Christian Africa/Medieval Africa, 300-1600 CE

Nov 02 2017 5:00 PM

Hosted by: Harvard University
Harvard University
1350 Massachusetts Ave , Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

A two-day symposium exploring the long, rich, and complex history of Christian beliefs, institutions, and communities in Africa between Late Antiquity and the seventeenth century CE, bringing together an international group of researchers in medieval studies, African studies, Byzantine studies, archeology, book history, and the history of religion.


Keynote address on Thursday, Nov. 2 (5:00 p.m.) in CGIS S020 by Stephen Davis, Professor of Religious Studies and History at Yale University and director of the Yale Monastic Archeology Project. Reception to follow. On Friday, Nov. 3, presentations in Barker Center 110 by Suzanne Blier (Harvard University), Elizabeth Bolman (Case Western Reserve University), Marie-Laure Derat (CNRS Paris), Cécile Fromont (University of Chicago), Samantha Kelly (Rutgers University), Judith McKenzie (Oxford University), Mai Musié (Oxford University), Giovanni Ruffini (Fairfield University), John Thornton (Boston University), and Alexandros Tsakos (University of Bergen), with responses by Christopher Ehret (UCLA) and Helen Evans (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).