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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 616: Roman and Sasanian Networks and Entanglements, II: Analysing the Material Culture in Uncovering Cultural, Economic, and Political Networks

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Cardiff Centre for Late Antique Religion & Culture, Cardiff University / British Institute of Persian Studies
Organisers:Domiziana Rossi, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Sean Strong, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Eve MacDonald, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Paper 616-aRoman-Sasanian Relationships and the Rise and Fall of Indo-Roman Trade
(Language: English)
Haggai Olshanetsky, Department of Classical Studies, Bar-Ilan University
Lev Cosijns, Independent Scholar, Pardes Hana
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Economics - Trade, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 616-bLate Antique Silver Vessels from Georgia: Reflection on the Political and Cultural Interactions between Rome, Persia, and the Kingdom of Iberia
(Language: English)
Lana Chologauri, Faculty of Humanities, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 616-cNorthern Mesopotamian Stamped Pottery and Local Trade Networks
(Language: English)
Alexander Tamm, Arbeitsbereich Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Economics - Trade, Geography and Settlement Studies

Material culture is an instrumental practice in reorientating or confirming literary accounts of historical events. Yet, it is also pivotal in helping us understand important aspects of historical value that are not narrated in our sources. In this panel, papers will examine some of these topics and highlight what the material evidence tells us about cultural, economic, and political networks between the Roman and Sasanian Empires.