Yaacob Dweck is an associate professor of history and Judaic studies. His first book, The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice appeared in 2011. The book was a finalist for the...
A lecture by: Enrique Jimenez, Postdoctoral Associate, NELC, Yale University
THE SERIES OF THE POPLAR AND THE WORLD BEHIND IT
Wednesday October 21st at 5:15 pm Semitic Museum, Room 201 ~~ 6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Only two small and nondescript fragments of the Babylonian “Series of the Poplar” were known when it was first edited almost sixty years ago, in W. G. Lambert’s Babylonian Wisdom Literature. Since then, several important new exemplars have been identified, which allow a reconstruction of some one hundred and twenty lines of this...
Northwest Building (B-103) and reception at Harvard Semitic Museum
Special Event with Richard Dumbrill, Director of ICONEA (International Conference of Near Eastern Archaeomusicology) at the Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, and Professor of Archaeomusicology, University of Babylon and Irving Finkel, Assistant Keeper, The British Museum
Discussion of a pre-circulated paper by John Zaleski.
This Wednesday, Sept. 30, we will discuss a paper by John Zaleski called "There is No Monasticism in Islam": The Place of Rahbaniyyah and Celibacy in Ninth-Century Baghdadi Sufism (see below for details). We will gather in Semitic Museum 201 at 5:30pm for food, drink, and lively conversation.
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