College of Arts and Sciences

Ancient Studies

Vandalia Symposium 2012

On October 26 and 27, the Program in Ancient Studies hosted the third annual Vandalia Symposium on Late Antiquity. See below for the list of graduate student presenters.

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 (all talks in Ballantine Hall 006)

2:00-2:45 Charles Aull, Indiana, "The Procopius Revolt and the Western Roman Empire"

2:45-3:30 Kyle Shimoda, Ohio State, "The Transformation of Orosius' Barbarians and the Lesson for Rome"


3:45-4:30 Tim Hart, Michigan, "Plunder, Prisoners, and Politics: Maritime Raiding in the Developing Vandal State"

4:30-5:15 Brendan McCarthy, Ohio State, "Portrait of Kings: The Epistulae of Avitus as Essay on Kingship"

6:30 Reception, Deliyannis house

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

9:30-10:15 David Maldonado, Indiana, "How to End Arianism: Dissent and Community in Philostorgius' Ecclesiastical History"

10:20-11:05 Elizabeth Platte, Michigan, "Talking business: The language of charity in LateAntique monastic literature"

11:10-11:55 Lindsey Hansen, Indiana, "Acts of Witnessing: The Munich Ivory of the Ascension, Medieval Visuality and Pilgrimage"



1:00-1:45 Frank McGough, Ohio State, "Prokopios and Roman Identity in the Wars"

1:45-2:30 Ben Graham, Michigan, "Light, lighting, and olive oil in early medieval Italy"