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New Interdisciplinary Colloquium: Souls and Sounds of the City

Dr. Tania Notarius and Lecturer Henri Gourinard are preparing the program for the new Interdisciplinary Colloquium, Souls and Sounds of the City, which aims to be a shared ground for researchers, writers, and students, interested in different aspects of the Jerusalem cultural heritage in its Near Eastern context (archaeology, anthropology, epigraphy and paleography, history, languages, etc). The colloquium is an opportunity to demonstrate our academic activities in the field of Jerusalem and Near Eastern Studies, to develop a network within the scholarly community and the public in general, and to promote research at the Polis Institute.  Four lectures are planned for 2022, the first being held January 27.

The lectures will be held at the Polis Jerusalem Campus, classroom 6.  They will be free, open to the public, and available live online.  Lectures may or may not be recorded for future use depending on the permission of the speaker.  They are not part of the academic curriculum at Polis, but students are of course encouraged to attend along with staff members and teachers.  Anyone is welcome to be part of the network and suggest topics for future lectures.

Schedule of Lectures

Topic: The Haredi Sector in Jerusalem: Past, Present and Future

Lecturer: Aaron Eitan

Date: Thursday January 27, 15:30 – 17:00

Topic: What can we learn about Jerusalem's social and intellectual exchanges from it's book production in the Middle Ages?

Lecturer: Merav Mack

Date: TBD

Topic: Last Archaeological Discoveries in Jerusalem: Oil Lamps From the Roman Period as Identity Markers

Lecturer: Benyamin Storchand

Date: TBD

Topic: TBD

Lecturer: Gregory Rowe

Date: TBD


The lectures are free however preregistration is required by sending an email to [email protected].  Upon registration, a zoom link will be provided for those who choose online participation.