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Center for Ancient Studies Annual Symposium "Cities in the Ancient World" - 20-21/04/2018,

This year's annual symposium will be an interdisciplinary examination of the formation and nature of urban settlement around the globe with speakers presenting case studies from Mesopotamia, the Mediterranean, Iran, South Asia, China, North America, Mesoamerica and Central Asia in the ancient and medieval past. The theme was chosen to coordinate with the opening of the new Middle East Galleries in the Penn Museum.

FECHA /DATE/DATA: 20-21/04/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Pennsylvania/Penn Museum, Philadelphia (PA, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The Center for Ancient Studies (CAS), University of Pennsylvania

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Friday 4/20 | 5:30PM | Claudia Cohen Hall, Room 402 [Keynote Lecture] Dominique Charpin (Collège de France): “The Role of Temples in Mesopotamian Cities: The case of Ur in the Old Babylonian period” Reception to follow. Saturday 4/21 | 9:00AM - 4:30PM | Penn Museum, Rainey Auditorium 9:15 Roderick Campbell (ISAW): “Ancient Urbanism and the Great Settlement Shang” 9:45 Lisa LeCount (University of Alabama): “The Preclassic ‘City’ of Actuncan: How collective action created and transformed an early ritual center in the Maya lowlands” 10:45 Heather D. Baker (University of Toronto): “Journey to the Late Babylonian City: The final phases of Mesopotamian urbanism” 11:15 Luca Maria Olivieri (Università di Bologna): “Bazira/Vajirasthana/Barikot: An early-historic city in northern Gandhara (Swat)” 1:30 Lothar Haselberger (University of Pennsylvania): "From Plato to Philly: Planning the best city" 2:00 Michael Frachetti (Washington University in St. Louis): "Urban Scaling, Nomadic cities, and Network Modularity: New paradigms in ancient urbanism" 3:00 Timothy R. Pauketat (University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana): "The Spirits of Ancient Cahokia and the Case for American Indian Urbanism" 3:30 Renata Holod (University of Pennsylvania): “On Streets, Markets, Lanes and Houses in not–so–Ancient Cities”

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