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Published: Sep 7, 2015 10:44:08 PM
Grand finale to the Spring/Summer term, Anthony Grafton’s erudite lecture on how Jesus celebrated Passover was attended by 90 people. More great lectures to come next term. The full Autumn programme will be available soon. More...
Published: Jun 29, 2015 4:57:53 PM
The IJS International Summer Conference will be held this year on Tuesday September 1st and Wednesday September 2nd 2015 at UCL. The subject is Depicting Jewish Thought and the conference will be in honour of Prof. Ada Rapoport-Albert. More...
Published: Jun 4, 2015 4:59:02 PM
We are sure our supporters will join the staff of the Institute of Jewish Studies at University College London in extending sincere condolences to the colleagues and family of Professor Robert Wistrich who sadly passed away on May 19th. We remember with gratitude and pleasure the lecture which Professor Wistrich delivered for the Institute last year, and his long-standing association with UCL. His erudition and courtesy will be long remembered and he will be much missed as part of the global academic community. More...
Published: May 31, 2015 11:24:29 PM
Archaeologists, Collectors, and Museums: Redressing the Ethical Divide in the face of Modern Conflict
Informed by his diverse career in archaeological publishing, the museum world, and the commercial sphere of ancient art, Dr Mark Merrony examines the ethical issues that polarize archaeologists in their relations with public and private collectors, and he examines legislation in the face of modern conflict in the Middle East and of the possibilities of future reconciliation. More...
Starts: Oct 12, 2015 6:30:00 PM
"In the footsteps of King Billy": The Origins of the Jewish Community in Dublin in the Context of Irish History
Philip Alexander is Emeritus Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Literature at the University of Manchester and a Fellow of the British Academy. His research interests include the history of Judaism; the relationship between Judaism and Hellenism in the Second Temple and Talmudic periods; early Jewish Bible interpretation, particularly Midrash and Targum; the Dead Sea Scrolls; the Jewish background to Christian origins; the interaction of Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity; early Jewish geography; early Jewish and Christian mysticism and magic, especially the 'Testament of Solomon' and Heikhalot mysticism; the relationship of the latter to Gnosticism and its influence on the development of the mediaeval Qabbalah and German Hasidism; Jewish messianism. His major publications include: 'Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine' (co-ed. 2010); 'Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Mystical Texts' (2005); 'The Targum of Canticles' (2003); 'Serekh ha-Yahad and Two Related Texts' (1998); and 'Textual Sources for the Study of Judaism' (1984). More...
Starts: Oct 15, 2015 6:15:00 PM
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