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Lent Term 2022


The Religions of Late Antiquity Seminar (formerly the Patristics Seminar) meets in even weeks of term.The seminar gathers graduate students, scholars and visiting scholars in the University interested in religions of late antiquity (Christianity, Judaism, cults of the Greco-Roman and near eastern worlds) and their interactions. It shares a common interest with the Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminars (CLANS), which engage with the late antique and early medieval periods from a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary perspectives (including Classics, History, Theology and Religious Studies).  In Lent Term 2022 it is chaired by Dr Anna Lefteratou

We welcome you to the seminar series of Religions of Late Antiquity that takes place on Mondays at Divinity in the Lightfoot Room [1st floor] between 14.00 -1600 except weeks 4 & 6 details below. For LT the programme is the following: 



Below is the list of the next RoLA Seminar speakers and topics; Divinity/Lightfoot Room (n.b. alternative location for weeks 4 & 6), alternating on  Monday 1400-1600.

31 January (week 2): Prof. Ilinca Tanaseanu-Doebler (Goettingen), "Neoplatonism and theurgy" (online, for the zoom link contact me closer to the date)

14 February  (week 4): Ms. Hannah Black (Cambridge) "The Question of the Greedy Fish in Gregory of Nyssa's Oratio Catechetica". (Meeting will be held at E3, Old Court, Clare College)

CANCELLED 28 February (week 6)

14 March (Week 8) : Dr. Maijastina Kahlos (Helsinki) "Inter-religious relations in Late Antique Alexandria (and elsewhere)".

all warmly welcome


We are hoping to keep our meetings in person, unless otherwise stated but please keep in touch for changes and updates as we go through this Lent Term.