CONFERENCES

 

 

International conferences (organizer)

[with Michael E. Smith and Marc van de Mieroop] Conference on city-state and empire in Mesoamerica, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, fall 2016 (n preparation)

[with Bernhard Palme and Peer Vries] Stanford Europe Center conference on inequality, Vienna (Austria), September 10-12, 2015 (in preparation)

‘The future of ORBIS’, Department of Classics and Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, February 15-16, 2013

[with William Harris, Susan Alcock, Wilfried Nippel and Robin Osborne] ‘Crossing boundaries: ancient history explores its future’, Columbia University, New York, NY, April 20-21, 2012, and Cambridge University, Cambridge (UK), December 12-13, 2012

[with John Bodel] ‘Being nobody? Understanding slavery 30 years after Slavery and social death, Brown University, Providence, RI, April 13-15, 2012, and University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, September 29, 2013

[with Peter Turchin, Carl Coon, Jerry Lieberman and Josiah Ober] ‘An evolutionary approach to the twin problems of failed states and nation-building’, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, December 2-4, 2011

[with Andrew Monson] Beliefs, markets, and empires: understanding mechanisms of integration in early societies’, New York University Abu Dhabi Institute, Abu Dhabi (UAE), March 6-7, 2011

[with Andrew Monson] ‘Fiscal regimes and the political economy of early states’, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, May 27-29, 2010

[with Josiah Ober et al.] ‘The emergence of cooperation’, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, May 21-22, 2010

[with Grant Parker] ‘Inscribed lives’, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, May 9, 2009

[with Mark Lewis and Ian Morris] ‘The First Great Divergence: China and Europe, 300-800 CE’, Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Colloquium, Departments of Classics and History, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, April 6-7, 2008

‘State power and social control in ancient China and Rome’, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, March 17-19, 2008

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

[with Mark Lewis and Joseph Manning] ‘Institutions of empire: comparative perspectives on ancient Chinese and Mediterranean history’, Social Science History Institute et al., Stanford University, Stanford, CA, May 13-14, 2005

[with Richard Saller] ‘The Cambridge economic history of the Greco-Roman world’, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge (UK), September 7-9, 2002

[with Ian Morris] ‘Ancient empires II’, Social Science History Institute, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, May 21-22, 2001

[with Ian Morris] ‘Empire and exploitation in the ancient Mediterranean’, Social Science History Institute, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, May 26-27, 2000

‘Comparative approaches to ancient slavery’ (Second Finley Colloquium on Ancient Social and Economic History), Darwin College, Cambridge (UK), July 16-17, 1999

‘Population size and demographic structure in the ancient world’ (First Finley Colloquium on Ancient Social and Economic History), Darwin College, Cambridge (UK), May 23-24, 1997

 

 

Conference sessions (organizer)

[with Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer] ‘Classics and reaction: modern China confronts the ancient West’, Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Chicago, IL, January 4, 2014

‘New perspectives in Darwinian history’, Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Berlin (Germany), July 23, 2004

‘Ancient economic history for the 21st century’, Annual Meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians, Ann Arbor, MI, May 8, 2004

‘Comparative approaches to the study of ancient and pre-modern states’, European Social Science History Conference, Berlin (Germany), March 24, 2004

[with Ian Morris] ‘Ancient history as a social science’, Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, San Francisco, CA, January 4, 2004

‘Comparative approaches to the economy of the Roman empire’, 26th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, IL, November 16, 2001