Lecture: Robert Brody, "Aspects of Literacy and Orality among Medieval Jews and Their Neighbors"

Robert Brody is professor emeritus of Talmud at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Best known for his work on the literature of the Babylonian Geonim, he has also published extensively on Mishnah and Tosefta as well as issues concerning the Babylonian Talmud and the textual history and editing of rabbinic literature. He is currently engaged in writing a commentary on tractate Ketubbot of the Babylonian Talmud.

Lecture: Robert Brody, "Looking for Early Composite Sugyot"

Robert Brody is professor emeritus of Talmud at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Best known for his work on the literature of the Babylonian Geonim, he has also published extensively on Mishnah and Tosefta as well as issues concerning the Babylonian Talmud and the textual history and editing of rabbinic literature. He is currently engaged in writing a commentary on tractate Ketubbot of the Babylonian Talmud.

Workshop: Late Antique and Syriac Studies: Some Theoretical and Practical Issues

The talk aims to reflect on the implications the way we coin the concepts and periodisations of Late Antiquity, Byzantium, Early Islam have on our approach of the history of the Eastern Mediterranean. How do Syriac studies -a field that has been thriving in the last 15 years- fit in the picture and can help us both displace and broaden our understanding of this period and region?

 

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