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Coming Events :


June 2009

Gorgias Press will release the new book by Dr. Robert R. Cargill entitled, Qumran through (Real) Time: A Virtual Reconstruction of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls. This book is Dr. Cargill's revised 2008 UCLA dissertation, which was based upon the research done with the Qumran Visualization Project.

June 15-18, 2009

10:30 am - 12:50 pm. Dr. Cargill will be teaching a one week intensive course on "Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls" for the Judaic Studies program at Portland State University. Course Description: This course provides an intensive introduction to the most important archaeological discovery of the twentieth century—the library of documents discovered in caves on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea—and explores how the contents of these manuscripts influence our understanding of ancient and modern Judaism and Christianity. This course surveys significant scrolls, the sectarian concepts discussed withing them, and their historical context.

November 21-24, 2009

Dr. Cargill will be a respondent in a joint session panel that will review his book, The Qumran Digital Model: An Argument for Archaeological Reconstruction in Virtual Reality (Gorgias Press, 2009) at the 2009 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. The panel will discuss the author’s conclusion that Qumran was originally established as a Hasmonean fortress that was reoccupied by a sectarian Jewish group, as well as Dr. Cargill’s methodology for using virtual reality and other technologies to aid archaeology. Dr. Robert Mullins (APU) will moderate the joint session. Panelists include Dr. Jodi Magness (UNC), Yuval Peleg (IAA), Dr. Lawrence Schiffman (NYU), and Dr. Eric Cline (GWU). Dr. Robert Cargill (UCLA) will offer a response, and the presentations will be followed by a question and answer period.

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