6.0339 NEH Summer Seminars (2/107)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 5 Nov 1992 07:20:59 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0339. Thursday, 5 Nov 1992.

(1) Date: Sun, 1 Nov 92 13:26:50 -0500 (51 lines)
From: "Gary A. Anderson" <gaa@faraday.clas.Virginia.EDU>
Subject: NEH Summer Seminar: Adam and Eve

(2) Date: Mon, 2 Nov 92 16:31:23 EST (56 lines)
From: jodonnel@sas.upenn.edu (James J. O'Donnell)
Subject: NEH Seminars

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Date: Sun, 1 Nov 92 13:26:50 -0500
From: "Gary A. Anderson" <gaa@faraday.clas.Virginia.EDU>
Subject: NEH Summer Seminar: Adam and Eve

Announcing a 1993 NEH Summer Seminar for
College Teachers, or University faculty in
departments without doctoral programs:


Directed by Gary A. Anderson and Michael E. Stone
at The University of Virginia.
June 15 to August 7, 1993

This Seminar will study the evolution of the Adam
and Eve narrative in Post-biblical Judaism and
Christianity. A wide variety of documents will be
surveyed including material from the
Pseudepigrapha, New Testament, Targums,
Rabbinic literature, Patristic literature as well as
several vernacular retellings of the Adam and Eve
narrative from the Middle Ages. Special attention
will be paid to the role of exegesis in the formation of
Jewish and Christian traditions as well as the role of
the Pseudepi-grapha as a source of transmission of
early Christian and Jewish themes into the medieval

This seminar will be an interdisciplinary one.
Scholars interested in the aims and techniques of
ancient exegesis, the differences between Jewish and
Christian approaches to the narrative of the Garden,
and the manner in which early Jewish and Christian
ideas were transmitted into the medieval period and
helped form a vernacular tradition of Biblical re-
presentation are encouraged to apply.

Stipend: $4000

Postmark deadline for applications: March 2, 1992
Awards announced: March 29, 1992

For Applications and further information write:
Gary A. Anderson
Department of Religious Studies
The University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
e-mail: gaa@virginia
Phone: (804) 924-6722

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Date: Mon, 2 Nov 92 16:31:23 EST
From: jodonnel@sas.upenn.edu (James J. O'Donnell)
Subject: NEH Seminars

This is the season for college teachers to begin thinking of NEH summer
seminars to which to apply. I hope others will post information on
Humanist, but full information can be requested from NEHFELL@GWUVM. Here
is one:

NEH Summer Seminar


Conducted by:

James J. O'Donnell
Department of Classical Studies
University of Pennsylvania

Seminar Dates: 20 June - 30 July 1993 (six weeks)

Seminar Site: Bryn Mawr College (Phila. suburbs)

Seminar Stipend: $3200

Eligibility: Mainly for college teachers (including two-year
colleges), but also open to librarians, and independent scholars
(who may include secondary school teachers). *Not* for those
actively engaged in post-graduate teaching. (Many borderline
eligibility cases: inquire for details).

For fuller information, write:

Professor James J. O'Donnell
NEH Seminar
Department of Classical Studies
720 Williams Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

or: jodonnel@mail.sas.upenn.edu

Augustine of Hippo (354-430) is a figure who exercised a
powerful influence over the thought of his own and later
ages. This seminar will seek to provide participants
with a secure foundation in the thought and writings of
Augustine and at the same time introduce them to the
possibilities and challenges for investigation into the
ways in which those writings worked on his world and on
later generations. The seminar will explore the presence
of Augustine through the literary, philosophical,
religious, and artistic achievements of late antiquity,
the middle ages, the renaissance, and modern times.
Participants with a wide range of interests and
competences will be welcome.