Semantics and Lexical Fields of Slavery and Other Forms of Asymmetrical Dependencies

Workshop, 5-6 March 2020, Bonn, Germany

First workshop of the year on the topic of "Semantics and Lexical Fields"

Research Area A will hold its first workshop of the year on the topic of
Semantics and Lexical Fields of Slavery and other Forms of Asymmetrical Dependencies.

There will be a number of speakers from the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies presenting different case studies from different regions of the entire globe and times from Antiquity to the 20th century.

Stephan Conermann and Jeannine Bischoff

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Thursday, March 5

10–10:30 am 
Welcome and Introduction
Jeannine Bischoff, Stephan Conermann, Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies

10:30–11:15 am 
Indefinite Terms? Social Groups in Early Bronze Age China (c. Thirteenth–Eighth centuries B.C.E.) and Strong Asymmetrical Dependency
Susanne Adamski, Chinese Studies

11:15–12 noon 
Highly Formalized but Rather Informal? Language(s) of Labor in Pharaonic Egypt
Ludwig Morenz, Egyptology

12–12:30 pm 
Coffee Break

12:30–1:15 pm
The Semantic Field of "servant/servitude" in the Old Testament
Ulrich Berges, Old Testament Studies

1:15–2:15 pm

2:15–3 pm
Dependent Rural Population in Archaic and Classical Greece: Free Persons, Slaves or Something between Free Persons and Slaves?
Winfried Schmitz, Ancient History

3–3:45 pm
Terms of Dependency in Late Antique Latin Law Texts
Martin Schermaier, Roman Law and Comparative Legal History

3:45–4:15 pm
Coffee Break

4:15–5 pm
Visualizations and Expressions of Dependencies in Classic Maya Narratives: A Semiotic Approach
Christian Prager, Anthropology of the Americas

7 pm

Friday, March 6

10–10:45 am
Forms of Strong Asymmetric Dependency in Maliki Law: Normative Perspectives
Anna Kollatz, History of the Islamicate World

10:45–11:30 am
What Is a "Mamluk"? Semantic Approaches
Stephan Conermann, History of the Islamicate World

11:30–12 noon
Coffee Break

12–12:45 pm
Modes of Manumission: What Terms Used for Emancipation Tell us about Dependencies in Ottoman Society
Veruschka Wagner, Ottoman Studies

12:45–1:45 pm

1:45–2:30 pm
Between Discrediting and Acceptance: Covering Kazakh and Central Asian Forms of Strong Social Asymmetrical Dependencies in the Russian Imperial Administrative Documents in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Elena Smolarz, History of the Islamicate World

2:30–3:15 pm
Contemporary and Modern Translations of Terms for Dependent People in Early Modern Russian Records
Hans-Heinrich Nolte, East European History

3:15–3:45 pm
Coffee Break

3:45–4:30 pm
Asymmetrical Dependencies in Tibetan Societies: An Inventory of Words and Phrases
Jeannine Bischoff, Tibetan Studies

4:30–5 pm
Wrap up

We kindly ask you to let us if you would like to join us for the workshop via this link (as we need to plan space and food wise).

The workshop will take place in the rooms of the Department of Law:

University of Bonn

Department of Law
Room: "Fakultätssitzungsraum Juridicum" 
Adenauerallee 24–42
53113 Bonn