I don't think so. Although the Oriental Institute has taped similar
events and posted the results online
funding for producing such videos is unfortunately no longer available.
A publication of the proceedings will be published in 2013 and when it
appears in print, it will also appear for free PDF download here:
Head of Research Archives
On 2/29/2012 11:11 AM, Justin wrote:
> Will there be a taping of this event?
> Justin Jahn
> Collin County Community College
> Frisco, Tx
> --- In ANEemail@example.com <mailto:ANE-2%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "fdscalf" <fscalf@...> wrote:
> > For abstracts, poster/program, and further details:
> > The 8th Annual University of Chicago Oriental Institute Seminar
> > HEAVEN ON EARTH: TEMPLES, RITUAL, & COSMIC SYMBOLISM IN THE ANCIENT
> > Organizer: Deena Ragavan
> > The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
> > 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
> > March 2-3, 2012
> > DESCRIPTION:
> > The cult centers of the ancient world were the prime location and
> focus of ritual activity. Temples and shrines were not constructed in
> isolation, but existed as part of what may be termed a ritual
> landscape, where ritualized movement within individual buildings,
> temple complexes, and the city as a whole shaped their function and
> meaning. Ritual practice and temple topography provide evidence for
> the conception of the temple as a reflection, or embodiment, of the
> > This seminar addresses interconnections between temple topography
> and architecture, ritual practice, and cosmic symbolism. The
> participants are archaeologists, art historians, and philologists
> working all across the ancient world (Mesoamerica, Greece, Egypt, the
> Levant, Mesopotamia, Iran, South Asia, and China). The main goal of
> the meeting is to facilitate communication between scholars of
> different fields in order to share questions and methods to provide
> new avenues of research or enable the use of comparative data.
> > The meeting is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
> > PROGRAM
> > Friday, March 2, 2012
> > 9:00--9:15 Welcome and Introduction, Gil Stein, Director of the
> Oriental Institute
> > 9:15--9:30 Introduction, Deena Ragavan (The Oriental Institute)
> > Session 1: Architecture & Cosmology
> > Chair: Theo van den Hout
> > 9:30--9:50 Julia A. B. Hegewald (University of Bonn)
> > "Images of the Cosmos: Sacred and Ritual Space in Jaina Temple
> Architecture in India"
> > 9:50--10:10 Tracy Miller (Vanderbilt University)
> > "Naturalizing Buddhist Cosmology in the Temple Architecture of China"
> > 10:10--10:30 Susanne Görke (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz)
> > "Hints at Temple Topography and Cosmic Geography from Hittite Sources"
> > 10:30--10:50 Discussion
> > 10.50--11:10 Coffee
> > Session 2: Built space & Natural forms
> > Chair: Andrea Seri
> > 11:10--11:30 Karl Taube (University of California, Riverside)
> > "The Classic Maya Temple: Centrality, Cosmology, and Sacred
> Geography in Ancient
> > Mesoamerica"
> > 11:30--11:50 Michael W. Meister (University of Pennsylvania)
> > "Seeds and Mountains: The Cosmogony of Temples in South Asia"
> > 11:50--12:10 Gary Beckman (University of Michigan)
> > "Intrinsic and Constructed Sacred Space in Hittite Anatolia"
> > 12:10--1:30 Lunch
> > Session 3: Myth & Movement
> > Chair: Christopher Faraone
> > 1:30--1:50 Deena Ragavan (The Oriental Institute)
> > "Entering other Worlds: Gates, Rituals, and Cosmic Journeys in
> Sumerian Sources"
> > 1:50--2:10 Betsey A. Robinson (Vanderbilt University)
> > "Airs, Waters, Places: Mountain Sanctuaries and Mythic Itineraries
> in Ancient Greece"
> > 2:10--2:20 Discussion
> > 2:20--2:40 Response | Davíd Carrasco
> > 2:40--3:20 Discussion
> > 3:20--3:40 Coffee
> > Session 4: Sacred Space & Ritual Practice
> > Chair: Walter Farber
> > 3:40--4:00 Uri Gabbay (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
> > "`We are Going to the House in Prayer': The Cultic Topographical
> Context of the
> > Emesal Prayers in Ancient Mesopotamia"
> > 4:00--4:20 Yorke M. Rowan (The Oriental Institute)
> > "Sacred Space and Ritual Practice at the End of Prehistory in the
> Southern Levant"
> > 4:20--4:40 Claus Ambos (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)
> > "Temporary Ritual Structures and their Cosmological Symbolism in Ancient
> > Mesopotamia"
> > 4:40--5:00 Discussion
> > 5:00--6:00 Reception in the Khorsabad Court, Oriental Institute Museum
> > Saturday, March 3, 2012
> > Session 5: Architecture, Power, & the State
> > Chair: Bruce Lincoln
> > 9:00--9:20 Ömür Harmansah (Brown University)
> > "The Cattle Pen and the Sheepfold: Cities, Temples, and Pastoral
> Power in Ancient
> > Mesopotamia"
> > 9:20--9:40 Matthew Canepa (University of Minnesota)
> > "The Transformation of Sacred Space, Topography, and Royal Ritual in
> Persia and the
> > Ancient Iranian World"
> > 9:40--10:00 Elizabeth Frood (University of Oxford)
> > "Egyptian Temple Graffiti and the Limits of State Religion and
> Personal Piety"
> > 10:00--10:20 Discussion
> > 10:20--10:40 Coffee
> > Session 6: Images of Ritual
> > Chair: Janet Johnson
> > 10:40--11:00 Clemente Marconi (New York University)
> > "Mirror and Memory: Images of Ritual Actions in Greek Temple Decoration"
> > 11:00--11:20 John Baines (University of Oxford)
> > "Sources of Egyptian Temple Cosmology: Divine Image, Ritual
> Performer, King"
> > 11:20--11:40 Discussion
> > 11:40--12:00 Response | Richard Neer
> > 12:00--12:30 Discussion
> > 12:30--1:30 Lunch
> > (Posted by Foy Scalf, scalffd@...)
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