AMME Program: Fall 2021

This fall four Ancient and Medieval Middle East (AMME) seminars are organized as online or hybrid events at the University of Helsinki.

The themes and speakers are as follows:

30.09.21: Digital humanities of the ancient world (16:15-18:00 EEST/UTC+3, online)

  • Aleksi Sahala: “Computational Assyriology: The past, present and future”
  • Marja Vierros: “Writers and authors in Greek documentary papyri – a complicated affair”

28.10.21: Future visions of the ancient world (NB: 18:00-19:45 EEST/UTC+3, online)

  • Gina Konstantopoulos: “The Power of Words: Ancient Texts and Future (Re)Interpretations”
  • Frauke Uhlenbruch: “Science Fiction and Fan Fiction as tools in the study of ancient texts”

25.11.21: Body modification in the ancient world (16:15-18:00 EET/UTC+2, online and on campus?)

  • Julia Giessler: “Babylonian Slave Marks and Other Forms of Body Modification”
  • Ria Berg: “Jewellery of the Roman Sub-Elite - Sign, Sound and Senses”

16.12.21: Board games of the ancient world (16:15-18:00 EET/UTC+2, online and on campus?)

  • Walter Crist: “The Playable Past: Digital Tools and the Board Games of Antiquity”
  • Jacob Schmidt-Madsen: “From Victory to Defeat: A Brief History of Backgammon in Medieval South Asia”

All sessions can be attended virtually via Zoom ( / Meeting ID: 678 8979 2118).

In case of hybrid events, the on campus location will be announced later.

We hope to see you online (or in person)!