Friday, October 31, 2008

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: November Lectures

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is pleased to announce the following upcoming lectures in November 2008. All lectures will take place on the second floor of the ISAW building at 15 East 84th St. (between 5th Ave. and Madison Avenue). All are welcome; please be sure to RSVP by emailing
isaw @ nyu . edu

Daniel Potts (University of Sydney and The Institute for Advanced Study)
East of Ur and west of Meluhha, or what Elam, Ansan, Dilmun, Magan, Marhasi and Simaski were up to
in the late 3rd millennium BC
Date: November 6
Time: 6:00 pm

Anne Porter (University of Southern California)
Of Bricks and Bodies: Integrating history, archaeology and an anthropology of art in the study of the
ancient Near East
Date: November 10
Time: 6:00 pm

Beate Pongratz-Leisten (Princeton University)
Astralization of the Gods and the Concept of the Divine in Ancient Mesopotamia
Date: November 11
Time: 6:00 pm

Sabine Huebner (Columbia University)
Household and Family in Past Time: The Roman East and West
Date: November 12
Time: 6:00 pm

The Annual Leon Levy Lecture
Professor Mario Liverani (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
The History of the Sahara in Antiquity: Mirage or Scientific Project?
Date: November 13
Time: 6:00 pm

William Y. Adams

Nubia's Other Civilization: the forgotten glories of the medieval kingdoms.
Date: November 20
Time: 12:00 noon

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