American Oriental Society

PROGRAM OF THE 209th MEETING



Sectional and Other Meeting Room Locations

 

Saturday, March 20th



2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Meeting, Editorial Board, JAOS Board Room



Sunday, March 21st



8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Meeting Steering Committee of the Recontre Assyriologique Internationale



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



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

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Afternoon Registration Harbor Room II



2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Book Exhibit Harbor Room II



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



A. Ancient Near East I: AOS/NACAL: Linguistics. John Huehnergard, Harvard University, Chair (2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)

In Memory of Carleton Hodge

1.
Peter T. Daniels, Independent Scholar
If the Greeks "Needed'' to Write the Vowels, How Come the Iranians Didn't?
2.
W. Randall Garr, University of California, Santa Barbara
`Image' and `Likeness' in the Inscription from Tell Fakhariyeh
3.
Eleonora Cussini, University of Padua
Aramaic Inscription from Babylonia: A Palæographic study of the Murasû texts
4.
Christa Müller-Kessler, Recipient of the 1999 Greenfield Prize, Independent Scholar
The Babylonian Legacy in Aramaic Incantation Texts of Late Antiquity


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5.
Calvert Watkins, Harvard University
An Indo-European Divine Name in Anatolian and Celtic?

6.
H. Craig Melchert, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Hittite damnassara- domestic
7.
David Testen, University of Chicago
Conjugating the "Prefixed Stative'' Verbs of Akkadian
8.
Alan Kaye, California State University, Fullerton
Afroasiatic and Alleged Nostratic Etymologies



B. East Asia I: East Asian Literature and Linguistics. Paul W. Kroll, University of Colorado, Chair

9.
Timothy C. Wong, Arizona State University
Commentaries and Evolutionary Xiaoshuo Texts
10.
Fang-yi Chao, Ohio State University
On the Origin of the Aspect Markers in Chinese
11.
Charles Yim-tze Kwong, Lingnan University
Man and Religious Nature in Ancient Chinese Poetry



C. Inner Asia. Denis Sinor, Indiana University, Chair

12.
Denis Sinor, Indiana University
Women in Medieval Inner Asia
13.
Ruth I. Meserve, Indiana University
Punishments for Livestock Theft in Inner Asia
14.
Barbara Kellner-Heinkele, Frei Universität Berlin
Russia and the Nogays in the 18th Century: Documents from the Arkhiv Vneshney Politiki Rossiyskoy Imperii in Moscow



D. Islam I: Literature and Linguistics. Everett K. Rowson, University of Pennsylvania, Chair (1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)

15.
Majd Y. Al-Mallah, Indiana University
Panegyric Poetry and Court Ceremonial: al-Mutanabb¯i's "Victory Ode''
16.
Elizabeth M. Bergman, College of William and Mary
Metrics by the Meter in Ibn al-H¯ajib and al-Khazraj¯i


(Break )


17.
Nitza Maoz, Kaye College of Education, Beer-Sheva, and Levinski College of Education, Tel Aviv
The Emergence of a System of Arabic Books for Children, 1826-1918, and Its Role in Building the Child Image
18.
John C. Eisele, College of William and Mary
Mistaking the Map for the Territory: Representations of Arabic in Arab grammatical and modern linguistic traditions



E. South and Southeast Asia I: Literature and Religion. Madhav M. Deshpande, University of Michigan, Chair (1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)

19.
Signe Cohen, University of Pennsylvania
The Katha Upanisad Reconsidered
20.
Natalie Gummer, Harvard University
Potent language: Translating the Heart S¯utra
21.
Maria Hibbets, Harvard University
Altruism, Violence, and Generosity: Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain reflections on the gift of fearlessness (abhayad¯ana )
22.
Peter M. Scharf, Brown University
Variations in the Story of R¯ama in Sanskrit


(Break )


23.
Jerome H. Bauer, University of Pennsylvania
The Origin of the Harivam\'sa Lineage
24.
George Thompson, Monserrat College of Art
On the Language of the Da¯euuas
25.
P. Oktor Skjærvø, Harvard University
G¯athic Entanglements
26.
Rahim Shayegan, Harvard University
The Kayaanian Cycle and History



6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Cocktail Party for Members and Guests. Harbor Gallery



6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday Evening Sectional Meeting



Ancient Near East II: Religion, Science, Law and Society. Robert D. Biggs, University of Chicago, Chair (6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.)

27.
Paul-Alain Beaulieu, Harvard University
Babylonian Uranography
28.
Francesca Rochberg, University of California, Riverside
On Prediction in Babylonian Science: The Case of celestial divination
29.
John M. Steele, Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology
Eclipse Prediction in Late Babylonian Astronomical Texts
30.
Ktziah Spanier, New York University
Aspects of Feminine Authority: The ana abb¯uti Texts from Nuzi
31.
Raymond Westbrook, Johns Hopkins University
Hard Times: CT 45 37


(Break )


32.
Peggy J. Boden, Institute for Minnesota Archaeology
"If the workmanship of that god is not suitable for repair... you send it to Ea''
33.
Timothy J. Collins, University of Chicago
Theurgical Elements in Babylonian Medical Incantations
34.
Anne Marie Kitz, Kenrick School of Theology
Divination in Ancient Near Eastern Religion
35.
Jack M. Sasson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ancestors Divine
36.
James Evans, United Technologies (by title only)
Cycle Theory in Ancient Literature



Monday, March 22nd



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



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



8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Breakfast for Graduate Students and Recent Ph.D.'s



9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Monday Morning Sectional Meetings



A. Ancient Near East III: Archaeology I: Textiles, Gender, and Early States: The Archaeology of Near Eastern Specialized Pastoralism. Glenn M. Schwartz, Johns Hopkins University, Chair (9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon.)

37.
Patricia Wattenmaker, University of Virginia
Specialized Economies of Ancient Mesopotamia: Herders, Farmers and Artisans
38.
Melinda Zeder, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
The Role of Pastoralism in Developing Specialized Urban Economies in the Ancient Near East
39.
Anne Porter and Thomas L. McClellan, Independent Scholars
Funerary Practices and Pastoralism at Third Millennium Tell Banat


(Break )


40.
Michael D. Danti and Richard L. Zettler, University of Pennsylvania
Pastoralism and the Evolution of the Tell es-Sweyhat (Syria) Settlement System in the Third Millennium bc
41.
Christine K. Kimbrough, New York University
Spinning a Yarn: Textile production in third millennium bce northern Mesopotamia
42.
Piotr Michalowski, University of Michigan
Pastoralism and Ethnicity: the Urban perspective



B. East Asia II: East Asian Literature and History. Robert Joe Cutter, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chair

43.
Paul W. Kroll, University of Colorado
Forgotten Poets of the T'ang Dynasty, III: Liu Shen-hsü
44.
Michael R. Drompp, Rhodes College
The T'ang Debate on the Settlement of the Türks
45.
Jonathan Pease, Portland State University
Why Couldn't Prime Minister Wang Ride through the Palace Gate?



C. Islam II: Law. David S. Powers, Cornell University, Chair (9:30 a.m.-12:30 noon)

46.
Joseph E. Lowry, University of Pennsylvania
Ijm¯a` in Sh¯afi`¯i's Ris¯ala
47.
Susan Spectorsky, Queens College
What Kind of Jurist Was Ibn Rahwayh?
48.
Devin Stewart, Emory University
Notes on the Early History of the U¯sul al-Fiqh Genre
49.
M. G. Carter, Oslo University
Legal Reasoning in Tenth-Century Grammar-A Missing Link



D. South and Southeast Asia II: Linguistics and Philology. P. Oktor Skjærvø, Harvard University, Chair

50.
Norman Zide, University of Chicago
The Tense/aspect Systems in the Gta? (South Munda) Language
51.
Gregory D. S. Anderson, University of Chicago
A New Classification of the Munda Languages: Evidence from the verb
52.
Kengo Harimoto, University of Pennsylvania
On the Manuscripts of the P¯atañjalayoga\'s¯atravivarana


(Break )


53.
Masato Kobayashi, University of Pennsylvania
Deocclusion of Sanskrit dh after Front Vowels

54.
Madhav M. Deshpande, University of Michigan
Fluidity of Early Grammatical Categories in Sanskrit
55.
Joshua T. Katz, Princeton University
How the Mole Got His Name
56.
Richard Salomon, University of Washington
A Fragment of a Sanskrit Manuscript in Kharosth¯i Script Found in Xinjiang



1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Afternoon Registration Harbor Room II



1:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday Afternoon Sectional Meetings



A. Ancient Near East IV: History I. Mark Chavalas, University of Wisconsin, Chair (1:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.)

57.
Judy Bjorkman, Independent Scholar
Writing and the Crafts: The `Great Smith' ( simug.gal)
58.
Glenn R. Magid, Harvard University
Quantitative Reflections on the `Temple-State'
59.
Atsuko Hattori, University of Pennsylvania
A Textile Archive from Ur III Nippur
60.
Tonia Sharlach, Harvard University
The Bala of the Province of Lagash in Ur III Times
61.
William W. Hallo, Yale University
Carcasses for the Capital



B. Ancient Near East V: History and Archaeology II. Peter B. Machinist, Harvard University, Chair (3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.)

62.
John M. Russell, Massachusetts College of Art
A Remarkable House at Til Barsip
63.
Clemens Daniel Reichel, University of Chicago
The `Seal of the Ruler' at Eshnunna (Tell Asmar)
64.
Samuel M. Paley, State University of New York at Buffalo
The Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal at Nimrud. A Multimedia interactive publication project.
65.
Grant Frame, University of Toronto
The Rock Relief at Tang-i Var


(Break )


66.
K. R. Veenhof, Leiden University, The Netherlands
The Archive of the Old Assyrian Trader Elamma
67.
Gary Beckman, University of Michigan
Matriarchy in Hatti?
68.
Daniel A. Nevez, University of Chicago
Seal Ownership and Use in the Kassite Period
69.
Matthew W. Stolper, University of Chicago
Lèse Majesté
70.
Daniel E. Fleming, New York University
On the Yaminites and the Sim'alites at Mari
71.
Peter Feinman, Columbia University (by title only)
The Kings of the East in Genesis 14: Chedorlaomer of Elam as Attila the Hun



C. Islam III: History I. Jonathan Rodgers, University of Michigan, Chair (2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)

72.
Patricia Crone, Institute for Advanced Study
Tracing the Emergence of Im¯am¯i Sh¯i`ism
73.
Paul E. Walker, University of Chicago
The Relationship between Chief Judge (Q¯ad¯i al-Qud¯at ) and Chief Religious Propagandist ( D¯a`¯i al-Du`¯at ) under the Fatimids
74.
Maya Shatzmiller, University of Western Ontario
Society at War: Women and property in fifteenth-century Granada before and after the Conquest
75.
Alan M. Guenther, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
D¯ar al-Harb or D¯ar al-Isl¯am : The Controversy regarding the British presence in India, 1870-72



D. Islam IV: History II: In Memory of David Ayalon. William M. Brinner, University of Claifornia, Berkeley, Chair (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.)

76.
William M. Brinner, University of California, Berkeley
Remarks and Reminiscences on David Ayalon
77.
Jacob Lassner, Northwestern University
More Reflections on the Reign of al-Mutawakkil
78.
Reuven Amitai, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Conversion of the Ilkhan Tegüder to Islam
79.
Rudi Lindner, University of Michigan
Ottomans as Mamluks



E. South and Southeast Asia III: History. Richard Salomon, University of Washington, Chair

80.
James L. Fitzgerald, University of Tennessee
p¯ita and \'saikya : Two terms of iron and steel technology in the Mah¯abh¯arata
81.
Theodore Proferes, Harvard University
The Mah¯abh¯arata Citations in Early Landgrants
82.
Stella Sandahl, University of Toronto
The M¯anasoll¯asa by Some\'svara III: An Encyclopedia of social history


(Break )


83.
David Pingree, Brown University
The Amrtalahar¯i of Nity¯ananda
84.
Christopher Minkowski, Cornell University
The Uses of Inconsistency
Addendum: Report on some unknown Johns Hopkins University Sanskrit manuscripts
85.
Donald R. Davis, Jr., University of Texas, Austin
The Formation and Reformation of Law in Early British Malabar: Remarks on words for "law'' in the Tellicherry records
86.
Bruce C. Robertson, Johns Hopkins University and St. Marys Seminary and University
Comparison of a Brahmo Bengali and a Christian Hindi Translation of the Luke and Matthew Versions of "The Beatitudes''



6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Reception and Exhibits for Members and Guests at the George Peabody Library: "Orientalist Treasures from the Johns Hopkins Collections" at the George Peabody Library (17 E. Mount Vernon Place) and the Asian Collection of the Walters Art Gallery (on Charles St., across from the Peabody) (Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Walters Art Gallery, Johns Hopkins University) Transportation provided.



Tuesday, March 23rd



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



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



9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Plenary Session: Crime. James Bellamy, University of Michigan, Chair

87.
Martha Roth, University of Chicago
Crime and punishment (Ancient Near East)
88.
Carl F. Petry, Northwestern University
Crime and Punishment? The Prosecution of criminal acts in the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt (Islamic Near East)
89.
Ludo Rocher, University of Pennsylvania
"I am surprised that there is so little crime in India'' (Megasthenes) (South & Southeast Asia)
90.
Stephen H. West, University of California, Berkeley
Crime and the Commoner: The Web of the law, the web of relations (East Asia)



11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Business Meeting



2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Tuesday Afternoon Sectional Meetings



A. Ancient Near East VI: Egypt in the Ancient Near East. Betsy Bryan, Johns Hopkins University, Chair (2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)

91.
Marian Feldman, University of California, Berkeley
Transcending Regionalism: The Iconography of kingship in Egypt and the Near East during the Late Bronze Age
92.
Leo Depuydt, Brown University
Did Taharqa Kill Shabataka?
93.
Richard Jasnow, Johns Hopkins University
Egyptological Remarks on P. Amherst 63
94.
Christine Lilyquist, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Egypt's Material Culture Abroad


(Break )


95.
Mu-chou Poo, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
The Demonization of Foreigners: A Comparative view
96.
Carolyn R. Higginbotham, Muskingum College
Elite Emulation in Ramesside Palestine
97.
Ogden Goelet, Jr., Independent Scholar
Elmar Edel's Vertrag : More on the treaty between Ramesses II and Hattuili III: The Egyptian language version

98.
Baruch A. Levine, New York University
Elmar Edel's Vertrag : More on the Treaty between Ramesses II and Hattuili III: The Akkadian language version



B. Islam V: Religion, Philosophy, Medicine. A. Kevin Reinhart, Dartmouth College, Chair (2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)

99.
Irfan A. Shahid, Georgetown University
Al-Nasr¯aniyy¯at
100.
Sidney H. Griffith, The Catholic University of America
Greek Theology, Arabic Culture: The `Other' Translation Movement in the Early Abbasid Period
101.
Brian M. Hauglid, Brigham Young University
A Study of the Creation Narrative in the Qisas al-anbiy¯a' of al-Tha`lab¯i
102.
Jon McGinnis, University of Pennsylvania
Ibn Sînâ and the Paradox of the Changing Now


(Break )


103.
Jawid A. Mojaddedi, Institute for Advanced Study
Legitimizing Authority in Sufism: The Biographies in al-Qushayr¯i's Ris¯ala
104.
Timothy J. Gianotti, Pennsylvania State University
Making Sense of the Heretic and the Saint in al-Ghaz¯al¯i's Ihy¯a'
105.
John A. C. Greppin, Cleveland State University
Two Armenian Pharmaceutical Dictionaries



C. South and Southeast Asia IV: Philosophy. Joel Brereton, University of Missouri, Chair

106.
John Taber, University of New Mexico
Kum¯arila and Dharmak¯irti, Once again
107.
Jeson Woo, University of Pennsylvania
Oneness and Manyness: Ratnak¯irti and V¯acaspatimi\'sra on an aspect of causality
108.
Frederick M. Smith, University of Iowa
The Hierarchy of Philosophical Systems according to Vallabh¯ac¯arya
109.
Priyawat Kuanpoonpol, Harvard University
Utpaladeva on Memory: An Argument for the validity of memory from private experiences and public rationality


(Break )


110.
Patrick Olivelle, University of Texas, Austin
Sanskrit Commentators and the Transmission of Texts: The Example of Haradatta
111.
Alex Wayman, Columbia University
An Evaluation of the Translation Emptiness for the Sanskrit Term \'s¯unyat¯a
112.
Akira Yuyama, Soka University: International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology
Some Philological Problems of the Mah¯avastu-Avad¯ana
113.
Christian K. Wedemeyer, Columbia University
¯Aryadeva's Lamp of Integrated Practice (Cary¯amel¯apakaprad¯ipa) : A Missing link in studies of Indian Guhyasam¯aja literature



3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Book Sale Harbor II



6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Social Hour (Cash Bar)



7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Annual Subscription Dinner



Presidential Address (Near the Conclusion of the Dinner, at approximately 9:30 p.m.)

Chauncey S. Goodrich, Santa Barbara
Animal Voices from Ancient China



Wednesday, March 24th



9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Book Sale Continues Harbor II



8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday Morning Sectional Meetings



A. Ancient Near East VII: Literature. Erica Reiner, University of Chicago, Chair (9:00 a.m-12:30 p.m.)

114.
Mary R. Bachvarova, University of Chicago
Successful Birth, Unsuccessful Marriage: Applying Near Eastern birth texts to Aeschylus Suppliants
115.
Walter Bodine, Yale University
YBC 11736: A Literary legal text?
116.
Janice Polonsky, University of Pennsylvania
Fate Determining Ceremonies in the Cylinders of Gudea
117.
Gonzalo Rubio, Johns Hopkins University
Ur III Literary Texts Within the History of Sumerian Literature

118.
Niek Veldhuis, University of Pennsylvania
Sumerian Proverbs in their Curricular Context


(Break )


119.
Philip Jones, University of Pennsylvania
Kingship and the Anunna-Gods in the Old Babylonian Scribal Curriculum
120.
Jorge Silva Castillo, El Colegio de México
The Term isd¯i in the New Fragment of the Gilgamesh Epic
121.
Joan Goodnick Westenholz, University of Chicago
Heroes of Sumer and Akkad
122.
Steve Tinney, University of Pennsylvania
A Set of Elementary Schoolbooks from Larsa?



B. Islam VI: The Qur'¯an. Barbara Stowasser, Georgetown University, Chair (9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon)

123.
Alford Welch, Michigan State University
The Cumulative Schematic Form of S¯urat al-A`r¯af and S¯urat H¯ud
124.
Andrew Rippin, University of Calgary
The Symbolism of Numbers in the Qur'¯an
125.
Leah Kinberg, Tel Aviv University
Qur'¯an and Had¯ith -The Struggle for Supremacy (An Examination of Dreams)
126.
Jane Dammen McAuliffe, University of Toronto
From Censure to Praise: The Transformation of Qu'anic Jadal
127.
Michael Cook, Princeton University
What Do We Know about the Later History of the Qir¯a'a Traditions?



C. South and Southeast Asia V: Vedic Studies. Christopher Minkowski, Cornell University, Chair

128.
Hartmut Scharfe, University of California at Los Angeles
The Sacred Thread of the Brahmins
129.
Edeltraud Harzer Clear, University of Texas, Austin
Reciprocal birth: The case of Aditi Utt¯anapad
130.
Joel Brereton, University of Missouri, Columbia
The Rbhus and the Sacrifice
131.
Rahul Peter Das, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg
Indra and \'Siva/Rudra


(Break )


132.
Arlo Griffith, Leiden University
The Study of the Paippal¯ada Branch of the Atharva Veda (in light of recent fieldwork in Orissa)
133.
Edwin D. Floyd, University of Pittsburg
\'Sravahin the Context of Áks itam: Rig-Veda 9.100.5
134.
Stanley Insler, Yale University
The Structure of the Indra Hymn, RV II 12
135.
Stephanie W. Jamison, Harvard University
`Let a Sleeping Boss Lie': A Sanskrit maxim and its ritual and legal applications
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