ASOR/BAS Seminar on Biblical Archaeology
Orlando, Florida | January 13 - 15, 2012
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Step into the World of the Bible
The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) and the Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) announce an amazing educational opportunity! Step into the world of the Bible with interactive presentations by remarkable scholars on key Biblical archaeology topics. Each session will include participant input and will conclude with a panel discussion where controversies and theories can be examined in a more informal setting.
Don’t miss this opportunity to spend three days in sunny Orlando taking part in this stimulating program!
If you are unable to fill out this registration form, please contact the Travel/Study department at 1-800-221-4644 ext.208
*Airfare, transportation, hotel (special rates available) and some meals not included.
Step into the World of the Bible!
Learn more on these fascinating topics:
Dr. James F. Strange — University of South Florida
Dr. Eric H. Cline — The George Washington University
Dr. Andrew G. Vaughn — ASOR
The daily program schedule will be updated as new information is available.
Download Daily Schedule (PDF)
About the Speakers
Dr. James F. Strange is Professor of Religious Studies and Distinguished University Professor at The University of South Florida. He has co-authored several books, most recently Excavations at Sepphoris, Vol. I: The University of South Florida Excavations 1983-1989. Studies in Judaism, Brill Reference Library of Judaism, 2006 (With T.R.W. Longstaff and D.E. Groh). Dr. Strange’s articles have appeared in a number of prestigious journals and many chapters hve appeared in published collections. He also sits on the editorial board of Biblical Archaeology Review. He has participated in field archaeology annually since 1969 and has directed the excavations at Sepphoris, Israel annually since 1983.
Dr. Eric H. Cline is Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Director of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at The George Washington University. He is an award-winning author of ten books and almost 100 articles, and has twice won the Biblical Archaeology Society’s Publication Award for “Best Popular Book on Archaeology.” He has 28 seasons of field excavation and survey to his credit, including eight seasons at the site of Megiddo (Biblical Armageddon) in Israel, where he is currently the Associate Director (USA).
Dr. Andrew G. Vaughn was appointed the Executive Director of ASOR in January 2007. He was previously chair of the religion department at Gustavus Adolphus College. In addition to publishing numerous scholarly and popular articles, he is author of Theology, History, and Archaeology of the Chronicler’s Account of Hezekiah and co-editor of Jerusalem in Bible and Archaeology—The First Temple Period. He has excavated at sites throughout Israel and is currently involved in the publication of several sites.
SUNNY ORLANDO, FLORIDA!
Enjoy three full seminar days at the Westin Imagine Orlando hotel, conveniently located mere minutes away from some of Orlando’s top attractions: Universal StudiosŪ, SeaWorld Adventure Parks, and the Walt Disney World theme parks.
While the hotel is not included in the seminar price, special discounted rates at the Westin Imagine are available for seminar attendees through Dec. 14, 2011.
The Westin Imagine Orlando, 9501 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819.
Reservations: 1-800-937-8461 or online at: www.starwoodmeeting.com.
Mention the ASOR/BAS event in order to receive your exclusive discounted hotel rate.
Special discounted rate through Dec. 14, 2011: $109.00 plus tax per room per night for both single and double rooms. After Dec. 14, 2011, rooms at the special discounted rate will not be available. Hotel self-parking and wireless broadband are complimentary.
Room availability is not guaranteed and depends upon demand. Room reservations should be made as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Founded in 1900, the AMERICAN SCHOOLS OF ORIENTAL RESEARCH (ASOR) is the preeminent professional organization of archaeologists of Near Eastern history. Its members also include historians, non-specialists, and archaeological enthusiasts. ASOR’s mission is to initiate, encourage, and support research into and the public understanding of, the peoples and cultures of the Near East. See www.asor.org.
Terms and Conditions
PAYMENT: $100 deposit (payable by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) is required with registration form. Balance is due by December 21, 2011.
FEE INCLUDES: All lectures, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Friday dinner banquet and plenary session, Saturday lunch and Continuing Education Units.
FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Transportation to and from Orlando, Florida, accommodations, meals (except where stated) and items of a strictly personal nature, such as phone and liquor.
REFUND POLICY: If registration is cancelled up to ten business days prior to the start of the program, you will receive the full refund less $45 per person for administrative costs. If less than ten business days, there will be no refund. Cancellation requests must be in writing.
For complete details on this exciting opportunity, please contact the Travel/Study Department at 1.800.221.4644 x 208.
Biblical Archaeology Society Travel/Study Programs
4710 41st Street NW
Washington, DC 20016-1700
Toll free: 1-800-221-4644 ext.208
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