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25 April, 2008

Craven Seminar, University of Cambridge, 31 May-1 June 2008

Filed under: events — JMCarbon @ 22:48

[Edit: please note the comment below, which contains an updated programme and additional information.]

Several of the papers in this interdisciplinary two-day seminar appear to be of interest for epigraphers.
Here is the full programme:

‘Sikelia: Multilingualism and cultural interaction in ancient Sicily’

There is evidence for a rich diversity of languages spoken in Sicily in the first millennium BC. The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together historians, archaeologists and linguists to examine issues of language and identity, multilingualism and language shift, colonization and cultural interaction in Sicily from the advent of writing to the first
century BC.

The seminar will be held in Room G21, The Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA, England.
Contact: Olga Tribulato, ormt2@cam.ac.uk

Saturday 31st May

Languages and peoples of Sicily 1: Sicel and Elymian (9.30-10.50)
Paolo Poccetti (Rome “Tor Vergata”) Evidence for and Problems of the Sicel Language: A Survey
Simona Marchesini (Verona) Elymians between Greeks and Italians

Languages and peoples of Sicily 2: Punic (11.15 – 12.30)
Maria Giulia Amadasi Guzzo (Rome “La Sapienza”) Punic in Sicily
Irad Malkin (Jerusalem) Translating Gods and Heroes: Greeks and Phoenicians in Sicily

Greek in Sicily 1 (2.15-3.30)
Susana Mimbrera (Madrid/Cambridge) Sicilian Greek
Giovanna Rocca (Milan “IULM”) Cults and Rites from Greece to Sicily (new inscriptions from Selinus)

Greek in Sicily 2 (4.00 – 5.15)
Albio Cesare Cassio (Rome “La Sapienza”) Intimations of Koine in Epicharmus’ Sicilian Doric
Andreas Willi (Oxford) “We talk Peloponnesian” – Tradition and Linguistic Identity in Postclassical Sicilian Literature

Sunday 1st June

Historical and archaeological background: new perspectives (9.30-10.50)
Matthew Fitzjohn (Liverpool) Building Identities in Sikelia
Franco De Angelis (British Columbia) The Language of Conquest and the Dialect of Complexity: Rethinking Land and Labour in Early Greek Sicily

Bilingualism and language contact (11.15-12.30)
Gerhard Meiser (Halle) Traces of language contact in Sicilian onomastics
Olga Tribulato (Cambridge) Siculi bilingues? A glimpse into Early Roman Sicily

1 Comment »

  1. Thank you for advertising the 2008 Cambridge Craven Seminar on your blog.
    The programme you received was in a preliminary form: I paste the up-dated programme below. For those from outside Cambridge who wish to participate there will be a small registration fee (around £10). The seminar will take place in Room G21 of the Cambridge Classics Faculty. Please email Olga Tribulato (ormt2@cam.ac.uk) for further details.

    Craven Seminar 2008
    Sikelia: Multilingualism and cultural interaction in ancient Sicily
    An interdisciplinary seminar
    Room G21 Classics Faculty Cambridge

    Saturday 31st May
    Morning session: 9.30 – 12.30

    Languages and peoples of Sicily 1: Sicel and Elymian (9.30-10.50) Chair: Torsten Meissner
    Paolo Poccetti (Univ. Rome “Tor Vergata”) Evidence for and Problems of the Sicel Language: A Survey
    Simona Marchesini (Univ. Verona) Hints for the Identity of the Elymian Language

    Coffee break (10.50-11.15)

    Languages and peoples of Sicily 2: Punic (11.15 – 12.30) Chair: Geoffrey Khan
    Maria Giulia Amadasi Guzzo (Univ. Rome “La Sapienza”) Punic in Sicily
    Irad Malkin (Tel Aviv University) Translating Gods and Heroes: Greeks and Phoenicians in Sicily
    Lunch (12.30 – 2.00)

    Afternoon session: 2.15 – 5.15

    Greek in Sicily 1 (2.15-3.30) Chair: Geoffrey Horrocks
    Susana Mimbrera (Univ. Complutense de Madrid / Sicilian Greek
    Cambridge)
    Giovanna Rocca (Univ. Milan “IULM”) Cults and Rites from Greece to Sicily (new inscriptions from Selinus)

    Tea (3.30 – 4.00)

    Greek in Sicily 2 (4.00 – 5.15) Chair: Richard Hunter
    Albio Cesare Cassio (Univ. Rome “La Sapienza”) Intimations of Koine in Epicharmus’ Sicilian Doric
    Andreas Willi (Univ. Oxford) “We talk Peloponnesian” – Tradition and Linguistic Identity in Postclassical Sicilian Literature

    7pm: Drinks reception
    7.30pm: Seminar dinner

    Sunday 1st June 2008 9.30 – 12.30

    Historical and archaeological background: new perspectives (9.30-10.50) Chair: Robin Osborne
    Matthew Fitzjohn (Univ. Liverpool) Building Identities in Sikelia
    Franco De Angelis (Univ. British Columbia) The Language of Conquest and the Dialect of Complexity: Rethinking Land and Labour in Early Greek Sicily

    Coffee break (10.50-11.15)

    Bilingualism and language contact (11.15-12.30) Chair: James Clackson
    Gerhard Meiser (Univ. Halle) Traces of Language Contact in Sicilian Onomastics
    Olga Tribulato (Univ. Cambridge) Siculi bilingues? A glimpse into Early Roman Sicily

    End of seminar

    Comment by Olga Tribulato — 27 April, 2008 @ 15:19

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