The Swiss Society for Near Eastern Studies (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Orientalische Altertumswissenschaft) is holding its autumn conference this Saturday in Bern, Switzerland. The conference is devoted to a single site in Israel and is organized by the Institute of Biblical Studies.
Venue: University of Bern, Hallerstrasse 6, 2nd Floor, Room 205
09.30–09.45: Prof. Dr. Silvia Schroer, University of Bern: Welcome and Introduction
09.45–11.00: Prof. Dr. Yosef Garfinkel, Hebrew University, Jerusalem: Khirbet Qeiyafa and the Kingdom of Judah
11.00–11.45: Prof. Dr. Aren Maeir, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan: Khirbet Qeiyafa in Its Regional Context: A View from Philistine Gath
11.45–12.45: Response 1 & 2: Archaeological and Historical Aspects – Prof. Dr. Thomas Römer, University of Lausanne / Collège de France & Dr. Stefan Münger, University of Bern
14.00–14.30: Plenary Discussion – Discussion Moderator: Prof. Dr. Thomas Römer
14.30–15.15: Prof. Dr. Silvia Schroer, University of Bern: Iconographic Finds from Khirbet Qeiyafa
15.15–16.00: Prof. Dr. Benjamin Sass, Tel Aviv University: The Epigraphic Finds from Khirbet Qeiyafa in Context
16.00–16.30: Response 3: Prof. Dr. Axel Knauf, University of Bern
16.30–17.15: Panel Discussion
The conference flyer has all of the details including abstracts of the presentations.
Photo from Judah and the Dead Sea