Activities in 2019/2020
List of completed and planned events for the 2019/2020 academic year of the RIAB Minerva Center:
* RIAB Center Research Colloquium “Jerusalem and the West. Perspectives from Archaeology, Biblical Studies and History”, was be held in Leipzig on Dec. 4-5, 2019.
* RIAB Center Student Workshop on Ancient Ceramic Technology (for BIU students), will be conducted on Friday, December 20th, 2019.
* RIAB Center Mini-Symposium “Cult and Symbolism in Ugarit and the Bible”, will take place on Monday, January 6th, 2020, in the faculty meeting room (Room 312), 3rd floor, the Jewish Studies Faculty Building (Building 410), Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan.
* Guest lecture by Prof. Thomas Schneider (University of British Columbia; SUSTech University) entitled: “Moses the Egyptian? Reconsidering the Egyptian Background of the Name and the Figure of Moses”.The lecture will take place on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020, at 16:00, in the faculty meeting room (Room 311), 3rd floor, the Jewish Studies Faculty Building (Building 410), Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan.
* The 5th RIAB Minerva Center Annual Conference (general topic – “The Aramean network: interdependencies and interactions in the Eastern Mediterranean”), will be held at the Leipzig of Leipzig and Berlin (in the Museum complex), June 8-11, 2020.
These are the activities that were conducted during the 2018/2019 academic year:
* RIAB Minerva Center workshop on the subject of “Palace-Clan Relations in the Ancient Near East” (organized by Dr. Omer Sergi), was held in Leipzig, on November 12-13, 2018. See here for the schedule: Minerva-RIAB- Palace Clan program_Nov2018
* RIAB Minerva Center workshop on the subject of “Votive offerings in Ancient Israel, Aram and Surrounding Cultures”, was held in Ramat-Gan, December 19, 2018.
* RIAB Minerva Center workshop on the subject of “Rulers and Rulership in Canaan: Between Egyptian Hegemony and Territorial states in LB-early Iron Canaan” (presenters, A. Berlejung, O. Sergi, I. Koch), was held in Leipzig, January 15-16, 2019.
* RIAB Minerva Center student workshop on Zooarchaeology in the Iron Age Levant, given by center member, Dr. Liora Horwitz (HU) was held at BIU on May 23rd, 2019.
* RIAB Minerva Center 4th Annual Conference, on the subject of “Israel, Aram and the Phoenicians”, was held in Ramat-Gan (BIU) and Jerusalem (IMJ), May 27-29, 2019.
* International workshop on “Materiality of Worship in Ancient Israel and Ancient Egypt” held jointly with the Department of Bible of Bar-Ilan University (co-organizer R. Eichler), was held in Ramat-Gan (BIU) on Sept. 23-24, 2019.