Friday, September 10, 2010

City-Empire-Christendom: A Workshop Conference of the California Consortium in Late Antiquity, Berkeley, October 22-23, 2010

University of California, Berkeley, 370 Dwinelle Hall 
The conference is organized by the Professor Susanna Elm
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Classics and History, UCB. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

9.00 Coffee
9.30-10.00 Welcoming remarks (Susanna Elm, UCB)
Introduction (Claudia Rapp, UCLA) 

10.00-1.00 Session I: Models of the Classical City and their Vestiges in Late Antiquity 
Moderator: Ra'anan Boustan (UCLA) 
Rudolf Haensch (Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik, Munich), The Changing Patterns of Late Antique Evergetism: The Examples of "Secular" Building and Church Construction 
Michele Salzman (UCR), Classical vs. Christian City: Euergetism vs. Charity in Fifth Century Rome 
Coffee Break 
Tim Watson (UCR), Classical City and Country in Late Antiquity: Symmachus and Ausonius' Idealized Images 
Akihiko Watanabe (UCD), Heron and the Embassy to Hades: A Skoptic Epigram from Late Roman Egypt

Lunch (catered) 

3.00-6.00 Session II: Cities in Function: Imperial Policies and Economic Foundations 
Moderator: Emily Mackil (UCB)
Rolf Strootman (Utrecht University), City and Empire in the Hellenistic Age: The Case of Miletos 
Caroline Humfress (Birkbeck College, London), Lex and the City: the case of Dionysia and her Father (P. Oxy II. 237, 186CE) 
Coffee break 
Tracy Watts (UCSB), Beyond the Pleasure Garden: Urban Agriculture in Ancient Rome
Carlos Norena (UCB), Urban Systems in the Roman Empire: The Transition to Late Antiquity 

6.30 Reception (ISHI COURT)

8.00 Keynote Lecture: Christoph Markschies, Some New Insights Concerning Phrygia's Christianization: Cities and Hinterland

9.30 Dinner for Speakers 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

8.30 Coffee

9.00-12.00 Session III: Competing Identities: Religious-Ethnic, Urban-Imperial 
Moderator: Catherine Chin (UCD)
Ralph Mathisen (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), City, Province, Gens, Empire: Civic 'Citizenship' and Competing Forms of Identity in Late Antiquity
Dayna Kalleres (UCSD), Antioch and Julian 
Coffee Break
Diliana Angelova (UCB), Political Piety/Pious Politics: Imperial Patronage and Urban Development in Constantinople
Edward M. Schoolman (UNR), Cooperation and Competition: Imperial Administrators and Local Bishops in Ravenna

Lunch (catered)

2.00-5.00 Session IV: Space and Movement, Topography and Representation 
Moderator: Emily Albu (UCD)
Bert Smith (Oxford University), The Lives of Classical Statues in Late Antiquity: the Case of the Blue Horse at Aphrodisias
Alison Turtledove (UCSB), Holy City under a Curse: Memory, History and their Appropriation in Early Christian Jerusalem
Coffee break 
Eli Weaverdyck (UCB), Urban and Rural Settlements in Pannonia Inferior

4.30-5.00 Concluding Remarks: Beth Digeser (UCSB)

Dinner (modalities TBA)