Heather D. Baker
Assyriology/Ancient Near Eastern Studies
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Guest lectures & seminars


2015

  • The Babylonian City in Long-term Perspective: Investigating Urban Processes Using Texts and Archaeology (ANŠE Lecture, Department of Near Eastern Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, 20 April 2015)
  • Making an Empire: Neo-Assyrian Craftsmen and Other Workers (A.K. Grayson Lecture on Assyrian History and Culture, Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies, University of Toronto, 14 January 2015)

2012

  • At home in the Babylonian city: new light on domestic housing and urban living conditions (University of Cambridge, Mesopotamian Seminar, 20 November 2012)
  • Babylonian archives and libraries of the first millennium BC (Venice International University, Advanced Seminar in the Humanities, 29 October 2012)
  • Keeping up appearances: prestige in the built environment of urban Babylonia (21 June 2012, LMU München, Graduiertenkolleg "Formen von Prestige in Kulturen des Altertums)
  • Babylonian housing: the social use of domestic space (16 April 2012, Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, Brown University, Providence RI, USA)

2011

  • Hellenistic Uruk: temple and community in the light of texts and archaeology (4 April 2011, Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki)

2010

  • Hellenistic Uruk: temple and community in the light of texts and archaeology (1 July 2010, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Seminar für Sprachen und Kulturen des vorderen Orients: Assyriologie & Exzellenzcluster "Asia and Europe")
  • Housing the Babylonians: domestic architecture in its social setting (7 January 2010, Institut für Orientalistik, Vienna)

2009

  • Temple and community in Hellenistic Uruk: a study in spatial organisation (19 May 2009, Kolloquium Alter Orient, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München)

2008

  • Modern views on ancient Babylon: myth and reality (3 November 2008, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Institut für Kunst und Architektur, Vienna)
  • Bridging the gap: texts and archaeology in the reconstruction of the Babylonian cities (12 May 2008, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Urban Babylonia in the first millennium BC: towards a reconstruction (4 February 2008, Orientalisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

2007

  • Reconstructing the urban landscape of Babylonia in the first millennium BC (2 April 2007, Dept of Assyriology and Hebrew, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Beneath the stairs in the Hellenistic Rēš temple at Uruk: matching texts and archaeology (2 February 2007, Institut fūr Orientalistik, Vienna)

2006

  • Reconstructing the urban environment of Babylonia in the first millennium BC (21 November 2006, Ancient Near East Seminar, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford)
  • The meaning and function of kuruppu: a new feature in the urban landscape of Babylonia (3 July 2006, Dept of History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
  • Uruk after Gilgamesh: bringing the first millennium city to life (20 March 2006, London Centre for the Ancient Near East, SOAS, London)

2005

  • The urban landscape in Babylonia in the first millennium BC (9 May 2005, Dept of Assyriology and Hittitology, University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • The urban landscape in Babylonia in the first millennium BC (5 May 2005, Dept of History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
  • A new look at the Neo-Babylonian house (5 May 2005, Dept of History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
  • Sanitation in the Babylonian Cities (27 April 2005, Institut für Orientalistik, Universität Wien)

2004

  • Urban Landscapes and Domestic Space: the Neo-Babylonian House in its Setting (24 March 2004, British School of Archaeology in Iraq lecture, The British Academy, London)

2002

  • Smiths and scorpions: a family of Neo-Babylonian prebendaries from Babylon (6 June 2002, Institut für Orientalistik, University of Vienna)

1998

  • Private family archives from Neo-Babylonian and early Achaemenid Babylon (3 June 1998, Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents seminar, University of Oxford)

1995

  • Family matters: the Smiths of Babylon in the 6th–early 5th Centuries BC (February 1995, Near Eastern seminar, University of Cambridge)

1992

  • Temple prebends in first millennium BC Uruk (September 1992 graduate research seminar, University of Edinburgh)
  • Temple prebends in first millennium BC Uruk (June 1992, Ancient Near Eastern seminar, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford)

1998

  • (with C. Wunsch) Neo-Babylonian notaries and their use of seals (10 July 1998, 45th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, session on Seals and Seal Impressions, Yale University)

1996

  • Neo- and Late-Babylonian prebend texts (20 September 1996, British Museum symposium on “Ancient Mesopotamian Finance,” The British Museum, London)

1992

  • Temple prebends in first millennium BC Uruk (September 1992 graduate research seminar, University of Edinburgh)
  • Temple prebends in first millennium BC Uruk (June 1992, Ancient Near Eastern seminar, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford)








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