Upcoming lectures at the annual “Aharoni Day”, March 3, 2016

Having just arrived in Hong Kong for a weekend of talks at the United Jewish Congregation, Yuval Gadot has kindly informed me that the official schedule for the upcoming annual “Aharoni Day” (meeting in memory of Yohanan Aharoni z”l), will be held at Tel Aviv University on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016.

See below the announcement and schedule, which includes a lecture by yours truly. Do come to this event – should be very interesting!


The Annual Aharoni Day Symposium of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University will be held this year on Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Room 223 of the Gilman Building, Tel Aviv University
The theme of the symposium is Avinu Malkenu (Our Father, Our King):  Patrimonial Kingdoms in Israel and the Ancient Near East
The schedule of events is as follows:
15:45-16:15         Gathering
16:15-16:30         Greetings and awarding of scholarships
16.30-18.00    First Session: The Ancient Neat East
Chairperson: Yuval Gadot

David Schloen (University of Chicago)    The Patrimonial Kingdom in Theory and Practice
Amir Gilan (Tel Aviv University)    “She Did Not Call Me Father; I Will Not Call Her Daughter”:The Political metaphor of the ‘Father’ in the Old Hittite Kingdom
Sylvie Honigman (Tel Aviv University)    Rhetoric of Kinship and State Structures in Ancient Greece

18.00-18.20        Break

18.20-19.30    Second Session: Israel
Chairperson: Dafna Langgut
Aren M. Maeir (Bar-Ilan University)    Reassessing the Character of the Judahite Kingdom: How Centralized Was It?
Omer Sergi (Tel Aviv University)    Local Versus Collective Identities: Another Look at Israelite State Formation
Yifat Thareani (The Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology) “And the King of I[s]rael Has Advanced in My Father’s Land”: Is That So? A Reassessment of  Dan’s Political Status in the Early Iron II.

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