כנס התפוצה היהודית בעת החדשה- אונ' חיפה/ אונ' תל אביב

Mapping the Jewish Diaspora of Late Antiquity

University of Haifa and Tel Aviv University

November 2-3, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015, University of Haifa, Mitzpor Opher, Eshkol Tower, Floor 30

8:45 Welcome and Light Refreshments

9:00-10:00 Opening Session

Chair: Jonathan Ben-Dov, University of Haifa

Greetings:

Gur Alroey, Head of the School of History, University of Haifa

Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, University of Haifa

Keynote Lecture:

Isaiah Gafni, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Jewish Diaspora and Post-Temple Realities: Continuity and Change

10:00-11:30 Asia Minor and the Balkan

Chair: Hillel Newman, University of Haifa

Yunus Demirci, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Mapping the Jewish Diaspora in Roman and Late Roman Asia Minor in Light of Archaeological and Literary Evidence: Continuity and Change

Alexander Panayotov, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Jewish Everyday Life in the Early Byzantine Balkans

11:30-12:00 Break

12:00-13:30 Beyond Babylonia

Chair: Isaiah Gafni, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Geoffrey Herman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Beyond Babylonia: Traces of Jewish Life Throughout the Sasanian Diaspora

Sergey Minov, University of Oxford

Syriac Christian Literature as a Source for the History and Culture of Jewish Communities of Northern Mesopotamia

13:30-15:00 Break

15:00-16:30 Arabia

Chair: Michael Lecker, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Christian Julien Robin, CNRS

Ḥujr Ākil al-Murār (c. 440): A King of Arabia Converted to Judaism?

Oded Irshai, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Profile of the Jews of Provinicia Arabia: Normative or Not?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, Tel Aviv University, Drachlis Hall, Gilman Building, Room 496

9:00-11:00 North Africa and Egypt

Chair: Yuval Shahar, Tel Aviv University

Noah Hacham, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Egyptian Jewry after Trajan: The Papyrological Evidence
Hillel Newman, University of Haifa

The Jews of Egypt and North Africa in the Orbit of the Land of Israel

Karen Stern, Brooklyn College

Jews of Roman North Africa in Light of New Archaeological Evidence

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-13:30 Rome and West Europe

Chair: Youval Rotman, Tel Aviv University

Leonard Rutgers, Utrecht University

The Jews of Ancient Rome: How Diasporic Were They Really?

Hagith Sivan, University of Kansas

Island Jews: Diaspora Tales from Crete to Minorca

Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, University of Haifa

The Geography of the Oikoumene and the Geography of the Jewish Diaspora According to the Rabbinic Literature

13:30-15:00 Break

15:00-17:00 Networks and communications in the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Chair: Lee Israel Levine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Doron Mendels, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Paul’s Epistles and Luke’s Acts as Evidence of the Split Jewish Diaspora

Arye Edrei, Tel Aviv University

The “Split Diaspora” Revisited: Additional Material and Thoughts

Yair Furstenberg, Ben-Gurion University:The Patriarch Diaspora Network: Imperial and Rabbinic Perspectives 

17:00 – 17:20 Break

17:20-18:00 Concluding Lecture

Chair: Tessa Rajak, Oxford University

Ross Kraemer, Brown University

What Remains: Perils and Prospects of Mediterranean Diaspora Inscriptions

18:00-19:00 Discussion and Concluding Remarks

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