American Oriental Society

PROGRAM OF THE 208th MEETING

(Revised 03/27/98)

Last Minute Program Changes and Additions

Sectional and Other Meeting Room Locations in the DoubleTree New Orleans

Saturday, April 4th

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

Sunday, April 5th

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

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration

2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Book Exhibit

1:30-5:30 Sunday Afternoon Sectional Meetings

A. Ancient Near East I: AOS/NACAL: Linguistics. John Huehnergard, Chair

1.
Alan S. Kaye, California State University, Fullerton
Indo-European and Semitic Once Again
2.
Steven E. Fassberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
A Contribution of Western Neo-Aramaic to Aramaic Lexicology:
RWT/RHT and RH`
3.
Joseph L. Malone, Barnard College and Columbia University
The Reconstruction of Babylonian Aramaic and the Problem of Tiberian-based Schematisierung
4
Judith Rosenhouse, Technion I. I. T., Haifa
Computerized Programs of Literary Arabic at the Technion


(Break)


5.
Gonzalo Rubio, Johns Hopkins University
Was Sumerian a Creole?
6.
David Testen, University of Chicago
Pisiyahuvada- in the Bisitun Inscription

7.
H. Craig Melchert, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Hittite tuk(kan)zi- `Cultivation, Breeding'
8.
Joshua T. Katz, Harvard University and Princeton University
The Curious Case of the Hittite Mustelid
B. East Asia I. Stephen H. West, Chair

9.
Stuart H. Sargent, Colorado State University
Analogous Structures in Japanese and Chinese Poetry
10.
Edward Peng, University of Utah
Zen and the Heideggerian Sense of Time and Being
11.
Shu-hui Wu, Columbus State University
On Taiwanese Historical Poetry
C. Islam I: History. Maya Shatzmiller, Chair

12.
Jacob Lassner, Northwestern University
Some Reflections on the Reign of al-Mutawakkil
13.
Michael Cook, Princeton University
A Koranic Codex Inherited by Mâlik from His Grand-father
14.
Li Guo, University of Chicago
The Qusayr Arabic Documents (Season 1982)
15.
Ilai Alon, Tel Aviv University
Was the Horse Really White? Images and messages in reports on negotiations


(Break)


16.
Ralph S. Hattox, Hampden-Sydney College
Khan and Khaqan: Application of Turkic titulature in an Islamic context
17.
Barbara Kellner-Heinkele, Institut für Turkologie
The Personality of Sa`adet Gerey Khan III
18.
Scott S. Reese, Xavier University of Louisiana
"Stories which Persist on the Tongue": Orality, literacy and the maintenance of Somali urban identity

D. South and Southeast Asia I: Religion, Philosophy, Medicine. Patrick Olivelle, Chair.

19.
H. W. Bodewitz, Kern Institute, Leiden University
Yonder World in the Atharvaveda
20.
Timothy Lubin, Washington and Lee University
Initiation and Veda-study in the Development of Early Brahmanism
21.
Christopher Z. Minkowski, Cornell University
Dara Shikuh's "Prasnottaravali"
22.
Gudrun Bühnemann, University of Wisconsin
Tantric Deity Descriptions (dhyana) and Their Iconographic Significance


(Break)


23.
James L. Fitzgerald, University of Tennessee
Dharma in the Mahabharata and its Translation
24.
Wilhelm Halbfass, University of Pennsylvania
Goals of Life: The purusartha Doctrine in Indian Philosophical Reflection
25.
Rahul Peter Das, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg
Sanskrit sardigrdi
26.
Hartmut Scharfe, University of California, Los Angeles
The tri-dosa-theory in Indian Medicine
6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Meeting

Special Session: Reminiscences and Presentations in Honor of Michael Astour. Gordon Young, Presiding

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration

8:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Book Exhibit

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Breakfast for Graduate Students (All graduate students and recent PhD's, all AOS fields, are invited for breakfast and discussion. Inquiries to Martha Roth)

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

A. Ancient Near East II: Law and Society. Matthew W. Stolper, Chair (9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)

27.
William W. Hallo, Yale University
Share-cropping Provisions in the Edict of Ammi-saduqa
28.
Bernard M. Levinson, University of Minnesota and Institute for Advanced Study
The Collapsing Wall: A Lost Chapter of Ancient Near Eastern Legal History
29.
Samuel Greengus, Hebrew Union College
New Data on the Old Babylonian Calendar of Sippar
B. Ancient Near East III: Akkadian and Sumerian Literature. Cyrus Gordon, Chair (10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.)

30.
Lauren Shedletsky, New York University
Female Roles in the Gilgamesh Epic
31.
A. J. Ferrara, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Why the Tears Inanna? The Ur versions of Inanna's descent
32.
Janice Polonsky, University of Pennsylvania
The King Also Rises: The Royal relationship to the Sun God in Mesopotamia
33.
Richard E. Averbeck, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Clause Syntax, Macrostructure, and Discourse Analysis in Sumerian Literary Texts: A Preliminary investigation
34.
Piotr Michalowski, University of Michigan
A Man Named Enmebaragesi
34a.
Miguel Civil, University of Chicago
Reading Gilgamesh: History and stories
34b.
Tzvi Abusch, Brandeis University
Eating Witchcraft and Being Bewitched: Some Psychological and social aspects of Mesopotamian witchcraft
C. East Asia II. Chauncey S. Goodrich, Chair (9:30 a.m-11:00 a.m.)

35.
David B. Honey, BrighamYoung University
The Relationship of the Shih-chi and Han-shu as Seen in the Light of Traditional Textual Criticism
36.
Paul W. Kroll, University of Colorado
Wang Wei's Poetry in the Eyes of His Contemporaries
37.
Stephen H. West, University of California-Berkeley
The Necessity of Authority, Determinacy, and Right Reading in the Song
D. East Asia III. Paul W. Kroll, Chair (11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

38.
Ping-leung Chan, Lingnan College, Hong Kong
The Dawn Songs in The Book of Songs
39.
Chauncey S. Goodrich, University of California-Santa Barbara
The Hsü Hou-Han-shu of Hao Ching
40.
Denis Sinor, Indiana University
Paul Pelliot: Personal Memories
E. Islam II: Roundtable: What Was the First Islamic Century Really Like? Fred Donner, Moderator. (This session is sponsored by Middle East Medievalists.) (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Lawrence Conrad, Wellcome Institute, London
Michael Cook, Princeton University
Fred Donner, University of Chicago
Rebecca Foote, Harvard University
Chase Robinson, Oxford University
F. South and Southeast Asia II: Buddhist studies. P. Oktor Skjaervo, Chair

41.
Mark Allon, University of Washington
Insights into the Composition, Transmission and Function of Buddhist Literature Based On a Formulaic Analysis of Pali Canonical Prose
42.
Ulrich Pagel, University of Washington
The Ratnacudapariprccha: Patterns in Buddhist practice
43.
Timothy Lenz, University of Washington
Buddhist Birth Stories from Afghanistan: A Preliminary report on an early Buddhist manuscript recently acquired by the British Library


(Break)


44.
Daniel Boucher, Franklin and Marshall College
Evidence for the Transmission of Kharosthi Buddhist Texts to China: A New approach
45.
Jason Neelis, University of Washington
The Languages of Buddhist Transmission as Reflected in Kharosthi and Brahmi Graffiti Inscriptions from Northern Pakistan
46.
Richard Salomon, University of Washington
A Gandhari Version of the "Rhinoceros' Horn Sutra"

12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Meeting, American Schools of Oriental Research, Baghdad Committee. Paul Zimansky, Presiding

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

A. Ancient Near East IV: Archaeology. David Owen, Chair (2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)

47.
Ronald Wallenfels, Ramapo College
On "Continuity and Change" in the Late Fourth Century Babylonia: A Contribution from the sealed archival texts
48.
Lisbeth S. Fried, New York University
The High Places (Bamot) and the Reforms of Hezekiah and Josiah
49.
Carolina A. Aznar, Harvard University
Tell Abu Hawam (Ancient Seaport of Haifa, Israel): Stratum III and the Phoenecian expansion to the West


(Break)


50.
Karen S. Rubinson, Archaeological Institute of America
Silver and Sealings: Transcaucasia and Anatolia in the Middle Bronze Age
51.
Clemens Reichel, University of Chicago
Seals and Sealings from Tell Asmar: A New look at the nature and function of an Old Babylonian palace
52.
Paul Zimansky, Boston University
Rusa II's Building Program and the End of the Kingdom of Van
B. Islam III: Law. Bernard Weiss, Chair (2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)

53.
Wael Hallaq, McGill University
The Qadi's Sijill Before the Ottomans
54.
Susan Spectorsky, Queens College, CUNY
Jurists Around Ibn Hanbal
55.
Muhammad Amanullah, University of Utah
Is Just Retribution for Intentional Bodily Harm Based Entirely upon Ijma`?


(Break)


56.
John Makdisi, Loyola University New Orleans
The Islamic Origins of the Common Law
57.
Jeanette Wakin, Columbia University
The Qadi's Decisions and their Written Record

58.
Lutz Wiederhold, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle
Remarks on Maliki Judges in Mamluk Egypt and Syria
59.
David S. Powers, Cornell University
Familial Politics in Fourteenth-Century Algeria: Parents and Their Minor Children
59a.
Bernard Haykel, New York University
Muhammad b. `Ali al-Shawkani's Pedagogy and the Reproduction of Mujtahids
C. South and Southeast Asia III: Linguistics. Calvert Watkins, Chair

60.
Gary Holland, University of California, Berkeley
Vedic Meter and Indo-European laryngeals
61.
A. Lubotsky, Leiden University
The Indo-Aryan Word for `Six' and the Loss of Voiced Sibilants
62.
Benjamin W. Fortson IV, Harvard and Northeastern Universities
On the Verbal Abstracts in -a and the Periphrastic Perfect
63.
Peter M. Scharf, Brown University
Interrogatives and Word-order in Sanskrit


(Break)


64.
George van Driem, Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden
Epistemic Verbal Categories in Dzongkha
65.
Ashok Aklujkar, University of British Columbia
An Intriguing Reading in the Kavya-Prakasa of Mammata
66.
George Cardona, University of Pennsylvania
Patañjali and later Paniniyas on Astadhyayi 3.3.18
67.
Alex Wayman, Columbia University
Remarks on the un-Paninian Expressions in Indic Texts
Tuesday, April 7th

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Book Exhibit

8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Plenary Session: Blood. Chauncey S. Goodrich, Chair

68.
Baruch A. Levine, New York University (Ancient Near East)
Blood
69.
TBA (East Asia)
Title to be announced
70.
TBA (Inner Asia)
Title to be announced

71.
Suzanne Stetkevych, Indiana University (Islamic Near East)
Blood Economy in Tribal Arabia
72.
Patrick Olivelle, University of Texas (South and Southeast Asia)
Blood and Purity in Ancient India
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Tuesday Afternoon Sectional Meetings

A. Ancient Near East V: History and Culture. Jack Sasson, Chair (2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)

73.
Leo Depuydt, Brown University
Alexander of Macedon (356-323 BCE): The Chronology of his life
74.
Peter Feinman, Columbia University
Amorites and Canaanites in Iron II Israel
75.
Daniel C. Snell, University of Oklahoma
The Ancient Near East in Patterson's Slavery and Social Death
76.
Eva von Dassow, New York University
Political History from Administrative Records, or Alalah Prepares for War


(Break)


77.
Michael Kozuh, University of Chicago
Stairways and Inscriptions at Persepolis
78.
Mario Liverani, University of Rome La Sapienza
The Cautious Advisers of the Amarna Pharaohs
79.
Stephen A. Kaufman, Hebrew Union College
The Phoenician Text of the Incirli Trilingual: Ductus, language, and content
80.
Bruce Zuckerman, University of Southern California
Methodological Considerations in the Study of Northwest Semitic inscriptions: the Incirli trilingual
81.
Karen Nemet-Nejat, Yale University
Economic and Administrative Texts from 562-556 BCE in the Babylonian Collection at Yale University

B. Islam IV: Literature. Lois Giffen, Chair (2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)

82.
Ruqayya Khan, University of Pennsylvania
Qatil al-Hawa: Two blood vengeance motifs in early Arabic love literature
83.
Julia Ashtiany Bray, University of St. Andrews,
The Heroic Prose Background to Abu Tammam's Amorium Qasida
84.
Philip F. Kennedy, New York University
On Poetry and Prose: The Maqâma Wa`ziyya of al-Hamadhânî
85.
Beatrice Gruendler, Yale University
Emulation and Plagiarism in the Poetry of Ibn Darraj al-Qastalli


(Break)


86.
Peter Heath, Washington University
Line, Topos, and Convention: The Role of Ma`ani in Arabic poetics
87.
Elizabeth M. Bergman, University of Georgia
Memory and Mediation in an Early Grammatical Mnenomic
88
Fatemeh Keshavarz, Washington University, St. Louis
Observing the Poems in Action: Aa New approach to mystical lyric
89.
John M. Crofoot, University of Georgia
Narrative Structure and Temporality in the Ottoman and Arabic Chronicles: Ashiqpashazade, Neshri, and Ibn Arabshah
C. South and Southeast Asia IV: Literature and poetics. James Fitzgerald, Chair

90.
Rahim Shayegan, Harvard University
Sasanian Inscriptions and the Oral Formulaic Theory
91.
Jan E. M. Houben, Leiden University
The Ritual Pragmatics of a Vedic Hymn: Rgveda 1.164, the Pravargya, and the Intermediate Initiation (Avantaradiska).
92.
Stephanie W. Jamison, Harvard University
Rigvedic visvátah sim, or Why Syntax Needs Poetics
93.
Signe Jansen Cohen, University of Pennsylvania
The Relative Chronology of the Older Upanisads


(Break)


94.
Michael Shapiro, University of Washington
Metrical Syncopation in Medieval Hindi Poetry
95.
Theodore Proferes, Harvard University
Sakhya-from the Vedas through the Epics: the Historical continuity of a social institution and its protocols

96.
Vidyut Aklujkar, University of British Columbia
The Sita-Lopamudra Samvada in the Ananda-Ramayana: A battle of myths
97.
P. Oktor Skjaervo, Harvard University
An Indo-European epic warrior type: Zarathustra and Diomedes
98
Ray Chandrasekara, University of California, Berkeley
Writing Ground Zero: Nationalist imaginings in the Hikayat Hang Tuah
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Book Sale

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.)

Stanley Insler, Yale University
To Tell the Truth
Wednesday, April 8th

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

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday Morning Sectional Meetings

A. Ancient Near East VI: Religion and Science. Maynard Maidman, Chair (9:00 a.m-12:00 noon)

99.
Francesca Rochberg, University of California at Riverside
Empiricism in Babylonian Omen Texts and Problems in the Classification of Mesopotamian Divination as Science
100.
Anne Marie Kitz, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
Cleromancy and Lot Casting: Theory and p`raxis
101.
Jorunn J. Buckley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A Chance Meeting in Suq es-Shuyuk: The Mandaean Priest Yahia Bihram and Heinrich Petermann, 1854


(Break)

102.
Gary Beckman, University of Michigan
The Goddess Pirinkir and Her Ritual from attusa (CTH 644)
103.
Tvi Abusch
(Paper moved to #34b)
B. Islam V: Religion and Theology. Everett K. Rowson, Chair (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

104.
Alford T. Welch, Michigan State University
Women in Islam in the Qur'an
105.
Yehezkel Nuama, Tel Aviv University
Lessons from Body-Postures in the Islamic Prayer
106.
Therisa LaClaire Rogers, University of Michigan
Anti-Ascetic Masculinity in al-Muwatta'
107.
Leah Kinberg, Tel Aviv University
Dream as a means to evaluate hadith transmitters, or The interest of biographical dictionaries in dreams


(Break)

108.
Sidney H. Griffith, The Catholic University of America
The Vita of Theodore of Edessa: Apologetics, polemics and Christian hagiography in the world of Islam


109.
Todd Lawson, McGill University
From Kasb to Acquisition: The Dying of a metaphor
110.
Richard M. Frank, The Catholic University of America
The Ash`arite Conception of Speaking ( al-kalam)
111.
Leila S. Al-imad, East Tennessee State University
The Training of Medieval Physicians in Dar al-Islam
-End of Meeting-


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