Colloquium: Creating and Strengthening Identities. Greek and Roman Stereotypes of the East

Date: 
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 19:00 to Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 17:00
Location: 
Swedish Institute, Mitseon 9 & Finnish Institute, Zitrou 16
Event Description: 

Colloquium: Creating and Strengthening Identities. Greek and Roman Stereotypes of the East

FRIDAY 8 FEBRUARY (Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9)
19.00 Opening of the Colloquium
Björn Forsén (FIA) Opening Remarks

19.30 FIRST KEYNOTE Emma Dench (Harvard) Inventing Barbarians?

20.30 Reception (Finnish Institute at Athens, Zitrou 16)

SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY (Finnish Institute at Athens, Zitrou 16)
10.00 SECOND KEYNOTE Tom Harrison (St Andrews) Rethinking the Other in Greek Religion

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 SESSION I
Kostas Vlassopoulos (Crete) The Barbarian Repertoire in Greek Culture around 500 BCE
Jasmin Lukkari (Helsinki) International Friendship and Cultural Identity in Polybius and Livy

12.30 Lunch break

14.00 SESSION II
Joe Skinner (Newcastle) Greeks in the Making? Mercenary Service as a Source of Ethnographic Knowledge
Antti Lampinen (FIA) Orientalizing the Galatae: Methods, Motives, Motifs

15.00 Coffee break

15.30 SESSION III
Anca Dan (ENS, Paris) King of Kings: the Occidental History of an Oriental Symbol
Elina Pyy (Helsinki) Gratuitous Sex and Senseless Violence: Hellenistic Queens as the Absolute Other

16.30 Closing discussion

19.00 Dinner for the speakers