Paul Allan Mirecki

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Religious Studies
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-7252
Smith Hall
Room 205
University of Kansas
1300 Oread Avenue, Smith Hall 103
Lawrence, KS 66045-7615


Ancient Mediterranean religions, languages, and archaeology; Greek and Coptic papyrology

Education

Th.D. , History of Christian Origins, Harvard University

M.Div., Early Christian Literature and Languages, Greek and Roman Religions., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

B.A., Religious Studies, North-Central University

Teaching Interests

  • Bible and biblical studies
  • Ancient Near East culture and religions
  • Ancient Mediterranean culture and religions
  • Greek, Hebrew, Middle Egyptian and Coptic languages
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Papyrology and palaeography
  • Literary criticism
  • Archaeology
  • Historiography.

Research

Ancient Near East and Mediterranean religious traditions; sacred texts; ancient manuscripts; ritual studies; Jewish Studies.

Research Interests

  • Bible and biblical studies
  • Ancient Near East culture and religions
  • Ancient Mediterranean culture and religions
  • Greek, Hebrew, Middle Egyptian and Coptic languages
  • Papyrology and palaeography
  • Literary criticism
  • Archaeology
  • Historiography.

Service

Jewish Studies Program Executive Committee; Department of Religious Studies Prizes and Awards Committee.

Selected Presentations

Mirecki, P. . (10/10/2015 - 12/31/2015). Sephardic scribal technique in an old Sefer Torah (Kansas MS J 1:2). The 40th Annual European Studies Conference. University of Omaha-Nebraska

Selected Awards & Honors

Chancellor John Fraser Award for teaching.
Pi Beta Phi
2017

Pfeiffer Research & Travel Fellowship (Harvard)
Harvard University
1981 - 1983


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The College Monthly Faculty/Staff Newsletter, Dec. 2017: In Jewish studies, a major symposium came together thanks to the efforts of program assistant Carla Aspenberg. She organized the “Jews in the Midwest” conference featuring four speakers from outside campus, as well as KU. She has also assisted the transition of a new director of undergraduate studies and managed other duties amid staff changes. And following the conference in November, she quickly switched gears to organizing a new, unexpected faculty hire in the department. Director John Younger said that without Carla, “Jewish studies would be dead in the water.”

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