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“Myths from the Dawn of Civilization: From the Ground to the (Museum) Gallery”

November 28 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Steve Tinney is Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology. At the University of Pennsylvania, he is also Clark Research Associate Professor of Assyriology, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations; Director of the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary Project; and a leader in the field of Digital Humanities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Assyriology from Cambridge University, England, and a Ph.D. in Assyriology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Dr. Tinney will discuss his work on the translation of Sumerian, the earliest written language in the world, and his reading of Sumerian literature and analysis of its functioning; he will also discuss making this literature accessible to a contemporary audience. A “Q&A” with our guest follows.

Details

Date:
November 28
Time:
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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Organizer

Scott Bishop, curator of academic and public programs
Email:
bishogs@auburn.edu

Venue

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University
901 S College Street
Auburn, AL 36849 United States
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