The four seminars will be organized as hybrid events at the University of Helsinki and in Zoom (details below).
Each themed session will consist of two talks followed by a shared discussion, and everyone is most welcome to participate!
Thursday 19.01.23 (16:15-18:00 EET): Social Complexity in Ancient Societies
- Prof. Dr. Christiana Köhler: “Socio-cultural Complexity in the Egyptian Nile Valley during the 4th and 3rd Mill. BCE”
- Asst. Prof. Dr. Dries Daems: “Reconceptualising Social Complexity Trajectories: Feedback Loops, Causal Mechanisms and Sunk-costs in Complex Social Systems”
Thursday 23.02.23 (16:15-18:00 EET): Men and Women in Ancient Texts
- Dr. Patricia Bou Perez: "'Be a Real Man!': How Should We Understand the “Hegemonic Masculinity” in the Old Babylonian Period?"
- Prof. Dr. Agnès Garcia-Ventura & Prof. Dr. Fumi Karahashi: “Socio-economic Aspects and Agency of Female Maš-da-ri-a Contributors in Presargonic Lagash”
Tuesday 16.03.23 (16:15-18:00 EET): Embodied Emotions in the Ancient World
- Dr. Marika Pulkkinen: “Embodied Emotions: Shame and Disgust Provoked through Sexual Invectives in Hebrew Bible and in the Septuagint”
- Dr. Ellie Bennet: “Embodying Emotions in Neo-Assyrian Texts: Initial Results from Co-Occurrence Networks”
Thursday 27.04.23 (16:15-18:00 EEST): Ancient Thoughts on Robots and Science
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elly R. Truitt: "Servants of Power: Ancient and Medieval Automata"
- Prof. Dr. George Saliba: “The Social and Political Value of Entertainment: Robotic Features of Medieval Islamic Mechanical Devices”
All sessions can be attended in person (Faculty hall, Fabianinkatu 24, room 524) or virtually via Zoom (https://helsinki.zoom.us/j/67889792118 / Meeting ID: 678 8979 2118).
We hope to see you there!