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CALL. 01.03.2017: [PANEL 6 at ASOR 2017] Glass in the Ancient Near East - Boston (MA, USA)




LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The Westin Boston Waterfront (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Katherine Larson (Corning Museum of Glass) ; Carolyn Swan (University College London, Qatar)

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The Near East is the heartland of ancient glassmaking, from the Bronze Age through the Islamic period. Following upon a successful session at the 2016 meeting in San Antonio, we again seek papers which investigate complex historical and archaeological questions using archaeological, art historical, philological, or scientific sources on glass and glass making. We also encourage papers from non-glass specialists who engage with the material in other ways. Possible topics include but are not limited to the role of glass in daily life, trade and exchange, workshop organization and artistic production, identity and taste, materiality, or site-based reports which speak to issues beyond typology and chronology. The ASOR session "Glass in the Ancient Near East" appears on the on the Should you be interested in participating, abstract submission is now open and should be made using abstract submission system on the page. The deadline for abstract submission is March 1, 2017. Items to note:

1) in ASOR is a prerequisite for participation in the Annual Meeting Program for paper presenters. 2) Potential speakers must also submitting their abstract.

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