P.B. (Bärry) Hartog is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the PThU in Groningen. His research concentrates on Early Judaism (including the Dead Sea Scrolls) in the context of the Graeco-Roman world. He has a particular interest in issues of textual scholarship and exegesis, the construction and development of identity, and intercultural contacts in an ever-expanding world.
Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Travel (27– 29 Jan, 2020)
On 27–29 January 2020, a conference on "Jewish, Christian and Muslim Travel Experiences (3rd century BCE—8th century CE)" will take place at the PThU and the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen. The programme can be found here. All are welcome to join us for the conference and/or the plenary lectures.
Humboldt Fellowship (2019–2020)
In the 2019–2020 academic year I will reside as a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Instititum Judaicum Delitzschianum of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster. I will be working on a new project called "Identities on the Move," which studies the link between self-understanding, travel, and intercultural encounter in Jewish, Christian, and Graeco-Roman travel narratives from the early Roman empire (1st–3rd century CE).
Jewish, Christian, and Graeco-Roman Travel
With Elisa Uusimäki (Helsinki), I chair the Program Unit Jewish, Christian, and Graeco-Roman Travel in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Byzantine Periods (300 BCE–600 CE) at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. More information at the Program Unit blog. If you are interested to hear more about our Program Unit or looking for a possible collaboration, feel free to contact Elisa or me.