Systemic Boundaries IROWS-ISA workshop program
Saturday March 5, 2016 UCR

8:00 am: Workshop registration

8:30 am: Welcome. Milagros Pena, UCR Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

8:45am: Session 1 (75 minutes; 4 fifteen minute presentations and general discussion):
      "The spatio-temporal boundaries of whole (1) interstate systems, and (2) trade systems: specifying decision rules
        for systemness"

                   • Robert Hanneman, Hiroko Inoue, and Christopher Chase-Dunn “Network Boundaries and System-ness”
                   • David Wilkinson “When States-Systems Unite: Spatio-Temporal Boundary and Transition Issues
                        in the Unification of the Central, Far Eastern and Indic States-Systems”

                   • Peter Turchin, “Quantifying the Evolution of Social Complexity with Seshat: Global History Databank”
                   • Christopher Chase-Dunn, Hiroko Inoue, and Teresa Ann Neal , “High Bar Rules of Thumb for
                        Time-Mapping Systemic Interaction Networks”

10:00 am: break

10:15 am Session 2 (90 minutes; 5 fifteen minute presentations and general discussion):
      “Interstate and trade systems1: the Aegean, the Indian Ocean, Japan, Southeast Asia, Ireland, Scandinavia,
        South Asia/East Asia”

                   • Philippe Beaujard “World-system cycles since 1000 BC. Temporal boundaries and factors affecting
                        the pulse of the system”

                   • Ian Morris “The Aegean and the Central System: trade and military interaction”
                   • Hiroko Inoue “East Asian Trade and Political-Military Networks: the role of pirates and merchants
                        in the development the East Asian world-system”

                   • Robert A. Denemark “The Irish and the Vikings on the Edge of Central Civilization”
                   • Teresa Neal “The Indian Ocean System: military and trade systemic connectedness with the Central System,
                        East Asia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia"

11:45 am (30 minutes): Lunch

12:15 pm: Session 3 (90 minutes; 5 fifteen minute presentations and general discussion):
      “Interstate and Trade systems 2: East Asia and the Central System, Southeast Asia/East Asia, South Asia/Southeast Asia,
        Central Asia”

                   • Victoria Tin-bor Hui, “How Peaceful was Historical Asia? It Depends on How You Count States”
                   • Eugene N. Anderson “Afroeurasian Systemic Connections”
                   • Ho-fung Hung “Tribute-Trade System and Maritime Capitalism in Early Modern East Asia
                        The Rise and Fall of Koxinga ”

                   • Thomas D. Hall “Bounding The Fuzzy Zone at the Edges of World-Systems"
                   • Sing Chew “From the Nanhai to the Indian Ocean and Beyond: Southeast Asia in the Maritime
                        ‘Silk’ Roads of the Eurasian World Economy 200 BC – AD500”

1:45 pm: break

2:00 pm: Session 4 (75 minutes; 4 fifteen minute presentations and general discussion):
      “Interstate and Trade systems3: Mesopotamia/Egypt; Mesoamerica; Western North America”

                   • Frances Berdan “Late Postclassic Mesoamerican Trade Networks and Imperial Expansion”
                   • Guillermo Algaze “The Old and New Perspectives on the Mesopotamian World System of the Uruk Period”
                   • Michael E. Smith “Bounding empires and political/military networks with archaeological data”
                   • Mikael Fauvelle and Erin Smith “The North American Continental System: A Perspective from
                        the Western Periphery”

3:15 pm: break

3:30 pm: Session 5 (60 minutes; 3 fifteen minute presentations and general discussion):
      “Interstate and Trade systems”

                   • Patrick Manning “Africa and the Central System”
                   • Peter Robertshaw “The Archaeology of Sub-Saharan Africa and the Emergence of Interaction Networks”
                   • Andrey Korotayev “Ancient South Arabia’s systemic connections with Mesopotamia, Africa, South Asia and
                        the Mediterranean Region”

4:30 pm: Session 6: (90 minutes; 5 fifteen minute presentations and general discussion):
      “Comparative research projects that use whole systemic cases, time mapping globalization and the evolution of
        interaction systems”

                   • Jonathan Friedman “Internal and external boundaries in the processes of expansion and contraction:
                        the paradoxes of the "art of not being governed”

                   • William R. Thompson “Incursions, Climate Change, and Early Globalization Patterns”
                   • Barry Gills “From Peripheries to ”Peripheralization processes”: Re-conceptualizing social relations of
                        “Zones of extraction” and “Centres of accumulation” in world system and global history”

                   • Albert Bergesen “Genotypic Foundations of World-Systemic Phenotypes”
                   • Leonid Grinin “Systemic political and economic integration since the rise of cities”

6:00 pm: Adjourn to Bar-B-Cue near the Pool of Marriot