PSCO Presentation: 16 November, 2007

Panel Discussion: "Egypt beyond Alexandria"
Peter Arzt-Grabner (Salzburg University), Malcolm Choat (Macquarie University), Anne Marie Luijendijk (Princeton University)

We are pleased to welcome the following guests to the PSCO San Diego session on Friday, 16 November, from 7:00–9:00 pm in Del Mar B at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel, for a panel discussion of the study of Judaism and Christianity in Greco-Roman Egypt:

  • Peter Arzt-Grabner (Salzburg University)
  • Malcolm Choat (Macquarie University)
  • Anne Marie Luijendijk (Princeton University)

Peter Arzt-Grabner has published widely, especially in German, and is director of the International Project "Papyrological Commentaries on the New Testament." An English version of his C.V. is available (172 kb PDF file)

Malcolm Choat recently published Belief and Cult in Fourth-Century Papyri (Studia Antiqua Australiensia 1; Brepols, 2006).

Anne Marie Luijendijk (whose web page is not yet available) specialized in New Testament at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2005. Her specialization is the social history of early Christianity, using both literary texts and documentary sources. She recently published Greetings in the Lord: Christian Identity and the Oxyrhynchus Papyri (Harvard University Press 2007) and is working on the publication of a sixth-century Coptic manuscript containing Christian oracles.


The Del Mar B room is on the third level of the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel. For a floor plan map, see this PDF file.


If you wish to dine with the group before the meeting, we will attempt to find room at Redfield's Deli in the hotel from as close to 6:00 as possible Information on the restaurant (and other hotel eateries) is available. Please let Bob Kraft know if you want to try to join the group for dinner. Bob Kraft has made a reservation (under "KRAFT") for the "Friday Night Seafood Buffet" at Lael's Restaurant which is to the left of the main registration desk. The reservation is for 10, at and after 5:45. Right now he has 9 names, but if more come we're probably ok at the buffet. We'll check outside of Redfield's for any stragglers. The menu is online.