A Companion to North Africa in Antiquity
The event will take place online.
Date: October 11, 2022, 6pm (German time).
Discussion: R.B. Hitchner / S. Ardeleanu
Moderation: S. Ardeleanu
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Prof. Dr. R. Bruce Hitchner is Full Professor of Classical Studies and International Relations at Tufts. He has published extensively in the history and archaeology of the Roman World and has directed archaeological projects in North Africa and France supported by the National Geographic Society, National Endowment of the Humanities, and French Ministry of Culture. He is the editor of the Companion to North Africa in Antiquity (2022). He is currently working on the final publication of the Kasserine Archaeological Survey and on a monograph under contract with Princeton University Press on the role of parochial altruism in the formation of Roman imperialism. Hitchner served as Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Archaeology (1998 to 2006) and was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford (2010), a Laurance S. Rockefeller Fellow at the Center for Human Values at Princeton University (2002 to 2003), and a By-Fellow at Churchill College Cambridge (1994 to 1995). Hitchner was the founder and Chair of the Dayton Peace Accords Project (1998 to 2014), and a member of the international negotiating team that assisted the political parties of Bosnia-Herzegovina in producing the April 2006 Package of Amendments to the Dayton Constitution.
Dr. Stefan Ardeleanu is an archaeologist, who has been working on North African urbanism on a large geographical and chronological scale from the Early Iron Age to the Early Medieval period. He has been publishing various studies on pre- and early Roman settlements of North Africa, on funerary habits and epigraphy of the Late Antique oecumene, on trade networks and connectivity in the Western Mediterranean. Other studies included the edition of monuments and artifacts from Roman and Late Antique Germaniae and Galliae, as well as on the perception and functionalization of Antiquity in colonial and postcolonial times. He has conducted fieldwork across the ancient Mediterranean and beyond (Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, Tunisia, Algeria, Yemen) and published various studies on his field projects in internationally renowned journals and media. His methodological approaches include recently developed concepts such as the materiality of objects, glocalization and micro-regional archaeology. He has studied and held several positions at the Universities of Heidelberg, Rome (La Sapienza), Aix-en-Provence, Berlin (HU), Tübingen, Osnabrück and at the German Archaeological Institute (Rome and Berlin), which granted him a one-year traveller scholarship across the Mediterranean in 2016–2017. His first book focused on the transition of urbanism from pre-Roman to Early Roman Numidia (2021), while edited works span from the re-edition of Roman and Late Antique stone monuments in the Reiß-Engelhorn-Museum at Mannheim (2021) to a Mediterranean-wide panorama on Late Antique funerary habits and epigraphy (under peer-review, 2022).