Material Culture and Women’s Religious Experience in Antiquity
WHEN Friday | 8 Mar, 8:00 AM
WHERE HBLL Auditorium
Presentations at this symposium Friday, 8–Saturday, 9 March in the Engineering Building will discuss material and visual evidence casting light on women’s religious experiences, perspectives, and activities in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. These exciting studies of physical artifacts retrieve facets of women’s religious lives, which are often overlooked in the literary record. They also illustrate the valuable role of material culture as primary source evidence through art historical, archaeological, comparative, and iconographic studies.
The keynote address “Between the Holy and the Ordinary: Women’s Lives in Early Christianity” will be presented by Carolyn Osiek, Charles Fischer Professor of New Testament Emerita at Brite Divinity School, on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the HBLL auditorium.
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship
Ancient Near Eastern Studies Program
Kennedy Center for International Studies
BYU Religious Studies Center
Global Women’s Studies
Department of Ancient Scripture