Kimberly Bowes, lecturer

Event time: 
Monday, March 28, 2011 - 12:30pm
Event description: 

Ritual Possession

Private Eucharistic Rites in Late Antiquity

Part of the 2010-2011 Liturgy Symposium


Institute of Sacred Music, Great Hall

409 Prospect Street, New Haven


Refreshments for mind, body, and spirit will be served.

Free and open to the public.

Kimberly Bowes received her doctorate from Princeton University in 2002 and held a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University from 2002-4. She has held assistant professorships at Fordham University and Cornell University before becoming associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. Her specialty is later Roman material culture and social history, with a special focus on late antique religions, domestic architecture, and later Roman economics. Her first book, Private Worship, Public Values and Religious Change in Late Antiquity (Cambridge University Press), addressed the problem of house-based religion for the advent of public Christianity, while her second, Houses and Society in the Later Roman Empire (Duckworth) offers an overview of late Roman houses and their historiography. Kim is the co-director of two archaeological field projects, The Roman Peasant Project, excavating peasant farmsteads in Tuscany, and the Philosophiana Project, investigating the landscape around the villa of Piazza Armerina in Sicily.