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Una storia di due cittā:
nuovi archivi e la storia della Mesopotamia
Sabato 21 gennaio, ore 11,30 - Palazzo Franchetti
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
La conferenza sarā tenuta dal prof. David I. Owen, Bernard and Jane Schapiro Emeritus Professor of Ancient Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (Cornell University), in occasione dell'apertura della mostra Prima dell'alfabeto.Viaggio in Mesopotamia alle origini della scrittura, organizzata dalla Fondazione Ligabue.
Inti Ligabue, Presidente Fondazione Giancarlo Ligabue
Frederick Mario Fales, Curatore della mostra
Roswitha Del Fabbro, Comitato scientifico
Adriano Favaro, Curatore del catalogo (Giunti Editore)
La conferenza č gratuita ed aperta al pubblico sino ad esaurimento posti
David I. Owen (Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1969) is the Bernard and Jane Schapiro Emeritus Professor of Ancient Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Curator of Tablet Collections in the Jonathan and Jeannette Rosen Ancient Near Eastern Studies Seminar and Tablet Conservation Laboratory. In addition to extensive archaeological fieldwork in Turkey Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and Israel from 1961-1988, he has published widely in cuneiform studies, with over 150 articles and reviews, seven volumes of cuneiform texts and studies, and numerous edited books. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the series, Studies on the Civilization and Culture of Nuzi and the Hurrians (Eisenbrauns and CDL Press) begun in 1981, and edited first with Professor Martha A. Morrison (Brandeis University and Boston College) and then with Professor Gernot Wilhelm (Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg) through its eighteenth volume in 2009. He is also the founding editor-in-chief of the ongoing Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology (CUSAS) Begun in 2007, the series includes the publications of cuneiform texts from the Cornell University and other collections, with over thirty volumes of cuneiform texts and studies published to date (2015). Professor Owen taught course in Sumerian, Akkadian languages, Near Eastern and Biblical History and archaeology and is currently retired from teaching but remains Curator of Tablet Collections in the Jonathan and Jeannette Rosen Ancient Near Eastern Studies Seminar and Tablet Conservation Laboratory.