Advanced students with special interest/training either in any of the ancient cultures of the wider Mediterranean and West Asia (archaeology, languages, history, historiography) or with specific training/focus in cross-regional migration and identity display of another period or area.
On completion of this course, students will
- have a deeper understanding of the complexity of socio-cultural dynamics in the Mediterranean and West Asian area of connectivity in the 8th–4th c. BCE
- be able to assess the multilateral responses to cross-regional migration in this phase of increasing globalisation
- be familiar with a range of methodological and theoretical approaches to commit critical research on cross-regional identity display
- be aware of their strengths and weaknesses regarding oral and written argumentation techniques for international scientific presentations.
Opetusta järjestetään vähintään joka toinen vuosi.
This course focuses on an early phase of globalisation. In the 8th to 4th c. BCE, the wider Mediterranean region and West Asia witness a leap in cross-regional migration with regard to the geographical and social scope of people on the move. We will study this increasing entanglement in the micro-cosmos of Egypt, where a wide range of strategies for displaying cross-regional identities is reflected in the cultural output. Special attention is given to the questions of how these primary sources can be addressed to reveal the social dynamics and motivations behind them and how our modern prospects are to detect the human beings behind the artefacts.
Contact teaching; attendance requirement is 80%.
The study materials will be provided in the introductory session based on the group composition.
As general introductions check out
- Vittmann, Günter (2003): Ägypten und die Fremden (Kulturgeschichte der antiken Welt 97), Mainz: Zabern.
- Winnicki, Jan Krzysztof (2009): Late Egypt and Her Neighbours. Foreign Population in Egypt in the First Millennium BC (The Journal of Juristic Papyrology. Supplements 12), Warsaw: Warsaw University: Faculty of Law and Administration, Warsaw University: Institute of Archaelogy, Fundacja im. Raflała Taubenschlaga.
- vaaditun kirjallisuuden lukeminen
- osallistuminen luentoihin
- esseen kirjoittaminen
- esitelmän pito oppitunnilla.
The assessment practices and criteria will be in accordance with the University of Helsinki’s criteria. The University of Helsinki’s grading scale of 0–5 will be applied. Grading is based on active participation, an oral presentation, an essay, a lecture diary, and a final exam. At least 50% of total points are required to pass (1).
Lectures, seminars, in-class group discussions and course assignments such as a lecture diary, presentations, essays.