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CAM Conference in Memory of Professor Alan Cameron

  • Columbia University Italian Academy, 5th Floor Conference Room New York, NY 10027 USA (map)
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The Center for the Ancient Mediterranean (CAM) at Columbia invites you to join us for "A Conference in Memory of Alan Cameron (1938-2017)" a two-day conference on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Registration is recommended, but all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP for the conference through the our website: For more information, visit the event page, or contact us directly with further questions.
Participants will include: Averil Cameron, Anne Chen, Raffaella Cribiore, Anthony Cutler, Jean-Luc Fournet, Carmela Franklin, Arianna Gullo, Gavin Kelly, Michael Kulikowski, Noel Lenski, Rita Lizzi Testa, Charlotte Roueché, and Michele Salzman.

The conference will take place on the 3rd floor of the Italian Academy, Columbia University. Please find the schedule below:
Friday, October 26

10:00-10:30: Introduction, Marc Van De Mieroop and John Ma

10:30-11:15: Arianna Gullo, “Late antique Homeric Exegesis in the Greek Anthology

11:15-12:00: Jean-Luc Fournet, "Returning to the Wandering Poets: a New Poem by Dioscorus of Aphrodite"

12:00-12:45: Gavin Kelly, “The Fragments of Rutilius Namatianus”


13:45-14:30: Michele Salzman, “Why Gibbon Was Wrong; The Case for A.D. 472 and the Fall of Rome”

14:30-15:15: Anthony Cutler, "Alan's 'Bare Basilius': when the historian and the art historian coalesce"

15:15-16:00: Anne Chen, “Late Antiquity Between East and West”


16:15-17:00: Averil Cameron, “Alan Cameron and Byzantium”

Saturday Oct 27

9:45-10:30: Rita Lizzi, “Alan Cameron and the Symmachi”

10:30-11:15: Raffaella Cribiore, “Stenographers in Late Antiquity: Villains or Victims?”


11:30-12:15: Charlotte Roueche, “Celebrity and Power: Circus Factions 40 years on”

12:15-13:00: Michael Kulikowski, “The Value of Minimalist Interpretation: The Historia Augusta”


14:00-14:45: Carmela Vircillo Franklin, “The Lost Farnesianus Manuscript: Uncial Capitals for the Bishops of Rome”

14:45-15:30: Noel Lenski, “Ambrose thinks with slavery”

15:30-16:00: Final words

We hope to see you there!