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SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter

Originally Posted: June 25, 2018

This is an excerpt from the 2018 Jewish Studies Newsletter. To read the full newsletter click here: SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter

SMUJS Faculty Highlights 

Sabri Ates was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship grant to research his book on Kurdish state-lessness. 

Rick Cogley (Religious Studies) presented the paper “New England as the New Israel: The Case for and the Case Against” at the Society of Early Americanists in St. Louis, March 3, 2018. 

Serge Frolov (Religious Studies) co-edited Partners with God: Critical and Theological Readings of the Bible in Honor of Marvin A. Sweeney (Claremont Press, 2017 ) in which he authored the chapter, “Is Form Criticism Compatible with Diachronic Exegesis? Rethinking Genesis 1-2 after Knierim and Sweeney.” 

Shira Lander (Religious Studies) presented the paper “Spatial Supersession and Conversion of Late Antique Synagogues in North Africa,” at the International Symposium: Expropriation and Destruction of Synagogues in Late Antiquity. History, Archaeology and Tradition in Context at the University of Münster, Germany, September 16, 2017.