BMCR 1994.04.02

1994.04.02, Conference Announcement

The Pennsylvania State University Announces Minds and Bodies: Perspectives on Rationality and Physicality in the Ancient Mediterranean World An Interdisciplinary Colloquium Sponsored by the Department of Classics and Program in Jewish Studies Saturday, April 30, 1994 102 Weaver Building University Park Campus Public Invited PROGRAM 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Coffee will be Served ******** 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Peter Machinist Harvard University “Fate and Reason in the Book of Ecclesiastes and the Problem of Rationality in the Ancient Near East” Followed by Discussion ******** 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Brent Shaw University of Lethbridge “Body/Power/Identity: Passions of the Martyrs” Followed by Discussion ******** 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Roundtable ******** 7:00 p.m. Reception PARTICIPATION Scholars and students who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of ancient Mediterranean civilizations are invited to participate in the colloquium, but should register with the organizers in advance. Bibliography relevant to discussion will be made available upon request. Those participating will receive an invitation and directions to an evening reception. LOCATION The University Park Campus is located in State College, Pennsylvania, near the geographic center of the state, on Routes 26 and 322, and near Interstate 80. The community is on the east-west route of Trailways bus lines. USAir/USAir Express, United Express, and Northwest Airlines serve the University Park Airport, located five miles from campus. Taxi and limousine service is available to the campus and State College. ACCOMMODATIONS Those attending may make reservations at a variety of local hotels and motels, including The Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park Campus, (814)231-7500 or toll-free (800)233-7505 or fax (814)238-8454; Atherton Hilton, (814)231-2100; Holiday Inn, (814)238-3001; and Hampton Inn, (800)426-7866 or (814)231-1590. For further information contact: STEPHEN WHEELER




UNIVERSITY PARK PA 16802 tel. (814)865-8851

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