Archaeology Seminar Series Talk by Roi Sabar (Boston University)

During the Spring of 2024, Boston University’s Archaeology Program will be hosting a series of lectures. Our next lecture is titled “Geopolitics and Archaeology in Israel: The Galilee in the Hellenistic Period.” We are thrilled to have Roi Sabar (Boston University) joining us to share their work. The talk is Wednesday, March, 6th in the Gabel Museum of Archaeology, STO 253, 675 Commonwealth Avenue, 12:20-1:10. Lunch will be provided.



Geopolitics and Israel: it’s always been complicated. In this talk, I explore how archaeology helps us understand the geopolitics of the northern Israeli region of Galilee 2000 years ago, in the Hellenistic period. Available historical accounts tell a complicated story: strategies and alliances, territory and conquest. Archaeological remains reveal the ground-level effects of high-level political actions. The patterns show us the human realities that lie behind and beyond “big history.”

Roi Sabar
Postdoctoral Fellow
The Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies
Boston University