The Catholic University of America

The Bellet Lecture


The first annual Bellet Lecture will be presented on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 5:15 p.m. in Aquinas Hall Auditorium. The inaugural lecture will be given by Mark Sheridan, O.S.B., CUA alumnus, professor and rector emeritus of the Pontificio Ateneo Sant' Anselmo, Rome on the topic of "Late Antiquity in Upper Egypt: Rufus of Shotep, a sixth century bilingual bishop in Upper Egypt, learned in both the Alexandrian exegetical tradition and the Greek rhetorical tradition."

About the Bellet Lecture Series

This is an annual Lecture in honor of Paulinus Bellet, O.S.B. (1913-1987), member of the faculty of the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures from 1962 until his death in 1987. The lecture is presented by the generous support of a donor.

About Paulinus Bellet, O.S.B. (1913-1987)

Fr. Bellet directed the Coptic program from 1962 until 1977 when he retired as professor, staying on as a lecturer in the department until his death in 1987. In addition to Coptic, he taught Classical Ethiopic and Biblical Hebrew. He also taught Catalan, his native language, in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Fr. Bellet was a monk of the Abbey of Montserrat.

The 2016 Bellet Lecture Program

Speaker, Mark Sheridan, O.S.B., CUA alumnus, professor and rector emeritus of the Pontificio Ateneo Sant' Anselmo, Rome.
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
 
12:40 p.m.—2:00 p.m.
 
  Fr. Sheridan meets with students in the Coptic and Syriac classes (SEM 531/631/681 combined) in the CNE Seminar Room (MUL 036); a limited number of students not enrolled in the class may attend. Contact Dr. Janet Timbie (timbie@cua.edu) for information.
 
 
Thursday, October 27, 2016
 
10:30 a.m.—12:00 noon
 
Fr. Bellet's Research Collections will be available to visitors in the CNE Seminar Room (MUL 036).
Contact Dr. Monica Blanchard (blanchard@cua.edu) for information.
 
5:10 p.m.—6:15 p.m.
 
The first annual Bellet Lecture will be delivered by Mark Sheridan, O.S.B., CUA alumnus, professor and rector emeritus of the Pontificio Ateneo Sant' Anselmo, Rome.
 
Lecture Title: "Late Antiquity in Upper Egypt: Rufus of Shotep, a sixth century bilingual bishop in Upper Egypt, learned in both the Alexandrian exegetical tradition and the Greek rhetorical tradition"
 
Location: Aquinas Hall Auditorium, CUA campus
 
The lecture is open to the public. A light reception will follow.
 
7:30 p.m.
 
The Semitics faculty will join Fr. Sheridan for dinner at an off-campus location.