Dartmouth Events

Georgia Frank, Colgate University

Presented by the Religion department's Hardigg Family Fund.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Moore Hall B03
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts and Sciences, Lectures & Seminars

The Religion department presents the annual Hardigg public lecture:

Georgia Frank, Charles A. Dana Professor of Religion; Chair, Department of Religion, Colgate University 

Tuesday, January 31
Moore B03

"Unfinished Christians: Ritual Objects and Silent Subjects in Late Antiquity"

Abstract: "Beginning in the mid-fourth century, large numbers of adults sought to convert to Christianity, now a newly legalized religion. What can we know about ordinary Christians’ experiences when they gathered in ritual settings? This talk will focus on one series of rituals: preparation for conversion through the rites of baptism and how metaphors of fabrication shaped the identities of ordinary Christians, that is to say non-monastic, non-clergy, adult men and women, and enslaved, freed, and free persons and how they learned through their senses, emotions, and bodies to become Christians in eastern Mediterranean cities."


The Hardigg Family Fund supports the annual visit of a scholar designated as the Hardigg Family Fellow to Religion 85, which is the culminating experience of the Religion major, restricted to and required of all senior Religion majors. The Hardigg Family Fellow meets with students in class to discuss his or her work and also engages with students more informally in conversations outside of class. The Fellow also typically presents a faculty colloquium or public lecture in conjunction with their visit to campus. For more information, please visit: https://religion.dartmouth.edu/news-events/hardigg-family-fund-lecture

The Hardigg Family Fund was established in 1993 by James S. Hardigg '44.

For more information, contact:
Prof Christopher MacEvitt

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.