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Scholars gather to discuss heresy, Jan. 16-18

Internationally renowned scholars will gather at Princeton Sunday through Tuesday, Jan. 16-18, for a colloquium on "Making Selves and Marking Others: Heresy and Self-Definition in Late Antiquity."

The event, sponsored by the Department of Religion and the Program in Judaic Studies, will run from 1:15 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bobst Hall, 83 Prospect Ave.

Scholars will explore the ways in which groups and communities in the third through seventh centuries defined their own sociopolitical borders and created secure in-group identities by means of discourses about "heresy" and "heretics." At the same time, they will examine how such discourses served to regulate interaction and deflect attention away from unwanted connections between groups.

For more information, visit the conference's Web site or contact Holger Zellentin.

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