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Faculty of Classics

 

Visuality in Jewish Greek Literature (Cambridge, 14-15th July 2022)

The conference will have a hybrid format provisionally. Speakers will attend in person at the Classics Faculty in Cambridge UK, and other interested parties are also welcome to join us there. However, we will also livestream the presentations and discussion for those who are unable to make it in person. Please sign up here.

A PDF of the conference can be found here.

 

THURSDAY 14th July 2022

12:00–12:45: Coffee and Tea available

12:45 – 1:00 PM: Opening Remarks (Max/Logan)

1:00 – 2:00 PM: ‘The Politics of Iconicity: Material Epiphany, Human-Divine Reciprocity and Social Power’ (Alexander Chantziantoniou, Cambridge)

2:00 – 3:00 PM: ‘Honour and Shame in Josephus’ Clothing Imagery’ (Katie Turner, Independent/KCL) 

3:00 – 3:15 PM: Break

3:15 – 4:15 PM: ‘The Jewish Sibyl Narrates Star Wars’ (Helen Van Noorden, Cambridge)

4:15 – 5:15 PM: ‘Looking through Moses: Seeing the Dream in Ezekiel’s Exagoge’ (Elizabeth Stell, Oxford)

5:15 – 5:30 PM: Break

5:30 – 6:30 PM: ‘The Procession and Praise of the Righteous Ben Sira 44–50’ (Crispin Fletcher, Gloucestershire)

7:00 PM: Dinner

FRIDAY 15th July 2022

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Coffee and Tea available

9:30 – 10:30 AM:  ‘Conquering Death by the Visual Logos: The High Priest in Wisdom of Solomon 18’ (Logan Williams, Durham)

10:30 – 11:30 AM: ‘Visual Descriptions in the Hebrew and Greek Texts of Esther and their Artistic Afterlives’ (Joshua Alfaro, Salzburg)

11:30 – 12:00 PM: Break

12:00 – 1:00 PM: ‘God Gazing: Reflections on the Relationship between God's (In)visibility and (In)corporeality’ (Deborah Forger, Dartmouth)

1:00 – 2:00 PM: ‘Philo on the Visible Cosmos and Invisible God’ (Matthew Sharp, St Andrews)

2:00 PM: Closing Remarks

 

 

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