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The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back - 29/10/2017, New York (NY, USA)

This international conference, featuring scholars from Israel, Italy, Sweden and the United States, explores the historical context and cultural significance of the Arch of Titus from Imperial Rome to modern-day Israel. Complements YUM’s exhibition The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back. A partnership with the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 29/10/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History, New York (NY , USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies; Yeshiva University Museum

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-Estándar/standard/standard: $10

-Seniors: $5

-YUM members; YU students, faculty or staff, or with ID from any New York academic institution; members of Centro Primo Levi and the Italian Cultural Institute: gratis/free/gratuito


Registration, 8:30-9:00

9:00. Welcome Jacob Wisse, Director, YU Museum Steven Fine, Director, YU Center for Israel Studies 9:10-11:15. The Roman Context Chair: Katherine Welch, New York University Samuele Rocca, Ariel University, The Arch of Titus and Flavius Josephus: Commemorating the Jewish War in Word and Stone Pier Tucci, Johns Hopkins University, The Spoils of Jerusalem, from the Great Temple to the Temple of Peace Ida Östenberg, University of Goteborg, The Arch of Titus: Triumph and Apotheosis in Ancient Rome 11:15-12:00. The Spoils of Jerusalem in Color: The Making of a Polychrome Model Moderator: Helen Evans, Metropolitan Museum of Art in conversation with: Donald H. Sanders, VIZIN: The Institute for the Visualization of History Peter M. Schertz, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Steven Fine, Yeshiva University 12:00-1:00. Lunch Break 12:30, Gallery Tour. Jill Joshowitz, YU Museum 1:00-3:00. From Late Antiquity to Early Modern Europe Chair: Robert Chazan, New York University Galit Hasan-Rokem, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, A Narrative Triumph: The Rabbis Write Back to the Empire Marie-Thérèse Champagne, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Pagan Rome in the Service of the Church: Christian Perceptions of the Arch of Titus in the Middle Ages William Stenhouse, Yeshiva University, Early Modern Visitors to the Arch of Titus 3:00-3:15. Coffee break 3:15-5:00. The Arch of Titus in the Modern World Chair: Marnin Young, Yeshiva University Jacob Wisse, Yeshiva University, Pilgrimage and the Arch of Titus in European Art Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, City University of New York, From Rome to New York: The Afterlife of the Arch of Titus Steven Fine, Yeshiva University, The Arch of Titus as a Place of Modern Jewish Memory Concluding Comments: Selma Botman, Academic Vice President, Yeshiva University

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