Lecture Podcasts

An archive of past lectures from the Explore Mesopotamia series.


Syria Today: Hmanitarian Crisis and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage (December 10, 2013)

Stephen Cornish, executive director of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Canada.

Clemens Reichel, assistant professor of Mesopotamian archaeology at U of T, associate curator of Near Eastern Archaeology at the ROM and curator of the exhibition Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World


Regard de l'historien sur la chute de Babylone en 539 av. notre ère (French Lecture) (December 4, 2013)

Paul-Alain Beaulieu
Professor of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto


Foresight, Forecasting, and the Future in Ancient Mesopotamia (November 21, 2013)

Dr. Francesca Rochberg
Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley


New Light on an Administrative Device from the Dawn of Writing in the Ancient Near East (September 26, 2013)

Dr. Christopher Woods
Professor of Sumerology, Oriental Institute / Dept. of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago.


Explore Mesopotamia: Assyrian Imperialism on the Mesopotamian Periphery (September 24, 2013)

Dr. Timothy P. Harrison
Professor of Syro-Palestinian Archaeology and Chair of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto.

 

Lions, Temples and Tablets on the Plain of Antioch: Assyrian Imperialism on the Mesopotamian Periphery (September 12, 2013)

Dr. Timothy Harrison, Professor of Syro-Palestinian Archaeology and Chair of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto.


Kings of the Universe: The Rise and Development of Political Leadership in Mesopotamia (June 27, 2013)

ROM Curator of Mesopotamia; Assistant Professor of Mesopotamian Archaeology, Dept of Near and Middle Eastern Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
Associate Curator (Ancient Near East), Dept of World Cultures, Royal Ontario Museum.
 

Members Preview: Mesopotamia Exhibition (June 21, 2013)

Dave Hollands, Head, Creative

On June 21, 2013 ROM Members were invited to preview the Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World, presented by RSA Financial. During this event, Dave Hollands, creative lead of Mesopotamia, reveals the most exciting (and complex) challenges as ROM staff brought this exhibition to life for Toronto visitors.