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Bookish Circles: Part I

Teaching and learning in the ancient Mediterranean

A colloquium at Heythrop College, University of London​
29th-30th July 2016

j_norton.jpgIntroduction to Bookish Circles, Part I
Dr Jonathan Norton
Director of the Heythrop Centre for Textual Studies

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Sacha Stern.jpgLiteracy, teaching and learning in Rabbinic Judaism​
Professor Sacha Stern  (University College, London)

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Jonathan Gorsky.jpgTorah piety: The development of Torah learning as a focal religious endeavour​
Dr Jonathan Gorsky  (Heythrop College, University of London )

 

 

Ingo Kottsieper_0.pngLiteracy and Aramaic as written language in the Achaemenid Empire​
Professor Ingo Kottsieper  (Westphalian Wilhelms University, Münster)

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James K. Aitken.jpgLearning among Jewish social groups in Ptolemaic Egypt​
Dr James K. Aitken  (University of Cambridge)

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Joan Taylor.jpg4Q341: A Writing Exercise Remembered
Professor Joan Taylor  (King’s College London)

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Sean Adams.jpgSympotic learning: Symposia literature and cultural education​
Dr Sean Adams  (University of Glasgow)

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Sean Ryan.jpgGreco-Roman education, 'mental libraries', and the Book of Revelation
Dr Sean Ryan  (Heythrop College, University of London)

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Steve Smith.jpgReading the New Testament in the Context of Other Texts: a Relevance Theory Perspective​
Dr Steve Smith  (University of Chichester)

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Jonathan Norton.jpg…not beyond what is written:  How Paul uses literacy to manipulate social differential​
Dr Jonathan Norton (Heythrop College, University of London)

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Programme

Friday 29th July 2016

​10:00      Meeting and Coffee             

10:45      Welcome and introduction:

        Jonathan Norton, Director of the Heythrop Centre for Textual Studies                                         

11:00      Sacha Stern, University College London

                 "Literacy, teaching and learning in Rabbinic Judaism"                   

12:00      Jonathan Gorsky, Heythrop College London

                 "Torah piety: The development of Torah learning as a focal religious endeavour”                        

13:00      Lunch                  

14:30      Ingo Kottsieper, Westphalian Wilhelms University, Münster

                 “Literacy and Aramaic as written language in the Achaemenid Empire”                        

15:30      James K. Aitken, University of Cambridge

                 “Learning among Jewish social groups in Ptolemaic Egypt”                        

16:30      Tea, coffee                    

17:00      Joan Taylor, King’s College London

                 "4Q341: A Writing Exercise Remembered"                                    ​

Saturday 30th July 2016                  

09:30      Tea, coffee                   

10:00      Sean Adams, University of Glasgow                                           

                 “Sympotic learning: Symposia literature and cultural education”                   

11:00      Sean Ryan, Heythrop College London                                               

                 "Greco-Roman education, 'mental libraries', and the Book of Revelation"                      

12:00      Lunch

13:30      Steve Smith, University of Chichester                    

       “Reading the New Testament in the Context of Other Texts: a Relevance      

       Theory Perspective”

14:30      “…not beyond what is written:  How Paul uses literacy to manipulate social differential"

15:30      Departure