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Ancient Iran: Elamites, Achaemenids and Sasanians

Monday 4 June 2018

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25-26 June 2018

Postgraduate workshop
(only for participants)



Conveners : Samra Azarnouche & Wouter Henkelman


Monday, June 25, 2018

1. Elam: language, texts (chair: Florence Malbran-Labat)

09.00-09.15 Philip Huyse, Welcome
09.15-10.00 Marc Bavant, About possible Caucasian cognates in Elamite
10.00-10.30 Milad Jahangirfar, Šilhaha and Huban-numena

10.30-10.45 coffee break

2. Elam: roles and status of women (chair: Florence Malbran-Labat)

10.45-11.15 Mina Dabbagh, Participation of women in real estate transactions
11.15-11.45 Schirin Ghazivakili, A new approach to the relief of Kurangun

12.00-13.00 lunch (Sorbonne)

3. Achaemenids: networks, system (chair: Pierre Briant)

13.00-13.30 Rhyne King, Extra-urban Power in the Achaemenid Empire
13.30-14.00 Mitchka Shahryari, Provinces in the extreme west of the Achaemenid Empire
14.00-14.30 Laura Brillant, Center and periphery in the Achaemenid Empire
14.30-15.00 Mark Tamerus, bazikara (*bājikara-) in the Persepolis archives

15.30-16.00 coffee break

4. Achaemenids-Sasanids: sites and scribal tradition (chair: Pierre Briant)

16.00-16.30 Zohreh Zehbari, An investigation on tool marks at Achaemenid Borazjan palaces
16.30-17.00 Soheil Delshad, Royal Scribes and the Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions
17.00-17.30 Olivia Ramble, Performative formulas in ancient Iranian epigraphic texts
17.30-18.00 Margaux Spruyt, The equids of Persepolis: searching for the peculiar


Tuesday June 26, 2018

5. Achaemenids: religion (chair: Frantz Grenet)

09.00-09.30 Ardalan Emami, Conceptualizing Religious Change in the Achaemenid Empire
09.30-10.00 Anahita Zabeti, Mountains and Rivers: places of worship in Achaemenid Persia
10.00-10.30 Hamaseh Golestaneh, A generous goddess at Persepolis

10.30-11.00 coffee break

6. Sasanians and beyond (chair: Frantz Grenet)

11.00-11.30 Delphine Poinsot, The Bear : the story of a king
11.30-12.00 Alessia Zubani, The Šāhanšāh trope in Middle-Persian and Arabic Literature
12.00-12.30 Aida Alavi, Safavid Divinatory Practices, Between Text and Object

12.00-13.00 Déjeuner