December 12, 2017

The Connected Iron Age: Interregional Networks in the Eastern Mediterranean, 900-600 BCE

Organized by Jonathan Hall and James F. Osborne

Franke Institute for the Humanities
Regenstein Library

January 12-13, 2018

The eastern Mediterranean and Near East display an art historical and archaeological record from the Iron Age that includes an astonshing amount of interregional interaction — culturally, materially, and economically. Ancient Mediterranean connectivity is a dynamic subject at the moment, thanks largely to Horden and PUrcell's The Corrupting Sea and Broodbank's The Making of the Middle Sea. But remarkably, despite the ever-growing evidence for connections between the ancient cultures of the eastern Mediterranean during the Iron Age — including the Greeks, Phoenicians, Phrygians, Aramaeans, Urartians, and Assyrians — connectivity during this particular moment has never been properly tackled, and its extent only rarely recognized. In The Connected Iron Age this subject is explored by an array of leading international scholars.

The conference is open to the public. For more information, contact James F. Osborne.