Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

Würzburg Workshop, Feb 2017: “Viticulture and Wine in Hittite Anatolia…”

Workshop: “Viticulture and Wine in Hittite Anatolia and Its Ancient Near Eastern Context: Philological, Archaeological and Comparative Perspectives”.

Organizer: Carlo Corti (

Sponsor: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG); Lehrstuhl für Altorientalistik, Universität Würzburg.

Place:  Universität Würzburg, Institut für Altertumswissenschaften, Lehrstuhl für Altorientalistik, Residenzplatz 2, Tor A, 97070 Würzburg.


Date:   16-18 February 2017

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Workshop programme:

Thursday 16-02-2017
Session 1:       Ancient Near East (Chair: Daniel Schwemer)
14.30-15.00     Welcome and general remarks. Daniel Schwemer (Würzburg)
15.00-15.30     Introduction to the workshop. Carlo Corti (Würzburg)
15.30-16.30     Near Eastern viticulture in a historical perspective. Lucio Milano (Venice)

17.00-18.00    Archaeobotany of the grape I: Lines of evidence and the origins of winemaking.
Naomi F. Miller (Philadelphia)/Chantel White (Philadelphia)
18.00-19.00    The impact of wine production in the social transformation of northern Mesopotamian societies during the mid-to-late third millennium BCE. Nicola Laneri (Catania)

Friday 17-02-2017
Session 2:       Ancient Near East: Case study (Chair: Lucio Milano)
09.30-10.30    Archaeology of the oenology: drinking wine at the royal table in Mari. Grégory Chambon (Paris)
11.00-12.00     First press. Early textual evidence for Anatolian wine. Gojko Barjamovic (Boston)
12.00-12.30     Archaeobotany of the grape II: Data from Anatolian and Near Eastern archaeological sites. Naomi F. Miller (Philadelphia)/Chantel White (Philadelphia)

Session 3:       Hittite Anatolia and satellite kingdoms (Chair: Stefano de Martino)
14.30-15.30    Contribution to the knowledge of viticulture and viniculture in Hittite Anatolia Carlo Corti (Würzburg)
15.30-16.30    The agricultural potential of central Anatolia and what the Hittites made out of it. Andreas Schachner (Istanbul)

17.00-18.00     The administration of vine in Ugarit. Valérie Matoïan (Lyon)/Juan-Pablo Vita (Madrid)

Saturday 18-02-2017
Session 4:       Hittite Anatolia: Case study (Chair: Andreas Schachner)
09.30-10.30     “Guess who’s coming to dinner”. Hittite Banquets. Stefano de Martino (Turin)
10.30-11.30    The good god, the wine god and the storm god of the vineyard. Mark Weeden (London)

Session 5:       Conclusions
12.00-13.00     Roundtable and Concluding Remarks



First posted on AGADE list on Jan 20, 2017

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