Music in the Ancient Near East Editorial Seminar

The editors of the new book series Life and Society in the Ancient Near East (LSANE - Transnational Press London) are pleased to announce a new endeavor in collaborative peer-review scholarship, LSANE online Editorial Seminars (
The leaders of the workgroup Music in the Ancient Near East, Heidi Köpp-Junk and Shane M. Thompson, are currently soliciting interested contributors.
The volume will address an array of topics pertaining to music in the ancient Near East. We welcome scholars who have theoretical, textual, iconographic and/or material cultural expertise.
For this volume, seminar participants will present and discuss evidence regarding

-theoretical approaches



-archaeological/material culture
The first workgroup will convene via Zoom at a time and date agreed upon by the participants. The workgroup will gather for two further editorial meetings over the course of 18 months resulting in the production of an edited volume.
Participation is free of charge but limited in capacity based on fit. Interested persons should complete the form indicating their interest by August 31, 2021.
Questions can be addressed to the volume editors, Heidi Köpp-Junk ( and Shane M. Thompson (

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Why are you interested in joining the seminar and volume? Please elaborate specifically on your personal interest in music in the ancient Near East. *
Which kind of sources, case studies, and perspectives can you contribute to the discussion? How do they tie into the topics set out in the workshop's Call for Interest? *
What is your academic background/relevant training and current affiliation (if applicable)? *
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