State of the Field 2023: Program

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Friday, 14 April 2023

Introductions and Keynotes

Peter van Dommelen (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology) and Tyler Franconi (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology):

Lin Foxhall (Liverpool):
Keynote Address: “Changing Approaches to Mediterranean Archaeology: Seeking Small, Thinking Big

Elizabeth Fentress:
Keynote Address: “Mediterranean Networks — Towards a Collective Archaeology”

Saturday, 15 April 2023

Session 1: Perspectives

Eva Mol (York), Andrew Gardner (UCL), Lindsey Allen (KCL), and Corinna Riva (UCL):
“New Agendas in Decolonised Mediterranean Archaeologies?”

Benjamin Luley (Gettysburg):
“Comparing Colonialism: Between Classics and Anthropology in Roman Mediterranean Gaul”

10:10-10:30: Discussion

10:30-11:00: Coffee Break

Session 2: Pedagogy

Stephen Collins-Elliot (Tennessee Knoxville):
“The Sisyphean Bind of Romanization: Post-Colonial Approaches, Cultural Essentialism, and Grand Narratives in Roman Archaeology”

James Newhard (Charleston) and Allison Sterrett-Krause (Charleston):
“Consilience and Resilience: Mediterranean Archaeology at an American Undergraduate University”

11:40-12:00: Discussion

12:00-13:00: Lunch Break

Session 3: Geographies

Leah Bernardo-Ciddio (Michigan):
“From Its Depths: Archaeology and Colonialism through the Adriatic Mirror”

Lara Fabian (Freiburg):
“Antiquity and the Narrativization of the Black Sea”

Ana Delgado Hervás (Pompeu Fabra) and Mateo González Vázquez (Trier):
“Uncovering the Past and Present of Mediterranean Rural Landscapes. A View from the Iberian Peninsula”

14:00-14:30: Discussion

14:30-15:00: Coffee Break

Session 4: Diversity

Ileana Micarelli (Cambridge):
“Osteobiographical Investigation of Disability and Care in Late Antique and Early Medieval Italy”

Giulia Saltini Semerari (Michigan), Meritzell Ferrer (Pompeu Fabra), and Mireia Lopez-Bertran (Valencia):
“Gender Archaeology and the Ancient Mediterranean”

15:40-16:00: Discussion

16:00-16:15: Break

Final Discussion

Dimitri Nakassis (Colorado)

Open to the Public

This conference will be held in person on the campus of Brown University, with the goal of bringing colleagues together to discuss the issues raised by the talks. It is free and open to the public, and no registration is required.

Although the conference will not be offered online in a hybrid format, we plan to film the proceedings and make as many of the talks as possible available for viewing online several weeks after the conference’s conclusion.

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