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Events

Fall 2015


The NYU Center for Ancient Studies in conjunction with the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), the Dean of the College of Arts and Science, and Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Divinity School announces the

Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies

TELLING MESOPOTAMIAN HISTORY: BRINGING TO LIFE THE STORIES OF CUNEIFORM WRITING In Honor of Jack Sasson


Thursday and Friday, October 22-23, 2015
Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair accessible)
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015
5:00 p.m. WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Matthew S. Santirocco, Senior Vice Provost, Professor of Classics, and Angelo J. Ranieri
Director of Ancient Studies, NYU

Daniel Fleming, Edelman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, Skirball Department
of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, NYU

5:15 p.m. KEYNOTE SESSION

Telling Mari History
Jean-Marie Durand, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, Paris; former Chair of
Assyriology, Collège de France


Dominique Charpin, Chair of Mesopotamian Civilization, Collège de France

Nele Ziegler, Research Director, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

7:30 p.m. PUBLIC RECEPTION


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015
SESSION 1: TELLING THE NEAR EAST [Chair: Mark Smith, Skirball Professor of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, NYU]

10:00 a.m. The Kingdom of Ur
David Owen, Bernard and Jane Schapiro Professor of Ancient Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (emeritus), Cornell University

10:45 a.m. Assyria
Beate Pongratz-Leisten, Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies, NYU-ISAW

11:30 a.m. The Assyrian Empire and Its Encounter with Israel and Judah
Peter Machinist, Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages, Harvard University

12:15 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 2: TELLING THE NEAR EAST [Chair: Lorenzo d’Alfonso, Associate Professor of Western Asian Archaeology and
History, NYU-ISAW
]

1:15 p.m. Turning Literature into Story
Sara J. Milstein, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of British Columbia

2:00 p.m. Emar in Late Bronze Age Syria
Daniel Fleming, NYU

2:45 p.m. Reflections
Jack Sasson, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Judaic and Biblical Studies,
Vanderbilt University


This conference is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Center for Ancient Studies at ancient.studies@nyu.edu, or at 212.992.7978