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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

Spring semester 2020: every other Monday 12:00-13:00 - 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:

February 10th, 2020: One Foot in the Grave: Papyrus Documents on the Funerary Trade in Graeco-Roman Egypt – Gert Baetens (Postdoc in Egyptology Leuven)

  • 12:00-13:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

February 24th, 2020: The 'Real Age' of the Greek Alphabet. Rethinking the Transmission of Alphabetic Writing from 'East' to 'West' – Willemijn Waal (Lecturer in Hittitology/NINO)

  • 12:00-13:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

March 9th, 2020: Babylonian Scribes: Palaeographers and Forgers – Natalie May (Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow)

  • 12:00-13:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

March 30th, 2020: Rebels at the Western Front: The Rebellions of Achaemenid Egypt – Uzume Wijnsma (PhD candidate Assyriology)

  • 12:00-13:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

April 6th, 2020: Visual Narrativity and Pictorial Narrations in the Egyptian New Kingdom – Frederik Rogner (NINO research fellow)

  • 12:00-13:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

April 20th, 2020:  Moulding Love: The Hellenistic Female Terracotta Figurines of Isis-Anasyromene and Baubo in the Context of Connectivity and Sexuality – Anouk Everts (PhD candidate Archaeology Cologne/Leiden/UCL)

  • 12:00-13:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104 (Verbarium)

May 11th, 2020: Are Legacy Collections the Future of Research in Archaeology? – Elizabeth Hicks (MA candidate in Archaeology/NINO student research assistant)

  • 12:00-13:00, Matthias de Vrieshof 2, room 004
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