CFP: Workshop on Ancient Carthage

Seen on the Classicists list (please direct any queries to the folks mentioned in the item and not to rogueclassicism):

ANCIENT CARTHAGE: MODELS OF CULTURAL CONTACT

Invitation to a Workshop

‘RECEPTIONS OF CARTHAGE AND THE PHOENICIANS’

(Apologies for cross-posting)

SATURDAY, 19 FEBRUARY 2011
Ritson Room
Department of Classics & Ancient History
University of Durham
38 North Bailey
Durham DH1 3EU

To book, please send an email by Tuesday 15 February to:
carthage-conference AT hotmail.co.uk

10.30-11.00: Arrival and Coffee

Morning Session
11.00-11.15: Welcome
11.15-12.00: Mr George Azzopardi (Heritage Malta [Gozo] / Durham): ‘Common
concerns, shared cults: the worship of Tanit and Demeter in the Maltese islands’
12.00-12.30: Mr Alun Williams (Cardiff): ‘Britain, France, and Carthaginian
imperialism’

12.30-13.30: Free buffet lunch

Afternoon Session
13.30-14.15: Dr Clemence Schultze (Durham): ‘Lords of the World: national
characteristics in Victorian fictions of Carthage’
14.15-15.00: Dr Claire Stocks (Cambridge / Manchester): ‘The Hannibal
mythology and echoes of ancient Carthage in modern Tunisia’
15.00-15.45: M. Anthony Faroux (Artist in Residence, St Chad’s College,
Durham): ‘Bakkar Island 2010’ and ‘Bab al Ramaal’. These two films embody a
modern reception of the ancient site of Tripoli (Lebanon).

15.45-16.00: Tea
16.00-16.30: Concluding discussion

Dinner will be organised at a local restaurant for those wishing to join us.

We are most grateful for financial support from the Department of Classics
and Ancient History, from Durham University’s Centre for the Study of the
Ancient Mediterranean and Near East (CAMNE), and from the Centre for the
Study of the Classical Tradition (CSCT).

The second Durham workshop in the series ‘Ancient Carthage: Models of
Cultural Contact’ will take place on Saturday 21 May; the theme is ‘Nodes
and networks: the Phoenician-Punic diaspora’. A call for papers will go out
shortly.

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