“Re-Thinking Globalisation in the Ancient World”: International conference to be hosted at UWTSD Lampeter


An international multidisciplinary conference that aims to explore approaches to the theme of ‘globalisation’ across the ancient world will be held at UWTSD’s Lampeter campus next month.  

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Entitled “Re-Thinking Globalisation in the Ancient World” up to 30 academic experts from Asia, Europe, South and North America will visit Ceredigion to present papers and take part in discussions at the three-day event.    Keynote speakers at the conference include Professor Mark Horton from the University of Bristol and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Germany and Professor Michael Sommer from Universität Oldenburg.  

Conference organiser and Senior Lecturer in Roman History and Archaeology at UWTSD Associate Professor Ralph Häussler said:

“We’re very much looking forward to hosting this conference and welcoming so many distinguished experts in the field to Lampeter - it truly is a 'global' conference.  The purpose of the conference is to provide new insights into cross-cultural interactions and responses in inter-connected and entangled regions of the ancient world.

Methodological issues relating to the theme of ‘globalisation’ will be analysed in different contexts, notably the application of this concept in different regions and different periods of the ancient world.  In the 21st century ‘Globalisation’ is a buzzword for our interconnected and fast-moving modern times. But globalisation is not new. Already 2,000 - 3,000 years ago, we can identify comparable developments, like an ever increasing inter-dependency between distant regions of the ancient world.  Nowadays, the concept of ‘globalisation’ and of a cosmopolitan society has come under increasing scrutiny for contemporary society. Therefore the study of globalisation with regards to the ancient world will enable us to place this modern debate within a wider historical framework.  Everybody is welcome to come along and take part in what promises to be a fascinating discussion.”

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The Conference will start at 8:30am on the 8th May and come to a close at midday on the 10th May 2018.  For further information please visit http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/humanities-performingarts/re-thinking-globalisation-in-the-ancient-world/ or the Conference Facebook page  - @globallampeter.  You’re also welcome to contact Associate Professor Ralph Häussler (R.Haeussler@uwtsd.ac.uk) if you have any further questions.   

Further Information

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