Upcoming Conference on Phoenician Sardinia and Carthaginian Hegemony

Conference on Phoenician Sardinia and Carthaginian Hegemony

Was there ever a problem? That is the central question of a three-day conference to be held in June 2013 to reconsider the so-called ‘Problem of the Fifth Century’ in Sardinia. Focused on Sardinia, but with comparative papers on Spain and Sicily, this conference will draw on the abundant new evidence of recent excavations and surveys to address the long-held belief of a crisis and ‘dark’ fifth century BC.

The three-day conference La Sardegna nel Mediterraneo occidentale dalla fase fenicia all’egemonia cartaginese: il problema del V secolo is organized by Massimo Botto, Peter van Dommelen and Andrea Roppa. Supported by the Mediterranean Center ISCIMA of the Italian CNR and Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, it will take place in the Sardinian town of Santadi from May 31st until June 2nd, 2013.

Additional details can be found at http://proteus.brown.edu/sardinia/9176 .