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09/19/2019 09:15 AM ISAW Lecture Hall
Fragmentary ancient Egyptian text written in the cursive demotic script in red and blank ink on papyrus.

DAY ONE: Scientific Traditions in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East

Conference organized by Amber Jacob (ISAW), Sofie Schiødt (University of Copenhagen), Lingxin Zhang (Johns Hopkins University), Alexander Jones (ISAW)

The international research collaborative Scientific Papyri from Ancient Egypt (SPAE) is pleased to host its second annual conference at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU. This interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together scholars working in the history of science and medicine of ancient Egypt, Greece, and the Near East. The leading sciences in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world were medicine and divination, above all astrology, and astronomy. Please note that separate registration is required for DAY ONE (9/19/19) and DAY TWO (9/20/19).
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09/20/2019 09:30 AM ISAW Lecture Hall
Fragmentary ancient Egyptian text written in the cursive demotic script in red and blank ink on papyrus.

DAY TWO: Scientific Traditions in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East

Conference organized by Amber Jacob (ISAW), Sofie Schiødt (University of Copenhagen), Lingxin Zhang (Johns Hopkins University), Alexander Jones (ISAW)

The international research collaborative Scientific Papyri from Ancient Egypt (SPAE) is pleased to host its second annual conference at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU. This interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together scholars working in the history of science and medicine of ancient Egypt, Greece, and the Near East. The leading sciences in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world were medicine and divination, above all astrology, and astronomy. Please note that separate registration is required for DAY ONE (9/19/19) and DAY TWO (9/20/19).
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09/24/2019 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

AIA Lecture: Crete, the Aegean, and the Near East in the Early 1st Millennium BCE

Antonis Kotsonas

The dense and complex networks of interaction connecting the prehistoric Aegean and the Near East were severely dismantled ca. 1200 BCE. In the course of the early 1st millennium BCE new and very different networks of interaction emerged through the agency of people from both regions, and by the 7th century BCE Greek culture was strongly Orientalizing. Crete was once taken to hold a key role in this process and to be the cradle of the Greek Orientalizing culture, as the intellectual tradition of Pan-Cretism had it. More recently, however, the island has been seen as a passive periphery and a cultural backwater in this period. My paper offers a corrective approach to these contrasting interpretations.
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10/21/2019 10:30 AM ISAW - 15 East 84th Street

Prospective Student Open House

ISAW's open house for prospective doctoral students will include coffee with ISAW students, faculty, and scholars; an information session about our academic program; a tour of ISAW and the ISAW Library; a Q&A session with current students; and sessions on archaeology, digital humanities, & exhibitions at ISAW.
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10/24/2019 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

ARCE Lecture: The Mystery of the “White Walls”:

The New Discoveries at Memphis

Galina Belova

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10/30/2019 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

American Friends of the Jewish Museum of Greece Lecture: Συναγωγή των Εβραίων:

Jews and Judaism in the Aegean Basin in Roman Antiquity

Steven Fine

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11/12/2019 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall
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