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Greater Mesopotamia

@ Conference “Money and Cult”

Activities Posted on Wed, May 28, 2014 11:27:05

From May 24th until May 25th, Anne
Goddeeris participated in a conference on Money and Cult, The Role of the
Temple in the Ancient Economy
, in Dublin, Ireland. Besides giving a paper
titled “It comes with the job. The duties and benefits attached to temple
during the old Babylonian period (1900 – 1600 BCE)”, she actively
participated in the round table discussions.

Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale 59

Activities Posted on Mon, July 22, 2013 18:19:59

From the
15th until the 19th of July, the international community of Assyriologists has landed
in Ghent for its yearly “Rencontre” (RAI 59). The theme of this edition, “Law and
(dis)order” could be approached from different angles, which resulted in a
variety of contributions on law, linguistics, gender, economy and chronology,
to name just some of the topics.

Hendrik Hameeuw (RMAH-KU Leuven) presented a poster “Interactive Cuneiform Imaging for Research and Publishing”, Anne Goddeeris (KU Leuven) gave a talk on a disordered calendric
system, “A Tangled Framework. A Calendric Innovation by Rim-Sîn”, and Jan
Tavernier (UCLouvain) on drunkenness and hangovers, “Disorder in the Head! Alcohol Abuse
and Hangovers in the Ancient Near East
”. Young IAP members Elynn Gorris and Etienne Van
Quickelberghe participated in the congress as well. Jan Tavernier and Anne
Goddeeris have each chaired a session closely related to their research interests.

The coffee,
lunch and evening breaks were well spent making and renewing acquaintances and
discussing future plans (besides trying out the advices given in Jan
Tavernier’s paper).

a bunch of Assyriologists

Research stay PennMuseum, Philadelphia

Field Work Posted on Mon, July 22, 2013 18:08:23

From June
30th until July 13th, Dr. Anne Goddeeris studied a number
of cuneiform tablets in the University Museum of the University of
Pennsylvania. The research stay took place in the framework of Work Package V,
“History and Chronology” (supported via WP VI) of the Greater Mesopotamia IAP and was additionally financed by the FWO-Vlaanderen.

In the museum,
she studied legal and administrative texts from Nippur, the religious capital
of Babylonia, dating from 1900-1700 BC. These archives, excavated by the
Babylonian Expedition at the end of the 19th century, are dispersed
over three collections, now kept in Istanbul (Turkey), Jena (Germany) and Philadelphia (US). The texts
in Philadelphia have been collated, situated in their archival context and
recorded with the Portable Light Dome system.

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