Center for Ancient Studies Annual Symposium: Cities in the Ancient World

April 20, 2018 5:00 pm

Penn Museum

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Scholars from North America and Europe come together for an interdisciplinary look at the formation and nature of urban settlement around the globe, at this annual Center for Ancient Studies symposium organized on the occasion of the opening of the Penn Museum’s new Middle East Galleries.  Friday evening, famed French Assyriologist Dominique Charpin delivers the keynote address “The Place of Temples in Mesopotamian Cities: The Case of Ur in the Old Babylonian Period.” Saturday speakers present case studies from Mesopotamia, the Mediterranean, Iran, South Asia, China, North America, Mesoamerica, and Central Asia in the ancient and medieval past. The keynote address is at the University of Pennsylvania Cohen Hall, room 402; the Saturday conference is at the Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum. Details online at the Center for Ancient Studies website, Free.

Friday April 20, 5:00 pm – Keynote Lecture

Saturday, April 20, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Program


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