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Reconfiguring Diaspora: The Transformation of the Jewish Diaspora in Antiquity

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13 March 2017. “Letters in the Dust” workshop report published online on the European Association of Jewish Studies (EAJS) website. See link.


10 November 2016. We would like to thank all the participants of the “Letters in the Dust” workshop for a splendid academic event, a fruitful discussion, and their potential future collaboration on the topic of Jewish funerary culture.


28 October, 2016. The full program of the round-table workshop “Letters in the Dust: The Epigraphy, Archaeology and Conservation of Medieval Jewish Cemeteries” is now online.


1 August, 2016. Prof. Leonard V. Rutgers and Dr. Ortal-Paz Saar have received an EAJS Conference Grant for convening an international academic workshop titled “Letters in the Dust: The Epigraphy, Archaeology and Conservation of Medieval Jewish Cemeteries”. The workshop will take place at Utrecht University on 7-8 November 2016, and will include fourteen speakers from nine different countries.


July 12, 2016. The updated database of funerary inscriptions of Jews from Italy will be online soon.