CEU’s summer school, “Polemos/Pulmus: Ways of Confrontation in Judaism, Paganism and Christianity in Late Antiquity”, invites applications from doctoral students, postdocs, junior faculty and researchers from all over the world. It is to be held at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, from July 9-20, 2012.
The course aims at exploring the nature and various ways of confrontation between and within Early and Rabbinic Judaism, the Early Church, and Pagan religions and schools of thought. The sessions discuss how these movements coped with conflicts within and without; what their strategies were in confronting and accommodating foreign ideas, competing religions, worldly powers or internal subversion; and what role these external and internal confrontations played in shaping them.
Course faculty include Daniel Boyarin, Shaye J. D. Cohen, John M. Dillon, Mark Edwards and Guy G. Stroumsa.
The application deadline is February 15, 2012.
Financial aid is available.