UTMACS Seminar: Matt McCarty

When and Where

Friday, March 17, 2023 1:10 pm to 4:00 pm
On Zoom


Matt McCarty


2022-23 UTM Annual Classics Seminar Series

Matt McCarty
University of British Colombia  (Canada)


We cordially invite you to the next talk in our 2022/23 UTM Annual Classics Seminar Series.

Professor Matthew McCarty (UBC) will present on

Colonial Comparisons: subcult(ures) and subaltern lifeways in Roman Africa

Professor McCarty’s talk will take place on Friday, March 17, 1:10 pm. This will be an online only event: you can join us on Zoom (details below).

Like the other seminars in our series, after a break this talk will be followed by a seminar-style discussion at approx. 3 pm.

Matthew McCarty has provided the following abstract:

The stories told of Africa under the Roman Empire have long been built from comparison (or elision) of colonial pasts and presents. This paper challenges the dominant narratives born of such comparison—of “African permanence” and imperially-led development economics—by using ethnoarchaeological comparison to build alternative understandings of subaltern communities, their lifeways, and their cult practices, especially in the forestlands of the Maghreb. The source-discussion portion will focus on a series of inscribed monuments that offer rare glimpses of the textures and conflicts of rural life in a Roman province, aimed at developing better understanding of the social dynamics on the margins of empire.

Zoom details:
Time: March 17, 2023, 1:00 PM America/Toronto

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://utoronto.zoom.us/j/81475538195

Meeting ID: 814 7553 8195
Passcode: please contact Prof. Bendlin for the passcode.