Conference Program

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

9:45 am: Coffee/bagels
10:15 am: Welcome
10:30 am: Keynote Address by Marina Rustow, Princeton University

12:00 pm: Lunch

1:00-3:00 pm: Appropriation in Late Antiquity
Chair: Richard Teverson, Fordham University, Art History

  • Sarit Kattan Gribetz, Fordham University
    The Sabbath, the Lord’s Day, and Questions of Temporal Appropriation in Late Antiquity
  • Karina Martin Hogan, Fordham University
    Christian Appropriation of Zion in 5 Ezra
  • Peter Sh. Lehnardt, Ben-Gurion University
    A Lament on the Destruction of Jerusalem: Appropriation of Josephus, Hegesippus and Yossipon
  • Emanuel Fiano, Fordham University
    The Appropriation of Theological Labels in the Fourth-Century Trinitarian Controversies

3:00-3:30 pm: Coffee break

3:30-5:00: Appropriation of Law and Traditions in an Islamic Context
Chair: Elisha Russ-Fishbane, NYU

  • Daniella Talmon-Heller, Ben-Gurion University
    The Vicissitudes of the ʿUthmani Qur’an: From Master Copy to Sacred Relic[s] to
    a Museum Artifact
  • Nimrod Hurvitz, Ben-Gurion University
    Making and Shaping Islamic Legal Sources
  • Wolfgang Mueller, Fordham University
    Approaches to Comparative Legal History

6 pm: Dinner

Monday, October 8th, 2018

8:30-9:00 am: Breakfast
9:00-10:30 am: Appropriation in Medieval Aristocratic Culture
Chair: Christopher Rose, Fordham University

  • Nicholas Paul, Fordham University
    Always the Same Game? The Hunt and Social Status Between Latin and Muslim Aristocracies in the Crusader Levant
  • Uri Shachar, Ben-Gurion University
    Dukus Horant: Bridal Quest on a Jewish Crusade
  • Susanne Hafner, Fordham University
    “Mîn herze und mîn lîp diu wellent scheiden:” Friedrich von Hausen Goes on Crusade

10:30-11:00 am: Coffee break

11:00 am-12:30 pm: Appropriation in the Medieval and Early Modern World
Chair: Paola Tartakoff, Rutgers University

  • Ephraim Shoham-Steiner, Ben-Gurion University
    Appropriating the Figure of Rabbi Judah “the Pious” in 15th-century Folktales from Regensburg
  • Magda Teter, Fordham University
    Appropriating Texts and Facts
  • Ebru Turan, Fordham University
    The Myth of the Last World Emperor and the Making of Ottoman Universal Ideology in the Late Medieval Mediterranean

12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30-3:00 pm: Memory, Forgetting, and the Study of the Past
Chair: David Hamlin, Fordham University, History

  • Haim Weiss, Ben-Gurion University
    Shimon bar-Kosibah’s Letters in Modern Israeli Discourse
  • Dror Zeevi, Ben-Gurion University
    Digitization as a Form of Silencing: The Armenian Genocide
  • Daniel J. Lasker, Ben-Gurion University
    The Forgotten Documents in Leningrad/St. Petersburg and the Study of the Karaite Past

3:00-3.30 pm: Coffee break

3:30-4:30 pm: Round Table and Wrap-Up