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  • About the lecture: As a new Jewish culture, the rabbinic edifice is conspicuously distinct in content and scope from the postbiblical Jewish library created over the preceding centuries. Indeed, the rabbis consistently silenced, and almost entirely ignored the extensive literature created in the land of Israel and the Diaspora during the Second Temple period. On the other hand, no set of values, nor any literary work, emerges in a vacuum. Religious civilizations always share overt and covert connections with previous traditions, and rabbinic literature is no exception.

    This lecture explores the presence of typical Second Temple period themes and ideas in rabbinic literature. It surveys several examples of pre- and non-rabbinic texts and concepts that survived and infiltrated rabbinic literature, and examines the sophisticated fashion in which they were censored, adapted, and “rabbinized” in the process of incorporation in their new ideological context.

    About the speaker: Professor Vered Noam is a BJS Visiting Scholar.  She teaches in the Department of Jewish Philosophy and Talmud at Tel Aviv University. She is the author of Shifting Images of the Hasmoneans: Second Temple Legends and Their Reception in Josephus and Rabbinic Literature (Oxford University Press, 2018). She was a winner of both The Michael Bruno Memorial Award and the Israel Prize in Talmud. 

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  • Feb
    16
    11:00am - 3:00pm

    Anthropology Day at the Haffenreffer Museum

    Manning Hall

    Jessica Nelson, Curatorial Assistant, will be working with the Haffenreffer’s collections in the gallery and will be available to chat about the museum’s collections and projects and to answer your anthropology questions!

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  • Feb
    23
    12:00pm - 12:50pm

    Brown Bag Series in Archaeology | Morgan Clark

    Rhode Island Hall, Rm 108

    Morgan Clark, doctoral student at Brown University’s Department of Anthropology, will discuss her research in an informal talk.

    For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit our blog: https://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/

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  • Feb
    23
    6:00pm

    Curating Across Art and Anthropology

    Manning Hall, Rm Gallery

    The HMA is honored to welcome distinguished anthropologist Christina Kreps to give our annual Barbara A. and Edward G. Hail Lecture on February 23rd. Professor Kreps will discuss affinities and frictions among the fields of anthropology, art history, and contemporary art practice and how they are playing out in the curation of museum collections and exhibitionary practices. Using examples from her work in museums and heritage at the University of Denver, she will explore increasing convergence of these fields in the hybrid, intercultural spaces of the museum, with particular concern for student experiences and goals of inclusion, equity, and diversity. The audience will be invited to participate in the conversation.

    Christina Kreps is Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Museum of Anthropology and Museum and Heritage Studies Program at the University of Denver. She is also co-editor of the Routledge series Museum Meanings with Richard Sandell, Leicester University. Christina Kreps is author of the recent book Museums and Anthropology in the Age of Engagement (Routledge 2020) and Liberating Culture: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Museums, Curation, and Cultural Heritage Preservation (Routledge 2003). She has conducted research on the coloniality and postcoloniality of museums in the Netherlands, Indonesia, and the US and participated in museum development and training programs in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and more recently, virtually worldwide.

    Supported by generous donors to the Barbara A. and Edward G. Hail Lecture Series fund.

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  • Feb
    24
    4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Lecture by Mac Marston

    Rhode Island Hall, Rm Lecture Hall (Room 108)
  • Feb
    27
    5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Lecture by Christian A. Tryon (University of Connecticut)

    Rhode Island Hall, Rm Lecture Hall (Room 108)

    Christian A. Tryon is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut, as well as a Research Associate in the Human Origins Program of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, and a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. He is also Corresponding Editor of Current Anthropology, an Editorial Board Member of African Archaeological Review, and an Editorial Board Member for Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa.

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  • Mar
    2
    12:00pm - 12:50pm

    Brown Bag Series in Archaeology | Elizabeth Davis

    Rhode Island Hall, Rm 108

    Elizabeth Davis, doctoral student at Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, will discuss her research in an informal talk.

    For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit our blog: https://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/

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  • Mar
    14
    4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Lecture by Haeden Stewart

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