Bard College Berlin Presents
Friday, September 18, 2020 – Friday, October 9, 2020

Foreign Intervention in (Ancient) Syria

Workshop Series
10:00 am CET

Are you curious about ancient Syria? Does imperialism interest you? This workshop will get you thinking about both ancient Syria and the politics of foreign intervention. Over the course of four consecutive Friday seminars, experts on ancient Syria (c. 1400-600 BC) will guide us through a wide range of ancient sources and the politics of their discovery in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Together, we will consider how the Hittite and Assyrian empires operated in Syria in order to reflect on the nature of imperial politics—in antiquity and today. All are welcome; no prior knowledge necessary.

September 18: Hittite Intervention with Elena Devecchi (University of Turin)
September 25: Assyrian Intervention with Nathan Morello (LMU Munich)
October 2: Architectures of Intervention with Alessandra Gilibert (University of Venice)
October 9: Archaeology of Intervention with Cinzia Pappi (University of Innsbruck)
All workshops meet on Zoom from 10am to 12pm, noon CET. Contact the organizer, Aaron Tugendhaft, with any questions. (a.tugendhaft@berlin.bard.edu)

Co-sponsored by Baynatna: The Arabic Library in Berlin, and made possible by the generous support of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung.

Contact information:  communications@berlin.bard.edu

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