From Gabriele Boccaccini
We are happy to announce the launch of a new series of small seminars (maximum 35 participants) in addition to the traditional Enoch Seminars. Thanks to the generous contribution of the Alessandro Nangeroni International Endowment, we are able to host these meetings at the beautiful Villa Cagnola in Gazzada, Milan, Italy, where the last Enoch Seminar was so successfully held.
Professor Lester Grabbe has graciously agreed to chair this first Nangeroni Meeting toward the end of June 2012 (June 25-28), with the theme: “The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview”. (See the attached information sheet for details)
The aim of the 2012 conference is to give a historical and sociological analysis of apocalyptic literature and perspective during the Seleucid and Hasmonean periods (c. 200-63 BCE). As usual, all papers will circulate in advance and will not be read by the writers. The time given will be devoted primarily to discussion. The main speakers at this moment, in addition to the chairs Lester Grabbe and Gabriele Boccaccini, include Pierluigi Piovanelli, Philip Davies, Anathea Portier-Young, and we hope Michael Stone, while Erich Gruen has agreed to be an overall respondent.
As these meetings are strictly limited to a maximum of 35 participants including speakers), we invite all who are interested to contact the chair Professor Lester Grabbe (L.L.Grabbe@hull.ac.uk) and the secretary Jason Zurawski (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible, at the latest by December 15, 2011.
As usual for the Enoch Seminar, we also invite people to submit short papers related to the theme. 6 of the papers will be presented in 2 dedicated sessions at the conference.
As with the regular Enoch Seminars, expenses will be subsidized for speakers and all participants, on a sliding scale as indicated in the attached information sheet. The proceedings of the conference will be published in a special volume of the Journal Henoch.
For more information, see www.4enoch.org at the page “Nangeroni Meetings” http://www.4enoch.org/wiki2/index.php?title=Nangeroni_Meetings
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