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Ancient Near Eastern Archives: Dealing with Incomplete Datasets

Ancient Near Eastern Archives: Dealing with Incomplete Datasets
569 Spadina Ave, Auditorium 108, Koffler House
Time: Oct 1st, 12:15 pm End: Oct 1st, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Archaeology, Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS)
Symposium & AGM

Annual General Meeting 

The Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies

La Société canadienne des études mésopotamiennes

 

and Symposium

 

Ancient Near Eastern Archives: Dealing with Incomplete Datasets

Les archives du Proche-Orient ancien: comment interpréter des données fragmentaires

 

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.

Following are the Society's areas of activity: Public Lectures, Exhibitions, Research, Archaeology (Co-sponsor of The Canadian Expedition to Syria).

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.

 

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Please note new times for Annual General Meeting and Symposium

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting and Symposium will be held in Auditorium 108, Koffler House, 569 Spadina Avenue, University of Toronto, St. George Campus

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.

12:15-12:30 Registration

12:30-1:00 Annual Meeting - Society members only; memberships may be renewed or opened at the door.

Symposium

Ancient Near Eastern Archives: Dealing with Incomplete Datasets

Les archives du Proche-Orient ancien: comment interpréter des données fragmentaires


1:00-1:15 Welcome and Introduction


1:15-2:00 Bureaucratic Grindings: Paper Trails, Data Loss and Attrition in Old Babylonian Palace Archives
Clemens Reichel, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto / The Royal Ontario Museum


2:00-2:45 Stories of Barley and Gold - Overcoming the Limits of Middle Babylonian Archives
Susanne Paulus, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago


2:45-3:15 Break


3:15-4:00 The Use of Writing Boards in Assyria
Heather D. Baker, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto


4:00-4:45 ‘Persian Boys Writing on Parchment' - Achaemenid Administration and its Written Tradition
Maria Brosius, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto


4:45-5:00 Concluding Remarks and General Discussion

 


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