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Reconfiguring Diaspora: The Transformation of the Jewish Diaspora in Antiquity

Workshop Programme

The Languages of the Jews:

Diaspora, Language(s), and Jewish Identity

Utrecht, 12th—13th April, 2018

 

Respondents: Tal Ilan (FU Berlin), Pieter Muysken (Radboud Univ. Nijmegen), and Nike Stam (Univ. Utrecht)

12th April

9:30—10:00 Leonard V. Rutgers (Univ. Utrecht) and Constanza Cordoni (Univ. Utrecht): Welcome, Presentation

10:00—11:00 René Bloch (Univ. Bern): Alexandria hebraica: Status quaestionis and Some New Questions

11:00—11:15 Coffee break

11:15—12:15 Hannah Cotton-Paltiel (Hebrew Univ. Jerusalem): Languages of the Jews in the Documents from the Judaean Desert

12:15—13:15 Willem Smelik (Univ. College London): The Face of Multilingualism in Roman Palestine, 3rd–5th cent. C.E.

13:15—14:45 Lunch break

14:45—15:45 Ortal-Paz Saar (Univ. Utrecht): For Whose Eyes? Bilingual Jewish Epitaphs in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

15:45—16:45 Susanna Wolfert-De Vries (Univ. Utrecht): On the Use of Hebrew and Aramaic in Late Antique Egypt

13th April

9:00—10:00 Wout van Bekkum (Univ. Groningen): Aramaic in Piyyut

10:00—11:00 Leonard V. Rutgers (Univ. Utrecht): The Emergence of Hebrew in the Roman Diaspora

11:00—11:15 Coffee break

11:15—12:15 Conclusion: Plenary Discussion