CfP International Conference ‘Migration in Antiquity’ 04-26 – 05-01 2020, Conference Center Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland
Migration has been a fact of life throughout the history of mankind.
The 5-day international conference will consider both historical
examples and theoretical models of why, how and under which conditions
migration processes happen, and of the impact migration has on
incoming and welcoming populations groups. Papers covering different
periods and/or methodological approaches will be welcome, but a
special focus shall lie on historical examples from the Ancient Near
East to enable a discussion of specific migration processes, and their
reception in the short and long-term in context.
A particular aim of the conference will be to foster exchange between
scholars active in different fields. To facilitate this, the
conference will combine discussion panels with the delivery of
traditional papers on four pre-defined topics, namely on: (1) Reasons
for Migration; (2) Modes of Migration; (3) Reaction to Migration; (4)
Consequences of Migration. The conference will result in a volume of