Go to the Mowinckel Memorial Lecture, 2018

Invitation to Murder – Hospitality and Violence in the Hebrew Bible

This lecture explores the relationship between hospitality and violence in the Hebrew Bible and it examines the role, function and literary use of hospitality in these texts.

Time and place: Nov. 1, 2018 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM, Læringssenteret, Domus Theologica.

And who, you ask, is giving this brilliant sounding lecture? None less than one of my absolute favorite people on the planet-

This year’s Mowinckel lecture is offered by dr. Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme, Professor (mso) at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen. Gudme conducted her studies in theology and assyriology in Copenhagen, and she has been a lecturer, guest lecturer, and visiting researcher at a number of European universities, such as Exeter and Durham universities (UK), Georg August-Universität Göttingen (DE), Helsinki University (FIN), Brown University (U.S.A.) and Hebrew University (IL). She has also been awarded a number of awards and distinctions, such as the Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship (2013); the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, MST Scholarship (2007–2008) and Copenhagen University Gold Medal prize (2007).

Gudme’s academic production is characterized by innovative and cross-disciplinary research, and we are very happy to be able to host her as the first visitor in the Mowinckel Lecture Second Series: Exploring cutting edges and innovative research.

She’s so fantastic.  You should certainly go if you can.