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Preliminary Schedule (as of Feb. 22)


Friday, May 14
Time (EDT) Time (GMT)
9:00 – 9:50 Welcome 13:00 – 13:50
Remarks by Organizers Begin at 9:30 EDT
10:00 – 12:00 Session 1: Expertise and Hierarchy 14:00 – 16:00
Social Hierarchy and Work Hierarchy: Indistinct Status within the Manual Production Workshop. Slaves’ Example. Eléonore Favier (Université Lumière Lyon II)
Athenian Bank: A Glowing Example of Labour Specialization Giacinto Falco (Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa)
A New Understanding of the Division of Specialized Labor in the Roman Building Industry Christopher Motz (University of Cincinnati)
The Selection and Recruitment of Freed Agricultural Procuratores in Roman Italy Alex Cushing (Independent Scholar)
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch/Coffee Break 16:00 – 17:30
1:30 – 3:30 Session 2: Ideology and Definitions of Labor 17:30 – 19:30
One Man, Two Jobs: The Justice of Moneymaking in Plato’s Republic Daniel Silvermintz (University of Houston – Clear Lake)
Quin tu aliquid saltem potius, quorum indiget usus: Poetry at Work in Vergil’s Eclogues Katherine Dennis (Princeton University)
The Invisible Thread: The Evidence for Social Context and Gender in Textile Production in Roman Britain Sara Rumberg (Independent Scholar)
Favour or Debt: The Ciceronian Prejudice against Contract Labour in Paul’s Letter to the Romans J. LaRae Cherukara (University of Oxford)
4:00 – 5:30 Keynote: Dr. David Hollander (Iowa State University)   20:00 – 21:30
5:30 – 6:30 Happy Hour 21:30 – 22:30
Saturday, May 15
Time (EDT) Time (GMT)
9:00 – 9:50 Welcome Back 13:00 – 13:50
10:00 – 12:00 Session 3: Individuality and Commemoration 14:00 – 16:00
The Housewife in the Funerary Monument: Why Domestic  Work was Considered Specialized Labor in Classical Athens Florencia de Graaff (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Pastorum Convenarumque: The Mythic Herdsman and Roman Identity Selena Ross (Rutgers University)
Forging Specialization: Tool Imagery and Identity on the Funerary Monuments of Roman Blacksmiths Allan B. Daoust (Thorneloe University at Laurentian)
Educating Slaves: Who Were the Educators of Rome’s Youth? A Survey of the Representation of (Former) Slave Educators in Funerary Epigraphy from the Latin West Madison Rolls (University of Edinburgh)
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch/Coffee Break 16:00 – 17:30
1:30 – 3:30 Session 4: Location and Causation 17:30 – 19:30
What Kind of Specialization? The Archaeological Indicators of Pottery Production Specialization in Pre-Roman Central Tyrrhenian Italy (8th-6th c. BCE) Mattia D’Acri (University of Missouri)
Builders for the Gods. Trophonius and Agamedes. The Oracular Cult in Lebadea Lavinia Maria Silvia Fallea (Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Archeologici, Università degli Studi di Catania)
Theophrastus and the Door-Makers of Athens David Lewis (University of Edinburgh)
The Fenomeno Associativo and the Specialized Labour in Two Trade Hubs of the Roman West: Ostia and Lugdunum (II-III C. AD) Simone Ciambelli (Università di Bologna)
4:00 – 5:30 Keynote: Dr. Lynne Kvapil (Butler University)   20:00 – 21:30
5:30 – 6:30 Farewell and Happy Hour 21:30 – 22:30