Religious Studies Program Special Workshop with Brian Stock: Late Antiquity and Transitions to Monotheism

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Workshop
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Open to the Public
Building: 
Nador u. 13
Room: 
001
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 9:00am
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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 9:00am to Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 11:00am

 

 

 

 

 

September 17/ 9-11 am  
Workshop I: Inner Dialogue in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Speaker: Brian Stock, Institut des Études Augustiniennes, Paris and University of Toronto
Chair: Matthias Riedl, CEU
Location: CEU, Nádor utca 13, room 001
Description: Introduction to Professor Stock’s Augustine's Inner Dialogue (Cambridge, 2011) and his recent work on inner dialogue in Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Boethius, Anselm of Canterbury and Dante.
Pre-assigned readings: To be sent to those persons registering for the occasion.

September 18 / 9-11 am  
Workshop II: Recent Literature on the Transition to Monotheism in Late Antiquity
Speaker: Brian Stock, Institut des Études Augustiniennes, Paris and University of Toronto
Chair: Nadia Al-Bagdadi, CEU
Location: CEU, Nádor utca 13, room 001)
Description: Discussion. A bibliography of relevant literature will be sent to persons registering for the occasion.

September 19 / 9-11 am  
Workshop III: A History of Islam in Late Antiquity: Allah and his People
Speaker: Aziz Al-Azmeh, CEU
Chair: Brian Stock, Institut des Études Augustiniennes, Paris and University of Toronto
Location: CEU, Nádor utca 13, room 001
Description: Discussion of relevant parts of Aziz Al-Azmeh’s forthcoming A History of Islam in Late Antiquity: Allah and his People. (Cambridge, 2013). Pre-assigned reading to be circulated in advance to persons registering attendance.


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Brian Stock is Professor Emeritus of History and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. Raised in Canada, he is a dual citizen of Canada and France.  He studied natural and medical sciences at the University of Toronto before attending Harvard University, graduating with the A.B. summa cum laude in 1962.  He proceeded to studies in intellectual history at the University of Cambridge, U.K., completing his Ph.D. in 1966-67.  Post-doctoral studies were subsequently undertaken in Paris and Rome.  In 1967 he was elected a junior fellow of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, and in 1971 a senior fellow (corresponding to full professorship in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto).  After 1991 his appointment was changed to senior professor of history and literature in the University of Toronto and Senior Research Associate, Victoria College, University of Toronto.  He was invited to lecture at Collège de France in 1981 (declined) and in 1987 and elected to the chair internationale in 1996.  He has been university professor in several prestigious institutions. Among his publications are The Implications of Literacy (1981) and Augustine the Reader (1996).  Among more recent books are Bibliothèques intérieures, published in Paris in spring 2005, and Ethics through Literature, published in English and French in 2008. His research interests include literature and society in late antiquity, Augustine of Hippo, the history of reading from antiquity to the 16th century, 12th century culture and society, church history in the Middle Ages, and selected topics in Renaissance philosophy.

In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious International Feltrinelli Prize of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome.  He lives in Toronto and Paris and has one daughter, married, and two grandchildren. 

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