Volkswagen Fellowship Symposia

Palace and Temple In the Late Bronze Age of the Ancient Near East

Friday, 6th April 2012

4:30
Welcome

4:45
Laurel Bestock, Brown University
The Administration of Royal Egyptian Temples: Is an Assumption of Continuity Reasonable?

5:30
Gary Beckman, University of Michigan
Corruption in the Hittite Bureaucracy

Saturday, 7th April 2012

9:15
Jacob Lauinger, Johns Hopkins University
Approaching Palace–Temple Interaction at Alalaḫ under Mittanian Hegemony: Opportunities and Obstacles

10:00
Adam Maskevich, Johns Hopkins University
In the Shadow of Empire: Archaeological Evidence of Mitanni Public Institutions at Umm el-Marra

10:45
Coffee Break

11:00
Peter Machinist, Harvard University
First response

11:30
Daniel Fleming, New York University
Did the Hittite Empire Strip Emar of Its Monarchy?

12:15
Lunch

1:45
Kevin McGeough, University of Lethbridge
"Into my house I bid you, I beckon you into my palace": Temple, Palace, and Person in Late Bronze Age Ugarit

2:30
Anne Löhnert, Harvard University
The Royal Care for the Temple Cult in the Kingdom of Arraphe

3:15
Coffee Break

3:30
Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Freie Universität Berlin
Palatially Centered Economies in Late Bronze Age Assyria

4:15
Jonathan S. Tenney, Cornell University
A Tangential View of Palace and Temple in Kassite Babylonia

5:00
Eva von Dassow, University of Minnesota
Second Response

This symposium is made possible by the generous support of the Volkswagen Foundation.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Anne Löhnert, alohnert@fas.harvard.edu.

mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu

Program 
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