Melammu Symposia 11, 3.–6.4.: programme published

Melammu Symposia 11 “Evidence Combined – Western and Eastern Sources in Dialogue”

Preliminary programme has been published. More information on the event can be found here.

Preliminary programme

Time: 3.–6.4.2017
Organisation: Raija Mattila and Sebastian Fink
Venue: American University of Beirut, College Hall, Auditorium B1

Monday, 3 April 2017

09:15-09:45 Opening
09:45-10:15 Keynote lecture by Helene Sader (American University of Beirut): TBA
10:15-10:45 Coffee break

Session 1: Cuneiform Documents and Hellenistic History in Dialogue (Monika Schuol, Christoph Schäfer)
10:45-11:00 Introduction
11:00-11:30 Martin Lang (Assyriology, Innsbruck): Between Cuneiform and Koinḕ: The Hybrid Character of Berossos’ Babyloniaká
11:30-12:00 Claudia Horst (Munich): Politics and hybrid identities – The theatres and other public places in Hellenistic Babylon
12:00-12:30 Monika Schuol (Berlin): Two Obols for the Fare across the Styx. Concepts of the Deceased’s Journey to the Underworld in Greece and Mesopotamia
12:30-13:00 Patrick Reinard (Trier): The Sasanidian Invasion of Egypt in the Time of Heraclius. A comparison of literary and documentary evidence
13:00-13:30 Response and discussion

13:30-15:00 Lunch break

Session 2: Astrology, Astronomy and Omina (Matthieu Ossendrijver, Robert Rollinger)
15:00-15:15 Introduction
15:15-15:45 Sanae Ito (Assyriology, Helsinki): Astrology, astronomy and omina in Assurbanipal’s political thinking: reference to eclipses in texts from his reign
15:45-16:15 Julian Degen (Ancient History, Innsbruck): Herodotus´s description of the walls of Agbatana and its astronomical dimension
16:15-16:45 Coffee break
16:45-17:15 Marvin Schreiber (Berlin): Astrological Reinterpretations
17:15-17:45 Andreas Winkler (Oxford): How to deliver an astrological forecast in a multilingual society?
17:45-18:15 Response and discussion

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

General Session: Evidence Combined: Western and Eastern Sources in Dialogue (Raija Mattila, Sebastian Fink), Part I
09:00-09:15 Introduction
09:15-09:45 Simonetta Ponchia (Assyriology, Verona): Borders and Spaces between Europe and Asia in the 1st Millennium BC
09:45-10:30 Mait Kõiv (Ancient History, Tartu): Phrygia, Lydia and the Cimmerians: Greek, Mesopotamian and Archaeological Evidence Combined
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Adam Howe (Assyriology, Oxford): Gyges Between East and West
11:30-12:00 Liviu Mihail Iancu (Bucharest): The Great Conflict over the Levant (612 – 562 BC) and Its Consequences over the Greeks
12:00-12:30 Hilmar Klinkott (Ancient History, Kiel): Between Wealth and Politics: Arsames, the Prince, Satrap and Estate-holder
12:30-13:00 Agnieszka Wojciechowska (Ancient History, Wrocław): Nectanebo II of Greek and Egyptian Sources
13:00-13:30 Response, closing discussion

13:30-15:00 Lunch break

Session 3: Young Researchers Workshop: Phoenicians as Mediators between East and West (Helen Dixon, Lucy Semaan)
15:00-15:15 Introduction
15:15-15:45 Jwana Chahoud, (Archaeology, Lebanese University): Animal Economy during the Iron Age in the Northern Levant
15:45-16:15 Carlos Cabrera Tejedor (Archaeology, Oxford): Mazarron 1 shipwreck: an Iron Age boat with mixed shipbuilding features
16:15-16:45 Coffee break
16:45-17:15 Barbara Mura (Archaeology, Pompeu Fabra University): Continuity and variability in the funerary practices in the Eastern and Western Phoenician world
17:15-17:45 Wissam Khalil (Archaeology, Lebanese University): Going west: a Phoenician and Punic settlement in Carloforte Sardinia
17:45-18:15 Response and discussion

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

General Session: Evidence Combined: Western and Eastern Sources in Dialogue, Part II
09:00-9:15 Introduction
09:15-09:45 Krzysztof Nawotka and Piotr Głogowski (Ancient History, Wrocław): Epigraphic Habit in Western Asia Minor and the Levant
09:45-10:15 Simone Oppen (Classics, New York): Comparing Lament for the Fallen City in the Ancient Near Eastern and Greek Traditions
10:15-10:45 Selim Adali (Assyriology, Ankara): A Comparison of Dissimilarity: Lunar Eclipses in the Enuma Anu Enlil and the Malhama of Daniel
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 Miroslav Izdemirski (Ancient History, Sofia): Deportations of kurtaš-workers in Achaemenid Empire according to Classical Literary Tradition
11:45-12:15 Stéphanie Anthonioz (Theology, Lille): Jerusalem in the Light of Athens or the Missing Link to the Formation of the Pentateuch
12:15-12:45 Response, closing discussion

12:45-14:30 Lunch break

Session 4: Textiles (Mary Harlow, Cécile Michel)
14:30-14:45 Introduction
14:45-15:15 Hedvig Landenius Enegren: Textile and Textile Tool Expressions in 2nd and 1st Millennium BCE Cyprus
15:15-15:45 Barbara Couturaud (Assyriology, Liège): How to Understand a Garment? Considerations on a Feminine Dress in Mari (3rd mill. BC)
15:45-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-16:45 Anne-Caroline Rendu Loisel (Assyriology, Toulouse): Cloth and Gender in Akkadian Literature
16:45-17:15 Cecilie Brøns (Classical Archaeology, Copenhagen): Dress-codes in Ancient Greek Sanctuaries
17:15-17:45 Response, closing discussion

17:45-18:15 Closing