PSCO

Schedule

2017–2018 Topic:
What Did Ancient Jews Know?
Exploring the Place of Scientific Knowledge in the World of Ancient Judaism

All sessions will be held in the Second Floor Lounge (Room 254) of Cohen Hall at the University of Pennsylvania and will run from 7:00-9:00 p.m., preceded by an informal dinner, starting at 6:00 p.m.


Thursday, 12 Oct. 2017
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Cohen Hall, Penn
“Jews and the Land from Muslims to Christian Spain”

Andrew Berns (University of South Carolina)

Thursday, 2 Nov. 2017
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Cohen Hall, Penn
“Animals as a Knowledge-Ordering Technology”

Peter Struck (UPenn), Donovan Schaefer (UPenn), Matt Chalmers (UPenn)

Thursday, 7 Dec. 2017
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Cohen Hall, Penn
“Rabbis, Medicine, and Talmudic Encyclopedism”

Lennart Lehmhaus (Freie Universität Berlin; Katz Center)

Thursday, 25 Jan. 2018
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Cohen Hall, Penn
“Interspecies Intimacy and Rabbinic Knowledge of the ‘Human’ ”

Julia Watts Belser (Georgetown University; Katz Center)

Thursday, 8 Feb. 2018
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Cohen Hall, Penn
“The Motif of Uzziah’s צרעת in the Deuteronomistic History, Chronicles, and Beyond”

Isabel Cranz (University of Pennsylvania)

Thursday, 1 March 2018
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Cohen Hall, Penn
“Embryology between the Jewish and the Galenic traditions”

Gwynn Kessler (Swarthmore) and Ralph Rosen (UPenn)

Thursday, April 2018
(date T.B.D.)
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Cohen Hall, Penn
“Forgetting Ancient Jewish Sciences”

Annette Yoshiko Reed (NYU)

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