Culture and Religion of the Ancient Mediterranean (CRAM)

The goal of the Culture and Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean Colloquium is to promote high-level, interdisciplinary dialogue among faculty and graduate students who deal with religion and culture in antiquity in the Mediterranean basin and west Asia, all rather loosely defined. CRAM meets monthly during the academic year. Each meeting lasts about an hour, and typically is centered on a pre-circulated paper. CRAM is currently administered by Classics.

Below you will find the CRAM dates and programming for the fall and spring of 2013-14. Please note, all events will take place on a Tuesday, from 12:00-1:00p.m. at the Joukowsky Institute, RI Hall Room 008, unless otherwise marked. Papers will be e-mailed out approximately two weeks ahead of the date indicated. If you have difficulties accessing the paper, please contact Jessica Carnevale at  Light luncheon fare will be provided! Please come and enjoy! 

  • September 10, 2013
    Professor Saul Olyan, Judaic Studies and Religious Studies 
    "Friends and Family"
  • October 8, 2013
    Professor John Steele, Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies 
  • November 12, 2013
    Assistant Professor Stephen Kidd, Classics
  • December 10, 2013
     Professor Zsuzsanna Varhelyi, Boston University - Classics
  • February 11, 2014
    Professor Graham Oliver, Classics
  • March 11, 2014
    Professor Michael Satlow, Judaic Studies and Religious Studies
  • April 1, 2014
    PhD Candidate Julia Troche, Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies 
  • May 6, 2014
    Professor Susan Harvey, Religious Studies