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Events

Spring 2016


The NYU Center for Ancient Studies and the Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Studies Program present
The Rose-Marie Lewent Conference - New Yorkers in the Land of the Pharaohs: Fieldwork in Egypt by New York Institutions

Thursday and Friday, March 31-April 1, 2016
Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair accessible)

New_Yorkers_in_Egypt.jpgTHURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016
5:00 p.m. WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Matthew S. Santirocco, NYU
Ann Macy Roth, NYU

5:15 p.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Challenge and Achievement: Archaeology in Egypt Today
David O’Connor, NYU-IFA

6:15 p.m. PUBLIC RECEPTION

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
SESSION I: NYU IN EGYPT [Chair: Ann Macy Roth]

9:15 a.m. Excavating Mummies and Documenting Prisoner Statues:
The Discoveries of an NYU Student in Egypt

Tara Prakash, NYU-IFA

9:55 a.m. History and Myth at Abydos
Matthew Adams, NYU-IFA

10:35 a.m. The Abydos Temple of Ramesses II – Epigraphy, Conservation, and Restoration
Ogden Goelet, NYU and Sameh Iskander, NYU-ISAW

11:15 a.m. An Oasis City: A Decade of Excavations at Amheida
Roberta Casagrande-Kim, ISAW/Onassis Foundation USA

12:00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

SESSION II: NEW YORK MUSEUMS IN EGYPT [Chair: Ogden Goelet]

1:00 p.m. Collecting and Excavating Egyptian Art for the Brooklyn Museum
Edward Bleiberg, The Brooklyn Museum

1:40 p.m. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Egyptian Expedition, 1906 to
the Present

Catharine H. Roehrig, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2:20 p.m. Metropolitan Museum Excavations at Middle Kingdom Sites:
Lisht and Dahshur

Diana Craig Patch, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3:00 p.m. Exploring Egyptian Mastaba Tombs in New York and Egypt
Ann Macy Roth, NYU

This conference is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more information, please contact the Center for Ancient Studies at ancient.studies@nyu.edu or at 212.992.7978


The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
THE SEMINAR ON GREEK AND ROMAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Archaeological Discoveries that Changed Greek History: The Athens Archaeological Society

Gregory Nagy (Harvard University)
Dora Vassilikou (Athens Archaeological Society)
Nanno Marinatos (University of Illinois-Chicago)
Angelos Chaniotis (Princeton University)
Ioannis Mylonopoulos (Columbia University)
Michael Cosmopoulos (University of Missouri-St. Louis)

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5803

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  To RSVP call 212.992.5803

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Memory, Tradition, and Image Production in Ancient Mesopotamia
Beate Pongratz-Leisten (ISAW)

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Through the Looking Glass: An Evolving Perspective on Northern Zhou Dynasty (557-581) Buddhist Art
Annette Juliano (ISAW)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Brush Lecture (AIA)
Maya Cultural Heritage: How Archaeologists and Indigenous Peoples Create and Conserve the Past

Patricia McAnany (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Monday, March 21, 2016, 6:30pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
NEW YORK AEGEAN BRONZE AGE COLLOQUIUM
Death in Bronze Age Pylos

Joanne Murphy (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)

Friday, March 11, 6:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5803

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  To RSVP call 212.992.5803

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
(Re-)Defining an Ancient Near Eastern Contact Zone: Northwest Arabia in the 2nd Millennium BC
Arnulf Hausleiter (ISAW)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Territorial Barriers in Central Asia: Investigating the "Long Wall" of Bukhara (Uzbekistan)
Sören Stark (ISAW)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Center for the Humanities, the Center for Ancient Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, and the Program in Poetics and Theory present
Great New Books in the Humanities: Lucretius and Modernity

ThursLucretius_Modernity.jpgday, February 25, 2016, 6:00pm
20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor
212.998.2301

Lucretius’s long shadow falls across the disciplines of literary history and criticism, philosophy, religious studies, classics, political philosophy, and the history of science, but despite the poem’s new found influence and visibility, very little cross-disciplinary conversation has taken place. This event will celebrate the release of a new edited collection, Lucretius and Modernity, which brings together essays by distinguished scholars.


PANELISTS: Liza Blake (University of Toronto); Brooke Holmes (Princeton University); David Konstan (NYU); Jacques Lezra (NYU)
MODERATOR: Matthew S. Santirocco (NYU)

This event is free and open to the public but an RSVP is requiredTo register, please visit the Center for the Humanities' website: http://nyuhumanities.org/events

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
THE SEMINAR ON GREEK AND ROMAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Houses of the Wealthy in Roman and Late Antique Sepphoris

Zeev Weiss (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Thursday, February 25, 6:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5803

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  To RSVP call 212.992.5803

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
THE SEMINAR ON GREEK AND ROMAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Aphrodite and Her Footwear: Sandals and Slippers for a Goddess

Sadie Pickup (Christies, London)

Thursday, February 18, 6:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5803

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  To RSVP, click here or call 212.992.5803

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Shaping Religious Space in Roman and Late Antique Sepphoris
Zeev Weiss (ISAW)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
Power and Planning in the Ancient Maya City
Timothy Pugh (Queens College, CUNY)

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5803

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  To RSVP, click here.

The NYU Center for the Humanities presents
The Sense Matters Working Group
Emanuela Bianchi (NYU)

The Sense Matters Working Group is an interdisciplinary working group at the NYU Center for the Humanities dedicated to exploring theories of sensation and materiality. Our gathering this month features an informal conversation on sensation and affect in ancient thought. Readings are as follows:

1. "A Queer Feeling for Plato: Corporeal Affects, Philosophical Hermeneutics, and Queer Receptions" by Emanuela Bianchi
2. Introduction, Chapter 2, and Chapter 3 from Synaesthesia and the Ancient Senses edited by Shane Butler and Alex Purves.

Friday, February 5, 12:30pm
721 Broadway, Room 612 (the Performance Studies Studio at Tisch)
212.998.2301

This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  To RSVP and receive the readings, send an email to ep1241@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
AIA Lecture: Narrative Approaches to Counting Roman Amphitheaters
Sebastian Heath (ISAW)

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 6:30pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The A. S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies presents
Aeschylus' Oresteia: Agamnenon
A lecture and discussion on the upcoming production at LaMaMa
Zishan Ugurlu (Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts)

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 5:00pm
285 Mercer Street, 8th Floor
212.998.3979

For more information, contact Malvina Kefalas malvina.kefalas@nyu.edu

The NYU Classics Department presents
Long Table's Journey into Nights: the Classical Paratext and the Post-Classical Edition
Joseph Howley (Columbia University)

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 4:45pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Laura Santander  lss372@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Excavating One Man’s Lifeworlds in Early China

Jue Guo (ISAW)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The Colloquium for Unpopular Culture presents:
MEDEA (dir. Frans Zwartjes, 1982), 46 min/ FRAGMENTS (dir. Frans Zwartjes, n.d.), 9 min. - introduced by Schtinter

Film Screening

Monday, February 1, 2016, 6:30pm
721 Broadway, Room 670

This screening is free and open to the public; for more information, contact  Sukhdev Sandhu:  ss162@nyu.edu
The New York Classical Club presents
Roman Dining and Cuisine: What, Where, and How the Romans Dined

Saturday, January 30, 2016, 11:00am-5:30pm
Jurow Hall
Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair accessible)

The Banquet in Etruria and Latium Vetus during the Iron Age and the Orientalizing Period
Delphine Tonglet (Université Libre de Bruxelles and The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Cuisine and Cultural Identity: Food and Drink among the Romans
John Donahue (College of William and Mary)

Laissez les bons temps rouler -- ergo vivamus, dum licet esse bene: Drinks and Dinner chez Trimalchio
Gareth Schmeling (University of Florida)

Dining in Style on the Bay of Naples: The Archaeolgical and Art Historical Evidence for the Ancient Roman Dinner Party
Maryl Gensheimer (University of Maryland)

Reevaluating the comissatio: a Deep Dive into Roman Drunkenness
Matthew Roller (Johns Hopkins)

This conference is open to the public, but registration is required. To register, please visit the NYCC website: www.nyclassicalclub.org/events.htm  or email: nyclassicalclub@gmail.com


This lecture has been CANCELLED and will be rescheduled at a later date

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
ARCE Lecture:
The Other Woman: Encoded Messages in Egyptian Art

Phyllis Saretta (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.




Fall 2015


The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
Archaeological Research at Aphrodisias 2015
Roland R.R. Smith (IFA) and Alexander Sokolicek (IFA)

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5803

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  To RSVP, email ifa.events@NYU.edu or call 212.992.5803

The NYU Classics Department presents
Departmental Work-in-Progress Seminar

The Formation of Rome's Imperial Governmental/Administrative/Legal System
Mike Peachin (NYU)

Reading Cicero in Petronius' Satyrica
Ari Zatlin (NYU)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 12:30pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
The First Investigations of the Antikythera Mechanism: 1901-1910

Alexander Jones (ISAW)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Defense Architecture and Assertion of Social Order: Fortifications in Greece and Anatolia in the Age of the Palaces (ca. 1650-1200 BCE)
Çiğdem Maner (Koç University)

Monday, December 7, 2015, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Classics Department presents
A Workshop on Aristotle's Metaphysics

Friday, December 4, 2015
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

10:00 Is the Wise Man Identical with the Man Who Is Wise?
Jacob Rosen (Harvard University)

11:40 Aristotle on Complete and Incomplete Actions
Sukaina Hirji (Princeton University)

2:00 Aristotle on the Finitude of Essence
Adam Crager (UCLA)

3:40 Ontological Priority in Aristotle's Categories: Two Recent Proposals
Riin Sirkel (University of Vermont)

5:20 Aristotle on the Snub
Stephen Menn (McGill University/Oxford)

For more information, contact Marko Malink: mm7761@nyu.edu or Jessica Moss: jm5706@nyu.edu


The NYU Classics Department presents
Greek Lyric Genres: Reflections on Recent Theory
Andrew Ford (Princeton University)

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 4:45pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Laura Santander  lss372@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Empire, Personhood, and Child Sacrifice: A Case for Africa’s "Romanization"
Matthew M. McCarty (University of British Columbia)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Medieval and Renaissance Center presents
Moving Bodies, Moving Time: Understanding Motion through Sight and Sound: Figura, Diagram and the Medieval Latin Translation of Plato’s Timaeus
Nancy van Deusen (Claremont Graduate University)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 6:00pm
13-19 University Place, Room 222
212.998.8698

For more information, please visit the website: marc.as.nyu.edu or send an email to: mar.center@nyu.edu.

The NYU Office of the Dean for the Humanities presents
The Urban Humanities Colloquium:
Rethinking Inca Architecture
Stella Nair (UCLA)

Monday, November 16, 2015, 12:30pm
19 Washington Square North, First Floor

For more information, please call 212.992.7989

The NYU Department of Classics, the Center for Ancient Studies, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, the College of Arts and Science, and the New York Classical Club and the Classical Association of the Atlantic States present
Mirabile Dictu: Experiencing the Wondrous in the Ancient World

Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

9:30 Breakfast

10:00 Welcome and Introduction

First Panel - Moderator: Calloway Scott (NYU)
10:15 Homeric Templates of Oionomanteia and Signs of Allegory
Alexander Forte (Harvard University)

10:45 The Cosmic Barrier: The Isthmus of Corinth in Imperial Literature
David Wright (Rutgers University)

11:15 Exotic Wonders in Pausanias’ Periegesis Hellados
Jody Cundy (University of Toronto)

Second Panel - Moderator: Phil Katz (NYU)
12:00 A New Typology for Greco-Roman Magic Dolls
Amanda Ball (University of Pennsylvania)

12:30 The Pygmy Motif as Somatic Spectacle: Somatic Dialogues in the House of Menander, Pompeii
Evan Jewell (Columbia University)

1:00 A Beautiful Defect: The Rising Popularity of Physically Deformed Slaves in Early Imperial Rome
Laurien Zurhake (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)

12:30 Lunch

Third Panel - Moderator: Ari Zatlin (NYU)
3:00 Verbal Wonderworking: θαῦμα and θαυματοποιία in Plato, Isoacrates and the Attic Orators
Jessica Lightfoot (Oxford University)

3:30 Monstrous Sound: Theorizing the Monster through Voice in Ancient Greek Literature
Hannah Silverblank (Oxford University)

4:00 Coffee Break

4:30 Keynote Address: Looking for the Marvelous in Ancient Greek Magic
Christopher Faraone (University of Chicago)

5:30 Reception

For more information, contact nyugradconference@gmail.com

The NYU Classics Department presents
The Hyporchema and Ancient Genre Theory
Peter Agocs (University College London)

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 4:45pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Laura Santander  lss372@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
After the Hittite Empire:
Phrygian Identities and the Political History of Central Anatolia in the Early First Millennium BCE

Lorenzo d'Alfonso (ISAW)

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies presents
Literacy in Ancient Israel
Aaron Demsky (Bar Ilan University)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 4:00pm
14A Washington Mews, 1st Floor

For more information, please call 212.998.8980
The NYU Office of the Dean for the Humanities presents
The Urban Humanities Colloquium:
Window Views and Urban Visions: From Mesopotamia to Manhattan
Daniel Jütte (Harvard Society of Fellows/Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin)

Monday, November 9, 2015, 12:30pm
19 Washington Square North, First Floor

For more information, please call 212.992.7989

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
The Ninth Annual Leon Levy Lecture
Scythian Elite Burial Mounds in the Eurasian Steppes: New Discoveries for a Deeper Understanding
Hermann Parzinger (President, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation)

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.  To register, please click here.

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
THE NEW YORK AEGEAN BRONZE AGE COLLOQUIUM
A Continuing Conversation about Alalakh: New Fresco Fragments from the Level VII Palace

Aslihan Yener (Koc University)

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5803

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  To RSVP, email IFA.events@NYU.edu or call 212.992.5803

The NYU Classics Department presents
Agricolan Paratexts
Christina Kraus (Yale University)

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 4:45pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Laura Santander  lss372@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Defining Elsewhere: The Abstraction and Othering of the Liminal in the Ancient Near East

Gina Konstantopoulos (ISAW)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Department of Art History presents
Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom - An Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum
Adela Oppenheim (Curator, Egyptian Department, Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:00pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 301
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

To view the poster for this event, please click here.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information please call 212.998.8180.
The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Statues of Amun: The Post-Amarna Period from an Art Historical Perspective
Marianne Eaton-Krauss (Independent Scholar)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Medieval & Renaissance Center presents
The Poetics of Space in the Personal Poetry of Venantius Fortunatus
Joseph Pucci (Brown University)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 6:00pm
13-19 University Place, Rm 222
212.998.8698

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information please call 212.998.8698 or email mar.center@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
A Sanctuary of the Hellenistic Period at Torbulok (Tadjikistan): Excavations in 2014 and 2015
Gunvor Lindström (German Archaeological Institute)

Monday, October 26, 2015, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

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 M. 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)
MesopotamianHistory.jpg
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

What We Should Not Know… about the Mari Intelligence Corps
Jean-Marie Durand, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, Paris; former Chair of
Assyriology, Collège de France


Glimpses of Aleppo
Dominique Charpin, Chair of Mesopotamian Civilization, Collège de France

The Last Days of Samsi-Addu’s Empire
Nele Ziegler, Research Director, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

7:00 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. Voices From the Underground: Contributions to Mesopotamian History and Culture from the World of Unprovenanced Texts
David Owen, Bernard and Jane Schapiro Professor of Ancient Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (emeritus), Cornell University

10:45 a.m. Literary Production at Times of International Contact: The Inscriptions of Yahdun-Lim
Beate Pongratz-Leisten, Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies, NYU-ISAW

11:30 a.m. Biblical Studies and Assyriology: Episodes from the Early History of an Uneasy Relationship
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. Which Way the Wind Blows: Atrahasis Meets Adapa
Sara J. Milstein, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of British Columbia

2:00 p.m. Zu-Ashtarti and the Mysterious Demise of Emar Monarchy
Daniel Fleming, NYU

2:45 p.m. Reflections
Jack M. 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

The NYU Classics Department presents
Departmental Work-in-Progress Seminar

Dreams, Memory, and the Physiology of Phantasmata in Aristotle
Claire Bubb (NYU)

In the Footsteps of Democedes—Greek Medicine Abroad

Calloway Scott (NYU)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 12:30pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, the Friends of FAI, the Archaeological Institute of America, and the Etruscan Foundation present
Poggio Civitate
Erik Nielsen (Franklin University)

Monday, October 19, 2015, 6:30pm
24 West 12th Street
212.998.8739

This lecture is free and open to the public.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
The Emporia and the Re-birth of Towns in Anglo-Saxon England: Evidence from Ipswich
Pam Crabtree (NYU)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
THE NEW YORK AEGEAN BRONZE AGE COLLOQUIUM
Recent Work at Gournia, 2008 - 2015: Finds and their Implications for Minoan Crete

L. Vance Watrous (SUNY Buffalo)

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5803

This lecture is free and open to the public.
The NYU Classics Department presents
The Daughters of Asopus: Choral Dancing, Rivers, and the Catalogue
Deborah Steiner (Columbia University)

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 4:15pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Laura Santander  lss372@nyu.edu

The National Arts Club presents
Excavating Yeronisos: Twenty-Five Years of Discovery on "Holy Island" off Cyprus
Ambassador Vasilios Philippou (Consul General of Cyprus)
Joan Breton Connelly (NYU)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:30pm
The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South

For more information, contact the National Arts Club at 212.475.3424 or info@thenationalartsclub.org

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
The First Pagan Historian: Dares Phrygius and the History of Forgery
Frederic Clark (ISAW)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Digital Antiquity Coffee House
A Linked Ancient World Data Initiative (LAWDI) event

Friday, October 2, 2015
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street
212.992.7800

10:00 am Welcome and Introductions

10:30 am Break

11:00 am Documenting Cappadocia and the Digital Catalog of Cappadocian Ceiling Crosses
Alice Lynn McMichael (CUNY Grad Center)

11:30 am Measuring Allusive Density in Lucan's Bellum Civile Using Tesserae
Patrick Burns (Fordham)

12:00 pm Lunch (for registered participants)

12:45 pm How To Track Magic Through Time and Space
Jacco Dieleman (UCLA) 

1:15 pm New Developments in Digital Mapping at ISAW and Beyond
Tom Elliott (ISAW)

1:45 pm Encoding and Identifying Ancient Mathematical Texts
Christine Roughan (ISAW)

2:15 pm Break

2:30 pm Data Mining and Visualizing Cuneiform Texts
Émilie Pagé-Perron (University of Toronto)

3:00 pm GitClassics: Collaborative Editing of Early Modern and Renaissance Texts through GitHub
Charles McNamara (Columbia)

3:30 pm Break

3:45 pm Digital Humanities in Teaching and Research: Case Studies from Egyptology and the Rosetta Stone Project
Franziska Naether (ISAW)

4:15 pm Link Well and Prosper
Sebastian Heath (ISAW)

5:00 pm Reception

If you would like to attend, please email David Ratzan at david.ratzan@nyu.edu by noon, Sept. 30, 2015.

The NYU Classics Department presents
Lysias in Rome
Laura Viidebaum (NYU)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 4:45 pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Laura Santander  lss372@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Wizard Wunderkinder and Vengeful Women: Cult Practices in Ancient Egyptian Literature
Franziska Naether (ISAW)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
AIA Lecture: Arabia at the Crossroads of Cultures: The Oasis of Tayma
Arnulf Hausleiter (ISAW)

Monday September 28, 2015, 6:30pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; admission to lecture closes 10 minutes after scheduled start time.

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
THE NEW YORK AEGEAN BRONZE AGE COLLOQUIUM

Feasting and Founding on 'Mycenaean' Melos: A New Look at an Old Deposit from Phylakopi

Jason Earle (Institute for Aegean Prehistory)

Friday, September 18, 2015, 6:30pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5803

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  Click here to RSVP.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.