Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity
BAF and BASONOVA Invite You to Join a Zoom Lecture
Just like their neighbors throughout the eastern and southern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia, Arabia, and Egypt, ancient Jews scribbled and drew graffiti everyplace — in and around markets, hippodromes, theaters, pagan temples, open cliffs, sanctuaries, and even inside burial caves and synagogues. This presentation reveals what these markings tell us about the men and women who made them: people whose lives, beliefs, and behaviors eluded commemoration in grand literary and architectural works.
Making compelling analogies with modern graffiti practices, this presentation will demonstrate the overlooked connections between Jews and their neighbors, showing how popular Jewish practices of prayer, mortuary commemoration, commerce, and civic engagement regularly crossed ethnic and religious boundaries.
Illustrated throughout with examples of ancient graffiti, this lecture provides a tantalizingly intimate glimpse into the cultural worlds of forgotten populations living at the crossroads of Judaism, Christianity, paganism, and earliest Islam.
How to Access the Twice Monthly BAF/BASONOVA Zoom Lecture Series
If you wish to subscribe to the lecture series, please access the BASONOVA PayPal portal and use a credit card for a one-year subscription ($35 per family).
It is also possible to access the series one lecture at a time, for $7 per lecture. Reserve your single-lecture Zoom spot today.
Questions: [email protected]
Members of BASONOVA and registrants will be emailed a Zoom link on Monday, December 21
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