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


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Writing Among the Illiterate: Modes of Text Production in Hittite Society
24 October 2013, 06:00 PM
2nd Floor Lecture Hall
Lecture Event
Theo van den Hout (University of Chicago)
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Photo courtesy of Theo van den Hout.

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.

Event is open to the public