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The Politics of Inequality in Israel: New Insights from the Social Justice Protest of 2011

6275 Bunche Hall CA

ABOUT THE TALK In Israel in the summer of 2011 at least one in five adult citizens participated in a wave of street protests, critiquing rising inequality and demanding increased government intervention. This represented an exceptional departure from normal welfare state politics in Israel, which lies outside the left/right division and is dominated by parties...

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Searching for Scribal Curriculum in Ancient Israel

NELC Seminar Room (Humanities 365) 365 Humanities, Los Angeles, CA

Professor William Schniedewind will present the outlines of his research in progress—a book on Scribal Education in Ancient Israel. The research proposes that outlines of scribal curriculum in early Israel can now be reconstructed based on his interpretation of the recently fully published inscriptions from Kuntillet Ajrud and using parallels with Mesopotamian scribal curriculum and...

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In the Workshop of an Ancient Egyptian Sculptor

Humanities Room 365 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

In 1912, the excavation team of the Deutsch Orient-Gesellschaft under the direction of Ludwig Borchardt revealed the exceptional remains of the estate and workshop of an ancient Egyptian sculptor of the middle of the 15th century BCE, who worked for Pharaoh Akhenaten in the latter’s new royal residence of Akhet-Aten (modern Amarna), in Middle Egypt....

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Graduate Student Research Presentations and Q&A

Humanities 365

12:00 – 1:00pm Overspecializing the Specialist: Reevaluating the Role of Producers in the Study of Technological Interconnectivity Nadia Ben-Marzouk (Archaeology) Accounting for Kingship: The Samaria Ostraca as Royal Performance Jason Price (Hebrew Bible) An Image on the Stele or a Ghost in the Shell? A Cognitive Scientific Approach to the Material “Soul” in the Levant Timothy...