“Tyrants, Heroes, and Martyrs”; UvA symposium to honour Jan Willem van Henten at the time of his retirement

Date: 23 June 2022
Time: 10:00 – 15:45
Place: VOC-zaal, Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, Kloveniersburgwal 48,


10.00-10.30: Doors open
10.30-10.45: Welcome and introduction
10.45-11.30: Athalya Brenner-Idan (University of Amsterdam/Tel
Aviv University), “Sister Figures in the Hebrew Bible
Revisited: Some Reflections”

11.30-12.15: Adele Reinhartz (University of Ottawa), “Martyrdom

and the ‘Parting of the Ways’”

12.15-13.30: lunch
13.30-14.15: Jeremy Punt (Stellenbosch University), “Paul, Politics,

and Passions: Beyond Heroics”

14.15-15.00: Irene Zwiep (University of Amsterdam), “Professions for

men. Scholars between hero worship and patricide”

15.00-15.45: Coffee and refreshments

After the symposium, the day will continue with Jan Willem van
Henten’s farewell lecture (Aula, Singel 411, Amsterdam)

16.30: Jan Willem van Henten (University of Amsterdam), “De
Herodes de Grote van Abel J. Herzberg: een tragische

The lecture will be followed by a reception at the same location

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