RESEARCH SEMINARS 2011-12

SEMESTER ONE

16:00 Thu 27 Oct: Les Lancaster (Liverpool John Moores University)
From Pico to Jung: Jewish Influences on the Psychohistory of Western Culture”
Venue: SG1 Samuel Alexander Building

16:00 Thu 10 Nov: Daniel Falk (University of Oregon)
"Material Aspects of Prayer in the Dead Sea Scrolls"
Venue: SG1 Samuel Alexander Building

16:00 Thu 8 Dec: Hedva Abel (University of Manchester)
“An Ancient Rabbinic Commentary on Exodus: Literary Structures in the Mekhilta”
Venue: SG1 Samuel Alexander Building

SEMESTER TWO (Note change of venue)

16:00 Thu 9 Feb: Sacha Stern (UCL)
"From Qumran to Nicaea: sectarianism and heresy"
Venue: 2.03 Mansfield Cooper Building

16:00 Thu 1 Mar: Bernard Jackson (Liverpool Hope University)
"Constructing a Theory of Halakhah"
Venue: 2.03 Mansfield Cooper Building

16:00 Thu 8 Mar: CANCELLED DUE TO ILL HEALTH. There are currently no plans to find an alternative speaker.
Piotr Piluk (Journalist)
Jewish Life in Poland in the communist period and after 1989 from the perspective of a monthly magazine ‘Slowo Zydowskie / Dos Yiddishe Vort’”
Venue: 2.03 Mansfield Cooper Building

16:00 Thu 15 Mar: Hadrien Laroche (French Embassy in Ireland)
“When everything is still possible and there is no further reason to hope: the last Genet, Israel, Jews, anti-Semitism and the Dawn of time (1968-1986)”
Venue: 2.03 Mansfield Cooper Building

16:00 Thu 10 May: Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London)
"Norwich 1144, Norwich 1150, and the birth of 'ritual murder'"
Venue: 2.03 Mansfield Cooper Building


We would also draw your attention to some other university events which might be of interest:

14:00 Thu 29 Sept: George Brooke (University of Manchester)
"Jacob and His House in the Scrolls from Qumran"
Venue: Samuel Alexander Building A7 (Ehrhardt Seminar)

14:00 Thu 10 Nov: Dorothy Peters (Trinity Western University)
"The Sword and Its Substitutes: Activism and Pacifism in the Dead Sea Scrolls"
Venue: Samuel Alexander Building A7 (Ehrhardt Seminar)

19:00 Thu 10 Nov: Esther Eshel (Bar Ilan University)
"Old and New Inscriptions Found in Herodium"
Venue: Samuel Alexander Building A101 (CBS and AIAS Lecture)

17:30 Wed 8 Feb: Arye Edrei (Tel Aviv University)
“Why No Mishnah in Rome? Problems of the Sources and of Methodology”
Venue: Samuel Alexander Building, S2.9 (South wing, second floor)

16:00 Fri 9 March: Lynn Wolff (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
“Ethical Engagements with the Past: Situating W.G. Sebald within a Genealogy of Postwar German-Language Authors”
Venue: Samuel Alexander, W3.13 (German Studies Research Seminar)