July Forum on Todd Berzon’s Classifying Christians begins! Heidi Wendt, “Classifying Christians: An AJR Forum”
Wendt: “Classifying Christians gestures toward as many frontiers of scholarly engagement as it captures others charting. To explore some of these possibilities, the Religious Worlds of Late Antiquity organized a review panel for the book at the 2017 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting and invited three scholars with varied perspectives, approaches, and specialty to engage critically with Berzon’s arguments and elaborate them in view of new evidence or theoretical materials.”
Classifying Christians Forum: Ellen Muehlberger writes on Classifying Christians and N.K. Jemisin
Muehlberger: “I don’t imagine that Todd thought he would be aligning with the observations made in a popular dystopian fantasy trilogy, but the analysis of our historiographical mistakes, executed in fiction by Jemisin is, in fact, the same analysis brought forward by Classifying Christians.”
Articles and News
Terrific piece on how Roman sites of memory also interacted with the historical imagination of rabbinic Judaism.
Michael Press compares “first-century Mark” with the so-called Shapira Strips – what makes evidence weighty or attractive?
Enoch Seminar newsletter for June 2018 includes report on the Nangeroni meeting in Rome.
Exceptional visual examples and overview of the Sinai Palimpsests Project and its imaging tech.
Solid bronze sculpture of a god’s hand goes on display at Vindolanda.
Another remarkable mosaic uncovered at Huqoq by Jodi Magness and her UNC team.
Brent Nongbri on the benefits of modelling a Nag Hammadi codex in the flesh.
Spending my morning reading Karen Stern’s (Brooklyn College) new book on Jewish Graffiti (from @PrincetonUPress). Lots of things to love but it is great to see a mix of men and women contributing blurbs to this important epigraphy work. https://t.co/CtVhIIXTuX pic.twitter.com/PnDgBJeAn7— Dr. Sarah Bond (@SarahEBond) 11 July 2018
In which I discuss the insights of Todd Berzon's latest, through the lens of the compelling commentary on genre and change in @nkjemisin 's Broken Earth series— Ellen Muehlberger (@emuehlbe) 11 July 2018
(and goodness, people, if you haven't read either Berzon or Jemisin, do yourself a favor and go get both) https://t.co/yPI3IvP9yY
Animula vagula blandula... Hadrian's farewell to life. https://t.co/UsZU5L90dL— Following Hadrian (@carolemadge) 10 July 2018