On Thursday, June 15th, 2017, the RIAB Minerva Center will conduct a workshop on “Social aspects of multi-linguistic settings in the Ancient Near East”. The workshop, organized by Dr. Yuval Levavi (who is a post-doc at BIU and a member of the RIAB center), will be held at the Weisfeld Lecture Hall, Feldman Building (301), Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Levavi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here is the program:
|09:00||Kathleen Abraham (KUL)||Approaches to Multilingualism in the Ancient Near East|
|09:30||Yigal Bloch (Haifa)||Alphabetic Scribes (sepīru) as Mediators between Fifferent Languages and Writing Systems in Babylonia in the 6th-5th Centuries BCE|
|10:00||Peter Zilberg (HUJI)||People from the Indus valley in the Achaemenid Empire
|10:30 Coffee break|
|10:45||Noga Ayali-Darshan (BIU)||The Significance of Linguistic Elements in the Process of the Myth’s Adaptation: Some Examples from Ancient Near Eastern Literature|
|11:15||Noam Miazrhi (TAU)||Between Technique and Theology: A comparative reading of depictions of manufacturing cult images in Targum Jonathan for Deutero-Isaiah and Jeremiah 10|
|11:45||Ohad Abudraham (BIU)||Jewish Incantations in Early-Mandaic Epigraphic Texts: Linguistic Aspects|
|12:30 Lunch break|
|13:45||Uri Gabbay (HUJI)||A Dead or Living Language? The status of Sumerian within the priestly and intellectual milieus in the first millennium BCE|
|14:15||Yuval Levavi (BIU)||Why then in Akkadian? On the use of Akkadian in daily life of foreigners in Babylonia|