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Durham University, UK - Conference on Water and Identity in the Ancient World

Giornate di studio presso l'Università di Durham, UK sul tema "Workshop on ‘Water and identity in the Ancient World", tema quanto mai interessante soprattutto per la sua attualità nel mondo moderno. Nel corso delle duegiornate verranno sviluppati argomenti che riguardano il mondo antico e ovviamente l'Impero Romano in primis. La partecipazione è aperta a tutti coloro che vorranno intervenire, contribuendo alle discussioni introdotte dai relatori indicati nel programma. Ovviamente la conoscenza della lingua inglese è un must, anche se non manca la presenza di docenti italiani a questo evento culturale.

Workshop on ‘Water and identity in the Ancient World’

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Durham University, U.K.

Water and Identity in the Ancient World: a workshop
Department of Classics & Ancient History, Ritson Room, 22-23 March 2010.

Programme:

22 March, 9.30am to 10am:
Welcome and coffee.
10 am to 1 pm:
-Paola Ceccarelli (Durham), Introduction. Water, identity and culture: some issues.
-Penny Wilson (Durham), Twin Towns: The Relationship Between Towns Separated
by Nile branches in the Egyptian Delta
-Johannes Haubold (Durham), The Achaemenid empire and the sea.
-Robin Skeates (Durham), The place of the sea in the construction of
identities in Maltese prehistory.

Buffet Lunch

2pm to 6.30 pm:
-Mario Lombardo (Lecce), Small and Big Islands in Greek Colonisation.
-Flavia Frisone (Lecce), Rivers and identity in ‘colonial’ scenarios. River names and land constructing in Greek Western apoikia.
-Christy Constantakopoulou (Birkbeck), Identity and resistance: discourses of insularity in the Aegean world.

4.15 to 4.45pm: Tea.
-Zena Kamash (Oxford), From the Euphrates to the Thames: exploring attitudes towards water in Roman Britain and the Near East.
-John Donaldson (International Boundaries Research Unit, Durham), Water Boundaries and Geopolitics in the Modern World.
General discussion.

Conference dinner

23 March, 9 am:
-Steve Willis (Kent) Sea, Coast, Estuary, land and Culture in Iron Age Britain
-Jon Henderson (Nottingham) Expressing difference: Western Atlantic Identities in the first millennium BC
-Adam Rogers (Leicester), Water, identity and myth in Late Iron Age and Roman Britain: some case studies.

11.15 to 11.45: Coffee.
-Richard Hingley (Durham), Hadrian¹s Wall as an inlet of the sea?

Nicholas Purcell (Oxford), discussant
Michael Shanks (Stanford), discussant

1pm: Lunch for those who do not have to leave.
And, potentially, further discussion!

NOTA BENE:

The workshop is open to all, but if you wish to attend please contact the
organizers: Dr Richard Hingley (richard.hingley AT durham.ac.uk) or Dr Paola
Ceccarelli (paola.ceccarelli AT durham.ac.uk).