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02/19/2020 12:00 PM ISAW Galleries
Reconstructed panel of bricks with a striding lion Neo-Babylonian Period; Processional Way, El-Kasr Mound, Babylon, Iraq; CC0 1.0 Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Exhibition Gallery Talk: Object Histories

Peter Moore Johnson

Join us in the galleries for a 20-minute in-depth discussion of a single object from A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate. In this brief lunchtime talk, participants will engage in a guided conversation exploring the specific history, iconography, and manufacture of one of the objects on view in our current exhibition.
02/20/2020 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

AIA Lecture: Ancient Maya Marketplaces:

Hubs of Interaction and Integration

Bernadette Cap

The identification of marketplaces among the Classic Maya has come late for several reasons, one of which is that they were most often open-air events in which perishable, temporary stalls were created and thus challenging to find archaeologically. Their discovery, however, has caused major changes to our understandings of the complex ways in the Maya interacted and were integrated. This lecture explores the ways in which Classic Maya marketplaces (AD 500-900) served to provide staple goods for households and could be influential in the political strategies of Maya rulers. Marketplaces at the sites of Buenavista del Cayo and Xunantunich located 5km from each other in the Mopan River valley of Belize are discussed in detail. The extensive research strategy applied at these sites has contributed to settling the debate as to the existence of Classic Maya marketplaces and addresses questions about their diversity.
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02/21/2020 06:00 PM ISAW Galleries
Reconstructed panel of bricks with a striding lion Neo-Babylonian Period; Processional Way, El-Kasr Mound, Babylon, Iraq; CC0 1.0 Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday Evening Exhibition Tour

Dashiell Jordan

Part of our Free Friday Evening Exhibition tour series. Join us in the galleries for an in-depth discussion of the exhibition A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate. In this tour, participants will engage in a guided conversation exploring the specific history, iconography, and transformative power of ancient Near Eastern craftsmanship as it relates to the creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate and Processional Way.
02/26/2020 12:00 PM ISAW Galleries
Reconstructed panel of bricks with a striding lion Neo-Babylonian Period; Processional Way, El-Kasr Mound, Babylon, Iraq; CC0 1.0 Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Exhibition Gallery Talk: Object Histories

Yukina Zhang

Join us in the galleries for a 20-minute in-depth discussion of a single object from A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate. In this brief lunchtime talk, participants will engage in a guided conversation exploring the specific history, iconography, and manufacture of one of the objects on view in our current exhibition.
02/27/2020 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

Dunhuang Envoys:

World Connectors on the Silk Road

Xin Wen

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02/28/2020 06:00 PM ISAW Galleries
Reconstructed panel of bricks with a striding lion Neo-Babylonian Period; Processional Way, El-Kasr Mound, Babylon, Iraq; CC0 1.0 Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday Evening Exhibition Tour

Yukina Zhang

Part of our Free Friday Evening Exhibition tour series. Join us in the galleries for an in-depth discussion of the exhibition A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate. In this tour, participants will engage in a guided conversation exploring the specific history, iconography, and transformative power of ancient Near Eastern craftsmanship as it relates to the creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate and Processional Way.
03/03/2020 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

Taxation in Fourth Century Egypt:

A Peculiar Case of P.Giss. II 128

Marcin Kotyl

Note: Registration for this event opens on Friday, January 31st.
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03/04/2020 12:00 PM ISAW Galleries
Reconstructed panel of bricks with a striding lion Neo-Babylonian Period; Processional Way, El-Kasr Mound, Babylon, Iraq; CC0 1.0 Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Exhibition Gallery Talk: Object Histories

Kate Justement

Join us in the galleries for a 20-minute in-depth discussion of a single object from A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate. In this brief lunchtime talk, participants will engage in a guided conversation exploring the specific history, iconography, and manufacture of one of the objects on view in our current exhibition.
03/05/2020 05:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

ISAW Archaeology Day

The inaugural Archaeology Day event at ISAW will provide the opportunity for attendees to learn about the various nodes of archaeological research undertaken by ISAW community members. The day's program will consist of two parts: (1) a poster session in which PhD students and Visiting Research Scholars will present their contributions to archaeological research; and (2) a series of short presentations with accompanying images by the ISAW faculty summarizing the main research questions and results of their various fieldwork projects. Discussion with attendees will take place at a reception following the formal program.
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03/06/2020 06:00 PM ISAW Galleries
Reconstructed panel of bricks with a striding lion Neo-Babylonian Period; Processional Way, El-Kasr Mound, Babylon, Iraq; CC0 1.0 Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday Evening Exhibition Tour

Peter Moore Johnson

Part of our Free Friday Evening Exhibition tour series. Join us in the galleries for an in-depth discussion of the exhibition A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate. In this tour, participants will engage in a guided conversation exploring the specific history, iconography, and transformative power of ancient Near Eastern craftsmanship as it relates to the creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate and Processional Way.
03/10/2020 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

The “Hunger Years” and the “Sea Peoples”:

Preliminary Observations on the Recently Published Letters from the “House of Urtenu” Archive at Ugarit

Yoram Cohen

Note: Registration for this event opens on Friday, January 31st. My paper focusses on the historical information that the newly published letters from the "House of Urtenu" reveal to us. I will make use of them in order to support the following thesis: 1.) that a very serious hunger beset Ugarit and her neighbours during the activity of the Urtenu archive, and 2.) that subsequently, Ugarit, along with other vassal states of the Hittite Empire, had to contend with various enemies, among whom were the Sea Peoples, who indeed came from the sea, as will be demonstrated, and not from inner Syria, and who eventually brought about the end of Ugarit.
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03/11/2020 12:00 PM ISAW Galleries
Reconstructed panel of bricks with a striding lion Neo-Babylonian Period; Processional Way, El-Kasr Mound, Babylon, Iraq; CC0 1.0 Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Exhibition Gallery Talk: Object Histories

Rachel Herschman

Join us in the galleries for a 20-minute in-depth discussion of a single object from A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate. In this brief lunchtime talk, participants will engage in a guided conversation exploring the specific history, iconography, and manufacture of one of the objects on view in our current exhibition.
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