Episode 31. Stefania Ermidoro: Revisiting a Victorian explorer: Layard in the archives. Show notes

Stefania introduces us to one of the dominant figures of early assyriology–Austen Henry Layard. She guides us through the archival sources that put his famous publications in context, and reveal the man behind the legend. 

3:03 Why was Layard famous?

5:34 Why study Layard?

7:50 Layard’s cuneiform skills 

9:24 The sources and what we learn from them

15:08 Are the archives everything or just a selection?

16:42 Do the archives agree with his publications?

18:48 Stefania’s publications

Stefania’s Academia 

Stefania’s university page 

Music by Ruba Hillawi

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