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    CONFERENCE UPDATE SHIFTING FRONTIERS IN LATE ANTIQUITY VI ROMANS, BARBARIANS, AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE ROMAN WORLD UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 14, 2005
      CONFERENCE UPDATE
      SHIFTING FRONTIERS IN LATE ANTIQUITY VI
      ROMANS, BARBARIANS, AND THE TRANSFORMATION
      OF THE ROMAN WORLD
      UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
      MARCH 17-20, 2005

      Registration information: www.sc.edu/ltantsoc/sf6reg.htm
      and home.earthlink.net/~ruricius/sf6reg.htm

      Further information: Ralph Mathisen at ralphwm@...

      PROGRAM
      THURSDAY, MARCH 17
      1:00-2:45 Registration
      1:45-2:45 Guided Tour of the Spurlock Museum's Collection of
      Merovingian Artifacts by Barbara Oehlschlaeger Garvey (Early
      American Museum)
      SECTION I: DEFINING BARBARIANS
      3:00-4:30 SESSION I: Literary Perspectives on Barbarians and
      Romans
      Mary Williams (San Mateo) "Polybius and Ammianus on Barbarians
      Cristiana Sogno (Cornell University) "Barbarians as Spectacle: An
      Interpretation of Symmachus, Oratio 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"
      5:00-6:00 SESSION 2: Internal 'Barbarians'
      Chair: Judith Evans Grubbs (Washington University)
      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
      Antiquity"
      7:00-8:00 Plenary Lecture introduced by William M. Calder III
      (Univ. of Illinois-- Urbana)
      Richard Burgess (Univ. of Ottawa) (Canada) "Romans, Barbarians, and
      the Fall of the Roman Empire"
      FRIDAY, MARCH 18
      8:30-10:00 SESSION III: Religion and the Construction of
      Roman/Barbarian Identity
      Chair: Sarolta Takacs (Rutgers University)
      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"
      10:30-12:00 SESSION IV: Artistic Manifestations of Romanitas and
      Barbaritas
      Chair: Elizabeth Teviotdale (Medieval Institute, Western Michigan
      Univ.)
      Moshe Fischer (Tel Aviv Univ.) (Israel) "Assimilation,
      Acculturation, Barbarization: The Corinthian Capital in the Eastern
      Mediterranean"
      Johanna K. Sandrock (Louisiana State Univ.) "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"
      12:00-1:30 Lunch in the Levis Center
      SECTION II: ROMAN-BARBARIAN ENCOUNTERS
      1:30-3:00 SESSION V: The Transformation of Identity in Post-
      Roman Britain
      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 (Florida State Univ.) "Romano-British vs. Anglo-Saxon
      Identity in England: The Evidence of Burials"
      3:30-6:00 SESSION VI: The Construction of Identity in Western
      Frontier Zones
      Chair: Edward James (University College, Dublin) )(Ireland)
      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)"
      Scott de Brestian (Univ. of Missouri--Columbia) "Vascones and
      Visigoths: Creation and Transformation of Identity in Northern Spain"
      Luis Garcia Moreno (Univ. of Alcala de Henares) (Spain) "Building an
      Ethnic Identity for a New Gothic and Roman Nobility: Cordoba, 615
      A.D."
      Dmitry Starostine (Univ. of Toronto) (Canada) "Barbarians and/or
      Romans: Discourses of Justice in Merovingian Court Verdicts and
      Narrative Sources"
      Bailey Young (Eastern Illinois Univ.) "Auguste Moutié and the
      Pioneering Days of Merovingian Archaeology"
      7:00-8:00 Plenary Lecture introduced by Bailey Young (Eastern
      Illinois Univ.)
      Patrick Périn (Musée des Antiquités nationales) (France) "Identity
      and Ethnicity in the Era of Migrations and Barbarian Kingdoms in the
      Light of Archaeology in Gaul" (co-author M. Kazanski)
      SATURDAY, MARCH 19
      8:30-10:00 SESSION VII: Romans, Barbarians and Religion in
      North Africa
      Chair: Dennis Trout (Univ. of Missouri--Columbia)
      Gillian Clark (Univ. of Bristol) (England) "Augustine and the
      Merciful Barbarians"
      Kevin Uhalde (Ohio Univ.) "Barbarian Traffic, Demon Oaths, and
      Christian Scruples: Augustine, Epist. 46-47"
      David Riggs (Indiana Wesleyan Univ.) "Vandal Contributions to the
      Christianization of North Africa"
      10:30-12:00 SESSION VIII: Romans and Barbarians beyond the
      Eastern Frontiers
      Chair: Hal Drake (Univ. of California--Santa Barbara)
      Salim Faraji (Claremont Graduate Univ.) "Rome and Kush: Cultural
      Encounter on the Egyptian Southern Frontier"
      Scott John McDonough (UCLA) "Were the Sassanians Barbarians? Roman
      Writers on the 'Empire of the Persians'"
      Jan Willem Drijvers (Univ. of Groningen) (Netherlands) "Rome's Image
      of the 'Barbarian' Sassanians"
      12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own
      SECTION III: ROMANS, BARBARIANS, AND POLITICS
      1:00-3:30 SESSION VIII: Romans and Barbarians in Imperial
      Politics
      Chair: Tom Burns (Emory Univ.)
      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 Watts (Indiana Univ.) "Pope Leo the Antichrist and the Fall
      of the Western Roman Empire"
      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"
      4:00-6:00 SESSION IX: The Barbarian Invasions
      Chair: Scott Bradbury (Smith College)
      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'"
      7:00-11:00 Banquet and Dance (Illini Union 170)
      SUNDAY, MARCH 20
      SECTION IV: SOCIETY AND ECONOMY
      8:30-11:00 SECTION X: Social and Economic Manifestations of
      Roman-Barbarian Encounters
      Chair: Richard Mitchell (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
      Ekaterina Nechaeva (Univ. of Siena) (Italy) "The Problem of
      Deserters in Roman-Barbarian Diplomatic Relations in Late Antiquity"
      Noel Lenski (Univ. of Colorado) "Slavery, Captivity, and Romano-
      Barbarian Interchange"
      Hartmut Ziche (Univ. of Antilles and Guyana) (France) "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) (Austria) "Visigothic Settlement,
      Hospitalitas and Army Payment Reconsidered"
      11:00-12:30 Farewell Brunch and Business Meeting of the Society
      for Late Antiquity
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