All for One or One for All?

(Re)constructing Identity in the Ancient World


Graduate Student Symposium

Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Bryn Mawr College

October 17 - 18, 1997




Schedule of Events
Abstracts
Papers Submitted
Copyright Statement
Acknowledgments



Schedule of Events

Friday, October 17
8:00 p.m.
Keynote speaker: Lauren Talalay, Kelsey Museum, University of Michigan
Reflections on Identity and Ethnicity in the Ancient World
Reception following

Saturday, October 18
9:00 - 9:05 a.m. Welcome from the organizers

9:05 - 10:30 Session #1: Individual Identity
9:05 - 9:25 William B. Hafford, University of Pennsylvania
The Near Eastern Merchant: Identity in Common Objects?
9:30 - 9:50 Andrew Keetley, Department of Classics, University of Texas, Austin
From Solitude to Solidarity: the Identity of the Individual in De Rerum Natura
9:55 - 10:15 W. Marshall Johnston, Jr., Department of Latin, Bryn Mawr College
Cornelius Nepos' Place in the Literary Movements of the First Century B.C.
10:20 - 10:30 Commentary: Christina Salowey, Hollins College

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 - 12:10 p.m. Session #2: Group Identity
10:45 - 11:05 Yelena Rakic, Department of Art History, University of Pennsylvania
Glyptic Art and Cultural Identity in Third Millennium B.C. Greater Mesopotamia
11:10 - 11:30 E. Kent Webb, Department of History, University of Washington
The Athenian Tyrannicides: Icons of a Democratic Society
11:35 - 11:55 Sarah J. Kielt, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
The Syro-Mesopotamian Origins of Arslantepe's Administrative System
12:00 - 12:10 Commentary: Reinhard Bernbeck, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College

12:10 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 3:20 Session #3: Negotiating Identities
1:30 - 1:50 Matthew Freeman Trundle, History Department, McMaster University
The Greek Mercenary and his Relationship to the Polis
1:55 - 2:15 Anthony Leonardis, Indiana University
The Individual in Sabellian Material Culture of Campania and Lucania: Attempts of
"Half-Breeds" to Assert their Own Identity Against a Dominant Culture
2:20 - 2:40 Lauren Hackworth Petersen, Department of Art History, University of Texas
Elite words and the "silenced" Roman libertinus: reading identity in the House of
L. Caecilius Iucundus in Pompeii (V 1.23)
2:45 - 2:55 Commentary: James C. Wright, Dean of Graduate Arts and Sciences and Professor, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College

2:55 - 3:25 Coffee Break

3:25 - 5:15 Session #4: Modern Identities
3:25 - 3:45 Sarah Lepinski, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
The Modern Construction of the Identity of Semiramis/Sammuramat
3:50 - 4:10 Diana Loren and Emily Stovel, Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University
Approaching a Reconciliation for Ethnic Construction in Archaeology and Identity Politics
4:15 - 4:35 Katharine Woodhouse-Beyer, Department of Anthropology, Brown University
Identity and Transcendence in Russian America: An Archaeological Approach to Identity
in Colonial Contexts
4:40 - 5:00 Minna Canton Duchovnay, Department of Latin, Bryn Mawr College
Framing the Scholar
5:05 - 5:15 Commentary: A.A. Donohue, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College

5:15 - 5:35 Closing Comments: Lauren Talalay, Kelsey Museum, University of Michigan

6:00 Dinner for symposium participants



Copyright Statement



Acknowledgments

The Graduate Student Symposium Committee would like to express their special thanks to the following persons: Stella Miller-Collett, chair of the department, has offered her encouragement and support, financial and otherwise, as has Jim Wright, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Eileen Markson, Head Librarian of the beautiful new Rhys Carpenter Library, has likewise encouraged the project and graciously extended to us the use of these wonderful new facilities. Thanks also to Mary Campo and Pam Cohen, department secretaries, for their organization and patience. We especially thank Chris Dietrich, who generously donated his time and skill in the design of printed conference materials. Finally, we thank incoming Bryn Mawr College president Nancy Vickers for her enthusiasm and support.

The Graduate Student Symposium Committee
Mireille Lee
Susan Allen
Deborah Brown
Margarita Gleba
Marie Goodwin
W. Marshall Johnston
Sarah Kielt
Sarah Lepinski
Juliana Sanders
Victoria Tsoukala

For more information on the 1997 symposium, please send a message to
Mireille Lee. For information on upcoming symposiums, please visit the University of Pennsylvania's website at http://www.sas.upenn.edu/anthro/grad/symposium/index.html.

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