Fifteenth Symposium of the Melammu Project ‟Clash of Civilizations? Sedentary and non-sedentary populations” Graz (Austria), 21-24 September 2022
The Melammu Project – The Heritage of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East.
We are very pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for the 15th Symposium of the Melammu Project with the topic Clash of Civilizations? Sedentary and non-sedentary populations hosted by the Institute of Classics at the University of Graz is now open.
With his book ‟The Clash of Civilizations”, published in 1996, Samuel P. Huntington started a very controversial debate about the possibility of conflicts between different cultural areas in the 21st century, especially between Western civilization and Chinese and Islamic cultures. The 15th Melammu Symposium in Graz puts this modern discussion into a completely different context by asking whether the label ‟Clash of civilizations” is suitable for the manifold relations between sedentary and non-sedentary groups in ancient cultures. There are four research-panels: (1) Entanglement and interactions, (2) Conflicts, (3) Mobile groups and state formation and (4) Religious interactions.