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  • Siena

    Seminar - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Classicamente. Dialoghi senesi sul mondo antico

    Diritto e Ritualità

    The full online seminar “Diritto e Ritualità” 10-11 November 2021 will focus on questions of Greek law and ritual forms in the ancient world, investigated through the lens of anthropology. We will explore the relationship between rhetoric and law, the evidence of judicial practices in literary sources and some issues related to the analysis of specific epigraphic sources (defixiones and prayers for justice). In the second day, we will try to put some ritual forms of the ancient world into context. In particular, we will investigate the function of knucklebones in Greek sanctuaries and the relationship between the ludic dimension and the ritual one. Late antique adoratio will also be discussed in light of the most recent theories developed by Anthropology and Ritual Studies.

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  • Siena

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Classicamente. Dialoghi Senesi sul Mondo Antico

    The junior researchers and PhD students from the Anthropology of the ancient world curriculum of the PhD course in Classics and Archeology are promoting the fourth edition of the seminar cycle Classicamente. Dialoghi Senesi sul Mondo Antico. This year's edition will focus on the varied methodologies and hermeneutical perspectives which represent the scientific guidelines followed by scholars in anthropology of the ancient world ever since its development. It will also focus on those approaches that today contribute to a constant enrichment and renovation of this field of study. Our goal is to offer to all those who take part the chance to present their work, be it the result of long research or elements of a work in progress, in an enviroment open to discussion between different perspectives (anthropological, philological, historical, archeological, semiotic etc.). 

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - History

    Rebuilding / Restoring Rome

    The Renewal of Buildings and Spaces as Urban Policy, from Antiquity to the Present

    Everywhere in Rome, monuments are covered with ancient or modern inscriptions that not only contain the name of the original builder but also commemorate their restoration. Popes from the Quattrocento and Cinquecento who acted as urban planners, such as Sixtus IV, presented themselves as ‘restorers’, even when they were actually modernising the City. This phenomenon is not restricted to the Renaissance period: many Roman emperors already claimed to be rebuilders, such as Augustus who repaired all the damaged temples of Rome according to the Res Gestae, or Septimius Severus who was called Restitutor Vrbis on his coinage. Rome thus seems to be a city that constantly needs to be restored, rebuilt, born again. This conference aims to investigate how the notions of restoration and rebuilding were a driving force of Rome’s urban transformation throughout its history, from Antiquity to the 21st century, as well as a political program put forward by the authorities and an ideal more or less shared by the different key actors of the city.

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  • Nanterre

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Antique historiographies (2016-2017)

    The research seminar historiographies antiques ("Ancient Historiographies") aims at assembling scholars working on the writing of history in Antiquity, regardless of their field (philology, history, archeology, philosophy...). As it was last year, the last session will be an opened session, whose subject will be chosen after this call for papers.

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  • Genoa

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    The Second Iron Age in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Economic, social and cultural aspects

    L’objectif de la journée d’étude internationale FERTIGE13 (Ferro Tirreno Genova 2013) est de dynamiser la mise en réseau des jeunes chercheurs en réunissant une douzaine de doctorants et jeunes docteurs (moins de cinq ans) concernés par l’espace et la chronologie de la réunion, tout en privilégiant l’interdisciplinarité des approches. Les intervenants seront invités à présenter des travaux en lien avec cette problématique, en insistant sur la contextualisation à échelle inter-régionale, et en focalisant sur les méthodologies impliquées, dans l’idée de confronter au mieux les dynamiques de recherche actuelles entre les différentes institutions.

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