We lined up two brilliant speakers:
- Prof. Billie Melman (Tel Aviv University): A New "Regime of Antiquities": Empires, Modernity, and the Rediscovery of the Ancient Near East between two World Wars.
- dr. Rick Bonnie (University of Helsinki): “Rediscovering the material Middle East in Finnish museum collections"
The ONLINE session takes place Thursday 18 February at 4:15-6 pm EET time in Zoom (Meeting ID: 623 2259 2487) https://helsinki.zoom.us/j/62322592487.
Here is a sneak peak to this semester's program:
25 March 2021 “Revolts and Rebellions”
- Uzume Wijnsma (Leiden University) "The rebellions of Achaemenid Egypt: a comparison between Greco-Roman and Egyptian evidence."
- Dir. Dr. Antti Lampinen (Finnish Institute at Athens) “The Greco-Roman Image of Alexandria as a Chronically Rebellious City”
29 April 2021 “Food in the ANE: Theory and Practice” (! starts at 6 pm!)
- Prof. Shafer-Elliott (William Jessup University) ”Food in Ancient Judah”
- Seamus Blackley "Egyptian bread and breadmaking"
27 May 2021 “New Women and Old Men: Comparative Views on Origin Stories”
- Katja von Schöneman ”Creation of woman in rabbinic, sunnite and shiite traditions in feminist discourse analysis
- Dr. Jessi Orpana (University of Helsinki) ”Biblical Patriarchs in Genesis traditions, Aramaic Qumran texts and the Book of Jubilee”