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OIKOS Cultural Interactions in the Ancient World Annual Meeting
Networking the Ancient World
1 May, 2020 – ONLINE
After all the cancellations of events due to the coronavirus, we are pleased to announce that the CIAW Annual Meeting on 1 May will not be cancelled, but it will move online!
This means we will need to adapt to this format. Fortunately our speakers have both kindly agreed to prerecord their tutorial (Lieve Donnellan) and paper (Anna Collar) so that you may review them at your leisure in advance and so that we can spend our online time focusing on questions and discussions.
In the morning is the training session with discussions in the afternoon including several 10-minute pitches to get us all thinking about how network theory and analysis can be applied in studies of the ancient world. Please register here – https://bookwhen.com/cgwilliamson
10:15-10:30 Welcome and introduction
10:30-12:00 Training session – live with Lieve Donnellan
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:00 Discussion session – live with Anna Collar
14:00-14:50 Pitches – session 1
- John Mooring (PhD VU) Building innovation and trust in coinage through networks in Archaic and Classical Greece
- Rik Jansen (ReMA UG) Ties between Poleis: Theoriai, Theoroi, Theorodokoi, and other Network Agents in the Hellenistic Age
- Adam Wiznura (PhD UG) Negotiating Regional Identities: Festival Networks in Hellenistic and Roman Thessaly
- Tom Britton (PhD UG) Networks of Communication in Hellenistic Power Relations
- Robin van Vliet (PhD UG) Anchoring Roman authority in festival networks
15:10-16:00 Pitches – session 2
- Helle Hochscheid (URC) Archaic sculptor networks
- Matthijs Catsman (ReMA VU) Connected Through Death. The application of consumption collective affiliation networks in the study of 7th century BC funerary cultural interconnectivity in Latium Vetus
- Marie Hélène van de Ven (ReMA UU) GIS and the Orphic Tablets in Thurii
- Marijke Kooijman and Matthijs Zoeter (PhD Gent) Dismembering intentional collections? Two late-antique correspondence networks
- Ingeborg van Vugt (Postdoc UU) CEMROL: Collecting Epistolary Metadata of the Republic of Letters
16:15-17:00 Plenary discussion – with speakers and audience
REGISTRATION: Please register so we can get the materials to you in advance and share the online conferencing channel with you
Register here – https://bookwhen.com/cgwilliamson
OIKOS/ARCHON credit: EC 1 for a full day attendance and writing a report (1200 words) in which you reflect on methodology via the training and/or the general applicability of network theory within your own (field of) research.
Some useful readings:
Brughmans, Tom, Anna Collar, and Fiona Coward. “Network Perspectives on the Past. Tackling the Challenges.” In The Connected Past. Network Studies in Archaeology and History, edited by Tom Brughmans, Anna Collar, and Fiona Coward, 3-19. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Collar, Anna. Religious networks in the Roman empire. The spread of new ideas, Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Donnellan, Lieve. ‘A networked view on ‘Euboean’ colonisation’, in L. Donnellan, V. Nizzo and G.-J. Burgers (eds), Conceptualising early colonisation, Brussels; Rome, 2016: 149-166.
Donnellan, Lieve. 2019. “Modeling the Rise of the City. Early Urban Networks in Southern Italy.” Frontiers in Digital Humanities 15: 1-19.
Horden, Peregrine and Nicholas Purcell. The Corrupting Sea. A Study of Mediterranean History. Oxford; Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2000.
Malkin, Irad. A Small Greek World. Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011