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Conference | Symposium

Palaeography in Context | Aramaic scripts from the Ancient Near East

Date
Thursday 13 October 2016
Time
Location
Lipsius
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
Room
227, and from 14.00-17.00 hrs Huizinga building room 008

 

Photo: © Kinneret Regional Project
Photo: © Kinneret Regional Project

At this symposium the focus is on recently published Aramaic texts and innovative approaches towards Aramaic scripts from the Ancient Near East. Palaeographic traits of a variety of texts will be dealt with from a technical perspective and will be brought into dialogue with their sociohistorical settings.

Students are welcome !!

 

Speakers

M.L. Folmer, H. Gzella, G. van der Kooij, M. Popovic, R. Sonnevelt, J.K. Zangenberg

Programme

Morning programme (09:00 – 13:00 hrs) in Lipsius Building, room 227    

09:00    

Coffee

09:30     G. van der Kooij - Classifying early NW-Semitic scripts by studying script as artefact
 
10:30    

M.L. Folmer - Palaeographic aspects of the Aramaic Akhvamazda letters from ancient Bactria  (4th c. BCE)

11:30     Coffee
 
12:00     R. Sonnevelt – Aramaic epigraphs on clay tablets from the Āl-Yāhūdu archive
 
12:30    

J.K. Zangenberg – Granddaddy in the Synagogue. Reflections on a Recently Found Late Roman / Early Byzantine Mosaic with Inscription from the Galilee  

13:00      Lunch

                                               
Afternoon programme (14:00 – 17:00 hrs) in Huizinga Building, room 004 

14:00     M. Popović – Digital Palaeography of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Textual Community and Control-Copy in the Ancient World
15:00    

H. Gzella – The Aramaic Scripts of Syria in the Roman Period and their Socio-Cultural Underpinnings

16:00     Coffee
16:20     Concluding remarks and round table discussion (until 17:00)

           

Registration

d.a.m.sonnevelt@hum.leidenuniv.nl

 

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