Martin GoodmanJosephus's The Jewish War: A Biography


Book Launch & Reception

Josephus in the Modern World

Chair: Sarah Pearce (Southampton)

Speakers: Martin Goodman (Oxford), Tessa Rajak (Oxford), Andrea Schatz (King’s)

Respondent: Julian Weiss (King’s)

Monday 13 January 2020

Time: 6-7.30pm

Venue: Council Room(K2.29, King’s Building, Strand Campus)

With this event, we celebrate three outcomes of the AHRC-funded research project “The Reception of Josephus in Jewish Culture from the 18th Century to the Present”, based at the University of Oxford and King’s: Josephus’s The Jewish War: A Biography (Princeton, 2019) authored by Martin Goodman; The Josephus Reception Archive (online), curated by Tessa Rajak; and Josephus in Modern Jewish Culture (Leiden, 2019), edited by Andrea Schatz. Short presentations of key findings and a response will be followed by a wine reception.

Organised by the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at King’s College London.

About the Author

Martin Goodman is professor of Jewish studies at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Wolfson College. His many books include A History of Judaism (Princeton), Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations, and The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies. He lives in Oxford, England.