Events

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

VIRTUAL - “Representing Race in the Ancient Mediterranean”

October 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This is an online event.



AIA Society: Iowa

Speaker: Margaret Beeler (Adjunct Assistant Professor in Classics, Department of Greek and Roman Classics, Temple University)

Lecture abstract: How did ancient people think about race and ethnicity? What can it tell us about our modern ideas of social difference? This paper investigates representations of race and ethnicity in the art of the ancient Mediterranean. From Greek painted pottery to Egyptian tomb decoration and Persian palatial wall reliefs, ancient artists depicted the diverse peoples of the ancient Mediterranean in a variety of contexts. Despite the wide range of different types of people represented in the art of the ancient Mediterranean, modern ideas of “the Greeks” and “the Egyptians” as distinct and unmixed populations persist in the popular imagination. Resistance to ideas of racial and ethnic diversity in antiquity are evident in the misappropriation of classical antiquity in the service of nationalist and supremacist narratives. This paper proposes that such modern conceptualizations of race and ethnicity reflect modern preoccupations with ranked social difference, ideas that held no currency in antiquity.

This will be a Zoom Webinar and will require all attendees to register.

Register

Details

Date:
October 19, 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Categories:
,

Contact

Debra Trusty
Phone:
3193350624
Email:
debra-trusty@uiowa.edu

Other

In-person or Virtual Event
Virtual
Text GIVE 10 to 833-965-2840 to donate!

support Us

The AIA is North America's largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to archaeology. The Institute advances awareness, education, fieldwork, preservation, publication, and research of archaeological sites and cultural heritage throughout the world. Your contribution makes a difference.