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Cotsen Institute hosting two conferences in November

by eric — last modified October 26, 2009 09:21 AM

By Eric Gardner | 10.26.09

This November, the Costen Institute of Archaeology will be hosting two major conferences. Both are free to attend and open to the public.

From November 13-15, the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology is proud to sponsor the Advanced Seminar on The Construction of Value in the Ancient World. This symposium (organized by John Papadopoulos and Gary Urton) seeks to bring together an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural group of scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences (anthropologists, archaeologists, art historians, economic historians, historians, linguists, philologists, sociologists) to investigate the meaning and construction of value in the ancient world. For more information about the event, please visit this page.

From November 21-22 the Cotsen Institute will host Beyond The Surface: Bronze Mirrors from the Cotsen Collection - an International Symposium. The symposium will focus on an extraordinary collection of 97 mirrors, all but five of which were made in China. The earliest mirror dates to the Qijia culture (ca. 2100–1700 BCE).  The latest Chinese mirror dates to the Jin dynasty (1115–1234 CE) though there are mirrors in the collection that were manufactured outside China that have a later date. For details, please visit the Symposium's page.

Attendees to both events are asked to RSVP by emailing rsvp@ioa.ucla.edu or by calling (310) 794-4837.


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