The Program in Judaic Studies at Brown University will host a conference entitled "Revisiting the Question of Jewish Origins: Myth / Construct / Reality" on March 20-21, 2017 at The Faculty Club, One Magee Street, Providence, RI.

View conference poster HERE

About the conference:

The Jews have one of the longest continuously recorded histories of any people in the world, but what do we actually know about their origins? This multi-disciplinary symposium aims to bring together new research on the question of Jewish origin from a range of fields, including historical studies, archaeology, and genetics.

All conference sessions are open to the public.  Any questions should be addressed to Katharina Galor at


This conference is made possible by generous funding from Brown University's Scheuer Fund for Judaic Studies, Elga K. Stulman Fund for Judaic Studies, the M. B. Mandeville Lectureship Fund, and the University of Pennsylvania's Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.