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The Strange and the Familiar: Identity and Empire in the Ancient Near East - 22-23-24/08/2019, Helsi


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 22-23-24/08/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland)





Friday, August 23: 9:10 – 9:30 - Gina Konstantopoulos; University of Helsinki Defining Others, Defining Ourselves: Constructing Identity in Empire Center and Periphery in the Late Bronze Age: Moderator: Gina Konstantopoulos; University of Helsinki 9:30 – 10:15: Müge Durusu-Tanrıöver, Bilkent University The Identities of an Empire: The Case of the Hittite Empire and its Borderlands 10:15 – 11:00: Phillip Strosahl; University of Pavia Identity and Place: The Use of Ālu and Mātu to Define People in Syria Under the Hittite Empire 11:00 – 11:15: Coffee Break 11:15 – 12:00: Jacob Lauinger; Johns Hopkins University Imperial and Local: Audience, Identity, and the Idrimi Inscription 12:00 – 12:45: František Válek, Charles University Foreigners and Religion at Ugarit 12:45 – 2:00: Lunch Break Assyria and Babylonia Moderator: Caroline Wallis, University of Helsinki 2:00 – 2:45: Jonathan Valk; Universiteit Leiden An Empire State of Mind: Domesticating the Other in the Assyrian Empire 2:45 – 3:30: Johannes Bach; University of Helsinki On the Use of Similes in MA Royal Texts 3:30 – 4:00: Coffee Break 4:00 – 4:45: Ben Dewar; University of Birmingham The Burning of Captives in the Assyrian Royal Inscriptions and Early Neo-Assyrian Conceptions of the Other 4:45 – 5:30: Eva Miller, University College London Drawing Distinctions: Assyrians, Enemies, and Others in Neo-Assyrian Art Saturday, August 24: Assyria and Babylonia Moderator: Johannes Bach; University of Helsinki 9:00 – 9:45: Güzin Eren; Boston University Imperial Identity by Architecture: The Fortifications of Sardis in the Late 7th and 6th centuries BCE 9:45 – 10:30: Marta Lorenzon and Melanie Wasmuth; University of Helsinki Where is the Border? Shifts in the South-Western Fringe Zone of the ANE Empires in the 1st Millennium BCE 10:30 – 10:45: Coffee 10:45 – 11:30: John P. Nielsen; Bradley University Assyrian Engagement with Chaldea and the Emergence of Chaldean Power in Babylonia 11:30-12:15: Michael Kozuh; Auburn University The Roving Other: Shepherds, Ungovernable Spaces, and Imperial Authority 12:15 – 1:30: Lunch Successors of Mesopotamia: Later Empires and Biblical Traditions Moderator: Jason Silverman; University of Helsinki 1:30 – 2:15: Silvia Balatti; Kiel University Being Yauna: the Limits of Imperial Integration at the Western Margins of the Achaemenid Empire 2:15 – 3:00: Jennifer Finn: Marquette University Making a Third Space in Susa: Achaemenid Displays of the Periphery in the Center 3:00 - 3:30: Coffee 3:30 – 4:15: Ehud Ben Zvi, University of Alberta The Art of Bracketing Empire Out and Creating Parallel Worlds: The Case of late Persian Yehud 4:15 – 5:00: Hanna Tervanotko; McMaster University “You Must Now Learn to Imitate the Abhorrent Practices of those Nations:" Ancient Jewish Texts and Polemics against Divination 5:00 - 5:45: Martti Nissinen and Saana Svärd; University of Helsinki Response and Final Discussion

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