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At the Margins: Interconnections of Power and Identity in the Ancient Near East - 03-04/10/2019, Pro


“At the Margins” is an interdisciplinary conference bringing together scholars studying the Near East and Egypt to rethink the dichotomy between antiquated terms such as “core” and “periphery” and instead to explore lived realities in the margins of central authority.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 03-04/10/2019

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

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Sara Mohr; Shane M. Thompson; Christian Casey.

INFO: web - sara_mohr@brown.edu - shane_thompson@brown.edu - christian_casey@brown.edu

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Inscripción online / registration online / registrazione online

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

Thursday, October 3

9:30 – 10:00 Breakfast/snacks/coffee available 10:00 – 10:20 Introduction 10:30 – 11:35 Session One Mahri Leonard-Fleckman: ‘Languaging’ Landscape in the Iron Age Shephelah: The Case of Timnah – 25 min. Alvise Matessi: “Not only bare walls…”: shifting territorialities and reorienting political discourses in Hittite Anatolia – 25 min. Discussion period: 15 min. 11:35 – 11:55 Coffee/stretch break 11:55 – 1:00 Session Two Pınar Durgun: Beyond the veil of the great sin: Local Anatolian origins of Hittite mortuary practices – 25 min. Claudia Glatz: “Beyond Alterity – Ritual Temporalities and Belonging in the Zagros-Mesopotamian Borderlands” – 25 min. Discussion period: 15 min. 1:00 – 2:00 Lunch 2:00 – 3:05 Session Three Valeria Turriziani: «Those Who Shall Come Against You from the East Shall be Doomed to Sopedu» Between Protection and Encounter: Divine Struggles at the Borders of Egypt – 25 min. Lorenzo d’Alfonso: “Cultic institutions, political identity and core-periphery dynamics. Rethinking the end and aftermath of the Hittite empire” – 25 min. Discussion period: 15 min. 3:05 – 3:25 Coffee/stretch break 3:25 – 4:30 Session Four Alexander Ahrens: “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?” – Levantine Elites at the Fringes of the Bronze Age Empires – 25 min. Peter Dubovsky: The Kingdom of Suhu and its Relations with Assyria – 25 min. Discussion period: 15 min. 4:45 – 6:00 Reception with participants, faculty, and students 6:30 – Dinner with participants, faculty, and organizers Friday, October 4

9:30 – 10:00 Breakfast/snacks/coffee available 10:00 – 11:05 Session Five Ellen Morris: On the Fringe Benefits of Life in the Shatter Zones of Egypt’s Empire – 25 min. N. İlgi Gerçek: The Short Arm of the State: Power, Participation, and Resistance in Hittite Frontiers – 25 min. Discussion period: 15 min. 11:05 – 11:25 Coffee/stretch break 11:25 – 12:30 Session Six Daniel Fleming: Emar, Carchemish, and the Hittites: The Exercise of Power without Administration – 25 min. Gojko Barjamovic: Foreigners, Court and Ceremonial in Middle Bronze Age Kaneš – 25 min. Discussion period: 15 min. 12:30 – 1:45 Lunch 1:45 – 2:50 Session Seven Avraham Faust: The Egyptian Empire in Canaan and the Transformation of Highland Identities – 25 min. Ann Shafer: Innovation as a Boundary Condition in Ancient Assyria and Beyond – 25 min. Discussion period: 15 min.

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