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Cultures of Reading in the Ancient Mediterranean: Jews, Christians, Greeks, Romans

Friday 8th - Saturday 9th May 2020
St Mary's University, Twickenham

The second event in a three-part research collaboration between the Centre for the Social-Scientific Study of the Bible and the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University featuring scholars of ancient Judaism, early Christianity, and Classics.

Please note: This event has been postponed. Please check back later for further details.

Keynote lecture

Publishing and How to Become an Influencer in the Social Networks of Antiquity by William A Johnson (Duke University)

Other confirmed speakers

  • Raffaella Cribiore (Cornell University)
  • Stephanie Ann Frampton (MIT)
  • Joseph A. Howley (Columbia University)
  • Candida Moss (University of Birmingham)
  • Alex Mullen (University of Nottingham)
  • Mladen Popović (University of Groningen)
  • Sofía Torallas Tovar (University of Chicago)


The cost to register for this event is £60. A student rate of £40 is also available. Delegates can register their place online.

Call for papers

There is space for a few offered papers. If you would like to propose a paper, please send an abstract to by Sunday 15th March 2020.

A sandwich lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday.  St Mary’s University has an excellent Refectory with reasonable prices for meals.  There are also numerous local restaurants.

Conference attendees are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. For hotels, we recommend:

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Friday 8th - Saturday 9th May 2020
St Mary's University, Twickenham

Find out more

For more information about this event please contact Prof Chris Keith (Director - Centre for the Study of Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity):
Tel: 020 8240 4159

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