Last month has started the Text and Transmission Joint Research Seminar hosted by Andy Hilkens (Gent) and myself. The next meeting is this Thursday; the details are in the image below. See some of you there!

TeTra February

The full program for the spring semester 2020 of the TeTra Research Seminar goes as follows, with meeting in Gent and Leuven:

January 16th | Leuven

Marion Pragt (KU Leuven)
Gregory of Nyssa’s Homilies on the Song of Songs and its Syriac Reception

Mircea Duluș (ICUB Bucharest)
New Evidence on the Transmission of Late Antique Polemics in Byzantium: the Monogenes of Makarios Magnes and the Homilies of Philagathos of Cerami

February 27th | Leuven 

Julie Van Pelt (Universiteit Gent)
Miracle or Magic? The Figure of the Magos in Byzantine Hagiography

András Mércz (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest)
Translating Syriac in the 16th century. Andreas Masius’  translation of the Syriac Anaphora of St. Basil in the light of his correspondence with Moses of Mardin

March 26th | Gent

Giorgia Nicosia (Universiteit Ge​nt)
Prophecies of the pagan philosophers about Christ: Syriac collections and Greek sources 

Bert Jacobs (KU Leuven)
Dionysius Bar Ṣalībī’s Disputation Against the Muslims and the Reception of Qiṣaṣ al-Anbiyāʾ

April 30th | Leuven

Tamara Pataridze (University of Oxford)
Georgian translations of Byzantine texts in relation to Georgian-Byzantine relations

Flavia Ruani (IRHT CNRS Paris)
A Robber in Paradise: Luke 23:43 in Manichaean and Anti-Manichaean Exegesis

May 27th | Gent

Marianna Mazzola (Universiteit Gent)
‘We do not resemble the Gentiles’: Christian-Muslim Relations in Dionysius of Tell Mahre’s Chronicle

Pietro d’Agostino (KU Leuven)
The Notitia de locis sanctis transmitted in the Par. ar. 300: about the first Arabic guide to the Holy Places. A study and edition

June w/c 21st | Leuven

Sarah Parkhouse (Australian Catholic University)
Christian Appropriation and Recontextualisation of the Amphitheatre at Carthage

Nathan Carlig (Université de Liège)
Codex MONB.CP: a codicological reassessment of a late patristic collection from the White Monastery (12th cent.)

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