Global Asia at the NYU Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora presents
338 BCE and the Transformation of Ancient Afro-Eurasia
Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton)
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 @ 5:00-6:30pm
NYU Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora
14A Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003
This event is free and open to the public, however an RSVP is required.
The second half of the 4th c. BCE witnesses a series of dramatic transformations throughout Afro-Eurasia, foremost among them a rapid escalation in state formation processes and the emergence of new (or newly aggressive) territorial empires. Concentrating on the 330s BCE, this lecture will pair a thick description of these transformations with an attempt at their analysis.
Dan-el Padilla Peralta is Associate Professor of Classics, and associated faculty in African American Studies, at Princeton University. He is the author of Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League (Penguin 2015) and Divine Institutions: Religions and Community in the Middle Roman Republic (Princeton 2020); and he has co-edited Rome, Empire of Plunder: The Dynamics of Cultural Appropriation (Cambridge 2017) and Making the Middle Republic: New Approaches to Rome and Italy, c. 400-200 BCE (Cambridge 2023). He is currently working on Classicism and Other Phobias, the subject of his 2022 W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures at Harvard. He is a volume co-editor for The Cambridge History of the African Diaspora and sits on the board of the RaceB4Race collective.