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[Conference] Professional Women in the Bible and the Ancient Near East

UCL Institute of Jewish Studies 

SPECIAL SEMINAR IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SORBONNE

Monday April 29th  - Tuesday April 30th 2019

Venue:  UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

PROGRAMME

Monday 29 April

Venue: Room 422 Roberts Engineering Building, Malet Place, off Torrington Place WC1E 7JE

14.00-14.45 Alice Mouton (CNRS): The Hittite Old Woman: Paid for her Ritual Knowledge   

14.45-15.30 Marine Béranger (Collège de France):  Women's work according to the Old Babylonian epistolary documentation

15.30-16.00 Tea

16.00-16.45 Sandra Jacobs (KCL): Women of Wealth in Neo-Babylonian and Persian Antiquity

16.45-17.30 Francesca Nebiolo (Collège de France): Women's work according to the Old Babylonian legal documentation

18.00-18.30 Drinks reception

Venue: Gavin de Beer Room, UCL Anatomy Building, Gower Street WC1E 6BT

18.30-19.30 RAYMOND WESTBROOK MEMORIAL LECTURE

Venue: J.Z. Young lecture theatre, UCL Anatomy Building, Gower Street WC1E 6BT

Sophie Démare-Lafont, (Université Paris II): Cheating in the Bible and its legal implications

Tuesday 30 April

Venue: Room B15 (basement), UCL Darwin Building, WC1E 6BT

9.30-10.15 Jana Matuszak (SOAS): Defining female professions in Sumerian literary disputations between women

10.15-11.00 Elisabeth Sawerthal (KCL): Women Who Know: Female Diviners and Power in Ancient Egypt and in the Hebrew Bible 

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12-15 Sonja Noll (UCL): Where have all the mighty women gone? Erasure by translation

12.15-13.00 Daniel Bodi (Sorbonne Paris IV): The Role of the Queen Mother in the Hebrew Bible and in the Ancient Near East - A Comparative Approach

13.00-13-15 Mark Geller (UCL): Concluding Remarks

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