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CALL. 01.06.2019: Exchanging Ideas - Trade, Technology, and Connectivity in pre-Roman Italy - Auckland (New Zealand)

13.04.2019

 

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This conference will explore models for the transmission of objects, ideas, production techniques, artistic styles, and other technologies in pre-Roman Italy, from the early Iron Age through the fourth century BCE. Through the presentation of innovative and dynamic approaches to trade, exchange, and connectivity, this event will emphasize both the agency of individuals in that exchange as well as the complex network of communication visible in the archaeology and history of Italy during this period.

 

FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 01/06/2019

 

FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 03-04-05/02/2020

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand)

 

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Jeremy Armstrong; Sheira Cohen; Aaron Rhodes-Schroder.

 

INFO: exchangingideas2020@gmail.com - js.armstrong@auckland.ac.nz - sheiraco@umich.edu - aaron.rhodes-schroder@auckland.ac.nz

 

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This conference will explore models for the transmission of objects, ideas, production techniques, artistic styles, and other technologies in pre-Roman Italy, from the early Iron Age through the fourth century BCE. Through the presentation of innovative and dynamic approaches to trade, exchange, and connectivity, this event will emphasize both the agency of individuals in that exchange as well as the complex network of communication visible in the archaeology and history of Italy during this period.

 

We therefore invite proposals for papers (30min, followed by 10min for questions and discussion) on various aspects of connectivity, trade, communication, and technology in Italy from c. 900 to c. 300 BCE.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to)…

 

-          Networks of exchange and communication

-          The spread and/or diffusion of technology and/or artistic style

-          Control and administration of trade, technology, and communication

-          Connections and relationships between craft sites and communities, industries and workshops, artisans and elites

-          Women, families, and production

-          Movement of artisans and traders, and the role of general mobility in trade and technology

-          Local markets and international networks

 

Proposals should include a title and an abstract of not more than 250 words. We welcome proposals from scholars working on these issues at all stages of their careers, including graduate students and early career scholars.

 

Proposals should be sent to exchangingideas2020@gmail.com by 1 June 2019.

 

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