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Ph.D. Alessandra Gilibert

Researcher

Present Positions

since 2011

Lecturer at the Institute for Prehistoric Archaeology of the Near East, Masaryk Universität, Brno (Czech Republic)

since 2008

Research Associate at the Excellence Cluster "Topoi - The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations." Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Vorderasiatische Altertumskunde.

2005–2008

Deputy Field Director of the Tell Fecheriye Excavation Project in Syria.

2004–2008

Research Assistant at the Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, Freie Universität Berlin.

 

Ongoing Research and Papers in Preparation

FIELDWORK

  • The Armenian dragon’s stones

ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM

  • Archaeology of the plaza. Crowds, performance, and urban design in the ancient Near East.
  • Death, amusement and the city. Civic spectacles and the theatre palace of Kapara, king of Guzana.
  • The sphinx in place. A spatial analysis of human-headed lions.

IMAGES

  • Invisible images. A Haitian Vodou perspective on ancient Near Eastern building deposits.
  • Tukulti Ninurta through the looking glass. Space and communication in Middle Assyrian art.
  • The Kulamuwa Orthostat. A contextual and narratological analysis.
  • Art and Spectacle in the Ancient Near East.
  • Ittobaal’s logic of concealment – The sarcophagus of Ahirom revisited.

GENDER STUDIES

  • The Babylon Marriage Market. A “lot” of women in a High Victorian Assyrian palace.
  • Age markers and the rhetorics of childhood in the first millennium BC.

 

Education

2008

Promotion in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology. Freie Universität Berlin.

Thesis: “Image and context in Syro-Hittite monumental art. The archaeology of performance and the stone reliefs at Carchemish and Zincirli in the Earlier Iron Age”.

2001

M.A. in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, Philology and Historical Anthropology. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg i.Br., Germany.

Thesis: “Kār Tukultī-Ninurta: the building program and early history of an Assyrian ville neuve”.

1995

Maturità Classica. Liceo Classico M. Polo, Venedig

 

Grants & Awards

2008

Funding grant for the publication of the doctoral dissertation, awarded by the Frauenförderung of the Freie Universität Berlin.

2007-2008

Scholarship award of the Slovak Academic Information Agency. Host institution: University of Trnava, Faculty of Humanities.

2002-2004

Fellowship grant at the Graduiertenkolleg “Anatolia and its Neighbours”. Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen, Germany.

 

Fieldwork

since 2011

Geghama Mountains, Armenia

2006-2008

Tell Fecheriye, Syria

2002-2003

Tell Burak, Libanon

1999-2000

Kamid el-Loz, Libanon

1999

Misherfe, Syria

1998

Acconia, Italy

1997

Isle of Torcello, Italy

 

Books

2011

Syro-Anatolian Monumental Art and the Archaeology of Performance, Berlin: De Gruyter.

 

Articles

forthcoming
2012

Archäologie der Menschenmenge. Platzanlage, Bildwerke und Fest im Syro-Hethitischen Stadtgefüge. In: O. Dalley – S. Moraw – H. Ziemmsen, Bild – Raum – Handlung, Berlin: De Gruyter.

2011

Die anatolische Sphinx. In: L. Winckler-Horacek (Hg.), Die Wege der Sphinx. Ein Monster zwischen Orient und Okzident, Rahden/Westf., 7-17.

2011

Die nordsyrische Sphinx. In: L. Winckler-Horacek (Hg.), Die Wege der Sphinx. Ein Monster zwischen Orient und Okzident, Rahden/Westf.: Verlag Marie Leidorf, 47-60.

2009

Zu Tisch im Jenseits. Totenmahl und Ahnenkult in der Levante (1600 –700 v. u. Z.). In M. Friedlander – C. Kugelmann (Hg.), Koscher & Co. Über Essen und Religion, Berlin, 288-294.

2008

(with P. Bartl, D. Bonatz, and C. Jauss) Bericht über die erste und zweite Grabungskampagne in Tell Fecheriye 2006 und 2007. In Mitteilungen der Deutschen Orient Gesellschaft 140, 89-134.

2008

On Kār Tukultī-Ninurta: chronology and politics of a Middle Assyrian ville neuve. In Fundstellen. Gesammelte Schriften zur Archäologie und Geschichte Altvorderasiens ad honorem Hartmut Kühne, edited by D. Bonatz, R. M. Czichon, and F. J. Kreppner, Wiesbaden 2008, 177-188.

2007

Five drums at Carchemish: an unrecognized burial along the Herald’s Wall? Istanbuler Mitteilungen 57:45-58.

2007

Lamp. In Iconographies of deities and demons in the Ancient Near East. An iconographic dictionary with special emphasis on First Millennium BCE Palestine/Israel. Eggler J. and Ch. Uehlinger (Eds).

Online access (last visit 10-02-2008).

2007

Stylus. In Iconographies of deities and demons in the Ancient Near East. An iconographic dictionary with special emphasis on First Millennium BCE Palestine/Israel. Eggler J.and Ch. Uehlinger(Eds).

Online access (last visit 10-02-2008).

2006

Warfare techniques in Early Dynastic Mesopotamia. In Anodos 4-5, 93-100.

2004

Jenseits von Stil und Ikonographie. Späthethitische Einflüsse auf das assyrische Wandrelief. In Die Außenwirkung des späthethitischen Kulturraumes. Güteraustausch - Kulturkontakt - Kulturtransfer. Akten der zweiten Forschungstagung des Graduiertenkollegs "Anatolien und seine Nachbarn" der Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (20. bis 22. November 2003). AOAT 323. Münster: Ugarit Verlag. 373-386.

2003

Tell Burak: the Iron Age context in Sq. 28/25 and 29/25. In BAAL 7.

2002

Die altmesopotamischen Weihplatten. In Freiburger Universitätsblätter 156/2, 66-71

2001

(with D. Bonatz) Kamid el-Loz 1997 and 1999: the excavations on the „hilltop“ (Kuppe) (Area II G 1-3). In BAAL 5, 18-33.

   

Reviews

2011

Review of Sam'al: ein aramäischer Stadtstaat des 10. bis 8. Jhs. v. Chr. und die Geschichte seiner Erforschung. R.-B. Wartke. Mainz: von Zabern, 2005. In Orientalische Literaturzeitung 106, 4-5.

2010

Review of Ancient Near Eastern Art in Context. Studies in Honor of Irene J. Winter by Her Students, edited by Jack Cheng and Marian Feldman, Leiden: Brill. 2007, Orientalische Literaturzeitung 105, 39-41.

2007

Review of Uruk. Kleinfunde IV. Metall- und Steinobjekte im Vorderasiatischen Museum zu Berlin. Friedhelm Pedde, Marlies Heinz und Bernd Müller-Neuhof. Ausgrabungen in Uruk-Warka. Endberichte (AUWE) Band 21. Mainz: Zabern, 2000, Orientalische Literaturzeitung 102, 285-287.

2005

Review of Karatepe/Aslantaş. Azatiwataya. Die Bildwerke. H. Çambel - A. Özyar. Mainz: Zabern 2003, Orientalische Literaturzeitung 100, 410-412.