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Seminar Requirements
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 05/18/2018 11:04 AM — Filed under:
Babylonians and Elamites in the Zagros
The comparison drawn in much of the scholarly and popular literature between the Mesopotamian alluvium and the Iranian plateau, coupled with the imposing ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 05/04/2018 04:53 PM
What Do Barbarians Eat?
The cultures inhabiting the Western fringes of the Shang and Zhou world are mostly seen as inferior and uncivilized. Archaeological work here has been limited ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 05/03/2018 05:50 PM
Rostovtzeff Lecture Series: The Sky over Ancient Iraq: Babylonian Astronomy in Context
Note: We are now fully booked for this event and are only accepting names for the wait-list. The fourth lecture will discuss the scholars who pursued astronomy ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 05/02/2018 06:04 PM
Rostovtzeff Lecture Series: The Sky over Ancient Iraq: Babylonian Astronomy in Context
Note: We are now fully booked for this event and are only accepting names for the wait-list. Due to inclement weather on March 21st, the first lecture of the ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 05/02/2018 06:05 PM
Rostovtzeff Lecture Series: The Sky over Ancient Iraq: Babylonian Astronomy in Context
Note: We are now fully booked for this event and are only accepting names for the wait-list. The third lecture will present new insights into Babylonian ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 04/26/2018 07:42 PM
An Appetite for the Past
NOTE: We are now fully booked for this event and are no longer accepting RSVPs. This endeavor will bring scholars of the ancient world and food specialists ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 04/23/2018 11:51 AM
Rostovtzeff Lecture Series: The Sky over Ancient Iraq: Babylonian Astronomy in Context
Note: We are now fully booked for this event and are only accepting names for the wait-list. Due to inclement weather on March 21st, the first lecture of the ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 04/25/2018 06:09 PM
Savoring the Past
Note: We are now fully booked for this event and are only accepting names for the wait-list. What is food? Why should we study it? Different archaeologists ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 04/18/2018 06:14 PM
Revisiting Harappan Iconography
During the second half of the third millennium BC, the Harappan civilization covered an area of over one million square kilometers in South Asia, extending ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 04/18/2018 05:51 PM
Fragments of Greek Science in a Palimpsest from Bobbio
In 1819 Angelo Mai discovered that on several pages of an 8th century codex of Isidore of Seville's "Etymologies" in the Ambrosiana Library in Milan, the Latin ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 04/18/2018 05:38 PM
Text and Image: Transmedial Inquiries into Ancient Near Eastern Cultures
NOTE: We are now fully booked for this event and are no longer accepting RSVPs. In the ancient Near East many monuments and artifacts incorporated both ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 04/10/2018 09:45 AM
Future Philologies: Digital Directions in Ancient World Text
NOTE: We are now fully booked for this event and are no longer accepting RSVPs. Future Philologies will provide a forum for historical-language projects with a ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 04/10/2018 09:41 AM
Teaching and Museum Practicum
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 04/05/2018 02:04 PM — Filed under:
ARCE Lecture: Dirty Pictures for a Dangerous Goddess
Note: We are now fully booked for this event and are only accepting names for the wait-list. Papyrus 55001 in Turin's Museo Egizio, often called the "Turin ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 03/05/2018 01:05 PM
Film Screening: "The Poor Man of Nippur" in the Original Language
"The Poor Man of Nippur" is a comic folk tale in Babylonian language. The main manuscript is a clay tablet from 701 BC found at the site of Sultantepe, in ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 02/27/2018 01:01 PM
Recent and Forthcoming Publications by ISAW Community Members
As part of ISAW's commitment to making specialized research on the ancient world widely available to other academics and the public, we encourage our community ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 02/21/2018 03:22 PM
Unscripted: The Visuality of Monumental Script in Ptolemaic Egypt
In this paper, I will discuss the creative ways that individuals wove Demotic into traditional Hieroglyphic texts using a group of funerary stelae from the ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 02/12/2018 10:44 AM
The Autobiographical Polis
All communities tell stories about themselves. In literate communities, this historical consciousness manifests itself not only as cultural memory but also as ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 02/12/2018 09:57 AM
Immortalizing Death at the Sanctuary of Orthia
The corpus of carved ivories from the sanctuary of Orthia at Sparta has often been invoked as evidence of religious and artistic interrelations between Sparta, ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 02/12/2018 09:50 AM
Beyond Thucydides
Drawing on overlooked genres of evidence and new theoretical approaches, my research illuminates how the fifth-century Athenian empire was not a stable, ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 02/12/2018 09:35 AM
Containers, Commodities, and Greek Colonization in the Mediterranean of the 8th Century BCE
The 8th century BCE is punctuated by milestones in the history of the ancient Mediterranean and by a remarkable intensification of connections, from the Near ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 02/09/2018 10:16 AM
AIA Lecture: Greeks in the North
Note: We are now fully booked for this event and are only accepting names for the wait-list. Ancient Thrace was a land of opportunity, adventure, and trouble. ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 02/05/2018 03:28 PM
Language & Writing Resources
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/23/2018 06:24 PM — Filed under:
ARCE Lecture: My Violent King
Representations of violence abound in ancient Egyptian art and texts, where the figure of the smiting king is one of the longest enduring images. Trampling the ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/17/2018 01:58 PM
NYU Shanghai Lecture: Fluid Fire
Medical treatises of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) make constant reference to phlegm (tan 痰) as both cause and consequence of disease. Phlegm figures as a ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/17/2018 04:29 PM
Cutting Rome Down To Size
Three-quarters of the monumental work of the Roman historian Livy (59 B.C.-A.D.17) is lost. The single most important source to enable us to reconstruct the ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/11/2018 03:43 PM
ARCE Lecture: Tricks of the Trade
While working in the per-ankh or "house of life" where vast repositories of manuscripts were kept, Egyptian scribes made every effort to transmit ancient ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 12/18/2017 11:45 AM
Dissertation Submission
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 12/11/2017 05:13 PM — Filed under:
The Silent Fall of an Empire in 1200 BCE
The events causing the end of the Hittite empire at the end of the Late Bronze Age in the eastern Mediterranean are still unknown, but while its causes have ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 12/11/2017 09:09 AM