Early Christian Art:
An International Conference
with special regard to the early Christian Cemetery in Sopianae (Pécs – Hungary)
Cella Septichora Visitor Centre, Pécs, Hungary, 24-25. May, 2012.
Organised by Cella Septichora Visitor Centre and University of Pécs, Centre for Patristic Studies
24. May, Thursday
9:00 Welcome speeches – György Udvardy (Bishop of Pécs) and Róbert Somos (University of Pécs, Centre for Patristic Studies)
9:30 Visiting the World Heritage exhibition with the guidance of Zsolt Visy and Olivér Gábor
12:00 Lunch – House of Arts and Literature
Lectures – House of Arts and Literature
13:00 – 13:30 Zsolt Visy, The Paradise in the Early Christian cemetery of Sopianae.
13:30 – 14:00 Olivér Gábor, Early Christian Buildings in the Northern Cemetery of Sopianae (Pannonia, Valeria Provincia.)
14:20-14:30 Coffee break
14.30-15:00 Allen Brent, Klauser’s methodological perspective in his interpretation of early Christian artefacts.
15:00-15:30 Eileen Rubery, From catacomb to sanctuary: the orant figure and Rome’s virgin saints.
15:30-16:00 Reita Sutherland, The Christian Orant: Prayer and Piety.
17:00 – Sightseeing in Pécs (optional)
25. May, Friday
9:00 – 9:30 Levente Nagy, Zoltán Kádár and the Early Christian Iconography of Roman Pannonia: some problems of interpretation.
9:30 – 10:00 Gaetano Bevelaqua, Observations on Christian Epigraphy in Pannonia.
10:20-10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 11:00 Marianne Sághy, Word and Image: Poetic and Pictorial Representations of Martyrs in Late Antique Funerary Art.
11:00 – 11:30 György Heidl, Remarks on the iconography in “Peter-Paul” (No. 1.) Burial Chamber of Sopianae.
11:30 – 12:00 Péter Csigi, Iconographic approaches to the early Christian artefacts in Sopianae.
12:00 -12:30 Discussion
12:30 – Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Krisztina Hudák, Technical observations on the paintings in the St. Peter and Paul (No. 1.) Burial Chamber of Sopianae. (The paper will be read out by Levente Nagy.)
14:00 – 14.30 Isván Bugár, Theology on Images?
14:30-15:00 Markus Vinzent, Battle and Conquest or the Power of Frames – On Christ’s Resurrection in Early Christian Art.