Jeremy LaBuff G'19

Jeremy  LaBuff
Assistant Professor
History
Northern Arizona University
last updated: 7/22/2019

ACLS Project Development Grants 2019
Assistant Professor
History
Northern Arizona University
Ethnics of Ambiguity: An Indigenous History of Hellenistic Anatolia

The lens of indigeneity provides a complex understanding of the ethnic and cultural history of Hellenistic Anatolia and challenges the predominant scholarly models of Hellenization and acculturation, which reveal an anachronistic nationalistic bias. By privileging evidence containing internal Anatolian perspectives, this project explores how indigenous communities could negotiate with imperial and hegemonic powers to shape their political, social, and cultural lives, accommodating Greco-Macedonian culture without sacrificing local traditions. The grant will support archival research and participation in academic conferences.