21 Març 2017

Melammu Workshop 3 Routes and travellers between east and west


Sales de Juntes, Faculty of Geography and History - University of Barcelona

Organisers: Rocío Da Riva (U. Barcelona) and Sebastian Fink (U. Innsbruck)
Sponsors: Faculty of Geography and History - University of Barcelona; Vice-Rector for Research - University of Barcelona; Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA); Water Research Institute - University of Barcelona; Österreichisches Kulturforum Madrid - BMeiA


DAY 1 - 22/03/2017 9.00-16.30
- 9.00-9.30 OPENING
X. ROIGÉ (Dean of the Faculty of Geography and History, University of Barcelona)
J. MARTÍN VIDE (Director of the Water Research Institute, University of Barcelona)
R. DA RIVA (University of Barcelona & Melammu Project Board)

I. Routes between East and West (Chairperson: P. Corò):

- 9.30-10.00 I.1. Through the Middle Sea: An Overview of the Main Mediterranean Sea-Routes in Antiquity (CH. SCHAEFER & P. WARNKING, UNIVERSITY OF TRIER)
- 10.00-10.30 I.2. The Knights of the Ocean: The Phoenicians between East and West (B. MORSTADT, UNIVERSITY OF BOCHUM)
- 10.30-11.00 I.3. Silk and Silkworms' Importing from China to Byzantium: Merchants and Trade Routes during Justinian's Reign (M. CHIRIATTI, LMU UNIVERSITY, MUNICH)

11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK

- 11.30-12.00 I.4. Travellers in Upper Mesopotamia during the Middle and early Neo-Assyrian Periods: itineraries, travel objectives and travel speed (A. PACI, SORBONNE UNIVERSITY)
- 12.00-12.30 I.5. Networks of Exchange at the End of the Middle Bronze Period in North-East Africa and the Red Sea: their Economic and Political Impact in Egypt (J. C. MORENO, CNRS-PARIS)

12.30-14.30 LUNCH BREAK

II. From West to East (Chairperson: R. Da Riva):

1. Cuneiform Sources:

- 14.30-15.00 II.1.1. Greek Travellers in Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian Sources (P. CORÒ, UNIVERSITY OF VENICE)
- 15.00-15.30 *III.1.1. Between Egypt and Empires : Gaza, border and roads as an imperial issue (PH. CLANCIER & D. AGUT, SORBONNE UNIVERSITY)

2. Classical Sources (Part 1):

- 15.30-16.00 II.2.1. Religious Networks and Cultural Exchange. Some Possible Cases from the Eastern Mediterranean (I. RUTHERFORD, UNIVERSITY OF READING)
- 16.00-16.30. II.2.2. The Sage's Lehrjahre (J. PÒRTULAS, UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA)

DAY 2 - 23/03/2017 9.30-17.30

II. From West to East (Chairperson: R. Da Riva):

2. Classical Sources (Part 2):

- 9.30-10.00 II.2.3. Around the 10.000: Greek Armies in the East (CH. TUPLIN, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL)
- 10.00-10.30 II.2.4. Greek Merchants and Businessmen in the East (K. RUFFING, UNIVERSITY OF KASSEL)

10.30-11.30 COFFEE BREAK

III. From East to West (Chairperson: B. Morstadt):

1. Cuneiform Sources:

- 11.30-12.00. *II.1.2. Invading Mesopotamia, from Alexander to Crassus (J. MONERIE, SORBONNE UNIVERSITY)
- 12.00-12.30 III.1.2. The Conquest of the Far West: the Mediterranean Lands in the Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian Political Programs (R. ROLLINGER, UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK)

12.30-15.00 LUNCH BREAK

2. Classical Sources:

- 15.00-15.30 III.2.1. The Orient and the Orientals in Greek and Roman Sources: the Sasanians (C. BUENACASA, UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA)
- 15.30-16.00 III.2.2. Assyrians and Babylonians in Classical Sources (S. FINK, UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK)

IV. Workshop Conclusion: Comparative Thoughts and Final Discussion (16.00-17.30)