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Annual Meeting & Masterclass 2015

Poster design by Suzan Sierksma-Agteres. Click to enlarge.
Poster design by Suzan Sierksma-Agteres. Click to enlarge.

The 2015 CRASIS Annual Meeting: CRISIS! The identification, analysis, and commemoration of crises in the ancient world will take place on Thursday 5 (PhD/ReMa Masterclass) and Friday 6 February 2015. We are proud to announce that Prof. dr. Monika Trümper (Freie Universität Berlin) will be our Master and Keynote Speaker, delivering this year’s Annual Lecture Morgantina under Roman Rule: a City in Crisis?

Practical information

When Friday February 6th / 9:00-17:00 Annual Meeting / 17:15 Annual Lecture
Where Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies (Oude Boteringestraat 38), Courtroom
Registration fee €5,- / €15,- with lunch / Keynote Lecture €0,-

The registration fee can be settled upon arrival. Coffee, tea and cake will be available for all attendants during breaks, and all are welcome for drinks after the Keynote Lecture. Please register through and tell us before January 27th whether you would like to participate in lunch. Registration for the rest of the programme will remain open until February 1st. The programme of the Annual Meeting can be found below.

The Masterclass of Thursday February 5th is a closed event and cannot be attended by non-participants. The programme and the abstracts of our junior researchers can however be consulted.

The Masterclass and Annual Meeting are funded by our regular sponsors, as well as by the Dutch research schools for Classical Studies ( OIKOS ) and Archaeology ( ARCHON ). Students affiliated with either of these research schools can earn 1 ECTS by attending the Annual Meeting and writing a report on the conference. Please consult with your research school for further details.


See our programme booklet for the abstracts of the lectures given at the Annual Meeting (these booklets will also be handed out at the start of the day).

08.30 – 09.00 Registration and Coffee
09.00 – 09.15 Welcome
Session 1
09.15 – 10.00 Mladen Popovic:
The Jewish Revolt and the Aftermath of the Destruction of the Temple
10.00 – 10.45 Darja Sterbenc Erker:
Ritual Responses to Crisis: Supplicationes and Ludi Saeculares
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break
Session 2
11.15 – 12.00 Miko Flohr:
Resilience and Commemoration: Response to Seismic Upheaval in Pompeii, 60-79 CE
12.00 – 12.45 Catherine Psilakis:
Integrating a Crisis Moment into the Paradigmatic History of Athens: Demosthenes, Against Timocrates, 142-143
12.45 – 13.45 Lunch
Session 3
13.45 – 14.30 Constanze Graml:
Dealing with the Crisis. The Athenian Ephebeia under Macedonian Occupation
14.30 – 15.15 Polyxeni Strolonga:
Social Crisis and Resolution in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter: An Anthropological Approach
15.15 – 15.45 Coffee break
Session 4
15.45 – 16.30 Elisa Perego, Rafael Scopacasa and Silvia Amicone:
Collapse or Survival? Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Micro-Dynamics of Crisis in the Late Prehistoric and Early Roman Central Mediterranean
16.30 – 17.15 Kim Beerden:
Panic in the Streets! Developments in Graeco-Roman Responses to Crises: Epidemics
Annual Lecture
17.15 – 18.15 Morgantina under Roman Rule: a City in Crisis? by Monika Trümper
18.15 Reception

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