☼ ASOR/EPHE European Symposium on violence
- co-organized with Randall W. Younker
- Paris, La Sorbonne, Liard amphitheater
- September 4-5, 2018. Morning sessions, 8:45 - 1pm
➟ Interaction between Violence, Order, and Conflict within the Political Sphere of Ancient Worlds
What are the justifications for human violence used by rulers in ancient Near East and neighboring regions? How was violence used and in what forms? In their book “Order, Conflict and Violence,” Stathis N. Kalyvas, Ian Shapiro and Masoud Tarek (2008) highlight the lack of integration between order, conflict and violence in the study of human behavior. What are the dynamics of order for our periods according to context? What proportion of violence was for the order? What is the part of objectivity in investigating violence? And to what extent can narrative literature and images help us to understand violence in Ancient Worlds? By questioning the interaction between violence, order, and conflict within the scope of politics, the aim of this symposium is to reassess our understanding of violence in the Ancient World from the Neolithic to the Late Antiquity periods. We would very much appreciate multidisciplinary collaborations between the philologist, philosopher, sociologist, political historian, military historian, anthropologist, and archaeologist from contemporary and ancient times.