Forthcoming Lectures

Insights into the Jewish Homeland a Thousand Years Ago

Tuesday, 29 October 2019
6:00 – 7:00 PM

Lecture Theatre G6 (ground floor) — Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPY

Manuscript T-S K21.69 — A late medieval guide to Jewish tombs in the land of Israel. By permission of Cambridge University Library.

An exploration of the political and historical background of Jewish communities in the homeland before, during and after the Crusader period. Learn more about the Cairo Genizah and see some remarkable manuscripts; discover what these communities achieved, and how they interacted with those in Babylonia.

Stefan Reif is Emeritus Professor of Medieval Hebrew Studies, and Fellow of St John’s College in the University of Cambridge. He also holds senior research posts at the Universities of Haifa and Tel Aviv. Founding Director of the Genizah Research Unit at Cambridge University Library, Professor Reif is author of numerous books and over 400 articles, and has lectured widely across Europe, Israel, Canada and the USA.

All welcome. Admission free: no ticket required. Enquiries 020 8349 5754. Organised jointly with the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, and the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL.

Shrines and Worship in Iron Age Israel

Thursday, 12 December 2019
6:00 – 7:00 PM

The Denys Holland Lecture Theatre (SB31) — Bentham House, University College London, 4-8 Endsleigh Gardens, Kings Cross, London WC1H 0EG