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Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

The Construction of Time in Antiquity International Conference

4th March 2013, 09:00 to 17:45, Senate Suite, University College

Was previously listed as 2 & 3 March but is actually 3 & 4 March.

The conference is supported by the Durham Institute of Advanced Study and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and convened by Lutz Doering (Theology and Religion) and Jonathan Ben-Dov (IAS Fellow Epiphany term). The conference is free and open to all; however, seating is limited, so please write to lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk to register your name, if possible indicating the days / times you wish to attend.

9.00–9.45 Sacha Stern (University College London): Calendars, Politics, and Power Relations in the Roman Empire

9.45–10.30 Ted Kaizer (Durham University): Re-constructing Religious Time at Dura-Europos: Another Look at the Feriale Duranum

Break

11.00–11.45 Jonathan Ben-Dov (Haifa University, currently IAS Fellow): Time and National Identity: The Sabbath in Jewish Hellenistic Writings

11.45–12.30 Lutz Doering (Durham University): The Beginning of the Day in Ancient Jewish Sources

Break, Buffet Lunch

14.30–15.15 Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris): Seasoning the Bible - Biblifying Time Through Fixed Liturgical Reading Systems (Lectionaries)

15.15–16.00 Robert Hayward (Durham University): The Ember Days in Early Christianity

Break

16.30–17.15 Clemens Leonhard (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster): Why Did They Celebrate? Appointed Times and Festivals in Early Christianity

17.15–17.45 Final Discussion

http://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/thematic/calendarsandfestivals/

Contact lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.