Constanze Güthenke (Associate Professor of Greek Literature, Oxford)
Hindy Najman (Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, Oxford)
Tobias Reinhardt (Corpus Christi Professor of Latin, Oxford)
Michal Beth Dinkler (Assistant Professor of New Testament, Yale Divinity School)
Irene Peirano Garrison (Associate Professor of Classics, Yale)
Keynote: Irene Peirano Garrison, “Beyond Emulation”
Respondent: Tobias Reinhardt
Round-table convener: Michal Beth Dinkler
Funded by: Archaia; Yale Divinity School; Yale Classics Department; Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities at Oriel College, Oxford; Faculty of Classics, Oxford; TORCH.
The workshop will bring together 6-8 graduate students from Yale led by Professors Michal Beth Dinkler (Yale Divinity School) and Irene Peirano Garrison (Yale Classics) and 6-8 graduate students from the faculties of Classics and Theology and Religion at Oxford led by Professors Constanze Güthenke, Hindy Najman and Tobias Reinhardt for a wide-ranging comparative exploration of ideas of exemplarity in ancient Christianity and in Greco-Roman and Jewish antiquities. The workshop will begin on Sunday, March 10th and will feature 20 minutes papers by graduate students followed by discussion. It will conclude on March 11th with a key-note address by Professor Peirano Garrison, followed by a response by Professor Reinhardt and a round-table discussion with graduate students and faculty led by Professor Dinkler. Groundwork for the workshop will be laid through an intense engagement with the topic of exemplarity over the course of several months at both institutions, where faculty is scheduled to lead seminars on exemplarity and rhetoricity (Rhetorics of the Ancient World, Professors Dinkler and Peirano Garrison, Fall 2018; Ethical Reading: Exemplarity, Professors Güthenke and Najman, Hilary 2019).