12. Berlin 2020 (July 5-9)

12th Enoch Nangeroni Meeting: “Constructions of Gender in Late Antiquity”

Chairs: Kathy Ehrensperger (Abraham Geiger Kolleg) and Shayna Sheinfeld (Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies & University of Kentucky)

Date: 5-9 July 2020

Location: Humboldt University, Berlin

Following up on the Enoch Nangeroni Seminar on Gender and Second Temple Judaism (Rome, 2018), this seminar extends the research done in that earlier seminar in order to examine both the continuity and the shifts in the construction of gender as we move into the early 2nd–8th centuries. Our work together in this seminar emphasizes the need for interdisciplinary scholarly discussion across different time periods that are in many ways arbitrary and anachronistic. Participants in this seminar will utilize explicit methodology in their reconstruction of gender from the ancient textual and material sources in the areas of Judaism, Christianity, early Isalm, and Roman religions.

Participants include notable scholars Bernadette Brooten, Kecia Ali, Peter Mena, Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, Carly Daniel-Hughes, Jens Schröter, and Daniel Boyarin.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Dr. Shayna Sheinfeld to be added to our email list. Abstract submissions can be sent to the seminar secretary, Joshua Scott. Abstracts are due November 4, 2019.