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The Day Unit in Antiquity and the Middle Ages -10-11/06/2018, Jerusalem (Israel)

24.05.2018

 

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 10-11/06/2018

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Israel Institute of Advanced Studies, Giv’at Ram Campus, (Jerusalem, Israel)


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INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Gratis / Free / Gratuito   Aquí/here/qui

 

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Sunday: June 10, 2018

9:15                    Registration
9:45-10:00        Greetings:
Michal Linial, Director, Israel Institute of Advanced Studies
Sacha Stern, University College London and Israel Institute of Advanced Studies

                  DAY I - EARLY ANTIQUITY

Chair: Jonathan Ben-Dov (University of Haifa and Israel Institute of Advanced Studies)

10:00   John Steele  (Brown University)
             Seasonal hours in Babylonia


10:45    Mathieu Ossendrijver  (Humboldt University)
           The introduction of the 19-year intercalation cycle revisited



11:30   Gerd Grasshoff (Humboldt-Universität,  Berlin)
            The hour as divine sign: ancient sundials for reading time


12:15-13:30       Break

             Chair: Dan’el Kahn (University of Haifa)

13:30   Rita Gautschy (University of Basel)
The daily schedule of workmen in 2nd-millennium Egypt

14:15   Sarah Symons (McMaster University)
             Lost hours: an ancient Egyptian sundial in Gezer

15:00-15:20     Break

           Chair: Orna Harari (Tel Aviv University)

15:20  Ido Yavetz (Tel Aviv University)
Possible inferences on the state of 4th-century BCE Greek astronomy from the design of the Oropos sundial

16:05 Barbara Sattler (University of St. Andrews and Israel Institute of Advanced Studies)
Duration versus point in time. The conceptual complexity of the notion of hour in early Greek thought

Reception

Monday: June 11, 2018. DAY II - LATE ANTIQUITY AND THE MIDDLE AGES

Chair: Guy Stroumsa (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Oxford University)

10:00    Anja Wolkenhauer (Universität Tübingen)
           Divisio diei: the hour in Latin letters, 100 BCE-500 CE

10:45    Sofie Remijsen              (University of Amsterdam)
The situational significance of hours. The social contexts of hour notations in Greek papyri

  11:30    Francois de Blois (University College London)
“Nights past, nights remaining”: towards a typology of timekeeping

12:15-13:30      Break

            Chair: Steven Fine (Yeshiva University)

13:30    Sacha Stern (University College London and Israel Institute of Advanced Studies)
The hours in early rabbinic literature: from natural time-marking to arithmetic sequence

14:15    Sarit Kattan Gribetz (Fordham University and Israel Institute of Advanced Studies)
God's daily hours in rabbinic sources

15:00    Jonathan Ben-Dov  (University of Haifa and Israel Institute of Advanced Studies)
The length of daylight in the Book of Enoch and Ethiopic astronomy

15:45-16:05      Break

              Chair: Sacha Stern (University College London and Israel Institute of Advanced Studies)

16:05  Tzvi Langermann (Bar-Ilan University and Israel Institute of Advanced Studies)
The devotional day of the pious Jew in the writings of some medieval authorities

16:50  Israel Yuval (Hebrew University and Israel Institute of Advanced Studies)
 “This night is all matza": the division of the Passover night among
Jews and Christians

 

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