Bard College Berlin Presents
Friday, September 25, 2020

Assyrian Intervention - Part II of the Workshop Series Foreign Intervention in (Ancient) Syria 

Online Workshop
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.
This workshop with Nathan Morello will discuss:
  • What are the ancient sources for the history of the Assyrian intervention in Syria?
  • What was Syria's political landscape during the Iron Age?
  • How did the Assyrian intervention in Syria change through time (eleventh to seventh century BC)?
All are welcome, no prior knowledge necessary.
Nathan Morello is part of the research staff of the Alexander von Humboldt-Professorship for the Ancient History of the Near and Middle East at Ludwig Maximilians-University (Munich, Germany), where he works for the Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus initiative (MOCCI), headed by Prof. Dr. Karen Radner and Dr. Jamie Novotny. After receiving his PhD at the University of Udine, he has worked in Germany (Universität Leipzig, Universität Heidelberg, Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München) with several postdoctoral projects. His main interests are the history, geography, and the history of art of Assyria, with special focus on the monuments, royal inscriptions, and archival documents of Middle and Neo-Assyrian periods. A list of his publications can be found here.

More upcoming events in the series:
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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