Final conference - The Aršama Archive: Conclusions and Prospects

Please register by sending the form to before 19 June

There is a very limited amount of accommodation available for people who wish to attend the conference (at £64.50 per night): enquiries about this should be sent, by e-mail, at the same time as the registration form.

5-7 July, 2011

Provisional programme

5 July

9.30-9.45 Welcome and Introduction

9.45-10.30 Amelie Kuhrt

From the wider empire to the world of Arshama

10.30-11.15 Lindsay Allen

Provenance, conservation and material study of the Bodleian letters

11.15-11.45 Coffee

11.45-12.30 Bezalel Porten

Aramaic in the Persian Empire: here, there and everywhere

12.30-1.15 Shaul Shaked

The late Achaemenid Empire viewed from Bactra

1.15-2.00 Lunch

2.00-2.45 Jan Tavernier

Persian in official documents and the processes of multilingual administration

2.45-3.00 Michael Jursa

Imperium & Officium: bureaucracy & the imperial state

3.00-3.45 John Ma

Making things happen: the rhetoric of administration

3.45-4.00 Tea

4.00-4.45 Wouter Henkelman

Further perspectives on travel in the Achaemenid empire

5.00-6.00 Elamite class (Wouter Henkelman)

Wednesday 6 July

9.30-10.15 Arthur Keaveney

Frustrated frondeurs or loyal king’s men? Some remarks on the nobility at the Achaemenid court

10.15-11.00 Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

The King’s robe

11-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.15 Deniz Kaptan

Arshama’s seal and the art of the western empire

12.15-1.00 Mark Garrison

The sealing of administrative documents: bureaucratic identity and ideological statement in Persia and the provinces

1.00-1.45 Lunch

1.45-2.30 Günter Vittmann

The multi-ethnic world of Persian Egypt

2.30-3.15 Lisbeth Fried

Did Local Autonomy exist in the Achaemenid Empire?

3.15-3.30 Tea

3.30-4.15 Gard Granerod

Jedaniah, the Temple of YHW at Elephantine and the Persian Authorities: Reflections upon the Jedaniah Archive

4.15-5.00 John Ray

The Achaemenid Impact upon Egypt

5.00-6.00 Elamite class (Wouter Henkelman)

Thursday 7 July

9.30-10.15 Christopher Tuplin

Machimoi & Medes: Soldiers in Achaemenid Egypt

10.15-11.00 John Hyland

Arshama, Egypt and the Peloponnesian War

11-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.15 John Ma

Arshama the vampire


Summary and prospects

1.00 Lunch and farewell