04/29-30 Graduate Conference Borders and Boundaries in the Ancient World

Friday, April 29, 2022 - 6:00pm to Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 5:15pm

Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The Center for Ancient Studies 2022 Graduate ConferenceBorders and Boundaries in the Ancient World 


April 29, 2022

Keynote: 6:00-7:00pm, Rainey Auditorium

Transgressing, Transforming, and Transcending Boundaries: People, Traditions, and Sacred Space in the Borderlands of Nubia

Dr. Solange Ashby (UCLA)

April 30, 2022

Panels: 9:00am-5:15pm, Widener Lecture Hall

Panel 1: Sanctuaries and Religion (9:00-10:45)

Respondent: David Mulder

Shannon M. Dunn (Bryn Mawr College): "Landscape, Conflict, Myth, and Cult Practice in Border Areas of the Peloponnese: A Case Study.

Camilla Raymond (University of Denver): "Ideo-Geographic Boundaries in the Damascus Document: A Paradigm of Migration for Qumran Religious Sectarianism.

Agiil Gopee (Harvard) "Becoming Borderlands: The Dialectic Between Divinity, Sanctuary, and City in Palmyra

Kalyani Madhura Ramachandran (Columbia): "Defining the Art of the Buddhist Deccan (1st-4th Century CE)'


15 Min. Break

Panel 2: Authorial Interventions (11:00-12:45)

Respondent: Kyle West

Jorge A. Wong (Harvard): "Across the Water: lonic Influence on Lesbian Lyric.

Jeremy Steinberg (Penn): "Cultural Liminality and Legitimate Historiography According to Josephus and Plutarch

Aditi Rao (Princeton): "The Middled East: Meditations and Mediations at the Border of Megasthenes' Indica

Nathaniel Solley (Penn): "Intra naturae finis? Ecology, Philosophy, and Boundaries in Horace Sermones 1.1


Lunch (12:45-1:30)

Panel 3: The Life Cycle (1:30-3:15)

Respondent: Cianna Jackson

Jamie K. Wheeler (Princeton): "Virtutes, ex diversis aetatibus sumptas' Untimeliness as an Intensifier of Meaning in Pliny the Younger's "Letters."

Tyler Archer (Princeton): "The Liminal Electra of Euripides.

Kathryn Roberto (CULTRA A.C.): 'Trocchi Necropolis: Where Cultures Converged.

Divya Nair, (Penn) "Body to Body: Ancient Greek, Egyptian, and Hindu Thought on the Reincarnation Principle.


30 Min. Coffee Break


Panel 4: Political and Class Boundaries (3:45-5:15)

Respondent: Helen Wong

Mark Van Horn (Penn): "Boundaries Real and Imagined: The Economic Integration of Roman Peasants in Southern Tuscany.'

Emily Salamanca (Princeton): "Pruning the People: Ostracism, Exile, and the Protection of the Political Space in Ancient Athens and Rome

Emmanouela Schoinoplokaki (UC Santa Barbara): "The First Refugees in Attic Tragedy: Aeschylus' Suppliant Women.