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Iran Across the East/West Trade: Routes of Communication and Exchange, Products of Exchange, and Networks of Trade Circa 500-900 CE
The central location of Iran in the overland routes of trade and communication between western and eastern Asia, throughout the historical and up to the early ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 04/20/2016 05:44 PM
ARCE Lecture: The Other Woman
Middle Kingdom stelae play an important role in the study of ancient Egyptian society. Subtleties expressed in the pictorial evidence of these monuments offer ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 07/05/2016 04:52 PM
ARCE Lecture: Horus, Set and Israel
While differences of opinion exist on the historicity of the biblical stories about Israel in Egypt, in this lecture Greenberg will look at various Egyptian ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 04/20/2016 05:44 PM
The Formation of Cultural Memory: Ancient Mesopotamian Libraries and Schools and Their Contribution to the Shaping of Tradition and Identity
When dealing with archives and libraries in the ancient Near East, Assyriological scholarship has dedicated much effort into the publication of their texts, ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 03/24/2016 01:24 PM
Memory, Tradition, and Image Production in Ancient Mesopotamia
Just as memory has been conceived of as a passive reservoir where visual data can be stored to be tapped when necessary, so has tradition been looked at as ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 11/04/2016 03:47 PM — Filed under:
DAY ONE: The Global Eighth Century: A Comparative Assessment of Socio-economic and Political Developments in the Eighth Century CE Across Eurasia
Around the middle of the eighth century CE different societies in Eurasia experienced important changes. The Carolingian revolution in Western Europe, the ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 03/14/2016 11:38 AM
DAY TWO: The Global Eighth Century: A Comparative Assessment of Socio-economic and Political Developments in the Eighth Century CE Across Eurasia
Around the middle of the eighth century CE different societies in Eurasia experienced important changes. The Carolingian revolution in Western Europe, the ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 03/14/2016 11:35 AM
(Re-)Defining an Ancient Near Eastern Contact Zone
Newly discovered funerary contexts of late 3rd / early 2nd millennium BC date at Tayma, North-west Arabia, suggest close contacts to the Syro-Levantine world ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 03/07/2016 08:41 AM
Territorial Barriers in Central Asia
Territorial barriers are a widespread phenomenon in Western Central Asia where they specifically take the shape of large-scale oasis walls, surrounding the ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 02/29/2016 03:08 PM
Material Worlds: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Contacts and Exchange in the Ancient Near East
Based on most recently obtained late 3rd/early 2nd millennium BC evidence from excavations on the Arabian Peninsula, a number of distinguished scholars will ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 02/26/2016 02:51 PM
Brush Lecture (AIA): Maya Cultural Heritage
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ARCE Lecture: Middle Kingdom Clappers, Dancers, Birth Magic, and the Reinvention of Ritual
This talk focuses upon a particularly enigmatic artifact category. Hand-shaped clappers fashioned out of hippo tusk are occasionally found in tombs of Middle ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 02/02/2016 02:34 PM
A View from Below
The Shang Dynasty, or the second dynasty of Chinese historiography, is largely known to us from elite sources—be they royal divinatory texts, the archaeology ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/26/2016 01:07 PM
AIA Lecture: Narrative Approaches to Counting Roman Amphitheaters
By the Second Century AD, well over 200 amphitheaters had been built within the territory of the Roman Empire. The most famous of these, the 50,000+ seat ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/25/2016 11:15 AM
CANCELED: ARCE Lecture: The Other Woman
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this lecture has been canceled. by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/20/2016 09:22 AM
Webinar: "The Origins of Monsters" Book Club
David Wengrow's book "The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (Princeton University Press, 2014), which is ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/27/2016 12:08 PM
Through the Looking Glass
Northern Zhou Buddhist art has long been exiled to a dark corner of the scholarly world. Its contribution to the development of early Buddhist art (4th to 7th ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/05/2016 02:36 PM
Shaping Religious Space in Roman and Late Antique Sepphoris
This lecture will focus on the cultic buildings known to date in Sepphoris -- a Roman temple, two churches, and a synagogue -- and will discuss their ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/05/2016 02:16 PM
Excavating One Man’s Lifeworlds in Early China
Tombs are often considered as places of death and portals to the afterlife, and admittedly, they can function as such. However, viewing tombs solely from this ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/05/2016 02:08 PM
Call for Papers: Cult Practices in Ancient Literatures
The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is seeking papers for an interdisciplinary workshop, entitled "Cult Practices in Ancient Literatures: ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 08/25/2016 03:23 PM
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Defense Architecture and Assertion of Social Order
Since the discovery of sally ports covered with corbelled vaults in Mycenae and Tiryns, the suggestion that Hittite building techniques were applied in ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 12/02/2015 02:32 PM
After the Hittite Empire
When historians and archaeologists try to define who the Phrygians were, they have to face the existence of a complex, often contradictory body of information ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 11/02/2015 10:51 AM
Empire, Personhood, and Child Sacrifice
Ancient North Africa has long been considered a landscape of stasis, where cultural trajectories can be traced from the Phoenician colonization of the 9th ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 10/29/2015 02:40 AM
Not in God’s Path
One of the paradigmatic chronological demarcations in Middle and Near Eastern studies has been the notorious notion of a “pre-Islamic” vs. an “Islamic” divide ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 10/27/2015 10:56 AM
Defining Elsewhere
Mesopotamia is populated with a host of supernatural figures, creatures often referred to as monsters or demons. In many cases, these figures represent the ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 10/19/2015 07:43 PM
ISAW Now Accepting PhD Applications for Fall 2016 Admission
The online application for fall 2016 admission to ISAW's Doctoral Program in the Ancient World is now open. ISAW's recommended deadline for application ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/11/2016 06:59 PM
The First Pagan Historian
This lecture examines several episodes in the neglected 1500-year afterlife of the forged "De excidio Troiae historia" or "History of the Destruction of Troy" ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/29/2015 11:39 AM
A Sanctuary of the Hellenistic Period at Torbulok (Tadjikistan)
A sanctuary of the Hellenistic period was recently discovered at the village of Torbulok in southwest Tajikistan. Excavations at the site, started in 2013 by a ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/28/2015 11:01 AM
The First Investigations of the Antikythera Mechanism
During the first years following the discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism, its nature, purpose, and date were the subject of intense interdisciplinary debate ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/25/2015 12:49 PM