1st Annual Conference of the Minerva Center – June 5-9, 2016

This coming June (June 5th-9th, 2016), the first annual international conference of the RIAB Minerva Center – “Dependency and Autonomy in Intercultural Relations: Israel and Aram as a Case Study” – will be held in Leipzig.

Please find below initial details on the planned sessions of what should be an extremely interesting meeting. Further details, with the names of the lecturers and titles of the lectures will be published in the future.

In the meantime, here are details of the various sessions:

Dependency and Autonomy in Intercultural Relations: Israel and Aram as a Case Study

 June 5th-9th, 2016

Institut für Altes Testament der Universität Leipzig, in Cooperation with Bar Ilan University, Israel

at the Bibliotheca Albertina, University of Leipzig

Please note:

  • Below is an abridged list of planned sessions
  • The talks will be presented by invited speakers
  • If you wish to participate as a guest, please contact Prof. Dr. Angelika Berlejung – aberlejung@aol.com

 

Sunday, June 5th

10:00 – 17:00: Pre-Conference Workshop on Maresha Aramaic Inscriptions

Monday, June 6th

15:00 – 18:15: Opening Session and Public Papers

Tuesday, June 7th

9:00 – 13:15: Section I: Cultural Autonomy and Inter-dependence in the Historical Sciences

15:00-19:15: Section II: Aram and Israel in the Biblical Sources

Wednesday June 8th  

9:15-13:30: Section III: Archaeological Perspectives on the Arameans in the Levant I

15:00-18:30: Section IV: Archaeological Perspectives on the Arameans in the Levant II

Thursday, June 9th

9:00 – 11:00: Section V: Historical Perspectives on Aramean-Israelite Interactions

15.00-18:00: Section VI: Historical Perspectives on Later Periods

3 thoughts on “1st Annual Conference of the Minerva Center – June 5-9, 2016

  1. Will participants deal with the extra letter on the Tel Dan Inscription, or continue to perpetuate the deficient reading of Biran & Naveh, and, therefore, unevidenced theories of Israel-Aram relations based on it?

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    • I’m sure that will be one of the many topics discussed by the participants. As you know, the various interpretations and readings of the Tel Dan Inscription, including yours, have been intensively debated since the discovery of this fascinating inscription.

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