"Cities in the Ancient World:" Center for Ancient Studies Annual Symposium

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 5:30pm to Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
This year annual symposium will be an interdisciplinary examination of the formation and nature of urban settlement around the globe with speakers presenting case studies from Mesopotamia, the Mediterranean, Iran, South Asia, China, North America, Mesoamerica and Central Asia in the ancient and medieval past. The theme was chosen to coordinate with the opening of the new Middle East Galleries in the Penn Museum.
Keynote Lecture*: Friday 4/20 | 5:30PM | Room 402, Claudia Cohen Hall
Dominique Charpin (Collège de France): “The Role of Temples in Mesopotamian Cities: The case of Ur in the Old Babylonian period”  
*Reception to follow.
Conference Sessions: Saturday 4/21 | 9AM–4:30PM | Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum.
Full program here. Speaker abstracts and biographies here