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Recent Research in Ancient Black Sea Studies in Canada and Beyond (Colloquium Ponticum Canadiense) -

This one-day workshop on Ancient Black Sea Studies will feature eight presentations displaying a broad range of ongoing Classical scholarship and a variety of methodological approaches. Some of the papers are assembled around the main themes of the SSHRC-sponsored research project Ethnic Identities and Diplomatic Affiliations in the Bosporan Kingdom hosted at the University of Waterloo. Each panel combines two papers of 20-25 min each, followed by a discussion of up to 30 min.

FECHA /DATE/DATA: 12/11/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Canada)


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INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Gratis/free/gratuito Deadline: 05/11/2018

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11:00-11:10 Welcome Address

11:10-12:30 Panel I: Colonization, Farming and Archaeology

Sveva Savelli, Queens University, Kingston ON: Athenian Ambitions in the North Aegean: the Case of Lemnos between the Ionian Revolt and the Peloponnesian War

Hugh Elton, Trent University, Peterborough ON: Agricultural Decision Making in Roman Paphlagonia and Pontus

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:50 Panel II: Migration and Ethnic Constructs

Phil Harland, York University ON: The Pontic Diaspora & Immigrant Experience in Greek Societies

Richard Wenghofer, Nipissing University, North Bay ON: Dardanians Turned into Italians: Ethnic Transformation in Vergil’s Aeneid

14:50-15:20 Tea & Coffee Break

15:20 16:40 Panel III: Two Poleis on the Northern Black Sea Coast: Civic Culture & Autonomy

Joanna Porucznik, University of Wroclaw, Poland: The Epigraphic Habit of Olbia Pontike

Altay Coskun, University of Waterloo ON: Chersonesos Taurike and the Freedom (not yet) Granted by Rome – A New Interpretation of the Embassy of C. Julius Satyrus to Rome in 46 BC (IOSPE I2 691)

16:40-17:10 Tea & Coffee Break

17:10 18:40 Panel IV: The Northern Black Sea Coast under Roman Hegemony

Gaius Stern, University of CA at Berkeley & Altay Coskun, University of Waterloo ON: Brian Rose's 'Dynamis' on the Ara Pacis Augustae

Germain Payen, University of Waterloo ON: The Aspurgian Dynasty and the End of Mithradatism

18:40 Closing Remarks

19:00 Dinner at the Mongolian Grill, University Plaza

Further confirmed participants: Anna Boshnakov, Sheridan College, Oakville ON; Konstantin Boshnakov, Conestoga College, Kitchener ON; Jonathan Edmondson, York University, Toronto ON


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