María Rosa Menocal
R. Seldon Rose Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, and Director, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University
Friday, September 30, 2005, 9:00-10:30 AM
716 Langdon Street
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An open discussion on interfaith issues, designed to extend
the dialogue begun by her lecture, "Three Cultures or One? Muslims,
Jews, and Christians and the Art of Coexistence in Medieval Spain,"
sponsored by the Center for the Humanities.
"Reclaiming History Letter-by-Letter: How Modern Technologies are Unlocking Ancient Texts from Biblical Times"
Professor of Religion, University of Southern California
Monday, April 3, 2006, 7:30 PM
Vandeberg Auditorium, Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
Modern technologies in photography, computer imaging and image databasing
are revolutionizing the study of ancient inscriptions, especially inscriptions
relevant to biblical and ancient Near Eastern studies from the origin of
the alphabet to the Dead Sea Scrolls. The focus will be especially
on the West Semitic Research and InscriptiFact Projects of the University
of Southern California and the efforts of scholars to rescue the data of
ancient texts and make them broadly available over the internet-before it
is too late.
Bruce Zuckerman is a Professor in the School of Religion at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He is author of Double Takes: Thinking & Rethinking Issues of Modern Judaism in Ancient Contexts; co-authored with Zev Garber (Lanham: Univ. Press of America, 2004) and Job the Silent; A Study in Historical Counterpoint (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991), and he is working on a new book entitled, The Targums of Job (4QtgJob and 11QtgJob); Text, Translation and Commentary in The Dead Sea Scrolls (J. Charlesworth, ed., Westminster/ John Knox and J.C. Mohr: Louisville and Tübingen, forthcoming).