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Open Online Seminar: “From the Phasis to the Pillars of Heracles... like frogs around a pond
Title:
Open Online Seminar: “From the Phasis to the Pillars of Heracles... like frogs around a pond
When:
01.10.2020 19.00 h
Where:
Live Streamed Seminars Online Delivery -
Category:
Education

Description

FULL TITLE: From the Phasis to the Pillars of Heracles... like frogs around a pond: Ancient Greek overseas “colonisation” and the identity debate

Presenter: Assoc Prof Lieve Donnellan

Language of Presentation: EnglishNo knowledge of Greek required.

Synopsis
Greek overseas "colonisation" has been studied for several centuries now. Whereas the era of big digs and spectacular discoveries seems over, the use of new methods continues to shed light on the phenomenon of rapid spreading of Greek settlement and migration in the 8th-6th centuries BCE. Chemical and microscopic analysis, for example, allows to establish the origins of pottery and thus makes it possible to establish routes of trade and exchange. Micro scale analysis of patterns of deposition of artefacts aims at reconstructing past practices and daily life. Through these methods, the narrative of ancient Greek "colonisation" continues to be rewritten. At the same time, our own societal challenges forces us to re-examine not just the Ancient Greek past, but also scholarly treatments of this past. This talk will highlight some recent research into the earliest Ancient Greek "colonisation" in the West and discuss its consequences for our understanding of the Ancient Greek world. It will touch upon the use of new methods and introduce a number of recent new questions and challenges.


Bio
Lieve Donnellan graduated from Ghent University in 2012 and next, pursued research at the Universities of Chicago, Göttingen and Amsterdam. Before joining the University of Melbourne as Lecturer in Classical Greek Archaeology, she was Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology at Aarhus University in Denmark. Her research focuses on early Greek "colonisation" and urban architecture in mainland Greece. She currently conducts fieldwork in Calabria (Magna Graecia) and Boeotia. Most recently, she edited the volume Archaeological Networks and Social Interaction (2020), a work spearheading new digital methods in the archaeological discipline.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE

In order to keep everyone safe we have organized this seminar to be delivered online. However, we are well aware that for some, a large part of the appeal of our seminars is the very active audience participation. Therefore we are providing two ways for you to enjoy the seminar:

If you want to actively participate and ask questions at the end of the seminar you will need to join us through a Zoom Webinar - for which you'll need to pre-register by following this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5316005917934/WN_c_dJ419gS125RNKV_l7GMA

If you prefer to sit back and enjoy the show, just join us through our Facebook page or our YouTube page where we'll be live streaming the event.

 

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We also thank the following corporate sponsors:

2020 seminar sponsors


* R.M.L.G.: Recommended Minimum Level of Greek in order to enjoy this Event, on a scale of 0 to 5.

Venue

Venue:
Live Streamed Seminars Online Delivery

Online delivery for seminars happens over 3 different platforms in parallel.

You may select the platform that you prefer or is appropriate to your level of engagement. 

The 3 platforms we have selected are Zoom, YouTube and Facebook. 

The only way to participate in the Q&A portion of the seminar is to use the Zoom platform (we provide a specific link for each seminar to allow you to register via Zoom).

If you have no interest in participating in Q&A the other two platforms will allow you to view the seminar without registration requirements.

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If the speaker allows us to record the seminar, it will stay up on our page for on-demand viewing. However, if we don't have that permission then we will delete the seminar video after the live-streaming ends.

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