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Colloque international: “Funerary Landscapes of the Late Antique oecumene. Contextualizing Epigraphic and Archaeological Evidence of Mortuary Practices”


Heidelberg, 30 Mai – 1 Juin 2019, Heuscheuer; Große Mantelgasse 4

Funerary practices and epitaphs are a central research field of Classical Studies. Especially in times of social, political and religious change, evidence from the tombs and their surroundings is a key factor in our understanding of continuity and transformation processes on multiple cultural levels. Late Antiquity was doubtlessly one of such transitional phases. However, research on burial practices and tomb inscriptions of this period is still very uneven. Although hundreds of necropoleis, coemeterial churches and individual tombs are known across the Late Antique World, a holistic documentation including epigraphic, iconographic, spatial and social analysis, as well as anthropological examination and natural scientific data, is mostly lacking. Through this conference we would like to undertake a start to fill some lacunae on Late Antique funerary research. First, we will try to link as many disciplines as possible in order to draw a more complete picture of sepulchral habits of Late Antiquity as it hitherto has been done. Secondly, we intend to give – for the first time – a Mediterranean-wide overview on Late Antique funerary landscapes, not only examining global trends, but also local and regional habits. Thirdly, we want to illustrate the potential of new contextual approaches; questions on the materiality and design of epitaphs and tombs, their visibility, perception and accessibility will be central guidelines of our conference.

Section l’Afrique du Nord: May, 30; 16:00–18:00

Moheddine Chaouali / Corisande Fenwick: “Identity, Community and the Funerary Landscape at Bulla Regia in Late Antiquity”

Stefan Ardeleanu: “Materializing Death in Late Antique North Africa: Microregional Epitaphic Habits and Funerary Rituals Contextualized”

David Mattingly / Youssef Bokbot: “From Jorf Torba to Foum Larjam: Late Antique Painted Tombs of the North-Western Sahara”

M. C. Gatto, D. J. Mattingly, N. Ray, M. Sterry (eds.), Burials, Migration and Identity in the Ancient Sahara and Beyond (Cambridge 2019)

This ground-breaking volume explores a series of inter-related key themes in Saharan archaeology and history. Migration and identity formation can both be approached from the perspective of funerary archaeology, using the combined evidence of burial structures, specific rites and funerary material culture, and integrated methods of skeletal analysis including morphometrics, palaeopathology and isotopes. Burial traditions from various parts of the Sahara are compared and contrasted with those of the Nile Valley, the Maghreb and West Africa. Several chapters deal with the related evidence of human migration derived from linguistic study. The volume presents the state of the field of funerary archaeology in the Sahara and its neighbouring regions and sets the agenda for future research on mobility, migration and identity. It will be a seminal reference point for Mediterranean and African archaeologists, historians and anthropologists as well as archaeologists interested in burial and migration more broadly

Journal of Roman Archaeology, 31, 2018

Contributions sur l’Afrique:

  • P. Visonà, Rethinking early Carthaginian coinage, JRA 31, 2018, 7-29
  • S. Ritter – S. Ben Tahar – J. W. E. Fassbinder – L. Lambers, Landscape archaeology and urbanism at Meninx. Results of geophysical prospection on Jerba (2015), JRA 31, 2018, 357–372
  • S. Ardeleanu, Directing the Faithful, Structuring the Sacred Space. Funerary Epigraphy in its Archaeological Context in Late-Antique Tipasa, JRA 31, 2018, 475–501

Bruno D’Andrea, Bambini nel “limbo”: dati e proposte interpretive sui tofet fenici e punici

Il volume offre una sintesi generale e un’analisi critica della documentazione disponibile (diretta e indiretta) relativa ai santuari fenici e punici chiamati tofet, esaminando le diverse proposte interpretative e cercando di prospettare nuove strade e di introdurre nuovi elementi. Dopo le prime scoperte archeologiche della seconda metà del XIX sec. e, soprattutto, dopo la scoperta del tofet di Cartagine nel 1921, questi santuari sono stati considerati il teatro di sacrifici umani, in connessione con le narrazioni di alcuni autori di lingua greco-romana e con la tradizione biblica relativa a Molek/Moloch. A queste ipotesi interpretative si sono affiancate, a partire dalla fine degli anni ’80 del secolo scorso, alcune tesi volte a negare in tutto o in parte l’ipotesi del sacrificio : esse considerano i bambini dei tofet morti per cause naturali e deposti in questi santuari per questioni iniziatico-rituali o come mezzo di comunicazione tra il fedele e la divinità. Il dibattito resta aperto: l’esame complessivo della documentazione non permette attualmente di « uscire dal limbo », cioè di prendere una posizione definitiva sull’argomento, ma soltanto di fissare alcuni punti fermi, escludere alcune opzioni e proporre delle ipotesi.

COLLECTION DE L’ÉCOLE FRANÇAISE DE ROME, 552.
(ROME 2018). ISBN: 978-2-7283-1336-5 170 P.

Compte rendu de M. McCarty: https://brynmawr.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c302ee634698194cc76ef8a8b&id=7c1c6c6900&e=bc2b922872

ASMOSIA XI. Interdisciplinary Studies of Ancient Stone

DANIELA MATETIĆ POLJAK – KATJA MARASOVIĆ (ÉDS.)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF ASMOSIA, SPLIT, 18–22 MAY 2015
(SPLIT 2018) ISBN 978-953-6617-49-4

Contributions sur l’Afrique:

  • S. Ardeleanu, Giallo antico in Context. Distribution, Use and Commercial Actors According to New Stratigraphic Data from the Western Mediterranean (2nd c. BC – late 1st c. AD), 155-165
  • John J. Herrmann and Donato Attanasio, Thasian Connections Overseas: Sculpture in the Cyrene Museum (Libya) Made of Dolomitic Marble from Thasos, 457-466
  • Robert H. Tykot, Ouahiba Bouzidi, John J. Herrmann and Annewies van den Hoek, Marble on Rome’s Southwestern Frontier: Tamugadi and Lambaesis, 467-480
  • Luisa Musso, Laura Buccino, Matthias Bruno, Donato Attanasio and Walter Prochaska, Marble and Sculpture at Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania, Libya): a Preliminary Study Concerning Origin and Workshops, 481-490
  • Ameur Younès, Mohamed Gaied and Wissem Gallala, The Green Schist Marble Stone of Jebel El Hairech (North West of Tunisia): a Multi-Analytical Approach and its Uses in Antiquity, 659-672
  • Younès Rezkallah and Ramdane Marmi, Building Materials and the Ancient Quarries at Thamugadi (East of Algeria), Case Study: Sandstone and Limestone, 673-682

Cahiers du Centre Gustave-Glotz 28, 2017

  • Moheddine Chaouali, Le culte de Neptune et des Nymphes dans la
    ciuitas Thabborensis (pertica Carthaginiensium), CahGlotz 28, 2017, 95–106.
  • Alberto Dalla Rosa, Les successeurs désignés du Prince et leur patrimoine.
    À propos de la délimitation d’Er-Rahel en Maurétanie Césarienne (CIL VIII 21663), CahGlotz 28, 2017, 197–212.
  • Hernán González Bordas, Un nouveau regard sur le dossier des grandes inscriptions agraires d’Afrique contenant le sermo procuratorum, CahGlotz 28, 2017, 213–230.
  • Pierre Cosme, Qu’allait faire Caluia Crispinilla en Afrique ?, CahGlotz 28, 2017, 263–270.
  • Michel Christol, Le légat et la légion à Theveste (Tebessa) sous Domitien, CahGlotz 28, 2017,271–290.
  • Xavier Dupuis, La Numidie de Septime Sévère à Gallien. Province ou diocèse de l’Afrique proconsulaire ?, CahGlotz 28, 2017, 291–308.

Sabine Panzram, Laurent Callegarin (eds.), Entre civitas y madīna. El mundo de las ciudades en la Península Ibérica y en el norte de África (siglos iv‑ix), Collection de la Casa de Velázquez (167) (Madrid 2018)

En las regiones a las dos orillas del Gaditanum fretum existía una concentración de ciudades única en el Imperio. La importancia y el significado de estas ciudades como centros de poder se mantienen -según el debate actual- sin interrupción hasta comienzos del siglo VIII, pero, ¿cómo se desarrolla a partir de entonces, después de estos años que hasta ahora siempre se habían considerado como punto de inflexión decisivo en la historia de estas regiones? Ya en 1985, Hugh N. Kennedy llamó la atención sobre el hecho de que la llamada «Madīna» debería considerarse consecuencia de transformaciones sociales y económicas, más que resultado de una «islamización» abrupta de la sociedad. Este volumen, en función de la nueva valoración del mundo de las ciudades de la Antigüedad tardía, quiere cuestionar sus consecuencias para la época de la temprana Edad Media, desde una perspectiva interdisciplinar y sobre una nueva base material.

Prólogo – Sabine Panzram y Laurent Callegarin


󰁘󰁶Introducción de Sabine Panzram – El mundo de las ciudades en la Península Ibérica y en el norte de África


Hugh N. Kennedy – From Polis to Madina revisited: Some Reflections Tirty Years On, p. 13

Contributions sur l’Afrique:

II. EL MUNDO DE LAS CIUDADES EN EL NORTE DE ÁFRICA
II.1. Perspectivas generales

François Baratte
Les villes du nord de l’Afrique entre Antiquité tardive et conquête arabe. Historiographie récente et nouvelles perspectives

Corisande Fenwick
Early Medieval Urbanism in Ifrīqiya and the Emergence of the Islamic City

II.2. Estudio de casos

Elsa Rocca, Fathi Béjaoui
Occupation urbaine dans le sud-ouest de la Proconsulaire entre Antiquité tardive et Moyen Âge : les cas d’Ammaedara (Haïdra, Tunisie) et de Theveste (Tébessa, Algérie)

Elisabeth Fentress
An Island in Transition. Jerba between the Fifth and the Ninth Centuries

Ridha Ghaddhab
Vie urbaine et activités artisanales dans les villes romaines d’Afrique durant l’Antiquité tardive

Anna Leone
Urban Decor and Public Spaces in Late Antique North Africa

Lennart Gilhaus
Statuen und Stadtkultur im spätantiken Nordafrika

Esther Sánchez Medina
Ciudades, obispos y exilio. Una nueva lectura (geopolítica) de los primeros exilios del África vándala

Patrice Cressier
Quelques remarques sur la genèse des villes islamiques au Maghreb occidental

Yves Dubois, Urs Niffeler (dir.), PICTORES PER PROVINCIAS II – STATUS QUAESTIONIS, Actes du 13e Colloque de l’AIPMA, Lausanne, 12–16 septembre 2016 (2018)

Contributions sur l’Afrique:

  • A. Santucci, La pittura funeraria in Cirenaica (Libia), pp. 205–220.
  • B. Bianchi, La pittura parietale in Tripolitania: tematiche e sviluppi dei sistemi decorativi attraverso testimonianze edite e inedite, pp. 239–256.
  • J. Zelazowski, La pittura parietale in Cirenaica (Libia), pp. 221–238.
  • T. Lappi, Spätpunische Wanddekorationen Karthagos und ihre überregionalen Vergleiche, pp. 257-268.
  • A. Barbet, Peintures murales de Dougga retrouvées dans le Fonds Poinssot, pp. 269–276.
  • K. Zinai, La peinture murale en Maurétanie césarienne et en Numidie (Algérie). Quelques fragments vers une synthèse, pp. 277–290.
    L. Es-Sadra, La peinture murale en Maurétanie tingitane. Etude de synthèse, pp. 291–310.