The New Sciences of the Ancient Economy

Location: The David Rubinstein Forum (1201 East 60th Street)

Friday 10 June 

9:00 - 9:15  Welcome: Clifford Ando

Session 1: Moderated by Sofía Torallas Tovar

9:15 - 10:15  Andy Meadows (Oxford University): "Hoards and standards: mapping monetary networks in Asia Minor"

10:15 - 11:15  Lucia Carbone (American Numismatic Society), Caroline Carrier (ENS Lyon) and Liv Yarrow (CUNY): "The funding of the First Mithridatic War: an integrated analysis of monetary production in the Mediterranean basin"

Session 2: Moderated by Susanne Paulus (Oriental Institute & NELC)

11:45 - 12:45  Gilles Bransbourg (American Numismatic Society): "Coinage Amortization Functions and the Tax and Trade Model"

2:00 - 3:00  François de Callatay (EPHE) and Francis Albarede (ENS Lyon): "The ERC Silver project: how isotopes are enhancing our knowledge of silver coin production and circulation in the broad Greek world"

Session 3: Moderated by Paul Cheney (History)

3:00 - 4:00  Myles Lavan (University of St. Andrews) and John Weisweiler (Cambridge University): "Modeling the dynamics of the Roman wealth distribution"

4:30 - 5:30  Kim Bowes (University of Pennsylvania): "New Sciences for the 90%: Rethinking the Roman Poor"

Saturday 11 June

Session 4: Moderated by Hervé Reculeau (Oriental Institute & NELC)

9:00 - 10:00  Marcel Keller (University of Tartu): "Intersecting the evolutionary history of diseases with human history: motivations, chances, pitfalls"

10:00 - 11:00  Hannah Moots (University of Chicago): "A Genetic History of Mobility in the Iron Age Central Mediterranean"

Session 5: Moderated by Katie Kearns (Classics)

11:30 - 12:30  Andrew Wilson (Oxford University): "Lead pollution and the Roman economy"

2:00 - 3:00  Ruben Post (University of St. Andrews): "'Favourable' and 'Unfavourable' Climates?: Climate Change, Agrometeorology, and the Ancient Greek Agricultural Economy"

3:00 - 4:00  Graham Oliver (Brown University): "Grain from Cyrene Again: climate science, regional harvest yields, and trade in the early Hellenistic Mediterranean."

Session 6. Moderated by Jonathan Hall (Classics & History)

4:30 - 5:30  John Haldon (Princeton University): "Landscape and land-use around a late Roman and early Byzantine settlement in N. Anatolia: challenges, methods, results"

5:30 - 6:30  Alain Bresson (University of Chicago): Closing remarks

Sponsored by: The Departments of Classics and History; the Divisions of Humanities and Social Sciences; the College; the Franke Institute for the Humanities; and the Daniel Cohen Research Fund