PRINCETON BAR KOKHBA CONFERENCE
- THE BAR KOKHBA WAR RECONSIDERED: ARCHAEOLOGICAL,
LITERARY PERSPECTIVES ON THE SECOND JEWISH REVOLT
Princeton University, November 11-13, 2001, Jones Hall 202
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2001
12:00 noon, Welcome
12:20 pm, Peter Sch fer, Princeton University
"Bar Kokhba and the Rabbis"
1:10 pm, Benjamin Isaac, Tel Aviv University
"Roman Religious Policy and the Bar Kokhba Revolt"
2:00 pm, Martin Goodman, Oxford University
"The Origins of the Bar Kokhba War Reconsidered: The Role of
Coffee Break, 2:50 to 3:50 pm
3:50 pm, Aharon Oppenheimer, Tel Aviv University
"The Ban of Circumcision as Cause of the Revolt: A
4:40 pm, Ra'anan Abusch, Princeton University
"Negotiating Difference: Circumcision and Castration within
during the First Two Centuries of the Empire"
5:30 pm, Hanan Eshel, Bar-Ilan University
Slide Session on New Discoveries
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2001
9:30 am, Menahem Mor, University of Haifa
"The Geographical Scope of the Bar Kokhba Revolt"
10:20 am, Hanan Eshel, Bar-Ilan University
"The Bar Kokhba Era and the Date when Bar Kokhba Came into
11:10 am, Hannah M. Cotton, The Hebrew University of
Jerusalem "The Bar
Kokhba Revolt and the Papyrology of the Judaean Desert"
Lunch Break, 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
1:30 pm, Werner Eck, University of Cologne
"Hadrian, the Bar Kokhba Revolt and the Epigraphic Tradition"
2:20 pm, Glen Bowersock, Institute for Advanced Study
"The Tel Shalem Arch and P. Nahal Hever/Seiyal 8"
Coffee Break, 3:30 to 4:20 pm
4:20 pm, Yuval Shahar, Tel Aviv University
"The Underground Hideouts in Galilee and their Historical
5:10 pm, Boaz Zissu, Israel Antiquities Authority and Bar Ilan
"The Fate of the Rural Settlement in Judaea after the Bar Kokhba
New Archaeological Surveys and Excavations"
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2001
9:30 am, Yaron Eliav, University of Michigan
"The Urban Layout of Aelia Capitolina: A New View from the
of the Temple Mount"
10:20 am, Yoram Tsafrir, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Aftermath: Aelia Capitolina - Jerusalem of Hadrian"
11:10 am, Yael Zerubavel, Rutgers, the State University of New
"Bar Kokhba's Image in Modern Israeli Culture"
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