School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Late antique hagiography as literature

‘Late antique hagiography as literature’ is a two-day conference hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology on the 20th and 21st of May. (Published 23 March 2015)

Image of Michelangelo's The Torment of Saint Anthony
Michelangelo's 'The Torment of Saint Anthony'

Event details

 Wednesday 20 May 2015, 12.00am Meadows Lecture Theatre, doorway 4, Old Medical Quad, Teviot Place

2pm-5pm on 20 May 9am-6pm on 21 May

Event description

This two-day workshop will consist of six panel sessions exploring the form, intertextuality, and meaning of key texts of late antique hagiography, as well as a poster display and a keynote speech by Professor Gillian Clark (FBA), one of the most respected scholars in the field.

The focus on specifically literary approaches to hagiography is highly innovative while fitting well into the rapidly expanding research area of Late Antiquity (an area whose profile at the University of Edinburgh is particularly prominent).

The workshop is designed to result in more substantial international and interdisciplinary collaboration around literary hagiography in the form of a research network.


Key speakers at this event include:

  • Gillian Clark (Bristol University)
  • Stelios Panayotakis (University of Crete)
  • Ian Fielding (University of Oxford)
  • Christodoulos Papavarnavas (Vienna University)
  • Anne Alwis (University of Kent)
  • James Corke-Webster (University of Durham)
  • Tamar Rotman (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)
  • Philip Burton (University of Birmingham)
  • Niamh Kehoe (University College Cork)
  • Thomas Tsartsidis (University of Edinburgh)
  • Konstantin Klein (Universities of Bamberg and Oxford)
  • Marijana Vukovic (University of Oslo and Central European University) (in absentia)
  • Daria Penskaya (Russian State University for the Humanities, Orthodox University of St. Tikhon and Higher School of Economics)
  • Pietro D’Agostino (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris) (in absentia)
  • Petros Tsagkaropoulos (King’s College London)
  • Lucy Parker (University of Oxford)
  • Julie Van Pelt (Ghent University)
  • Michael Williams (Maynooth University)
  • Zachary Yuzwa (University of Saskatchewan)


Two fee options are available; a reduced fee for postgraduate students and a standard fee for all other attendees.

Reduced fee £10.00
Standard fee £20.00


To register for this event, please visit our online booking system.

Further information

For further information on this conference, please contact the organiser Dr Lucy Grig.

Dr Lucy Grig

Head of Subject Area; Classics

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • University of Edinburgh

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