BAF-Online: Proceedings of the Berner Altorientalisches Forum

BAF-Online is the publication platform of the Berner Altorientalisches Forum (BAF). It makes available to the public within the shortest possible delays vidcasts of the talks that have been held at the BAF. The vidcasts published at BAF Online have been peer-reviewed by members of the BAF scientific committee and are quotable. The aim of BAF-Online is to facilitate the dissemination and publication of ideas prior to final results.

The Berner Altorientalisches Forum (BAF) is an annual international meeting designed to bring together researchers of the Ancient Near East specialising in different areas and disciplines. There is no theme. Participants are encouraged to communicate their ideas as concisely as possible. Talks last no more than 10 minutes and are vidcasted.


Dr des. Hannah Mönninghoff, Universität Bern

Dr Johanna Tudeau, Universität Bern


Scientific committee

Prof. Em. Pascal Attinger, Universität Bern

Prof. Susanne Bickel, Universität Basel 

Max Gander, Universität Zürich 

Florian Lippke, Université de Fribourg 

Josy Luginbühl, Universität Bern 

Dr Patrick Michel, Université de Genève

Dr des. Hannah Mönninghoff, Universität Bern 

Prof. Mirko Novák, Universität Bern 

Prof. Vincent Serneels, Université de Fribourg

Dr des. Alexander Sollee, Universität Bern

Dr Johanna Tudeau, Universität Bern

Vol 1 (2016)

Table of Contents

Programme of the 1st BAF, 24-25 June 2016
Guiding Questions

Panel 1: Reconstructing missing evidence

Jeannette Boertien
Patrizia Birchler Emery, Julien Beck, Julien Beck, Despina Koutsoumba, Despina Koutsoumba, Ioanna Kraounaki, Ioanna Kraounaki
Patrizia Birchler Emery, Julien Beck, Athos Agapiou, Dragos Constantin, Vasiliki Lysandrou, Bertrand Merminod, Kyriakos Themistocleous
Pavel Čech
Michael Mäder

Panel 2: Contextualising symbolism

Ofir Jacobson
Grzegorz First
Orit Shamir
Sarah Dermech

Panel 3: Localising influence and identity

James Fraser
Alessia Venanzi
Mouheyddine Ossman
Boaz Stavi
Marina Redina-Thomas

Panel 4: Identifying ancient paradigms

Alexandre Loktionov
Vitali Bartash
Marta Pallavidini
Ruben Davtyan

Panel 5: Assessing transition

Marion Benz, Corinna Rössner, Kathleen Deckers, Simone Riehl, Kurt W. Alt, Vecihi Özkaya
Mohammed Alkhalid
Hanan Charaf

Panel 6: Reconsidering the past

Pınar Durgun