2010–2011 Topic:
“Beyond Scare Quotes:
Rethinking Words and Things in the Study of Ancient ‘Judaism’ and ‘Christianity’”

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are scheduled for 7:00-9:00 pm on Thursday evenings. Meetings are currently scheduled as follows.

Thursday, 23 Sept. 2010
7:00–9:00 p.m.
“Purity of Language”

Dale Martin (Yale University)

Thursday, 21 Oct. 2010
7:00–9:00 p.m.
“How Many Judaisms Were There? A Critique of Mason and Boyarin on Categorization”

Seth Schwartz (Columbia University)

Wednesday, 17 Nov. 2010
7:00–9:00 p.m.
“From Heterogeneity to Hegemony: The Limits of Pluralism in the Study of Early Judaism”

Ra‘anan S. Boustan (UCLA)

Thursday, 20 Jan. 2011
“Giving up the Godfearers”

Ross Kraemer (Brown University)

Thursday, 17 Feb. 2011
“Saints and the doctrine of the ex nihilo: Jewish or Christian things?”

Virginia Burrus (Drew University)

Thursday, 31 March 2011
“Legislating Religious Identity in Late Antiquity: The Example of the Theodosian Code”

Elizabeth Castelli (Barnard College)

Monday, 11 April 2011
Graduate Student Conference: “Beyond Scare Quotes”

featuring Daniel Boyarin (UC Berkeley) as keynote speaker
See Call for Papers and flyer (PDF).