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Ancient Worlds network

The Ancient Worlds Network brings together staff and graduate students in LIAS 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 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. 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 through a "Teaching Lab", designed and implemented to facilitate graduate teaching training.

Lecture Series Ancient World Lunch Talks

Ancient Worlds Lecture Series 

Fall semester 2021: every other Wednesday 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, History and Archaeology.

List of speakers and schedule:

October 6th, 2021: Biblical Modernity: Frank Scholten and the Reinterpretations of Palestine – Sary Zananiri (NINO research fellow)
13:00-14:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

October 20th, 2021: The Iconography of Assyrian Religion – David Kertai (Curator Ancient Near East, RMO)
13:00-14:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

November 3rd, 2021: Non-Written Administrative Technologies in Early Mesopotamia: Accounting Tokens as an Alternative to Text Lucy Bennison-Chapman (NINO postdoc)
13:00-14:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

November 17th, 2021: The Walking Dead at Saqqara: Strategies of Social and Religious Interaction in Practice – Lara Weiss (Curator Ancient Egypt, RMO)
13:00-14:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

December 1st, 2021: The So-called ‘Statue of Hetepdief’ and Early Dynastic Reflections on Kingship and Axw – Wantje Fritschy (MA in Egyptology)
13:00-14:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

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