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CALL: 15.01.2018: Re-Thinking Globalisation in the Ancient World - Lampeter (Wales)


The aim is to explore approaches to the theme of ‘globalisation’ across the ancient world, c.500 BCE to 700 CE, from a methodological, cultural, and economic perspective. Methodological issues relating to the theme of ‘globalisation’ will be analysed in different contexts, notably the application of this concept in different regions and different periods of the ancient world. For example, one can scrutinise such a concept in the multi-ethnic Seleukid Empire, study concepts of local identities in the ‘global world’ of the Roman Empire or ancient China, consider concepts like ‘Mediterranisation’ and ‘Oikoumenisation’, or explore interaction and cultural exchange between the Roman world, Africa, Southern Asia and China.



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Academy of Cultural Heritage, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Lampeter, Wales)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr Matthew Cobb; Assoc.-Prof. Ralph Haeussler

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We are inviting papers that will broadly fit one or more of the following themes for any region across the ancient world and from any disciplinary perspective. We will also consider significant methodological papers from other periods.

Proposed sessions so far:

1) ​Globalisation in Antiquity – a valid approach?

2) ​Empires and the concept of Globalisation

3) ​Migration and diaspora

4) ​Shaping local identities in a ‘global world’

5) ​Individual and regional responses to globalisation across the ancient world

6) ​The Indian Ocean and the movement of goods, ideas and peoples

7) ​How connected was the Afro-Eurasian world?

Deadline for proposals: 15th January 2018. ​Please send a short abstract of no more than 400 words for your paper, plus a short CV, to the session organisers. If you wish to propose a session, please send us an abstract and a list of potential speakers by the end of November. The time allocated for each paper will be approximately 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion. And of course we intend to publish the papers in an edited volume.

Conference fee to cover tea, coffee, reception and lunch: £45 (£30 for students and speakers; free for UWTSD students)

We have applied for funding to reimburse speakers’ expenses (e.g., accommodation and travel expenses), but we cannot promise you any reimbursement at the moment; we will keep you posted.

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