Volcanic forcing triggers revolt and suppresses interstate conflict in Hellenistic Egypt, Joseph Manning, History
Joseph Manning is William K. and Marilyn Milton Simpson Professor of Classics and Professor of History and Senior Research Scholar in Law. He works in the field of Hellenistic history with particular focus on the legal and economic history of Ptolemaic Egypt. His current work, using climate history to provide new perspectives on life and conflict in Hellenistic Egypt were sparked by an initiative called “Climates of History,” funded by YCEI and the Whitney Humanities Center.
His other research interests include the changing historical roles of governance, reforms of the state, legal institutions, formation of markets, and new economic institutions (coinage, banking) in traditional socio-economic patterns in the ancient world. He is also deeply concerned with Papyrology, the interpretation of ancient sources, and bringing to bear the historical social sciences, particularly Economic Sociology and economic and legal theory, to ancient history.
A light lunch will be served.