Blossom Stefaniw’s new publication article! Christian Reading: Language, Ethnics, and the Order of Things
Stefaniw: “That is what my book is about: reading as specific embodied work which arranges time and tells stories about where we are in the world, reading as something which can cause the timeline to jump the tracks, about how reading can attach us to a certain lineage or detach us from the one like the one bulging into this room right now from the face of the clock.”
Book Note: Drew W. Billings, Acts of the Apostles and the Rhetoric of Roman Imperialism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Heaton: “Perhaps most importantly, by contextualizing Luke’s work and especially the portrait of Paul vis-à-vis the reign of Trajan, Billings contributes to a growing scholarly case for the Book of Acts as a composition of the second decade of the second century.”
Articles and News
Great set of images of the Church of St. George and the Madaba Map at Manar Al-Athar.
Agata Paluch writes on practical kabbalah, material manuscripts, and the history of knowledge.
Updates and further plans for the Cambridge University Semantics of Ancient Hebrew database.
On bioarchaeology and beeswax in the study of material texts.
Kenyon’s Chester Beatty Biblical papyri editions online.
Updates to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae include a plethora of Byzantine writers.
The Judaica DH project at the Penn Library tackles a formal letter that apparently found its way into the Cairo Genizah.
Fascinating debate currently on Twitter about significance (or lack thereof) of Wenskus & Vienna School for recent scholarship on race and the Middle Ages. Having read Wenskus&co (for my final degree exams @unibonn in 1997!) I agree with this interventionhttps://t.co/eBWLtdsGSt— Julia Hillner (@WritingHelena) 11 April 2019
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