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Third Workshop of the Melammu Project. "Routes and Travellers between East and West. Cultural Exchange in the Ancient World" - 22-23/03/2017, Barcelona (Spain)





FECHA/DATE/DATA: 22-23/03/2017


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO:  Facultad de Geografia e Historia, Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Rocío Da Riva (Universitat de Barcelona) ;  Sebastian Fink (University of Innsbruck) 

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DAY 1 - 22/03/2017 9.00-16.30

- 9.00-9.30 OPENING: X. ROIGÉ (Dean of the Faculty of Geography and History, University of Barcelona)
                                    R. DA RIVA (University of Barcelona & Melammu Project Board)
I. Routes between East and West (Chairperson: P. Corò):
- 9.30-10.00 I.1. Through the Middle Sea: An Overview of the Main Mediterranean Sea-Routes in Antiquity (CH. SCHAEFER & P. WARNKING, UNIVERSITY OF TRIER)
- 10.00-10.30 I.2. The Knights of the Ocean: The Phoenicians between East and West  (B. MORSTADT, UNIVERSITY OF BOCHUM)
- 10.30-11.00 I.3. Landroutes between East and West: Silk and Silkworms' Importing from China to Byzantium: Merchants and Trade Routes during Justinian's Reign (M. CHIRIATTI, LMU UNIVERSITY, MUNICH)
11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
- 11.30-12.00 I.4.  Travellers in Upper Mesopotamia during the Middle and early Neo-Assyrian Periods: itineraries, travel objectives and travel speed (A. PACI, SORBONNE UNIVERSITY)
- 12.00-12.30 I.5. Informal Networks of Exchange at the End of the Middle Bronze Period in North-East Africa and the Red Sea: their Economic and Political Impact in Egypt (J. C. MORENO, CNRS-PARIS)
12.30-14.30 LUNCH BREAK
II. From West to East (Chairperson: R. Da Riva):
1. Cuneiform Sources:
- 14.30-15.00 II.1.1. Greek Travellers in Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian Sources (P. CORÒ, UNIVERSITY OF VENICE)
- 15.00-15.30 II.1.2. Invading Mesopotamia, from Alexander to Crassus  (J. MONERIE, SORBONNE UNIVERSITY)
2. Classical Sources (Part 1):
- 15.30-16.00 II.2.1. Religious Networks and Cultural Exchange. Some Possible Cases from the Eastern Mediterranean (I. RUTHERFORD, UNIVERSITY OF READING)
- 16.00-16.30. II.2.2. The Sage's Lehrjahre (J. PÒRTULAS, UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA)
DAY 2 - 23/03/2017 9.30-17.30
II. From West to East (Chairperson: R. Da Riva):
2. Classical Sources (Part 2):
- 9.30-10.00 II.2.3. Around the 10.000: Greek Armies in the East (CH. TUPLIN, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL)
- 10.00-10.30 II.2.4. Greek Merchants and Businessmen in the East (K. RUFFING, UNIVERSITY OF KASSEL)
10.30-11.30  BREAK
III. From East to West (Chairperson: B. Morstadt):
1. Cuneiform Sources:
- 11.30-12.00. III.1.1. Neo-Babylonians in the West: the Documentary Sources (PH. CLANCIER & D. AGUT, SORBONNE UNIVERSITY)
- 12.00-12.30 III.1.2. The Conquest of the Far West: the Mediterranean Lands in the Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian Political Programs (R. ROLLINGER, UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK)
12.30-15.00 LUNCH BREAK
2. Classical Sources:
- 15.00-15.30 III.2.1. The Orient and the Orientals in Greek and Roman Sources: the Sassanids (C. BUENACASA, UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA)

- 15.30-16.00 III.2.2. Assyrians and Babylonians in Classical Sources  (S. FINK, UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK)
IV. Workshop Conclusion: Comparative Thoughts and Final Discussion (16.00-17.30)

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