International Conference: Roman Port Societies through the evidence of inscriptions

The British School at Rome 29th and 30th January 2015

Organized by Pascal Arnaud and Simon Keay as part of the ERC Advanced Grant funded Rome’s Mediterranean Ports Project in conjunction with the British School at Rome

Draft Programme

Thursday 29th January 2015

9.00-9.05
Introduction and Welcome: Professor Christopher Smith (Director of the BSR)

9.05-9.20
The Portuslimen Project: Simon Keay (BSR and Southampton)

9.20-9.55
Introduction to the Conference: Pascal Arnaud (University Lumière-Lyon2 and Institut Universitaire de France)

9.55-10.00
Questions

Theme 1

Cosmopolitanism, its forms, its institutional organization (foreign civic sanctuaries, stationes, and civic or provincial identities), and its role in port-based activities

10.00-10.40am
“Orientali” a Delo e a Puteoli: modi di organizzazione e di integrazione sociali::Dirk Steurnagel (University of Regensburg, Germany)

Coffee: 10.40-11.10

11.10-11.50am
Religious Identity, the Imperial Cult, and Roman Inter-Community Trade Taco Terpstra (Northwestern University USA)

11.50-12.30pm
Living like a Cosmopolitan? A Tale of Port Cities from the Iberian Peninsula Sabine Panzram (University of Hamburg)

12.30-12.45 pm
Moderator: Federico De Romanis (University of Viterbo, Italy)

12.45-1.00pm
Theme Questions and Discussion (led by Moderator)

Lunch: 1.00-2.00pm

Theme 2

Social interaction : the collegia, the copora, civil and Imperial administration, upper classes

2.00-2.40pm
Roman port societies and their collegia: Differences and Similarities between the associations of Ostia and Ephesos: Dorothea Rohde (University of Bielefeld, Germany)

2.40-3.20pm
The Boatmen and their Corpora in the Great Ports of the Western Mediterranean: Nicholas Tran (University of Nantes, France)

3.20-4.00pm
Porto e commercio marittimo a Puteoli: Giuseppe Camodeca (University of Naples L’Orientale, Italy)

Tea: 4.00-4.30

4.30-4.45
Moderator: (to be confirmed) Fausto Zevi (University Roma La Sapienza)

4.45-5.15
Theme Questions and Discussion (led by Moderator)

Rinfresco in the Lobby of the BSR: 6.00pm onwards

Dinner: 8.00pm

Friday 30th January 2015

Theme 3

Sociology and the social legibility of the merchants, the ship-owners and the other key actors in port life: 

9.00-9.40am
Les acteurs juridiques de la vie portuaire: Jean-Jacques Aubert (University of Neuchatel, Switzerland)

9.40-10.20am
Ports, routes et trafics: l’apport de l’épigraphie: Michel Christol (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

10.20-11.00am
Métiers portuaires et hiérarchies sociales. Étude comparée à partir des inscriptions d’Arles, Narbonne, Lyon, Ostie-Portus etAquilée: Hélene Rougier (University of Aix-Marseille, France)

Coffee: 11.00-11.30am

11.30am-11.45am
Moderator: André Tchernia (Centre Camille Jullian, Université d’Aix-Marseille, France)

11.45-12.15pm
Theme Questions and Discussion (led by Moderator)

Lunch: 1.00-2.00pm

Theme 4

The character and structure of commercial networks and the role of the categories of performers within them

2.00-2.40pm
Firms, family, friends, guilds: how open were Roman trade networks ? : Koen Verboven (University of Ghent, Belgium) 

2.40-3.20pm
La société de l’entrepôt: Catherine Virlouvet (Director EFR and Centre Camille Jullian, Université d’Aix Marseille)

3.20-4.00pm
La société portuaire de Narona: Marc Mayer (University of Barcelona)

Tea: 4.00-4.30pm

4.30-4.45pm
Moderator: José Remesal Rodríguez (Director CEIPAC, University of Barcelona)

4.45-5.15pm
Theme Discussion and Questions (led by Moderator)

Concluding Overviews

5.15-5.45pm
Nicholas Purcell (Brasenose College, University of Oxford)

5.45-6.15pm
Concluding Discussion

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