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Society for Ancient History Fall Lecture: Professor Serdar Yalçin

December 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Society for Ancient History is pleased to present our Fall Speaker, Professor Serdar Yalçin of Macalester College! We invite you to join us virtually to enjoy his lecture followed by a brief Q&A. See below for a description of his talk and please RSVP using the link below to receive the meeting invitation. If you have any questions, contact campos4@stolaf.edu or chang18@stolaf.edu. 

Selves Engraved On Stone: Seals and Identity in the Ancient Near East

Carved typically in stone with detailed designs and pictorial elements, the cylinder seal is perhaps the most distinctive art form to emerge in  Mesopotamia and spread to the rest of the Near East from the lat fourth millennium BCE onwards. Through a detailed exploration of these objects, this presentation will demonstrate that, in their specific historical and cultural contexts, ancient Mesopotamian and Syrian seals ?emphasized various relationships, such as religion, gender, family, and profession, via their material, quality of carving, textual and visual content, and usage. 

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December 11, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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