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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

The Construction of Time in Antiquity International Conference

3rd March 2013, 13:00 to 19:15, Senate Suite, University College

Was previously listed as 2 & 3 March but is actually 3 & 4 March.

The conference is supported by the Durham Institute of Advanced Study and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and convened by Lutz Doering (Theology and Religion) and Jonathan Ben-Dov (IAS Fellow Epiphany term). The conference is free and open to all; however, seating is limited, so please write to to register your name, if possible indicating the days / times you wish to attend.

13.00–13.30 Start of the Conference with Buffet Lunch

13.30–13.45 Welcome

13.45–14.30 John Steele (Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island): Real and Constructed Time in Babylonian Astral Medicine

<span >14.30–15.15 Lorenzo Verderame (Università Sapienza di Roma): Mapping the Mythical Time in Rituals: The Mesopotamian Case


15.45–16.30 Alexandra von Lieven (Freie Universität Berlin): Divine Figurations of Time in Ancient Egypt

16.30–17.15 Ivana Petrovic (Durham University): Greek Festivals as Medium of Communication between Gods and Men


17.45–18.30 Robert Hannah (University of Otago, currently IAS Fellow): The Antikythera Mechanism

18.30–19.15 Jörg Rüpke (Universität Erfurt): Constructing Future Time: Divination by Calendars

19.45 Conference Dinner (for speakers)

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