Deutsch Intern
Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Forms of Historical Writing in the Old Babylonian and Old Hittite Periods

Date: 11/10/2023, 9:00 AM - 11/11/2023, 3:00 PM
Speaker: Symposium of the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “The Hittite Annals: Origins, Purpose, and Afterlife”

Burkardushaus Conference Centre – Am Bruderhof 1 – 97070 Würzburg


Fri, 10th November 2023
9:00 – 10:00 am James Burgin Welcoming, opening presentation, and discussion
10:30 – 11:30 am Johannes Bach The Stele of Dāduša, Historical Narrative, and the Shaping of Memory in Old Babylonian Times
11:30 – 12:30 pm Nele Ziegler Šamši-Adad schreibt Geschichte: Ein Überblick über Šamši-Adad in zeitgenössischen und späteren historischen Werken
2:00 – 3:00 pm Michaël Guichard History According to the Inhabitants of the Ḫabur Triangle Area (Northern Syria) in the 18th Century B.C.
3:00 – 4:00 pm Mark Weeden The Statue-Inscription of Samsuiluna: Object and Language
4:30 – 5:30 pm Seth Richardson A Narrative Turn: Babylonian Date-lists as Literary Vademecums
5:30 – 6:30 pm Marine Béranger Writing History, Remembering the Past: Insights from the Old Babylonian Letters

Sat, 11th November 2023
8:30 – 9:30 am James Burgin The “Anitta Proclamation(s)”: Considerations on the Beginnings of Anatolian Historiography
9:30 – 10:30 am Paola Dardano The Hittite Palace Chronicle: Historical Writing or Fiction?
11:00 – 12:00 pm Lisa Wilhelmi Structure, Context, and Origins of the Annals of Ḫattušili I Reconsidered
12:00 – 1:00 pm Marta Pallavidini The Metaphors in the Annals of Ḫattušili I: Conventional Speech or Literary Devices?
1:00 – 1:30 pm Closing Remarks