Project Presentations

One of the goals of the Byzantine St. Stephen's project is to demonstrate the broad relevency of the biocultural approach to numerous disciplines.  Therefore, many lectures have been presented to a diverse range of audiences.

2004 Presentations
73rd American Association of Physical Anthropology Meetings
J. Jennings, J. Inman, J. Ullinger, SG Sheridan, D. Van Gerven.› ì Femoral neck activity and kneeling at a Byzantine monastery.î Accepted for presentation, Tampa, FL, April
73rd American Association of Physical Anthropology Meetings
M.E. Kovacik, L. Talarico, J. Ullinger, SG Sheridan.› "Non-metric traits of the femur and tibia related to prayer practice in a Byzantine monastic community from Jerusalem.î Accepted for presentation, Tampa, FL, April
73rd American Association of Physical Anthropology Meetings, 
A. Hatch, B. Hayden, J. Ullinger, SG Sheridan, D. Van Gerven.› ìMusculoskeletal Indicators of the hip of kneeling behavior in a Byzantine Jerusalem monastery.î› Accepted for presentation, Tampa, FL, April.
73rd American Association of Physical Anthropology Meetings
J. Ullinger, SG Sheridan, B deVries.› ìFall on your kneesî: Squatting facets and Byzantine monasticism.î Accepted for presentation, Tampa, FL, April

2003 Presentations
72nd American Association of Physical Anthropology Meetings
J. Schwebach, A. Holden, J. Ullinger, SG Sheridan.› "Dental Morphology of Subadult Teeth from Byzantine St. Stephenís Monastery, Jerusalem.î› Tempe, AZ, April 22. Abstract published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 36: 187

2001 Presentations
70th American Association of Physical Anthropology Meetings,
J Ullinger & SG Sheridan.› "Let Us Go to the House of the Lord':› Analysis of Pilgrimage using Non-metric Dental Traits." March 30, 2001. Abstract published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 32:152.
2nd Annual Graduate Earth and Life Sciences Symposium, Arizona State University
J. Ullinger.  A Biocultural Reconstruction of Pilgrimage to a Byzantine Monastery in Jerusalem Using Non-Metric Dental Traits presented Febrary 23, 2001
Western Michigan University Department of Anthropology
 SG Sheridan.  žBiocultural Reconstruction of Life at Byzantine St. StephenŪs,Ó Kalamzoo, MI, Nov. 12.
Al-Quds University, Department of Archaeology, Jerusalem
SG Sheridan.  "Dead Men DO Tell Tales" Jerusalem, January 25. 

2000 Presentations
Indiana University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
 "Byzantine St. Stephen's:  A Biocultural Interpretation."  South Bend, IN  Apr. 21
University of Notre Dame Medieval Institute
 w/M. Driscoll.  "Byzantine St. Stephen's:  A Biocultural Interpretation."  Notre Dame, Apr 1
Augusta Victoria Hospital Board of Trustees, Jerusalem
 "Byzantine St. Stephen's:  A Biocultural Interpretation."  Sept. 30
WF Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem
 "Byzantine St. Stephen's:  A Biocultural Interpretation."  Sept. 27

1999 Presentations
Hellenic Cultural Society.South Bend, IN
MS Driscoll."'Every Knee Shall Bend:› Liturgy and Prayer in the Byzantine Monastery." Nov 21
Societas Liturgica Bi-Annual Meeting. Kottayan INDIA
MS Driscoll and SG Sheridan."'Every Knee Shall Bend: A Biocultural Reconstruction of Ascetical Prayer at Byzantine St. Stephen's Monastery in Jerusalem" Aug 14-24.
Archdiocesan Presbyteral Meeting. Glasgow, SCOTLAND
MS Driscoll."The Bones of St. Stephen's Speak: Liturgical and Ascetical Prayer in V-VII Century Jerusalem," June 14.
34th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo MI
MS Driscoll and SG Sheridan."Prayer in Our Bones: The Monastic Prayer of St. Stephen's Monastery in Jerusalem-- An Anthropological and Liturgical Investigation," May 6-9.
68th American Association of Physical Anthropology Meetings. Columbus OH
J. Cheadle and SG Sheridan."Non-metric Dental Variation in a Byzantine Monastic Community from Jerusalem." [Abstract published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 28: 105-6.] April 27-30.
68th American Association of Physical Anthropology Meetings Columbus OH
R. Sanders and SG Sheridan."'All God's Children': Subadult Health in a Byzantine Judean Monastery." [Abstract published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 28:239.] April 27-30
University of West Virginia, Department of Religion Colloquim Series. Morgantown, WV.
SG Sheridan."'Rise Up O Men of God': Pathological Consequences of an Ascetic Life.", April 13.
University of West Virginia, Department of Religion Colloquim Series. Morgantown, WV.
SG Sheridan."Daily Life at Byzantine St. Stephen's: Demography, Diet, Disease," University of West Virginia, Dept. of Religion. Morgantown, WV, April 14.
American Friends of the École Biblique, Institute for Church Life, and the Medieval Institute. University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame IN.
SG Sheridan and MS Driscoll."'Every Knee Shall Bend': Anthropological and Liturgical Interpretation of the Bones of St. Stephen's Monastery." March 22.
St Mary's College.South Bend, IN
MS Driscoll."'Monastic Liturgy and Prayer at Byzantine St. Stephen's Monastery in Jerusalem." March 4.
Granger Sunrise Rotary. Granger, IN
MS Driscoll."The Bones of St. Stephen's Speak: Liturgical and Ascetical Prayer in V-VII Century Jerusalem," Feb 24.
Theological Colloquium for Liturgical Studies. Notre Dame, IN
MS Driscoll."Monastic Liturgical Prayer in Byzantine Jerusalem," Feb 15.
American Oriental Society/ Midwest Regional Society for Biblical Literature. Cincinnati OH
SG Sheridan."Daily Life in a Byzantine Monastic Community from Jerusalem." Feb 14-16.
Milwaukee Biblical Archaeology Association. Milwaukee, WI
SG Sheridan."New Life the Dead Receive: Reconstruction of Life in a Byzantine Jerusalem Monastic Community." Feb 10.
Madison Biblical Archaeology Association. Milwaukee, WI
SG Sheridan."New Life the Dead Receive: Reconstruction of Life in a Byzantine Jerusalem Monastic Community." Feb 9.
Dr. Martin Luther Church. Oconomowoc, WI
SG Sheridan."New Life the Dead Receive: Reconstruction of Life in a Byzantine Jerusalem Monastic Community." Feb 7.
St. David's Episcopal Church. Elkhart, IN
MS Driscoll."Report on the Jerusalem Project at St. Stephen's Monastery," Jan 17.
North American Academy of Liturgy. Vancouver, BC
MS Driscoll."The Bones of St. Stephen's Speak:› Liturgical and Ascetical Prayer in V-VI Century Jerusalem," Jan 2-5.
WF Albright Institute for Archaeological Research Fellows Workshop.  Jerusalem. 
R Sanders. "Childhood Health at Byzantine St. Stephens".›January.

1998 Presentations
Society for Biblical Literature Meetings, Orlando, FL
B Leyerle."Urbanization and Disease," Nov 21-24.
Centre Danielou. Rueill-Malmaison, FRANCE
MS Driscoll."Le Monastère Byzantin du St. Étienne à Jérusalem:› À la research de la vie quotidienne monastique," Jan 17.
W. F. Albright Institute for Archaeological Research. Jerusalem
SG Sheridan and MS Driscoll. "'Rise Up O Men of God': Anthropological and Liturgical Interpretation of the Bones of St. Stephen's Monastery." Oct 23.
Augustana College, Summer Session Abroad Program. Jerusalem
SG Sheridan."Biocultural Analysis of a Byzantine Monastic Community in Jerusalem." July 4.
St. John's Seminary, Summer Session Abroad Program. Jerusalem
SG Sheridan."Biocultural Analysis of a Byzantine Monastic Community in Jerusalem." June 24.
Center for the Study of Early Christianity.Jerusalem
SG Sheridan."Biocultural Analysis of a Byzantine Monastic Community in Jerusalem." June 5.
North American Patristic Society Meetings. Chicago, IL
B Leyerle. "Children Among Monks: The Bones of St. Stephen's Monastery." Plenary Speaker, May 28
67th American Association of Physical Anthropology Meetings. Salt Lake City UT.
SE Niebuhr and SG Sheridan."Vertebral Pathology from a Byzantine Judean Monastery." [Abstract published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 26:170.] April.
Jerusalem University College Graduate Seminar Series. Jerusalem
SG Sheridan."Biocultural Analysis of a Byzantine Monastic Community." Apr 21.
École Biblique Archaeology Lecture Series (Lecture for the French Consul General's Office). Jerusalem
SG Sheridan. "Biocultural Analysis of a Byzantine Monastic Community." Mar 7.

1997 Presentations
W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeology (NEH Fellows' Lecture). Jerusalem
SG Sheridan. "Biocultural Analysis of a Byzantine Monastic Community: Human Adaptability at St. Stephen's Monastery, Jerusalem." Dec 6.
Arizona State University Anthropology Colloquium Series. Tempe AZ
SG Sheridan. "A Synthesis of the historical and Biological Records at St. Stephen's Monastery in an Assessment of Human Adaptability." Oct 31.
Forensic Anthropology Response Team of Central Ohio. Columbus OH, 
SE Niebuhr and SG Sheridan. "Trauma and pathology in vertebrae from a Byzantine Jerusalem monastery."› Sept. 15, 1997
66th American Association of Physical Anthropology Meetings. St. Louis MO
SG Sheridan. "Biocultural Reconstruction of Kneeling Pathology in a Byzantine Judean Monastery." [Abstract published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 24:209.] April 2-5.
L' École Biblique et Archéologique Française. Jerusalem
SG Sheridan. "Biocultural Analysis of St. Étienne's Byzantine Occupation." Aug 5.
California State University. Los Angeles CA
SG Sheridan. "Biocultural Analysis of St. Étienne's Byzantine Occupation." Jun 6.
North American Patristic Society Meeting. Chicago, IL
SG Sheridan. "Biocultural Analysis of St. Étienne's Byzantine Occupation." May 29-31.
University of North Carolina, Department of Anthropology and Duke University, Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy. Raleigh-Durham, NC.
SG Sheridan. "Biocultural Analysis of St. Étienne's Byzantine Occupation." Feb 21.
Department of Theology Colloquium Series.› 
R Bautch. "Kneeling in Byzantine Christianity,"›› University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, November 11, 1997

1996 Presentations
L' École Biblique et Archéologique Française. Jerusalem
SG Sheridan. "Biocultural Analysis of the Human Remains from the St. Étienne's Crypt Complex." July 15-27


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