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Invited Talks and Teaching

  • 2019 Teaching class of Akkadian 2 (Gilgameš, tablet XI) for BA and MA students of University of Cambridge, Department of Archaeology; Tuesday, 19th February.
  • 2019 Nathan Morello and Jamie Novotny, “Working with Oracc. Seminar lecture on the digital tools of the Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus,” Monday, 18th February, Seminar Room of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • 2014 Nathan Morello, “The Frontiers of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. The Southern Levant”, Altorientalisches Kolloquium für Assyriologie und Hethitologie of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, October 14th
  • 2014 Nathan Morello, “Interazioni fra testo e immagini nei monumenti neoassiri (IX–VII sec. a.C.),” Doctoral lecture, Università degli Studi di Udine, February 17th
  • 2013 Nathan Morello, “A GIŠ on a Tree”, lecture for the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 933 Material Text Cultures. Materiality and Presence of Writing in Non-Typographic Societies, Universität Heidelberg, May 8th

Participation in Conferences and Workshops

  • 2020 Nathan Morello, “ARMEP 2.0: The Map Interface of the Ancient Records of Middle Eastern Polities, Current Features and Future Perspectives,” Webinar Metadata in Assyriology. Sessions at Uppsala University, 23rd-26th November 2020.
  • 2020 Nathan Morello, “Assyrian Intervention,” Foreign Intervention in (Ancient) SyriaWebinar, Bard College Berlin, 25th September 2020.2019 Nathan Morello, "How to Do Things with Writing: Questions on Contextual Roles and Agency of Ashurnasirpal II’s Monumental Inscriptions from Nimrud," The Reliefs of Ashurnasirpal II: Architecture, Iconography, and Text, Virginia Theological Seminary, 26th-27th August 2019.
  • 2019 Nathan Morello, “A Frontier of Many Borders: Israel and the Phoenician Cities in the Assyrian Sources,” at Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Rome, 1st-5th July; Session Ancient Near East - Phoenica and Israel (organized by Shuichi Haswgawa and Peter Dubovsky), July, 4th.
  • 2019 Nathan Morello, “Forced Migration in the Assyrian Sources: an Overview,” Archaeology of the Invisible: Forced Migration and Modeling in the Ancient Near East and Beyond; Workshop organized by Simone Mühl (CAS Young Center/LMU, München), 3rd–4th June 2019.
  • 2019 Adam Anderson (UCB), Gil Breger (UCB), Nathan Morello (LMU), Jamie Novotny (LMU), and Laurie Pearce (UCB), Poppy Tushingaham (LMU), Greta Van Buylaere (JMU), “Sargon Letters Social Network Analysis,” Workshop Computational Approaches to Prosopography and Lexicography of Royal Inscriptions, Archival Records, and Literary Texts of the First Millennium BCE, LMU Munich, 26th-29th March.
  • 2019 Enrique Jiménez (LMU), Jussi Laasonen (LMU), Nathan Morello (LMU), Jason Moser (UCB), Patric Schmitz (UCB), Greta Van Buylaere (JMU), Lexical-Vocab Comparative tool,” Workshop Computational Approaches to Prosopography and Lexicography of Royal Inscriptions, Archival Records, and Literary Texts of the First Millennium BCE, LMU Munich, 26th-29th March.
  • 2018 Ariel Bagg and Nathan Morello, “Phoenicia in Assyrian Sources,” Workshop Between foreign hegemony and expansion to the west: Phoenician society and economy from 10th until the 5th c., Mainz 12-14 December.
  • 2018 Nathan Morello, “MOCCI – Database & Dates,” GODOT Workshop: Non-Gregorian Calendar Dates in Digitial Humanities, 26-27 November, Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Heidelberg.
  • 2018 Nathan Morello, “The Ancient Records of Middle Eastern Polities (ARMEP) Map Interface: its Current Uses and Future Prospects,” at 64th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale “The Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient Near East”, 16–20 July 2018, Universität Innsbruck.
  • 2018 Nathan Morello and Jamie Novotny, “The Royal Correspondence of Sargon II: Preliminary Thoughts on Paleography, Orthography, Prosopography, Geography, and Chronology,” Workshop The Interplay of Prosopography, Astronomy, and Graphology: Reassessing the Neo-Assyrian Royal Correspondence in the Age of Digitisation, LMU Munich, July 7th–10th
  • 2018 Nathan Morello, “Working with the Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project,” Workshop 27-28 March Thinking Digital in Cuneiform Studies: Methods, Problems, Perspectives, Ca’ Foscari University, Department of Humanities, Venice.
  • 2017 Nathan Morello, “Freely mingle and trade with each other. An Assyrian-Egyptian open frontier under Sargon II?,” 63th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale “Dealing with Antiquity – Past, Present & Future”, 24–28 July 2017, Philipps-Universität Marburg.
  • 2014 Nathan Morello, “‘I Opened the Sealed Port of Egypt’. Trade in Neo-Assyrian Royal Ideology”, International Workshop “Cultural & Material Cotacts in the Ancient Near East Movements of People, Objects and Ideas”, University of Torino, December, 1–2 2014.
  • 2014 Nathan Morello, “Borders and Frontiers. Assyrian Territorial Policies and the Role of Fortifications in the Southern Levant”, for the Workshop “Beyond Military: Fortifications and Territorial Strategies in the Ancient Near East”, at the 60th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale “Fortune and Misfortune”, 21–25 July 2014, Warsaw.
  • 2013 Nathan Morello, “Monumentum, Documentum. Assyrian Written Monuments and Monuments to Writing”, One day-Workshop for the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 933 Material Text Cultures.Materiality and Presence of Writing in Non-Typographic Societies, Universität Heidelberg, May, 13th
  • 2012 Nathan Morello, “Building the Frontier: frontier fortifications in Neo-Assyrian empire”, at Fokus Fortifikation. Conference on the Research of Fortifications in Antiquity. International Research Network Fokus Kortifikation (DFG), December, 6th-9th 2012 at the Danish Institute at Athens. By invitation.
  • 2011 Nathan Morello, “Founding frontier fortifications in the Neo-Assyrian Empire”, at Broadening Horizons 4. 4th Conference of Young Researchers Working in the Ancient Near East (International Congress), October, 25th-28th 2011, Torino, Italy.
  • 2009 Nathan Morello, “The Perceptions of Mountains in the Account of the Eight Campaign of Sargon II (714 B.C.)”, at Le aree montane come frontiere e/o come spazi di interazione e connettività (Mountain Areas as Frontiers and/or Interaction and Connectivity Spaces - International Congress), December, 10th-12th 2009, Udine, Italy.
  • 2009 Nathan Morello, “Searching for Relationships between Administrative Texts and their Archaeological Contexts. The Case of Fort Shalmaneser,” at Administrating Daily Matters 4th Meeting on Administration in the Ancient Near East, October, 22nd-24th 2009, Verona, Italy.