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Women at the Dawn of History - 29/02/2020, New Haven (CT, USA)

13.02.2020

 

 

This full-day symposium features talks, discussions, and museum displays exploring the roles and representations of women in ancient Mesopotamia. Zainab Bahrani (Columbia University), author of the
acclaimed book Women of Babylon, will deliver the keynote address.

 

FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 29/02/2020

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Kline Geology Laboratory, New Haven (CT, USA)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Yale Babylonian Collection

 

INFO:  web

 

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: $15  Aquí/here/qui

 

Ticket price includes the newly released book, Women at the Dawn of History, edited by Agnete W. Lassen and Klaus Wagensonner. Tickets also include a light breakfast and lunch, as well as exclusive tours of the exhibitions “Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights from the Yale Babylonian Collection” at the Yale Peabody Museum and “Women at the Dawn of History” at the Yale Sterling Memorial Library.

 

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:  

 

9:30 - Coffee & Pastries

 

10:00 - Opening Remarks

 

10:15 - Amy Gansell (St. Johns University): The Beauty and Power of Ancient Assyrian Queens at Nimrud's Northwest Palace

 

11:00 - Break

 

11:15 - Eckart Frahm (Yale): From Sammu-ramat to Semiramis and Beyond: Metamorphoses of an Assyrian Queen

 

11:45 - Klaus Wagensonner (Yale): Between History and Fiction: Enheduana, the First Woman Poet in World Literature

 

12:15 - Lunch

 

1:30 - Agnete Lassen (Yale): Women and Seals in the Ancient Near East

 

2:00 - Zainab Bahrani (Columbia University): Accompanied by Her Own Image: Gender and Representation Revisited

 

2:45 - General Discussion

 

3:15 - Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks exhibit viewing

 

4:00 - Guided tour of “Women at the Dawn of History,” Sterling Memorial Library

 

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