Filozofická Fakulta
Ústav pro klasickou arecheologii
Ústav pro klasickou arecheologii

Konference: Exchange of Goods and Ideas. Long Distance Trade in Asia in the 1st millennium AD.

Exchange of goods and ideas.

Long distance trade in Asia in the 1st millennium AD.


Warsaw, April 18-20, 2016

Scientific Programme

Monday, 18.04.2016:

9.30 Opening ceremony

Session I:

10.00-10.30 Prof. Andreas Schmidt-Colinet (Institut für Klassische Archäologie, Universität Wien): Exchange of goods and ideas between East and West: Ancient and recent archaeological evidence from Palmyra.

10.30-11.00 Dr Mariusz Gwiazda (Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw): Tortoiseshell trade between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea during the Roman Period.

11.00-11.30 Iwona Zych (Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw): Traveling oil lamps — the view from the Red Sea harbour of Berenike. 

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 12.30 Marek Woźniak (Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw): The Indian steel route: invention and spread of crucible steel-making down the ancient trade routes.

12.30 – 13.00 Dr Eivind Heldaas Seland (Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion Department, University of Bergen): Commodities and circuits in ancient Indian trade: a network approach.

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

Session II:

14.30 – 15.00 Dr Sergey Lapteff (Miho Museum): Central Asia on the crossroads of trade in prestigious goods in the 2-1 millennium BC: natural minerals and glass.

15.00 – 15.30 Marcin Wagner (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw): Fire temples in Central Asia at the beginning of the 1st millennium BC.

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 16.30 Dr Ladislav Stanco (Institute of Classical Archaeology, Charles University, Prague): What is Roman about Central Asia?

16.30 – 17.00 Prof. Marek Jan Olbrycht (Department of Ancient History and Oriental Studies, University of Rzeszów): Trade in the Caspian Sea Basin in the Parthian period.

17.00 – 17.30 Dr Joseph Zaya (Sociology and Politology Department, Finance University under the Goverment of Russian Federation): Communities of the Church of the East (so called 'Nestorian') across the trade roads.

19.00 Exhibition “Poles on the Silk Road” – opening ceremony and reception.

Tuesday, 19.04.2016

Session III:

9.30 – 10.00 Prof. Lin Ying (Department of History, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou): Ethnicity and social ranks: A preliminary report on the Byzantine gold coins and imitations uncovered from Baryannur Sum, Kulgan Province, Mongolia.

10.00  - 10.30 Dr Li Yusheng (School of Cultural Heritage, Northwest Unversity, Xi’an): Integrated study of the copper ewer from Qingshan Buddhist temple of Tang Dynasty.

10.30 – 11.00 Dr Bartłomiej Szmoniewski (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences): A Brief history of the lion as an ornamental motif in China from Han to Tang Times.

11.00  - 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.00 Paweł Janik (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw): Origin of "Hunnic" Cauldrons - Another Link Between Huns and Xiongnu.

12.00 – 12.30 Robert Żukowski (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences): Monsoon traders. Arab merchants in Guangzhou.

12.30 – 13.00 Dr Kiyohide Saito (Archaeological Institute of Kashihara, Nara Prefecture): Tomb no 126 at Niizawa, Nara.

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

Session IV:

14.30 – 15.00  Prof. Sergey Yatsenko (Department of the History and Theory of Culture. Russian State University for the Humanities): Trade and gifts in the nomadic societies of the 1st c. BCE – 3rd c. CE.

15.00 – 15.30  Dr Helen Wang (Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum): Textiles as money on the Silk Road.

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 16.30 Dominika Kossowska (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw): Early history of cotton.

16.30 – 17.00 Dr Marta Żuchowska (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw): Woollen textiles in China. Import, value and redistribution.

Wenesday, 20.04.2015

Session V:

9.30-10.00 Roman Żuchowicz (Institute of History, University of Warsaw): Terebinthus: polemical construct or historical figure? An investigation about historicity of some 'Buddha' in Acta Archelai.

10.00 -10.30 Katarzyna Sarek (Departent of Oriental Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracow): Ideal, Treasure Country: The Image of Roman Empire in Minor Chinese Sources.

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.-11.30 Mirosław Michalak (Department of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw): China in the Early Arabic and Persian Accounts: A Literary and Cultural Aproach.

11.30 – 12.00 Michał Adamiak (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw): Chin and Machin. Diverse visions of Faghfur’s kingdom in Gardisi’s Zain al-Akhbar (11 c. AD).

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch


Conference financed from the funds of National Science Centre, Poland, granted by decision no: DEC-2012/07/E/HS3/01028

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