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04/27/2017 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

ARCE Lecture: Meet Madame Silsila

An Introduction and Updates from Gebel el Silsila

Tricia Coletto

Gebel el Silsila, meaning 'Mountain of the Chain' in Arabic, is located in Upper Egypt between Kom Ombo and Edfu. Most visitors to Egypt have only experienced Gebel el Silsila from the deck of a ship while cruising the Nile between Aswan and Luxor. However Madam Silsila, as she is affectionately known to the Gebel el Silsila team, is so much more. The massive site encompasses approximately 30 square kilometers and is known for its many New Kingdom stelae, Nile cenotaphs, shrines, and rock cut temple, the so-called Speos of Horemheb. Arguably Silsila's predominant features are her cavernous, cathedral-like quarries. Numbering 104, these quarries produced much of the quality sandstone used to construct some of the most famed temples in Egypt. This talk will introduce you to wondrous Madam Silsila with an overview of her most renowned aspects, present those which are lesser known, and reveal some of the latest news from the field.
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04/28/2017 09:30 AM ISAW Lecture Hall

The Core of a New Age: Northern Mesopotamia and Syria in the Late Bronze Age

Workshop organized by Beate Pongratz-Leisten (ISAW) and Lorenzo d'Alfonso (ISAW)

The workshop aims at reflecting on the conceptualization, organization, and cultural expressions of power, as well as circulations of people, goods, and knowledge in Northern Mesopotamia and Syria. The central question to be explored is how and in which contexts we can observe some kind of common ideology reflecting the multiple intersections of political, economic, and social frameworks of the Club of the Great Powers. Simultaneously, the focus will be on the peculiarities of the local dynamics shaping the relations East and West of the Euphrates during the Late Bronze Age.
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04/29/2017 12:00 PM ISAW Oak Library

Exhibition Performance: A High School Drama Class

Performance 1

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

A drama class from the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts will be performing a piece as a result of ISAW's participation in the Guggenheim's social practice initiative project Circle Through New York.
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04/29/2017 01:00 PM ISAW Oak Library

Exhibition Performance: A High School Drama Class

Performance 2

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

A drama class from the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts will be performing a piece in connection with ISAW’s participation in the Guggenheim’s social practice project Circle Through New York.
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04/29/2017 02:00 PM ISAW Oak Library

Exhibition Performance: A High School Drama Class

Performance 3

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

A drama class from the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts will be performing a piece in connection with ISAW’s participation in the Guggenheim’s social practice project Circle Through New York.
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05/02/2017 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

A Paradise in the Caucasus

An Achaemenid Residence in Azerbaijan

Florian Knauss

Contrary to its immense historical impact on the cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean, the Achaemenid Empire has been difficult to grasp archaeologically outside its centres, the impressive monumental complexes of Persepolis, Susa and Pasargadae. This is particularly surprising given the historic and epigraphic evidence for the existence of a very tight‐knit, efficiently organized administration. During the past 20 years, excavations led to new archaeological discoveries that have changed this picture. In a peripheral corner of the empire, the Southern Caucasus, administrative complexes were found which bear all hallmarks of ‘Iranian Achaemenid’ monumental architecture, from building standards to the physical organization of the landscape. This suggests that the Achaemenids did create and export within their realm a fundamentally new way of representing rulership, by managing space on an unprecedented scale and creating new imperial landscapes. Their ‘paradises’ were at the same time luxurious residences with spacious gardens and administrative centres, playing an important role for the control of the dependent territories.
05/04/2017 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

AIA Lecture: Hidden in Plain Sight

Three Attic Vases from the Century Association in New York

Jennifer Udell

At the end of the 19th century Thomas B. Clarke donated four ancient Greek vases to the venerable Century Association, a private club founded by members of the Hudson River School. This talk serves as a public debut for three of the vases —one black-figure and two red-figure—which have been all but lost to the scholarly and academic community since they entered the club's collection in 1891. I address briefly the phenomenon of private New York social clubs and their impressive art collections before turning to the iconography and the style of the vases themselves.
05/09/2017 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

Economic Complexity in the 7th Century AD

From Small Assemblage to Big History

Sebastian Heath

In this lecture Heath will describe his work on a mid-7th century AD group of amphoras and related objects - such as stoppers and funnels - found in 1976 at Kenchreai, the Aegean port of the ancient city of Corinth. This material is now being studied by the American Excavations at Kenchreai sponsored by Vanderbilt University by permit of the Greek Ministry of Culture. Most of the amphoras are regionally produced and Heath will show how these can be easily distinguished from the many imported forms, including examples from near Cyprus and regions within ancient Palestine. The local amphoras come in two sizes as do the amphora stoppers that may have sealed them. There are at least two forms of funnel. As with many late imperial historical contexts, the Seventh Century AD in the Mediterranean was a time of turmoil and a time of ongoing economic activity.
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