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CAS Graduate Student Conference: Alcohol in the Ancient World - 24-25/02/2017, Philadelphia (PA, USA


Beer, wine, and other fermented beverages have played an important role in the social, political, economic, and religious lives of humans for thousands of years. The embedded nature of alcohol in human societies makes it a productive locus for research on a wide range of topics. Possible subjects include the role of alcohol in: • Production technologies and techniques • Consumption practices and contexts • Visual and literary culture • Law • Medicine • The construction and negotiation of identity and gender • Trade and political economy • Ritual Research on the prohibition of alcohol in pre-modern societies is also encouraged. Who is prohibited and why? When and where do these prohibitions apply? What do they entail? How are they enforced and how are they circumvented?

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 24-25/02/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Penn Museum (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Darren Ashby (NELC, University of Pennsylvania)

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