Event: Summer School on Christian Apocryphal Literature, Strasbourg, 24 – 27 Jun 2012

The Latin Collection of the Acts of Apostles (Pseudo-Abdias)
First Summer School on Christian Apocryphal Literature
Première École d’été sur la littérature apocryphe chrétienne

Strasbourg, France

24th – 27 th June 2012

The Summer School on Christian Apocryphal Literature 2012 gives a valuable opportunity to become acquainted with the advances and current directions in research on the Latin Collection of the Acts of Apostles (Virtutes Apostolorum) and its reception in artistic production. It will allow students and scholars to interact with the foremost specialists in the field, and to work on some unedited materials under their direction in a series of instructional workshops.

The Latin Collection of the Acts of Apostles (Pseudo-Abdias). Composed in Latin probably towards the end of the sixth century, the Virtutes  postolorum is an anonymous collection of texts relating to the history of the apostles, structured according to three key moments in their lives: their calling, their mission, and their death. Since the sixteenth century attributed to Abdias, bishop of Babylon, this collection was widely diffused during the Middle Ages and exerted strong infl uence on medieval imagination, both literary and iconographic.

For students in the last year of their Master’s program, PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, researchers in Church history, medieval studies, art history, religious studies, cultural studies.

The lectures and seminars will be given in English (with summaries offered in French, German and Italian). The workshops will be conducted either in English or in French. Knowledge of Latin required. The presentations and the results of practical research assignments will be considered for publication.

Summer School PDF

Organised by / Organisé par
Gabriella Aragione et Rémi Gounelle (Strasbourg)

Gabriella Aragione
Faculté de théologie protestante
BP 90020
9 place de l’Université
F-67084 Strasbourg Cedex




Cost of registration, including meals: €100
Registration is not complete until the fee has been paid.
Cost of travel and accommodation is assumed by the participants.
A list of possibilities for every budget will be sent upon registration.
A proof of participation will be provided to all registrants.


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