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Mediterranean Flows: People, Ideas and Objects in Motion - 10-11/12/2020 - (Online)



As a number of scholars work on shifting identities in the context of different academic disciplines, we would like to create a space for interdisciplinary inquiry into the movement of individuals, objects, and ideas. Movement is fundamentally concerned with relationships among time, object, people, and space. The rationale of this symposium is the notion that understanding movement in the human past as well as in the present, requires a shift away from traditional, fieldwork-based archaeological ontologies or historical narratives towards fluid, interdisciplinary studies. A symposium like the one proposed here must break away from this stasis and, instead, cut new pathways, tracing the boundary-crossing contextuality that is inherent in the mobility of objects, people, practices, and ideas.


FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 10-11/12/2020


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Online

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Anna Usacheva (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies); Emilia Mataix Ferrandiz (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies); Elisa Uusimäki (University of Aarhus / Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies) ; Maijastina Kahlos ( Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies) 


INFO: web - emilia.mataixferrandiz@helsinki.fi

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Deadline: 09/12/2020 Aquí/here/qui


PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:


The programme may be subject to changes.


Nota bene: Times are Helsinki (East European winter time zone). The allocated time for speakers is 15 minutes for the talk, plus 10 minutes for questions.


Thursday, December 10


11.15 A brief welcome note by the HCAS director and the organisers


11.30-12.30 Session 1: Mobility – Ancient and Modern


Greg Woolf, “What we take with us, what we leave behind”

Lena Näre, “Collective imaginaries in migration – Notes on how hope and rumours move people”

12.45-13.30   Break


13.30-14.30   Session 2: A Mediterranean of Interaction (transport, trade, politics)


Sarah Green, “Mediterranean animal movements”

Antti Lampinen, “Condemning mobility: Identity politics and the fear of reverse colonization in the Roman Imperial era”

14.45-15.00   Break


15.00-16.00   Session 3: The World of Beliefs (ideas, values, religion) 


Peter Singer, “Students and texts in motion: Medical and philosophical intellectual communities in the second century CE”

Miira Tuominen,”The ’movement’ of Aristotle’s theory of perception in the commentaries of Philoponus and Pseudo-Simplicius (Priscian?)”


Friday, December 11


11.30-12.30     Session 4: Materiality and Movement (objects in motion)


David Inglis, “The world flows with Mediterranean wine: On the roles of Mare Nostrum in global wine dynamics”

Andras Handl, “Bones in motion: Long distance relic translations in late antiquity”

12.45-13.30   Break


13.30-14.30   Session 5: Intersectional Identities in Motion (recreated selves)


Pieter B. Hartog, “Reading Acts in motion: Travel and glocalisation in the Acts of the Apostles”

Pascucci & Krivonos, “Flowing labour: Race, gender and intimacies in transnational mobilities”

14.45-15.00   Break


15.00-16.45   Session 6: Mobility across Boundaries (theoretical approaches)


James Gerrard, “Travelling Britannia: A diachronic perspective on the movement of people and things on the Roman periphery”

Sirpa Wrede, “On ’being’ a migrant and not being ‘there’ when it would matter: ’Strong’ ties in an age of precarious mobilities”

Dennis Mizzi, “Judaea and the Graeco-Roman Mediterranean: An analysis of Judaean material culture through the lens of globalization theories”


16.45 Final discussion and closure of the symposium

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