Groningen Symposium: The Jewish War against Rome (66-70/74)

October 21-22, 2010

The focus of the symposium is on historiographical and methodological reflections: what are our sources, what is their nature and what sort of questions do they allow us to answer and what not? The scope is broad and integrates different sources and perspectives (local and site specific, regional, international), taking into account individuals, such as Flavius Josephus, and specific groups, such as the Sicarii or the people behind the Dead Sea Scrolls. The goal is to further our understanding of the impact of the Roman administration on Jewish Palestine and to understand better processes of ‘Romanization’ in Palestine, the various Jewish responses to it and how this shaped identities of groups involved in the conflict. For this interdisciplinary symposium we invited specialists from the different fields of research.

The conference is organised by Prof.dr. P.W. van der Horst, Prof.dr. E. Noort and dr. M. Popović, and is sponsored by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Groningen Research School for the Study of the Humanities.

See schedule here

Titles and Abstracts here

HT: J. Lauer

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