Tuesdays at Tantur


Location: Chapel Seminar Room, Tantur Ecumenical Institute

Hilma Granqvist in the Gardens of Solomon

Dr. Pekka Lindqvist

Lindqvist Pekka

Dr. Pekka Lindqvist will speak about Hilma Granqvist, a Finnish Swedish speaking scholar of the early 20th century and a pioneer of field studies in anthropology. In the 1920s, she carried out field work in the village of Artas, where her memory is kept alive by a tiny museum. Last November her diaries, as well as the first of the books, were published online. Dr. Lindqvist will use these diaries to discuss Dr. Granqvist's time in Artas.

Dr. Pekka Lindqvist is a lecturer in exegetics and Jewish studies at the Abo Akademi University, the Swedish-speaking university in Finland. He wrote his doctoral thesis (Sin at Sinai; Eisenbrauns 2008) in the field of early Jewish studies. He has edited publications in the fields of biblical and Jewish Studies and authored popular titles in Finnish for general audiences. Dr. Lindqvist is the Chairman of the Church and the Jewish People of the Lutheran Church of Finland. In 1998 he was ordained in the ministry of the Lutheran Church of Finland. He is also a board member of the Foundation of the Finnish Institute in the Middle East, which hosts the present digitization project of the works and archives of Hilma Granqvist.

Transportation will be provided from Shivtei Israel St. to the west of the Notre Dame Center (opposite New Gate of the Old City). The bus will leave at 6:30 p.m and return at 9:00 p.m. The shuttle will only be ordered if at least five people have signed up by April 8, 2019. Shuttle sign-up

Tuesdays at Tantur is a bi-weekly event that seeks to establish a place for conversation and nurture open discussion on theological issues and other topics relevant to life in Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The series is co-hosted by the Tantur Ecumenical Institute and Jerusalem Global Gateway of the University of Notre Dame, both located at the corner of Rosmarin and Derech Hebron.