Maijastina Kahlos

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Description of research and teaching

Collaboration with the research projects

 

Book project Pagani e cristiani in dialogo. Tempi e limiti della cristianizzazione dell’impero romano nel IV-VI secolo d.C. (eds. P. Brown & R. Lizzi, forthcoming), by Prof. Rita Lizzi, University of Perugia.

 

Book projects Lexikon der Bibelhermeneutik (eds. Oda Wischmeyer et al., 2009) and Polemik im Neuen Testament. Texte, Themen, Gattungen und Kontexte (eds. O. Wischmeyer & L. Scornaienchi, 2011) by Prof. Oda Wischmeyer, University of Erlangen.

 

Jews, Christians and Pagans in Antiquity – Critique and Apologetics, led by Anders-Christian Jacobsen, University of Aarhus. 2004-2009.

 

Workshop in the ”Fifteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies”, Oxford, 2007 and book project Changes and Continuities in Christian Apologetic (2009), with the project led by Prof. Jörg Ulrich (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg) and Anders-Christian Jacobsen (University of Aarhus).

 

Piety and Paideia: Religious Traditions and Intellectual Culture in the World of the Roman Empire (1st – 4th century CE) coordinated by Prof. Tobias Georges (University of Göttingen) http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/109214.html, part of the research unit EDRIS - Education and Religion from Early Imperial Roman Times to the Classical Period of Islam led by Prof. Peter Gemeinhardt, University of Göttingen. 2010-

 

Constantine’s Dream: Belonging, Deviance, and the Problem of Violence in Early Christianity led by Kate Cooper, Centre for Late Antiquity, University of Manchester. 2009-

 

The transformation of religious identity in the Hellenistic-Roman world, 100-600 AD led by Dr. Anders-Christian Jacobsen, University of Aarhus. 2009-

 

Religious Freedom, Persuasion and Coercion in Late Antiquity (II-V centuries): Theory and Praxis coordinated by Dr. Maria Del Mar Marcos Sanchez, University of Cantabria. 2009-

 

 

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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

1998              Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, Finland major subject: Latin language and Roman literature

1991              Magister Philosophiae, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, major subject: general history, minor subject: Finnish history

CURRENT POSITION

2014 –           University researcher (senior research fellow), “Reason and Religious Recognition” Centre of Excellence, Academy of Finland, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki. The project: Alienation, Adaptation, Accommodation: Imperial and ecclesiastical discourses of control and religious dissenters in the late Roman Empire in 350–450.

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2011 – 2014 Research Fellow, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, with my own project Rhetoric and realities in the late Roman Empire: Imperial and ecclesiastical discourses of control and religious dissenters in the years 300 to 450. I organised an academic colloquium “Emperors and the Divine: Rome and Beyond” (January 2014) from which I edited a peer-reviewed volume of articles (CollEGium, 2016).

2005 – 2011 Academy Research Fellow, Academy of Finland, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, Finland, with my own research project From Defence to Assault: The Transformation of Polemical Strategies in Christian Literature in 300–340, and published the monograph Forbearance and Compulsion: Rhetoric of Tolerance and Intolerance in Late Antiquity (2009). I led the Faces of the other: Otherness in the late Roman world research project with four doctoral candidates preparing their dissertations. I edited a volume of articles The Faces of the other: Religious Rivalry and Ethnic Encounters in the later Roman world (2012).

2000-2005     Postdoctoral researcher, Academy of Finland, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, Finland, with my own research project Debate and Dialogue: Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity; I published the monograph Debate and Dialogue: Christian and Pagan Cultures, c. 360–430 (2007).

2001              Visiting Researcher, Alte Geschichte, Friedrich Meinecke Institut, Freie Universität Berlin.

CAREER BREAKS

1999-2000     Maternity leave.

FELLOWSHIPSANDAWARDS

2017              The award of The Customer of the Year (Vuoden asiakas), National Library of Finland.

2017              Commendation for the award of The Historical Book of the Year (Vuoden historiateos),

                      Historian ystäväin liitto [The association of History in Finland] for the book Rooman viimeiset

                      päivät [Handbook of Late Antiquity].

2016              Candidate for the Finnish Kanava non-fiction literature award with the book Rooman viimeiset

                      päivät [Handbook of Late Antiquity].

2014              Member of the Reason and Religious Recognition Centre of Excellence, Academy of Finland.

2011-             Membership of the research unit Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East that was evaluated

                      as outstanding in 2010:

www.helsinki.fi/julkaisut/aineisto/rc_evaluation2012/hallinnon_julkaisuja_80_81_2012.pdf

2005-2011     Funding for the Faces of the other – Otherness in the late Roman world research team, Academy of Finland, 2006–2011. Leader of this research project.

2008              Funding for the writing team of Uskonnot antiikin Roomassa, Kone foundation.

2004              Docent in Latin language and Roman literature, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki.

1993-1996     Funding for the preparation of doctoral thesis, Herman Rosenberg Foundation, University of Helsinki.

1993-1994     Postgraduate studies as exchange student, University College & King’s College, University of London.

1992-1998     Researcher in the research project of Doc. Anne Helttula (The inscriptions of Isola Sacra) at the Institutum Romanum Finlandiae, Rome and Helsinki.

ORGANISATION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • 2007-2016 I organised annually the multidisciplinary Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity (FSLA), University of Helsinki, with Ville Vuolanto and Ulla Tervahauta (e.g. 2016 November “Slavery in Late Antiquity”).

  • 2014 International symposium “Emperors and the Divine – Rome and its Influence” at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, papers to be published in Emperors and the Divine – Rome and Beyond, ed. M. Kahlos, CollEGium: Helsinki, 2016.

  • 2016 International workshop “Reflections on Recognition”, with Heikki J. Koskinen and Ritva Palmén, University of Helsinki.

  • 2016 November: Symposium “Being Pagan, Being Christian” at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies with Katja Ritari, William van Andringa (Lille) & Jan Stenger (Glasgow).

  • 2017 May: Symposium “Latin and the Republic of Letters, Diachronic Concepts of Education from Oral Tradition to Digital Humanities” at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies with Alexandra Grigorieva.

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

2016-             Editorial board, Social Worlds of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, Amsterdam University Press.

2015-             Member of the editorial board of Arctos, Acta Philologica Fennica, University of Helsinki.

2013-2014     Member of the editorial board of COLLeGIUM, the scholarly journal of Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.

2012-2014     Representative of the staff on the executive board, 2012-13; deputy representative of the staff on the executive board 2013-14, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki.

2017-             Representative of the staff in the board of “Reason and Religious Recognition” Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence, University of Helsinki.

2007-2011     Member of the council for l’Association Internationale d’Études Patristiques / International Association of Patristic Studies, 2007-2011.

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Leadership of the research project Faces of the other: Otherness in the late Roman world research project (Academy of Finland, 2006–2011) and supervision of doctoral students in the group:

  • Markus Mertaniemi, University of Oulu, doctorate in 2009, excellent grades (eximia, the second best grade).

  • Marika Rauhala, University of Oulu, doctorate in 2012, excellent grades (laudatur, the best grade).

  • Päivi Kuosmanen, University of Turku, doctorate in 2013, excellent grades (eximia, the second best grade).

  • Antti Lampinen, University of Turku, doctorate in 2013, excellent grades (laudatur, the best grade).

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Teaching experience: university courses approx. once a year (including ancient history, Greek mythology, Roman historiography, ancient political theory, ancient religions, tools for writing dissertations and text courses in Latin literature), University of Helsinki, since 1999.

2016              Economy, Power and Religion in Late Antiquity, Univ. of Helsinki

2016              Visiting professor, University of Perugia, October.

2016              Historical Perspectives to Conflict and Dialogue, co-teaching within Master programme

                      Religious Conflict and Dialogue, Univ. of Helsinki (in English).

2016              Religious Conflict and Coexistence in Graeco-Roman Antiquity, Univ. of Helsinki (in English).

2015              From Conflict to dialogue? Historical research on Recognition, co-teaching within Master

                      programme Religious Conflict and Dialogue, Univ. of Helsinki (in English).

2015              Transformation of World Views from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages, with Katja

                      Ritari, Univ. of Helsinki (in English).

2014              Luminosus Limes - Geographical, Ethnic, Social and Cultural Frontiers in Late Antiquity,

Summer school, Central European University, Budapest (in English)

2013              Imperium Romanum, Univ. of Helsinki

2012              Ancient history and mythology, Univ. of Helsinki

2009              Ancient history, Univ. of Helsinki

2008              Augustine’s political texts, Univ. of Helsinki

2008              Lactantius, De mortibus persecutorum, Univ. of Helsinki

2008              Religions and cultural identity in ancient Rome, Univ. of Helsinki

2007              Religions in the Roman Empire: Latin texts, Univ. of Helsinki

2005              Augustine, Confessions, Univ. of Helsinki

2004              Ancient history, Univ. of Helsinki

2003              Christian apologetics, Univ. of Helsinki

2002–2003    From sources into dissertation, workshop, Univ. of Helsinki

2002              Roman historiography, Univ. of Helsinki

1999-2001     Courses of Latin level II, Helsinki Summer University

1999-2000     Courses of elementary Latin, Helsinki Summer University

1999              Greek mythology, Open University of Univ. of Helsinki

PEDAGOGICAL TRAINING

Courses in university pedagogy:

2012 University pedagogy 1 (5 credits, grade: 5, the best grade), Univ. of Helsinki.

2013 University pedagogy 2 (5 credits, grade: 5, the best grade), Univ. of Helsinki.

PRESENTATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES (SELECTION)

  • Nov. 2017: “How to be a good Christian and perform sacrifices/ritualistic slaughters in Late Antiquity?” in Panel: Religious World of Late Antiquity Section, org. Todd Berzon & Moulin Vidas, Society of Biblical Literature, Boston.

  • Nov. 2017: “Recognizing the Road: Graeco-Roman Appeals for Religious Diversity in the Late Roman Empire” in Panel: Recognition, Religious Identities, and the Recognition-Failures of Theodicies, American Academy of Religion, Boston.

  • Nov. 2017: Introduction to the Center for Excellence on Reason and Religious Recognition in the seminar Recognition in Religion and Theology, Columbia University, New York.

  • Sept. 2017: “Mimus religionis: Late antique Christian denigration of Graeco-Roman religions as superstition and distortion”, in Panel: The literary polemics between “paganism” and Christianity, org. Chiara Tommasi Moreschini & Miguel Herrero, European Association for the Study of Religion, Leuven.

  • Sept. 2017: “Religious Authority in Crisis? – The Quest for Local Rituals in Late Antiquity”. Panel: Delineating the Confines of Proper Piety: Negotiating Religious Authority in Antiquity, org. Marika Rauhala & Kahlos, European Association for the Study of Religion, Leuven.

  • Sept. 2017: “Violence in words: Christian Polemics against religious dissenters”, in the conference “The expropriation and Destruction of Synagogues in Late Antiquity”, org. Johannes Hahn, Religion und Politik – Exzellenzcluster, University of Münster.

  • May 2017: “Whose poetry, whose paideia, whose tradition? Late Antique Debates on the Greco-Roman Cultural Heritage”, in the conference “Latin and the Republic of Letters, Diachronic Concepts of Education from Oral Tradition to Digital Humanities”, at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.

  • April 2017: “Ausonius and Bissula – War booty and the Roman Gaze”, in the conference Forced Movement in Late Antiquity, German Historical Institute, London / University of Sheffield.

  • March 2017: “Shifting Sacrifices? Fifth-century Developments in Ritual Life”, in the conference Shifting Frontiers: Fifth Century, Yale University.

     

  • Jan 2017: “Christianization and Late Antique Patronage”, invited speaker, University of St. Andrews.

  • Oct 2016: Lecturing as visiting professor, University of Perugia.

  • Sept. 2016: “Multiplex perniciosa perversitas - The image of Pelagianism in Gelasius’ letters in Collectio Avellana”, in “La Collectio Avellana e le alter Collezioni canoniche di ambiente italica”, University of Perugia / Gubbio.

  • “Waiting for Immigrants” and “Religious freedom in the Ancient Context – The cases of Tertullian and Ambrose”, European Association for the Study of Religion, Helsinki, June 29, 2016.

  • “Groups, Boundaries and Transgressors – Bishops and their Flocks in the Fourth Century”, in “Poteri in crisi e identità collettive: religione e soluzioni strategiche (IV-VI secolo)”, University of Catania, Nov. 5, 2015.

  • ”Minority Report: ’Minorities’ and ’Majorities’ in Argumentation in Late Antique Inter-religious and Intra-religious Disputes”, XXI IAHR World Congress 2015, University of Erfurt, Aug. 24, 2015.

  • “Heresy Test and the Barbarian Other: Fourth-Century Bishops and Goths”, ”Seventeeth International Conference on Patristic Studies”, Oxford, Aug. 14, 2015

  • “Rhetoric on Magic and the Christian self-image” in “Rhetoric and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity”, University of Exeter, April 24, 2015.

  • Dissimulatio and the Realities in the Legislation against Religious Dissidents in the Fourth and Fifth centuries”, in “Bishops, Councils and Imperial Court in the western Roman Empire”, University of Santander, Nov. 7, 2014.

  • “Goths and the discussion on Romanness in the late fourth and early fifth centuries C.E.”, Fédération internationale des associations d’études classiques conference, Bordeaux, Oct. 29, 2014.

  • “The Label of Magic in the Fourth-century Disputes and Conflicts” in “Pagans and Christians in late antique Rome. Interpreting the Evidence”, Hungarian institute, Rome, Sept. 20, 2012.

  • “Pacifiers and Instigators – Bishops in Interreligious Conflicts in Late Antiquity” in “Conflict and Compromise. The Role of the Bishop in Late Antiquity”, University of Granada, Sept. 29, 2011.

  • “Divine Wrath and Divine Favour”, Sixteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, Aug. 12, 2011.

  • “The Faces of the Other: Otherness in the Greco-Roman World”, University of Göttingen, Courant Research Centre Education and Religion, Oct. 5, 2010.

  • “Grey Areas in Late Antiquity?” in “Ausbreitung von Religionen und Neutralisierung von gesellschaftlichen Räumen”, University of Frankfurt, June 26, 2010.

  • “Multiple identities and hybrids” in “Religious Identity, Conversion, and Ethnic Identity in Late Antiquity”, University of Manchester, Feb. 4, 2010.

  • “Ditches of Destruction: Cyril’s rhetoric of pressure and persuasion”, in “Approaching Ephesus: Theology, Politics and Rhetoric at the Council of 431”, Oxford Centre of Late Antiquity, Oxford, Corpus Christi College, March 3, 2009.

  • “The Importance of Being a Pagan” in “Pagani e cristiani in dialogo. Tempi e limiti della cristianizzazione dell’impero romano. IV-VI secolo d.C.”, Monastery of Bose/University of Perugia, Oct. 21, 2008.

Highlighted publications

  1. Debate and dialogue: christian and pagan cultures c. 360-430

    Kahlos, M. 2007 Aldershot: Ashgate. 213 p. (Ashgate new critical thinking in religion, theology, and biblical studies)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  2. The Faces of the other: Religious Rivalry and Ethnic Encounters in the later Roman world

    Kahlos, M. Nov 2012 Turnhout: Brepols. 324 p. (Cursor mundi; vol. 10)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issue

  3. Spaces in Late Antiquity: Cultural, theological and Archaeological perspectives

    Day, J., Hakola, R., Kahlos, M. & Tervahauta, U. 14 Jun 2016 London: Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group. 242 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issue

  4. Emperors and the Divine: Rome and its Influence

    Kahlos, R. T. M. 26 Apr 2016 Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. 232 p. (COLLeGIUM: Studies across Disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences ; vol. 20)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issue

  5. Rooman viimeiset päivät

    Kahlos, R. T. M. 30 Mar 2016 Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. 285 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Highlighted activities

  1. Outsiders and Human Rights - The Heritage of Late Antiquity

    Kahlos, M. (Speaker)
    20 Jan 2011

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

  2. Emperors and the Divine - Rome and its Influence

    Kahlos, M. (Chair of organizing committee)
    30 Jan 201431 Jan 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. XXIII Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity: Conflict in Late Antiquity

    Kahlos, M. (Member of organizing committee)
    17 Oct 201418 Oct 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  4. Being Pagan, Being Christian in Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages

    Kahlos, M. (Speaker: Presenter)
    3 Nov 20164 Nov 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  5. XXIV Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity

    Kahlos, M. (Member of organizing committee)
    11 Nov 201612 Nov 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  6. Central European University

    Kahlos, M. (Visiting lecturer)
    30 Jun 20145 Jul 2014

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionAcademic visit to other institution

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Highlighted prizes

  1. Kansalliskirjaston vuoden asiakas 2017

    Maijastina Kahlos (Recipient), 21 Dec 2017

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Education

Fil. toht., kielentutkimus

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