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@ Conference "Money and Cult"

ActivitiesPosted by Anne Goddeeris Wed, May 28, 2014 11:27:05

From May 24th until May 25th, Anne Goddeeris participated in a conference on Money and Cult, The Role of the Temple in the Ancient Economy, in Dublin, Ireland. Besides giving a paper titled "It comes with the job. The duties and benefits attached to temple during the old Babylonian period (1900 – 1600 BCE)", she actively participated in the round table discussions.





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Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale 59

ActivitiesPosted by Anne Goddeeris Mon, July 22, 2013 18:19:59

From the 15th until the 19th of July, the international community of Assyriologists has landed in Ghent for its yearly “Rencontre” (RAI 59). The theme of this edition, “Law and (dis)order” could be approached from different angles, which resulted in a variety of contributions on law, linguistics, gender, economy and chronology, to name just some of the topics.

Hendrik Hameeuw (RMAH-KU Leuven) presented a poster "Interactive Cuneiform Imaging for Research and Publishing", Anne Goddeeris (KU Leuven) gave a talk on a disordered calendric system, “A Tangled Framework. A Calendric Innovation by Rim-Sîn”, and Jan Tavernier (UCLouvain) on drunkenness and hangovers, “Disorder in the Head! Alcohol Abuse and Hangovers in the Ancient Near East”. Young IAP members Elynn Gorris and Etienne Van Quickelberghe participated in the congress as well. Jan Tavernier and Anne Goddeeris have each chaired a session closely related to their research interests.


The coffee, lunch and evening breaks were well spent making and renewing acquaintances and discussing future plans (besides trying out the advices given in Jan Tavernier’s paper).

a bunch of Assyriologists

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Research stay PennMuseum, Philadelphia

Field WorkPosted by Anne Goddeeris Mon, July 22, 2013 18:08:23
From June 30th until July 13th, Dr. Anne Goddeeris studied a number of cuneiform tablets in the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. The research stay took place in the framework of Work Package V, “History and Chronology” (supported via WP VI) of the Greater Mesopotamia IAP and was additionally financed by the FWO-Vlaanderen.

In the museum, she studied legal and administrative texts from Nippur, the religious capital of Babylonia, dating from 1900-1700 BC. These archives, excavated by the Babylonian Expedition at the end of the 19th century, are dispersed over three collections, now kept in Istanbul (Turkey), Jena (Germany) and Philadelphia (US). The texts in Philadelphia have been collated, situated in their archival context and recorded with the Portable Light Dome system.

CBS 1354

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