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Special Seminar: Feasting in Archaic Greece

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Kod przedmiotu: 3104-SD19PCH Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 08.3 / (0222) Historia i archeologia
Nazwa przedmiotu: Special Seminar: Feasting in Archaic Greece
Jednostka: Instytut Historyczny
Grupy: Przedmioty okołoseminaryjne, studia II stopnia
Zajęcia obcojęzyczne w IH UW
Punkty ECTS i inne: (brak)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
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Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

Feasting in Archaic Greece

Lesson 1: Previous scholarship and current research on feasting

Lesson 2: How to define a feast? Between feasts and daily meals

Lesson 3: Feasting in Early Iron Age Aegean contexts

Lesson 4: Feasting and the symposium in Archaic Athens and beyond.

18 Nov 2019, 9:45-11:30 AM, room 4

19 Nov 2019, 9:45-11:30 AM, room 101

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

Over the last three decades, feasting has become an established field of research in anthropology, history and archaeology. Feasting played a formative role in domestic, ritual and mortuary activities, in the construction of communal behavior and communities’ networking. Feasts are important in establishing sentiments of friendship, kinship, and community solidarity, as well as in cementing bonds between social groups. They provide an arena for the symbolic representation and active manipulation of social relations. It was during feasts that ideal settings for collective cohesion or exclusivity were offered.

The course is structured around four lessons: Lesson 1 examines previous scholarship and current research on feasting. Lesson 2 focuses primarily on the terminology of feasting. We also examine whether daily meals resemble feast gatherings and whether it is always feasible to distinguish them in the archaeological record. Lesson 3 discusses the forms of feasting after the collapse of the Mycenaean palatial world. We bring together older and recent archaeological evidence from a range of Early Iron Age sites in the Aegean, covering feasting equipment, buildings/installations for commensal activities and other types of indications, including faunal and floral remains now more widely published. The aim is to discuss the multi-faceted social nature of feasts in these periods, as well as to detect continuity and/or change in the years of transition. Lesson 4 focuses on feasting in Archaic Athens in comparison to feasting activities in the Attic countryside to discuss how households invested in occasional formal drinking based (for Athens) on C. Lynch (2011) fundamental research.

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

Lesson 1

Dietler, M. and B. Hayden (eds) 2001. Feasts. Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives on Food, Politics and Power, Washington.

Halstead, P. and J. C. Barrett (eds) 2004. Food, Cuisine and Society in Prehistoric Greece, Sheffield.

Hastorf, C. A. 2017. The Social Archaeology of Food. Thinking about Eating from Prehistory to the Present, Cambridge.

Van den Eijnde, F. et al. (eds) 2018. Feasting and Polis Institutions, Leiden.

Lesson 2

Pollock, S. (ed.) 2015. Between Feasts and Daily Meals. Towards and Archaeology of Commensal Spaces, Berlin.

Lesson 3

Wright, J. C. (ed.) 2004. The Mycenaean Feast, Princeton.

Fox, R. S. 2012. Feasting Practices and Changes in Greek Society from the Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age, Oxford.

Lesson 4

Lynch, K. 2011. The Symposium in Context. Pottery from a Late Archaic House near the Athenian Agora (Hesperia supp. 46), Princeton.

Murray, O. (ed.) 1990. Sympotica: A Symposium on the Symposion, Oxford.

Weçowski, M. 2014. The Rise of the Greek Aristocratic Banquet, Oxford.

Efekty uczenia się: (tylko po angielsku)

Students will acquire knowledge about the attitudes and forms of feasting that formed important aspects of the Archaic and Classical Greek culture. In class and for their daily assignments they will be encouraged to think critically about how different historical and archaeological narratives can be constructed from a diverse range of sources. In the final lesson they will be asked to form an original argument and pose new questions, based on the evidence, which also respond to current scholarly debates. The course promotes exchange and cross-fertilization among the involved disciplines of history and archaeology helping students to understand the value of learning to work in both disciplines.

Metody i kryteria oceniania: (tylko po angielsku)

Students will be evaluated through their attendance, participation, and group work in the two three-hour classes.

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Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Warszawski.