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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
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 12/08/2017 03:13 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 12/06/2017 06:12 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 11/27/2017 02:57 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 11/27/2017 02:57 PM
Assistant Professor, 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 11/17/2017 11:13 AM
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 11/16/2017 01:49 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 11/16/2017 02:43 PM
Important Deadlines for Faculty 2017-18
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 05/14/2018 01:23 PM — Filed under:
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 10/30/2017 02:39 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 10/30/2017 02:31 PM
Chinese Bronze Age Economics
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 10/30/2017 02:20 PM