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The Limits of Empire in Afghanistan: Rule and Resistance in the Hindu Kush, circa 600 BCE-650 CE - 0

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 05-06-07/10/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Franke Institute for Humanities ; Classics Building, University of Chicago (Chicago, USA)


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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Franke Institute KEYNOTE LECTURE 5:00: Thomas Barfield “Afghan Political Ecologies: Past and Present” Thursday, October 6, 2016 - Franke Institute 8:30-9:00: Introductory Comments by Gil Stein and Richard Payne SESSION 1: ACHAEMENIDS AND AFTER 9:00-9:45: Matthew W. Stolper “Achaemenid Documents from Arachosia and Bactria: Administration in the East, Seen from Persepolis” 9:45-10:30: Matthew Canepa “Reshaping Eastern Iran’s Topography of Power after the Achaemenids” SESSION 2: HELLENISTIC AND GRECO-BACTRIAN REGIMES 11:00-11:45: Laurianne Martinez-Sève “Greek Power in Hellenistic Bactria: Control and Resistance” 11:45-12:30: Osmund Bopearachchi “From Royal Greco-Bactrians to Imperial Kushans: The Iconography and Language of Coinage in Relation to Diverse Ethnic and Religious Populations in Central Asia and India” SESSION 3: KUSHAN IMPERIALISM: HISTORY AND PHILOLOGY 2:00-2:45: Christopher I. Beckwith “Vihāras in the Kushan Empire” 2:45-3:30: Tasha Vorderstrasse “The Limits of the Kushan Empire in the Tarim Basin” SESSION 4: KUSHAN IMPERIALISM: ART HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY 4:00-4:45: Robert Bracey “The Limits of Kushan Power and the Limits of Evidence” 4:45-5:30: Emily Hammer and Anthony Lauricella “Pre-Islamic Fortresses of the Balkhab River Valley (Northern Afghanistan)” Friday, October 7, 2016 – Classics 110 SESSION 5: IRANIAN IMPERIALISM: NUMISMATICS AND THE BACTRIAN DOCUMENTS 9:15-10:00: Nikolaus C. Schindel “Coins as a Marker of Empire in the Sasanian Period: Examples from Eastern Iran” 10:00-11:00: Nicholas Sims-Williams “The Bactrian Archives as a Historical Source” 11:00-11:45: Rhyne King “Local Power Brokers in Iranian and Post-Iranian Bactria: Aristocrats, Dependents, and Imperial Regimes” SESSION 6: COMMENTARY AND DISCUSSION 12:30-1:30: Clifford Ando and Kathleen D. Morrison

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