Feasting and Festivals in Ancient Mesopotamia
Meeting at a festival as well as drinking, eating, singing and playing music was as central in the ancient Near East as in other societies. Sumerian and Akkadian literature deals with festivals and it was presented there, Mesopotamian imagery refers to topics like banquet scenes or music, the archaeological record of temples and other specific places allows perspectives on feasting, and the goods found there can be retrieved by deciphering cuneiform administrative documents. Although the focus of the workshop is on Mesopotamia in the Early Bronze Age or third millennium BC, evidence from other periods will be included to obtain a wider perspective.
Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Kozad Ahmed (Sulaimani / CAS Visiting Fellow), Lucio Milano (Venedig / CAS Visiting Fellow), Beate Pongratz-Leisten (New York University), Claudia E. Suter (Basel), Maria Vittoria Tonietti (Florenz).