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Warring Mortals and Squabbling Gods: Conflict in the Ancient Near East - 26/05/2017, Birmingham (Eng


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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.



FECHA/DATE/DATA: 26/05/2017


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Birmingham (Birmingham, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Guy Kirkham-Smith


INFO: assyriology@contacts.bham.ac.uk

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Gratis/free/gratuito


Se ruega enviar un email a /please contact /sono pregati di inviare una e-mail a assyriology@contacts.bham.ac.uk


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10:30 - Registration 11:00 - Introductory Remarks PANEL #1 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 PANEL #2 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 PANEL #3 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. KEYNOTE 16:35 – Dr. Alasdair Livingstone. The Cat is Taboo to the Heaven Disk: A New Mystical Explanatory Text. 17:00 – Wine Reception

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