The 50th anniversary of the German-Israeli diplomatic relations in 2015 provides an unique opportunity to reflect the German and German-Israeli Biblical Archaeology in Israel. Where are we coming from? Where are we now? And where are we heading?
The German Protestant Institute of Archaeology and the Hebrew University are hosting an interdisciplinary German-Israeli conference dedicated to graduate students working on various subjects in several disciplines that are connected to Ancient Near East – including Ancient History, Archaeology, Prehistory, Anthropology, Theology (Old and New Testament Studies), Jewish, Islamic or general religious studies and Social Science.
The aim is not only an interdisciplinary exchange of scientific knowledge between different fields, but also to increase and encourage contact and discussion between young German and Israeli researchers working on different regional specific aspects. The conference is designed to enable young scholars to present and discuss their work with colleagues on a high academic level without pressure.
We are looking forward to your proposals for the following themes (300 word abstract):
- German-Israeli Joint Ventures in the Past, Present and Future
- Sites after excavation – Restoration, Conservation and Presentation
- With Bible and Trowel? Biblical Archaeology today and future perspectives
- Archaeology and its Methods in Dialogue with other Sciences
The conference will be held in the Old City of Jerusalem in the middle-age refectory adjacent to Church of the Redeemer and will last for three days. The official language will be English.
Presentations should take 20 minutes. Additionally to the presentations, workshops are planned to allow a more intense discussion between scholars working in similar or adjacent fields (e.g. about common problems, new methods that could be applied, similar research questions).
This workshop is free of charge, but we kindly request your registration in advance.
The workshop is a “Preconference” to the international conference “Ancient Cultures in the Lands of the Bible“ (Archaeology 2015).
For further information see https://www.archaeologyisrael.com/
Please submit your abstracts before 10/02/2015 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further questions or registration please contact: email@example.com or