Curator’s Talk 3/27: Bringing the Vanderbilt Divinity Library Cuneiform Tablets Collection into the Light

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:10am-12:00pm  Wednesday mornings during this semester for fascinating talks led by faculty, librarians, archivists, and curators.   The talks take place weekly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building.  This event is free and open to the public.

Did you know that the Divinity Library has a collection of cuneiform tablets? See these amazing forms of an ancient writing system and learn about how these tablets ended up at Vanderbilt.  Join Senior Lecturer in the Divinity School Annalisa Azzoni as she discusses the collaborative effort to catalogue, identify, and make known the cuneiform tablets of the James Stevenson Collection, and how the “Cultures in Clay” exhibit came together to document these artifacts dating up to four millennia ago.
Cuneiform Tablet with the Seal of Būr Sîn
Tablet with the Seal of Būr Sîn

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