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Enoch Seminar Newsletter

March 2017 Volume 1 Issue 3 (ed. Jason von Ehrenkrook)
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New Book Review

 

4 Enoch


4 Enoch offers a comprehensive survey of Enochic Studies from the Renaissance to the present. It is the most detailed analysis of the history of research freely available on line. Click on 4 Enoch to explore this rich repository of material.  

 

1st Enoch Colloquium

The Sense(s) of History: Ancient Apocalypses and their Temporalities


We're pleased to announce the inauguration of a new scholarly initiative, the Enoch Colloquia. This first colloquium, held in conjunction with the 2017 SBL meeting in Boston, focuses on the diverse senses of history within ancient apocalypses. The goal of our conversation will be to better understand the religious experiences and imaginations of the authors (and readers) of this literature by integrating analyses of Jewish and Christian apocalypses with anthropological discussions of historicity and multiple temporalities. The 6th Enoch Seminar Reception at the SBL, held on the evening of November 18, will include a concluding panel of the colloquium.

Chair: Giovanni Bazzana (Harvard)
Date:November 16­-18, 2017
Location: Harvard University, Cambridge MA
 
See the Colloquium Webpage for more information.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Seventy Years Later

Manuscripts, Traditions, Interpretations, and their Biblical Context


The 70th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls offers an opportune time to examine anew the field of Dead Sea Studies. This conference aims to create a platform for scholarly exchange concerning the present state of professional research in the field of Qumran studies. The contributions may deal with any topic related to the Dead Sea Scrolls, be it archaeological, paleographic, literary, historical, social, biblical, or religious. The preferred approach is to present a particular theme from the perspective of the development of the related scholarly research, beginning with the first publications of a Qumran manuscript, or first/early interpretations concerning a particular topic related to Qumran research. 

Chairs: Henryk Drawnel, Adam Kubiś, and Andrzej Piwowar
Date:October 25­-26, 2017
Location: John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
See the Conference webpage for more information.

9th Enoch Seminar

From tôrāh to Torah: Variegated Notions of Torah from the First Temple Period to Late Antiquity


The 9th Enoch Seminar and the resultant volume will examine the diverse understandings of tôrāh, beginning with the texts of the Hebrew Bible through to the Second Temple period and late antiquity, moving beyond traditional paradigms such as the early usage of tôrāh as general instruction vs. the transition to nomos, as “law,” or the development of a “normative” notion of Torah (capitalization intentional) in the Second Temple period. Participants are encouraged to rethink our scholarly assumptions and preconceptions on the topic and tackle the questions anew in light of more critical philological and historical approaches.

Chairs: William M. Schniedewind (UCLA) and Jason Zurawski (University of Groningen)
Date:June 18­-23, 2017
Location: Camaldoli, Italy
 
See the Seminar webpage for more information.

8th Nangeroni Meeting

New Perspectives and Contexts in the Study of Islamic Origins


This meeting follows the success of our first seminar on Islamic origins held in Milan in 2015. Major speakers include: Gabriele Said Reynolds (University of Notre Dame); ); Boaz Shoshan (Ben Gurion University); Averil Cameron (University of Oxford)

Date:June 11­-16, 2017
Location: Florence, Italy
 
See the Nangeroni webpage for more information.
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