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Week 2. Travelers, antiquarians and Assyrians: Roots of modernity, colonialism and orientalism in Assyria (September 15, 2011)
Week 3. September 22 Family business in Anatolia: The city-state of Ashur and Assyrian trading colonies.
Week 4. September 28. From Bronze to Iron: The archaeology of the Middle Assyrian Period
Week 5. October 5 (Wednesday) The city of Nimrud and Aššurnasirpal II: ideology of the empire, narratives of state. Critical review of art historical studies of Assyrian palace reliefs.
Week 6. October 12 (Wednesday) When texts are not just texts: Assyrian Royal Inscriptions: symbolisms of power, mythologies of kingship and the royal rhetoric.