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Orientalists Day

25 January 2018
Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 2
2311 BZ Leiden

The Orientalists Day is an annual symposium for students and researchers of the Ancient Near East. Lectures are both in English and Dutch.

The second Orientalists Day is organised by the Leiden research project Persia and Babylonia.

Programme & abstracts


Entrance is free. Please register before 20 January through persiababylonia@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Travel grants

Five travel grants are made available for PhD or (research) MA students from the Netherlands and Flanders in order to participate. Please apply before 15 January 2018 (based on first come, first served) via persiababylonia@hum.leidenuniv.nl.


10.00-10.35 Coffee and tea
10.35-10.45 Welcome by Caroline Waerzeggers
10.45-11.15 Klaas Veenhof
De familiegod in de Oudassyrische samenleving
11.15-11.45 Carolien van der Brugge
De Assyrische koningen tussen 934 en 746 v. Chr.: Heersers of Handelaren?
11.45-12.15 Jan-Wim Wesselius
Taal, grammatica en stijl in het bijbelboek Daniel
12.15-12.45 Daan Nijssen
Hoe bereik ik een jong publiek?
12.45-14.15 Lunch break
14.15-14.45 Lara Weiss and Nico Staring
The Walking Dead at Saqqara: The making of a cultural geography
14.45-15.15 Jonny Russell
The Theory of Healing in Ancient Egypt: A Lexicographic Analysis of Biophysical and Cultural Realities in Healing Papyri from the Ancient Nile Valley
15.15-15.30 Tea break
15.30-16.00 Melanie Groß
ˀbrk – A hapax legomenon in the Hebrew Bible revisited
16.00-16.30 Christina van der Wal Anonby
Near East, Far Out: A history of Kumzari
16.30-17.00 Caroline Waerzeggers
- NINO's future
- Next Orientalists Day?
17.00 Drinks