First Semester

Dr. Yuval Rotman, (Tel Aviv University), “Captives and Redeeming Captives in Late Antiquity: The Law and the Community,” 4pm, Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Rabin Building Room 2001. (For a short write-up at the Talmud Blog, see here.)

Prof. Shaul Shaked, (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), “Zoroastrianism: A Religion of the Book,” 4pm, Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

Prof. Michael Stone, (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), “The Armenian Story of Melchizedek: Inter-cultural Transmission, Adaptation and Interpretation,” 4pm, Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

Second Semester

Prof. Ishay Rosen-Zvi, (Tel Aviv University), “The Birth of the ‘Goy,’” 4:15pm, Monday, March 19, 2012. Rabin Building, R. 2001

Prof. Yitzhak Hen, (Ben Gurion University of the Negev), Tuesday April 17th, 2012.

Dr. Nimord Hurvitz, (Ben Gurion University of the Negev), “An Islamic Appreciation of Sasanian Justice in al-Mawardi’s al-Ahkam al-Sultaniyya,” 4pm, Thursday, May 10, 2012.