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CONFERENCES AND LECTURES 2018

In addition to Orion Center Activities, the following events have come to our attention.
We want to provide a complete list of all significant happenings related to the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Please send information on upcoming events to us at: orioncenter@mail.huji.ac.il or fax +972-2-588-3584.

April

An International Symposium: The Dead Sea Scrolls at Seventy: "Clear a Path in the Wilderness"

Conference Date: 29 April - 3 May, 2018
Conveners: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Vienna, New York University, the Israel Antiquities Authority, The Israel Museum
Venues: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The Israel Museum
For more information: Please click here


Qumran Tour: "The Trail of the Scrolls" (Mishol Hanan), in memory of Professor Hanan Eshel z"l

Event Date: April 13, 2018 at 10 AM
For more information: Please click here

June

Dots, Marginalia and Peritexts in Middle Eastern Manuscripts Workshop

Conference Date: June 11-12, 2018
Location: Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Website: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/2017/09/manuscript-workshop.html


When Gods Speak to Men: Divine Speech according to Textual Evidence in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin Call for Paper

Conference Date: June 13-14, 2018
Location: Catholic University of Lille
Website: http://www.fasticongressuum.com/single-post/2017/06/13/CALL-15092017-Divine-Speech-in-the-Ancient-Mediterranean-Basin---Lille-Francia

July

9th International Meeting - International Organization for Targum Studies (IOTS)

Conference Date: July 9-11, 2018
Location: University College London
Website: http://targum.info/9th-international-meeting-international-organization-for-targum-studies/


ARAM 47th International Conference: The Aramaeans B.C.: History, Literature, and Archaeology

Conference Date: July 9-11, 2018
Location: Oxford (England)
Website: https://www.aramsociety.org/conferences/forthcoming-conference/

August

5000 Years of Comments: The Development of Commentary from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Age of Information

Conference Date: August 7-10, 2018
Location: The Center for Hellenic Studies - Washington
Website: https://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/6719

September

"The Study of Ancient Worlds Using Digital Approache" - ASOR/EPHE European Symposium

Conference Date: September 4-5, 2018
Location: Paris, La Sorbonne
Website: http://ancient-worlds-symposium.eu/docs/calls-for-submissions.html
Program: http://ancient-worlds-symposium.eu/docs/program

October

CONFERENCE ON PSALMS AND RITUAL IN ERFURT

Conference Date: October 24-26, 2018
Location: University of Erfurt (Erfurt, Germany)
Program: http://www.fasticongressuum.com/single-post/2018/03/10/Psalms-in-Ritual-Practices-in-Pluralistic-Contexts---24-25-26102018-Erfurt-Germany

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February

A Summer's Day? With What Shall We Compare the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Conference Date: February 02-02-2018 15:30 - 17:30
Location: Doopsgezinde Kerk, Oude Boteringestraat 33, 9712 GD Groningen, The Netherlands
Website:https://www.rug.nl/ggw/news/events/2018/dirk-smilde-fellowship-inaugural-lecture-prof-dr-george-brooke

Life at the Dead Sea

Conference Date: 21st - 24th February 2018
Location: State Museum of Archaeology Chemnitz [smac]
Website: https://www.smac.sachsen.de/fortbildungen-smac_tagung_archaeologisches-museum-in-chemnitz_life-at-the-dead-sea.html

March

Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize - Seventeenth Annual Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize 2018

Conference Date: The prize will be announced on Sean’s birthday, March 9, 2018
Institution: The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem
Website: http://www.aiar.org/sean-w-dever-memorial-prize/?mc_cid=b99bbf324e&mc_eid=a7841e8167

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Qumran Section- the joint SASNES (5-6 September), OTSSA (6-8 September) and LXXSA (7-8 September) conferences of 2017

Conference Date: 6-7 September
Location: Pretoria
Website: For the Invitation click here; for information about the joint conference
Contact Information: Ananda.Geyser-Fouche@up.ac.za

October

THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS SEVENTY YEARS LATER. MANUSCRIPTS, TRADITIONS, INTERPRETATION, AND THEIR BIBLICAL CONTEXT

Conference Date: October 25-26, 2017
Location: John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Website:http://ocs.academicon.pl/index.php/test/DSS2017/schedConf/program

November

"The Dead Sea Scrolls at 70," NYU's Rose-Marie Lewent Conference

Conference Date: November 16-17
Location: New York University's Center for Ancient Studies
Website:https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2017/october/_the-dead-sea-scrolls-at-70--nyus-rose-marie-lewent-conferenceno.html

"Reading the Bible in Ancient Traditions and Modern Editions: Studies in Memory of Peter W. Flint"

Conference Date: Tuesday, November 14
Location: The Trinity Western University Langley, British Columbia, Canada.
Website:www.facebook.com/twudssi

The Trinity Western University Dead Sea Scrolls Institute invites you to join us for a memorial book presentation and public lecture on Tuesday, November 14 (7:00-8:30pm, Northwest Auditorium).
The volume "Reading the Bible in Ancient Traditions and Modern Editions: Studies in Memory of Peter W. Flint" (ed. Andrew B. Perrin, Kyung S. Baek, and Daniel K. Falk; EJL 47; Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017) will be presented by the editors to the family and friends of Professor Peter Flint.
Following the book presentation, Dr. Daniel Falk (Penn State) will deliver a keynote lecture entitled, “Why Repent? The Scriptural Motivation for Penitential Prayer.”
The evening is free and open to all on campus and in the community.

December

The Formation of Biblical Literature

Conference Date: December 18
Location: Haifa

Geography, Christianity and the History of Second Temple Judaism- R. Steven Notley (Nyack College)

Conference Date: Wed Dec 6th 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Institution: The Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies
Location: Furst Hall Room 308, 500 W 185th St, New York, NY 10033
Website:israel.studies@yu.edu

Judaeo-Christian Parabiblical Literature and Art

Conference Date: 19-20 December
Location: University of Lausanne, campus Chamberonne, room 338, Amphipole
Website: https://repopub.unil.ch/newsunil/document/1513077297199.D1513077618303

February

Fasting and Identity Liturgy Workshop

Conference Date: February 14
Location: Jerusalem
Website:http://huc.edu/sites/default/files/News-Events/Fasting_Identity_2017.jpg

The Origin of the Scrolls Community and Its Historical Context

Conference Date: February 23, 6:45-8:15pm
Location: 2525 Amsterdam Avenue (at 183rd Steet), Belfer Hall 1214
Mail: mermels@yu.edu

The Yeshiva University Seminar on Ancient Judaism will hold its second meeting of the semester on Thursday, February 23, 6:45-8:15pm, at 2525 Amsterdam Avenue (at 183rd Steet), Belfer Hall 1214.
Professor John J. Collins (Yale Divinity School) will deliver a paper entitled "The Origin of the Scrolls Community and Its Historical Context." Please RSVP to Ari Mermelstein (mailto:mermels@yu.edu).
The Seminar on Ancient Judaism is made possible by the generous support of the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies of Yeshiva University.

May

International conference of the ERC project Judaism and Rome in collaboration with the Ecole Française de Rome

Conference Date: May 10-12, 2017
Location: Ecole Francaise de Rome, 62 Piazza Navona 00186 Rome
Website: http://www.efrome.it/fileadmin/res/PDF_Flyers_Affiches_Programmes/Antiquite/Programme_ERCJudaism_ENG.pdf

STONES, TABLETS AND SCROLLS - Four Periods of the Formation of the Bible

Conference Date: May 11th - 13th, 2017
Location: Pontifical Biblical Institute - Aula Magna - Piazza della Pilotta, 35 - Rome
Website:https://www.biblico.it/doc-vari/stones-tablets-scrolls.pdf

June

9th Enoch Seminar

Conference Date: 18-23 June 2017
Location: Camaldoli Italy
Website: http://enochseminar.org/enoch-seminars/9-camaldoli-2017

Representations et receptions de la figure de la sagesse dans l'antiquite (lille, 15-16 juin)

Conference Date: 15-16 June, 2017
Location: Lille, France
Website: http://lesfacultes.univ-catholille.fr/sites/default/files/depliant_sagesse_2017.pdf
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