LECTURES & BROWN BAG TALKS (SPRING 2017)
Brown Bag Talk
254 Barrows Hall, from 12-1 pm.
Eduardo Escobar, PhD candidate in Cuneiform Studies, will present on: Knowing Plants in Cuneiform Cultures: Revisiting R.C. Thompson's "Dictionary of Assyrian Botany
This talk will consider what R.C Thompson's 1949 'Dictionary of Assyrian Botany' might look like in the twenty-first century. Scribal investigations of plants covered a wide range of scholarly genres in cuneiform cultures, from lexical lists, to materia medica, and glassmaking recipes. I will address the perennial challenge of identifying modern plant species in ancient texts, and suggest new ways forward using network visualization and the history of science.
Center for Digital Archaeology (Digital Training Program for Archaeologists) <https://www.digitaltraining.site/>
February and March Classes: <https://www.digitaltraining.site/trainings>
NES Commencement Ceremony
The Department of Near Eastern Studies' Commencement Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Toll Room of Alumni House. More information about the commencement...