CFP: Ancient Carthage-Models of Cultural Contact

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Friday 5 – Saturday 6 August 2011

The aim of this networking project is to address the Carthaginian-Phoenician
nexus in the wider Mediterranean context from the 9th century BCE to the
fall of Carthage to Rome in 146 BCE, as well as the rediscovery and
reception of Carthage and her Phoenician motherland from the 18th century.

This international conference, building on workshops already held at Durham,
will adopt a cross-disciplinary approach going beyond word-based evidence
(whether archival, epigraphic or literary) to gain a clearer picture of this
complex and significant culture, drawing upon current archaeological work
and upon the findings of epigraphy and linguistics. As well as in Tunisia
itself, archaeology and a range of relevant disciplines are practised
throughout the Mediterranean world, from Italy, Spain and Greece, via Cyprus
and the North African lands, to the Middle East and beyond.

Topics to be examined include materiality, migration, colonial encounters,
and connectivity, and their important contribution to the understanding of
the social, cultural and political identity of the Punic-Phoenician diaspora.

Equally important is the study of the engagement with Phoenician and
Carthaginian culture in the modern colonial period through to the present
day on the part both of the inhabitants of the successor lands and of
incomers of all kinds (travellers, settlers and scholars).

Papers will be welcomed from scholars working within the field of
Punic-Phoenician studies from all relevant disciplines, such as ancient
history, classics, archaeology, art history, reception, and Old Testament

The following scholars have agreed to participate:

Edward Bragg (Havant College)
Robert Kerr (Wilfrid Laurier)
Richard Miles (Sydney)
Luke Pitcher (Oxford)
Louis Rawlings (Cardiff)
Mark Woolmer (Durham).

Papers should be either 20 or 40 minutes long (please state)
carthage-conference AT

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