New collaboration with the Catacomb Society: "Clothing, Philosophy, and Competition in Late Antiquity"
Urbano: "This episode and its rhetorical aftermath expose a tension among late fourth-century Christian intellectuals and bishops regarding the “fittingness” of philosophy and philosophical culture, in particular, dress, and appearance. This tension is drawn even tighter when we consider the harsh rhetoric aimed at the philosopher’s appearance in writers such as John Chrysostom (“coworkers of the devil”) and Damasus (“the dress of idols”) and the frequency with which the “philosopher’s look” appears in early Christian art."
In continued conjunction with the Trinity Western University Dead Sea Scrolls Institute, a review of Hanan Eshel, Exploring the Dead Sea Scrolls (Ruprecht, 2015)
Matson: "Selected and organized by Eshel himself, these essays provide not only the opportunity to contextualize various Qumran texts within the archaeological setting in which they were discovered, but also within the silhouette of the contemporary scholarship in which they have been published and presented to the world. Although all of the essays included in this volume have been previously published, a number of the works were originally written and delivered in Hebrew and appear here for the first time in English."
Articles and News
- Conference schedule now online for this years Association of Jewish Studies!
- Beginnings of a fantastic new project tracking the location of Coptic literary production.
- New Jewish Quarterly Review includes essay from Jenny Labendz on rabbinic eschatology.
- Report on CEU Summer School dealing with Jews and Christians between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean.
- A guide for the perplexed to the post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like fragments online.
- Superb piece at The Lehrhaus on why, in the face of overwhelming evidence, people thought Jews did not make visual art.
- Important exhibition at the Met closing soon: Late Antique Textiles and Modern Design.
- Rebecca Kennedy at Eidolon writes about her motivations for talking race and ethnicity in Classics.
Things are getting exciting. First, we align a test projection with the facsimile relief. Come back Wednesday when we add color. pic.twitter.com/DX9A0Fy9oI— Yeshiva U Museum (@YUMuseum) 11 September 2017