Course ObjectiveThis course explores theoretical approaches and key concepts used in
recent interdisciplinary research of ethnic identities in Antiquity.
Course ContentKey topics include ethnicity and power, ethnicity and language,
ethnicity and religion, multi-ethnicity, as well as material culture and
texts as sources for our knowledge of ethnic identifications and
relations. Topics are taken from the entire ancient Mediterranean and
adjacent regions. After an introduction into social scientific theories
concerning ethnic identity and nationalism, we will discuss the
discourse of the 'barbarian' in Greek literature, the development and
continuous redefinition of Greek identity and the ethnogenesis of the
Method of AssessmentPresentation (week 6) (20%). A paper of 6000 - 8000 words (including
footnotes and bibliography) on an aspect of ethnicity in Antiquity, to
be submitted in Week 8 of the period (80%).
Entry RequirementsBachelor degree in Archaeology, Classics, Ancient Studies, Ancient
History, or a similar field of study.
LiteratureArticles will be made available through Canvas.
Target AudienceResearch Master students Classics & Ancient Civilizations.
Additional InformationThis course (6 ec) alternates (in combination with a specialization
module or tutorial (6 ec)) on a yearly basis with the other core course
‘Text and Matter’(12 ec). The course will not be taught in 2018-19.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. mr. R.J. Allan|
|Examiner||dr. mr. R.J. Allan|
dr. mr. R.J. Allan
dr. A.M.J. Derks
prof. dr. R.B. ter Haar Romeny
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