Wednesday, May 25, 2011

CFP: Ancient Carthage – Models of Cultural Contact

Call for papers (deadline Tuesday 31 May 2011)

for an international conference at Durham
(Apologies for cross-posting)


Friday 5 – Saturday 6 August 2011

The aim of this networking project is to address the Carthaginian-Phoenician nexus in the wider Mediterranean context from the 9th century BCE to the fall of Carthage to Rome in 146 BCE, as well as the rediscovery and
reception of Carthage and her Phoenician motherland from the 18th century.

This international conference, building on workshops already held at Durham, will adopt a cross-disciplinary approach going beyond word-based evidence (whether archival, epigraphic or literary) to gain a clearer picture of this complex and significant culture, drawing upon current archaeological work and upon the findings of epigraphy and linguistics. As well as in Tunisia itself, archaeology and a range of relevant disciplines are practised
throughout the Mediterranean world, from Italy, Spain and Greece, via Cyprus and the North African lands, to the Middle East and beyond.

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