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Anchoring Ancient Colonization

From:Th 01-12-2022
Until:Fr 02-12-2022
Where:Oude Boteringestraat 38 - Oude Zittingzaal, Groningen

This workshop proposes to analyse the impact and organization of ancient settler colonization from the theoretical lens of the anchoring innovation concept.

Please register for this workshop by sending an email to j.pelgrom rug.nl

Program day 1 (Thursday December 1)

9.30-10.00:

Coffee and registration

10.00-10.30:

Opening and introduction - Jeremia Pelgrom & Marleen Termeer

Session 1:

Territorial anchoring strategies in the Archaic World (Chair: Jan Paul Crielaard)

10.30-11.00:

Hard row to Hoe: The implication of agricultural practices and subsistence strategies for study of the Greek colonization in Southern Italy (ca. 800-550 BC.)

Lou Godefroy, VU University (Amsterdam)

11.00-11.30:

Accounting for climate: Assessing the political and economic dimensions of environmental change and land-use during the so-called Greek colonization in Southern Italy

Taariq Ali Sheik, VU University (Amsterdam)

11.30-12.00:

Bridging the Gulf between City and Outpost, Phoenician and Greek, Friend and Foe

Brien Garnand, NINO (Leiden)

12.00-13.30:

Lunch

Session 2:

Territorial anchoring strategies in the Hellenistic and Roman world (Chair: Jeremia Pelgrom)

13.30-14.00:

Settlement systems in the Sibaritide area (Italy): continuity and discontinuity between the Hellenistic and the Roman periods

Martina Cecilia Parini, University of Groningen

14.00-14.30:

Anchoring early Roman colonisation strategies to existing settlement systems in central-southern Italy

Anita Casarotto & Tesse Stek, University of Groningen

14.30-15.00:

The impact of land division systems on Roman colonial landscapes

Tymon de Haas, University of Groningen

15.00-15.30:

Aquileia, an obviously innovative colony… but which innovation?

Michel Tarpin, University of Grenoble

15.30-16.00:

Coffee

16.00-16.30:

‘Not without reason’. Anchoring the role of institutional language in colonial settings

Michele Valandro, Radboud University (Nijmegen)

16.30-17.00:

Anchoring a 2nd-century-CE Colony: the case of colonia Aelia Augusta Italicensium

Manuel Alejandro González, Pablo de Olavide University (Seville)

17.00-17.30:

Bulwarks of empire or bulwarks of the emperor? Advancing imperial control in and through the colonies

Anouk Vermeulen, Utrecht University

17.30-18.00:

Imagine No Diaspora: Jewish Foundation Stories in the Early Roman Empire

Eelco Glas, University of Groningen

19.00:

Conference dinner (for participants only)

Program day 2 (Friday December 2)

Session 3:

Socio-economic anchoring strategies in the Archaic period (Chair: Saskia Roselaar )

10.30-11.00:

Socio-economic anchoring strategies and new realities: Pottery production and consumption as indicators for the contributions of Greek migrants and local inhabitants to the so-called Greek ‘colonization’ in Italy

Xenia Charalambidou, VU University (Amsterdam)

11.00-11.30:

Anchoring colonial values: precious metal and money in the northern Aegean

Elon Heymans, University of Amsterdam

11.30-12.00:

More than Traders: Phoenician economies in Iberia and Sardinia in the earliest phases of expansion

Marion Bolder-Boos, Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz)

12.00-13.00:

Lunch

Session 4:

Socio-economic anchoring strategies in the Hellenistic and Roman world (Chair: Marleen Termeer)

13.00-13.30:

Slaves to Rome, Freedmen to the Colonies: Freedmen and Colonization in the Middle Republic

Evan Jewell, Rutgers University (New Jersey)

13.30-14.00:

Religious Syncretism as Anchoring Strategy in the Socio-Economic Context of the Roman Colony of Hasta Regia

Daniel J. Martín-Arroyo Sánchez, University of Granada

14.00-14.30:

Colonies and prosperity: institutional development and economic prosperity in the colonies of the Roman Republic

Saskia T. Roselaar, Independent Scholar

14.30-15.00:

Coffee

15.00-15.30:

Interactions on the Isthmus: Evidence from the Coins.

Emily Hurt, Yale University (New Haven)

15.30-16.00:

Exploring mechanisms of colonial infiltration in Roman Asia

Dies van der Linde, Independent Scholar

Keynote lecture

16.00-17.00:

‘De-anchoring’ ancient Greek colonization

Jan Paul Crielaard, VU University (Amsterdam)