New York City 2018


New York City 2018

Yale University




Benjamin Foster,
the Laffan Professor of Assyriology and Babylonian Literature at Yale University.
His research interests focus on cuneiform literature and the social and economic history of Mesopotamia.
He translated the Sumerian and Akkadian Gilgamesh epics for the Norton Critical Editions series.

'The Epic of Gilgamesh' - the Norton Critical (Second Edition)




Yale Babylonian Collection
includes tablet in cuneiform of ‘The Epic of Gilgamesh’



Agnete Lassen,
Associate Curator of the Yale Babylonian Collection, trained in the archaeology, history, and art history of the ancient Near East.
Her research area is the social and economic history of Mesopotamia and Anatolia in the 2nd millennium BCE
and, in particular, glyptic studies and ancient textile.

'Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks' (forthcoming January 2019)

photo by David Ricks





photo by Tish Tischer


Mark A. Norell,
an American paleontologist and molecular geneticist, acknowledged as one of the most important living vertebrate paleontologists.
Division Chair and Macaulay Curator, Curator-in-Charge of Fossil Amphibians, Reptiles, and Birds, Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History.
He is one of the leading spokesman for the current research connecting the origin of modern birds to the dinosaurs.

'Unearthing the Dragon',204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch






Scott G. Bruce
professor of medieval history at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York.
He has recently translated two anthologies for Penguin Classics:
The Penguin Book of the Undead and The Penguin Book of Hell

The Penguin Book of the Undead

The Penguin Book of Hell


Will Cotton


Mark C. Taylor,
a professor of Religious Studies, Columbia University, who is a philosopher of religions and cultural critic
who has published more than 20 books on religion, philosophy, art and architecture, technology,
economics, virtual culture, complex systems, and the natural sciences.
He is a frequent contributor to NPR and The New York Times.
He questions what is it all for and what does it mean.

'Speed Limits'

‘Last Works: Lessons in Leaving’

Ena Swansea and Mark C. Taylor

Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Art
specialist Allison Immergut and expertise coordinator Caitlin Foreht,
lead a discussion about the Post War and Contemporary Art Auction,
the art market, and Auction process


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