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

Morning workshop

On October 28, Duke hosted a workshop, followed by a conference, with scholars from Classical Studies, New Testament Studies, and Jewish Studies on the topic of Cultures of Reading in the ancient Mediterranean, the first of a pair of such events (the second will be at St Mary's in London). This international, interdisciplinary research program is an exploration of ancient "reading cultures" or "reading communities" that seeks to extend the work in William Johnson's Readers and Reading Cultures in the High Empire: A Study of Elite Communities (Oxford University Press, 2010), and was hosted by the Franklin Humanities Institute. The co-organizers were William Johnson (Duke) and Chris Keith (St Mary's). Event website: