News and Events

Entangled Pasts and Presents: Temporal Interactions and Knowledge Production in the Study of Hellenistic Central Asia. Fourth Conference of the Hellenistic Central Asia Research Network.

University of Freiburg, 28-30 May, 2020 (Postponed) https://hellenisticfareast.wordpress.com/conference-2020/.

Стеклянные сосуды из памятников Восточного Кавказа 1 в. до н.э. – 4 в. н.э. [Glass vessels from the eastern Caucasus, 1st c. BCE–4th c. CE]

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31st Meeting of Krupnov’s Circle for the Study of the North Caucasus, Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan, Russia. 20-26th April, 2020 (Postponed).

Torbulok. In search of the rituals at a Hellenistic sanctuary in ancient Bactria

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FrACAS: Freiburg Ancient Central Asia Seminar, organised in cooperation with the BaSaR Project and the Department of Ancient History, University of Freiburg. 10 February, 2020, KG I, Walser-Bibliothek 1187, 18:00 c.t. See: https://www.altegeschichte.uni-freiburg.de/AKT/FrACAS_Ankuendigung.

Speaker: Dr. Gunvor Lindström (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut)

The dual faces of Swat in Late Antiquity: urban models and religious competition

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FrACAS: Freiburg Ancient Central Asia Seminar, organised in cooperation with the BaSaR Project and the Department of Ancient History, University of Freiburg. 3 February, 2020, Walser-Bibliothek 1187, 18:00 c.t. See: https://www.altegeschichte.uni-freiburg.de/AKT/FrACAS_Ankuendigung.

Speaker: Dr. Elisa Iori (Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien, Erfurt)

The answer to all of our questions? The potentials and limitations of die studies of ‘Indo-Greek’ coins

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FrACAS: Freiburg Ancient Central Asia Seminar, organised in cooperation with the BaSaR Project and the Department of Ancient History, University of Freiburg. KG I. 20 January, 2020, Walser-Bibliothek 1187, 18:00 c.t. See: https://www.altegeschichte.uni-freiburg.de/AKT/FrACAS_Ankuendigung.

Speaker: Gunnar Dumke (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)

Nisa – Mithradatkert. Thirty years of Italian archaeological research in Old Nisa (Turkmenistan)

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FrACAS: Freiburg Ancient Central Asia Seminar, organised in cooperation with the BaSaR Project and the Department of Ancient History, University of Freiburg. 13 January, 2020, KG I, Walser-Bibliothek 1187, 18:00 c.t. See: https://www.altegeschichte.uni-freiburg.de/AKT/FrACAS_Ankuendigung.

Speaker: Dr. Jacopo Bruno (Italian-Turkmen Archaeological Expedition in Old Nisa)

Cultural inbetweenness across central Eurasia: Paradoxes of Hellenism and the search for a new approach

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FrACAS: Freiburg Ancient Central Asia Seminar, organised in cooperation with the BaSaR Project and the Department of Ancient History, University of Freiburg. 9 December, 2019, KG I, Walser-Bibliothek 1187, 18:00 c.t. See: https://www.altegeschichte.uni-freiburg.de/AKT/FrACAS_Ankuendigung.

Speaker: Dr. Milinda Hoo (Department of Ancient History, University of Freiburg)

Khalchayan and historical links to the numismatic, archaeological and iconographical evidence in Central Asia: some suggestions for chronology

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Part of FrACAS series at the Seminar für Alte Geschichte, 2 December, 2019.

Which forms of exchange? Connections between Yuezhi-Kushan Central Asia and Han China seen through the Begram lacquerwares

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Zhang Qian and His World: Workshop on Ancient Chinese and Central Asian Relations, Fudan University, Shanghai, 23-24 November, 2019.

Speaker: Lauren Morris

Mountainous Borderlands and Territorial Control in the Late Iron Age Near East

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Annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, San Diego, CA. 22 November, 2019.

My kingdom for a camel. Serving the satrap (or not) in Achaemenid Bactria

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FrACAS: Freiburg Ancient Central Asia Seminar, organised in cooperation with the BaSaR Project and the Department of Ancient History, University of Freiburg. 18 November, 2019, KG I, Walser-Bibliothek 1187, 18:00 c.t. See: https://www.altegeschichte.uni-freiburg.de/AKT/FrACAS_Ankuendigung.

Speaker: Marco Ferrario (Department of Ancient History, University of Freiburg)

More than a crossroad: current research on ancient Central Asia, with remarks on the Begram hoard (Afghanistan)

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FrACAS: Freiburg Ancient Central Asia Seminar, organised in cooperation with the BaSaR Project and the Department of Ancient History, University of Freiburg. 11 November, 2019, KG I, Walser-Bibliothek 1187, 18:00 c.t. See: https://www.altegeschichte.uni-freiburg.de/AKT/FrACAS_Ankuendigung.

Speaker: Lauren Morris

BaSaR’s first international conference, Economies of the Edge: Frontier Zone Processes at Regional, Imperial, and Global Scales (300 BCE- 300 CE)

We are happy to announce the first International Conference of the BaSaR project to take place in Freiburg, Germany from 19th – 21st September 2019.

 

see further under Conference

Title: Konnektivitäten und Konsum in der Kuschanzeit: ein Wiederbesuch des Begram Hortes (Afghanistan)

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Forschungskolloquium der Alten Geschichte, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, 9 July, 2019.

Speaker: Lauren Morris

Forts and Rural Economic Landscapes on the Northern Frontier

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Presents at the impact of Empire on the Roman Landscapes. The 14th workshop of the network Impact of Empire in Mainz, Germany between the 12th and 15th of June 2019.

Beyond Trade: The Transmission of Commodities in China and Central Asia (3rd c. BCE-3rd c. CE)

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(Department of Sinology, LMU Munich), 7 Feb 2019, 9.30-11.30, Bismarckallee 22, 3rd floor.  Prof. Dr. Armin Selbitschka at the Department of Sinology, LMU Munich

Along the New Silk Road: Towards a Multi-Perspective Ethnography of Capitalisms, Urbanities and Personal Encounters in-between China and Europe

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(Department of Ethnology, Universität Freiburg),  17 Jan. 2019, 10-12 h; Bismarckalle 22, 3rd floor. Philip Schröder at the University of Freiburg

Ecologies of Empire: Environment and Imperiogenesis in the Ancient World

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(Institute of Classical Studies, London), 19 Dec. 2018, 18-20 h, Universität Freiburg, KG I, HS 1015. Professor Dr. Greg Woolf at the Institute of Classical Studies, London

Recent research on the economy of Hellenistic Babylonia

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(Université de Lorraine, Nancy 2), 11. Dez. 2018, 15.30-17.30, Bismarckallee 22, 3rd floor.  Prof. Dr. Laetitia Graslin-Thomé at the Université de Lorraine

Mapping Trade in Gallia, Germania and Raetia

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(Luxemburg Center for Contemporary and Digital History), 8 Nov. 2018, 10:00 – 12:00, Bismarckallee 22, 3rd floor. Jan Lotz M.A. at the Luxemburg Center for Contemporary and Digital History

Between the State and His Superior: The Anxiety of Being a Low-Ranked Scribe in the Qin and Han Bureaucratic Hierarchy

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presented at the 22nd biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies, University of Glasgow, 29 August – 1 September

Objects from the Roman Mediterranean in the Begram Hoard: Beyond the Commercial Trade Hypothesis

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24th Conference of the European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art (EASAA), Naples, 2-6 July 2018

Between Command and Market: Credit, Labor and Accounting in the Qin Empire (221-207 B.C.E.)

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University of Freiburg, Department of Ancient History, 16:30-18:00

Reframing Diplomacy and Memory in the Kushan Empire: New Data on the Lacquerwares Excavated at Begram (Afghanistan)

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8th Worldwide Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA), Nanjing 8-11 June 2018

Understanding the central place functions of Roman forts through landscape

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19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology Cologne/Bonn, 9:00 – 16:30

Greco-Roman trade and institutional change in imperial frontier zones (300 BCE to 300 CE)

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19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn, 14:00 – 18:00.

Key Note Address “Archaeology and Ancient History”

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19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn

Co-circulation patterns of Hellenistic, Roman, Arsacid and Local Coins: On the Multiple Economies of Caucasia (ca. 300 BCE- CE 300)

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Coin Circulation in the Ancient Greek World: Mapping and Networks, The Chicago Center in Paris, 17-18 May 2018 Paris.

Indien in Ägypten: Globalhistorische Perspektiven auf die ptolemäische Herrschaftsrepräsentation im hellenistischen Ägypten

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Lecture series „(Proto) Globalisierungsphänomene in Antiken Welten“, University of Innsbruck, 18:00-20:00

Landscapes of commerce: a spatial approach to market systems

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Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology international conference (CAA 2018), Universität Tübingen, 8:15 – 12:15

Comparing ancient European and Indian Empires: How, what and why

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The India International Centre in co-operation with the Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, Delhi 18:30-20:00

Alexander the Great in India: towards a transcultural understanding of cultural encounter

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in The India International Centre in cooperation with the Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, Delhi 18.30-20:00

Discursive Landscapes of the Caucasus: Ancient Histories and Modern Maps

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Center for Ancient Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 18:00 – 20:00

Xiongnu Empire and The Silk Road

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University of Freiburg, Project Centre, 11:00-13:00

Official Opening Event of the Research Project BaSaR at the University of Freiburg

18:00-20:00, followed by a reception

Archaeology in the Archives: New Data from the Hackin Excavations at Begram

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Meeting of the Central Asia Seminar Group, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 12:30 – 13:00.

Hoards from the Hellenistic to Kushan Period: towards some definitions

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Ritual Matters: Archaeology and Religion in Hellenistic Central Asia. Second Meeting of the Hellenistic Central Asia Research Network, Eurasien-Abteilung, DAI, 2-4 November 2017, TOPOI-Haus, Berlin, 13:30-14:00.