CNRS - Ivry-sur-Seine
Interdisciplinary research seminar organized by Alice MOUTON
The body of an individual connects this person with other members of his community, it constitutes a physical mean that enables him to interact with them. Without a body, no senses would exist and without the senses, no communication would be possible. However, the body also separates the individual from the other persons through its own inherited or acquired singularities. Thus one can say that someone’s body represents both a factor of social cohesion and of discrimination at the same time.
This theme has been very much explored in social anthropology but it has been almost completely ignored in cuneiform studies till now. In Hittitology, only the lexicography of the human body parts has been studied.
“The Individual and his Body” seminar will be at the crossroads of history of religions and social anthropology, creating a dialogue between philologists, archaeologists, historians of religions and anthropologists. Its main aim consists in studying self-perceptions of the body in the ancient Near East, with incursions in other parts of the Mediterranean Basin in a comparatist perspective.
The seminar will be organized around various themes:
All the persons who are interested in assisting to the sessions are welcome. They can either come in person to the Ivry sur Seine CNRS center or connect themselves through internet to the sessions thanks to a video-conference program. For doing so, they have to contact Alice Mouton (email@example.com) beforehand.
- 19 janvier 2017
Sylvie VANSÉVEREN (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
The Vocabulary of Body Parts in Hittite
- 15 décembre 2016
Alice MOUTON (CNRS UMR8167)
The Involvement of the Individual’s Body in the Ritual and Ceremonial Process in Hittite Anatolia->[art3198]
- 17 novembre 2016
Julie MASQUELIER-LOORIUS (CNRS, UMR8167)
The postures of the king’s body in ancient Egyptian religious iconography
- 27 octobre 2016
Youri VOLOKHINE (Université de Genève)
The Human Face and its Relationships with Identity in Ancient Egypt
- 29 septembre 2016 : Rune NYORD (University of Cambridge)
Conceptions and experiences of the body in ancient Egypt