Late Antiquity Conference Program
- 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
Further information: Ralph Mathisen at ralphwm@...
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
1:45-2:45 Guided Tour of the Spurlock Museum's Collection of
Merovingian Artifacts by Barbara Oehlschlaeger Garvey (Early
SECTION I: DEFINING BARBARIANS
3:00-4:30 SESSION I: Literary Perspectives on Barbarians and
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
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
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
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
Chair: Elizabeth Teviotdale (Medieval Institute, Western Michigan
Moshe Fischer (Tel Aviv Univ.) (Israel) "Assimilation,
Acculturation, Barbarization: The Corinthian Capital in the Eastern
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-
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
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
Dmitry Starostine (Univ. of Toronto) (Canada) "Barbarians and/or
Romans: Discourses of Justice in Merovingian Court Verdicts and
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
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
Chair: Dennis Trout (Univ. of Missouri--Columbia)
Gillian Clark (Univ. of Bristol) (England) "Augustine and the
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
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
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
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-
Hartmut Ziche (Univ. of Antilles and Guyana) (France) "Barbarian
Raiders and Barbarian Peasants: Models of Ideological and Economic
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