Dr. Constantina Katsari

Postdoctoral researcher
(Greek Government Research Fellow)

Project: "The Roman Empire and the United State of America in comparative perspective"

Constantina Katsari aims to analyze similarities and differences between the Roman Empire and the Ante Bellum South, emphasizing on the phenomenon of slavery. Both ancient and modern societies succeeded in creating and maintaining slave systems for prolonged periods of time, despite the moral condemnation of such practices. A comparison of the economic, political and social development of these societies could indicate the main reasons for the establishment as well as demise of slavery. In order to promote the comparative study of slave systems a conference is organized under the auspices of the Centre for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change in co-operation with the Irish Centre of Human Rights in 27th-29th November 2004. See also