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Literary Change in Mesopotamia and Beyond

Second Workshop of the Melammu Project
To be held at the University of Innsbruck
13-14 October 2016

Organisers: Martin Lang and Sebastian Fink

  Workshop Program
  Monday, October 13
09:00-09:15 Opening
  The Beginnings
09:15-10:00 Gonzalo Rubio (New York): TBA
10:00-10:45 Peeter Espak (Tartu): The Transformation of the Sumerian Temple Hymns
  Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 Gebhard Selz (Vienna): Bilingual plants: a critical evaluation of the plant motif in the epic tradition concerning Etana and Adapa
11:45-12:30 Vladimir Emelianov (St. Petersburg): The Evolution of the Festival of Dumuzi in the light of Russian Assyriology
  Lunch break
  From the Second to the First Millennium
14:00-14:45 Simonetta Ponchia (Verona): From II to I millennium BC: cases and problems n investigating change in Assyro-Babylonian literary texts
14:45-15:30 Takayoshi Oshima (Leipzig): Legends of Sargon — History to His Story: Forming the Warrior King Archetype
  Coffee Break
15:45-16:30 Christian Hess (Berlin): On the Textual History of Enūma eliš
16:30-17:15 Martin Lang (Innsbruck): TBA
  Friday, October 14
  Religion, Medicine and Rituals
09:00-09:45 Barbara Böck (Madrid): On the Formation and Transmission of Babylonian Magical Books
09:45-10:30 Strahil Panayotov (Berlin): Changes and Transformations in Mesopotamian Eye Disease Texts
  Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 Cinzia Pappi (Innsbruck): Message in a Tablet. The Evolution of the Letters to the Divine in Literary and Religious Perspective
11:30-12:15 Anne Löhnert (München): The techniques of editing Mesopotamian lamentations
  Lunch Break
  Beyond Mesopotamia
14:00-14:45 Yoram Cohen (Tel Aviv): The Vanity Theme in Wisdom Literature: The Cuneiform World and Beyond
14:45-15:30 Ignacio Rowe (Madrid): The Position and the Role of Ugarit in the History of Babylonian Literature
  Coffee Break
15:45-16:30 Johannes Haubold (Durham): The textual transmission of Greek and Akkadian epic
16:30-17:00 Closing