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
  • 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 Faculty Development Committee Chair; 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


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Kudos to our faculty!

Dr. Renee Perelmutter, Associate Professor of Slavic and Jewish Studies, writes fantasy fiction and poetry under the name Rose Lemberg. Her book Marginalia to Stone Bird is the first book of poetry to be shortlisted for a Crawford Award, and is also up for an Elgin Award. Marginalia has been reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly and Strange Horizons. Available at Aqueduct Press and Amazon.

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March 16, 2017: JS students Mackenzie Haun, Sarah Herman and Ariel Silverman were elected to join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious national academic academy. Phi Beta Kappa “celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities.”

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