Greater Mesopotamia

Greater Mesopotamia

International Conference @ Louvain-la-Neuve

ActivitiesPosted by Jan Tavernier Mon, March 17, 2014 12:33:59

On Thursday 27 and Friday 28 February 2014, an international conference entitled “Topography and Toponymy in the Ancient Near East: Perspectives and Prospects” took place at the Oriental Institute of the Université catholique de Louvain. This conference, organized by the research group “Ancient Near Eastern Studies” of the aforementioned institute, was held within the framework of Work Package III (“Historical Geography”) of the IAP-Project 7/14.

The conference was organized in five sessions: “Water”, “The Lands”, “Routes”, “Fields” and “Methodological Approaches”. International and Belgian speakers (see programme) delivered interesting and qualitative contributions followed by profound discussions. The conference covered all regions of the Ancient Near East (Anatolia, Levant, Mesopotamia and Elam-Iran) as well as the 2rd and 1st Millennium. Proceedings of this conference will be published.

Sincere thanks for the smooth organisation of this conference go to the Organizing Committee consisting of Prof. Dr. J. Tavernier, Prof. Em. R. Lebrun, Dr. A. Tourovets, Dr. Ch. Lebrun, Dr. J. De Vos, A. Degrève, E. Gorris and E. Van Quickelberghe.


Programme

Jeudi 27 février / Thursday 27 February

09h00-09h15: Accueil / Reception

09h15-10h00: Introduction

Prof. V. Yzerbyt, Prorecteur à la Recherche of the Université catholique de Louvain.
Prof. P. Hiligsmann, Dean of the Faculté de philosophie, arts et lettres.
Prof. J. den Heijer, Président of the Centre d’Etudes Orientales – Institut Orientaliste.
A. Devillers & Prof. J. Tavernier, Introduction to the IAP Project « Greater Mesopotamia: Reconstruction of its Environment and History ».

Session 1: Les Eaux / Water (Président de session / Chair : René Lebrun)

10h00-10h30: Kathleen Abraham (KU Leuven)

Perennial Water for Nippur: The Location of the Sumundar Canal

10h30-11h00: Karel Van Lerberghe (KU Leuven)

Where’s Waldo ?

11h00-11h20: Pause-café / Coffee Break

11h20-11h50: Guy Labarre (Université de Franche-Comté ; laboratoire ISTA)

Les cités riveraines des lacs pisidiens Askania (Burdur) et Limnè (Eğridir)

11h50-12h20: Stéphane Lebreton (Université d’Artois)

Réflexions sur les hydronymes d’Asie Mineure


12h15-14h00: Lunch


Session 2: Les Régions / The Lands (Président de session/Chair : Alexandre Tourovets)

14h00-14h30: Eric Gubel (RMAH)

La topographie historique de la plaine du Akkar : bilan provisoire

14h30-15h00: Danièle Michaux-Colombot (Académie d’Orléans)

Locating the country Meluḫḫa mentioned in cuneiform sources and identifying it with that of MḎ3 from Egyptian sources

15h00-15h30: Julien De Vos (Université catholique de Louvain)

La localisation du pays de Qedy/Qode : Une évidence à réévaluer

15h30-15h50: Pause-café / Coffee Break

15h50-16h20: Laurent Colonna d’Istria (Université de Liège) et Sébastien Rey (Université de Liège)

Mari et son terroir à l’époque des šakkannakū

16h20-16h50: Hadrien Bru (Université de Franche-Comté ; laboratoire ISTA)

Topographie et toponymie de la Phrygie Parorée

16h50-17h20: Etienne Van Quickelberghe (Université catholique de Louvain)

Entre Assyrie et Anatolie : La topographie du pays d’Isuwa

19h00: Dîner / Dinner (Il Doge, Louvain-la-Neuve)


Vendredi 28 février / Friday 28 February

Session 3: Les Itinéraires / Routes (Président de session/Chair : Mikko Luukko)

10h15-10h30: Accueil / Reception

10h30-11h00: Elynn Gorris (Université catholique de Louvain) & Greta Van Buylaere (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg)

Elamites on the Road to Hara(n)

11h00-11h20: Pause-café / Coffee Break

11h20-11h50: Alexandre Tourovets (Université catholique de Louvain)

The Assyrians in the Zagros : Problems concerning the localisations of toponyms

11h50-12h20: Gian Pietro Basello (L’Orientale - University of Naples)

Administrative Topography in Comparison: Overlapping Jurisdictions in the Acropole Tablets from Susa and in the Persepolis Fortification Tablets (6th Century BC)


12h20-14h00: Lunch


Session 4: Les champs / The Fields (Président de session/Chair : Gian Pietro Basello)

14h00-14h30: Anne Goddeeris (Universiteit Gent / KU Leuven)

The Fields of Nippur

14h30-15h00: Katrien De Graef (Universiteit Gent)

In Susa’s Fields. On the Topography of Fields in Old Babylonian Administrative Documents from Susa

15h00-15h20: Pause-café / Coffee Break

Session 5: Président de session/Chair : Guy Labarre

15h20-15h50: Mikko Luukko (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg)

Observations on Neo-Assyrian Practices of Naming Places

15h50-16h20: Lauriane Locatelli (Université catholique de Louvain)

Ariassos et Pergé, deux toponymes anatoliens. Hypothèses et tentatives d’interprétation

16h20-16h40: Conclusion / Concluding remarks (René Lebrun)

17h00: Conférence inaugurale d’Oriental Lecture Series. Prof. Christian Robin (CNRS Paris)

Toponymes et ethnonymes du Yémen : permanences et changements









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