CONF: Communities and Networks in the Ancient Greek World

COMMUNITIES AND NETWORKS IN THE ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
6-9 JULY 2009

Organisers: Dr Claire Taylor, Trinity College Dublin
Dr Kostas Vlassopoulos, University of Nottingham

This conference will examine the networks of interaction within and between
different groups in the classical and early hellenistic periods. Questions for
exploration include:
• What constituted a ‘community’ within the Greek world?
• What networks did people create, belong to, and destroy?
• How were different groups of people interconnected, and how did they
negotiate the ‘boundaries’ between them?
• How did communities change in response to social, political, economic
impulses?
• How can we use network theory to access the lives and activities of people
for whom little traditional evidence survives?

PROGRAMME
Paulin Ismard (Université Paris Est Marne la Vallée; Equipe Phéacie): Networks
of communities in classical and hellenistic Athens: cultural aspects.
Claire Taylor (Trinity College, Dublin): Social networks and social hierarchies:
towards a model of social mobility in Athens.
Ben Gray (All Souls, Oxford): Exile communities and the citizen ideal in the
later classical and hellenistic Greek world.
Kostas Vlassopoulos (University of Nottingham): Free spaces: contexts of
interaction between citizens, metics and slaves in classical Athens.
Ben Akrigg (University of Toronto): The metic population in Athens.
Peter Hunt (University of Colorado, Boulder): Ethnic identity among slaves at
Athens.
Barbara Kowalzig (Royal Holloway, London): Trading gods and trading networks:
economies of trust in ancient Greece.
Vincent Gabrielsen (University of Copenhagen): Naval and grain networks at
Athens.
Christy Constantakopoulou (Birkbeck, London): Beyond the polis: island koina and
other non-polis entities in the Aegean.
Esther Eidinow (Newman College, Birmingham): Networks, narrative and
negotiation: magical practices and polis religion.

If you would like to attend, or require further information, please contact Dr
Claire Taylor (claire.taylor@tcd.ie), Dr Kostas Vlassopoulos
(konstantinos.vlassopoulos AT nottingham.ac.uk), or see the website:
http://www.tcd.ie/Classics/cnagw/index.php.

Graduate student bursaries are available to cover the cost of campus
accommodation: please contact Dr Claire Taylor (claire.taylor AT tcd.ie) if you
wish to apply, or download the form from the website:
http://www.tcd.ie/Classics/cnagw/index.php

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