New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies announces the Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies. From the publicity:
Thursday, March 26
5 p.m. Welcome , Matthew S. Santirocco, NYU
5:15 Keynote Address: The New Testament as a Source for the History of the Jews and Judaism by Lawrence H. Schiffman, NYU.
6:15 Public Reception
Friday, March 27
Session 1 (Session Chair, Jeffrey Rubenstein, NYU)
9:15 a.m. Samson in Stone: New Discoveries in the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee by Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina.
9:55 Jesus the Jurist: Written Law and Its Interpretation in the Christian Gospels by Daniel Fleming, NYU.
10:35 The Dead Sea Scrolls “Instruction” Text and Its Hellenistic Context by Hindy Najman, Yale University.
11:15 The Treaty of Apamea, the Decline of the Seleucid Empire, and Their Consequence for Jewish Martyrology by R. Steven Notley, Nyack College.
Session 2 (Session Chair, Michael Peachin, NYU)
1 p.m. Jews and the Imposition of Nicene Orthodoxy in the Late Antique Mediterranean Diaspora by Ross Kraemer, Brown University.
1:40 Selling Souls: Early Christians (and Their Neighbors) as Religious Entrepreneurs by Nicola Denzey Lewis, Brown University.
2:20 Practices of Seeing God(s) in Late Antiquity by Laura Nasrallah, Harvard University.
3:00 The Rise of Authoritative Scripture and Its Interpretation in Ancient Judaism by Alex Jassen, NYU.
This conference is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Center for Ancient Studies at ancient.studies(at)nyu.edu, or at (212) 992-7978.