Gender-Mixed Dining in Non-Public Spaces: To What Can Early Christian Meals Be Compared?

The paper will have a space- and gender-critical look at the earliest Christian meals: The spaces in which they took place and the joint dining of men and women set these meals apart in some respects, but the same features also make them more similar to certain meal types. Materials from Corinth will constitute the basis for the discussion. In light of this material, the paper will address the recent volume "Meals in the Early Christian World: Social Formation, Experimentation, and Conflict at the Table" (eds. Smith & Taussig).