15 Jun Crossing Borderlands Research Focus Group
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Registering for the Core Seminar for Credit
Interested graduate students can receive 2 credits per quarter for attending the meetings by registering for the seminar under INT 594AB – ANCIENT BORDERLANDS. They should register for 2 credits, and for a non-letter grade option. Completion of one year of the Core Seminar is a requirement for the Ph.D. emphasis. Contact the instructor John W I. Lee for more information.
Contact Information and List of Participants
Participation is open to all interested scholars. Please contact Prof. Digeser or Prof. MacLean if you wish to be included and receive mailings about our events.
Statement of Purpose
The Crossing Borderlands Research Focus Group unites UCSB faculty and graduate students with common research interests in the history of Mediterranean antiquity, broadly conceived. We are investigating the process by which groups define, create and maintain their identities over time. The creation of boundaries, among ethnic, political, or religious groups, is a dynamic activity that can be reflected, not only by changes in material culture, but also in the rhetorical strategies adopted by ancient authors and the political tactics pursued by those seeking power. As members of several departments, including Classics, History and Religious Studies, we are also interested in challenging the disciplinary boundaries between us, believing that we have much to learn from one another.
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