Organized by Edmund Burke III and
A Conference of the UC World History
A multicampus research program supported by the University of
California, Office of the President, by the Dean of the College of
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at UC-Riverside, by the
UC-Riverside Department of History, and by other UC campuses.
(updated May 12, 2006)
Saturday, May 20, 2006
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Reconceptualizing the Ancient World
Charles Hedrick (History, UCSC)
Paper, “"The Greeks and Modernity”
Ron Mellor (History, UCLA)
Paper, “World History and the California Textbook Adoption”
Stefan Tanaka (History, UCSD)
Paper, “Japan Discovers History: Ancients and the Eradication of
Comment: David Christian (History, SDSU)
Coffee Break (10:30-10:45)
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Panel 2: The
Mediteranean and the World
Beth Pollard (History, SDSU)
Paper, “World History in the First Century CE: Pliny's Natural
History and the Flavian Temple of Peace”
Aaron Irvin (History, UCLA)
Paper, “Regional Foundations For Internationalism In The Ancient
Near East: The Case Of Canaan”
Rex Stem (Classics, UC Davis)
Paper, “Force and Persuasion: Caesar and Cicero as Models for
Republicanism in a Global World”
Andrew J. Abalahin (History, SDSU)
Paper, “’Sino-Pacifica’: Conceptualizing Greater Southeast Asia as a
Sub-Arena of World History”
Comment: Ross E. Dunn (History, SDSU)
Lunch: 12:30 – 1:30. Lunch will be provided on-site.
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Perspectives on Ancient Africa
Willeke Wendrich (Near East Languages and Cultures, UCLA)
Paper, “Ancient globalization: Indian Ocean trade and the Greco-Roman
harbor of Berenike (Egyptian Red Sea coast)”
Chris Ehret (History, UCLA)
Paper, “Africa in Early World History”
Ray Kea (History, UC Riverside)
Paper, "Africa and Ancient History (2000 BCE-600 CE)"
Chipasha Luchembe (Independent scholar)
Paper, “Some Aspects of the Indian Ocean and the Interior of Southern
3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Charles C. Mann (Journalist and Writer)
Paper, "Removing the Americas from 'Prehistory'"
Nat Zappia, (History, UCSC)
Paper, “’Ancient’ California: Reflections on 1769”
Judith Habicht-Mauche (Anthropology, UCSC)
Paper, “Archaeology and the Native American Past”
Comment: Patricia Seed (History, UC Irvine)
Saturday evening: Conference Banquet,
Sunday, May 21
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Panel 5: The Rise and
Fall of Empires
Chris Chase-Dunn, Alexis Alvarez, Anders Carlson, and Hiroko Inoue.
Institute for Research on World-Systems (Sociology, UC Riverside)
Paper, "Upward sweeps of empire and city growth since the Bronze
Coffee Break 10:15 –10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. –11:30 a.m.
A Conversation with the Late Antiquity
MRG (Michele Salzmann and Claudia Rapp)
11:30 – noon
Business Meeting of the World History
Box lunches will be available to eat
on-site or carry along.