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A Sasanian Renaissance: Reevaluating the Sixth Century between Empire and Minorities - 13-14/06/2018, Jerusalem (Israel)

04.06.2018

 

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 13-14/06/2018

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, (Jerusalem, Israel) 

 

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Yakir Paz ; Simcha Gross


INFO: yakirpaz@gmail.com - simchex1@gmail.com

 

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE:  Gratis / Free / Gratuito

 

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

 

Wednesday 13.6

14:15: Opening Remarks – Yigal Bronner, Director of the Martin Buber Society of Fellows at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

14:30-16:00: The Sasanian Renaissance and the Babylonian Talmud

Simcha Gross (University of California, Irvine): The Editing of the Babylonian Talmud in the Context of the Sasanian Sixth Century

Yakir Paz (Martin Buber Society of Fellows, Hebrew University): The Rabbis’ Syriac Bookshelf in the Sixth Century

16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00: Magic and Apocalypse in the Sixth Century

Avigail Manekin-Bamberger (Tel Aviv University): Magicians, Scribes
and the History of the Jews in the Late Sasanian Empire

Domenico Agostini (Tel Aviv University): Bahrām Čōbīn and the
Emergence of the Iranian Apocalypse


Thursday 14.6

9:30-11:00: Social and Religious Boundaries

Yedidah Koren (Tel Aviv University): Disqualifying Bastards and Slaves
in Talmudic Babylonia

Stephen Rapp (Ruhr-Universität-Bochum and Sam Houston State University): Religious Heterodoxy and Plurality in Late Antique Georgia

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00: Art and Architecture in the Late Sasanian Empire

Nazenie Garibian (Matenadaran Institute of Ancient Manuscripts; State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia): Sasanian Elements in Armenian Christian Iconography

Michael Shenkar (Hebrew University): The Invisible Century: Art and Architecture in the Sasanian Empire between Kavad I and Khosrow II

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00: Forming the Zoroastrian Canon

Miguel Ángel Andrés-Toledo (Universidad de Salamanca): One Avesta to Rule them Αll: A Canonical Version of the Avesta and its Zand under Khosrow I?

Shai Secunda (Bard College): Ninth Century Books or Sixth Century Dēn: Rethinking the Provenance of Zoroastrian Middle Persian Literature

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00: The Mandaeans in the Sixth Century

Charles Häberl (Rutgers University): A Mandaean Chronicle of the Late Sasanian Empire

Shaul Shaked (Hebrew University): Concluding Remarks

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