Property and Power in Late Antiquity
International Late Antiquity Network (ILAN) – New York, June 2014.
Date limite : 31 octobre 2013
The next academic meeting of the International Late Antiquity Network (ILAN) will be held from 11-14 June 2014 on the theme of Property and Power in Late Antiquity, hosted by Professor Roger Bagnall, Director of New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.
Paper proposals are invited from all the disciplines of Late Antiquity – from the material cultures of archaeology, architecture, epigraphy, and papyrology to the diverse textual cultures of the Greek, Latin, and Semitic world – spanning the period from ca. 200 to ca. 700 CE. Discussion will include, but not be limited to, the following questions:
- The distribution of property in the late antique world and impact of political, institutional, and religious developments across Late Antiquity.
- The social impact of property in local and regional societies and in supra-regional networks.
- Property, power and material culture in late antique societies.
- Decoration, display, and the culture of prestige.
- Relations of property, power, status, and exploitation in the household (slavery, gender, patria potestas).
- Property and politics in the Later Roman Empire and beyond.
- Concepts of and Discourses about wealth and poverty.
- Wealth and the power of institutions, including but not limited to the Church(es).
Source : Mommsen Gesellschaft