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The Temple Mount / Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem - 05-06-07/06/2017, Providence, (RI, USA)


This collaborative and ecumenical conference provides a common forum f​or leading international scholars to address the history and archaeology of this extraord​inary 35-acre platform and its sacred status. The project seeks to be an agent of dialogue by bringing together diverse scholars in the humanities whose research furthers our understanding of the site and its historical context. Marking the Sacred is an opportunity for experts on the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions to engage in unique and fruitful discussions leading to a scholarly publication that will reach a worldwide academic audience in multiple disciplines


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 05-06-07/06/2017


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Providence College, ​​Providence, (RI, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Joan Rebekah Branham

INFO: web - pcsas@providence.edu


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Program Participants & Presentations Monday, June 5, 2017 12:30 p.m. – Registration Table Opens - Ruane Center for the Humanities 2:00 p.m. – Introductions and Welcome – Ruane Center Room 105 President Brian Shanley, O.P., Providence College ​​Joan Branham, ​Professor of ​Art History, Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences Providence College KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 2:30-3:05 p.m. - Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism, UNC-Chapel Hill ​​The First and Second Jerusalem Temples: What Evidence Do We Have of Their Existence and Location? 3:05-3:40 p.m. - Robert Ousterhout, Professor of History of Art, Director of the Center for Ancient Studies, University of Pennsylvania​ The Temple, The Temple Mount, and the Byzantine Imaginary 3:40-4:15 p.m. - Sari Nusseibeh, Professor of Philosophy, Al-Quds University ​​​The Haram through the Islamic Lens 4:15-5:00 p.m. – Discussion​ Shuttles/Walking to Smith Center for the Arts 5:30 p.m. – Introduction to Exhibition​ Fr. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P., Providence College Beatrice St. Laurent, Professor of Art History, Bridgewater State University​​​ Images of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount/Haram from the Photothèque of the École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem Curator Jamilee Lacy, Providence College Contemporary Artist, Assaf Evron 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Gallery Exhibition and Opening Reception – Reilly Gallery ​​​----- Tuesday, June 6, 2017 MORNING SESSION I -- SECOND-TEMPLE AND ROMAN PERIOD I: Shimon Gibson, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Invisible and Underground the Temple Mount: Subterranean Spaces, Cisterns, and Wall Foundations based on Archival Sources Lawrence Schiffman, Judge Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew & Judaic Studies, New York University The Mishnaic Description of the Hasmonean Temple Plan Joseph Patrich, Professor of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem​ Segregating the Sacred: The Inner Court (Azara) and the Grill (Soreg) of the Second Temple and their Gates Fr. Dominique-Marie Cabaret, O.P., École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem​ The Structure of the Hasmonean and Herodian Temples Enlightened by Jerusalem's Urbanism Discussion COFFEE BREAK MORNING SESSION II -- SECOND-TEMPLE AND ROMAN PERIOD II: Ronny Reich, Professor Emeritus, Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa & Yuval Baruch, Jerusalem Regional Archaeologist, Israel Antiquities Authority (delivered by Y. Baruch) Discoveries, Construction, and Function of the Triple and Eastern Gates of the Herodian Temple Mount Helena Roth, Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations, Tel Aviv University Pilgrims Approaching the Temple Mount at the Time of the Procurators: Recent Discoveries of Pools, Elite Courts, and Garbage in the 'Lower City' Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah, Israel Antiquities Authority ​The Temple Mount in the Roman Period and the Archaeological Finds Surrounding the Sacred Temenos Discussion LUNCH​ BREAK​ AFTERNOON SESSION I -- LATE-ROMAN, EARLY CHRISTIAN, AND BYZANTINE I: Scott Bradbury, Professor of Classical Languages & Literatures, Smith College The Emperor Julian’s Plan to Rebuild the Temple and Reinstitute Blood Sacrifice on the Temple Mount Tracy Thorpe, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Bridgewater State University The Power of Absence: Why Early Christianity Intentionally Left the Temple Mount in Ruins Jon Seligman, Director of Excavations, Surveys and Research Department, Israel Antiquities Authority, Jerusalem A Mount without a Temple: Building Byzantine Jerusalem Around the Temple Mount Discussion COFFEE BREAK​ AFTERNOON SESSION II -- LATE-ROMAN, EARLY CHRISTIAN, AND BYZANTINE II: Yuval Baruch, Jerusalem Regional Archaeologist, Israel Antiquities Authority & Ronny Reich, Professor Emeritus, Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa (delivered by Y. Baruch) Jerusalem’s Temple Mount Platform in Roman and Byzantine Periods: New Archaeological and Historical Evidence Yuri Stoyanov, Research Associate, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies The Temple Mount during the Last Byzantine-Sasanian Great War (603-628) – Controversies and Unresolved Problems Joan Branham, Professor of Art History, Associate Dean, School of Arts & Sciences, Providence College Reimagining the Jerusalem Temple: Paradigms of Appropriation from Dura Europos to the TV Mini-Series ‘DIG'​ Discussion -----​ Wednesday, June 7, 2017 MORNING SESSION I -- EARLY ISLAMIC VISIONS: Beatrice St. Laurent, Professor of Art History, Bridgewater State University The Dome of the Rock: Mu’awiya’s Vision to Unify the Three Religions of the Book Donald Whitcomb, Research Associate of Islamic Archaeology, University of Chicago The Archaeology of the Diwan in early Islamic Jerusalem Stephen J. Shoemaker, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Oregon ​ The Dome of the Rock and Early Islamic Eschatology Discussion COFFEE BREAK​ MORNING SESSION II -- ISLAMIC AND CRUSADER TRANSFORMATIONS: Isam Awwad, Chief Architect & Conservator of the Haram al-Sharif (1972-2004), Senior Associate Fellow, Albright Institute Nasir Khusrau's Account of Aqsa Mosque Revisited Jaroslav Folda, Professor Emeritus, Art History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill The Crusader Templum Domini: Fact and Fiction Michael Burgoyne, District Architect of Historic Scotland, Edinburgh​ The Development of the Haram by the Mamluks Discussion CONCLUDING REMARKS:​​ ​Joan Branham, ​Professor of Art History, Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences Providence College​​​ ​​Beatrice St. Laurent, Professor of Art History, Bridgewater State University​​​​​ PUBLICATION MEETING FOR PRESENTERS ----- Conference Organizers Joan R. Branham, Professor of Art History and Associate Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, Providence College Beatrice St. Laurent, Professor of Art History, Bridgewater State University Fr. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P., Vice President for Mission and Ministry and Director, Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, Providence College​​​ ​Exhibition curated by: Jamilee Lacy, Director and Curator of Providence College Galleries​ Sponsors Providence College's Centennial Committee, School of Arts & Sciences, Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, and Department of Art and Art History. Other contributors to the conference and exhibition include: The Artis Grant Program, the Office of the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Provost’s Office at Bridgewater State University, the École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem, the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, and The Service Bureau at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.​​

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