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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 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
Language & Writing Resources
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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 09/06/2018 03:23 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 09/06/2018 03:23 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 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
Dissertation Submission
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 12/11/2017 05:13 PM — Filed under:
The History of Eighth-century Khotan as Seen from Khotanese Documents
Khotan is an oasis on the southern rim of the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang, China. Viewed as an entrepôt along the “Silk Road,” Khotan is famed as a source of ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
Monumental Art and Political Change in Ancient Syria
In the 12th century BCE, when the dissolution of the Hittite Empire released the Eastern Mediterranean communities into times of profound change, the polities ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
Maya Maskarinec
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 12/04/2017 09:37 AM
NYU Shanghai Lecture: From Scripture to Literature
From the first century BCE to the second century CE, China experienced a wax and wane of zeal for the so-called “Confucian” Classics. For example, in 72 CE, ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
NYU Shanghai Lecture: Dreaming in Common
Around 500 BCE, the Ionian thinker Heraclitus is supposed to have said: “For those who are awake there is a single, common universe, whereas in sleep each ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
Ancient World Research and Tools in Synergy
Starting from the example of Trismegistos, Depauw will discuss how digital tools are transforming antiquity research. Heuristics used to be the most ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
NYU Shanghai Lecture: A Tale of Two Tombs
Burial goods and an epitaph recently excavated from two contemporary Tang-style tombs in central Mongolia provide a rich record of political and cultural ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
David Danzig Receives Honorable Mention for NYCDH Graduate Student Project Award
ISAW doctoral student David Danzig recently received an honorable mention for the 2017 NYC Digital Humanities Graduate Student Project Award. David's project, ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 11/01/2017 10:44 AM
Theology of Liberation in the Second Millennium BCE
Around 1400 BCE, Hittite scribes recorded a Hurrian epic poem entitled “Song of Liberation” in a bilingual Hurro-Hittite edition, in cuneiform script on clay ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
AIA Lecture: Spying on Antiquity
In 1995, President Clinton declassified 800,000 photographs from CORONA, the United States' first spy satellite program, in order to make them available for ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
Chinese Bronze Age Economics
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
Eleventh Annual Leon Levy Lecture
Please note: the Leon Levy Lecture is now fully subscribed; we are no longer accepting RSVPs or names for our wait-list. This lecture will explore the ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
Robert Hoyland & Erik Hermans
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 10/20/2017 04:21 PM
Hoyland and Hermans
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 10/20/2017 04:12 PM
ARCE Lecture: Conserving Cairo 1882-2012
This presentation offers a retrospective view of the history of architectural conservation in Cairo. Blessed, or perhaps cursed, with an astonishing number and ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
There Goes the Neighborhood
City life in North Africa during the Roman period is often portrayed as a monolithic image of gleaming marble temples and elites, of unrivalled urban wealth ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
Water in Sumer
Ancient water management, especially for irrigation purposes, has featured prominently in anthropological theories on the development of socio-political and ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
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 ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
Faculty Search: History and Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean
The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, seeks to make an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of a ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 10/02/2017 10:30 AM
ISAW Now Accepting Applications for 2018-19 Visiting Research Scholar Program
The online application for ISAW's 2018-19 Visiting Research Scholar Program is now open. Each year the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/27/2017 01:10 PM
Eastern Iran and Western Central Asia during Late Antiquity (3rd-5th cent. CE): Numismatics, Archaeology, and Art History in Dialogue
Late Antiquity in Western Central Asia and Eastern Iran—that is the centuries between the downfall of the Great Kushan dynasty and the beginning of Türk ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
Architectural Conservation in Egypt’s Western Desert
Architectural conservation and presentation work at the site of Amheida in the Dakhla Oasis, supported by ISAW, began in 2007 and has focused on mud-brick ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM
DAY TWO: The Scribal Mind: Textual Criticism in Antiquity
The intellectual exercise of textual criticism is far from a modern invention. Without the regularity provided by printing, there were constantly different ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM — Filed under:
KEYNOTE LECTURE: The Art of Compilation
The intellectual exercise of textual criticism is far from a modern invention. Without the regularity provided by printing, there were constantly different ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/06/2018 03:23 PM — Filed under: