2019 Pritchett Lecture: Claudia Rapp

Friday, October 11, 2019

AHMA is pleased to announce the 2019 Pritchett Lecture:

THE MONASTERY OF SAINT CATHERINE IN THE SINAI AND ITS MANUSCRIPTS: A CROSSROADS OF CHRISTENDOM IN THE LATE ANTIQUE MEDITERRANEAN

Claudia Rapp, University of Vienna

Monday, November 4, 5:30 PM, Alumni House. Reception to Follow

CLAUDIA RAPP is Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Vienna, Vice-Director of the Institute of Medieval Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy (FBA). An expert on the social, cultural, and religious history of late antiquity, she has published Brother-Making in Late Antiquity and Byzantium (Oxford 2016) and Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity (University of California 2005); several co-edited volumes including a forthcoming history of Egyptian monasticism; and many articles and reviews on topics ranging from hagiography, the cults of saints, and family history to cities, books, and print culture in the worlds of late antiquity. Professor Rapp is currently leading a major project on mobility, microstructures, and personal agency in Byzantium (2015-2020).