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|Subject:||[EEF] Workshop: “People on the move” (3–6 August 2015, Augst, CH)|
|Date:||Tue, 19 May 2015 15:49:41 +0200|
--------Forwarded Message------- From: Melanie Wasmuth <Melanie.Wasmuth@unibas.ch> Workshop: PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: Framework, Means, and Impact of Mobility across the East Mediterranean Region in the 8th to 6th c. BCE Landgut Castelen (near CH-Basel) Römerstiftung Dr. René Clavel Giebenacherstrasse 9 4302 Augst BL Switzerland WEBSITE: <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__aegyptologie.unibas.ch_forschung_tagungen_people-2Don-2Dthe-2Dmove_&d=AwID-g&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=opcsBFeNOGibikhitrWp_vvUpAwW-hA4UeIW8Ekh45I&m=wb_GaUDtsk-wvFeqyt6DF1FKdWLxzpNfL9pBKvg9FLs&s=bf4UpO6mdilkptjzbSo-xTpDQN-gKbjUYqBaLhWUuaY&e= > CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org In the wake of the Kushite, Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian and early Achaemenid expansions to the East Mediterranean, cross-regional mobility of people and commodities increased significantly. This mobility not only affects the actual people who were leaving their homeland, its social community and the security of their cultural background for longer or even permanent stays abroad. It has also major impact on the communities left behind and those receiving the travelers on a visit or for long-term residence. During the workshop we will primarily discuss the following aspects: Which motivations for traveling can be discerned? Is long-term emigration the aim or the result of traveling? Which routes were used? What could happen during the trip? Which kind of reception would one expect? Why were which routes and means of transport preferable to others? Which preparations are necessary? Who or which factors decided whether to leave or to stay? How were necessary stopovers organized? How did communities cope with the loss of specialists or of comparatively large percentages of their inhabitants? How were travelers housed? How did this effect the receiving private or institutional households? How did local ‘foreign’ communities deal with the enhancement of their numbers? How did the decision to integrate oneself into their community or to keep one’s distance effect these ‘foreign’ communities, the local society as a whole, and the policy towards ‘foreigners’? The geographical range covers the Great Area of the East Mediterranean Region including modern-day Greece, Turkey, Eastern Libya and Egypt, the East Mediterranean islands and the area between the eastern Mediterranean coast and the Zagros mountains. WORKSHOP PROGRAM MONDAY, 3 AUG. 2015 14.00–14.30 Welcome reception 14.30–15.00 Introduction 15.00–15.45 Round Table I Aims and expectations 16.00–17.00 Paper I (20mins + 40mins discussion) Dr des. Alexander Schütze: Mobility, standard of living, and legal institutions. New perspectives on the Judaean military colony at Elephantine in Persian Period Egypt 17.15–18.00 Round Table II Institutional frameworks of cross-regional mobility TUESDAY, 4 AUG. 2015 09.15–10.15 Paper II (20mins + 40mins discussion) Dr Idan Breier: “He Will Raise an Ensign to a Nation Afar, Whistle to One at the End of the Earth” (Isa 5:26): The Assyrian and Babylonian Armies as De¬scribed in the Prophetic Texts and Mesopotamian Inscriptions 10.30–11.15 Round Table III Individual reasons for cross-regional mobility 11.45–12.45 Paper III (20mins + 40mins discussion) Dr Thomas Staubli: Cross-cultural travelling between Egypt and the Levant and the birth of secondary religions 14.15–15.00 Round Table IV Social and emotional implications of mobility for travelers and their surroundings 15.00–16.00 Paper IV (20mins + 40mins discussion) Dr Melanie Wasmuth: “I saw her on the royal road...” (SAA 13 65): Indications for individual mobility in the Neo-Assyrian sources 16.30–17.15 Round Table V Strategies of living in a culturally diverse society WEDNESDAY, 5 AUG. 2015 09.15–10.15 Paper V (20mins + 40mins discussion) Charles Draper, Mphil: The Assyro-Egyptians of TIM 11 10.30–11.15 Round Table VI Identifying multi-culturality and cultural identity 11.45–12.45 Paper VI (20mins + 40mins discussion) Dr Kamyar Abdi: Egyptians in Achaemenid Susa 14.15–15.00 Round Table VII Who identifies whom in a cultually diverse society? 15.00–16.00 Paper VII (20mins + 40mins discussion) Dr Dan'el Kahn: Revisiting the Historical Setting of Isaiah XI 11-16 16.30–17.15 Round Table VIII The Great Area Perspective: the scope of cross-regional mobility in the 8th–6th c. BCE 17.15–18.00 Round Table IX Future (joint) research perspectives THURSDAY, 6 AUG. 2015 Breakfast & departure Anyone interested is kindly invited to join us. As space at the workshop venue is limited, pre-registration via e-mail is required. Please contact Melanie Wasmuth at email@example.com. The registration fee will be CHF 30,—.