"The Babylonian Talmud in the Context of the Sasanian Empire: Acculturation and Negotiation" a talk by Prof. Simcha Gross (UC Irvine).
Department: Center for Persian Studies and CultureDate and Time: February 15, 2018 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Event Location: Humanities Gateway (HG) 1010
Please join us on Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6-8 pm in UC Irvine's Humanities Gateway (HG) 1010 for a talk titled "The Babylonian Talmud in the Context of the Sasanian Empire: Acculturation and Negotiation" by Professor Simcha Gross (UC Irvine).
Dr. Simcha Gross is an assistant professor of History in the School of Humanities at UC Irvine. He received his Ph.D. in History from Yale University in 2017 and recently taught at Stanford University. Gross specializes in Ancient Jewish and Christian history, currently concentrating on Jews and Syriac Christians living under Sasanian Persian and early Arab-Muslim rule. He is also interested in the co-formation of Judaism and Christianity in antiquity. One of his current projects is to study Jewish and Syriac Christian historiography not as unproblematic accounts of the past, but as reflections of their authors' present imperial context. He recently co-authored the book The 'History of the Slave of Christ': From Jewish Child to Christian Martyr.
This event is presented by Persian Friends of Humanities, UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture, and UCI Center for Jewish Studies.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Closest parking structure are Mesa Parking Structure and Student Center Parking Structure.