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The causes of conflict in ancient history and historiography - 25-26-27/05/2017, Edinburgh (Scotland


The School of History, Classics and Archaeology and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities of the University of Edinburgh are happy to announce the workshop ‘The causes of conflict in ancient history and historiography’, held from 25 to 27 May 2017 at the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Hope Park Square, Edinburgh EH8 9NW. The workshop is the product of a collaboration with the international research group ‘Aitia / Aitiai: Le lien causal dans la pensée antique : origines, formes, transformations’, in partnership with the Centre Léon Robin, the CNRS and the Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 25-26-27/05/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The School of History, Classics and Archaeology; the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (University of Edinburgh)

INFO: web - Mirko Canevaro (mirko.canevaro@ed.ac.uk), Douglas Cairns (douglas.cairns@ed.ac.uk) or Matteo Barbato (m.barbato@sms.ed.ac.uk).

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Aquí/here/qui Deadline: 24/05/2017

- Standard: 20£

- Estudiante/student/studente: 10£

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

25 May 2017 5.10-6.40pm Keynote Lecture Sarah Brown Ferrario (Catholic Univesity of America): Historical Agency and the ‘Great Man’ 6.40-7.30pm Drink Reception 7.30pm Dinner at a local restaurant 26 May 2017 10-10.30am Registration Chair: Carlo Natali (Venezia) 10.30-11.30am Cristina Viano (CNRS, Paris) and Catherine Darbo-Peschanski (CNRS, Paris): Eris: a political emotion? 11.30-12am Coffee break 12-1am Mirko Canevaro (Edinburgh): Aristotle, stasis and institutional change in Athenian democracy 1-2pm Lunch Chair: Douglas Cairns (Edinburgh) 2-3pm Andrew Erskine (Edinburgh): Changes of Fortune: Polybius and the Transformation of Greece 3-3.30pm Coffee break 3.30-4.30pm Benjamin Gray (Edinburgh): Changing Approaches to Conflict and Reconciliation in Later Hellenistic Cities 4.30-5.30pm Nicolas Wiater (St Andrews): Debating causes through history: the controversy about the causes of the Second Punic War from Fabius Pictor to Appian 7.30pm Dinner at a local restaurant 27 May 2017 Chair: Jean-Louis Labarrière (CNRS, Paris) 10-11am Marco Enrico (Genova): θεοῦ παράγοντος: responsabilité humaine et action divine dans les Guerres civiles d'Appien 11-11.30am Coffee break 11.30-12.30am Francesca Gazzano (Genova): May flattery be a cause of war? The people and the commander in Plutarch's Greek Lives 12.30am-1pm Final discussion 1pm Lunch

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