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Yitzchak Jaffe
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/01/2017 11:07 AM
A Paradise in the Caucasus
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 ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 10/13/2017 10:31 AM
ARCE Lecture: Enigmatic Sites and Headless Nubians
Scattered throughout the southeastern desert of Egypt are several late Roman sites, comprising clusters of dry-stone structures (often including more than a ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM — Filed under:
New Term Excavations at Kültepe
The recent findings and the information from Kültepe over the last decade will be presented in this talk. Kültepe or the capital city of the ancient Kanesh ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM — Filed under:
ARCE Lecture: Enigmatic Sites and Headless Nubians
Scattered throughout the southeastern desert of Egypt are several late Roman sites, comprising clusters of dry-stone structures (often including more than a ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM — Filed under:
Fantastical Space and Heroic Journeys in Mesopotamian Literature
Sumerian literary texts from the Old Babylonian period (ca. 1800 BCE) are often stories with larger-than-life protagonists, featuring warriors, heroes, and ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
Landscapes of Death, Landscapes of Conflict (?)
After more than a century of Russian Imperial and Soviet research dominated by the excavation of thousands of tumulus burials, researchers examining the Bronze ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
The Core of a New Age: Northern Mesopotamia and Syria in the Late Bronze Age
The workshop aims at reflecting on the conceptualization, organization, and cultural expressions of power, as well as circulations of people, goods, and ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
ARCE Lecture: Meet Madame Silsila
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 ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
Economic Complexity in the 7th Century AD
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 ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
Medicine and the Humanities from Ancient to Modern
Since the emergence of Greek medicine as an independent field of study in the time of Hippocrates, there has been debate about its status vis-à-vis the ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM — Filed under:
Globalising the Mediterranean's Iron Age
The Mediterranean’s Iron Age – roughly 1200-600 BCE – may be regarded as one of its most dynamic periods of history. Although it is not its first era in which ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM — Filed under:
AIA Lecture: Hidden in Plain Sight
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 ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
Rostovtzeff Lecture Series Egyptian versus Greek in Late Antique Egypt: The Struggle of Coptic for an Official Status, IV
This lecture will present an unpublished set of wooden tablets from Panopolis (now in the Louvre) attesting the use of Coptic for tax receipts in the 6th ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
Rostovtzeff Lecture Series Egyptian versus Greek in Late Antique Egypt: The Struggle of Coptic for an Official Status, III
In the middle of the 6th century, Coptic began to be used in a limited way for some documents other than purely private letters or accounts. Cultural and ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 02/01/2018 01:08 PM
Rostovtzeff Lecture Series Egyptian versus Greek in Late Antique Egypt: The Struggle of Coptic for an Official Status, II
This lecture will outline several possible reasons for the late development of official Coptic. Possible reasons include the nature of the language itself, the ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
Rostovtzeff Lecture Series Egyptian versus Greek in Late Antique Egypt: The Struggle of Coptic for an Official Status, I
During the first three centuries of its history, Coptic, the final stage of the Egyptian language written with Greek letters, was only used for literary ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
Cosmos, East and West: Astral Sciences in South and East Asia and Their Interaction with the Greco-Roman World
The conference is now fully booked. We are no longer accepting RSVPs or names for the waitlist. by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
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Reclaimed Spaces
With the linguistic history of Egypt writ large on objects and monuments, individuals of the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (ca. 4th cent. BCE to 4th cent. CE) ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
Brahmins, Monks and Their Astral Lore
Described by the Indian scholar and Sanskritist P. V. Kane as “a problem not satisfactorily solved,” the introduction of a new form of astral science in India ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
Program for Cosmos, East West
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/27/2017 09:37 AM
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 04/12/2018 02:20 PM
Decrepit Rome, your morals disintegrate, your walls collapse!
This talk will address the persistent late antique and early medieval hagiographical and historiographical perception of Rome as a city too burdened by its ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM — Filed under:
ARCE Lecture: Imhotep Comes Forth by Day
This lecture will focus on the Book of the Dead of the Priest of Horus of Hebenu, Imhotep (MMA 35.9.20a-w), one of the masterpieces displayed in the recently ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM — Filed under:
Death and Taxes?
In the first half of the sixth century BCE, Babylonia experienced rapid economic development and increasing prosperity. Focusing in particular on the role of ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM — Filed under:
Tenth Annual Leon Levy Lecture: A People Without a Name or, Who Were the Hittites?
Please Note: the Leon Levy Lecture is now fully booked; we are no longer accepting RSVPs or names for the wait list. Whereas the civilizations of the Assyrians ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM — Filed under:
Fruits of the Silk Road
The Silk Road was the largest commerce network of the ancient world; it linked the disparate ends of the vast Eurasian supercontinent and in doing so connected ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM — Filed under:
Late Antiquity in Early Modernity
In 1776, the English historian Edward Gibbon published the first volumes of his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Gibbon’s paradigm of ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
A Cumulative Han Culture
In the field of Ancient China studies, scholars have often turned to the more recent past and its many textual sources, to aid them in their efforts of ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM