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The Divinatory Series Shumma Alu - 16-17/02/2017, Geneva (Switzerland)




FECHA/DATE/DATA: 16-17/02/2017


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Geneva (Geneva, Switzerland)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The University of Geneva;  the Department of Mesopotamian Studies







Thursday, February 16 (Building Landolt, Room L.107, Rue de-Candolle 2)

6:00 pm: Welcome drink

6:30 pm: Panel discussion on the situation and perspectives of the research on the series Shumma Alu 

8:00 pm: Dinner (speakers and organizers)

Friday, February 17 (Building Philosophes, Room Phil. 201, Bd des Philosophes 22)

10:00 am Welcome and Introduction

10:10 am Sally Freedman: "The University of Pennsylvania Shumma Alu Project: How It Began and What It Accomplished"

10:40 am Jean-Jacques Glassner: "Le traité divinatoire Shumma Alu"

11:10 am Coffee break

11:20 Nicla de Zorzi: "The Imagery of Animal Omens in the Terrestrial Omen Series Shumma Alu"

11:50 am Anne-Caroline Rendu-Loisel: "Feel the world: A sensory approach to Shumma Alu"

Lunch break

2:00 pm Ann Guinan: "The Structure and Thematic Trajectory of Shumma Alu: What the Sex Omen Tablets Reveal"

2:30 pm Nils Heeßel: "The Shumma Alu-tablets of Nabû-zuqup-kenu"

3:00 pm Eckart Frahm: "Cuneiform Commentaries on the Terrestrial Omen Series Shumma Alu"

3:30 pm Summary and concluding statement (Organizers)

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