Batchelder Conference for Biblical Archaeology
Bringing scholars from around the world together to deepen understanding of ancient history.
Every year scholars and guests come to the University of Nebraska for the Batchelder Biblical Archaeology Conference to present their research and findings in the field. Lectures have topics that range from Archaeology to History, Geology, Anthropology, and more. The conference brings together faculty, staff, students and the community at large as we deepen our understanding of ancient history together.
View the 2017 Batchelder Conference at a Glance.
The conference is named in honor of Anne Batchelder. Mr. and Mrs. Batchelder gave an endowment for the conference after visiting Bethsaida in Israel to ensure that the conference would be supported annually.
2017 Keynote Speakers
Thursday, November 9th, 7:30 pm
Rami Arav, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Richard Freund, University of Harford, respondent
"The first 30 years of Bethsaida Excavations; what have we learned? Where should we proceed?"
Friday, November 10th, 7:30 pm
David Gurevich, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
"Water and Society: Jerusalem Water Installation During the Hasmonean and the Herodian Dynasties."
More presentations from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday, November 10 to 11.
All sessions open and free to the public.
About Bethsaida Excavations Project
The Consortium of the Bethsaida Excavations Project was formed in 1991 and has been housed at UNO since its inception. Bethsaida is the longest running excavation site in Israel. Its mission is to excavate the ancient city of Bethsaida, research the data discernible from the remains and disseminate the conclusions to both academic and popular audiences.
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