'Early "Christian" Epigraphy and Iconography: A new approach to Doelger's classical project'
The British Academy has awarded £119,968 to Professor Markus Vinzent and Professor Allen Brent (Cambridge, Research Fellow of the project at King's) to investigate 'Early "Christian" Epigraphy and Iconography: A new approach to Doelger's classical project' over the next two years (2010-2012). Centered on selected themes in early Christian Life and Thought the project will create a detailed commentary and analysis, including the literary development of early 'Christian' imageries. Inspired by Dölger's Ichthus, the project will regard seriously early Christian use of 'pagan' images and the process of the mutual transformation of both 'paganism' and 'Christianity' in the interactive dialogue between early Christianity and Graeco-Roman culture. Strategic project partners are the following institutions in Rome: The British School at Rome, La Sapienza, Augustinianum and the Lateran University.
The project will have an international advisory board. As part of the project, there will be one part-time Research Assistantship and up to 6 subsidised PhD-scholarships. The project will further enrich the Department's emphasis and expertise in Christian and Non-Christian Art.