linguistics

Public Lecture: "From Arab nationalism to New Media"

Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
CB 110 (Whitehall Classroom Building)
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Public Lecture: "Hittites, Greeks, and Others: Interaction between Ancient Anatolia, Greece, and the Levant"

One of a group of Indo-European speaking peoples intrusive to Anatolia, the Hittites rose from a modest city state to establish first a kingdom on the central plateau and then an empire that fought with the kings of Babylon and Assyria, the Hurrians, and the pharaohs of Egypt for control of SE Anatolia, Syria and Palestine, and contended with one or more Mycenaean Greek kings over western Asia Minor. One of their many vassal states was Wilusa, certainly to be identified with Troy. The multiethnic Hittite kingdom absorbed heavy cultural influence from many peoples and played a role in transmitting Ancient Near Eastern culture to the Greeks. A combination of factors, including the assaults of the “Sea Peoples”, brought an end to the Hittite Empire shortly after 1200 BCE, but some former subordinate states inherited their name and culture and maintained a degree of independence for several centuries until conquered by the Assyrians. It is these “Neo-Hittite” states that are represented in the “Hittites” of the Old Testament.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Marksbury Building - Hardymon Theater
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Seminar Series: "Speak-English-Only Rules in the Workplace: Language Ideologies, Research, and Lived Experience"

Date: 
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Alumni Gallery (WTY Library)
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