The Impact of Rome in the Eastern Provinces – 13 March 2020

The Impact of Rome in the Eastern Provinces: Examining Change & Continuity through the Lens of the Dead

Date: 21 april 2020

Venue: University of Groningen. Room TBA

Credits: You can receive 1 EC if you attend the conference hand in a written report.

The influence of Rome on the eastern provinces of its Empire has long been a subject of debate, and it is only relatively recently that more methodical and nuanced assessments of change and continuity are being applied to the region. Between Hellenization, Romanization and the impact of colonization, how did the different regions of the Greek East experience the Roman world? The series of lectures presented at this workshop aim to shed light on the recent research from the region and to highlight the different types of archaeological and historical evidence that help us piece together the rather complex and diverse social and cultural consequences of annexation into the empire.

preliminary program:

Registration: 9.45-10.15 a.m (coffee, tea etc.)

Welcome and opening: 10.15 – 10.30 a.m. (Vana Kalenderian)


Morning 10.30-12.15

Chair: Lidewijde de Jong

10.30-11.00  : Tamara Dijkstra – University of Groningen (Roman Patras, Greece)

11.00-11.30 : Voula Tritsaroli – University of Groningen (Roman Greece)


11.30-11.45 Break

11.45-12.15 : Wolf-Rüdiger Teegen – Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Roman Turkey)


Lunch 12.15-13.30 

Afternoon Session 13.30 – 16.15

Chair: Tamara Dijkstra

13.30-14.00 : Paula Kalkman – University of Groningen (Seleucia Sidera, Turkey)

14.00-14.30 : Jürgen Zangenberg – Leiden University (Israel/Palestine)


Break 14.30-14.45

Chair: Sofia Voutsaki

14.45-15.15 : Lidewijde de Jong – University of Groningen (Roman Syria)

15.15-15.45 : Vana Kalenderian – University of Groningen (Roman Beirut)

15.45-16.15 : Kevin Butcher – University of Warwick (Roman Near East)

Final discussion / Closing remarks 16.15 – 17.00 

Drinks 17.00 – 18.00

Dinner with speakers 18.00 –