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Writing Among the Illiterate: Modes of Text Production in Hittite Society

Writing Among the Illiterate: Modes of Text Production in Hittite Society

Photo courtesy of Theo van den Hout.

Guest Lecture

Theo van den Hout (University of Chicago)

This lecture sketches the repeated introduction of cuneiform script in Hittite Anatolia as well as the rise of its indigenous so-called hieroglyphic writing system. The relation between the two scripts, the extent and spread of literacy,  general writing practices both linguistic and physical, and the fate of the cuneiform and the hieroglyphs will be discussed.

Admission to this lecture closes 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.

This is a public event.

To RSVP, please email isaw@nyu.edu.

Event Details

  • 10/24/2013
  • 06:00 PM
  • 2nd Floor Lecture Hall

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