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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Fall 2013 Near Eastern Studies Graduate Student Colloquium

Saturday, November 9th, 2013, 10 am-3 pm

1022 Thayer Academic Building

Osterman Commons, 1st floor Institute for the Humanities

10.00 Coffee

10:30 Tayfun Bilgin (Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies)

Kantuzzili, the Murderer and Begetter of Hittite Kings

11.00 Gina Konstantopoulos (Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies)

Elsewhere is a Negative Mirror: Aratta as a Constructed Landscape in Sumerian Literary Texts

11:30 Rodney Caruthers (Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies)

Azazel: Literary Traditions & Iconography

Noon Lunch (provided)

1.00 Neville McFerrin (Interdisciplinary Program in Classical Art and Archaeology)

He Should Have Put a Ring on It: Self-Presentation, Power, and Personal Adornment on Palmyrene Funerary Busts

1:30 Ali Hussain (Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies)

Hospitality as Knowledge Production: the Mysticism of Ibn Arabi as a Case Study

2.00 Aiyub Palmer (Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies)

 A New Epistemology of Sainthood; Wisdom in the Theosophy of al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi

2:30 Paul Love (Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies)

 A Long, Centuries-Old Murmuring: Medieval Islamic Manuscripts & Their Modern Material Histories

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