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10:00-10:15 WELCOME ADDRESS

10:15-11:15 PATTERNS AND MODES
Vincent Déroche (Paris; key note) /Modes of epiphany in early Byzantine hagiography: convictions, strategies and hesitations
Stavroula Constantinou (Nicosia) /Patterns of epiphany in Byzantine miracle stories
Robert Wiśniewski / Chair

11:30-13:00 DOUBTS AND QUESTIONS
Danuta Shanzer (Vienna; key note) / “Did I, or didn’t I (see him/her)?”
Bryan Ward-Perkins (Oxford; key note) /Why were Martin of Tours and Julian of Brioude so rarely seen by their devotees?
Przemysław Piwowarczyk (Katowice) /Bifurcated hagiography: epiphanies of Saint Menas in Greek and Coptic miracle collections
Stavroula Constantinou / Chair

14:30-15:30 TRICKS AND SECRETS
Stephanos Efthymiadis (Nicosia; key note) / The epiphany of „secret saints”: questions of cult and literary promotion for late-antique holy men and women who did not seize the glory of the day
Julia Doroszewska (Warsaw) / Saint tricksters: playful epiphanies in late-antique literature
Danuta Shanzer / Chair

15:45-16:45 DISPUTES AND DEFINITIONS
Efthymios Rizos (Thessaloniki) / „Not physical, but real”: debating and defining the apparitions of the saints in the Greek Fathers during the 5th and 6th centuries
Paweł Nowakowski (Warsaw) / „He judged it preposterous to oppose visions from God”. The know-how of the visions of living ascetics in late-antique Syria and Palestine
Bryan Ward-Perkins / Chair

17:00-18:00 'PAGANS' AND PARALLELS
Darja Šterbenc Erker (Berlin/Vienna) / Epiphanies in ancient Roman literature
Krzysztof Pierzchalski (Cracow) / Epiphany dreams in antiquity: a cognitive approach
Julia Doroszewska / Chair

18:00-18:15 CLOSING REMARKS

 

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Organizer: Julia Doroszewska