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Between the Age of Diplomacy and the First Great Empire in Ancient West Asia (1200-900 BC) - 18-19/0

FECHA /DATE/DATA: 18-19/04/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Salle Giorgio Vasari, Institut National de l?Histoire de l'Art (Paris, France)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Maria Grazia Masetti-Rouault (EPHE, PSL); Lorenzo d’Alfonso (ISAW,NYU); Robert Hawley (EPHE, PSL).




9h: Welcome: François de Polignac (Dean, department of religion, EPHE, PSL)

9h15: Introduction: L. d’Alfonso, R. Hawley, M. G. Masetti-Rouault

9h30: 1- Northern Mesopotamia: Landscapes, Cultures and Occupation

1. Ilaria Calini (Postdoctoral researcher, EPHE PSL, UMR 8210 AnHiMA Paris)

Changing Powers and Material Culture: The Case of Qasr Shemamok

2. Arnulf Hausleiter (Research associate, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Orient-Abteilung, Berlin)

Tracing transitions in the material culture of Assyria between 1200 and 900 BCE: A view from the Assyrian

urban centres

3. Daniele Morandi Bonacossi (Professor, Udine University)

Preparation for Empire. The Land behind Nineveh between the Middle Assyrian and the Neo-Assyrian Periods

4. Aline Tenu (CNRS Researcher, UMR 7041 ArScAn Paris-Nanterre) and Aurélie Paci (PhD student, Université

Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, UMR 7041)

Assyrian in Turmoil between Territorial Loss and Emergence of New Powers (1200-900 BCE)

11h: Coffee break

11h15: 2 - Northern Mesopotamia / Politics: the Assyrian empire and local cultures

5. Cinzia Pappi (Researcher, University of Innsbruck, Altgeschichte und Altorientalistik)

Assyrian Hegemonies and Local Communities: The case of Idu and its Hinterland

6. Jonathan Valk (Lecturer, Leiden University)

New Categories for a New Age: Between Arameans and Aramaic in a Time of Transition

7. Lionel Marti (CNRS researcher, UMR 7192 Proclac Paris)

To Collapse or Not to Collapse: Dark Ages from a Neo-Assyrian Perspective

8. Kate Justement (PhD student, ISAW, New York University)

Monument and Motif in Transition: Sennacherib’s Rock Reliefs at Maltai and Bawian

13h: Lunch break

14h30: 3 - Syria and the Levant

9. Christophe Nicolle (CNRS researcher, UMR 7192 Proclac Paris)

Between the Barada and the Nahr ez-Zarqa, Local Scenarios for a Global Transition

10. Marta Luciani (Associate Professor, University of Vienna)

Farther Horizons: Late Bronze – Iron Age Transition beyond the Southern Levant

11. Yifat Thareani (Researcher, Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, Jerusalem)

Patrimonial Configurations and the Creation of Local Territorial Kingdoms in the Levant: A View from the

Hula Valley

16h: Coffee break

16h30: 12. Benjamin Sass (Professor emeritus, Tel Aviv University, associate CNRS UMR 8167)

The archeology of Israel and the southern Levant in the tenth and ninth centuries BC or Iron IIA: The

absolute chronology

13. Robert Hawley (Directeur d’études, EPHE PSL, UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée Paris)

On the Question of Systemic Changes in Levantine Religion during the Bronze-Iron Transition” (1200-900 BC)

14. General discussion

9h: 4. Interpreting the transition in Anatolia

1. Catherine Kuzucuoğlu (CNRS research director, UMR 8591 LGP Paris)

The Drought Dated “End of the 2nd mill. BC” in Central Anatolia: Time and Space Variability of its Environmental Records, and Geographic Perspectives for its Impacts on Societies

2. Lorenzo d’Alfonso (Associate Professor, ISAW, New York University)

The ‘Age of Experimentation’: Understanding the LBA-IA transition in central Anatolia

3. Mary Voigt (Professor emeritus, College of William and Mary), Lisa Kealhofer (Professor, Santa Clara University)

Observing Change, Measuring Time: Documenting the Late Bronze Age-Iron Age Sequence at Gordion

4. Lorenzo Castellano (PhD student, ISAW, New York University)

Agriculture, Landscape, and Economy across the Late Bronze – Iron Age transition. A view from Kınık

Höyük and South-Central Anatolia

10h30: Coffee break

11h: 5. Clelia Mora (Professor, Pavia University)

Memory of the Empire? Aspects of continuity and innovation in the Neo-Hittite kingdoms

6. Federico Giusfredi (Associate Professor, Verona University)

Interculturality and Linguistic Legacy in the Syro-Anatolian Polities at the Turn of the Second Millennium


7. Federico Manuelli (Researcher, Institut für Altorientalistik, Freie Universität Berlin)

What Continued? What Changed? Material Evidence and Historical Remarks on the Late Bronze-Iron

Age Transition in the Upper Euphrates Region

8. Daniel E. Fleming (Professor, ISAW, New York University)

After Emar: The Depopulation of the Middle Euphrates in the Early Iron Age

9. Nancy Highcock (Postdoctoral researcher, Cambridge University)

The Social World of the Long-Distance Merchant across the Late Bronze-Iron Age Transition

13h: Lunch break

14h30: 5. Religion, culture and ideology

10. Carole Roche-Hawley (CNRS research director, UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée Paris)

On the Transmission of Knowledge in Cuneiform: The Role of Religious Professionals and Scholars

during the So-Called “Dark Age” (1200-900 BC)

11. Alice Mouton (CNRS research director, UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée Paris)

The Gods in Luwian Religious Formulas: 2nd-1st mill. BCE

12. Nathan Lovejoy (PhD student, ISAW, New York University)

The Cult of the Storm-god in Iron Age Syro-Anatolia: Chronological and Geopolitical Developments

15h30: Coffee break

16h: 13. Maria Gabriella Micale (Researcher, Freie Universität Berlin)

Crenellation and the Materiality of Architectural Symbolism in 2nd and 1st millennia Mesopotamia and the

Ancient Near East

14. Maria Grazia Masetti-Rouault (Directeur d’études, EPHE PSL, UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée)

Changing Gods at Qasr Shemamok: Local Cults and the Assyrian Empire at the Beginning of Iron Age

17h: General discussion

18h: Conclusions - L. d’Alfonso, R. Hawley, M. G. Masetti-Rouault

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