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The Birmingham Assyriology committee invites you to attend the third annual Birmingham Assyriology Symposium, hosted by the University of Birmingham on the 26th of May. The symposium is an all-day event, where visiting academics and postgraduate researchers will present their exciting new research papers in a conference format. Registration is free, and full refreshments will be provided on the day.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Birmingham (Birmingham, England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Guy Kirkham-Smith
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10:30 - Registration
11:00 - Introductory Remarks
11:05 – Guy Kirkham-Smith. Šipra ša aqabbûku šuṣṣir atta: (Il)locutionary acts in Babylonian Mythological Narrative.
11:30 – Igor Novokreshchenov. “The Mountain of the Holy Divine Powers”: the Land of Aratta as Mythic Adversary of Sumerian Epics.
11:55 – Birgit Haskamp. We Must Give a Thought to the Necromancer: Some Remarks on “The Underworld Vision of an Assyrian Prince.”
12:20 – Michal Čermák. The Two Powers are at Peace: Legitimacy and Power in the Contending’s of Horus and Seth.
12:45 – Lunch
13:45 – Ben Dewar. One Campaign or Two? Conflicting Accounts of Ashurnasirpal II’s Campaign to the Mediterranean Coast.
14:10 – Melissa Benson. Darius’ Delegation Strategy and Achaemenid Persian Mutilation Practice.
14:35 – Kate Kelley. A link between worlds: Women and children on the Mesopotamian-Iranian borderlands during the late fourth millennium BCE.
15:00 – Coffee & tea break
15:20 – Selena Wisnom. Reading the signs: the liver as a manuscript in ancient Mesopotamia.
15:45 – Kerrie Myers. Blood in the Neo-Assyrian Induction of the Cult Statue.
16:10 – Frank Simons. “I hold my curved sticks”: A New Interpretation of Šurpu 9.
16:35 – Dr. Alasdair Livingstone. The Cat is Taboo to the Heaven Disk: A New Mystical Explanatory Text.
17:00 – Wine Reception