Finalised Programme

It is only one month until the first UK Philo Colloquium and we have a great lineup of speakers (see below). The event is free to attend (and there are still spaces), but please contact me (adams.sean@gmail.com) to register.

Date: 21 July 2016
Time: 10-5
Location: Glasgow University, Theology and Religious Studies Building, No. 4 The Square, G12 8QQ

Speaking Programme:

10:00 – Welcome and Introductions
10:20 – Joan Taylor (KCL) – ‘The Therapeutae, Gender and the Synagogue’
10:55 – Erlend MacGillivray (Aberdeen) – ‘Primitivism in Philo of Alexandria’s
Thought and his Perception of Non-Jews’
11:30 – Coffee/tea
11:50 – Mina Monier (KCL) – Reception of Philo in Barnabas
12:25 – Ekaterina Matusova (Tübingen) – ‘Cognizing God in Philo: between
Hellenistic Platonism and Parabiblical Texts’
1:00 – Lunch
2:00 – Sean Adams (Glasgow) – ‘Philo’s Literary Forms and Genre Adaptations’
2:30 – Joshua Carroll (Aberdeen) – Philo’s education
3:00 – Elisa Uusimäki (Helsinki) – ‘Jacob’s Spiritual Exercises in the Context of
Philo’s Pedagogical Programme’
3:30 – Coffee/tea
3:50 – James R. Royse (Claremont) – ‘Philo’s Biblical Quotations according to the
Coptos Papyrus (Cohn-Wendland’s “Pap”) with Some Newly Discovered Readings’
4:20 – Hindy Najman (Oxford) – Trancendence, Immanence, and Revelation in Philo of
Alexandria
4:50 – Future Planning
5:00 – Close of event

 

 

Papers and Presenters

It is only two months until the Philo Colloquium and here is the provisional lineup for the day’s events. The event’s programme is not yet final, so if you are interested in presenting please contact me (sean.adams@glasgow.ac.uk).

Sean Adams (Glasgow) – ‘Philo’s Literary Forms and Genre Adaptations’

Joan Taylor (KCL) – ‘The Therapeutae, Gender and the Synagogue’

Hindy Najman (Oxford) – Trancendence, Immanence, and Revelation in Philo of   Alexandria

Elisa Uusimäki (Helsinki) – ‘Jacob’s Spiritual Exercises in the Context of Philo’s Pedagogical Programme’

Sami Yli-Karjanmaa (Helsinki) – Philo’s view of the afterlife

Thomas O’Loughlin (Nottingham) – Ritual in Philo

Joshua Carroll (Aberdeen) – Philo’s education

Erlend MacGillivray (Aberdeen) – ‘Primitivism in Philo of Alexandria’s Thought and his Perception of Non-Jews’

Mina Monier (KCL) – Reception of Philo in Barnabas

Ekaterina Matusova (Tübingen) – ‘Cognizing God in Philo: between Hellenistic Platonism and Parabiblical Texts’

First UK Philo Colloquium

It is our pleasure to announce that the first UK Philo Colloquium will be held Thursday 21 July 2016 at Glasgow University from 10:00–4:30. This meeting will be an opportunity for those working on Philo’s treatises or interested in Philonic studies to meet with other scholars in the UK (or further abroad) and discuss their research. This event is open to postgraduate students and scholars alike and, depending on the number of attendees, each will have an opportunity to share some of their current work.

Speakers will include: Sean Adams (Glasgow), Hindy Najman (Oxford), and Joan Taylor (King’s College London)

There is no cost for this event, although notice of attendance is required. There is also a small bursary fund for postgraduate students wishing to attend to help offset some of their travel costs.

If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact Sean Adams (sean.adams@glasgow.ac.uk).