ARTICLES AND NEWS
- Toilets and Italian History in the New York Times.
- Greek and Roman sculpture: Now in Color!
- The first issue of Religion in the Roman Empire is now online.
- Emran El-Badawi and Gabriel Reynolds on the Qurʿan and the Syriac Bible.
- Video of Geza Vermes speaking on the Dead Sea Scrolls. (via Patheos)
- Julius Caesar might not have had epilepsy.
- Larry Schiffman on Pesach in the Second Temple period.
- Congratulations to Jordan Rosenblum, new Associate Editor for Ancient Judaism at Currents in Biblical Research.
- James McGrath defends the humble blog.
- Andrew Jacobs and Adele Reinhartz on Unexpected Influences on their scholarship.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES
manuSciences '15: Franco-German Summer school in manuscript studies combining history and philology with materials sciences, digital humanities and computer sciences from 9/6/15-9/12/15. Deadline, May 26.
4/17-19 "Pain & Pleasure in Classical Antiquity" at Columbia University. RSVP required.
5/3-5/6 "Sacred Song in the Late Antique & Byzantine East: Comparative Explorations" at Brown University
Columbia University's Seminar on Religion and Writing is hosting P. Oktor Skjaervo, speaking on Writing and Reading the Words of Zarathustra. April 28th from 5-9 at Faculty House. RSVP required.
Chris Hayes will be speaking on Divine Law: A Tale of Two Concepts and Three Responses at Columbia's University Seminar on Israel and Jewish Studies. April 29th, 6:30-8 pm. RSVP required.
The Amsterdam Summer School on Syriac Christianity will take place July 20th-24th, and July 27-31st. More info on the courses and the application process at the link.
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