PSCO Presentation: 8 November, 2018

Aksumite Christianity: The Sources and Their Limitations

Aaron M. Butts (Catholic University of America)


Prof. Butts will present his new project on Aksumite Geˁez materials.


Aaron M. Butts is an assistant professor in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at The Catholic University of America. His research is focused on the languages, literatures, and history of Christianity in the East, especially Syriac, Ethiopic, and Arabic. He is the author of Language Change in the Wake of Empire: Syriac in its Greco-Roman Context (Eisenbrauns, 2016).

Meeting and Dining

All are welcome! As usual, those interested are also welcome to join us for an informal dinner prior to the session. Those wishing to dine together before the seminar will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Second-Floor Lounge of Cohen Hall and then walk next door to the food court in Houston Hall. Or, just meet us in the Houston Hall downstairs food-court between 6:00-6:45 p.m.

As usual, the PSCO seminar will begin at 7:00 pm. This year, we will end the sessions at 8:30pm (note the change from previous years which ended at 9:00 pm). We meet in the Second-Floor Lounge of Cohen Hall.