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Seminars

25 May 2017 Start
27 May 2017 End
UK Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Hope Park Square, Edinburgh EH8 9NW

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The causes of conflict in ancient history and historiography

May 25-27, 2017

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities of the University of Edinburgh are happy to announce the workshop ‘The causes of conflict in ancient history and historiography’, held from 25 to 27 May 2017 at the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Hope Park Square, Edinburgh EH8 9NW.

The workshop is the product of a collaboration with the international research group ‘Aitia / Aitiai: Le lien causal dans la pensée antique : origines, formes, transformations’, in partnership with the Centre Léon Robin, the CNRS and the Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia.

Workshop programme

25 May 2017

5.10-6.40pm
Keynote Lecture
Sarah Brown Ferrario (Catholic Univesity of America): Historical Agency and the ‘Great Man’

6.40-7.30pm
Drink Reception

7.30pm
Dinner at a local restaurant

26 May 2017

10-10.30am
Registration

Chair: Carlo Natali (Venezia)

10.30-11.30am
Cristina Viano (CNRS, Paris) and Catherine Darbo-Peschanski (CNRS, Paris): Eris: a political emotion?

11.30-12am
Coffee break

12-1am
Mirko Canevaro (Edinburgh): Aristotle, stasis and institutional change in Athenian democracy

1-2pm
Lunch

Chair: Douglas Cairns (Edinburgh)

2-3pm
Andrew Erskine (Edinburgh): Changes of Fortune: Polybius and the Transformation of Greece

3-3.30pm
Coffee break

3.30-4.30pm
Benjamin Gray (Edinburgh): Changing Approaches to Conflict and Reconciliation in Later Hellenistic Cities

4.30-5.30pm
Nicolas Wiater (St Andrews): Debating causes through history: the controversy about the causes of the Second Punic War from Fabius Pictor to Appian

7.30pm
Dinner at a local restaurant

27 May 2017

Chair: Jean-Louis Labarrière (CNRS, Paris)

10-11am
Marco Enrico (Genova): θεοῦ παράγοντος: responsabilité humaine et action divine dans les Guerres civiles d’Appien

11-11.30am
Coffee break

11.30-12.30am
Francesca Gazzano (Genova): May flattery be a cause of war? The people and the commander in Plutarch’s Greek Lives

12.30am-1pm
Final discussion

1pm
Lunch

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