New York University will host The Dead Sea Scrolls at 60, an international conference, on March 6 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and March 7 (9 a.m.-noon) at NYUs Silver Center (Hemmerdinger Hall), 100 Washington Square East (at Washington Place). The event, the 2008 Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies, is free and open to the public. Call 212.998.8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R (8th Street)
For a complete conference schedule, go to http://ancientstudies.fas.nyu.edu/page/home and look under Selected Events.
The conference, jointly sponsored by NYUs Center for Ancient Studies and the universitys Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, will consider the Dead Sea Scrolls from a range of scholarly perspectives. Speakers include the following: Matthew Santirocco, dean of NYUs College of Arts and Science and director of the Center for Ancient Studies; Lawrence Schiffman, chair of NYUs Hebrew and Judaic Studies Department; Yeshiva University Professor Moshe Bernstein; and Shani Tzoref, research associate, Sydney University.
Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com.