Divine (In)Justice in Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages

On Friday 4 November the Medieval and Ancient Research Centre at the University of Sheffield will host my conference ‘Divine (In)Justice in Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages’. Professor Tim Whitmarsh (A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge) will deliver the plenary and Professor John Arnold (Professor of Medieval History at Birkbeck) will act as respondent. The deadline for submissions is¬†30 June 2016.¬†Papers may consider all aspects of divine (in)justice during the period (roughly 8th century B.C.E. to 1500 C.E.), from a variety of disciplinary angles, including literary, historical, artistic, and theological. Medieval culture, its concept of justice, and its major religions were undeniably influenced by classical traditions, and this conference seeks to explore continuities and divergences between these two periods in order to shed further light on the various factors that determine the conceptualisation and representation of divine justice, and define its role in society.

CfP Divine (In)Justice