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CALL. 23.03.2018: [PANEL 12] No rest in the west: local industries in the western provinces (RPAIG a


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FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 23/03/2018

FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 03-04-05-06/01/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina (San Diego, CA, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: David Wallace-Hare

INFO: web - info@classicalstudies.org ; david.wallace.hare@mail.utoronto.ca

CALL:

Scholarship on local industries as well as localized natural resource engagement in antiquity is a constantly developing field in classical studies (Verboven and Laes 2017, Erdkamp et al. 2015, Wilson and Flohr 2016), but one which has typically, at least in terms of large scale conferences, tended to over-represent Greece and Rome to the detriment of the other provinces (this is primarily the case in North America, in Europe the provinces are well represented at such conferences as TRAC and the Limes Congress, inter alia). This panel aims to join a new and rapidly developing conversation on the Roman provinces in North America (thanks in large part in North America to the tireless efforts of the Roman Provincial Archaeology Interest Group) from the perspective of local industries in the Western provinces. A prime concern of this panel, however, is to give equal voice to pre-Roman and Roman populations in this discussion and, to that end, submissions which discuss continuity or change from pre-Roman traditions or integration of pre-Roman industries in the Roman world will receive greater attention. Specific zones and not broad provincial studies are desired. The session seeks to include 6 papers not limited to the following topics:


-mining

-pastoralism

-apiculture

-military industries (industries inspired by or catering to legionary stations)

-forestry/timber

-metallurgy

-alcohol (beer, wine, mead, etc.)

-clothing manufacture and textiles (cf. sagarii, etc.)

-pottery manufacture (specific wares are fine, no need to treat an entire corpus)

-herbalists

-sailors

-merchants

-slave owning

-agriculture (not broadly but specific elements, like “barley growers” “broom growers,” fungicultors)

-tanners

-hunters

-hunter-gatherers (during the Roman period) &c.,


The above can be treated from a variety of perspectives: onomastic studies, epigraphic analysis, economic studies, prosopographic studies, OF COURSE archaeological studies, numismatics, provincial religion (i.e. indigenous deities as reflexes of natural resources), theoretical archaeology, etc. The only requirement is for targeted case studies (something that can be discussed in a 20 minute period).


Abstracts are to be 300-400 words in length (single-spaced). Do not attach your name to the PDF or doc of your abstract, as the reviews will be blind.


FINAL NOTE: Acceptance of a given abstract by the session organizer does not necessarily guarantee acceptance into the AIA program by the AIA programming committee.

SUBMISSIONS TO BE SENT TO:

david.wallace.hare@mail.utoronto.ca

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