Additional seminar 8th June, 2017 co-hosted by AAIA and Classics and Ancient History
Professor Elena Isayev, Unviersity of Exeter

The AAIA and Classics & Ancient History are pleased to announce an additional seminar will be held at CCANESA on June 8, 2017 at 4.15pm.

Professor Elena Isayev (University of Exeter) has already spoken about aspects of her work in May as part of the C&AH Semester 1 seminar series, and is returning to present more of her research in a seminar entitled ‘Dynamic Cartographies before maps: Borderless Ancient Italy’.

Professor Isayev is an historian who uses the ancient Mediterranean as a way to explore migration, belonging and the construction of place. Her research and teaching interests range from histories of pre-Roman groups in Italy, through material remains, to deconstructing theories of generation conflict and youth in republican Rome. Currently she is focusing on ancient mobility and spatial perception.

Currently in Australia as a Fellow of the Humanities Research Centre, ANU her stay in Sydney is co-sponsored by the AAIA and the department of Classics and Ancient History. A more detailed account of Professor Isayev’s research and interests can be found by linking to her University of Exeter website.

Research Seminars in Classical Archaeology

Seminars are held on Tuesdays, 3.00-4.30, in the Boardroom of the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia located on level four of the Madsen Building (on Eastern Avenue opposite the Carslaw Building). CCANESA is at the top of the stairs located directly in front of you when you enter the Madsen Building (i.e. one floor above the level of the main entrance to the building).

Research Seminars in Classics and Ancient History

The Classics and Ancient History departmental seminars are held in the Boardroom of the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia]] (Room 480, Level 4) of the Madsen Building on Eastern Avenue (at the City Road end), in the University’s Camperdown Campus.

Our provisional programme is listed below and full titles will be added soon. Please note the date and day of the week for the seminars as they are often held on different days throughout the semester, Mondays at 12.15 or Thursdays at 4.15. The presentations are followed by light refreshments, and all are welcome to attend.

Research Seminars in Near Eastern Archaeology

From Saturday 24th June 2017 to 29 July 2017

With the development of the 'new' Silk Road – One Belt and One Road Project – linking China with the wider world comes the discussion of what were the ancient routes that are the foundation of this new enterprise. How was the ancient world interconnected through trade? What really is trade and how does it connect us?

Be it obsidian from far Eastern Turkey, amber from the Baltic, gold from Nubia, silk from China or frankincense from Oman, these goods were traded, over vast distances, by land and sea, interlinking the populations along their routes of travel.

This series of lectures will examine the commodities traded, the routes they travelled and the effects this had on the cultures along the trade routes and far beyond.

Saturday, 24th June
Shipwrecks: Trade Frozen in Time
Dr Stephen Bourke: The Ulu Burun Wreck
Maree Brown: Bajo de la Campana
Dr John Tidmarsh: The Antikythera Wreck

Saturday, July 1st
Dr Kate da Costa: Scientific Analysis of Trade Routes and Trade Objects
Dr Wendy Reade: Looking into Glass

Saturday, July 8th
Maree Brown: Grain, Gold and Gossamer: Egypt Trade during Pharaonic Period
Dr Stephen Bourke: The Phoenicians: Sea-Merchants of the Ancient World

Saturday, July 15th
Dr John Tidmarsh: Leaving the Jade Gate: Travels along the Silk Route

Saturday, July 22nd
Dr Kate da Costa: Bread and Circuses: Late Roman and Byzantine Trade around the Inland Sea

Saturday, July 29th
Dr John Tidmarsh: From Sheba to Petra: Along the Incense and Monsoon Routes