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Göteborg 2009

Oikos – Familia:The family in the ancient Greco-Roman society. Framing the disicpline in the 21st century.

Conference venue: University of Gothenburg, Department of Historical Studies, Renströmsgatan 6


14.00 Registration opens
15.00 Opening of the conference and Welcome

Opening keynote lecture
Mark Golden (Winnipeg):
The future of the Ancient Greek Family


15.45 – 16.15: Coffee

Session I: 16.15-18.15
The construction of kinship:
Methods and texts

Session II: 16.15-18.30
Marriage and children – a family’s hope for the future or a disappointment?
16.15 – 16.35: Saskia Hin:
Building States, Building Families 16.15 – 16.45: Keynote address:
Christian Laes: Disabled children in Gregory of Tours
16.40 – 17.00: Birgitta Leppänen Sjöberg:
Classical oikos as site for intersectionality 16.45- 17.05: Maria Constantinou:
The Dissolution of marriage: evidence from
marriage contracts and divorce documents in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt

17.05 – 17.25: Ann-Cathrin Harders:
Beyond domus and oikos: kinship studies 17.10 – 17.30: Jayne Draycott:
Healthcare at home in Roman Egypt

17. 30- 17.50: Emily Varto:
The Classical prototypes of kinship 17.35 – 17.55: Rebecca Gowland & Rebecca Redfern:
Childhood Health at the core and periphery of Roman world

17.50 – 18.15 Discussion 18.00 – 18. 30. Discussion


Session III: 9.00-12.00
Visualising the ancient family
Session IV: 9.00-12.00
Religion and the family
Session V 9.00-12.00
Commemoration of family members in the Roman west

9.00- 9.20
Amalia Avramidou:
Depictions of women and children pre-classical Corinth
William Bubelis:
Not the Oikos: Priesthoods and Succession in Classical Athens 9.00- 9.30 Key note address:
Maureen Carroll:
“No part in earthly things”. The death, burial and commemoration of newborns and infants in Roman Italy

9.25 – 9.45 Sandra Karlsson:
Family images in Hellenistic funerary art
9.25 – 9.45
Nicholas A.E. Kalospyros:
Towards the Allegory of the Oikos: The family and cognates in Philo Judaeus
9.35 – 9.55
Linnéa Johansson (Gothenburg)
The Cult of the Genius as a way of commemoration
9.50 – 10.10 Jason Manders:
Mors Immatura. Portraits of Children on Roman Funerary monuments
9.50 – 10.10 Katariina Mustakallio:
The sacred couple in the Roman context
10.00 -10.20:
Francesco Trifilò:
Vixit Annis: Regional patterns and commemoration

10.15 Coffee 10.25 Coffee

10.45 – 11.05
Margherita Carucci:
Tristis inest cum pietate pudor: Visualising daughters in the Roman family
10.45 – 11.05
Outi Sihvonen:
Vestal Virgins – members of two different families?
Sabine Armani:
Nieces and Nephews in inscriptions from the western provinces of the Roman Empire
11.10 – 11.30
Jeannine Uzzi:
Ethnicity and sexuality: the non-Roman family and the Roman gaze

11.10 – 11.30
K.B. Neutal:
Importance of familia to Paul and his audience 11.25-12.00
11.30- 12.00
Discussion 11.30-12.00

12.00 -13.30 LUNCH

Session VI 13.30- 16.40
The Greek family Session VII 13.30-16.40
Female roles in the Roman family
Session VIII 13.30-16.40
Greek and Roman childhood and adolescence

13.30 – 13.50
Florence Gherchanoc :
Birth festivals in classical Athens 13.30- 13.50
Marja-Leena Hänninen:
Gender, age and status in the Roman wedding 13.30-13.50
Mark Golden:
Other People’s Children

13.55 – 14.15
Elke Hartmann:
The concept of the Kyrieia in Classical Athens

13.55-14.15 Karen Hersch: Not on the guest list: changing conceptions of the Roman family nuptial ritual

Evrydiki Tasopoulou:
When animals show the way: parenting and the emotional development of children in Classical Greece

14.20- 14.40
Agnieszka Kotlińska-Toma:
Woman as the pillar of the family in Greek funerary epigrams
Dimitrios Mantzilas: Laudationes Mulierum as a source for the Roman family 14.20-14.40
Judit Pásztókai-Szeöke:
Mother shrinks and child grows


14.45 – 15.15 Coffee

Sara Saba:
Family and city policy
Pamela Johnston:
Family advisory councils in the Roman Republic
Janette McWilliam :
Aesthetics of violence and representations of Roman children

Brenda Griffiths-Williams:
Continuity and conflict in Athenian inheritance disputes 15.45-16.05
Hanne Sigismund Nielsen:
Who invented the univira? 15.45-16.o5
Claude-Emanuelle Challet Centlivres:
Youth in Pliny the Younger:
Traditional gender roles and beyond

Discussion 16.10.-16.40
Discussion 16.10-16.40

17.15 Keynote lecture
Natalie Kampen (New York): Pompeian Painting and Domestic Emotions

18.00 Wine reception

SATURDAY 7th November

Session IX 9.00-12.30
Roman and Early Medieval Family: across the generations
Session X 9.00-12.30
Agency, economics and domesticity Session XI 9.00-12.30
Dynastic, powerful Hellenistic and Roman families
Liz Gloyn:
Our House is a Very, Very, Very Fine House: The Family as a philosophical ideal in Seneca
9.00 -9.20
Justin Walsh:
Artefact assemblages and human agency in ancient house 9.00-9.20 Omar Coloru:
Family dynamics in Seleucid dynasty
9.25- 9.45
Ville Vuolanto:
Grandmothers and familial power in late antiquity
9.25 - 9.45
Lindsay Penner:
Female workers in aristocratic Roman columbaria 9.25-9.45 Agneta Fulinska:
Family ties in dynastic propaganda of the Ptolemies
9.50 – 10.10
Emma Southon:
Fatherhood in late antique Gaul 9.50 – 10.10
Lovisa Brännstedt:
Familia urbana of Livilla Drusilla 9.50 – 10.10
Jesper Carlsen:
The Ahenobarbi and Calvini in Late Republican and Augustan Rome

10.15 – 10.35
Photis Vasileiou:
The Brother-father and sister-mother: biological and constructed relationships in the works of Gregory of Nyssa 10.15 – 10.35
John Starks:
Actresses and the Roman family 10.15 – 10.35
David Salmo:
The use of betrothals, marriages, divorces in the making on an imperial dynasty: the case of the Julio- Claudian dynasty

10.40-11.10: Coffee

11.15 – 11.35
Eve Davies:
The Life Course and the family in the Byzantine Empire
11.15 – 11.35
Anna Sparreboom:
Wet-Nursing in the Roman Empire 11.15-11.35
Gwyneath McIntyre:
The creation of a dynasty: Adoption and deification in the Antonine family
11.40 – 12.00
Chris Callow:
The family from late antiquity to early medieval west 300-600 11.40 – 12.00
April Pudsey:
Widows and familial networks in Roman Egypt 11.40-12.00
Shaun Tougher:
Imperial blood: Family relationships in the dynasty of Constantine the Great

12.00 -12.30
Discussion 12.00 -12.30
Discussion 12.00-12.30


12.30 – 14.00 LUNCH

Session XII 14.00-16.15
Etruscan and Pre-Roman Family
Session XIII 14.05-16.10
Families in Greek literature and drama Session XIV 14.05-16.10 Family and politics in ancient texts
14.00 – 14.30 Key note address: Marjatta Nielsen:
Etruscan families – the dead and living
Tom Garvey:
The House of Nestor 14.05-14.25
Sophia Panaretou:
Who was Brauro?

14.35 – 14.55
Jenny Högström Berntson:
Women, children and votives in Magna Graecia 14.30 -14.50
James O’Maley:
Homophrosyne in the Odyssey
14.30 – 14.50
Bryan Natali:
Infelix Dido, nun te facta impía tangunt? Putting Dido in her political Context

15.00 -15.20 Elisa Perego:
Iron Age and early Roman Veneto 14.55-15.15 Aspasia Skouroumoni:
Inside and out: The dynamics of domestic Space in Euripides’ Andromache
14.55-15.15 Ida Östenberg:
Killing Fathers: The title Pater Patriae and the deaths of Cicero and Caesar
15.25 – 15.45 Refael Scopacasa:
Familial Segregation and Communal Drinking in Ancient Appenine Italy 15.20 – 15.40
Dimitira Kokkini: Euripides Heracles Mainomeons: Domesticating the ultimate hero 15.20-15.40 Nani Moro:
Violence and Maltreatment in the Roman Family: The Case of Tiberius Claudius
15.45-16.15 Discussion 15.40-16.10 Discussion 15.40-16.10 Discussion

16.30. – 17.00 Concluding summary: Framing the discipline in the 21st century

18.30 Concluding Dinner

Sidansvarig: Katarina Tullia von Sydow|Sidan uppdaterades: 2015-10-29

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