The Sense(s) of History – 1st Enoch Colloquium (Harvard; Nov 16-17, 2017)

The Sense(s) of History: Ancient Apocalypses and Their Temporalities

This colloquium, organized in collaboration between the Enoch Seminar and Harvard Divinity School, aims to explore the varying historicities and temporalities present in ancient apocalyptic literature as a means to enhance our understanding of its historical and religious significance in terms of ontologies, epistemologies, and socio-political imaginations. To achieve this goal the colloquium will feature not only papers dealing with the better-known Jewish and Christian apocalypses of the Second Temple period and of Late Antiquity. Other ancient religious and cultural traditions will be part of the conversation and specific attention will be paid to the current and very lively debates that are taking place within anthropology of history.

The colloquium will run from 2pm on Thursday November 16th to the evening of Friday November 17th in Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis avenue, Cambridge (MA). The colloquium will have a concluding panel immediately preceding the Enoch seminar reception on Saturday November 18th at 7-9pm.

The Sense(s) of History. Apocalyptic Literature and Their Temporalities

Harvard Divinity School – 1st Enoch Colloquium, 16-18 November 2017

[Participation is by invitation only. Papers will be circulated in advance]

November 16th (Braun room, HDS)

12.30 Arrivals and reception

2.00-2.30 Welcoming remarks from Giovanni B. Bazzana (HDS) and Gabriele Boccaccini (Enoch seminar)

2.30-4 Papers (G. Bazzana and P. Kosmin, Harvard University), respondent TBA

4.30-6.30 Public lecture (C. Stewart, University College London) in Sperry room

7-9 Reception for the panelists (Rabinowitz)

November 17th (Braun room, HDS)

9.30-11 Papers (J. Newman, University of Toronto, and L. Stuckenbruck, University of München), respondent TBA

11.30-1 Papers (Y. Trnka-Amrhein, Harvard University, and Duncan MacRae, UC Berkeley), respondent TBA

Light lunch

2.30-4 Papers (M. Belcastro, University of Geneva, and O. Stewart, Yale University), respondent TBA

4.30-6 Papers (L. DiTommaso, Concordia University, and another TBA), respondent TBA

November 18th (somewhere on the SBL grounds)

7-9pm Final Panel [open to all SBL members] (chair Gabriele Boccaccini)

Presentation of the Festschrift honoring M. Stone

Enoch seminar reception

Chair: Giovanni Bazzana, Harvard Divinity School

Dates: Nov 16-17, 2017

Location: Harvard University

Please contact Dr. Bazzana (gbazzana@hds.harvard.edu) to inquire about participation.

 

5 comments

  1. Lic. Laura Bizzarro

    I like to participate in the Colloquium, I am from Buenos Aires, Argentine. I am making my doctoral tesina in The Sense(s) of History in the Jewish Apocalypses, At University Catholic Argentina. I am participate of Enoch Seminar in 2011, in Gazzara, Milano.

    • Jason Von Ehrenkrook

      Laura – I recommend contacting Dr. Bazzana directly by email (gbazzana@hds.harvard.edu) to express your interest.

  2. I e-mailed Dr. Bazzana a few weeks back concerning participation in the Colloquium but never received a response.

  3. Jason, I have tried to contact Dr Bazzana about participation but have not had a reply.

    • Jason von Ehrenkrook

      Archie, I believe speakers are by invitation only. When I get a clarification from Dr. Bazzana I’ll update the information here.

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