Sunday, June 5, 2011

An Adventure of Great Dimension: A Conference Celebrating the Completion of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary (CAD)

An Adventure of Great Dimension: A Conference Celebrating the Completion of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary (CAD)
When: Monday, June 6, 2011 2:00 pm
Where: Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL
This conference, sponsored by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, marks the completion this year of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary (CAD). Ninety years in the making, the CAD is internationally recognized as the authoritative reference and research resource for the ancient Akkadian language. The detailed entries in the CAD constitute an unrivalled “cultural encyclopedia” for ancient Mesopotamia. The conference highlights the centrality of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary’s current and future intellectual contribution to Mesopotamian studies. Leading scholars in Mesopotamian studies will discuss the ways that the CAD has enriched research in their particular fields of study –Art History, Archaeology, Sumerology, and History and Biblical Studies. The conference will also feature a talk presenting an overview of the CAD project by Editor–in-Charge and Dean of the Humanities Prof. Martha Roth.

The conference will be held in the Oriental Institute’s Breasted Auditorium, 1155 East 58th St., Monday June 6, 2011, from 2:00-6:00 pm, and will be followed by a reception in the Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery.

2:00PM — Welcome
Gil J. Stein, Director of the Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

2:10 PM — “The Assyrian Dictionary”
Martha T. Roth, CAD Editor-in-Charge and Dean of the Humanities, The University of Chicago

2:40 PM — “The CAD: Oxygen for the Sumerologist”
Jerrold S. Cooper, Johns Hopkins University

3:10 PM — Coffee break

3:30 PM — “The Achievement of the CAD: Notes from the Periphery”
Peter Machinist, Harvard University

4:00 PM — “Archaeological Perspectives”
McGuire Gibson, The University of Chicago

4:30 PM — “Art Historical Perspectives”
Irene Winter, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

5:00 PM — “Concluding Remarks of a Dictionary Worker”
Hermann Hunger, University of Vienna

5:30 PM — Questions and discussion

6:00 PM — Open reception for speakers and all conference attendees in the Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery
Cost: FREE
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