"...But what humans forget, cells remember. The body, that elephant..."
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex (Picador 2002), 99.
Architecture Body and Performance in the Ancient Near Eastern World
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Ömür Harmansah --> Who is this?
Visiting Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
Joukowsky Institute of Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University Fridays 3:00-5:20 pm (the so-called O-hour) in Joukowsky Institute Seminar Room 203
Office Hours: Tuesday 10-12 am. (By appointment)
Ömür's Office: Joukowsky Instutute (70 Waterman St.) Room 202
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This seminar investigates the relationship between bodily practices, social performances and production of space, using case studies drawn from ancient Mesopotamia, Anatolia and Syria. Employing contemporary critical theories on the body, materiality and social practices, new theories of the making of architectural spaces and landscapes will be explored with respect to multiple geographical, historical contexts in the Ancient Near East... Read full Course Description.
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