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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This lecture will present an unpublished set of wooden tablets from Panopolis (now in the Louvre) attesting the use of Coptic for tax receipts in the 6th ...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 06/09/2017 03:43 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
Student Employment Approval Form
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 08/15/2017 03:30 PM
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
Anne Hrychuk Kontokosta
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/08/2017 02:49 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 12/22/2016 09:33 AM
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
Muhammad's Community and the Spread of Monotheism in Late Antique Arabia
From Yemen to the Persian Gulf to the eastern shores of the Red Sea, monotheism, principally in the form of Christianity and Judaism, was spreading its ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
Rostovtzeff Lecture Series: Silk Roads and Steppe Roads of Medieval China: History Unearthed from Tombs, III
This lecture, the third in a series of four Rostovtzeff Lectures during spring 2016, will return to the topic of immigrants, but in this case two lineages with ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 11/04/2016 04:16 PM — Filed under:
Rostovtzeff Lecture Series: Silk Roads and Steppe Roads of Medieval China: History Unearthed from Tombs, II
This lecture, the second in a series of four Rostovtzeff Lectures during spring 2016, will return to the topic of immigrants, but in this case two lineages ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/10/2017 10:19 AM — Filed under:
Rostovtzeff Lecture Series: Silk Roads and Steppe Roads of Medieval China: History Unearthed from Tombs, I
This lecture, the first in a series of four Rostovtzeff Lectures during spring 2016, introduces the Silk Roads through a case study of Sogdians living as a ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 11/04/2016 04:18 PM — Filed under:
Prospective Student Open House
ISAW's open house for prospective doctoral students will include lunch and tea with ISAW students, faculty, and scholars; an information session about our ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/15/2017 11:31 AM
ISAW Announces 2016-17 Visiting Research Scholars
ISAW is pleased to announce its roster of visiting research scholars for 2016-17. In addition to working on the listed research project, each scholar will ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 08/18/2017 01:08 PM
ISAW Now Accepting Applications for 2017-18 Visiting Research Scholar Program
The online application for ISAW's 2017-18 Visiting Research Scholar Program is now open. For details about the categories of scholars, financial support, and ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 10/03/2016 10:37 AM
Hic Sunt Dracones: Creating, Defining, and Abstracting Place in the Ancient World
Borders, frontiers, and the lands beyond them were created, defined, and maintained through a variety of physical, geographical, and moreover, social and ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
DAY TWO: The Mechanics of Extraction: Comparing Principles of Taxation and Tax Compliance in the Ancient World
The exercise of power depends on the ability of governing structures to collect and reallocate resources—be they in the form of currency, labor, agricultural ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/09/2017 03:43 PM
DAY ONE: The Mechanics of Extraction: Comparing Principles of Taxation and Tax Compliance in the Ancient World
The exercise of power depends on the ability of governing structures to collect and reallocate resources—be they in the form of currency, labor, agricultural ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 06/15/2017 02:07 PM