Bard College Berlin Presents
Friday, October 2, 2020

Architectures of Intervention - Part III 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 Allessandra Gilibert will discuss:
  • What is the relationship between monuments and politics in (ancient) Syria?
  • Are there (ancient) monuments in Syria that were erected by foreign powers as a specific political statement?
  • Are there (ancient) monuments in Syria that were damaged or destroyed because they were foreign political statements?
All are welcome, no prior knowledge necessary.
Alessandra Gilibert is Professor for Archaeology of the Levant at Ca’ Foscari University Venice (Italy). Her research focus is on the relationship between ancient politics, art and architecture. She completed her PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin, where she worked several years as a research fellow at the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology. She currently leads field projects in Iraq and Armenia.

More upcoming events in the series:
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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