Trude Dothan Lecturership


The Trude Dothan Lectureship in Ancient Near Eastern Studies is a bi-annual lectureship was endowed at the Albright Institute by the Dorot Foundation to support and encourage the Albright’s long-standing program dedicated to advancing the dialogue between students and scholars from the Israeli, Palestinian, and foreign academic communities in Jerusalem. The lectures are given on behalf of the Hebrew University, Al-Quds University and the W.F.Albright Institute

    1999:  Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, Professor of Archaeology, Heidelberg University gave two lectures: “The Influence of Greek Mercenaries in the Levant at the End of the Iron Age II” and “Recent Excavations at Miletos, Turkey.”

    2000:  Sir John Bordman, Lincoln Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology and Art, Oxford University, gave three lectures: “The Diffusion of Greek Art in Antiquity,” “Greeks in the East: 8th to 7th Century B.C.,” and “Aspects of Greek Colonization.”

    2002:  Ian Hodder, Professor of Archaeology, Stanford University gave three lectures: “Theory and Practice in Archaeology,” “Recent Excavations at Catal Huyuk,” and “Towards a Hybrid Archaeology: blurred Genres at Catal Huyuk.”

    2004:  Joseph Maran, Director, Institute of Pre- and Proto-History, Heidelberg University gave three lectures: “Tiryns during the late Palatial and Post-Palatial Periods: New Excavation Results,” “Coming to Terms with the Past: Ideology and Power in Late Helladic IIIC,” and “The Spread of Objects and Ideas in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean: Two Case Studies from the Argolid of the 13th and 12th centuries BCE.”

    2005:  Dorothea Arnold, Lila Acheson Wallace Curator, Department of Egyptian Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY gave two lectures: “The Royal Women of Amarna,” and “What Did the Hyksos Look Like? Image and Identity.”

    2006:  Oscar Muscarella, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY gave three lectures on “Hasanlu: An Archaeological Evaluation,” “Ayanis and Urartaian Archaeology,” and “King Midas’ Gordion and Phrygia.”

    2008:  James P. Allen, Wilbour Professor of Egyptology, Brown University gave three lectures on “The Advent of Ancient Egyptian Literature,” “The Recently-Discovered Historical Inscription of Khnumhotep at Dahshur,” and “Tutankhamun’s Father.”

    2011: Donald B. Redford, Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Pennsylvania State University presented three lectures: “The Present State of Archaeology in Egypt: Problems and Priorities”, “The New Excavations at Mendes, Egypt”, and “The Origins of the Amarna Revolution: New Light and Old Theories.”

    2014: Ian Morris, Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History, Stanford University, gave three lectures: “War! What is it Good For? 50,000 Years of Conflict and the Fate of Human Society”, “Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: The Evolution of Human Values”, and “The Ancient World: A Global Account.”