Center for Israel Studies

International Conference

Rehabilitating a Biblical Foe

Sunday, November 17, 2019
Yeshiva University Museum
15 West 16th St, NYC - 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Registration Required

Co-sponsored by the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies.

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Led by Dr. Jill Katz (Sociology and Archaeology), we will again  participate in the archaeological excavations at biblical Gath. Our students will join an international team organized by Bar-Ilan University. 

The Leon Charney Fellowship for Archaeological Research is available to YU undergraduate and graduate students on a competitive basis. Fellowships are made possible by the Leon Charney Legacy Fund of the Center for Israel Studies.  Contact Dr. Katz for details.



The CIS is offering supplementary funding for YU faculty, professional staff, CIS Charney Fellows and graduate students who plan to present papers at the Association for Israel Studies conference at Kinneret College, June 24-26.  

With thanks to the Leon Charney Legacy Fund of the CIS, we will provide $1500-2000 (depending on need and availability of funds), beyond regular funding provided by your department or another source.  

In addition, we are planning a full day excursion to visit sites of mutual interest in the Kinneret region, and you are invited to join our YU student excavators at biblical Gath while in Israel.  All who will be in Israel are welcome to join our fieldtrip.  More specifics anon.

Please spread the word, and do be in touch soon if you are interested



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