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The Allure of the Ancient: Early Modern Receptions of the Ancient Near East - 06-07/04/2019, Providence (RI, USA)





FECHA/DATE/DATA: 06-07/04/2019


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Rhode Island Hall, Brown University (Providence, RI, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: John Steele ; Margaret Geoga ; Department of Egyptology and Assyriology.






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Saturday 4/6
9:00-9:10: Welcome

9:10-10:00: Nirit Ben-Aryeh Debby, “Between Babylon and Rome: Fra Niccolo Guidalotto’s Panorama of Constantinople (1662)”

10:00-10:50: Andrea Middleton, “Collapsing Identities of Ptolemaic Queens in Early Modern Rome”

10:50-11:20: break

11:20-12:10: Margaret Geoga, “Terrasson’s ‘Séthos’: An Imagined Ancient Egypt and Its Afterlives”

12:10-1:00: Florian Ebeling, “The Wisdom of the Body and the Egyptian Mysteries in 18th Century Freemasonry”

1:00-2:00: lunch break

2:00-2:50: Michael Seymour, “Images of Babylon in the Early Modern Period”

2:50-3:40: Elisa Boeri, “Narrating the Ancient Near East: French Architects and Draftsmen from the Revolution to the ‘Description of Egypt’”

3:40-4:10: break

4:10-5:00: Felipe Rojas, “American Euphrates: Invoking Mesopotamia in the Colonial Americas”

Sunday 4/7
9:00-9:10: Welcome

9:10-10:00: Mark Darlow, “Egypto-mania in Enlightenment Musical Theatre: From Gherardi to the Opéra national”

10:00-10:50: Julia Prest, “Voltaire’s ‘Sémiramis’: from French Tragedy to Creole Parody”

10:50-11:20: break

11:20-12:10: John Steele, “The Portrayal of Egypt and Babylon in Early Modern Histories of Science”

12:10-1:00: Daniel Stolzenberg, “What Was the Orient of Early Modern Scholars? ‘Oriental Languages’ and the Roots of Academic Orientalism”

1:00-2:00 lunch break

2:00-2:50: Maryam Sanjabi, “Zarathustra’s French Moment”

2:50-3:40: Lindsay Allen and Moya Carey, “Dialogues with antiquity in pre-Islamic Iran”

3:40-4:10: break

4:10-5:00: Diane Greco Josefowicz, “Republics of Heaven: Jean-François Champollion and the comparative study of ancient religions”

5:00-5:10: Closing remarks

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