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    THE SOCIETY FOR LATE ANTIQUITY presents SHIFTING FRONTIERS IN LATE ANTIQUITY VI: Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World The University
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 5, 2004



      "Romans, Barbarians, and the
      Transformation of the Roman World"

      The University of Illinois -- Urbana/Champaign

      17-20 March 2005

      Generously supported by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
      the Medieval Studies Program, the Departments of History, Classics,
      and English, and the School of Art and Design at UIUC

      The conference will take an interdisciplinary look at new ways of
      understanding interactions between Romans and barbarians and at the
      fate of the Roman world during the fourth through the seventh
      centuries AD. It will provide a forum for the discussion of the most
      up-to-date research and thought on the fate of the Roman world in
      the context of Roman and barbarian relations. As in the past, we
      will bring together scholars who represent different methodological,
      disciplinary, geographical, and chronological perspectives.
      Contributions will deal with topics related to (1) The
      creation/evolution of barbarian and/or Roman identity; (2) The
      nature of the interaction between the Roman and barbarian cultural
      worlds (e.g. language, literature, religion, material culture); (3)
      The interpretation of the evidence of both literature and material
      culture; (4) Issues of continuity/change with regard to social,
      political, and religious institutions; (5) the historiography of
      perceptions of Romans and barbarians and its significance for the
      modern world; and (6) Theoretical models that help to interpret the
      nature of barbarian-Roman interactions.


      In conjunction with the conference, the university's Spurlock Museum
      will be mounting an exbibit of the museum's extensive collection of
      Merovingian artifacts, one of the best such collections in the
      country. Several conference presentations will be devoted to
      discussion of the Merovingian collection.


      The Conference sessions will be held in the Illini Union on the
      University of Illinois -- Urbana/Champaign . Sessions will run from
      mid afternoon on Thursday, March 17, thorough the morning of Sunday,
      March 20. All sessions will be plenary, and papers will be
      approximately 20 minutes each. There will be regular breaks, with
      refreshments, allowing ample time for discussion and personal
      interaction among the registrants.


      Champaign/Urbana (also known as "Chambana" or "Shampoo/Banana") is
      easily accessible by plane, train, or car. Those coming by air will
      arrive in Urbana/Champaign at Willard Airport (CMI), which is served
      by Delta, United, and Northwest Airlines. Shuttle service from the
      airport will be available for registrants who make known their
      arrival and departure times. For those looking for budget flights,
      there are a many airports within about 130 miles, including Chicago
      (O'Hare and Midway), Indianapolis, Bloomington (IL), Springfield,
      and Peoria – for those flying into any of these, it might prove
      more convenient to rent a car at the airport. By land,
      Champaign/Urbana is easily accessible by I-57 from Chicago and St.
      Louis, I-74 from Indianapolis, and I-72 from Springfield. The
      Amtrak "City of New Orleans" train delivers passengers from the
      north (Chicago) and south (Memphis) and stops in downtown Champaign.


      A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn, 1200 West
      University Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, Phone: (217) 337-1100
      (voice) Fax: (217) 337-1143, at a special conference rate of $65
      per night for a single and $70 for a double. This is a very good
      rate! Reservations must be made by March 1, 2005. When booking
      rooms, be sure to mention either "Shifting Frontiers" or "Code SFC."
      The Hampton Inn is a short 5-block walk from the Illini Union, where
      most of the sessions will be held. Additional guest rooms are
      available in the Illini Union itself, with rates ranging from $75
      for a single to $100 for a four-person room (which works out to $25
      each!). Reservations may be made at iuguestrooms@..., and
      information may be consulted at
      http://www.union.uiuc.edu/services/guestrooms/rates.html..Those who
      would like to arrange shared rooms should contact the organizers who
      will put you in touch with like-minded persons. Parking is available
      at both the Hampton and the Union for guests who have rooms.


      Registration for the Conference is $100 ($50 for students), and will
      include the abstract booklet, two continental breakfasts, a lunch,
      the Sunday morning farewell brunch, five refreshment breaks, two
      evening receptions with hors d'oeuvres, and a Saturday evening
      dinner dance [This is a real bargain! How many other conferences
      does one attend where all one gets for $100 is a nametag?]. Students
      also may register at a reduced rate of $20 to attend the sessions
      only. Seating space is be limited, so registration as early as
      possible is encouraged.


      For further information, please contact Ralph Mathisen at
      ralphwm@... (Department of History, Univ. of Illinois B Urbana/
      Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA: 217-244-5249) or Danuta Shanzer,
      shanzer@... (Department of Classics, Univ. of Illinois B
      Urbana/ Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA: 217-333-1009).


      Edward Watts (Indiana Univ.) "Pope Leo the Antichrist and the Fall
      of the Western Roman Empire"

      Mary Williams (San Mateo) "Polybius and Ammianus on Barbarians"

      Cristiana Sogno (Cornell University) "Barbarians as Spectacle: An
      Interpretation of Symm. Or. 2.10-12"

      Jason Moralee (Illinois Wesleyan Univ.) "'The Barbarous-Sounding
      Enemy': Commemorating the Defeat of Barbarians in a Recently
      Discovered Epigram from Late Roman Petra"

      Yuval Shahar (Tel Aviv University (Israel)) "Unifying or dividing
      the barbarians? Diocletian, the Jews and the Samaritans"

      Andrew W. White (Univ. of Maryland--College Park) "Proper Care and
      Feeding of the Wild Mime: A Study in Domestication from Late

      Jeremy Schott (Duke Univ.) "Porphyry's Allegorical Interpretations
      of Barbarian Religion and Philosophy and the Construction of
      Identity in the Later Roman Empire"

      Elizabeth Digeser (Univ. of California-Santa Barbara) "Hellenes,
      Barbarians, and Christians: Religion and Identity Politics in
      Diocletian's Rome"

      Young Kim (Univ. of Michigan) "A Theological and Historical
      Definition of Barbarism in the Panarion of Epiphanius of Cyprus"

      Moshe Fischer (Tel Aviv. Univ.) "Assimilation, Acculturation,
      Barbarization: The Corinthian Capital in the Eastern Mediterranean
      as an Example"

      Johanna K. Sandrock (LSU) "Cernunnos ego sum: The Myth of Actaeon on
      Provincial Roman Funerary Reliefs"

      Katharine C. Hunvald (Univ. of Missouri--Columbia) "Breaching a
      Seventh-century Artistic Frontier: The Warnebertus Reliquary"

      Scott de Brestian (Univ. of Missouri-Columbia ) "Vascones and
      Visigoths: Creation and Transformation of Identity in Northern Spain"

      Linda Ellis (San Francisco State Univ.) "To Be or Not To Be Roman:
      Geographic Approaches to Analyzing Human Relatedness in the Lower
      Danube Region (2nd-7th Centuries)"

      Michael Jones (Bates College) "Text, Artifact and Genome: The
      Disputed Nature of the Anglo-Saxon Migration into Britain"

      Greg Fisher (McGill Univ. (Canada)) "The Transformation of
      romanitas: Creating a New Identity for Post-Roman Britain"

      David Klingle (FSU) "Romano-British vs. Anglo-Saxon Identity in
      England: The Evidence of Burials"

      Gillian Clark (Univ. of Bristol (England)) "Augustine and the
      Merciful Barbarians"

      Kevin Uhalde (Ohio Univ.) "Barbarian Traffic, Demon Oaths, and
      Christian Scruples: Aug. Ep. 46-47"

      David Riggs (Indiana Wesleyan Univ.) "Vandal Contributions to the
      Christianization of North Africa"

      Salim Faraji (Claremont Graduate University) "Rome and Kush:
      Cultural Encounter on the Egyptian Southern Frontier"

      Scott John McDonough (UCLA) "Were the Sasanians Barbarians? Roman
      Writers on the 'Empire of the Persians'"

      Jan Willem Drijvers (Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)) "Rome's Image
      of the 'Barbarian' Sassanians"

      Kimberly Kagan (Yale Univ.) "Spies Like Us: Treason and Identity in
      the Later Roman Empire"

      Michele Renee Salzman (Univ. of California--Riverside) "Symmachus
      and the 'Barbarian' Generals"

      Edward James (University College, Dublin (Ireland)) "Rex Francorum,
      Rex Romanorum Revisited"

      Steve Fanning (Univ. of Illinois--Chicago) "Reguli in the Later
      Roman Empire and the Germanic Kingdoms"

      Amelia Robertson Brown (Univ. of California-- Berkeley) "The
      Overthrow of the Temples and the Ruin of the Whole of Greece:
      Rhetoric and Archaeology in Barbarian Invasions of Late Roman Greece"

      David T. Fletcher (Indiana Univ.) "Constantine III and the Barbarian
      Invasion of Gaul"

      Walter Goffart (Yale Univ.) "The Three Meanings of 'Migration Age'"

      Ekaterina Nechaeva (Univ. of Sienna (Italy)) "The Problem of
      Deserters in Roman-Barbarian Diplomatic Relations in Late Antique "

      Noel Lenski (Univ. of Colorado) "Slavery, Captivity, and Romano-
      Barbarian Interchange"

      Hartmut Ziche (Univ. of Antilles and Guyana) "Barbarian Raiders and
      Barbarian Peasants: Models of Ideological and Economic Integration"

      Cam Grey (Univ. of Chicago) "The ius colonatus as a model for the
      settlement of barbarian prisoners-of-war in the late Roman Empire?"

      Andreas Schwarcz (Univ. of Vienna) "Visigothic Settlement,
      Hospitalitas and Army Payment Reconsidered"

      Dmitry Starostin (Univ. of Toronto (Canada)) "Barbarians and/or
      Romans: Discourses of Justice in Merovingian Court Verdicts and
      Narrative Sources"

      Bailey Young (Eastern Illinois Univ.)/Patrick Périn (Directeur du
      Musée des Antiquités nationales, France), Plenary Lecture: "The
      Importance of Merovingian Archaeology"



      "Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World"

      The University of Illinois -- Urbana/Champaign

      17-20 March 2005


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      Registration Fee

      The full registration fee of $100 includes the book of abstracts,
      continental breakfast, 5 refreshment breaks, 2 evening receptions,
      Saturday lunch, Sunday farewell brunch, and Saturday evening
      dinner/dance. Students may register for $50 for all events or $20 to
      attend sessions only.

      I wish to register for ____ persons and enclose $__________

      Please make checks/money orders payable in U.S. dollars to: "Late
      Antiquity Conference"

      And mail to: Ralph W. Mathisen, Dept. of History, 309 Gregory Hall,
      University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61800, USA
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