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Published on Thursday, January 26, 2023

Abstract

From the 4th century BC onwards, the expansion of the Roman Empire, eventually, over large parts of Europe had a significant impact on society. The creation of a new transport network and the emergence of cities were two of the most important and lasting changes brought about. As Rome expanded and developed contacts with other cultures far beyond the Mediterranean, new tastes and social practices were also acquired, often manifested in material culture. This session aims to explore Roman commerce and economy through different lines of evidence (e.g. archaeobiological remains, ceramics, inscriptions, landscape archaeology etc.). In addition, it aims to investigate the role of the ancient transport network in the process of urbanisation and/or the acquisition of new ‘tastes’.

Announcement

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 30 August - 2 September 2023

Presentation

We are delighted to invite abstract submissions for Session #730, "Interdisciplinary Perspectives into Roman Commerce, Economy and the Acquisition of New Tastes during the Roman Period from the 4th Century BC Onwards", at the EAA Annual Meeting in Belfast, 30th August - 2nd September 2023.

From the 4th century BC onwards, the expansion of the Roman Empire, eventually, over large parts of Europe had a significant impact on society. The creation of a new transport network and the emergence of cities were two of the most important and lasting changes brought about. As Rome expanded and developed contacts with other cultures far beyond the Mediterranean, new tastes and social practices were also acquired, often manifested in material culture. This session aims to explore Roman commerce and economy through different lines of evidence (e.g. archaeobiological remains, ceramics, inscriptions, landscape archaeology etc.). In addition, it aims to investigate the role of the ancient transport network in the process of urbanisation and/or the acquisition of new ‘tastes’.

We encourage papers focusing on Roman trade without chronological or geographical restrictions. Points of discussion could potentially, but not exclusively, include:

  • The role of cities, harbours, rivers and warehouses in the distribution and reuse of amphorae and other shipping containers
  • Social and cultural interactions in trade and exchange
  • Economic power and the social status of traders
  • Methodological issues when dealing with the investigation of ancient trade
  • New technologies to investigate ancient trade, networks and transport
  • Income, customs, religious beliefs, and identities conveyed by goods, trade and traders
  • Dietary habits and stereotypes in the perception of luxury goods
  • Access to luxury goods, the reasons why, and how material culture relates to their trade
  • Tradition and innovation in practices related to trade and manufacturing

Submission guidelines

Proposals should be submitted via the EAA website by 9th February 2023.

Submit your proposal at: http://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2023

Current and past EAA members can log in using their EAA credentials (EAA ID, username, password). For assistance with retrieving credentials, please contact the EAA Secretariat at helpdesk@e-a-a.org.

Make sure that all personal information is up-to-date before submitting your proposal. Please do not create a new account in case you had one in the past! New members need to sign up for EAA account first at www.e-a-a.org. You will find your EAA ID in your profile (under Membership > My EAA Membership, when signed in at EAA website). As presenter (first = main = presenting author), you can either pay your membership fees upon signing up or at any time before 27 April 2023 when registering for the Annual Meeting at www.e-a-a.org/eaa2023/registration. Please note that all delegates (organisers / presenters / speakers / listeners) must be current (2023) EAA members and pay the conference registration fee. Co-authors, who do not attend the conference, do not have to pay anything.

The person who is submitting the contribution is considered the first - main - presenting author. One person may present ONE contribution as the first author. Maximum number of authors is ten, incl. the main author. No exceptions are possible. If you are involved in more than two contributions as co-authors we can not guarantee that these presentations will not be scheduled during the same time slot.

Session organisers

  • Federica Maria Riso (Istitut Català de Arquelogia Classica) friso@icac.cat
  • Patricia Vandorpe (Istitut Català de Arquelogia Classica) pvandorpe@icac.cat
  • Valentina Limina (Université Catholique de Louvain) valentina.limina@uclouvain.be

Places

  • Belfast, Britain

Date(s)

  • Thursday, February 09, 2023

Keywords

  • roman trade, economy, transportation, consumption, network, exchange

Contact(s)

  • Valentina Limina
    courriel : valentina [dot] limina [at] uclouvain [dot] be

Information source

  • Valentina Limina
    courriel : valentina [dot] limina [at] uclouvain [dot] be

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Interdisciplinary Perspectives into Roman Commerce, Economy and the Acquisition of New Tastes during the Roman Period from the 4th Century BC Onwards », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, January 26, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1af9

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