AMME Program: Fall 2023

We are excited to announce the compelling program the Ancient and Medieval Middle East (AMME) seminars series has in store this fall!

Four seminars will be organized as hybrid events at the University of Helsinki and on Zoom (details below), for those unable to join us in person.

Each session has been tailored around a particular theme, and consist of two talks, after which the entire seminar joins in discussion. We invite you all to come and participate!

As fall wastes little time throwing out the last days of summer, the first seminar is already behind us (thank you Hanna and Saana for the fascinating talks!).

Thursday 21.09.23 (16:15-18:00 EEST): Imagining the Ancient World

  • Prof. Dr. Hanna Tervanotko: ‘Gender and Imagined Authorship of Ancient Jewish Texts’
  • Prof. Dr. Saana Svärd: ‘Imagining Gender in Modern Academia’

Tuesday 24.10.23 (16:15-18:00 EEST): Built and Grown Environments

  • Dr. Lucía Ruano Posada: ‘Earth Building in Humid Environments: The Iberian Cantabrian Façade as a Case Study’
  • Dr. Doğa Karakaya: ‘Palaeoethnobotanical and Isotopic Research and the Reconstruction of Human-Environment Interactions in the Orontes Watershed, south-central Türkiye’

Thursday 23.11.23 (16:15-18:00 EET): Ancient Kings and Ancient Queens

  • Dr. Jasmin Lukkari: 'The Seleucid kings of the 2nd century BC in Roman narratives'
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Gillian Ramsey: 'Seleukid Queens, War, and Propaganda: some recent thoughts on old tropes'

Thursday 14.12.23 (16:15-18:00 EET): Communities of the Past and Present

  • MA Kaisa Autere: ‘Social Life in el-Lahun - Sociolinguistics in Identifying Patronage Structures in late Middle Kingdom Egypt’
  • Dr. Päivi Miettunen: ‘By the people, for the people? Negotiating community archaeology in Northern Jordan’

All sessions can be attended in person (Kielikeskus, room SH 105, Fabianinkatu 26) or virtually via Zoom ( / Meeting ID: 678 8979 2118).

We hope to see you there! 

- The organizing team