Abrams Chair Conference


Location: Notre Dame Conference Center, McKenna Hall

“Jewish Religious Expression in Byzantine Palestine”

The Abrams Chair Conference will celebrate the appointment of Tzvi Novick to the Abrams College Chair of Jewish Thought and Culture. Presented by the Department of Theology, with the generous support of the Abrams family, the conference will bring distinguished scholars from around the country to the Notre Dame campus.

Scheduled presenters:

Marc Bregman, Bernard Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
“From Sermon to Scroll to Codex: The Early History of the Hebrew Book”

Steven Fraade, Mark Taper Professor of the History of Judaism, Yale University
“Language Switching in the Byzantine Synagogue Inscriptions and the Practice of Targum”

Martha Himmelfarb, William H. Danforth Professor of Religion, Princeton University
“The Suffering Servant in the Seventh Century: The Messiah in a Liturgical Poem for the Day of Atonement”

Michael Swartz, Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The Ohio State University
“As Above, So Below: Cosmology and Cult in Ancient Synagogue Poetry”

Tzvi Novick, Abrams College Chair of Jewish Though and Culture, University of Notre Dame
Concluding Remarks

More information and registration details are available at: www.theology.nd.edu/abramschairconference


Abrams Chair Conference Poster