The Sense(s) of History. Apocalyptic Literature and Its Temporalities

Harvard Divinity School – 1st Enoch Colloquium, 16-18 November 2017
[Participation is by invitation only. Papers will be circulated in advance]
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Braun room, HDS
12:30 PM Arrivals and reception
2:00 PM-2:30 PM Welcoming remarks from Giovanni B. Bazzana (HDS) and Gabriele Boccaccini (Enoch seminar)
2:30 PM- 4:00 PM 
Giovanni B. Bazzana (Harvard University), “The Sense(s) of History in Ancient Apocalyptic Literature: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”
Paul J. Kosmin (Harvard University), “The Sense of an Ending”
Chair: Gabriele Boccaccini (Enoch seminar)
4:30 PM-6:30 PM Keynote lecture (Sperry room)
Charles Stewart (University College London), "The Varieties of Historical Experience”
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Reception for the panelists (Rabinowitz)
Friday, Novembe 17, 2017 - Braun room, HDS
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Yvona Trnka-Amrhein (University of Colorado), “Kings Out of Time: Royal Chronologies between Greco-Egyptian Narrative and Prophecy”
Duncan MacRae (UC Berkeley), “Capitoline Pasts, Capitoline Futures: on the Urbanity of Roman Time”
Respondent Emma Dench (Harvard University)
Chair: Alex Schultz (Harvard University)
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Judith Newman (University of Toronto), “Sensing the Temporal: On Integrating Embodied Perspectives into the Study of Apocalyptic”
Rebecca Scharbach Wollenberg (University of Michigan), “The Changing Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Literature as a Provisional Genre in Early Rabbinic Judaism”
Respondent Kelley Coblentz-Bautch (St. Edward’s University)
Chair: Gregory Given (Harvard University)
Light lunch
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Harry O. Maier (Vancouver School of Theology – Max Weber Center at the University of Erfurt), “Making History with the Shepherd of Hermas”
Olivia Stewart Lester (Yale University), “Revealed History as Prophetic Rivalry: John’s Apocalypse and Apollo’s Shrine at Delphi”
Mauro Belcastro (University of Turin), “The Advent of the Different: thlipsis, hypomone, elpis and the Temporal Disclosure of Divine Eternity in the Pauline Epistles”
Respondent Yonder Gillihan (Boston College)
Chair: Roberto Mata (Santa Clara University)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Loren Stuckenbruck (University of München), "Divine Activity in Jewish Apocalyptic Literature: Focusing on the Recent Past"
Lorenzo DiTommaso (Concordia University), “Apocalyptic Historiography”
Respondent Matthias Henze (Rice University)
Chair: Reed Carlson (Harvard University)
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Essex Ballroom South (third floor) at the Westin Copley Place
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Final Panel [open to all SBL members] (chair Gabriele Boccaccini)
Concluding reflections on the colloquium (Gabriele Boccaccini, Lorenzo DiTommaso, Michael Stone, Kelley Coblentz-Bautch, Giovanni Bazzana)
Presentation of the Festschrift honoring M. Stone
Enoch seminar reception