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The Age of Empires: Comparisons and Interactions between East and West in Antiquity - 06-07,09/04/20

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 06-07,09/04/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University; The NYU Center for Ancient Studies

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6:00 p.m. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO, The Met Matthew S. Santirocco, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, NYU Jason Sun, Brooke Russell Astor Curator, The Met Lillian Tseng, Associate Professor, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU 6:20 p.m. KEYNOTE SESSION Iran, Eurasia, and the Achievements of the First Emperor Jessica Rawson, Professor, University of Oxford Situating an Emperor: Tombs and Authority in Ancient China and Rome Matthew McCarty, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia 7:30 p.m. DISCUSSION Carlos Picón, Curator in Charge, Greek and Roman Art, The Met Seán Hemingway, Curator, Greek and Roman Art, The Met Kim Benzel, Associate Curator In Charge, Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Met Michael Seymour, Assistant Curator, Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Met FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017

CHINA’S FIRST EMPEROR AND THE WIDER WORLD: ASIA AND THE GRECO-ROMAN WORLD Morning Session Chair: Paul Zanker, Professor, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Afternoon Session Chair: Kim Benzel, Associate Curator in Charge, Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Met 10:30 a.m. Opening Remarks Christopher Lightfoot, Curator, Greek and Roman Art, The Met Gods/Emperors/Hierarchies: Ritual Practice under the Qin First Emperor and Augustus Carlos Noreña, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley Rethinking the ‘Portrait’: Identity and Likeness in Ancient Images Hallie Franks, Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU Visualizing Battlefields: The Qin Terracotta Army Reconsidered Lillian Tseng, Associate Professor, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU 2:30 p.m. Exchange before the ‘Silk Road’: Evidence for Early Chinese-Central Asian-Mediterranean Connections Fiona Kidd, Assistant Professor, NYU Abu Dhabi Some Thoughts on Evidence for Monumental Sculpture in Eastern Iran and Central Asia under the Seleucids, the Early Greco-Bactrians, and the Early Arsacids Sören Stark, Associate Professor, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU Eternal Entertainment: Revisiting the First Emperor’s Acrobat Figurines Yielded by Pit K9901 Armin Selbitschka, Assistant Professor, NYU Shanghai SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017

ART, ARCHAEOLOGY & THE HAN EMPIRE Morning Session Chair: Mike Hearn, Douglas Dillon Chairman, Asian Art, The Met Afternoon Session Chair: Wu Hung, Professor, University of Chicago 10:30 a.m. Opening Remarks Mike Hearn, The Met “Journey to the West”: The Story behind the Chinese Lacquered Boxes on the Crimean Peninsula Margarete Prüch, Research Associate, Heidelberg University New Horizons in Chinese Gold in the Han Dynasty Sarah Laursen, Assistant Professor and Curator, Middlebury College Revisiting the ‘Old Jade Sire’ at Mancheng Tomb 1 in Western Han China Jie Shi, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Chicago 2:30 p.m. Emperor Jing’s Yangling: a New Model for the Han Imperium Allison Miller, Assistant Professor, Southwestern University The Moveable Feast: Food and Eating on Han Empire’s Frontier Alice Yao, Associate Professor, University of Chicago Han Objects in the Xiongnu Domain—A Steppe Perspective Ursula Brosseder, Researcher, University of Bonn

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