Dothan Lectureship (March 4-6) a Success!

At the Ecole Biblique left: Trude Dothan and Sy Gitin center: Ian Morris (dark suit and tie) in front of inscription with Sari Nusseibeh, President of Al-Quds University (to his right with white hair and blue shirt)

At the Ecole Biblique
left: Trude Dothan and Sy Gitin
center: Ian Morris (dark suit and tie) in front of inscription with Sari Nusseibeh, President of Al-Quds University (to his right with white hair and blue shirt)

The Dothan Lectureship, held March 4-6, 2014 featuring Dr. Ian Morris, the Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History at Stanford University, was a huge success.  More than 539 people attended the three lectures, receptions, luncheons and dinners. While the previous eight Dothan Lecturers presented the results of their excavations or major archaeological research projects, Prof. Morris brought together archaeological, anthropological, historical and sociological data in his presentations that resulted in a more global approach to understanding antiquity. His three lectures took place in three different venues:  “War! What is it Good For? 50,000 Years of Conflict and the Fate of Human Society” at the Hebrew University; “Foragers, Farmers and Fossil Fuels: The Evolution of Human Values” at the Ecole Biblique under the auspices of Al-Quds University, and “The Ancient World: A Global Account” at the Albright Institute.