Annual Meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians
Stanford University
May 5-7, 2006

Call for Papers





Stanford Classics



Sessions: Building 320, Room 105
Registration, breaks, lunches, and book exhibits:
Stanford Archaeology Center, Building 500
Reception and banquet: Stanford Faculty Club

Friday, May 5, 2006

6:00-7:45 - Opening reception

Saturday, May 6, 2006

9.15-10.45 - Comparative history
Chair: Willem Jongman (University of Groningen)

Thomas R. Martin (College of the Holy Cross): “Can Sima Qian help us read Herodotus?”

Nathan Rosenstein (Ohio State University): "Mass mobilization and
state-society bargaining: Republican Rome and Warring States China"

Thomas A. J. McGinn (Vanderbilt University): “Women and religious reform: a comparative perspective”

10.45-11.15 - Coffee break

11.15-12.15 - Politics
Chair: Nino Luraghi (Harvard University)

Greg Anderson (Ohio State University): “Rethinking the origins of Greek citizenship”

Emily Mackil (UC Berkeley): “The social embeddedness of political institutions: a view from the Greek koinon

12.15-13.30 - Lunch break

13.30-15.30 - Classics and national cultures in Asia
Organizer: Phiroze Vasunia (University of Reading)

Asen Kirin (University of Georgia): “Between Eastern Europe and Central Asia”

Haun Saussy (Yale University): “Competing versions of a new national culture for China: the ancients and ‘Xueheng’, 1922-1924”

Jinyu Liu (DePauw University): “The Chinese translations of Greek and Roman classics: a dialogue across time and space”

Phiroze Vasunia (University of Reading): “Alexander, India, and the British Empire”

15.30-16.00 - Coffee break

16.00-17.00 - Interdisciplinary History I
Chair: Lesley Dean-Jones (University of Texas)

Susan Mattern-Parkes (University of Georgia): “Galen’s case histories: an interdisciplinary approach”

Miriam Leonard (University of Bristol): “Moses and Monotheism and the historiography of the repressed”

17.00-17.15 - Snack break

17.15-18.30 - Round table: Ancient history and/as world history
Moderator: Ian Morris (Stanford University)

David Christian (San Diego State University)

Jack A. Goldstone (George Mason University)

Elizabeth A. Pollard (San Diego State University)

Sunday, May 7, 2006

9.15-10.45 - Interdisciplinary History II
Chair: Richard Saller (University of Chicago)

William V. Harris (Columbia University): “A revisionist view of Roman money”

Garrett Fagan (Pennsylvania State University): “Roman areans and crowd dynamics”

Ethan Spanier (University of Washington): “Growing imperialism: trees, power and Roman farming in Landscape Studies”

10.45-11.15 - Coffee break

11.15-12.45 - Conflict
Chair: Jonathan Roth (San Jose State University)

Michael F. Quinn (University of Washington): “Outside the phalanx: the hoplite experience and Thucydides’ narrative of the Athenian expedition to Sicily”

Kurt Raaflaub (Brown University): “Thinking about peace in the ancient world: why Greece?”

Christopher Fuhrmann (University of North Texas): “Pacata atque quieta: the limits of self-help and self-regulation in the Roman empire”

12.45-14.00 - Lunch break

14.00-16.00 - Does Roman private law have a scholarly future?
Organizer: Bruce W. Frier (University of Michigan)

Bruce W. Frier (University of Michigan): Introduction

Paul du Plessis (Edinburgh University): "Primum vivere, deinde philosophari"

Noel Lenski (University of Colorado): "Superficies solo cedit: Classics as a foundation for the teaching of Roman Law"

Dennis Kehoe (Tulane University): "Can Roman Private Law be used for Ancient History? (If not, I'm in big trouble)"

Thomas A. J. McGinn (Vanderbilt University): Response

16.00-16.20 - Coffee break

16.20-17.20 - The East in the West
Chair: Erich Gruen (UC Berkeley)

P. Sidney Horky (University of Southern California): “The ‘Orphic’ gold tablets: Near Eastern and Egyptian resonances”

Denise Demetriou (Michigan State University): “What is an emporion? A reassessment”

17.30-18.15 - Business meeting

18.15- Reception & Dinner

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