The Tyrrhenian Sea appears as a geographically well defined space, enclosed within the Italian
coasts and the big islands. During the Proto-historic Age, therefore, this is the scenery of development for a mosaic of cultures whose some will produce the under-layer of great ancient civilizations. With the setting of the cultural, commercial and colonial nets, of archaic and then classic periods, native and far-away peoples here give their contribution to the building up of new complex identities, although joined together thanks to the shared vector of the navigations and of the exchanges. Their cohabitation on a territory more and more reduced by the economic tensions and by the early will of predominance, at the origin of the first international conflicts in the Western Mediterranean Sea, will arrive therefore very often to some worthy forms of syncretism and of melting, voluntary or forced ones. Therefore, Ligurians, Etruscans and other peoples of the Pre-Roman Italy, Sicilians, Sardinians, Corses, but also Greeks and Punicians have given a contribute, after a balance concept, continuously put under discussion, into writing almost four centuries of small or big stories, up to the arrival of the Roman world.
The aim of the international day of studies FERTIGE13 (acronym of Iron –Age-, Tyrrhenian – Sea-, Genoa 2013) is to make dynamic the net of the young researchers, gathering about a dozen of PhD students and PhD doctors (up to five years since the end of the PhD), from different nations, who deal subjects concerning the space and the chronology in this way defined for the meeting, with a special remark for the inter-disciplinary approaches. The lecturers will be invited to present some papers related to this subject, pointing out the setting within a context on an inter-regional scale and focusing on the concerned methods, in the optic to compare at the best the nowadays dynamics of research among the different institutions.
This workshop will be kept on Thursday the 5th of December 2013 at the University of Genoa (University of the Studies of Genoa, via Balbi 2, 16126 Genoa). The papers will be in Italian, French or English; they will last 20 minutes and they will be followed by 10 minutes of discussion. A summary of about 300 words with the presentation of title and of the content of the paper, as well as the affiliation and statute remarks of the lecturer (or lecturers), jointly to a CV summarized in an A4, will have to be sent within the 15th of September 2013 to the organizing committee:
Doctorant, Università degli Studi di Genova, Université d’Aix/Marseille I
Chercheur associé, LAMPEA, Université Aix-Marseille I, LRA Corse
The summary will be submitted to the scientific board of the workshop who will examine every
proposal in sight of the acceptation or not, and will communicate it within the 15th of October 2013.