The AHMA Colloquium is a series of informal papers that typically hosts a mixture of visiting scholars and Berkeley faculty.
September 15, 2023, 12pm - Ory Amitay (University of Haifa): Alexander between Rome and Carthage in the Alexander Romance (α).
3335 Dwinelle Hall
October 16, 2023, 3:30pm - Simon Brelaud (UC Berkeley, MELC): Burying Pagan or Christian, between Rome and Persia: New funerary inscriptions discovered in the region of Edessa (3rd-6th cent. CE)
3335 Dwinelle Hall
October 27, 2023, 12pm - Christian A. Thomsen (Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen): From the Community of the Citizens to the Community of the Inhabitants: A Transformation of the Polis
3335 Dwinelle Hall
Additional events will be announced soon
Erich S. Gruen (AHMA, History, Classics): The Greek Bible and Scriptural Authority.
Talia Prussin (AHMA): Islands of Their Own: Revisiting Seleukid Colonial Activity in the Persian Gulf.
Jesse Obert (AHMA): Forging Masculinity: Competing Ideologies of Violence in Archaic and Classical Crete.
Vera Hofmann (OEAI, Vienna): Sacred and public land in Hellenistic and Roman Ephesos.
Giuliano Sidro (CTP, Berkeley): Who Will Pay Child Support?: Divorce in Graeco-Roman Egypt and a New Latin Papyrus.
Sophie Minon (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris): Navigating LGPN-Ling (Lexicon of Greek Personal Names-Ling): select case-studies.
Adam Benkato (MELC): Sogdian Trade in 7th-century Turfan: Some Reconstructions.
Sanjyot Mehendale (MELC, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies): Afghanistan: Cultural Heritage and Conflict.
Yuan Zhang (AHMA): The Conflict Between Lugdunum (Lyon) and Vienna in the First Century A.D.
Alexander Free (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich): The great, old and splendid city of Hermes: Hermopolis magna and the emergence of civic rivalry in Roman Egypt.
Laurie Pearce (MELC): Constructing Hellenistic Identities: suggestions from the Uruk cuneiform texts.
Evan Vance (AHMA): Magistrate Dedications and Institutional Development at the Archaic Argive Heraion: The Problem of Moveable Wealth.
Arthur Eckstein (University of Maryland-College Park): Jackal Bandwagoning? The Achaean League Shifts Alliances from Macedon to Rome, Autumn 198 BCE.
Diane Coomans (Center for Tebtunis Papyri, Berkeley): A needle in a haystack: the ways of official correspondence on the via Claudiana.
Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton University) joined AHMA faculty for a discussion of his new book, Divine Institutions: Religion and Community in the Middle Republic (Princeton University Press, 2020).
Andrew Hogan (Center for Tebtunis Papyri, Berkeley): New Interpretations of Ptolemaic Fiscal Policy: Lessons from the Eastern Mediterranean in the Late First Millennium
Anysia Metrakos (AHMA): Matrona of Perge and the Making of Female Monasticism in Sixth Century Constantinople
Daniela Cammack (UC Berkeley): The Demos in Demokratia
Carlos Noreña (UC Berkeley): Provincial Territories and Layered Monarchies in the Roman and Han Empires
Rafal Matuszewski (University of Salzburg): Mere Sexual Items or More? Same-Sex Relations between Free and Slave in Democratic Athens
Sven Betjes (Radboud University Nijmegen): THe Hadrianic Revolution of the Coin Legend
Adrienne Mayor (Stanford University): Tyrants and Robots in Ancient Greek Myth and History
Arthur Eckstein (University of Maryland): Learning from Thucydides: An Ancient Historian Writes Contemporary History
Adam Rabinowitz (University of Texas at Austin): Structured space, structured time, structured things: making digital research data reusable
Jessica Kaiser (UC Berkeley): Colonial Encounters: Preliminary Findings from the Abydos Temple Paper Archive
Benjamin Porter (UC Berkeley): Making Capitals in the Iron Age Levant: New Remotely Sensed Monumental Buildings in Ancient Edom (Jordan)
Caroline Schroeder (University of the Pacific): Ancient Languages in a Digital Age: Building an Online Environment for Coptic Studies
Rita Lucarelli (UC Berkeley): 3D printed replicas vs their originals for the study and preservation of ancient Egyptian antiquities
Peter van Alfen (American Numismatic Society): Assembling Numismatic Data Online: Concepts, Collections, Hoards, and Statistics
Adam Anderson (UC Berkeley): Discovery and Digital Curation of Textual Archives
David Gissen (California College of the Arts): The Preservation of Disability
Sarah Bond (University of Iowa): Tools for Georeferencing and Preserving the Ancient Mediterranean
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?
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?
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
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