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This workshop aims to address the theme of human behaviour influenced by, reconfigured through and in response to war in the Roman period through the study of archaeological, epigraphic, and historical evidence. With increased current emphasis on the impact of warfare, the workshop aims to engage with the fields of anthropology and sociology of war in order to explore the interpretative, theoretical and methodological potential of such approaches to the Roman material and in turn to propose directions for how the study of Roman past can be used to engage with modern debates and assert its relevance.
FECHA/ DATE/DATA : 09/02/2019
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University College London (London, England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr. Anna Walas; Dr. Joanne Ball
The cost of the event, including morning and afternoon refreshments, and a buffet lunch, is £12 at reduced rare (Speakers / Roman Society members / Students / Unwaged)/Ex-forces) or £16 for a full price ticket. To book your place please request the booking form from email@example.com and either return it to the Roman Society, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU or email it to reserve a place (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the end of January.
We are also pleased to announce that three bursaries (£80 each) funded by the Barbican Research Associates for current HE students in the UK and bursaries for military personnel and veterans (£80 each) are available. The deadline for application for bursaries is 30th January. Please send a 300-500 word outline of what benefit this event would be to you, your affiliation and how the bursary would be spent to Dr Anna Walas and Dr Jo Ball (email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org).
Registration and Coffee
Introduction Anna Walas (Leicester and Nottingham) and Joanne Ball (Liverpool) Why violence?
Keynote Siniša Malešević (UCD) Anthropological Aspects of Conflict in Roman and Chinese Imperial Expansion
Session 1: The Violence of Everyday Life
Andrew Gardner (UCL) Conflict and the Frontier Zones of Roman Britain
Rebecca Redfern (Museum of London) Bioarchaeological Perspective on Violence in Roman Britain
Rob Collins (Newcastle) Culturally-Embedded Violence? The Long-Term Impacts of a Militarised Frontier
Session 2: Anthropology of Battlefield Behaviour
Joanne Ball (Liverpool) Combat Trauma & Battlefield Suicide
Arjen van Lil (Utrecht) Ritual, Narrative & Trauma: The Psychological Implications of Ritual Surrounding the Roman Republican Battlefield
Hannah Marie Chidwick (Bristol) Formative Relationship Between the Body and the Environment in Battle as Depicted in Latin Literary Representations of Warfare
Discussion and lunch
2:00 – 2:50
Session 3: Cultural Politics of War
Zakaria Riad Hijra (Birmingham) Studying Ancient Rome in Judea to Understand Contemporary Britain in India
Jacob Mackey (Occidental College, Los Angeles) Prosocial Norms, the Quest for Prestige, and Martial Success in Early Rome
Session 4 :Remembering Violence:: Death, Conflict Ritualisation and Reconciliation
Andrew Lawrence (Bern) Coping with Conflict – Ritual Action at the Core and on the Periphery of the Empire
Jean-Christophe Sarrazin-Robert Dejeans (Bordeaux) Human Remains and Anthropomorphic Representations in Wells: Funerary or Social Practices Linked to War?
Conor Whatley (Winnipeg) Mourning Lost Soldiers at the End of Antiquity
Workshop Round Table - future directions