The Mesopotamian Sublime | University of Oxford

The Mesopotamian Sublime

Speaker
Prof Zainab Bahrani, Columbia University
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH
Venue details

Headley Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£5 adult/£4 concessions
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

In Mesopotamia, images were used not only to depict reality but also to create it. These art works and the ancient texts that describe them compel us to rethink our theory of representation.