CSMS SYMPOSIUM 2014


SATURDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2014
10:15 am to 1:30 pm

Kings, Usurpers, and Hostile Takeovers in the Ancient Near East

Rois, usurpateurs et prises de controle hostiles dans le Proche-Orient  ancien

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


10:15-10:30     Welcome and Introduction
                             Paul-Alain Beaulieu

10:30-11:10     Up for Grabs: Babylonian Kingship During the Iron Age
                             Paul-Alain Beaulieu, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations,University of Toronto St. George

11:10-11:50     Not-So-Gentle Reminders: the Visual Legacy of Sargon II's Throne Usurpation in Neo-Assyrian Narrative Art
                             Clemens Reichel, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations,University of Toronto St. George and The Royal Ontario Museum

11:50-12:00     Break

12:00-12:40    The Importance of History and Tradition in the Claim to Achaemenid Kingship

                             Maria Brosius, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations,University of Toronto St. George and The Royal Ontario Museum

1:20-1:20        The Limits of Kingship in the Seleukid Empire
                            Boris Chrubasik, Classics, University of Toronto, Mississauga and St. George

1:20-1:30        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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