Classical and Near Eastern Studies
The mission of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies is to produce and disseminate knowledge about the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East from the Neolithic period through late antiquity. The Department faculty conducts research and teaches courses in the languages and literatures of Greece, Rome, and the Near East (including Modern Hebrew); and the art, history, and religious traditions of these civilizations, including the development of early Judaism and Christianity. The Department offers majors in Greek, Hebrew, and Latin. CNES is also the administrative home of the programs in Religious Studies and Classical Civilization.
The CNES faculty includes a number of scholars who have won awards for both teaching and research.
Convergence and Divergence in Pentateuchal Theory: Bridging the Academic Cultures of Israel, North America and Europe
The conference is co-organized by CNES faculty member Bernard Levinson and includes twenty-five leading scholars, among whom CNES Alum Molly Zahn. The international conference will discuss different approaches to the formation of the Pentateuch, and will be held at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, where Professor Levinson is currently on research leave.
For more information on the conference: http://ias.huji.ac.il/convergence
Bernard Levinson's Academic Website: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/bernardlevinson/home
Did Jesus have a wife? Papyrus paper claims so
CNES Professor Philip Sellew Featured on Fox 9: http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/19590558/did-jesus-have-a-wife-papyrus-paper-claims-so
There are no events currently scheduled for Classical and Near Eastern Studies.