Monday, September 18th

Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 211 (320 York Street)

9-9 30 Breakfast and Introduction

9 30-10 45 Session 1

  • Catherine Chin (Associate Professor of Classics, UC Davis)
    “He is Flightless and Very Tame”
  • Geoffrey Moseley (Visiting Assistant Professor, Ohio State, PhD candidate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Classics, Yale)
    “Ḥunayn ibn-Isḥāq (808-873 C.E.): Between Galenic and Biblical Philology”

11-12 Session 1 (continued)

  • Hindy Najman (Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, Oxford)
    “Authenticating the Profane”
  • Respondent: Irene Peirano Garrison (Associate Professor of Classics, Yale)

12-1 Lunch

1 -2 30 Session 2

  • Frederic Clark (Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University / Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Southern California)
    “Conjuring an Age of Gold: Periodization, Authenticity, and the Construction of Classical Latinity in Early Modern Humanism”
  • Milette Gaifman (Associate Professor of Classics and History of Art)
    “Imitation, Authenticity and the Formation of the History of Greek Art”
  • Respondent: Rachel Love (PhD Candidate in Classics, Yale)

2 45- 4 Session 3

Source and Original in a Digital Context: Problems and Perspectives

  • Yii-Jan Lin (Assistant Professor of New Testament, Yale Divinity School)
    “NT Textual Criticism in the Digital Age”
  • Kyle Conrau-Lewis (PhD Candidate in Classics, Yale), Rachel Love (PhD Candidate in Classics, Yale), Colin McCaffrey (Classics Librarian, Yale)
    “The Digital Propertius Project”
  • Respondent: Richard Tarrant (Pope Professor of the Latin Language and Literature, Harvard)

4 15-5 45: Session 4

  • Jennifer Knust (Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Associate Professor of Religion, Boston University)
    “The Liturgical Annotations to Codex Bezae and the History of Textual Scholarship”
  • Maria Doerfler (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Yale)
    “Old Law and New Philology: The Lex Dei between Sacred and Profane””
  • Respondent: Matthew Larsen (Lecturer in Religious Studies, Yale)

6pm Dinner for conference participants and guests (venue TBA)


Tuesday September 19th

Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 211 (320 York Street)

9- 10 30: Session 5

  • Sam O’Donnell (PhD Candidate in Classics and Comparative Literature, Yale)
    “Comparative Linguistics and the Sacred Genealogy of Language”
  • James Porter (Chancellor’s Professor of Classics and Rhetoric, UC Berkeley)
    “Homer: God or Ghost?”
  • Respondent: Egbert Bakker (Alvan Talcott Professor of Classics, Yale)

10 45- 12 15: Session 6

  • Paul Franks (Professor of Philosophy, Religious Studies and Judaic Studies, Yale)
    “What Can Philology and Philosophy Learn from Each Other? The Unity of Self-Consciousness and the Patchwork of the Text”
  • John Hamilton (William R. Kenan Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Harvard)
    “De complacentia”
  • Respondent: Kirk Wetters (Professor Germanic Languages & Literatures, Yale)

12 30-3 Lunch and final round-table discussion

Whitney Humanities Center, Room 108 (53 Wall Street)

“New Directions in the Study of Textual Traditions: Works in Progress by Graduate Students at Yale”

  • Dexter Brown, PhD Candidate in Religious Studies and Classics
  • Loren Waller, PhD Candidate in East Asian Languages and Literatures
  • Jennifer Weintritt, PhD Candidate in Classics