The Malta Classics Association and the Department of Classics and Archaeology (University of Malta) are pleased to announce that the 2023 Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient History will be held in Valletta, Malta between Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th March. The conference will be organised in hybrid format, and we look forward to welcoming speakers and attendees both in person and virtually.

The below is the programme of speakers for both days of the Conference. Please direct any questions you might have concerning the Conference to [email protected].

Thursday 23rd March

8:30 – Registration

9:00 – Keynote Speech: Gateways to the Past: Archaeological History? Historical Archaeology? Or Both?

Prof. Anthony Frendo (University of Malta)

10:30 – Panel 1: Rome and its Provinces

Local and Universal in the Roman World.

Kristian Kanstrup Christensen (University of St Andrews)

Urbi et Orbi. Rethinking the Roman City in Hispania .

Arnau Lario-Devesa (Universitat de Barcelona)

Creating Roman Identity: Caesar’s Bellum Gallicum and the Enfranchisement of Cisalpine Gaul.

Lars-Sheppard Larsen (University of Auckland)

Who am I: Briton, Celt or Roman? The problem(s) of the inscriptions to the goddess Cohvetena in the Conventus Lucensis.

Natalia Gomez-Garcia (Universidad Complutense Madrid)

12:30- Lunch

14:00 – Panel 2: The Medicinal Arts in the Ancient World

Agents of Knowledge: the Circulation of Babylonian āšipū and asû at the Hittite Court in the 14th-13th Centuries BCE.

Ana Satiro (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa)

Hiketeia and Theoria at the Ancient Healing Sanctuaries of Asclepius: an approach to transformative learning methodologies.

Bettina Borg Cardona (Canterbury Christ Church University)

15:00 – Panel 3: The Divine in the World of the Mundane

Between personal and institutional devotion in Mesopotamia – the Divine feminine in the Diyala’s glyptic (3rd Millennium BC).

Vera Gonçalves (CHAM, NOVA University)

Visualising Pietas in the Roman Republic

Sarah Prince (University of St Andrews)

Virginity and Purity: Implication of the Vestals’ Sexual Status

Sisi Xie (University College London)

Friday 24th March

9:00 – Panel 4: Classical Reception across Various Media

The Colosseum on the Silver Screen – how Gladiators of Hollywood are Influencing the Far Right.

Alexandra Sills (University of Leicester)

Kindling Knowledge: What Assassin’s Creed can teach Educators Worldwide

Carina Mkrtchiyan (La Sapienza, University of Rome)

Lil Nas X and the Classical Tradition: Exploring Classical Imagery in the Montero (CMBYN) Music Video

Yentl Love (University of Potsdam)

Achilles in Silhouette: The Impact of Race on Masculinity and Sexuality in Troy: Fall of a City (2018)

Charlotte Gregory (University College London)

11:30 – Panel 5: Societies at War

Women at War: Thucydides’ Traces of Women’s Involvement in the Peloponnesian Conflict.

Anita Malagrino Mustica (University of Bari Aldo Moro)

Trauma and the Roman Army

Adam Aderman (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Views on Treason in Ancient Greece: Supporting Philip II of Macedon in Fourth-Century Athens

Nikolaos Anargyros Cheimaras (Durham University)

12:45 – Lunch

14:00 – Panel 6: Object Study

Rubbings and Stone Inscriptions as Research Material on Calligraphy.

Erjia Li (University of Glasgow)

Shedding Light on Ancient Korean Art: the Artistic Production of Paekche

Dalila Immacolata Bruno (University of Naples “L’Orientale”).

Space Without Place: Urbanism and the Late Antique Mariner

Rowan Munnery (University of St Andrews)

15:30 – Panel 7: Rome and the East

Rethinking Indo-Mediterranean Relations: New Approaches to the Roman Indian Ocean following the 3rd century Crisis.

Jon Mateo Gabilondo Gutierrez (University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

The Journey of Roman Glassware in Ancient Times: from the Mediterranean to the Korean Peninsula

Kukjin Kim (Universita per Stranieri di Siena)

16:30 – Panel 8: Power, Legitimacy and Authority

Communicating Power and Legitimacy: Dynastic Display in Ancient Persia and the Near East.

Clare Parry (Cardiff University)

The Diplomacy and Foreign Policy of Antiochus III Megas.

Albert Sala Jarque (Universitat de Barcelona)

Book Fires: “Burning Censorship” between Romans and Nazis

Sara Cappellato, Valeria Parisi and Costanza di Lori (Universita di Pavia)