AHMA Colloquium

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The AHMA Colloquium is a series of informal papers, presented at 4 PM in 7205 Dwinelle Hall, that typically hosts a mixture of visiting scholars and Berkeley faculty.

In 2018/2019, the AHMA Colloquium is partnering with the Townsend Center for the Humanities to present a lecture series entitled Digital Humanities and the Ancient World. This event is organized by Jesse Obert, Erin Lawrence, Ryan Culpeper, and Liz Keyser.

 

Digital Humanities and the Ancient World
Fall 2018 Schedule:


Wednesday, September 5th - Peter van Alfen (American Numismatic Society): Assembling Numismatic Data Online: Concepts, Collections, Hoards, and Statistics

Monday, October 8th - Adam Anderson (UC Berkeley): Discovery and Digital Curation of Textual Archives

Thursday, November 1st - David Gissen (California College of the Arts): 3D Modelling (exact title TBA)

Thursday, November 8th - Sarah Bond (University of Iowa): Social Media and Digital Outreach (exact title TBA)

 

 

Past AHMA Colloquia Papers

 

2017/2018

Emily Mackil (UC Berkeley): "Cancel the Debts! Redistribute the Land!" The History and Significance of Agitation for Socio-Economic Change in the Ancient Greek World

Osmund Bopearachchi (Paris IV-Sorbonne University): From Alexander the Great to Imperial Kuṣāns: Iconography and Language of their Monetary Issues in Relation to Diverse Ethnic and Religious Populations in Central Asia and India

Lynn Roller (UC Davis): Rock-cut Monuments in eastern Thrace: Gluhite Kamani and its Neighbours

Lisa Pieraccini (UC Berkeley): An Egyptian Tomb, an Etruscan Inscription and the Funerary Monument of an American Civil War Officer

Rolf Schneider (Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich): The Munich Doryphoros: Venerated - Suppressed - Forgotten

Kent Rigsby (Duke University): The Theatrical Guild and Rome

Paula Perlman (University of Texas at Austin): Writing the Laws of Late Classical and Hellenistic Crete

Carol Redmount (UC Berkeley): What do you do with a Looted Site?

 

2016/2017

Michael Taylor (Santa Clara University): Etruscan Identity and Roman Military Service

Esther Schneidenbach (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich): The Jewish Congregations of Rome in Antiquity: Cultural Pluralism or a Highly Differentiated Synagogue Organizational Structure? 

Tonio Hölscher (Heidelberg): Images of History – History of Images in Ancient Greece and Rome: On the use of images for the study of history
 
Alexandra Sofroniew (UC Davis): Roman Household Gods: Dancing Votives and the Iconography of the Lares
 
Rubina Raja (Aarhus University): New research on the Urban Development of Gerasa/ Antiocheia on the Chrysorrhoas
 
Elaine Sullivan (UC Santa Cruz): The Past in 4D? Time and Space in the Archaeological Landscape of Saqqara, Egypt
 
Susanna Elm (UC Berkeley): Bodies and Books: Augustine of Hippo on Extraordinary Bodies
 

Erich Gruen (UC Berkeley): Hellenistic Historiography in the Wake of Alexander the Great
 
François Lissarrague (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales): Why the Berlin Painter? On Painting in the Dark
 
Jessica Kaiser (UC Berkeley): When Death Comes, He Steals the Infant: Children and Mortuary Practice on the Giza Plateau
 
Duncan MacRae (UC Berkeley): Simon Magus' Rome
 
Andrew Stewart (UC Berkeley): Cultural and Technological Evolution on the Metopes of the Hephaisteion
 

 

2015/16

Jorge García Sanchez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid): Byron Khun de Prorok (1896-1954): Pioneer of American Archaeology in Tunisia

Lisa Pieraccini (UC Berkeley): Dining With the Dead: Consumption, Commemoration and Catering in Etruscan Funerary Rituals
 
Irina Demetradza (Ilia State University): Roman Culture in the Caucasus: What the Romans Brought to Iberia
 

Catherine Chin (UC Davis): On Finding Historical Radiance

Catherine Kearns (Stanford): Archaeology and the Anthropocene: Constructing Environmental Histories of the Mediterranean
 
Emily Egan (UC Santa Cruz): All the Megaron's a Stage: Actors and Audience in Nestor's Palace
 
Naomi Janowitz (UC Davis): Tortoise Erotomania: Lessons from Late Antique Animal Love Rituals
 
Jeremy Ott (UC Berkeley): Mortuary Administration in Late Antiquity: Clues from Corinth

 

2014/2015

John Noël Dillon (Universität Heidelberg): The Emperor’s New Prose: The Style of Tetrarchic Legislation
 
Gregory Warden (Franklin University Switzerland): Ritual and Identity at the North Etruscan Sanctuary of Poggio Colla
 
Rita Lucarelli (UC Berkeley): Issues of Translation and Canonicity in the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead
 
Micaela Langellotti (Newcastle University): Professional Associations and the State in Roman Egypt: The Case of Early Roman Tebtunis
 
Anne Austin (Stanford University): A battle for Life in Ancient Egypt: Osteological and Textual Analyses of Health Care at Deir el-Medina
 
Nikolaos Lazaridis (California State University, Sacramento): Ancient Travelers’ Inscriptions from Kharga Oasis, Egypt: A Project Report
 
Andrew Stewart (UC Berkeley): The Nike of Samothrace: Another View
 
David Pritchard (University of Queensland): Sport, Democracy and War in Classical Athens
 
Christel Müller (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense): Sulla in Boeotia: The First Mithridatic War And Its Aftermath
 
Diliana Angelova (UC Berkeley, History of Art): The Cult of the Virgin Mary: Chronology, Meaning, and the Role of Images