Faces From the Past: Ancient Near Eastern Figurines (Tallinn, Sept 17-18)

On September 17-18, the CSTT organizes in Tallinn, under the Auspices of the Association of Coroplastic Studies (ACoSt), the research colloquium “Faces from the Past: Ancient Near Eastern Figurines”. 

You can download the poster of the colloquium here and a PDF of the final programme here. The colloquium will be held at The Institute of Theology (Pühavaimu 6), Tallinn. For more info, please contact: raz.kletter@helsinki.fi.

THURSDAY 17.9.2015

09:30–10:00: Opening Words

Opening Lecture
Chair: Urmas Nõmmik

10:00–10:45: Amihai Mazar, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Late Bronze/Iron Age Figurines and Figurine Moulds from Beth Shean and Rehov, Israel

Coffee break: 10:45–11:15

Session I: Iron Age Transjordan
Chair: Christian Frevel

11:15–12:00: P. M. Michèle Daviau, Wilfrid Laurier University: Gods, Goddesses, Men and Women in Ammonite Iconography
12:00–12:45: Régine Hunziker-Rodewald, University of Strasbourg: “Made in Her Image”: Iron Age Female Terracotta Figurines from Jordan

Lunch: 12:45–14:15

Session II: Iron Age Judah and Israel
Chair: Adi Erlich

14:15–15:00: Katri Saarelainen, University of Helsinki: Anthropomorphic Figurines of Iron Age Northern Israel
15:00–15:45: Erin Darby, University of Tennessee, Knoxville: Lachish and Jerusalem Cave I: Judean Pillar Figurines in Caves
15:45–16:30: Raz Kletter, University of Helsinki: Are there Regional Styles in Judean Figurines?

Coffee Break: 16:30–17:00

Session III: Iron Age Cyprus
Chair: Michèle Daviau

17:00–17:45: Giorgos Papantoniou, Trinity College Dublin: Transmissions and Transformations of Culture: The Cypriot Iron Age Figurines

Colloquium Dinner: 19:00


FRIDAY 18.9.2015

Opening Lecture
Chair: Christian Frevel

09:30–10:15: Diana Edelman, University of Oslo: The Teraphim embodied as Figurines: Dead Ancestors or Household Gods?

Session IV: Persian Period Idumea and Yehud
Chair: Amihai Mazar

10:15–11:15: Adi Erlich, University of Haifa: Persian Period Terracotta Figurines from Idumaea as Regional and Ethnic Markers

Coffee break: 11:15–11:45

11:45–12:30: Izaak de Hulster, University of Helsinki: Figurines in Achaemenid Period Yehud
12:30–13:15: Christian Frevel, Ruhr-University Bochum: Southern Levantine Figurines of the Iron Age and Persian Period: A Comparative View

Lunch: 13:15–14:30

Session V: Pottery Experiment
Chair: Raz Kletter

14:30–16:45: (Asuur Pottery Workshop)

Concluding Discussion
Chairs: the Organizers

16:45–17:30: (Theological Institute)


SATURDAY 19.9.2015

Tour of Tallinn: 9:00–12:00.

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