Baptisms in the Charles River
Chair: Professor Karen King
Dr. Nathaniel Deutsch (Swarthmore College): "The palm tree and the wellspring: Mandaeism and Jewish mysticism".
Dr. Roberto Sánchez Vanlencia (Univeristy of Iberoamericana, Mexico): "An approach to the identity of 'Adversarius legis et prophetarium' by St. Augustine".
Dr. Fabrizio Pennacchietti (University of Torino): "An Arabo-Islamic tale in agreement with the Mandaean belief that John the Baptist got married".
Chair: Professor Peter Machinist
Mr. James Tabor (University of North Carolina): "John as Saviour of the world: some pro-John the Baptist readings in medieval Shem-Tobs Hebrew Mathew and their New Testament provenance".
Dr. Francesca Rochberg (University of California at Riverside): "Babylonian celestial divination and astrology in the Mandaean Book of the Zodiac".
Chair: Professor James Russell
Dr. Erica Hunter (University of Cambridge): "Mandaean bowls in the British Museum".
Dr. Mikhail Tarelko (Belarusian State University, Minsk): "A magical scroll in the Drower collection".
Dr. Edwin M. Yamauchi (Miami University): "Mandaic incantation texts: lead rolls and magic bowls".
Chair: Prof. John Huehnergard
Panel on the Mandaic language, featuring native speakers.
A showing of Lady Drower's 1954 film of Mandaean ceremonies in Iraq, with commentary by Jorunn J. Buckley.
Tuesday, June 15, 1999
Chair: Dr. Shafiq AbouZayd (University of Oxford)
Dr. Sinasi Gündüz (University of Ondokuz Mayis, Turkey): "Problems on the Muslim understanding of the Mandaeans".
Dr. Jorunn J. Buckley (Bowdoin College): "The use of colophons and scribal postscripts in envisioning Manadaean history".
Dr. Edmondo F. Lupieri, (University of Udine, Italy): "On the history of early contacts between Mandaeans and Europeans".
Chair: Prof. Wolfhart Heinrichs
Miss Roberta Broghero (University of Torino): "A 17th century glossary of Mandaic".
Mr. Brian Mubaraki (Sydney, Australia): "The development and advantages of typed Mandaic".