The 2nd Minorities in Mesopotamia Workshop in Beirut

8.4.2019 - 10.4.2019

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The Minorities in Mesopotamia workshops study population diversity and the social and economic status of ethnic minorities in Assyria and Babylonia during the first millennium BCE.

The participants of the second workshop are: Heather D. Baker (Toronto), Melanie Gross (Leiden), Ki-Eun Jang (New York), Raija Mattila (Beirut/Helsinki), Martti Nissinen (Helsinki), Adrianne Spunaugle (Michigan), Melanie Wasmuth (Helsinki), Cornelia Wunsch (Berlin).




Monday 8 April

9:00 Welcome (R. Mattila)

9:15  M. Nissinen, Minorities in Mesopotamia

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Presentations

H.D. Baker, Minorities in Assyria: Investigating Social Identities Using the PNA Dataset

M. Wasmuth, Minorities in the Ancient Near East: some conceptual and terminological issues

14:30 Coffee Break

15.00 Presentations

A. Spunaugle, Establishing a methodology for the study of ethnicity in the ancient past

K. Jang, Gentilicized Identities and ’Groups without Ethnicity’ in the Ancient Middle East

16:00 End of day 1


Tuesday 9 April

9:00 Presentations

M. Gross, Ethnic diversity at the royal court

C. Wunsch, The Musurayu in the Babylonian sources

10:00 Final Discussion

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Visit to the National Museum


Wednesday 10 April

8:30 Bus starts from the hotel for a full-day excursion to Bekaa: Baalbek-Anjar, including lunch

Departure (night flights)


Thursday 11 April

Departure (day flights)

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