Nazareth - Archaeology, History and Cultural Heritage


9:30-10:00 Registration and Reception

10:00-10:30 Opening Remarks

10:30 -12:00 First Session – Crusaders and Mamluks Periods

12:00 – 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30– 14:15 Second Session - Archaeology, Art and Preservation

14:15 –15:30 Lunch Break

15:30 – 17:30 Third Session – Travelers and Sources


First Session – Crusaders and Mamluks Periods Chair: Avner Giladi,University of Haifa

1. Adnan Melhem, al- Najah University Nablus, Palestine Nazareth as Reflected in Arabic and Islamic Geographical Sources

2. Shlomo Lotan, Bar Ilan University The Pilgrimage of St. Louis in Nazareth as reflecting realities of the Crusaders-Muslims relationships in the Lower Galilee in mid Thirteenth Century

3. Yhushua Frenkel, University of Haifa Nazareth in Medieval European Accounts and in Mamluk Sources

Second Session - Archaeology, Art and Preservation
Chair: Rana Zaher,

1. Richard Freund, University of Hartford and Maha Darawsha, University of Connecticut An Ancient Bath House Near Mary’s Well in Nazareth: Geophysics, History and Archaeology

2. Renzo Ravagnan and Marta Boscolo, the Venetian Institute for Cultural Heritage - Italy The Greek Orthodox church of the Annunciation in Nazareth : New Observations iconographic

3. Mazen Abd al - Latif, al - Najah University, Nablus - Palestine The Museum and its Importance for Nazareth

4. Nurith Kenaan - Kedar, Tel Aviv University Transculturation and Medievalism in the art and architecture of the Franciscan Saint Joseph church in Nazareth


Third Session – Travelers and Sources
Areen Salamih - Qudsi, University of Haifa

1. Hazza Abu Rabia, Connecticut State University - USA Nazareth in Western Art and Thoughts

2. Benjamin Kedar Z, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem Two reports about Nazareth from the Beginning of the 20th Century

3. Yosi Ben Arzi, University of Haifa Nazareth Studies in German Sources

4. Mustafa Abbasi, Tel Hai College Title: see seventh Session