Humboldtkolleg: Nachbarschaft im föderalen Griechenland: Kooperation und Krieg in lokaler und regionaler Perspektive
Since Larsen’s seminal "Greek Federal States. Their Institutions and History" (1968) ancient Greek federal states have been increasingly investigated, and relevant studies have explored several aspects of Greek federalism: e.g., its ethnic background (and other problems related to ethnicity), the relationship between federal states and their poleis, the role played by federal sanctuaries and cooperative economic activities, the border wars that affected several federal states, and the relevance of geographical inquiry to the study of federalism. This massive work has shed light on a crucial aspect of federalism: relationships between members of a federal state were not exclusively organized on an institutional basis, or were not even institutionally determined.
Indeed, there were several factors shaping neighbourhood relations that cut across federal institutions and which had effects before/beyond/in spite/but sometimes even because of these institutions. In other words, the quality of relations between neighbouring communities within a federal state did not (only) depend on the institutions this federal state was able to develop across time, but on much more complex dynamics: geographical location, economic and/or social interdependence, ritual cooperation, agonistic competition that sometimes had existed before the formation of a federal state and which federal institutions in turn exploited, enhanced or limited depending on their specific needs. Economics, sport and religion influenced neighbourhood relationships much more than institutions did; in fact, the latter were built from the former, through adaptions, reshaping and refunctionalising. This Humboldtkolleg focuses on neighbourhood relations within federal states and seeks to explore the different factors which united and divided these neighbouring communities. It examines these relationships as they take shape not only after but also before the development of federal institutions, focusing in particular on the tension between cooperation and competition. This tension will also be addressed from a comparative perspective: the round table taking place at 2 p.m. on 26 October will be joined by both experts in ancient federalism and experts in contemporary federalism.
Unterstützt von/supported by the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation
9.00 Welcome Greetings
Rector of the University of Trento
Head of the Department of Humanities
Coordinator of the Doctoral Course "Forms of Cultural Exchange"
- Chair: Angela Ganter
9.20 Elena Franchi (Trento), Nachbarschaft im föderalen Griechenland: Kooperation und Krieg in lokaler und regionaler Perspektive. Einführung
9.40 Hans-Joachim Gehrke (Freiburg), Konflikte zwischen Elis und Pisa
10.20 Coffee Break – Online Poster Session
10.40 Hans Beck (Münster), From Neighbourhood to Federalism: Boiotia in the 6th Century BCE
11.20 Peter Funke (Münster), „… προξενίαν τἆλλα, ὅσα̣ [καὶ] τ̣ο̣ῖ̣ς̣ ἄ̣λλοις προξένοις δέδοται.“ Überlegungen zu den Proxenieverleihungen innerhalb griechischer Bundesstaaten
12.20 Lunch/Online Session on Humboldt Programmes
- Chair: Elena Franchi
14.00 Round Table (Room 005): Federalism: Cooperation and Competition, Past and Present - Föderalismus zwischen Konkurrenz und Kooperation: eine vergleichende Perspektive, with Hans Beck (Münster), Eva Maria Belser (Fribourg), Peter Funke (Münster), Hans-Joachim Gehrke (Freiburg), Francesco Palermo (Verona/Bozen), Alice Valdesalici (Bozen), and Jens Woelk (Trento)
- Chair: Chiara Lasagni
15.00 Maurizio Giangiulio (Trento), The Assembly of the Thousand and the Political Organization of Eastern Lokris
15.40 Cinzia Bearzot (Milano), Le città tessale fra nomos e bia: il caso di Scotussa
16.20 Coffee Break – Online Poster Session
16.50 Jim Roy (Nottingham), The Mainalians of Arkadia: Overlapping Neighbourhoods
17.30 Mark Marsh-Hunn (Freiburg), Athenaioi Boiotoi. Negotiating Collective Identity between Athens and Boiotia in Classical Plataiai
- Chair: Elvira Migliario
9.00 Katja Sporn (Athen), In the Shade of Mount Parnassos: National and Regional Phokian Sanctuaries and the Elusive Seat of the Phokian Koinon
9.40 Chiara Lasagni (Torino), Between Polis and Koinon: Forms and Patterns of Interaction between Political Communities in Northern Epeiros and Southern Illyria
10.20 Coffee Break – Online Poster Session
10.50 Elena Franchi (Trento), A Thousand and One Ways of Becoming Lokrian. Common Identity and Local Diversity in the Lokrian Worlds
11.30 Angela Ganter (Regensburg), The Zeus of Megalopolis – the God of a Metropolis? Coping with the Religious Local-Regional Tension in Classical Arkadia
12.30 Lunch/Online Session on Humboldt Programmes
- Chair: Giorgia Proietti
14.00 Alessandra Beccarisi (Humboldt Ambassador), The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: Knowledge Transfer and Cooperation at the Highest Level
14.30 Claudio Biagetti (Münster), Religione e/o politica? Il culto di Poseidone Eliconio nelle città del koinon ionico
15.10 Salvatore Tufano (Roma), Interpoleic Relationships in Boiotia after the Battle of Delion: A Tetrapartite Model
15.50 Coffee Break – Online Poster Session
16.20 Massimo Nafissi (Perugia), Sparta, i Perieci e gli Achei: religione e memoria
17.00 Ruben Post (St. Andrews), The Economies of Lakonia in the Achaian League: from Coercion to Competition
17.40 Final Debate
Participation in presence or via Zoom
Participation to the conference is free, but, due to the new rules regarding the Covid pandemic, it is mandatory to register. The conference registration will open on 6 October until 25 October h. 13.00 (GMT): Registration apply
The access to the Department of Humanities is allowed only with the Green Pass or a negative covid test in the last 48 hours and the self-certification available in the download area. Face masks must always be worn.
It is also possible to partecipate in the event via Zoom: Zoom registration until 25 October h. 13.00 (GMT).
The Zoom link will be sent to the registered participants one hour before the conference begins.
The Humboldtkolleg is also co-funded by the University of Trento (Research Area "Philosophy, History and Cultural Heritage", Starting Grant Young Researchers 2020, and Doctoral Course “Forms of Cultural Exchange”). An introductory and a consolidation workshop will be organised on behalf of the MA-students of the Greek History courses of the University of Trento. PhD students and early career researchers are actively involved in the poster session, which they helped to organise.