August Pedagogy Forum continues! Christy Cobb: Harnessing Creativity in a Biblical Studies Classroom
Cobb: “This assignment was to find a female character that we did not cover in depth during the semester, conduct their own outside reading and research concerning the historical context and the way this character is represented, and create a unique profile for this character, which was to be shared with the class on the last day.”
Dissertation Spotlight! Sean Moberg, “The Apophthegmata Patrum and the Greek Philosophical Tradition” (PhD Dissertation, CUA 2016)
Moberg: “Pierre Hadot’s work demonstrating how the ancient philosophical schools were characterized by a comprehensive way of life, forming the total human person, indicates a closer compatibility. My dissertation builds upon these insights, exploring the distinctively monastic plan of life laid out in the systematic collection of the Apophthegmata Patrum (the Sayings of the Desert Fathers).”
Articles and News
Superb piece by Hindy Najman on how to think philology beyond decomposition and recomposition.
Seth Sanders starts to skewer assumptions about what, precisely, counts as a source when thinking about “biblical” materials in ancient context.
Attention drawn by ASOR to the collection of Hebrew manuscripts held by the Library of Congress.
UCLA to host digital archive of Arabic and Syriac manuscripts from St Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai.
Sidnie White Crawford summarizes how Qumran troubles notions of a stable “canon” for Second Temple Judaism.
Multilingualism along the Nile – a rich report on the exhibit at the Getty.
Awesome archival footage discussing fragments of Greek NT manuscripts found in Egypt in 1975.
A conservator on tour to better understand manuscript, medical, and other uses of pigment.
Sharp piece on how social media facilitates antiquities trafficking.
We tend to forget that #Rome and #Byzantine Italy were not the only places where Greek was studied in early #medieval #Italia.— GiorgiaV (@ParvaVox) 16 August 2018
The 9thC #Greek-#Latin Psalter compiled by Symeon, monk at Sant'Ambrogio #Milano urges us to reconsider 😉