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YU to Host International Conference on the Arch of Titus

The Arch of Titus, built to commemorate Roman triumph in the Jewish War of 66-74 CE, has stood as a touchstone of Western civilization for nearly 2,000 years. Its importance will be explored by a distinguished group of international scholars at a conference on Sunday, October 29, at the Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street in New York City. The conference, taking place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is organized and presented by the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies and the YU Museum.

The conference, co-sponsored by YU’s Bernard Revel Graduate School for Jewish Studies and made possible by the Leon Charney Legacy Fund of the YU Center for Israel Studies, is being held in conjunction with a special Yeshiva University Museum exhibition on the Arch of Titus, on view through January 14, 2018.

Scholars at the conference, “The Arch of Titus—From Jerusalem to Rome, and Back,” will examine the monument from the Roman era to the present. They will explore the image and symbolism of the Arch from various vantage points —from emperors and popes to Jews and Christians who re-interpreted the meaning of the Arch in modern times.

Tickets, which are limited, will be sold for $10 for adults and $5 for seniors. Tickets are free for YUM members; YU students, faculty and staff; or with ID from any New York academic institution, members of Centro Primo Levi and the Italian Cultural Institute.

For more information or to see the day’s schedule, please visit: http://www.yumuseum.org/programs/2017/10/29/conference-the-arch-of-titus-from-jerusalem-to-rome-and-back.

 

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