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09/19/2019 09:15 AM ISAW Lecture Hall
Fragmentary ancient Egyptian text written in the cursive demotic script in red and blank ink on papyrus.

DAY ONE: Scientific Traditions in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East

Conference organized by Amber Jacob (ISAW), Sofie Schiødt (University of Copenhagen), Lingxin Zhang (Johns Hopkins University), Alexander Jones (ISAW)

Note: We are now fully booked for this event and are only accepting names for the wait-list. The international research collaborative Scientific Papyri from Ancient Egypt (SPAE) is pleased to host its second annual conference at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU. This interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together scholars working in the history of science and medicine of ancient Egypt, Greece, and the Near East. The leading sciences in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world were medicine and divination, above all astrology, and astronomy. Please note that separate registration is required for DAY ONE (9/19/19) and DAY TWO (9/20/19).
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09/20/2019 09:30 AM ISAW Lecture Hall
Fragmentary ancient Egyptian text written in the cursive demotic script in red and blank ink on papyrus.

DAY TWO: Scientific Traditions in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East

Conference organized by Amber Jacob (ISAW), Sofie Schiødt (University of Copenhagen), Lingxin Zhang (Johns Hopkins University), Alexander Jones (ISAW)

Note: We are now fully booked for this event and are only accepting names for the wait-list. The international research collaborative Scientific Papyri from Ancient Egypt (SPAE) is pleased to host its second annual conference at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU. This interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together scholars working in the history of science and medicine of ancient Egypt, Greece, and the Near East. The leading sciences in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world were medicine and divination, above all astrology, and astronomy. Please note that separate registration is required for DAY ONE (9/19/19) and DAY TWO (9/20/19).
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09/24/2019 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

AIA Lecture: Crete, the Aegean, and the Near East in the Early 1st Millennium BCE

Antonis Kotsonas

Note: we are now fully booked for this event, and we are no longer accepting names for the wait-list. The dense and complex networks of interaction connecting the prehistoric Aegean and the Near East were severely dismantled ca. 1200 BCE. In the course of the early 1st millennium BCE new and very different networks of interaction emerged through the agency of people from both regions, and by the 7th century BCE Greek culture was strongly Orientalizing. Crete was once taken to hold a key role in this process and to be the cradle of the Greek Orientalizing culture, as the intellectual tradition of Pan-Cretism had it. More recently, however, the island has been seen as a passive periphery and a cultural backwater in this period. My paper offers a corrective approach to these contrasting interpretations.
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09/26/2019 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

The Fictitious Construction of Presence:

Evoking the Image in Art and Writing in Ancient Mesopotamia

Beate Pongratz-Leisten

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10/03/2019 02:00 PM NYU Kimmel/Global Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 905/907
Illuminated manuscript images of two men reading from books.

DAY ONE: Medicine and the Law under the Roman Empire: Professionalism, Intellectual Pursuit, Entertainment, and Socio-Political Competition

Conference organized by Claire Bubb (ISAW) and Michael Peachin (NYU Classics)

Ancient Roman medicine and ancient Roman law have traditionally been viewed by scholars as highly specialized and are, therefore, often studied in isolation. This conference will juxtapose the two fields and place them, as a pair, back into their wider ancient context. The first day of the conference will delimit this wider context, probing the topics of competition, rhetoric, professionalism, and literature in the period of the Roman Empire. The second day will highlight the uniquely interesting affinities between the fields, which are nevertheless squarely apiece with the trends of their time. Please note that separate registration is required for DAY ONE (10/3/19) and DAY TWO (10/4/19), and please note that DAY ONE will take place NYU Kimmel/Global Center and DAY TWO will take place at ISAW.
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10/04/2019 09:00 AM ISAW Lecture Hall
Illuminated manuscript images of two men reading from books.

DAY TWO: Medicine and the Law under the Roman Empire: Professionalism, Intellectual Pursuit, Entertainment, and Socio-Political Competition

Ancient Roman medicine and ancient Roman law have traditionally been viewed by scholars as highly specialized and are, therefore, often studied in isolation. This conference will juxtapose the two fields and place them, as a pair, back into their wider ancient context. The first day of the conference will delimit this wider context, probing the topics of competition, rhetoric, professionalism, and literature in the period of the Roman Empire. The second day will highlight the uniquely interesting affinities between the fields, which are nevertheless squarely apiece with the trends of their time. Please note that separate registration is required for DAY ONE (10/3/19) and DAY TWO (10/4/19), and please note that DAY ONE will take place NYU Kimmel/Global Center and DAY TWO will take place at ISAW.
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10/15/2019 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall
10/21/2019 10:30 AM ISAW - 15 East 84th Street

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 program; a tour of ISAW and the ISAW Library; a Q&A session with current students; and sessions on archaeology, digital humanities, & exhibitions at ISAW.
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10/24/2019 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

ARCE Lecture: The Mystery of the “White Walls”:

The New Discoveries at Memphis

Galina Belova

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10/30/2019 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

American Friends of the Jewish Museum of Greece Lecture: Συναγωγή των Εβραίων:

Jews and Judaism in the Aegean Basin in Roman Antiquity

Steven Fine

Note: We are now fully booked for this event and are only accepting names for the wait-list.
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11/12/2019 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall
11/19/2019 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

Speaking Truth to Power in Greece and Babylon:

Mythological Paradigms Compared

Johannes Haubold

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