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Economies of the Edge

Frontier Zone Processes at Regional, Imperial, and Global Scales (300 BCE – 300 CE)

19th – 21st September 2019

Thursday, 19th September


13:00 – 13:30

Political Power and Economies I

Mark Altaweel (University College London)

Revolutionizing a World: From Small States to Universalism in the Pre-Islamic Near East
13:30 – 14:15

K. Rajan (Pondicherry University)

Emergence of Empires and Economies: Experiencing Early Historic South India
14:15 – 15:00

Chair: Eli Weaverdyck

Coffee break

15:00 – 15:45

Political Power and Economies II

Maxim Korolkov (Heidelberg University)

The Southern Contact Zone, Empire Building, and Economic Change in the Eastern Zhou, Qin, and Han Eras (ca. 500 BCE – 300 CE)
15:45 – 16:30

Shailendra Bhandare (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)

Money in Liminal Times: Coin Circulation at the End of the Indo-Greek Kingdom
17:15 – 18:00

Chair: Kathrin Leese-Messing

Friday, 20th September

Nodes: Ports and Border Markets I

Miguel John Versluys (Leiden University)

Network Power? Object Flows and Innovation in Hellenistic Eurasia
9:00 – 9:45

Sören Stark (ISAW, New York University)

Between Desert and Oasis: Border Markets and their Role in Economic Networks in Southwestern Central Asia
9:45 – 10:30

Chair: Milinda Hoo

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:15

Nodes: Ports and Border Markets II

Stefan Hauser (University of Konstanz)

The Arsacid Center of Trade: Charax Spasinou, Capital of Mesene
11:15 – 12:00

Steven E. Sidebotham (University of Delaware) and Marianne Bergmann (University of Göttingen)

Sculptural Finds as a Reflection of the Cosmopolitan Life at Berenike: A Ptolemaic-Roman Port on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt
12:00 – 12:45

Chair: Lara Fabian

Lunch break

12:45 – 14:00

Links: People in Motion I

Paul Kosmin (Harvard University)

Trading Values: The Southern Sea as Merchant Space
14:00 – 14:45

Federico de Romanis (Tor Vergata University of Rome)

Translata Pecunia: The Use of Roman Coins on the Other Side of the Indian Ocean
14:45 – 15:30

Chair: Sitta von Reden

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:15

Links: People in Motion II

Eivind Heldaas Seland (University of Bergen)

Water, Climate and Connectivity in the Roman-Period Syrian Desert
16:15 – 17:00

Chair: Razieh Taasob

Saturday, 21st September

Centers and Peripheries

Andrew Bauer (Stanford University)

(Re)placing the ‘Hinterland’:  Perspectives on Empire and Indian Ocean Trade from the Early Historic Interior Deccan
9:30 – 10:15

Luca M. Olivieri (ISMEO Italian Archaeological Mission in Pakistan)

Double-Crop Pocket Zones and Empires: The Case of Swat
10:15 – 11:00

Chair: Mamta Dwivedi

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30

Inter-imperial Exchange I

Marek Olbrycht (University of Rzeszów)

The Parthian Empire and the Long-Distance Trade in the Caspian Basin
11:30 – 12:30

Chair: Razieh Taasob

Lunch break

12:30 – 14:00

Inter-imperial Exchange II

Joe Cribb (British Museum)

The Sino-Kharoshthi Coinage of Khotan: Cultural and Political Links between Gandhara and Xinjiang, First to Second Century CE
14:00 – 14:45

Armin Selbitschka (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich)

Versus the Silk Trade Myth: The Movement of Luxury Goods in China and Chinese Central Asia (Third Century BCE to Third Century CE)
14:45 – 15:30

Chair: Lauren Morris