Expert Meeting on Male Circumcision: Ancient Attitudes in Light of Contemporary Questions

This meeting will bring together international experts on male circumcision in its early Jewish, Christian, and Graeco-Roman context. They will exchange views on ancient sources and recent scholarship, examining the contested place of circumcision in Antiquity in light of contemporary questions, both in academia and in society more broadly.

Painting: Circumcision of Abraham, from the Bible of Jean de Sy, ca. 1355-1357.

Circumcision of Abraham, from the Bible of Jean de Sy, ca. 1355-1357. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Contact: Karin Berber Neutel

Published May 10, 2019 12:44 PM - Last modified May 10, 2019 12:44 PM