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Symposium - Media of Connectivity and Community Formation in the Hellenistic Mediterranean

When:Th 15-06-2023 13:00 - 16:00
Where:Room A12, Academy building

On Thursday June 15th, Sjoukje Kamphorst will publicly defend her PhD thesis Carving Communities in Stone: Inscriptions as Media of Hellenistic Cosmopolitan Connectivity at the University of Groningen, at 16:00 in the Aula of the Academy Building (Broerstraat 5).

The defense can also be followed via livestream:

poster with picture of an ancient Greek inscribed stone
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In connection with this joyous event we are organizing a small symposium entitled Media of Connectivity and Community Formation in the Hellenistic Mediterranean.


  • Kostas Buraselis (Athens), Doctors as connections in the ancient world: from Demokedes and Ktesias in Susa to the Koans in Alexandria
  • Kerstin Höghammar (Uppsala), The Koan navy and war harbour: underestimated and misinterpreted entities
  • Rolf Strootman (Utrecht), The polyglot king: language and empire at the court of Mithradates of Pontus
  • Sjoukje Kamphorst (Groningen), Carving Communities in Stone: inscriptions as media of Hellenistic cosmopolitan connectivity

Place and time: Room A12, Academy Building, University of Groningen from 13:00-16:00

Organizers and contact: Sjoukje M. Kamphorst (s.m.kamphorst and Tamara M. Dijkstra (t.m.dijkstra

All are welcome to both the symposium and the defense! No registration required.