1. Milan 2012

The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview

Gazzada (Milan), 25 – 29 June 2012

Villa Cagnola
Chair: Lester L. Grabbe, University of Hull, England
Co-Chair: Gabriele Boccaccini, University of Michigan, USA

The aim of the 2012 conference is to give a historical and sociological analysis of apocalyptic literature and perspective during the Seleucid and Hasmonean periods (c. 200-63 BCE). As usual, all papers will circulate in advance and will not be read by the writers. The time given will be devoted primarily to discussion. The main speakers at this moment, in addition to the chairs Lester Grabbe and Gabriele Boccaccini, include Pierluigi Piovanelli, Philip Davies, Anathea Portier-Young, and we hope Michael Stone, while Erich Gruen has agreed to be an overall respondent.

As these meetings are strictly limited to a maximum of 35 participants (including speakers), we invite all who are interested to contact the chair Professor Lester Grabbe ([email protected]) and the secretary Jason Zurawski ([email protected]) as soon as possible, at the latest by December 15, 2011.