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FECHA/DATE/DATA: 27-28/03/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies (Oxford, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Maren Niehoff (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) ; Teresa Morgan (University of Oxford)



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Monday 27th March

10.00-10.30 Arrival at the Ioannou Centre

10.30-11.00 Welcome and Introduction

Teresa Morgan, Maren Niehoff

11.00-1.00 Gender Issues

Dorin Erteschik: To Protect Oneself or to Protect Himself? An Examination of the

Legal Protection of Self-Defense as a Masculine Doctrine

Deborah Regal: Female entrepreneurship in China

Jimi Cullen: Women’s Pleasure: Biological vs Socio-Cultural Factors

Ofer Kronenfeld: The Gay Experience in Amos Guttman’s Films

1.00-2.00 LUNCH

Parallel sessions 1 & 2

2.00-3.30 Between East and West

Yifat Unger: The Question of Sati

Adie Abir: Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children: The Man as a Nation

Matthew Carlos: Monastic Beginnings: the Individual and Society in Ancient India

Noa Lerinman: Cross-Cultural Psychology

4.00-5.30 Religion as a Factor in Self-Definition

LaRae Ferguson: Paul and the magnetism of charis

Bnaya Dreyfuss: Conversion as a Means of Exchange. The Mass Conversion of

Polish Jews, 1759-1764

Ohad Vilk: Religion and the Search for Meaning within the Scientific Community

Parallel session 3 (with tea break)

2.00-5.30 Literary and Rhetorical Constructions of Society and Self

Henry Bowles: The social animus: suasion and psychē in the Institutio Oratoria

Omri Levin: Nostalgia Isn’t What it Used to Be: Truth and Collective Memory in

Stefan Zweig’s “The World of Yesterday”

Eviatar Oren: Michael Kohlhaas and Society as a (Breakable) Contract

Ofri Tauber: Scout’s Maturation Process in To Kill a Mockingbird

Gilad Gaibel: Fundamentalism in Saramago’s Blindness

Yotam Sade: The Protagonist of Tales of the Otori: Lack of Selfness as the

Ultimate Selflessness

Yoav Har-Tal: Robert Burton’s Melancholic Utopia


Tuesday 28th March

10.30-1.00 Philosophical Reflections on the Individual in Society

Helena Nicholson: Seneca, Stoicism, and Roman Society: Aliter loquitur, aliter vivis (‘You talk one way, you live another’)

Lyndon Drake: Economic justice: towards a Biblical theory of capital

Amit Pinsker: (In)Equality – A Timeless Question?

Bar Luzon: Davidson’s Three Varieties of Knowledge

Ayala Hadad: Ethics and empirical Bumps – the phenomena of pain as a case study

1.00-2.00 LUNCH

2.00-4.00 Socially Determined Selves

Jordan Maly-Preuss: Socially operant conceptions of the self in Xenophon's Anabasis

Gillian Hamnett: The reluctant conscript

Avishai Green: Double Agents as a Metaphor

Asor Witzman: Savior Siblings

4.30-5.30 Final discussion

All sessions, together with lunch, coffee, and tea breaks, take place in the Ioannou Centre.

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