AOS

PROGRAM OF THE 212th MEETING


Thursday, March 21st



3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Meeting, Editorial Board, JAOS. Austin Room



Friday, March 22nd



9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. Meeting, Board of Directors. Austin Room



10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Morning Registration. Lamar Room

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Afternoon Registration. Lamar Room



2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Book Exhibit. Lamar Room



1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday Afternoon Sectional Meetings



A. Ancient Near East I: AOS/NACAL: Linguistics.
Jack M. Sasson, Vanderbilt University, Chair (1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) Bexar Room

1.
Alan Kaye, California State University, Fullerton
The Career of Carleton T. Hodge as Orientalist and Linguist
2.
Peter T. Daniels, Independent Scholar, New York, New York
An Old New Approach to the History of Language Families: Kienast's Historische semitische Sprachwissenschaft

     (Break )


3.
Herrmann Jungraithmayr, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Pi`el / parras in Central African Hamitosemitic / Afroasiatic?
4.
David Testen, Macalester College
The Role of Kassite in the Development of Middle Babylonian

B. Inner Asia. Ruth I. Meserve, Indiana University, Chair (2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Navarro Room

5.
Ruth I. Meserve, Indiana University
Bird Identification and Materia Medica in Inner Asia
6.
Denis Sinor, Indiana University
On Iron in Pre-Modern Inner Asia
7.
Michael R. Drompp, Rhodes College
The Question of Shamanism among the Early Türks

     (Break )


8.
Ilya S. Yakubovich, University of Chicago
Sogdian Documents on the Arab Conquest of Sogdia
9.
Daniel Prior, Indiana University
Kirghiz Heroic Poetry in the Twilight Age


C. Islamic Near East I: Greek Science and Philosophy in Islam. Robert Morrison, Whitman College, Chair (2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Sam Houston Room

10.
Kevin van Bladel, Yale University
Ab¯u Ma`shar's Sources for the Arabic Hermes Legend
11.
Glen M. Cooper, Brigham Young University
Numbers, Prognosis, and Healing in Græco-Islamic Medicine
12.
Robert Morrison, Whitman College
Us¯ul (Hypotheses) in Islamic Astronomy

     (Break )


13.
Ahmed H. al-Rahim, Yale University
Conception and Assent in the Avicennan Tradition
14.
Jon McGinnis, University of Missouri, St. Louis
Fixing Motion: A Study of Ibn S¯in¯a's Definition of Motion
15.
Tony Street, University of Cambridge
Avicenna and the Sh¯ir¯az¯i Questions


D. South and Southeast Asia I. Stanley Insler, Yale University, Chair (1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) Hidalgo Room

Language

16.
Signe Cohen, University of Missouri
Some Observations on Deciphering the Indus Valley Script
17.
Joshua T. Katz, Princeton University
The Riddle of the sp(h)ij-
18.
Ashok Aklujkar, University of British Columbia
The -indu-\'sekhara Titles of N¯age\'sa's Works
19.
Masato Kobayashi, Hakuoh University
Rhythm Rules in South Asian Languages

     (Break )


20.
Peter M. Scharf, Brown University
Recognizing Speech Between Sound and Meaning
Avesta

21.
Stephanie Jamison, Harvard University
An Anagram in the G¯ath¯as : Yasna 51.4-5
22.
P. Oktor Skjæ rvo, Harvard University
Smashing Urine: About Yasna 48.10


5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception for Members and Guests. Hidalgo Foyer

Saturday, March 23rd



8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. Morning Registration. Lamar Room



8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon & 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Book Exhibit. Lamar Room



8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Breakfast for Graduate Students and Recent Ph.D.'s (Hosted by the AOS) Austin Room



9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday Morning Sectional Meetings



A. Ancient Near East II: History I: The Bronze Age. Leo Depuydt, Brown University, Chair (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Bexar Room

23.
Giorgio Buccellati, University of California, Los Angeles
The Royal Palace of Urkesh: Recent Excavations
24.
Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati, California State University, Los Angeles
Urkesh and Akkadian Royal Seals
25.
Tonia Sharlach, The University of Pennsylvania Museum
The Hubris of Amar-Sin

     (Break )


26.
Daniel E. Fleming, New York University
Before Democracy: Collective Decision-Making in the Mari Archives
27.
Nicole Brisch, University of Michigan
Sîn-idinnam Revisited: Court Literature in the Larsa Period
28.
Gary Beckman, University of Michigan
A Small Town in Syria
29.
Jerrold S. Cooper, The Johns Hopkins University
A Mittani Legal Document from Umm el-Marra

B. East Asia I: Early Chinese Thought and Religion. Timothy C. Wong, Arizona State University, Chair (9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon) Navarro Room

30.
E. Bruce Brooks, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Lord Sh¯ang's Military Thought
31.
Paul R. Goldin, University of Pennsylvania
Han Fei's Doctrine of Self-Interest
32.
Dallas L. Mccurley, Queens College, CUNY
The Theatre Cart of the Qin & Han Dynasties & Its Shamanic Significance


C. Islamic Near East II: What a Difference a Manuscript Makes: Research Projects about Middle Eastern Manuscripts. Dagmar Riedel, Indiana University, Chair (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Sam Houston Room

33.
Niall Christie, Cornell University
A Funduq Rental from 8th/14th Century Egypt
34.
Nikolai Serikoff, Wellcome Institute
Real and Imaginary Remedies
35.
Dagmar Riedel, Indiana University
Can't Tell an Author by his Manuscript: The Example of the Muh¯adar¯at al-udab¯a' Ascribed to al-R¯aghib al-Isfah¯an¯i (d. ca. 1050)

     (Break )


36.
M. Amin Mahdavi, Institute of Ismaili Studies
A Computational Model of Islamic Codicology
37.
James A. Bellamy, University of Michigan
A Further Note on `¯Is¯a.


D. South and Southeast Asia II: Religious Texts. Stephanie Jamison, Harvard University, Chair (9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon) Hidalgo Room

38.
Timothy Lubin, Washington and Lee University
Results of a Collation of Atharva\'siras Manuscripts
39.
Frederick M. Smith, University of Iowa
Suggestions Regarding the Transmission of Possession Ritual from India to China: The Evidence from Sanskrit Manuscripts
40.
Hiroko Nagasaki, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
The Metre of the R¯amcaritm¯anas

     (Break )


41.
Vidyut Aklujkar, University of British Columbia
Who was V¯alm¯ki? Gender and Retribution in ¯Ananda-r¯am¯ayana
42.
Rebecca J. Manring, Indiana University
B¯alyal¯il¯as¯utra: Nineteenth Century Forgery, or Mere Play
43.
John Nemec, University of Pennsylvania
Vyavah¯ara in Som¯ananda's Sivaddrsti


1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Afternoon Registration. Lamar Room


1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday Afternoon Meetings


A. Ancient Near East III: Religion and Literature. Jerrold S. Cooper, The Johns Hopkins University, Chair (1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.) Bexar Room

44.
Niek Veldhuis, University of California, Berkeley
Babylonian Religion? The Example of Nanse and the Birds
45.
Fumi Karahashi, University of Chicago
Fighting the Mountain
46.
Philip Jones, University of Pennsylvania
Sacred Marriage in its Literary Context

     (Break )


47.
Alan Lenzi, Brandeis University
Secrets, Wisdom, and the Standard Babylonian Redaction of the Epic of Gilgamesh
48.
Ralph K. Pedersen, Texas A&M University
The "Ark'' of Utnapishtim and the Shipbuilding Sequence of Tablet XI of the Gilgamesh Epic: A New Interpretation from the Perspective of Nautical Archaeology
49.
Richard E. Averbeck, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Text Structure, World Order, and the Gods in Sumer

B. East Asia II: Chinese Literature. Robert Joe Cutter, University of Wisconsin, Chair (2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) Navarro Room

50.
Paul W. Kroll, University Of Colorado
What Chuang-Tzu Saw from the Hao Bridge
51.
Charles Yim-Tze Kwong, Lingnan University
The Poetics of Chinese Philosophical Verse
52.
Timothy C. Wong, Arizona State University
``Renovation" or ``Transformation": The Xiaoshuo Tradition in the Early Twentieth Century


C. Islamic Near East III: Adab and Arabic. Shawkat M. Toorawa, Cornell University, Chair (2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Sam Houston Room

53.
Shawkat M. Toorawa, Cornell University
Yafirru min al-man¯aziri in at¯ahu , or Ibn Ab¯i T¯ahir and (Never) Running from a Good ``Fight."
54.
Devin Stewart, Emory University
A Religio-Political Interpretation of al-Hanaf¯i's Maq¯am¯at
55.
Joseph E. Lowry, University of Pennsylvania
Ibn Ma`s¯um (d. 1120/1708): A Major Literary Figure of the 11th/17th-12th/18th Centuries
56.
R. Kevin Jaques, Indiana University
How to Read Tabaq¯at : Their Structure, Modes of Argumentation, and Purposes

     (Break )


57.
Steven Judd, Southern Connecticut State University
The Theological Significance of al-Wal¯id's Rhyming Sermon
58.
Michael G. Carter, Oslo University
Pragmatism and Contractual Language in Early Arabic Grammar, and its Implications for Law and Theology
59.
David R. Vishanoff, Emory University
In Defense of Ambiguity: The Legal Hermeneutics of Ab¯u Bakr
Muhammad b. al-Tayyib al-Baqill¯an¯i (d. 403/1013)


D. South and Southeast Asia III
. Joel P. Brereton, University of Texas at Austin, Chair (1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Hidalgo Room

Philosophy

60.
Elliot M. Stern, Philadelphia
Sankara the Naiy¯ayika and Vyomasiva
61.
Edeltraud Harzer, University of Texas at Austin
Forgotten Methods of Knowing in the History of Indian Philosophy
62.
Andrew O. Fort, Texas Christian University
Bad (and Good) Tendencies: V¯asan¯as in the J¯ivanmuktiviveka
63.
Robert A. Goodding, University of Texas at Austin
Report on a New Edition of the J¯ivanmuktiviveka

     (Break )


64.
T. S. Rukmani, Concordia University
Rtambhar¯a-Prajn¯a in Patažjali's Yogas¯utras: Is it One or Many?
Buddhism

65.
David B. Gray, Rice University
Indian Buddhist Doxography and Social Taxonomy: An Exploration of Overlapping Discursive Fields
66.
Vesna A. Wallace, University of California, Santa Barbara
A Problematic Nature of the Contemporary Mongolian Translations of Buddhist Texts


Sunday, March 24th



8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. Morning Registration. Lamar Room



8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon & 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Book Exhibit. Lamar Room



9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Plenary Session: Poverty. Jerry Norman, University of Washington, Chair. Bexar Room

67.
Daniel C. Snell, University of Oklahoma (Ancient Near East)
Poverty in the Ancient Near East
68.
Speaker To be Announced, University (East Asia)
Title TBA

69.
Speaker To be Announced, University (Inner Asia)
Title TBA
70.
Maria Heim, California State University, Long Beach (South & Southeast Asia)
Poverty in Indian Intellectual History


11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Annual Business Meeting. (All members in attendance are encouraged to attend.) Bexar Room



1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday Afternoon Sectional Meetings



A. Ancient Near East IV: History II: The Iron Age and Beyond. Daniel C. Snell, University of Oklahoma, Chair (1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.) Bexar Room

71.
Paul-Alain Beaulieu, Harvard University
Nebuchadnezzar at Larsa: A Story of Urban Renewal, Syncretism, and Eschatology
72.
M. Rahim Shayegan, Harvard University
Bardiya and Gaum¯ata: An Early Achaemenid Enigma Reconsidered
73.
Richard N. Frye, Harvard University
Cyrus and Darius: Really Related?

     (Break )


74.
Leo Depuydt, Brown University
The Day in Antiquity
75.
S. M. Luppert-Barnard, University of Chicago
Finding "Marker Dates" in Mesopotamian Documentation
76.
Eden Naby, Harvard University
Religion and Historical Record: The Process of Forgetting Assyrian History


B. Islamic Near East IV: Thought and Action in Islam.
Frank Griffel, Yale University, Chair. (2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Sam Houston Room

77.
Sebastian Guenther, University of Toronto
Muhammad the Illiterate Prophet? An Islamic Creed in the Qur'¯an and Qur'¯anic Exegesis
78.
Walid Saleh, Middlebury College
Al-Tha`lab¯i and the Transformation of Medieval Qur'¯anic Exegesis

79.
Richard M. Frank, Catholic University of America [Withdrawn]
The Mu`tazilite Definition of Knowing
80.
Sandra Toenies Keating, Providence College
The Problem of Tahr¯if in Hab¯b ibn Khidmah Ab¯u R¯a'itah al-Takr¯it¯i's Ris¯alah on the Holy Trinity

     (Break )


81.
Frank Griffel, Yale University
Al-Ghaz¯al¯i's Initial Accusation against the Fal¯asifa in the Tah¯afut
82.
Leila S. al-Imad, East Tennessee State University
The Druze Religion in the Twentieth Century: Accommodation and Change... The Principles of Taqiyya in the Modern World
83.
Ilai Alon, Tel Aviv University [Withdrawn]
The Role of Time in Negotiations in Arabic-Speaking Islam


C. South and Southeast Asia IV. Frederick M. Smith, University of Iowa, Chair (2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Hidalgo Room

Religion

84.
Jerome K. Bauer, Washington University
Jaina Natalism and the Mythology of Maternal/Fetal Bonding
85.
Jarrod L. Whitaker, University of Texas at Austin
Ritual Ontology and Metaphysics vs. Ritual Performance: An Account of Magic in the Atharvaveda
86.
Christopher Z. Minkowski, Cornell University
N¯ilakantha and the Cosmology Problem

     (Break )


Literature and Law

87.
Donald R. Davis, Jr., Bucknell University
The Relationship of ¯Ac¯ara and Dharma in the Major Dharmas¯astra Texts
88.
Patrick Olivelle, University of Texas at Austin
Critical Edition of the M¯anava Dharmas¯astra: A Progress Report
89.
Walker Trimble, University of Pennsylvania [Withdrawn]
Artificiality and Rule-formation in Ancient Indian Technical Literature


3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Book Sale. Lamar Room


6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Social Hour (Cash Bar) Hidalgo Foyer


8:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Annual Subscription Dinner. Hidalgo Room


Presidential Address (Near the Conclusion of the Dinner, at approximately 9:15 p.m.)

90.
Edwin Gerow, Reed College
Primary Education in Sanskrit



Monday, March 25th



9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Book Sale Continues. Lamar Room



9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Monday Morning Sectional Meetings





A. Ancient Near East V: The Names of Gods and Men. Gary Beckman, University of Michigan, Chair (9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.) Bexar Room

91.
George E. Mendenhall, University of Michigan
The History of 'El-Shaddai [PAPER WITHDRAWN]
92.
Thomas Hentrich, McGill University
Hosea 2, 19: What's in a God's Name?
93.
Richard S. Hess, Denver Seminary
Onomastics and Culture in Cuneiform Texts from Middle Bronze Age Palestine


B. Islamic Near East V: Islamic History. Sebastian Guenther, University of Toronto, Chair. (9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon) Sam Houston

94.
Jacob Lassner, Northwestern University and Tel Aviv University
Some Reflections on the Transfer of Cultural Artefacts and the Origins of Islam
95.
Michael Bonner, University of Michigan
The Historical Tradition on the ``Markets of the Arabs"

96.
Deborah Gerber Tor, Harvard University
The Transformation of the Jihad in the 8th and 9th Centuries: The Mutatawwi`a
97.
Christopher Melchert, University of Oxford
S¯uf¯is, Proto-S¯uf¯is, and Other Renunciants in Ninth-Century Basra

     (Break )


98.
Suleiman A. Mourad, Yale University
In Search of a Master: The S¯uf¯is' Misappropriation of al-Hasan al-Basr¯i
99.
Paul L. Heck, Princeton University
The Study of Human Civilization (`umran) before Ibn Khald¯un
100.
Barbara Kellner-Heinkele, Freie Universität Berlin
Cevdet Pasha as Critic of Ottoman Society



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