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2020 ANSHE Lecture with Dr. Joseph Lam

Dr. Joseph Lam will present “Ritual Tradition, Scribal Practice, and Cultural Contact: On Multilingualism in Ritual Texts from Late Bronze Age Syria and Anatolia” on March 10. Dr. Joseph Lam is an assistant professor in the  Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:30 PM Mudd Hall – […]


Lecture with Regine Pruzsinszky

Regine Pruzsinszky from University of Freiburg will lecture on “More than Just Music: Thoughts on Musicians in Ancient Near Eastern Society” on Wednesday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Gilman 130G (Near Eastern Studies Seminar Room).


Lecture with Dr. Virginia Herrmann

Attend a lecture with Dr. Virginia Herrmann of Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen on February 27, 5:30 pm, in Gilman 130G. She will present the lecture In the Midst of Mighty Kings: Urbanization and Trade at Bronze and Iron Age Zincirli, Turkey.


Lecture with Tom Hardwick, Houston Museum of Natural Science

Join Near Eastern Studies February 10 for a public lecture, “Buying, Selling, and Displaying Pharaonic Egypt in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries.” Tom Hardwick is the Consulting Curator of Egyptology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. “Buying, Selling, and Displaying Pharaonic Egypt in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries” Monday, February 10, 2020 […]


Lecture with Victoria Jensen

Victoria Jensen from University of California – Berkeley will be giving a lecture “The Cemeteries of Deir el-Ballas: Non-elite burials of the 17th-19th Dynasties and their relationship to the royal palace” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 14 at Gilman Hall – Room 130G (Near Eastern Studies Seminar Room).


Esther J. Hamori Presents the 2019 Samuel Iwry Lecture

Join us on Monday, Nov. 4 for the 2019 Samuel Iwry Lecture. Esther J. Hamori, associate professor of Hebrew Bible at Union Theological Seminary, presents, "The Biblical God and His Entourage of Monsters," at 5:30 p.m. in Mudd Hall 26. Professor Hamori will be available at 5 p.m. for coffee before the lecture.


Near Eastern Studies Public Lecture: Anne Porter

Anne Porter, from the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto, will present, "A Tale of Two Tells: Monuments of the Dead as Political History" on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Gilman 130G (Near Eastern Studies Seminar Room).


Lecture with Dr. Liat Naeh on May 2

Dr. Liat Naeh, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will present, "Rebuilding the Lost Ivory Throne: New Evidence from the Southern Levant in the 2nd Millennium BCE" on Thursday, May 2 at 4:30 p.m. in Gilman 130G (Near Eastern Studies Seminar Room). The event is presented by the departments of Near Eastern Studies and History of Art.


2019 Asher Achinstein Lecture to Feature Dr. Matthew Suriano

Dr. Matthew Suriano, associate professor of Near Eastern languages and cultures at the University of Maryland, will present the 2019 Asher Achinstein Lecture on Wednesday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m. The title of the talk is, "Tombs Remembered - Tombs Forgotten: A Study of Jerusalem's Monumental Tombs During the First Millennium BCE." The event will be held in Maryland Hall 110.