CSMS SYMPOSIUM 2015


SATURDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2015
10:15 am to 1:30 pm

The Function of the Palace in Ancient Near Eastern State Societies

Le Rôle du palais dans les civilisations anciennes du Proche-Orient

 Auditorium 108, Koffler House, 569 Spadina Avenue
St. George Campus, University of Toronto


10:15-10:45     Welcome and Introduction - Beyond the ‘Big Man's house’--the development and function of palaces in early Mesopotamian state societies
                             
Clemens Reichel, President

10:45-11:30     The Palace as Economic Unit in the Sealand I Kingdom
                             Odette Boivin, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto

11:30-11:45     Break

11:45-12:30    Centre and Periphery--the role of the 'Palace of the Rulers' at Tell Asmar in the history of Eshnunna (2,100 - 1,750 BC)

                            Clemens Reichel, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto and The Royal Ontario Museum

12:30-1:15       Palaces of Babylon and Palaces of  Babylonian Kings
                            Paul-Alain Beaulieu, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto

1:15-1:25        Concluding Remarks

The symposium will be held in Auditorium 108, Koffler House, 569 Spadina Avenue, St. George Campus, University of Toronto,
and will be preceded by the Annual Meeting of The Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies

9:15-9:30            Registration
9:30-10:00        Annual Meeting – Members only
10:15-1:30          Symposium

There is a symposium registration fee of $45 for Members, $50 for Non-members, $10 for Students and $15 for Non-member students with a valid ID. 

Symposium registration form PDF/WORD

Accessible entrance and washrooms available. If you have an accommodation need please contact csms@chass.utoronto.ca directly and
we will do our best to make appropriate arrangements.


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