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The “Self” and the “Other” – The Construction and Perception of “Otherness” in Late Antiquity

November 23 – 25, 2016

Wednesday, November 23

05:00 – 06:00 pm Registration and Welcome (Leibnizstraße 1, Room 105a)  
06:00 – 07:30 pm


Opening of the Workshop (Olshausenstraße 75, HS2)

Keynote Lecture by Prof. Dr. Jan Willem Drijvers “Huns, Jews and Other Others in the Late Roman World”

08:00 pm Dinner at “Am Posthorn” in Kronshagen

Thursday, November 24

08:30 – 09:00 am Registration and Coffee (Leibnizstraße 3; 2nd floor)
09:00 – 09:40 am Theoretical Perspectives on ‘Otherness’

(Chair: Dr. Filippo Carlà)

Conceptual Exploratory Devices and Research on situated Practices vs. Grand Theories and Definitions of Identity (Gheorghe Alexandru Niculescu, Institute of Archaeology of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest)
09:40 – 10:20 am Defining the ‘Self’ and the ‘Other’ in Late Antique Epistolography in Gaul (Veronika Egetenmeyr, CAU Kiel)
10:20 – 10:40 am COFFEE BREAK (Leibnizstraße 3; 2nd floor)
10:40 – 11:20 am Becoming a Soldier, Becoming a Roman? The (Re-) Definition of the Military Masculinity in the Late Roman West (Vedran Bileta, Central European University Budapest)
11:20 – 12:00 am The ‘Self’ and the ‘Other’ in Archaeological Records and Objects

(Prof. Dr. Stefan Feuser)


Problematizing ‘Otherness’ in Early Anglo-Saxon Archaeology (James Harland, York University)
12:00 – 01:20 pm LUNCH BREAK (Mensa II)
01:20 – 02:00 pm Humiliation and Animalization of the ‘Other’ in Late Imperial Representations (Marco Vitale, Universität Zürich)
02:00 – 02:40 pm Depicting Barbarians on Roman Coins (Filippo Carlà-Uhink; University of Exeter)
02:40 – 03:00 pm COFFEE BREAK (Leibnizstraße 3; 2nd floor)
03:00 – 03:40 pm Depicting the ‘Other’; Part I

(Chair: Professor Dr. Hilmar Klinkott)

Tacitus on Parthians, Ammianus on Persians: Constructing the Other (Fuad Alidoust, Universität Hamburg)
03:40 – 04:20 pm Perception and Exploitation of Otherness in Jerome’s Epistulae (Angela Kinney, Universität Wien)
04:20 – 04:40 pm COFFEE BREAK (Leibnizstraße 3; 2nd floor)
04:40 – 05:20 pm Internal Others in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (Danuta Shanzer; Universität Wien)
07:00 pm Conference Dinner at Jack’s Kitchen (Westring 399, 24118 Kiel) (not confirmed yet)

Friday, November 25

08:30 – 09:00 am Registration and Coffee (Leibnizstraße 3; 2nd floor)
09:00 – 09:40 am Depicting the ‘Other’; Part II

(Chair: Veronika Egetenmeyr)

Rome and the other side: The Germani and their long afterlife (Roland Steinacher, Freie Universität Berlin)
09:40 – 10:20 am The geography of Otherness: barbaries and barbaricum in Sidonius Apollinaris’ works (Sara Fascione, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3)
10:20 – 10:40 am COFFEE BREAK (Leibnizstraße 3; 2nd floor)
10:40 – 11:20 am Depicting the ‘Self’

(Chair: Prof. Dr. Annette Haug)

False Advertising? : Roman Portraits and Roman Identity in the Villas of Late-Antique Novempopulania (Sara Beckmann, University of Pennsylvania)
11:20 – 12:00 am Iactantia avara laudis multum decoquit de pudore. ‘Self-Fashioning’ of the Roman Senatorial Aristocracy in the Letters of Symmachus (Andreas Abele, Universität Tübingen)
12:00 – 12:40 pm SHORT LUNCH BREAK (Leibnizstraße 3; 2nd floor)
12:40 – 13:20 pm Alterity, Identity, Performativity. The Gallo-Roman Aristocracy in the Letters of Sidonius Apollinaris (Hendrik Hess, Universität Bonn)

Workshop Venue: Leibnizstraße 1, Room 105a