"Politik des Austauschs: Internationales Symposion Modelle politischer Systeme und Interaktionsformen in der Ägäis und im Vorderen Orient im 2. Jt. v. Chr."
Following the detailed discussions about modes of culture contacts and exchanges in previous research the symposion addresses questions of the specific mechanisms and routes of exchange. How and by which means did material commodities and knowledge circulate among the Great Powers, lesser independent states and vassal kingdoms of the Aegean, Anatolia, Syria, the Levant, Mesopotamia and Egypt in the 2nd millennium BC? Combining written and archaeological sources the aim is to develop a perspective on the specific forms of exchange (re)considering the interaction of political and economic forces. One of the sessions is "Egypt and its External Relations".
Date: May 30, 2012-June 2, 2012