Prof. Allison Karmel Thomason

"Sensing The Past: Sensory Experiences In Ancient Mesopotamia
(A 4-D Presentation)"

Professor Thomason will be joining our Stanford AIA Chapter on Friday, February 25 at 7:00pm on Zoom 
Lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Allison Karmel Thomason is Professor of Ancient History at Southern Illinois University. She specializes in Mesopotamian art, archaeology and history; ancient Near Eastern art and Neo-Assyrian art. She received her PhD from Columbia University and participated in excavations in Corfu, Greece, with Martha S. Joukowsky and in Ashkelon, Israel with Larry Stager. Her publications include Luxury and Legitimation: Royal Collecting in Ancient Mesopotamia (2005, Series: Perspectives on Collecting, Routledge/Taylor and Francis Press), and Handbook of the Senses in the Ancient Near East (eds. K. Neumann and A. Thomason, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, under contract).


Thomason, Allison and Kiersten Neumann, eds. 2021. Handbook of the Senses in the Ancient Near East. Routledge/Taylor and Francis.


See Professor Thomason's work in the American Journal of Archaeology. Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology