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Globalisation Workshop

  • CCANESA, Level 4, Madsen Building (F09) University of Sydney Camperdown NSW Australia (map)

The process of globalisation began in deep antiquity, arguably as early as the first hominid migrations out of Africa. Throughout prehistory, and into the historic periods, it is manifest in a rich range of interactions, technology transfers and movements of peoples and ideas. This workshop aims to draw together scholars within the CCANESA community and other guest speakers to address some of the wide and varied aspects of globalisation in antiquity.


10.00 Alison Betts: Globalisation in Antiquity

10.30 Joseph Lehner: Globalisation and Environment at the Edge of States: The Local Impact of Metal Trade in Southeast Arabia

11.00 James Flexner: A Polynesian World System? Contacts and Exchanges in the Ancient Pacific

11.30 Michael Spate: Reconstructing Pastoralist Ecology in Inner Asian mountains: A case study from Kashmir

12.00 – 1.00 Lunch

1.00 Dustin McKenzie: Landscape, Identity, and Empire in the Roman Strait of Messana

1.30 David Wilson: The Kushans and the emergence of the Silk Roads

2.00 Mumtaz Yatoo: Kashmiri Neolithic and their Frontiers – Understanding Northern Neolithic Complex

2.30 Ray Laurence: A Roman Empire, 26,000 Epitaphs, and Patterns in Need of Explanations

3.00 Tea Break

3.20 Shana Zaia (Moderator): Panel Discussion

4.00 Close

Presented by the Department of Archaeology, University of Sydney

A light lunch will be provided to all registered attendees.

Time and date: 10 am – 4 pm, Friday 24 May 2019

Location: CCANESA, Level 4 Madsen Building (F09), University of Sydney

Registration essential by 6pm, Friday 17 May: Prof. Alison Betts at (93512090).