November 14-15, 2019
Hosted by the UCSB Department of Classics and Argyropoulos Endowment in Hellenic Studies, together with the Department of History, IHC’s Research Focus Group in Slavery, Captivity, and the Meaning of Freedom, College of Letters & Science, and Humanities & Fine Arts.
This colloquium aims to re-evaluate traditional narratives surrounding freed slaves in the Roman world by asking how and to what extent they participated in society and how they and others represented that process. Papers address the problem of defining “the freedman” as a social category while acknowledging the diversity of this population, the vibrancy and complexity of its cultural practices, and its close involvement with other groups, including the aristocracy and the freeborn plebs.
Dan-el Padilla Peralta
University of Dayton
University of British Columbia
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Angelo State University
The colloquium is free and open to the public. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all registered participants. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 7.
Accommodation will be available at Pacifica Suites at a reduced rate (while supplies last) that includes breakfast and shuttle service to and from campus. The most convenient airport is Santa Barbara Airport (SBA). Shuttle service from LAX is available through Santa Barbara Airbus. The Amtrak station closest to campus is Goleta.