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Inscribing Death: Memorial and the Transmission of Text in the Ancient World - 23/02/2018, New Haven

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 23/02/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Yale Divinity School (New Haven, CT, USA)


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Friday, February 23, 2018

Registration: 8:15-9:00

9:00 – Welcome 9:00-10:30 Session 1: Transmitting Tradition at the Deathbed

  • Annette Yoshiko Reed (New York University): "Death, Writing, and the Invention of the Parabiblical Testament"

  • Ellen Muehlberger (University of Michigan): "Famous Last Words: 'The Death of Constantine' as Deathbed Propaganda"

Maria Doerfler (Yale University), Respondent 10:30-11:00 Coffee Break 11:00-12:30 Session 2: Death and the Transmission of Text

  • Seth L. Sanders (University of California, Davis): “Words, Things, and Death in the Iron Age Levant”

  • Jacqueline Vayntrub (Brandeis University): "A Persistence of Being: Death and Transmission in Biblical Literature"

Laura Quick (Princeton University), Respondent 12:30-2:00 Lunch 2:00-4:30 Session 3: Funerary Writing and the Materiality of Text

  • Jeremy Smoak (University of California, Los Angeles): “Silver Scripts: The Modalities of Personalized Funerary Texts in Ancient Judah”

  • Matt Suriano (University of Maryland): “The Monumental Medium as Inscribed Message: A Study of Jerusalem’s Kidron Valley Necropoli”

  • Emily Cole (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University): "Writing for Many Audiences: Funerary Texts on Stelae of the Ptolemaic Period."

Kerry Sonia (Bowdoin College), Respondent 4:30-5:00 Closing Remarks Mark Lester (Yale University)

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