First EAJS Congress, Oxford, 18th-21st July 1982
The European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS), founded in May 1981, held its first Congress at Hertford College, Oxford, from 18th to 21st July 1982, under the presidency of Geza Vermes. Approximately one hundred scholars attended from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America. They were welcomed on behalf of the University of Oxford by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Lord Blake, Provost of the Queen’s College.
In addition to the presidential address, full-length papers were read by Martin Hengel (Tübingen, Paolo Sacchi (Turin), Bernhard Blumenkranz (Paris), and Uirel Tal (Tel Aviv). Alexander Scheiber (Budapest) was unable to be present, but the text of his scheduled lecture was distributed to members.
The following delivered short papers: Mireille Hadas-Lebel (Paris), Tessa Rajak (Reading), Martin Goodman (Birmingham), Paul Fenton (Cambridge), Norman Solomon (London), Stefan Reif (Cambridge), Steven Uran (Paris), Carol Iancu (Montpellier), Mathias Delcor (Paris), Yochanan Thorion (Marburg), Talia Thorion (Marburg), Ulf Haxen (Copenhagen), Angel Sáenz-Badillos (Granada), Zvi Malachi (Tel Aviv), J. Wesselius (Amsterdam), Richard White (Oxford), Symeon Lash (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), Philip Alexander (Manchester), Peter Schäfer (Cologne), P.W. van der Horst (Utrecht), George Mandel (Oxford), Glenda Abramson (Oxford), Janine Strauss (Nancy), Anders Hultgård (Uppsala), Otto Betz (Tübingen), Harry Gaylord (Groningen), Peter Hayman (Edinburgh), Albert van der Heide (Leiden), Luc Dequeker (Leuven), Steve Zipperstein (Oxford), K.E. Grözinger (Frankfurt am Main) and Jacob Taubes (Berlin).
Reports on institutional and individual research projects were presented by Arnold Goldberg (Frankfurt am Main), Simon Lauer (Luzern), David Patterson (Oxford), Stefan Reif (Cambridge), Gabrielle Sed-Rajna (Paris), Frowald Hüttenmeister (Tübingen), Gottfried Reeg (Tübingen) and Ulf Haxen (Copenhagen).