Judaism in the 7th and 8th Centuries

Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 10:00 am to Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 5:00 pm

Sunday Location: 202 Jones Hall
Monday Location: 8:30-11:45am, 202 Jones Hall; 1:00-3:00pm, 100 Jones Hall; 3:00-6:00pm, 202 Jones Hall


SUNDAY, NOV 12

10:00-12:00 Populations and Settlement
Room 202

CHAIR: HELMUT REIMITZ (Princeton University)
Gideon Avni (IAA, Dumbarton Oaks)
Geoffrey Herman (Hebrew University)
Stefan Heidemann (University of Hamburg)

1:45-3:30 Languages and Writing Cultures I
Room 202

CHAIR: LAURA QUICK (Princeton University)
Cyril Aslanov (Aix-Marseille Université)
Ronny Vollandt (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman (Vanderbilt University)

4:00-5:30 Languages and Writing Cultures II
Room 202

CHAIR: CHARLES HÄBERL (Rutgers University)
Marina Rustow (Princeton University)
Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (École Pratique des Hautes Études)
Daniel Sheffield (Princeton University)

MONDAY, NOV. 13

9:00-11:45 Late Midrash
Room 202

CHAIR: MOULIE VIDAS (Princeton University)
Moshe Lavee (University of Haifa)
Tamar Kadari (Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies)
Lennart Lehmhaus (Freie Universität Berlin)
Joseph Witztum (Hebrew University)

1:00-3:00 Law and Custom
Room 100

CHAIR: MARK COHEN (Princeton University)
Yitz Landes (Princeton University)
Eve Krakowski (Princeton University)
Haggai Ben-Shammai (Hebrew University)
Robert Brody (Hebrew University)
Lena Salaymeh (Tel Aviv University)

3:30-6:00 Beyond the Rabbinic
Room 202

CHAIR: AJ BERKOVITZ (Princeton University)
Gideon Bohak (Tel Aviv University)
Martha Himmelfarb (Princeton University)
Ophir Münz-Manor (Open University of Israel)
Hayim Lapin (University of Maryland)
Ra’anan Boustan (Princeton University)


Sponsored by the Program in Judaic Studies, Department of Religion, Center for the Study of Religion, Center for Collaborative History, Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity, Humanities Council, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Program in Near Eastern Studies, Program in the Ancient World, Sharmin & Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran/Persian Gulf Studies, and the Department of Comparative Literature.