Biweekly Colloquia: "Complex Connections in the Iron Age Mediterranean"

Oct 23, 2023 from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM

Olshausenstraße 40, R. 13

Tamar Hodos - University of Sydney

"Complex Connections in the Iron Age Mediterranean"
Mobility and connectivity have been key features of human experience of the Mediterranean from earliest times. Scholarship has maintained a particular interest in the complex social, political and economic connections between Mediterranean communities, often using their understanding of these past interactions and relationships as parallels for more contemporary lived experiences. Our interpretations of the relationships between groups and regions have therefore shifted from colonial to postcolonial perspectives over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries. This presentation charts the evolution of our understanding of the complex connections between communities during the Mediterranean’s Iron Age, the precursor to the era of the Classical world. It considers common approaches today and reflects upon more effective means of presenting their utility not only for our understanding of the past, but also for our present.

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