Dissertation Spotlight: Matthias Brand, The Manichaeans of Kellis: Religion, Community, and Everyday Life (Leiden University PhD Dissertation, 2019)
Brand: “Drawing upon recent sociological studies, as well as developments in the academic Study of Religion, I have heeded Rogers Brubaker’s critique of “groupism”: the tendency to think in coherent and well-defined religious groups. Rather than taking groups for granted, we should look for where and when religious communities or groups are called into being. When would the Manichaeans of Kellis have felt “Manichaeanness” as the most relevant factor to define their behavioral choices?”
Articles and News
The Armenian Infancy Gospel is added to the e-Clavis database.
The searchable, regularly updated KeiBi online cuneiform bibliography.
Sarah Bond discusses information technology and infographics in the ancient Roman world.
Thinking about translation with Jenny Cromwell, Evagrius, and Banana Yoshimoto.
Musings on writing a book over at the Second Temple Early Career Academy Blog.
Images of Qasr Ibrim over at Manar Al-Athar.
Today is the second day of the Jewish New Year. We hope your new year will be as festive as this prayer book! 🍎 💃🕺Harley MS 5794, f. 70v #RoshHashanah #HebrewProject https://t.co/s41XjUiPUI pic.twitter.com/T1EOVUTCr1— BL Hebrew Project (@BL_HebrewMSS) October 1, 2019
If you want to bring in the everyday writing of women more regularly into your courses & into your worldview of antiquity, please do go and engage with female handwriting in epigraphy and papyri. The most famous is perhaps the Vindolanda birthday letter. https://t.co/3GUlrFdngs pic.twitter.com/lh7oyYvbGi— Dr. Sarah Bond (@SarahEBond) September 30, 2019
Hey hey hey GARB OF BEING (co-edited by yrs truly, Susan Holman, and Georgia Frank), out in November, now previewable on Google Books! Take a gander, friends!https://t.co/VMzxiVTPU6— Andrew Jac🎃bs (@drewjakeprof) October 1, 2019