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  • Edinburgh

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Colonial geopolitics and local cultures in the Hellenistic and Roman East (IIIrd Century B.C. – IIIrd Century A.D.)

    Géopolitique coloniale et cultures locales dans l'Orient hellénistique et romain (IIIe siècle av. J.-C. – IIIe siècle ap. J.-C.)

    It seems clear that, in the Greek-speaking regions of the Roman Empire, Hellenistic models (civic, military or institutional) exercised considerable influence over “Italic” colonial projects. Within this field, relations between military colonists and indigenous peoples demand special attention, considering the degree of social, cultural, economic, political and geopolitical transformation brought about by the installation of certain groups upon those lands as a result of the will of the great power(s) that ruled over them. As for the Roman colonization, modern scholars have often described Roman colonies as vectors of Romanization inserted in alien lands, writing that these communities must have functioned as images of a “small Rome.” While the existence of Latin-speaking colonists ruled by a favorable juridical system such as the Ius Italicum cannot be denied, such a reductionist model can no longer be accepted without qualification, especially in the context of the Greek-speaking provinces of the Roman East. The regions of the Eastern Mediterranean world saw the coming of a number of groups of Roman colonists and thus their cultural climate, their agrarian structures and their geopolitical environment changed. The aim of this panel is to explore new research paths based on broader studies in time and space.

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  • Nanterre

    Conference, symposium - History

    Greek mobilities: migrations, networks, and Mediterranean contacts, from the archaic age to the Hellenistic period

    Les 1er et 2 juin 2012, est organisé à la Maison de l’Archéologie et de l’Ethnologie René Ginouvès un colloque intitulé « Mobilités grecques. Migrations, réseaux, contacts en Méditerranée de l’époque archaïque à l’époque hellénistique ». Au moment où les questions de diasporas, de mobilités et de transferts culturels émergent et s'affirment dans le champ pédagogique universitaire et chez les spécialistes des mondes anciens, il a semblé pertinent de proposer une réflexion collective qui porte sur l’arrière-fond conceptuel des travaux récents mais qui propose aussi une mise en pratique critique de ces concepts à partir d'études consacrées à la Méditerranée grecque.

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