The Oxford Centre for Phoenician and Punic Studies (Octopus) is hosting two workshops, namely the UK Punic Network annual graduate work-in-progress seminar and the workshop on the occasion of a new publication on ‘The Tophet in the Phoenician Mediterranean’.
– 10.30-11.45 Session I
Sienna Kang (Stanford, Patterns of State Formation in the Early Iron Age Levant
Carlos Cabrera Tejedor (Oxford), Marrazon I: an Iron Age shipwreck from Spain
– 11.45-12.00 Coffee
– 12.00-1.00 Short Research Presentations
Colin Ash (Calgary): Hannibal’s impact on Italy
Jane Ainsworth (Leicester): Herakles in the Roman Empire
Karl Cachia (Malta): Phoenician Mortuary Practice in the Early Days of Western Expansion
Andrea Perugini (Gent): The Pottery from Uzita
Laurens Jansen (Bristol): Phoenician colonization of the Central Western Mediterranean
– 1.00-2.00 Lunch
– 2.00-3.15 Session II
Gabriella Sciortino (Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona|), Phoenicians and Greeks in Archaic Sicily
Johannes Gilhaus (Bochum), The Necropolis of Monte Luna in the region of Trexenta (Sardinia)
– 3.30-4.00 Tea
The publication of a new collection of essays on the tophet offers an opportunity to move beyond the old question of whether the Carthaginians sacrificed their children to new ideas, problems, debates and discussion. The discussion will include interventions from: Paolo Xella (ISMA, Rome), Nicholas Purcell (Oxford), Brien Garnand (Harvard/Gent), Scott Scullion (Oxford), Valentina Melchiorri (Tübingen), Jo Quinn (Oxford), Adriano Orsingher (Rome/Oxford) and Wilfred Watson (Durham).
– 6.00-7.00 Launch Party for The Tophet in the Phoenician Mediterranean
RSVP by 12pm on March 7 , 2014 through email.