Milinda Hoo

Milinda Hoo is a global and ancient historian specialized in globalization and Hellenism across central Eurasia (Central and West Asia). Her research interests include globalization, localism, inbetweenness, and cross-cultural relations in the history and archaeology of the Eurasian world region. She earned her PhD at Kiel University within the Graduate School ‘Human Development in Landscapes’ in 2018. Combining ancient history, archaeology, historiography, and globalization research, her dissertation develops a new theoretical approach focused on translocalism to conceptualize Hellenism and cultural inbetweenness across Eurasia in the Hellenistic period (forthcoming 2020, Orients et Occidens).
Since 2018, she is employed as assistant professor at the University of Freiburg and an associate member of the BaSaR work group.


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Ai Khanum in the face of Eurasian globalization

This paper reassesses the material culture of Ai Khanum, the most
important site of Hellenistic-period Bactria, from a translocal
globalisation approach. While ‘Hellenism’ is a commonly cited
explanation for cultural change in what is often referred to as ‘The Far
East’, it begs the question how particular cultural elements were used
and perceived socially on