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The Study of Sgraffito Wares in Iran

On Wednesday, April 15th, Elena Basso (Mellon Research Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) will present a lecture devoted to the museum's Nishapur Collection and the first attempt for a complete material collection of the Sgraffito earthenware through scientific analysis. 3:30 PM, SML, Memorabilia Lecture Hall.

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Mediterranean Crossings Conference

On April 17th and 18th in Luce Hall, Room 203, an interdisciplinary conference on Mediterranean travel will feature panels such as "Religious Conflicts and Encounters," "Mapping Circulation," and "Trade, Law, Knowledge," as well as lectures from Cyprian Broodbank (Cambridge) and Maria Mavroudi (Berkeley).  Register and view the full schedule here.  



Ancient Societies Workshop: 
What is Commentary?

Sean Gurd (Missouri)

“Discretion/Interpolation. Philology,
Commentary, and Textuality,”

at 12 pm on April 17th 

in Whitney Humanities Center, WHC 208. 

This year’s Ancient Societies Workshop series will address the commentary tradition in YISAP’s participating disciplines, covering topics from Japanese poetics to mosaics to Casaubon to the New Testament.