March 26, 2000 Jews and Christians in Ancient Rome Symposium Held at Baltimore Hebrew University
Baltimore Hebrew University held a symposium, Jews and Christians in Ancient Rome on Sunday, March 26, 2000. The symposium was sponsored by the BHU Program in the History of Jewish-Christian Relations and cosponsored by the International Catacomb Society and the Walters Art Gallery. The speakers were John Hanson, St. Mary's Seminary and University on Jews and Christians in First Century Rome; Steven Fine, Baltimore Hebrew University on Jews in Ancient Rome: Archaeological and Rabbinic Sources; and Gary Vikan, The Walters Art Gallery, on Christians in Ancient Rome and their Art.
This symposium was held in celebration of the exhibition Vaults of Memory: Jewish and Christian Imagery in the Catacombs of Rome, organized by Estelle Brettman and the International Catacomb Society, and permanently housed at BHU. The exhibition will be open for public viewing beginning March 26 and continuing indefinitely.
For further information, call BHU at 410-578-6915 or www.bhu.edu