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The Function of the Palace in Ancient Near Eastern State Societies

The Function of the Palace in Ancient Near Eastern State Societies
569 Spadina Avenue, Koffler House, Auditorium 108
Time: Oct 3rd, 9:15 am End: Oct 3rd, 1:25 pm
Interest Categories: Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), History (FAS), Classics (FAS), before 400 BCE, Archaeology
Annual General Meeting and Symposium, Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies

The Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies / La Société canadienne des études mésopotamiennes presents:

The Function of the Palace in Ancient Near Eastern State Societies / Le Rôle du palais dans les civilisations anciennes du Proche-Orien

9:15-9:30    Registration

9:30-10:00    Annual Meeting - Society members only; memberships may be renewed or opened at the door.


10:15-10:45    Welcome and Introduction
Beyond the ‘Big Man's house’--the development and function of palaces in early Mesopotamian state societies
Clemens Reichel, President

10:45-11:30    The Palace as Economic Unit in the Sealand I Kingdom
        Odette Boivin, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto

11:30-11:45    Break

11:45-12:30    Centre and Periphery--the role of the 'Palace of the Rulers' at Tell Asmar in the history of Eshnunna (2,100 - 1,750 BC)
Clemens Reichel, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto and  The Royal Ontario Museum

12:30-1:15    Palaces of Babylon and Palaces of  Babylonian Kings
Paul-Alain Beaulieu, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto

1:15-1:25    Concluding Remarks


There is a symposium registration fee of $45 for Members, $10 for Student Members, $50 for Non-members, and $15 for Non-member students with valid student ID.

The purpose of the Society is to stimulate interest among the general public in the culture, history and archaeology of ancient Mesopotamia, in particular the civilizations of Sumer, Babylon and Assyria, as well as neighbouring ancient civilizations. The Society is a chartered, non-profit organization with no political or ideological affiliations or functions.

For further information about the Society write: c/o RIM Project, University of Toronto, 4 Bancroft Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C1, email: csms@chass.utoronto.ca, telephone: 416-978-4531.

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