24-26 October 2019). AbstractDespite all ambivalences, women played an important role in the life of Jerome: the circle of aristocratic woman at Rome, the ascetic circle in Bethlehem or the torment of dancing women in his memories. A […]