PSCO 58 | Popular Piety in Late Antiquity

Co-chairs: Reyhan Durmaz, Simcha Gross, Theodora Naqvi


All of the talks will start at 6:30 pm Eastern Time and will be conducted via Zoom this Fall. You can register for the talks by e-mailing

September 10, 2020

“Religious Practices of Jews in the Late Antique Mediterranean Diaspora: The Evidence from Recalcitrant Sources”
Ross Kraemer (Brown University)


October 8, 2020

“ ‘Remember Me in the Holy Place’: Shared Practice at Multireligious Pilgrimage Sites in the Late Antique East”
Rebecca Falcasantos (Amherst College)


November 19, 2020

“The Simple and the Learned: Thinking about Late Antique Religious Worlds”
Jack Tannous (Princeton University)


February 4, 2021

“Islamic Origins from the Perspective of Enslaved Persons: A View from Below”
Elizabeth Urban (West Chester University)


March 25, 2021

“Rethinking ‘Magic’ in Ancient Christianity and Judaism: A View from Ethiopian Prayer Scrolls”
Aaron Butts (Catholic University of America)

April 15, 2021

“Demonology and Popular Piety in the Second Temple Judaism and Beyond”

Annette Yoshiko Reed (New York University)


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