Heads up for a very interesting conference that will be held on Tuesday-Wednesday, 27/28/9/16 at the University of Warsaw (organized by Łukasz Niesiołowski-Spano).
The meeting includes lectures from various scholars dealing with the Levant and the Aegean in the LB/Iron Age transition (and beyond). Quite a few very interesting papers will be given, including the opening paper by yours truly (A. Maeir), on changes in the understanding of who and what the Philistines are in light of recent research.
Should be very interesting!
Here is the schedule (which can be found online here as well):
The Aegean and the Levant at the Turn of the Bronze and Iron Age
27TH SEPTEMBER 2016, UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW
Institute of History, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, room 108, (new building of the Faculty of History)
9:30 Opening Greetings
Aren Maeir (Bar-Ilan University), The Philistines: ‘Things ain’t what they used to be’
Rostislav Oreshko (University of Warsaw), Ahhiyawa – Danu(na) – Palasti(na). Aegean Ethnica in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Light of Old and New Hieroglyphic-Luwian Evidence
Zsolt Simon, (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), What do we really know about the Philistine language?
Ayelet Gilboa (University of Haifa), Foci of Levantine Maritime Trade across the Late Bronze/Iron Age Transition: Sea People, Phoenicians and other Problematic Entities
Jeffrey P. Emanuel, (Harvard University), Warfare or Piracy? Describing and defining naval combat in the Late Bronze-Early Iron Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean
Stefan Yordanov, (Veliko Tarnovo University Sts Cyril and Methodius), Potestary political cultures in change in the times of change: Interactions in Aegean Region and Eastern Mediterranean at the end of the Bronze Age and the beginning of the Iron Age
Alexander Fantalkin (Tel Aviv University), The Goddess of Ekron in the context of Philistine Migration in the Early Iron Age
Alexander V. Safronov, (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow), The letter RS 88.2158 and Egyptian-Ugaritic relations under Sethos II
Mariacarmela Montesanto (University of Liverpool), Aegeans in the Northern Levant? A view from Alalakh
Jan Paul Crielaard (VU University Amsterdam), Hybrid go-betweens: the role of individuals with multiple identities in cross-cultural contacts in the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age Mediterranean
Irad Malkin (Tel Aviv University), Greek women and Greek colonies in the Archaic period
28TH SEPTEMBER 2016, UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW
Vicky Vlachou, (Université libre de Bruxelles – CReA-Patrimoine), New Images, Old Practices? An Imagery of Funerary Rituals and Cult between the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Laszlo Vilmos, (University of Pécs), Pride and prejudice / Piracy and exchange of goods – warriors and craftsmen
Rik Vaessen (independent scholar), An Ionian perspective on Aegeo-Levantine interactions at the end of the second millennium BCE
Sarah C. Murray, (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Imported Objects in the Aegean as Evidence of Elite Interaction: A Flawed Paradigm?
Gunnel Ekroth (Uppsala Universitet), Burn, burn, burn… When, why and how the ancient Greeks performed holocaustic sacrifices
Olga A. Zolotnikova, (University of Athens / Hellenic Open University), Elements of the Syro-Phoenician epic / mythic traditions in the Homeric concept of Zeus
Lech Trzcionkowski (The Jagiellonian University), Tradition and Innovation in the Greek Sacrificial Ritual: Epics and the Prehistory of Ritual in the East Mediterranean Context
Ian Rutherford (University of Reading), Mons Kasios and Early Greek Mythology
Ismail Gezgin (Ege University, Izmir), The Making of Ionian Identity in Asia Minor
Jesse Michael Millek (The University of Tübingen), Destruction and the Cessation of Trade between the Aegean and the Levant at the End of the Late Bronze Age
Francisco Jesús Núñez Calvo (Independent Scholar) The impact of the Sea Peoples in Central Levant. A revision.
17:00 Closing remarks and discussion