Join us for the inaugural workshop of an interdisciplinary three-year project sponsored by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago. Specialists in ancient texts and archaeology from the Oriental Institute and the Department of Classics will work with economists from the Department of Economics and the Booth School of Business, and with several external collaborators, to investigate the applicability to ancient trade of the mathematical and computational methods employed by economists to study modern trade. This project will build on the strengths of the University of Chicago in both economics and ancient studies. We will have biannual workshops and an international conference in the final year of the project to foster interdisciplinary methodological and theoretical discussions about the relationship between social institutions and economic behavior, past and present.
Posted on June 9, 2015