The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies hosts a workshop on “Gender and Religious Identity” on 27 May 2019.

This workshop will be followed by Daniel Boyarin’s keynote on Jewish identity. Here is the program:

Welcome 8.45-9.00
9.00-12.00: Gender ses­sion
9.00: Martti Nissinen, HY: The Agency of the Female Prophets of the Hebrew Bible: Independent or Instrumental? Prophetic or Political?
9.30: Saana Svärd, HY: Studying Gender in the Ancient Near East
10.00: Outi Lehtipuu, HY: “No Male and Female”: Gender and the Rhetoric of Recognition in Early Christianity
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00: Susanna Asikainen, HY: Investigating Emphasized Femininities in the Rewritten Biblical Narratives
11.30: Katharina Keim, Lund: Women and Gender in Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer
12.00-13.00: Lunch break

13.00-15.30: Re­li­gious iden­tity ses­sion
13.00: Antti Vanhoja & Nina Nikki, HY: Paulinism and Anti-Paulinism: Cultural Evolutionary Perspectives
13.30: Pekka Lindqvist, ÅA: Confrontations and Exegesis in Early Judaism
14.00-14.30: Coffee break
14.30: Maijastina Kahlos, HY: Pagans, Heretics, or Sorcerers? Labels and Identities in Local Religion in the Fifth Century CE
15.00: Riikka Tuori, HY: Karaite Identity in Early Modern Europe
17.00-19.00 Daniel Boyarin’s keynote lecture “What is the Jews?”
(Venue: Small Hall, University of Helsinki Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, 4th floor), with reception

For more information and an up-to-date program, please have a look here.

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