Hospitality and ???

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Hospitality and ???

11th Annual Graduate Colloquium in Classics

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Date limite : 7 janvier 2013



Saturday, March 30, 2013 - Location: Mershon Center at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
From Odysseus' famous encounter with Polyphemos to Martial's Xenia (book XIII), guests and hosts appear frequently in the ancient world. More recently, scholars have explored the role hospitality may play in less obvious ways, such as the potential for hospitality presented by itinerant sophists (Tell, 2011). The concept of hospitality deserves serious attention, in part because it offers an entry point—an invitation—to exploring other concepts such as reading practices, monastic orders, gift-giving, and citizenship. We invite you to add to the scholarly discussion of hospitality in the ancient world by relating it to other times, concepts, texts, and contexts.

Hospitality and …

- Material culture: what do material remains, inscriptions, and visual representations of hospitality bring to our understanding of guests and hosts? How do these representations of hospitality compare to what we find in texts?
- Classical and Late Antiquity: how is hospitality understood and practiced in specific communities throughout classical and late antiquity (for example, fifth-century Athens, Late Antique Antioch, or first-century Christians in Rome)?
- Its opposites: hospitality is often presented as a relationship based on reciprocity; does it have inverse forms? What do examples of failed hospitality teach us about its edges and boundaries?
- Religion and cultural institutions: is hospitality a religious practice? How does our understanding of hospitality change when the host is a city or group rather than an individual (in athletic games and festivals, for example)?
- Genre: how does our view of xenia change when we move outside epic or compare epic representations of xenia with representations in other genres?
- Cultural comparison: how do Greek and Roman understandings of hospitality differ from each other or from modern understandings? How have thinkers since antiquity (including Western philosophers and contemporary scholars) drawn on ancient theories and practices of hospitality in their own work?

Daniel Caner
University of Connecticut

Tom Hawkins
The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

housing and meals will be provided for speakers

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