The Armand Brunswick Distinguished Lectures in Archaeology of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation
Dr. Lorenzo d'Alfonso, Associate Professor of Western Asian Archaeology and History, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
This lecture explores the idea of political borders as they existed in premodern history. The Hittite Empire (ca. 1550–1200 B.C.) was one of the earliest great powers of the ancient world; today, epigraphic and archaeological investigations illuminate some unique and surprisingly modern evidence of how the elites of this era conceived and represented borders.
Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.