NES Symposium

Power and Knowledge in Ancient Iraq

Friday, October 29, 2010 at

Cornell University

A. D. White House

27 East Avenue

Ithaca, NY 14853

9:00-10:30  SESSION ONE (Chair: Scott Noegel)

Aage Westenholz:  “Power – raw or cooked?”

Steven Garfinkle, “Wealth and knowledge in late third millennium BC cuneiform archives”

Alexandra Kleinerman, “Ubartum: The Earliest Recorded Female Physician”

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 SESSION TWO (Chair: Alexandra Kleinerman)

Jack Sasson, “‘Nothing so Swift as Calumny’: Slander and Justification at the Mari Court”

Dustin Nash, “Nippur and Babylon, Enlil and Marduk”

Scott Noegel, “When Animals Talk”

12:30-2pm Lunch

2:00-3:30pm SESSION THREE (Chair: Lauren Monroe)

Chris Monroe, “‘You Are Now Informed’: Ugaritic Text RS 94.2406 and the Power of Writing at the End of the Bronze Age”

Maynard Maidman, “Observations on the Assyria – Arrapḫa War”

Laurie Pearce, “(Re-)constructing Cuneiform Communities: Ancient and Modern”

3:30-5:00 Concluding reception at Rosen Cuneiform Tablet Room