I’m currently waiting for things to start and will have more comments coming up soon. 🙂
UPDATE: The lecture was absolutely amazing, and I found it pleasantly ironic how similar the problems Rev. Fulco faced in translating the Passion script were to the problems I face day to day translating for Aramaic Designs. Now, instead of messing with typing during the lecture, I decided to hit the record button on my laptop. I’ll be transcribing it when I have the time, but to make things easier I’ll see about getting in contact with Rev. Fulco to obtain permission to post the recording as an MP3 here.
I learned about this lecture just a few moments ago and I will certainly be attending!
Aramaic Origins and Dialects: A Model for Proto-Afroasiatic
Monday, February 16, 2009
1:40 – 3:00pm, Scholarly Communication Center, Alexander Library
A Lecture by William J. Fulco, S.J., Ph.D, National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Loyola Marymount University
Reverend Fulco will discuss the Aramaic language and its position within the Semitic family, as well as his past work in reconstructing reconstructing Aramaic for the script of the 2004 film, “The Passion of the Christ,” directed by Mel Gibson.
He is currently working on a script in Punic for the upcoming film, “Hannibal the Conqueror,” directed by Vin Diesel.
Sponsored by AMESALL, CMES, Undergraduate Education, Jewish Studies, and Comparative Literature
For more information, contact Charles Haberl, firstname.lastname@example.org