The next piece in our PSCO report series! Lennart Lehmhaus, “Nurses, Midwives, Healers, and Talmudic Medical Encyclopaedism”
Stinchcomb: “Lehmhaus’s talk pointed to exciting possibilities for future scholarship which grapple with how to fully understand the multipolar functions, within rabbinic literature and beyond it, of discrete bits of scientific or medical data embedded in rabbinic texts. Why did the rabbis think there was any need to discuss some bits of knowledge and not others? Why did they decide to show future readers of rabbinic texts what they knew? And what parts of their knowledge did they decide to exhibit?”
Pedagogy workshop! “Voices, Fragments and Selves: Preserving Ancient and Contemporary Multi-vocality in Our Classrooms”
Kattan Gribetz: “What I hope that I teach my students, through this opening exercise and over the remainder of the semester, is that each of them can acquire tools to write history, and an intellectual and ethical responsibility to do so as honestly as they can, with full awareness of the stakes of the stories that they choose to tell, the sources they preserve, and the voices they amplify.”
Articles and News
Brent Nongbri reflects on the dating issues of the so-called “Yale Genesis” fragment.
On micrography and decorated Jewish manuscripts.
Joan Taylor on visualizing and depicting Jesus, as well as the consequences of visual choices.
Terrific piece by Yung In Chae on how talking race often recenters the importance of disciplines as they already are.
Malory Nye on dealing with the intersection of religion and popular culture.
Rachel Futo Kennedy’s curated list of resources for teaching race and ethnicity in antiquity continues to grow.
The Biblical Archaeology Society blog tackles the thorny question of the wife of Cain.
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all roads led to Rome, via @BeineckeLibrary this morning where, for my research seminar on the historiography of early Christian art, we looked at various antiquarian texts from the 15th-17th centuries ... pic.twitter.com/1JCEJLRvOs— felicity (@flissina) 8 February 2018