The purpose of the Early Christian Studies Workshop is to provide a venue for students and scholars of the New Testament, Greco-Roman religions and literatures, and the early history of Christianity to present their creative work on primary texts and other evidence for the early Christian movement and the world in which it grew.
The Workshop has as its focus the Eastern Mediterranean World from 330 - 1453 CE, as approached from a variety of viewpoints, including Late Rome, Byzantium, Early Islam, Slavic Studies, Crusader Periods, and Eastern Church Studies. We sponsor approximately four to five graduate student and faculty speakers each quarter, as well as invited guest lecturers.
(From their website)
Our members-- either medievalists or those with an interest in the medieval period-- come from a wide variety of disciplines including Art History, History, English, Music, Divinity, Linguistics, Romance and Germanic Languages and Literatures, and NELC (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations).While workshop sessions tend to focus on the European Middle Ages, c. 500-1500, we have sponsored speakers on related areas such as Islamic and Byzantine studies. (From their website)
This workshop is concerned with the literature and poetry of classical Greece and Rome, considered either in their own terms or in relation to the literature and poetry of other cultures. It invites presentation of critical arguments completed or in progress, and from the broadest possible range of perspectives.