Wednesday 29 June 2016

The programme is provisional and may be subject to change.
8.30am Registration

Welcome and Key Note Address
Edward Harris (Durham): Professions and Occupations in classical Greece


Panel 1 - Professions in Ancient Greece: Surveys and Methodology (Chair: Doug Lee) 

  • David Lewis (Edinburgh): Occupational hazards: prolegomena to the study of the division of labour in classical Athens
  • Edmund Stewart (Nottingham): Defining an ancient profession: the case of the poetic profession in classical Athens
11am Refreshments and Registration

Panel 2 - The law and Rhetoric (Chair: David Lewis)

  • Brenda Griffith Williams (UCL): Logography in classical Athens: an embryonic legal profession?
  • Amedeo Raschieri (Milan): Rhetoric as a Skilled Labour and the Definition of Professionalism in Quintilian's Institutio oratoria
 1pm Lunch

Panel 3 - Professionalism and Technology (Chair: Ben Russell)

  • Marek Verčík (Munich): Sons of Hephaestus: blacksmiths within ancient Greek society
  • Nadja Melko (Zurich): The ‘master disaster’: Technical Knowledge and the case of a Roman pottery workshop on Lake Zurich
  • Jordi Pérez González (Barcelona): The expertise of specialists: formulas used by Roman craftsmen and traders engaged in the manufacture and sale of jewellery and other luxury metal objects
4pm Refreshments

Professionalism and Epigraphy (Chair: Elizabeth Buchanan)

  • Natacha Massar (Royal Museum of Art and History, Brussels): Private and public perception of technitai in funerary inscriptions, from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period
  • Jonathan Scott Perry (South Florida): The Go-Between(s): Assessing the Professionalism of Transportation Workers in Roman Italy
 6pm Drinks Reception
 7pm Conference Dinner (at own expense)


Thursday 30 June 2016

The programme is provisional and may be subject to change.
8.30am Refreshments and Registration

Panel 1 - Professionalism and Ancient Art (Chair: Natacha Massar)

  • Helle Hochschied (University College Roosevelt, Utrecht): The chisel mightier than the pen? Classical Greek sculptors in text and practice
  • Ben Russell (Edinburgh): TBC
  • Alice Landskron (Vienna): The perception of ‘skills’ in Roman art: the evidence of monuments and written sources
11am  Refreshments

Panel 2 - Military Professionalism (Chair: Edmund Stewart)

  • Charlotte Van Regenmortel (Leicester): Fighting for a Better Living– Greek Mercenaries and Collective Bargaining.
  • Doug Lee (Nottingham): A Professional Roman Army?
1pm Lunch

Panel 3 - Collective organisation and identity (Chair: Jonathan Scott Perry)

  • Fanny Opdenhoff (Heidelburg): 'Scripsit Aemilius' - Were there Professional Sign Writers at Pompeii?
  • Elizabeth Buchanan (Oxford): Proprietary Farmers and Collective Action in Late Antique Egypt (AD 400-600)
3.20pm Refreshments

Panel 4 - ‘Fringe’ Professions and Female Professionals (Chair: Edward Harris)

  • James Lloyd (Reading): Auletrides as professional musicians in Classical Athens
  • Mary Harlow (Leicester): Spinning: a hidden profession

Concluding Remarks and End of Conference


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