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Conference-long: Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity, USCC, March 13-16

Poster: Gregory Stapleton <gregsta@MICROSOFT.com>

FYI:  Thought that there might be some people interested in attending
Gawain Kilgore

                ******LAST CALL******


          "The Transformation of Law and Society
                    in Late Antiquity"

             The University of South Carolina

                      Columbia, S.C.

                     13-16 March 1997

The second interdisciplinary Shifting Frontiers in Late
Antiquity Conference will be held at the University of
South Carolina, March 13-16, 1997.  This year's topic is
"The Transformation of Law and Society in Late Antiqui-
ty."  The conference will take an interdisciplinary look
at the role played by "the law", very broadly conceived,
in the social and cultural changes that occurred during
Late Antiquity in both the west and the east.  Sessions
will cover, for example, the roles of emperors and kings;
the development of "provincial" law; effects on families
and individuals; and the evolution of canon law.  A
Registration Form and copy of the conference program are
appended below.

                   LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS

Site, Dates, and Conduct of Conference

The  Conference sessions will be held on the University
of South Carolina campus.  Sessions will run from mid
afternoon on Thursday, March 13, through the morning of
Sunday, March 16.  All sessions will be plenary, and
papers will be approximately 20 minutes each.  There will
be regular breaks, with refreshments, allowing ample time
for discussion and personal interaction among the regis-


Those coming by air will arrive at Columbia Metropolitan
Airport (CAE), which is served by Delta, USAir, American,
Continental, and Air South.  Shuttle service will be
available for registrants who make known their arrival
and departure times.  By land, Columbia is easily acces-
sible by I-20 from Atlanta and the east, I-77 from
Charlotte and the north, and I-26 from the northwest.
Amtrack trains from the northeast also stop in downtown


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Clarion Town
House Hotel, 1615 Gervais St., Columbia, S.C.  29201
(803-771-8711), located in historic downtown Columbia
next to the USC campus.  Special conference rates are $59
for courtyard rooms and $65 for tower rooms, single or
double (plus accommodations tax).  A few rooms are still
available for those who book this week: be sure to mention

that you want the special rate for the Late Antiquity


Registration for the Conference is $50, and will include
copies of abstracts, two continental breakfasts, Sunday
morning brunch, and three receptions.  Registration by
out-of-town attendees who intend to stay at the Town
House should be made by February 28.  Students may
register at a reduced rate of $15 to attend the sessions
only.  Seating space may be limited, so registration as
early as possible is encouraged.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Ralph W. Mathi-
sen, Dept. of History, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia,
S.C.  29208.  Phone: 803-777-6068; FAX: 803-777-4494;
EMAIL: ralph.w.mathisen@sc.edu.
                      REGISTRATION FORM


          "The Transformation of Law and Society
                    in Late Antiquity"

             The University of South Carolina

                      Columbia, S.C.

                     13-16 March 1997

       Last              First                 M.I.

Affiliation (if any):___________________

Address: _______________________________



Phone: Office ___________________  Home ______

       EMAIL  ___________________  FAX _______

Arriving on __________ airline at ______

(time) on _______ (date)

Registration Fee

Full registration fee of $50 includes copies of ab-
stracts, two continental breakfasts, Sunday brunch, and
three receptions; must be enclosed to ensure hotel
accommodations.  Students may register for $15.

I wish to register for ____ persons and enclose $_____

Please make checks payable to: Frontiers Conference

And mail to:
Dr. Ralph W. Mathisen/Frontiers
Dept. of History
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC  29208

                  Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity II:

           The Transformation of Law and Society in Late Antiquity

                                Sponsored by

                       The Society for Late Antiquity
               Units of the the University of South Carolina:
                           College of Liberal Arts
                            Office of the Provost
                            Department of History
                            Department of English
                          Department of Philosophy
                       Department of Religious Studies
                      Department of French and Classics


                             THURSDAY, MARCH 13

                            (Gambrell Auditorium)

10:00-12:00             Tour of Historic Sites in Columbia (for
                        early arrivees)

 2:30- 3:30             Registration

 3:30- 3:45             Welcomes I, Introductions

 3:45- 4:00             Instrumenta studiorum

                        Thomas Banchich (Canisius College)
                        "The De imperatoribus Romanis WEB Site"
                        Steven Muhlberger (Nipissing Univ. College)
                        "The ORB Late Antiquity Site"

                        SECTION I. The Imperial Perspective

 4:00- 6:15             SESSION I. Law and the Imperial Adminis-

                        Chair: Alan Watson (Univ of Georgia)

                        Geoffrey Greatrex (University of Wales,
                        Cardiff) "Lawyers and Historians in Late

                        Michael Kulikowski (University of Toronto)
                        "Vicars and the Law in Late Antiquity"

                        Jonathan S. Perry (University of N. Caro-
                        lina) "'Making Revolution in Silk Gloves':
                        Law and Society under the Emperor Julian"

                        Hugh Elton (Trinity College) "The Codex
                        Theodosianus and Military Recruiting"

                        Rochelle I.S. Altman (Mesa, Ariz.) "The
                        Size of the Law: Codex Heights and their
                        Significance in Imperial Administration"

 6:15-7:45              Reception (Donor's Room, Gambrell Hall)

 8:00-                  Plenary Lecture (Sponsored by Dept. of
                        Religious Studies)

                        Hagith Sivan (Institute for Advanced

                        "Rabbinics and Roman Law: Jewish-Christian
                        Marriages in Late Antiquity"

                        FRIDAY, MARCH 14

 8:30- 8:45             Welcomes II

 8:45-10:30             SESSION II. Law and Imperial Policy: Reli-
                        gious Issues

                        Chair: Jacqueline Long (University of Tex-

                        Dennis Trout (Tufts University) "Lex and
                        Iussio: The Feriale Campanum and Chris-
                        tianity in the Theodosian Age"

                        Joanne Mannell Noel (Montana State Univer-
                        sity) "Ritual, Religion, and the Law:
                        Transformations in Architecture under the

                        Beatrice Caseau (University of Paris-IV,
                        Sorbonne) "The Christianisation of Law:
                        The Protection of Religious Buildings"

                        Abram Hubbell (Somerville, Mass.) "The
                        Codex Justinianus and the Forced Conver-
                        sion of Jews in Early Byzantine Society"

10:30-11:00             Break

11:00-12:00             SESSION III. Emperors, Law Codes, and So-

                        Dirk Schlinkert (Institut fuer Geschichte
                        der Technischen Hochschule, Darmstadt)
                        "Between Emperor, Court, and Senatorial
                        Order: The Codification of the Codex Theo-

                        Laurens E. Tacoma (Leiden University) "The
                        De Decurionibus Section in the Codex Theo-

 1:30- 3:30             SESSION IV: Soldiers and Bandits

                        Chair: Ronald Weber (University of Tex-
                        as-El Paso)

                        Frank M. Clover (University of Wisconsin)
                        "The Legal Background of the Civil War of
                        A.D. 470-472"

                        John F. Shean (University of Wisconsin)
                        "The Church and the Duties of the Chris-
                        tian Soldier"

                        Peter Sarris (All Souls College, Oxford)
                        "Imperial Law and Provincial Society: The
                        Case of Men-at-Arms on the Large Estates
                        of Byzantine Egypt"

                        Brian McGing (Trinity College, Dublin)
                        "Bandits Real and Imagined in Greco-Roman

 3:30- 4:00             Break

                        SECTION II. The Personal Perspective

 4:00- 5:30             SESSION V. The Law and Ethnicity.

                        Chair: Thomas Burns (Emory University)

                        Christopher A. Hoffman (University of Cal-
                        ifornia, Berkeley) "Magic and Ethnicity at
                        Rome: A Legal Approach"

                        Linda Jones Hall (University of Dayton)
                        "Berytus 'Nutrix Legum': Ethnicity, Class,
                        and Religion in the City of the Roman Law

                        Yitzchak Kerem (Aristotle University, The-
                        ssaloniki, Greece) "Involvement of Helle-
                        nistic Jews in Legal Systems in the Late
                        Roman and Early Byzantine Periods"

 6:00- 7:30             Reception (Donor's Room, Gambrell Hall)

 8:00-                  Plenary Lecture

                        Jill Harries (University of St. Andrews)

                        "Bishops, the Law, and Arbitration"

                        SATURDAY, MARCH 15

 8:45-10:15             SESSION VI. The Family, Substantive and

                        Antti Arjava (University of Helsinki) "Pa-
                        ternal Power in Late Antiquity"

                        Charles Pazdernik (Princeton University)
                        "Justinian's Novels and the Law of Succes-

                        Francisco Javier Lomas Salmonte (Universi-
                        dad de Cadiz) "Pauperum alimenta. Forms of
                        Dependance in the Western Latin Churches"

10:15-10:45             Break

10:45-12:30             SESSION VII. Virgins, Saints, and Nuns

                        Chair: Gillian Clark (University of Liver-

                        Judith Evans Grubbs (Sweet Briar College)
                        "Virgins and Widows, Show-Girls and
                        Whores: Late Roman Legislation on Women
                        and Christianity"

                        Fannie J. LeMoine (University of Wiscon-
                        sin) "Hysteria, Decorum, and Good Use of
                        the Devil's Arguments"

                        Athanasia Worley (University of Illinois)
                        "The Law of Generation in Methodius' Sym-

                        Catherine R. Peyroux (Duke University)
                        "Canonists Construct the Nun?: Canonical
                        Legislation about Women Religious in Mero-
                        vingian and Carolingian France"

                        SECTION III. The Barbarian Perspective

 1:45- 3:00             SESSION VIII. The Law in Barbarian Europe:
                        Setting the Stage

                        Chair: John Eadie (Michigan State Univer-

                        Karen Eva Carr (Portland State University)
                        "From Alaric to the Arab Conquest: Visigo-
                        thic Efforts to Achieve Romanitas"

                        Dmitri N. Starostine (University of Michi-
                        gan) "Law and the Traditional Practice in
                        Early Medieval Law-Codes"

 3:00- 3:30             Break

 3:30- 4:45             SESSION IX. The Law in Barbarian Europe:
                        Provincial Law

                        Chair: Scott Gwara (University of South

                        Linda Ellis (San Francisco State Universi-
                        ty) and Marius Tiberius Alexianu (Alexan-
                        dru I. Cuza University, Iasi, Romania)
                        "Duplex ius: The survival of Romano-Byzan-
                        tine and Customary Law on Dacian/Romanian

                        Mark Greco (Boston University) "The Valer-
                        ia Archaeological Survey Project: Cultural
                        and Legal Aspects of 'De-Romanization' in
                        Eastern Europe"

                        Michael Jones (Bates College) "The Legacy
                        of Roman Law in Post-Roman Britain"

 4:45- 5:00             Break

 5:00- 6:15             SESSION X. The Law in Barbarian Europe:
                        Landholding and Cultivation

                        Chair: Pamela G. Sayre (Henry Ford Commu-
                        nity College)

                        Boudewijn Sirks (University of Amsterdam)
                        "The Farmer, the Landlord, and the Law in
                        the Fifth Century"

                        Lisi Oliver (Lousiana State University)
                        "Aethelbehrt's Laet and the Frankish Leto"

                        Kathy Pearson (Old Dominion University)
                        "Germanic Law and Barbarian Diet"

 6:15- 7:45             Reception (Donor's Room, Gambrell Hall)
                        Remarks by Dr. John Palms, President, Uni-
                        versity of South Carolina

 8:00-                  Plenary Lecture

                        John Matthews (Yale University)

                        "Interpreting the interpretationes of the

                        SUNDAY, MARCH 16

                   (Clarion Town House Hotel)

                        SECTION IV. The Ecclesiastical Perspective

 8:30- 9:30             SESSION XI. Religion and the Law in the

                        Chair: Thomas Banchich (Canisius College)

                        Gillian Clark (University of Liverpool)
                        "Spoiling the Egyptians: Divine and Human
                        Law in Late Antiquity"

                        Victoria Erhart (Dumbarton Oaks) "The Im-
                        pact of Law and Social Customs on the De-
                        velopment of Syriac Christian Canon Law in
                        the Sasanian Empire"

 9:30-10:45             SESSION XII. Ecclesiastical Courts

                        Leslie Dossey (Harvard University)  "Legal
                        Privilege and the Ecclesiastical Courts in
                        Late Antique North Africa"

                        Noel E. Lenski (University of Colorado)
                        "Evidence for the Audientia Episcopalis in
                        the New Letters of Augustine"

                        Carolyn Humfress (St. Catherine's, Oxford)
                        "Bishops as Forensic Advocates"

10:45-12:00             SESSION XIII. Bishops and the Development
                        of Canon Law

                        Kevin Uhalde (Princeton University) "Proof
                        and Reproof: The Repertoire of Confronta-
                        tional Bishops"

                        Timothy M. Teeter (Georgia Southern Uni-
                        versity) "Bishops, Letters of Travel, and
                        Canon Law in Late Antiqity"

                        Mary E. Sommar (Syracuse University)
                        "Pragmatic Application of Proto-Canon Law:
                        Episcopal Translation"

12:00-                  Closing Discussion: The Future

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