Historical Narratives and Memorialization of Collective Violence in Antiquity
In light of worldwide developments relating to Covid-19, the conference "Historical Narratives and Memoralization of Collective Violence in Antiquity," originally planned to be held in Basel on September 2–4, was restructured into a weekly webinar.
The papers presented in the webinar, alongside several additional invited papers, will be published in a volume entitled Collective Violence and Memory in the Ancient Mediterranean in the series "Culture and History of the Ancient Near East" (Brill).
9/24 Stephen Germany (Basel): Memorializing Saul’s Wars in Samuel and Chronicles
10/1 Izak Cornelius (Stellenbosch): “Memories of Violence” in the Material Imagery of Karkemish, Zincirli and Tell Halaf
10/8 Nathan Arrington (Princeton): Material Responses to Collective Violence in Classical Athens
10/15 Maria Brosius (Toronto): Violence Exacted and Violence Suffered: From the Persian King’s Perspective to that of the Enemies of the Empire
10/29 Helge Bezold (Basel): Fighting Annihilation – The Justification of Collective Violence in the Book of Esther and Beyond
11/5 Julia Rhyder (Basel): Hellenizing Hanukkah: War Commemoration in 1 and 2 Maccabees
11/12 Simon Lentzsch (Bochum): The Darkest Hour (?): Military Defeats during the Second Punic War in Roman Memory Culture
11/19 Jessica Clark (Florida State University): Rebellious Narratives, Repeat Engagements, and Roman Historiography
12/3 Antonio Loprieno (Basel): Israel’s Violence in Egypt’s Memory
12/10 Damien Agut-Labordère (CNRS/Paris): Real Fights or Comic Mockery? The Nature of Violence in the Battles of the Inaros Cycle