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CALL. 15.02.2021: 20 years of History, 20 years of EJIHA - Madrid (Spain)




LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, facultad de Geografía e Historia (Madrid, Spain)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: David Serrano; Natalia Gómez; Rafael Barroso

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We at the Young Researchers in Ancient History are pleased to announce a new edition of the Meeting of Young Researchers in Ancient History (EJIHA), which will be held at the Faculty of Geography and History of the Complutense University of Madrid on 5, 6 and 7 May 2021. Once again, thanks to the support of the Faculty of Geography and History and the Department of Prehistory, Ancient History and Archaeology of the Complutense University of Madrid, we want to build a space for meeting and debate, for reflection and criticism, for friendships and meetings among young researchers devoted to Antiquity. As in previous editions, the meeting is divided into three round table sessions, three exhibition sessions and a poster session. The round tables, organised by former participants and organisers of the EJIHA, will analyse the last 20 years of historiography of Antiquity through three different and equally exciting themes. Each of the roundtable presentations is limited to 20 minutes. To participate in the round tables, please fill in the following form: The exhibition session welcomes all researchers who wish to share with us the theoretical and methodological principles on which their thesis work is based. To this end, each of the participants in the exhibition section will have a maximum of 15 minutes. To participate in the exhibition sessions, it is necessary to fill in the following form: There will also be a poster session, in which researchers who wish to do so will be able to share part of their work. The technical specifications of the posters and printing details can be consulted at the end of this Call for Papers. To participate in the poster session, it is necessary to fill in the following form: Only one proposal per person will be accepted, either for a round table, an exhibition session or a poster. Proposals may be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese, English or Italian. The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 February 2021. Proposals received after the deadline will be immediately rejected. Registration fees for participants will be 20€ for round tables and exhibitions, and 10€ per poster author. Payment, once the list of admitted participants has been published, will be made by means of a deposit or transfer to the account of the Meeting, stating the following details: name of the person making the deposit; concept: matrícula EJIHA 2021; Banco Caminos; SWIFT/BIC code: CCOCESMM; IBAN: ES10 0234 0001 0290 3278 9018. Once the payment has been made, a PDF with the bank receipt will be sent to JIHA's email: The organisation will also offer 4 scholarships consisting of an 80€ travel bag and exemption from registration fees. Those interested should communicate this on the proposal form. They will be assigned according to the CV and the place of origin. The interventions will have the opportunity to be published as articles in the digital magazine Antesteria. Ancient History Debates, as long as they pass the usual blind peer review process. Without further ado, we leave you with the information regarding the round tables and the posters. We look forward to your proposals! The 'New Military History': Studies on Ancient Warfare in the 21st Century Moderator: Fernando Echeverría Rey (UCM) Military history has been constantly renewed since the 1970s and 1980s, when the so-called "New Military History" appeared. The renewal made a definitive break with the traditional positivist nature of the discipline and opened up new paths to revitalise an area of study that had been abandoned and rejected by historians. Using methodologies from Anthropology and Sociology, the "New Military History" then turned war into a phenomenon capable of contributing decisively to political, religious, ideological, social and economic studies, and therefore of enlightening historical studies in general. Ancient warfare, perhaps less influenced than other fields of study by political scientists, geo-strategists or career military men, became one of the most fertile fields of research in the use of the new methodologies. Within this context, the present round table aims to: 1. Evaluate the recent contributions of military history to knowledge of the Ancient World; 2. To this end, the organisation invites proposals, based on personal research, focusing on one or more of the following topics:

  • Theoretical contributions on the discipline of military history, its methodology and/or its approaches.

  • Concrete applications of military history to the social, political and economic analysis of ancient societies.

  • Interdisciplinary approaches to military history, from different disciplines (archaeology, philology, iconography...) or theoretical approaches (social history, history of religions, history of mentalities...).

  • Analysis of the contexts (social, political, economic...) of war and their mutual interrelation (how the context conditions war and vice versa).

  • Comparative studies of military phenomena in different societies, with analysis of their social, political and economic implications...

Proposals should include a 400-500-word summary detailing the objectives, approach and methodology of the intervention, as well as reference to any previous personal work that demonstrates dedication to that line of work. Bibliography Brice, Lee L. ed. 2020, New Approaches to Greek and Roman Warfare, Malden, Wiley-Blackwell. Brice, Lee L. y Jennifer T. Roberts eds. 2011, Recent Directions in the Military History of the Ancient World, Claremont, Regina Books. Echeverría, Fernando 2017, “Guerra y civilización. La historiografía reciente sobre la guerra griega antigua”, en Borja Antela, Jordi Vidal y César Sierra eds., Memoria del Conflicto en la Antigüedad, Zaragoza, Pórtico, 91-113. Echeverría, Fernando 2010, “Weapons, Technological Determinism, and Ancient Warfare”, en Garrett Fagan y Matthew Trundle eds., New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare, Brill, 21-56. Hanson, Victor D. 2007, “The Modern Historiography of Ancient Warfare”, en Philip Sabin, Hans van Wees y Michael Whitby eds., Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare, vol I, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 3-21. The memory of ancient societies Moderator: Ana Mayorgas Rodríguez (UCM) Memory is one of the most active and interdisciplinary areas of research in recent years. It has also become one of the most debated issues today, affecting everything from education to heritage. Although subject to different circumstances, ancient memories were equally relevant and have also consolidated as an object of academic interest that we can approach through epigraphy, archaeology and ancient literature. The path was opened more than twenty years ago by the work of J. Assmann Das kulturelle Gedächtnis, later translated into Italian, English and Spanish. It clearly showed the special characteristics of ancient memoirs, which were limited to a context of communication halfway between orality and writing. But the book does not exhaust the subject of study and, on the other hand, it has also been the subject of debate among classicists. For this reason, it is appropriate to propose a round table to advance the reflection. From this perspective, the present round table aims to: 1. Reconsider the characteristics of memory in ancient societies; 2. explore the existing documentation that contributes to the study of ancient memory; 3. reflect on the functioning of ancient memory and its relationship to religion, politics and identity. To this end, the organisation invites proposals, based on personal research, that fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Theoretical and methodological reflections on the study of memory in antiquity

  • Comparative analyses between phenomena related to ancient memories belonging to different times and cultures.

  • Studies on the oral and written communication contexts of ancient memories.

  • Studies on the continuity, rupture and reconstruction of memory in antiquity.

  • Studies on forgetting and damnatio memoriae in Antiquity.

  • Studies on the links between memory and religion, politics and identity in ancient societies.

Proposals must include a 400-500-word summary detailing the objectives, approach and methodology of the intervention, as well as a basic bibliography of the research carried out. Bibliography Assmann, Jan 2011[1997], Historia y mito en el mundo antiguo. Los orígenes de la cultura en Egipto, Israel y Grecia, Madrid, Gredos. Flower, Harriet I. 2006, The Art of Forgetting. Disgrace and Oblivion in Roman political cultura, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill. Galinsky, Karl ed. 2016, Memory in ancient Rome and early Christianity, Oxford, Oxford University Press. Mayorgas, Ana 2019, “Ritual, place and memory in ancient Rome”. en Sarah de Nardi, Hilary Orange, Steven High y Eerika Koskinen-Koivisto eds., The Routledge Handbook of Memory and Place, Londres, Routledge, 384-391. Thomas, Rosalind 2019, Polis Histories, Collective Memories and the Greek World, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. Literary and epigraphic sources for the study of pre-Roman institutions Moderator: Paloma Balbín Chamorro (UNIR) Studies on the Romanisation of the provinces agree that this process did not lead to cultural uniformity throughout the Empire, but that indigenous societies played a leading role in shaping the end product of their transformation, delaying or accelerating change, or determining which areas of culture were most affected. From this perspective, in the last few decades hypotheses have been formulated which, through literary and epigraphic sources, allow a glimpse of the legal and institutional horizon of the peoples that Rome encountered on its arrival in the Peninsula. Not only the paleo-Hispanic inscriptions, but also those written in Latin and the testimonies of classical authors show that provincial societies often forged their intercommunity relations according to pre-Roman customs and traditions. Bibliography Almagro Gorbea, Martín, (2003): Epigrafía prerromana: Catálogo del Gabinete de Antigüedades, Madrid, 2003. Aróstegui, J. (2004): La Historia vivida. Sobre la historia del presente, Madrid: Alianza Asenjo González, M. – Galán, E. (2001), “Formas de asentamiento y organización social del espacio. Un modelo de repoblación medieval: el caso de Soria. Un ejemplo de la aplicación de fuentes medievales al estudio de la Edad del Bronce”, en M. Ruiz-Gálvez Priego (coor.), La Edad del Bronce, ¿Primera Edad de Oro de España? Sociedad, economía e ideología, Madrid, pp. 321-344. Beltrán Lloris, F. (2001), “La hospitalidad celtibérica: una aproximación desde la epigrafía latina”, Palaeohispanica 1, pp. 35-62. (2006): “Irrigación y organización del territorio en la antigua Cascantum: el testimonio de la lex rivi Hiveriensis”, en J. Andreu Pintado (ed.), Navarra en la Antigüedad. Propuesta de actualización, Pamplona, pp. 229-244. (2012): “Hospitium municipal y civitas honoraria. Una relectura de la tésera de hospitalidad de Herrera de Pisuerga”, ZPE, 181, 245-259. Bernardo Stempel, P. de (2013): “El tercer bronce de Botorrita, veinte años después”, Palaeohispanica, 13, 637-660. Díaz Ariño, B. (2008): Epigrafía latina republicana de Hispania, Barcelona. García Fernández, E. (2000): “Observaciones sobre la utilización de fórmulas de dependencia en la documentación epigráfica hispánica”, en: MªM. Myro, J.M. Casillas, J. Alvar y D. Plácido (eds.), Las edades de la dependencia durante la Antigüedad. Actas XXIV Coloquio G.I.R.E.A. (Madrid, 23-25 octubre, 1997), Madrid, pp. 385-394. Gómez-Pantoja, J. (2001): “Pastio agrestis. Pastoralismo en Hispania romana”, en J. Gómez Pantoja (ed.), Los rebaños de Gerión. Pastores y trashumancia en Iberia antigua y medieval, Madrid: Casa de Velázquez, 177-213. Luján, E. R. (2016): “Sobre los nombres de las unidades familiares indígenas en la Hispania antigua (1.ª parte)”, Veleia, 33, 227-258. (2017): “Sobre los nombres de las unidades familiares indígenas en la Hispania antigua (1.a parte)”, Veleia, 34, 189-201. Mangas Manjarrés, J. (2003): “La implantación del derecho funerario romano en Hispania (República y Alto Imperio)”, en J.M. Iglesias Gil (ed.), Cursos sobre el patrimonio histórico, 7: Actas de los XIII cursos monográficos sobre el patrimonio histórico (Reinosa, julio-agosto 2002), Santander, pp. 267-283. Sanchez Moreno, E (2011): “Rebaños, armas, regalos. Expresión e identidad de las elites vetonas”, en: G. Ruiz Zapatero y J. Álvarez Sanchís (eds.), Castros y verracos. Las gentes de la Edad del Hierro en el occidente de iberia (Reunión internacional Castros y Verracos. Ávila 9-11 de noviembre de 2004, Palacio de los Serranos), Ávila, pp. 159-189. Sanchez Moreno, E. – Pérez Rubio, A. – García Riaza, E. (2015): “Fronteras y agregaciones políticas en Celtiberia: datos para un debate”, CuPAUAM 41, pp. 69-85 Sastre, I. – Beltrán, A. (eds.) (2010): El bronce de El Picón (Pino del Oro): procesos de cambio en el occidente de Hispania, Valladolid. Simón Cornago, I. (2013): Los soportes de la epigrafía paleohispánica: inscripciones sobre piedra, bronce y cerámica, Ciencias sociales 91, Zaragoza. Torija López, A. – Baquedano Beltrán, I. (2007): “Las tesserae de la Colección Cerralbo. Viejas conocidas, nuevas perspectivas”, Palaeohispanica, 7, 269-336. Posters The Meeting will have a poster session, which must meet the following requirements: format A1, with vertical orientation, font Arial and size of the letter 80 (title) and 20 (text), with a maximum of 2,000 words. The details of the author that will appear are his/her name and surname, university and e-mail address. A minimum of two images or graphics must be added (minimum 300 dpi), to which the symbols of the UCM and the JIHA will be added. Participants can send us their posters in two ways: handing them in already printed at the Faculty before Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 9:00 to one of the members of the organising group, or at the Department of Prehistory, Ancient History and Archaeology, or in the Assembly Hall of the Faculty of Geography and History. It can also be sent before April 30th by ordinary mail. In both cases the authors must also send us a digital copy of the same PDF or PPT before 9:00 am on 5 May 2021. During the course of the Meeting, the authors will have the opportunity to make a 10-minute presentation of their poster, which will be exhibited in the hall of the faculty during those days.

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