11th Enoch Seminar, Apocalypticism: History, Method, and Reception

Registration is open for the 11th Enoch Seminar, Apocalypticism: History, Method, and Reception.

When: May 23-27, 2021

Where: Online

Chairs: Loren Stuckenbruck, Kelley Coblentz Bautch, Gabriele Boccaccini

Registration is now open for all qualified academic researchers and scholars. Register here: https://forms.gle/hwGAmVSbedCQdrKh9

To mark the 200th anniversary of the first “full” English translation of the “book of Enoch” by Richard Laurence (1821), the 20th anniversary of the Enoch Seminar, the LMU Munich Congress on Apocalypticism in Antiquity has assembled 120 scholars and colleagues from around the world to address a much debated question that remains relevant for today. Since the famous 1979 Uppsala Congress on Apocalypticism in the Mediterranean World and the Near East and the publication of the Semeia volume 14, the scholarly world has undergone significant shifts in methods of approach, access to sources, and widening participation. These changes now offer the opportunity to assess whether terms such as “apocalyptic,” “apocalypticism,” and “apocalypse” can be meaningfully applied to multiple ideologies and writings preserved through sources from the ancient world. The lectures, presentations, and responses each fall into one or more of the following seven areas:

(1)    Apocalypses, Method, and Reception
(2)    Apocalypses in the Ancient Mediterranean Context
(3)    Hebrew Bible and Near Eastern Context
(4)    Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins
(5)    Christianity in Late Antiquity
(6)    Judaism in Late Antiquity
(7)    Islam in Late Antiquity

In addition, in several panel sessions, both junior and senior scholars shall reflect on the legacies left by past scholarship, discuss recent developments, and suggest paths that may be taken by future research.

7 Keynote lectures by: Hindy Najman, Jan Bremmer, Martti Nissinen, Annette Yoshiko Reed, Lorenzo DiTommaso, Ra’anan Boustan, and David Cook

Register now: https://forms.gle/hwGAmVSbedCQdrKh9

Registration is free, but please consider donating $20 in order to support the activities of the Enoch Seminar and to make sure that we can continue to keep these online conferences free. You will have the opportunity to donate after your registration.

Be sure to register by May 22, 2021 in order to secure your place in the seminar.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the conference secretary, Joshua Scott at scottjos@umich.edu.