Conference on Khirbet Qeiyafa
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.
KHIRBET QEIYAFA IN THE SHEPHELA
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.
West gate of Khirbet Qeiyafa, looking towards Azekah
Photo from Judah and the Dead Sea