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Ancient Worlds network

The Ancient Worlds Network brings together staff and graduate students in LIAS-LUCSoR working on the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern world.

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Miriam Müller

The Ancient Worlds Network brings together staff and graduate students in LIAS-LUCSoR working on the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern world. Our expertise covers a wide range of areas and disciplines, including the study of Ancient Arabia, Assyriology, Coptic Studies, Egyptology, Hebrew and Aramaic Studies, ancient Iranian Studies, Papyrology, linguistics, the study of religions, and the history of philosophy and science. The aim of the network is threefold. First, we want to stimulate scientific debate and synergy among faculty and graduate students engaged in the study of the ancient world at LIAS-LUCSoR. To this aim we regularly organize discussion sessions on "Current Debates" in our respective fields. Second, we aim to reflect on current and future challenges to our various academic fields and to propose strategies for improving our resilience and versatility. Third, we will contribute to improving facilities for graduate training in ancient world studies at LIAS-LUCSoR through a "Teaching Lab", designed and implemented to facilitate graduate teaching training.

 

Lecture Series Ancient World Lunch Talks

Fall semester 2019: every other Monday 13:00-14:00 - free pizza and everyone is welcome to bring lunch.

This will be an opportunity to exchange ideas and latest research in an informal atmosphere with a small audience of MA and PhD students, Postdocs and Faculty of the ONOS and CAC program and all interested students and colleagues of Classics and Archaeology.

List of speakers and schedule:

September 16th, 2019: Crossing Over: Towards Next Life – Dina Katz (NINO research fellow)

  • 13:00-14:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

September 30th, 2019: Kanišite Hittite: Anatolian Personal Names in Old Assyrian Texts – Alwin Kloekhorst (Lecturer in Linguistics)

  • 13:00-14:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

October 14th, 2019: The Biblical Aramaic Reading Tradition and the Birth of Rabbinic Judaism – Benjamin Suchard (Postdoc in Linguistics)

  • 13:00-14:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

October 28th, 2019: Fantastic Forgeries and How to Find Them – Mathijs Smith (MA candidate Egyptology/Archaeology)

  • 13:00-14:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

November 11th, 2019: The Multi-faceted Materiality of Hieroglyphic Handwriting in the Tomb of Anhurkhawy (TT 359): The First Year’s Findings – Elizabeth Bettles (NINO research fellow)

  • 13:00-14:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

November 25th, 2019: Late Antique and Early Islamic Egypt - A Landscape in Ceramic – Joanita Vroom (Professor in Archaeology)

  • 13:00-14:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

December 9th, 2019: Egyptology Meets AI: Searching Multiple Collections on cleo.aincient.org and Digging Through Diaries with Handwritten Text Recognition – Heleen Wilbrink (Aincient)

  • 13:00-14:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

This series is sponsored by the Ancient World Network.

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