Interconnections and Regional Narratives in Mediterranean Archaeology (ca. 1700-700 BCE)

[RG #114] Interconnections and Regional Narratives in Mediterranean Archaeology (ca. 1700-700 BCE)

September 1, 2008 - February 28, 2009

Organizers:

Aren Maeir, Bar-Ilan University
Amihai Mazar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Assaf Yasur-Landau, University of California, Santa Cruz

The tension between pan-Mediterranean tendencies in history and archaeology as opposed to perspectives more oriented to the uniqueness of each regional narrative has seldom been discussed in relation to the Bronze and Iron Ages in the Eastern Mediterranean. Our research group will tackle key questions of trade, migration and other interactions in the eastern Mediterranean, ca. 1700-700 BCE, by reconciling insights from both studies that concentrate on regional archaeologies, with those dealing with intercultural contacts such as trade, migration, emulation, military conflicts and diplomacy.

 

Members

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Marie-Henriette Care Gates

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Bilkent University
Marie-Henriette is a professor in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art at Bilkent University.
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Louise A. Hitchcock

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University of Melbourne
Louise is a professor in the Centre for Classics and Archaeology and the Centre for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Melbourne.
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Aren M. Maeir

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Bar-Ilan University
Aren is a professor in the Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at Bar-Ilan University.
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Amihai Mazar

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Amihai is a professor in the Institute for Archaeology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Jeremy B. Rutter

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Dartmouth College
Jeremy is a professor in the Department of Classics at Dartmouth College. His research interests are Aegean prehistory, Greek archaeology, and ceramic analysis.
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Robert Schiestl

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Freie Universität Berlin
Robert is a professor in the Department of Egyptology at Freie Universität Berlin.
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Itzhaq Shai

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Bar-Ilan University
Itzhaq is a professor in the Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at Bar-Ilan University.
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Amir Sumaka'i Fink

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University of Chicago/ Tel Aviv University
Amir is a professor in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Chicago and Tel Aviv University.
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Assaf Yasur-Landau

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UC Santa Cruz
Assaf is a professor in the Department of History at University of California, Santa Cruz.
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Sharon Zuckerman

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Sharon is a professor in the Institute for Archaeology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Events

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Interconnections and Regional Narratives in Mediterranean Archaeology (ca. 1700-700 BCE) (Research Group Conference)

Thu, 04/12/2008

 

ORGANIZERS:

Aren Maeir, Bar-Ilan University
Amihai Mazar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Assaf Yasur-Landau, University of Haifa

 

The symposium will introduce the research conducted by our group members to the archaeological community of Israel. The papers presented will present a rich and varied picture on the state of the art of Mediterranean archaeology, from Greece to Egypt, with new and fresh data, much of it being presented for the first time in Israel.