[POSTPONED] CALL. 30.04.2020: [WORKSHOP] Partnership in Ancient Near Eastern Societies — Legal Texts
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 30/04/2020
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 25-26-27-28-29/07/2022
UPDATE: Due to the present global emergency situation and the impossibility ofserious planning we have to inform you with great regret that the RAI66 at Frankfurt and Mainz has to be postponed to 2022. In accordancewith the board of the International Association for Assyriology (IAA),the cancelled Rencontre of this year on the topic “Cultural Contact –Cultures of Contact” will be held in two years time, at July 25–29,2022, at Frankfurt and Mainz.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Westend Campus (Frankfurt, Germany) - Philosophicum building, University Campus (Mainz, Germany)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Hossein Badamchi; Guido Pfeifer.
Based on a preliminary study of Akkadian legal texts from Susa dealing with partnership (cf. Badamchi & Pfeifer 2019) this workshop will extend the range of the legal texts into a broader comparative perspective that stretches across time and space. Scholars are invited to contribute studies of partnership from all regions and periods of Ancient Near Eastern legal history. Partnership and its socio-economic context (esp. trade) is a valuable topic to study the contact of (legal) cultures. We seek to reexamine the formation and typology of partnership as a legal institution by asking: How were partnership contracts executed? How were practices of kinship, agriculture, and religion intertwined? And how might an understanding of these practices contribute to a broader revision of legal history in the region? To address these questions through interdisciplinary conversation, this workshop welcomes not only legal historians, but also archeologists and philologists.
Deadline for submitting abstracts for papers presented at a workshop: April 30, 2020 Time per presentation: 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Active participants of workshops (presentation) are kindly asked to register via the conference booking system by May 31, 2020.