Performing luxury and austerity in Archaic Greece and beyond. Kosmos Workshop 2019

Ort
Berlin
Veranstaltungsort
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Hauptgebäude, Raum 2249a
Veranstalter
Wolfgang Filser / Moritz Hinsch / Jan Meister
Datum
16.05.2019 - 18.05.2019
Bewerbungsschluss
16.05.2019
Von
Moritz Hinsch

From May 16 to 18, an international groups of ancient historians and archaeologists will meet at the Humboldt-Universität to discuss ‘luxury’ and ‘austerity’ in Archaic Greece and the wider Mediterranean world. Conspicuous consumption – as well as its conspicuous rejection – served various social purposes and took different cultural shapes. Although ‘luxury’ and ‘austerity’ evoke familiar and well-known assumptions, many aspects of these practices still seem perplexing and merit closer scrutiny. Why, for example, did the same elite that engaged most in conspicuous consumption strive most for its restriction and cherished ascetic ideals? The workshop will look for answers and test new approaches to understand the economic preconditions and cultural repercussions of elaborate competitive consumption and its discourse.

If you wish to participate, please register at
moritz.hinsch@geschichte.hu-berlin.de

Programm

Thursday 16 May

16.00–16.30
Welcome

Part I. Approaching ‘Luxury’ and ‘Austerity’ in Archaice Greece and beyond

16.30–17.00
Introduction

17:00–18.00
Alain Duplouy (Paris)
From luxury to austerity. The strange path of various Greek communities

18.30–20.00
Erich Kistler (Innsbruck)
Keynote lecture (main building, R. 2091/2): Oversizing the middle. The powerful fat ones in Archaic Greece

20.00–21.00
Reception at the “Archaischer Saal”, Collection of the Winckelmann-Institut

Friday 17 May

9.00–10.30
Discussion: Approaches. Kurke’s ‘politics of ἁβροσύνη’ and beyond

10.30–11.00
Coffee break

Part II. The Economic Dimension: The Production and Distribution of Luxuries

11.00–12.00
Fleur Kemmers (Frankfurt a. M.)
Coining riches. Resources and coinage in Southern Italy in the 6th century BCE

12.00–13.00
Gunnar Seelentag (Hannover)
Regulating the uses of resources and goods in Archaic inscriptions

13.00–14.00
Lunch Break

14.00–15.00
Lisa Eberle (Tübingen)
Horse breeders, swine herds and beechnut eaters. Economy and social identity in Archaic Greece

15.00–16.00
Moritz Hinsch (HU Berlin)
Household economy and competitive consumption in Archaic Greece

16.00–16.30
Tea break

III. Competition and Conflict: Negotiating Consumption

16.30–17.30
Jan Meister (HU Berlin / Tübingen)
Urban lifestyle and Archaic Greek ‘aristocrats’

17.30–18.30
Corinna Riva (UC London)
Oscillating value, dislodging gifts. Violence in Archaic Southern Etruria

Saturday 18 May

9.00–10.30
Discussion: Sources. Poems, families and votives in Eastern Greece

10.30–11.00
Coffee break

IV. Identities and Norms: the Moral Discourse of Consumption

11.00–12.00
Marek Wecowski (Warsaw)
Early Greek poetry and social mobility

12.00–13.00
Mirko Canevaro (Edinburgh)
Virtue signalling in ancient Athens. Philotimia and the moral economy

13.00–14.00
Lunch break

14.00–16.00
Mireia López-Bertran (Valencia)
Performing luxury in Phoenician-Punic visual and material culture (7th– 3rd centuries BCE)

16.00–16.30
Tea break

16.30–17.30
David Lewis (Edinburgh)
Slave retinues, luxurious display, and the interpretation of Timaeus, FGrHist 556 F11a

Kontakt

Moritz Hinsch
Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
030 2093-70514

moritz.hinsch@geschichte.hu-berlin.de

Zitation
Performing luxury and austerity in Archaic Greece and beyond. Kosmos Workshop 2019, 16.05.2019 – 18.05.2019 Berlin, in: H-Soz-Kult, 08.04.2019, <www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-39977>.