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A Sasanian Renaissance: Reevaluating the Sixth Century between Empire and Minorities - 13-14/06/2018

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

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





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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