SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017

5:00-6:00pm: Registration (University of Toronto, Lillian Massey Building, 125 Queens Park, Entrance Hall)

6:00-6:15 pm: Welcome remarks (Lillian Massey Building, Rm. 220)

6:15-7:15 pm: Opening Keynote (Lillian Massey Building, Rm. 220)

Sue Alcock (University of Michigan): Mixing it up in Roman provincial studies

7:15-8:30pm: Reception (Lillian Massey Building, Rm. 205)

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4th at the Royal Ontario Museum, Glass Room (enter the museum through the Crystal entrance on Bloor Street any time after 8:45am)

SESSION 1: 9:30-11:00am

Definitions and Approaches: What is ‘provincial’? (Geography, Chronology, Material)

Astrid Van Oyen (Cornell University): Provincializing Roman Italy: What makes a ‘provincial’ Roman archaeology?

Katarina Batur (University of Zadar) and Irena Radić Rossi (University of Zadar): Challenges in defining provincial shipbuilding: A case study of the Adriatic area

Kimberly Cassibry (Wellesley College): The tyranny of the Dying Gaul:  Looking beyond the provinces to counter an ethnic stereotype

Respondent: Alejandro Sinner (University of Victoria)

COFFEE BREAK: 11:00-11:30am

SESSION 2: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Imparting Empire and Provincialism: How do disciplinary and geographic traditions affect and change our analysis of the provinces?

Tatiana Ivleva (Newcastle University): To be a bangle or not to be? Russian, Dutch and Anglo-Saxon views on a Romano-British artefact

Rob Collins (Newcastle University): Rejecting the Classics, Embracing the Provincial: An American peregrinus from Hadrian’s Wall

Respondent: Matthew McCarty (University of British Columbia)

LUNCH BREAK: 12:30-2:00pm

SESSION 3: 2:00-4:30pm

Generating a global and multidisciplinary discourse on provincial realities

Jennifer Baird (Birkbeck University): Othering the Roman Provinces: The Roman Middle East between Ancient and Modern

Anne Hunnell Chen (Brown University): Origins and Antidotes of Omission: Southeastern Europe and the SEEDD Project

COFFEE BREAK: 3:00-3:30pm

Blanka Misic (Champlain Lennoxville College): Reassessing religious networks in Southern Pannonia: A cognitive perspective

Martin Pitts (University of Exeter): Cross-provincial mélange? Mass consumption and circulating objects in the Roman West

Respondent: Alexander Meyer (University of Western Ontario)

4:30-5:00pm: Discussion and Debate

6:30-7:30pm: Closing Keynote (Lillian Massey Building, Rm. 220)

Peter van Dommelen (Brown University): Provincializing Empire: Articulating local and cultural interactions across the Roman world

To register for the conference or to get more information please email the organizing committee at UnlockingProvinces@gmail.com. In order to register simply email your commitment to attend. There is no payment necessary.