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

Docent of Latin and Roman literature (latinan kielen ja Rooman kirjallisuuden dosentti), University of Helsinki, Nov. 24, 2004.

Doctor philosophiae, Latin and Roman literature, University of Helsinki Dec. 23, 1998. The doctoral thesis on late antique culture and history Saeculum Praetextati (in English).

Magister philosophiae, History and Finnish history. Dissertation in ancient history “Roomalainen keisariapoteoosi – jumalaksi julistaminen ja taivaaseennousu” [=The Apotheosis of Roman emperors – deification and ascension] in Finnish. University of Helsinki 1991.

Exchange student, University College & King's College, University of London 1993-1994.

 

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS (since 1991)

 

2011-2014          Research fellow, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Aug. 1, 2011 -

2005-2011           Academy research fellow, Finnish Academy, Aug. 1, 2005 – July, 31, 2011

2000-2005   Postdoctoral researcher, Finnish Academy, Sept. 15, 2000 – July, 31, 2005.

1999-2000   Maternity leave, Aug 1, 1999 – May, 31, 2000.

1993-1999  Researcher in ancient history, Institutum Classicum, University of Helsinki.

1998           Research assistant, Institutum Classicum, University of Helsinki, May 4 – Oct. 31, 1998

1992           Researcher in the research project of the inscriptions of the Roman necropolis Isola Sacra led by Doc. Dr. Anne Helttula.­ The project began in Institutum Romanum Finlandiae in Rome Jan 2 – June 30, 1992. 

1992-1993  Research assistant in the epigraphical project of Prof. Heikki Solin (Corpus Inscrip­tionum Latinarum X), Institutum Classicum, University of Helsinki, ­­Sept. 1, 1992 - June, 31, 1993.

1991           Research assistant in the epigraphical project of Prof. Heikki Solin (The edition of the inscriptions of the Farnese Collection, Naples), Institutum Classicum, University of Helsinki ­1991.

 

 

RESEARCH, CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND STUDIES ABROAD (since 1991)

 

2010

Participation in the workshop ”Religion, identity and education”, University of Göttingen, Courant Research Centre Education and Religion, October 4-6.

Participation in the conference ”Ausbreitung von Religionen und Neutralisierung von gesellschaftlichen Räumen”, University of Frankfurt, June 25-27.

Participation in the workshop ”Religious Identity, Conversion, and Ethnic Identity in Late Antiquity”, University of Manchester, February 3-5.

 

2009

Visiting lecturer at the University of Aarhus, November 25.

Participation in FIEC conference, Humboldt Universität, Berlin August 24-29.

Participation in the international colloquium ”Approaching Ephesus: Theology, Politics and Rhetoric at the Council of 431”Oxford (Corpus Christi College) March 14.

 

2008

Participation in the international conference ”Pagani e cristiani in dialogo. Tempi e limiti della cristianizzazione dell’impero romano. IV-VI secolo d.C.”, organised by the University of Perugia (Dipartimento di Scienze Umane e della Formazione) and held in Bose, October 20-22.

Participation in the international conference ”Normativity, Ideology and Perception”, University of St. Andrews, Aug. 22-24.

 

2007

Participation in the international Fifteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, Aug. 6-10.

Participation in the international conference ”Jews, Christians and Pagans in Antiquity – Critique and Apologetic”, Aarhus universitet, Jan. 22-26.

Research visit, Rome 31.12.2006-5.1.2007.

2006

Participation in the Nordic conference ”Eros och agape. Sjunde nordiska patristikermöte”, Lunds Universitet, Aug. 16-19.

Participation in the international conference ”Pagan Monotheism in the Roman Empire”, University of Exeter, July 17-20.

Research visit and participation in the international seminar ”Religious Conflicts and Exchanges in Antiquity and Today”, Aarhus universitet, May 25-28.

2005

Participation as an invited opponent in the international colloquium ”The Reception of Antique Religion and Culture in Judaism and Christianity”, University of Aarhus, Jan. 27–31.

2004

Participation in the international conference Poetry and Exegesis – Modes of Interpretation in Latin Poetry of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, Wassenaar (Leiden), June 10–13.                     

Research visit in Aarhus (Faculty of Theology, University of Aarhus), May 26–29.

2003

Participation in the Fourteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, Aug. 18-23.

Research in Paris (Institute des Études Augustiniennes & Bibliothèque nationale), Feb. 1–28.

2001

Research in Berlin (Alte Geschichte, Friedrich Meinecke Institut, Freie Universität Berlin), Jan. 2–June 30. Participation in the Forschungscolloquium led by Professor Alexander Demandt.

1998

Participation in the Nordic conference of Greek and Latin “The Creative Use of a Dynamic Tradition” organised by NORFA in Odense, Oct. 7-11.

Participation in the international conference “Race, Religion and Culture in Late Antiquity” in Swansea, Wales, July  29–Aug. 1.

1997

Participation in the Nordic conference of Greek and Latin organised by NORFA in Tromso, October.

Research visit in Brussels, spring 1997.

1996

Research visit in Rome, spring 1996.

Research visit in Brussels, autumn 1996.

1995

Research visit in Rome, spring 1995.

1993-1994

Exchange student, University College & King’s College, University of London.

1992

Participation in the research project of the inscriptions of the Roman necropolis Isola Sacra led by Doc. Dr. Anne Helttula in Institutum Romanum Finlandiae in Rome, Jan. 2 – June 30.

 

 

LECTURES AND PAPERS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES

 

Academic papers and lectures delivered at international conferences and universities (since 1997)

 

”Grey Areas in Late Antiquity?” in the conference ”Ausbreitung von Religionen und Neutralisierung von gesellschaftlichen Räumen”, University of Frankfurt, June 25-27.6.2010.

”Multiple identities and hybrids”. in the workshop ”Religious Identity, Conversion, and Ethnic Identity in Late Antiquity”, University of Manchester, 3-5.2.2010.

 “Usus iustus and late antique discussion of form and content” at the University of Aarhus November, 25, 2009.

“Pax deorum and pax dei – Changes and continuities in mental framework and argumentation in Late Antiquity” in the international FIEC (Fédération Internationale des Associations d'Études Classiques) conference, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, August, 24, 2009.

”Polluted by sacrifices: Christian Repugnance at Sacrificial Ritual in Late Antiquity”, in the international conference ”Passages from Antiquity to the Middle Ages IV, Religion, Society and Participation”, University of Tampere, August 21, 2009.

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

”The Importance of Being a Pagan” in the international conference ”Pagani e cristiani in dialogo. Tempi e limiti della cristianizzazione dell’impero romano. IV-VI secolo d.C.”, organised by the University of Perugia (Dipartimento di Scienze Umane e della Formazione) and held in Bose, October 21, 2008.

“’You do not believe our writings, and we do not believe yours’ (Arn. nat. 1.57) – Debate on Allegorical Interpretation” in the international workshop ”Normativity, Ideology and Perception”, University of St. Andrews, Aug. 23, 2008.

”What are ’pagans’ needed for? – Christian fourth and fifth century writers meet the other” in the international conference ”Meeting the Other”, University of Helsinki, May 15, 2008.

Bene currunt sed non in via currunt – The Image of Good Pagans in fourth and fifth century Christian Literature” in the international conference ”Imagology and cross-cultural encounters in history”, University of Oulu, August 30, 2007.

”The Rhetoric of Tolerance and Intolerance – From Lactantius to Firmicus Maternus” in the Fifteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, August 6-10, 2007.

”Lactantius as Apologist or Ritus ad solos digitos pertinens: Lactantius against the Roman civic religion in Institutiones divinae”, in the international conference ”Jews, Christians and Pagans in Antiquity – Critique and Apologetic”, Aarhus universitet, January 22-26, 2007.

”Debatten om filantropi: kristen självuppfattning och polyteistiska reaktioner på 300-talet”, in the Nordic conference ”Eros och agape. Sjunde nordiska patristikermöte”, Lunds Universitet, August 16-19, 2006.

”Refuting and Reclaiming Monotheism. Monotheism in the debate between ’pagans’ and Christians in 380-430”, in the international conference ”Pagan Monotheism in the Roman Empire”, University of Exeter, July, 17-20, 2006.

”Rhetoric and Forbearance in the Fourth Century” in the international seminar ”Religious Conflicts and Exchanges in Antiquity and Today”, Aarhus universitet, May 25-28, 2006.

Perniciosa ista inanium dulcedo litterarum – The Perils of Sweet Literature in Fourth and Fifth Century Texts’ in the international conference ”Poetry and Exegesis – Modes of Interpretation in Latin Poetry of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages”, The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, Wassenaar (Leiden), June 11, 2004.

Presentation of the research project Debate and Dialogue at the Faculty of Theology, University of Aarhus, May 28, 2004.

“In-Between Figures in Christian Literature” in the Fourteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, Aug. 20, 2003.

”Debatten över hedniska stadsfester i den kristna apologetiken på 300- och 400 –talet” (=The Debate on pagan urban festivals in Christian Apologetics in the fourth and fifth centuries), in the Ninth Nordic Conference of ancient historians, University of Helsinki, May 25, 2002.

“Moments of Transition - Pagans and Christians in Christian Polemics in 380-430” in the international colloquium of Late Antique Studies, in Tvärminne, Oct. 21, 2001.

“Christliche Polemik gegen das Heidentum in der Spätantike” (=Christian Polemics against Paganism in Late Antiquity) in the Forschungscolloquium led by Prof. Alexander Demandt in the Friedrich Meinecke Institut, Freie Universität Berlin, Feb 7, 2001.

“Augustine and the Classical Tradition” in the Nordic conference of Greek and Latin in Odense, Oct. 8, 1998.

“The Interrelationship between Religion and Philosophy in the Fourth-Century Rome” in the Nordic conference of Greek and Latin in Tromso, Oct.  4, 1997.

 

 

Academic papers delivered in the conferences and seminars in Finland (since 1997)

Presentation “Sed antiquiora nostra sunt – The Authority of Antiquity in Late Antique Debates” in the international conference “Seeing, Hearing, Reading and Believing. Authorities in the Middle Ages”, University of Helsinki, September 20-23, 2010.

Presentation “Herjanheiton historiaa antiikissa – Hieronymus ja polemiikki” [Jerome and Polemics], Klassillis-filologinen yhdistys, March 30.2010.

Presentation ”Polluted by sacrifices: Christian Repugnance at Sacrificial Ritual in Late Antiquity”, in the international conference “Passages from Antiquity to the Middle Ages IV: Religion, Society and Participation”, University of Tampere 21.8.2009.

Participation (as an invited commentator) in the international colloquium ”Darker Sides of Childhood – Marginalisation and Socialisation in Classical and Medieval World”, University of Tampere, Dept. of History, May 11, 2009.

Presentation ”What are ’pagans’ needed for? – Christian fourth and fifth century writers meet the other” in the international conference ”Meeting the Other”, University of Helsinki, May 15–16.2008.

Presentation ”Miten toiseudesta puhutaan antiikissa” [How to discuss otherness in Antiquity?], in the seminar ”Toiset, monenmoiset”, University of Turku, Dept. of history, March 27.2008.

Presentation of the research project in the seminar on otherness and identity, University of Tampere, Dept. of history, February 9.2008.

Presentation ”Yksi vai monta?” [One god or many gods?], in the seminar Mare nostrum, Helsinki Nov. 14.2007.

Presentation “Who is Roman, who is barbarian”, in the international seminar on late antiquity, in Tvärminne, Nov. 11, 2006.

Presentation on Roman views on Celtic religion in the seminar of the Finnish Society for Celtic Studies, Nov. 5, 2005.

Presentation on religious toleration in late antiquity, in the meeting of Paideia, in Turku Oct. 25, 2005.

Presentation on the development of the dichotomy religio – superstitio in Late Antiquity, in the national seminar of Classics, in Lammi, Sept. 28, 2002.

Presentation on debate and dialogue in Augustine’s De civitate Dei, in the meeting of the Classical Association of Finland (Klassillis-filologinen yhdistys), in Helsinki, March 28, 2000.

Presentation on the protection of tombs in the necropolis of Isola Sacra, in the colloquium organised in the Department of History, University of Helsinki, Dec. 16, 1999.

Presentation on religious transition in late antiquity in the seminar on Tolerance organised by the Historical Association (Historiallinen yhdistys), in Helsinki, Nov. 17, 1999.

 

 

TEACHING (since 1997)

 

2009

Series of lectures on ancient Greco-Roman History (“Antiikin historian peruskurssi”), University of Helsinki, 8.9–22.10.2009

2008             

Series of lectures on Augustine’s political texts (“Augustinuksen poliittiset tekstit”, University of Helsinki, 28.10–11.12.2008.

Series of lectures on religions and cultural identity in ancient Rome (”Uskonnot ja kulttuuri-identiteetti antiikin Roomassa”) with Marja-Leena Hänninen and Ulla Lehtonen, University of Helsinki, 12.3–23.4.2008.

Series of lecture on Lactantius’ De mortibus persecutorum (”Lactantiuksen De mortibus persecutorum”), University of Helsinki, 15.1–28.2.2008.

2007             

Series of lectures on religions in the Roman Empire (”Uskonnot Rooman valtakunnassa”), with Marja-Leena Hänninen and Ulla Lehtonen, University of Helsinki, 13.3.–3.5.2007.

Series of lectures on Latin religious texts in the Roman Antiquity (“Uskonnot Rooman valtakunnassa – latinankielisiä tekstejä”), University of Helsinki, 13.3.–3.5.2007.

2005             

Series of lectures on Augustine’s Confessiones, University of Helsinki, Sept. 6 – Oct. 20, 2005.

2004             

Series of lectures on ancient Greco-Roman History (“Antiikin          historian peruskurssi”), University of Helsinki, Sept. 6 – Dec. 13, 2004.

2003             

Series of lectures on Christian Latin Apologetics (Kristillisen latinankielisen apologetiikan klassikoita), University of Helsinki, Sept. 8 – Nov. 11, 2003.

2002-2003   

Teaching in the workshop ”Lähteistä tutkielmaksi” (=From Documents to Dissertation) in the Institutum Classicum, in the project ”Potkua opetukseen” (=development of teaching) of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Helsinki, with Dr Marja-Leena Hänninen, Dr Uta-Maria Liertz and MA Jeanette Lindblom, Sept. 17, 2002 - May 10, 2003.

2002             

Practicum-seminar on Roman historiography in the Institutum Classicum, University of Helsinki, with Dr Uta-Maria Liertz, Jan. 17 - April 11, 2002.

2001          

Teacher in Latin in the Summer University of Helsinki, Aug. 1 - 30, 2001.

2000          

Teacher in Latin in the Summer University of Helsinki, June 5 - June 29, 2000, Aug. 1 - 24, 2000.

Lectures on Greek myths and Platonic philosophy in the Adult Education Centre in Järvenpää and in the Adult Education Centre in Helsinki, Sept. and Nov. 2000.

1999             

Teacher in Latin in the Summer University of Helsinki, June 7 - July 28, 1999.

Series of lectures on Greek mythology in the Open University of Helsinki, Jan 20 -March 17, 1999.

1997

Teacher in Latin in the Language Centre, University of Helsinki, September 1997.

 

 

Scientific expert positions

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

Member of the International Board of Advisors for the Scottisch Forum for Hermeneutics, Faith and Reason, St. Andrews, 2010-

Highlighted publications

  1. 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)

    Publication: Book/anthologyC2 Edited book, compilation, conference proceeding or special issue of journal

  2. 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)

    Publication: Book/anthologyC1 Published scientific monograph

  3. Forbearance and compulsion: the rhetoric of religious tolerance and intolerance in Late Antiquity

    Kahlos, M. 2009 London: Duckworth. 259 p.

    Publication: Book/anthologyC1 Published scientific monograph

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Highlighted activities

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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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Education

Fil. toht., kielentutkimus

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