I am please to forward the following, and apologies for cross-postings.
--James D. Moore, Brandeis University
I am writing to you on behalf of the planning committee of the Dead Sea
Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times Graduate Symposium, an event that will
take place at Brandeis University on October 6, 2013. The Symposium is
designed as a venue for graduate students to present their original work
on the literature, archaeology, and historical context of the Dead Sea
Scrolls. A call for papers is now open, and we are accepting abstracts
on a variety of topics. The symposium is open to all students,
particularly those from the Northeast, to attend and to submit papers.
Abstract submissions are due by July 15, 2013. Please see
> for details and to submit an
The Symposium also seeks poster submissions from graduate and
Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.
The Symposium is organized to coincide with a special exhibition at the
Museum of Science, Boston, titled Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient
Times (May 19Oct 20) (http://www.mos.org/exhibits/dead-sea-scrolls
> ). Brandeis is the
educational partner for this exhibition, and is planning a variety of
related events (www.brandeis.edu/dead-sea-scrolls
> ). This Symposium will also
coincide with Massachusetts's Archaeology Month and a special exhibition
of first-century artifacts on display at Brandeis University.
I would like to invite the students of your department to submit papers
and to register for this unique opportunity. We ask for your help in
spreading the word about this special event. We also encourage faculty
members to think about the applicability of this symposium to their fall
courses as they write syllabi.
Please email any questions to <mailto:DSSGradSymposium@...
On behalf of the committee, I thank you for helping us make this
opportunity a valuable learning and professional experience.
James D. Moore, Ph.D. Student
The Committee for the Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times Graduate
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