• ROMARCH: Lydia Symposium Program, May 17-18, Izmir, Turkey

    The Lydia Symposium will take place on May 17-18, in Izmir, Turkey with two excursions to Chios, Greece and Sardis, Turkey. Below you will find the program of our symposium. Please note that all the symposium documents have been made available online on Academia and ResearchGate. Here are our websites where you can find all documents which are being updated every day:

    Websites:
    https://independent.academia.edu/TheLydiaSymposium
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/The_Lydia_Symposium
    https://deu.academia.edu/ErgunLAFLI

    You can also put our program as well as abstracts booklet on your
    websites, such as Facebook or Twitter. It is still possible to apply to the symposium with a paper or as an observer. Deadline for abstract submissions is April 30, 2017.

    Izmire hosgeldiniz ! / A warm welcome to Izmir,

    Ergun Lafli

    Archaeology and history of Lydia from the early Lydian period to late
    antiquity (8th century B.C.-6th century A.D.). An international symposium

    May 17-18, 2017 / Izmir, Turkey

    Program

    May 17

    9 h 15 – 10 h 30: Session 1 – Chairman Guy Labarre (Universite de
    Franche-Comte, Besancon, France)
    Introduction – Opening speeches.

    9 h 15 Ergun Lafli (Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey)
    Introduction: Practical information about the symposium.
    9 h 30 Nicholas D. Cahill (University of Wisconsin-Madison / Harvard
    University, Cambridge, MA, both U.S.A.)
    New work on the Palace of Croesus at Sardis.
    10 h 15  Concession of the 2017 EKVAM Annual Rewards of the Ancient
    Anatolian Studies.

    10 h 30 – 10 h 45: Break.

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  • ROMARCH: Oxford CARC workshop: ‘Ancient Coins and Gandhara’

    Apollo and Daphne: Gandharan schist dish from the Met

    Dr Shailendra Bhandare will be conducting a special workshop for the Gandhara Connections project in the Ashmolean Museum, 2-3.30 pm on Friday 2nd June, 2017: ‘Ancient Coins and Gandhara‘. The workshop is intended to offer a hands-on introduction to Kushan coinage and other coin traditions important for understanding the art and history of Gandhara.  All are welcome, but for practical reasons places are very limited, so please book a place by emailing us: carc@classics.ox.ac.uk

    Priority in booking may be given to students or those with less easy access to the material. Note that those attending in person may be filmed: in order to bring the workshop in some form to the wider global audience that cannot attend in person, we are currently hoping to webcast and record the event using Facebook Live. Details of the webcast will follow in due course.

    With best wishes,

    Classical Art Research Centre

    University of Oxford

    www.carc.ox.ac.uk/GandharaConnections
    Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
    66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU
    Tel: +44 (0)1865 278082
    Fax: +44 (0)1865 610237

  • ROMARCH: Call for Papers, The Connected Past 2017: the Future of Past Networks

    Call for papers The Connected Past 2017, August 24-25th 2017, Bournemouth University (UK)
    The Connected Past 2017: The Future of Past Networks?
     
    August 24-25th 2017 
    Bournemouth University (UK)
     
    August 22-23rd 2017 Practical Networks Workshop
     
    The Connected Past 2017 is a multi-disciplinary, international two-day conference that aims to provide a friendly and informal platform for exploring the use of network research in the study of the human past. 
     
    It will be preceded by a two-day practical workshop offering hands-on experience with a range of network science methods.
     
    Deadline call for papers: May 21, 2017
    Notification of acceptance: May 29, 2017
     
    Conference registration (includes coffee breaks and lunch): £35
    Workshop registration (includes coffee breaks): £20
     
    Keynotes: Eleftheria Paliou and discussant Chris Tilley (tbc)
    Organisers: Fiona Coward, Anna Collar & Tom Brughmans
     
    Call for Papers
    Five years have passed since the first Connected Past conference (Southampton 2012) brought together scholars working in archaeology, history, physics, mathematics and computer science to discuss how network methods, models and thinking might be used to enhance our understanding of the human past. Much has happened in these intervening years: applications of network analysis have expanded rapidly; a number of collected volumes dealing explicitly with network analysis of the past have been published (e.g. The Connected Past, OUP 2016; Special Issue of the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 2015; Network Analysis in Archaeology, OUP 2013); and several dedicated groups of scholars are thriving, including the Connected Past itself which hosted conferences in Paris and London, but also the Historical Network Research group, Res-Hist and others. The Connected Past 2017 will provide an opportunity to take stock of the developments of the past five years and to discuss the future of network research in archaeology and history. How will new network models, methods and thinking shape the ways we study the past? 
     
    We welcome submissions of abstracts that address the challenges posed by the use of or apply network approaches in historical/archaeological research contexts, welcoming case studies drawn from all periods and places. Topics might include, but are not limited to: 
     
            Missing and incomplete data in archaeological and historical networks
            Networks, space and place
            Network change over time
            What kinds of data can archaeologists and historians use to reconstruct past networks and what kinds of issues ensue?
            Categories in the past vs categories in our analysis: etic or emic, pre-determined or emergent?
            Formal network analysis vs qualitative network approaches: pros, cons, potential, limitations
     
    Please submit your abstract limited to 250 words before midnight (GMT) of May 21st 2017 to connectedpast2017@gmail.com  
     
    NB. If there is sufficient demand, we will endeavour to organise a crêche for delegates’ children (under 3). An extra fee may be payable for this, although fee-waivers may be available in certain circumstances. Further details would be provided in due course. In order to allow us to assess demand, please let us know in advance if this would be useful for you.  
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    Posted by: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans@yahoo.com>

  • ROMARCH: Oxford CARC Seminar, “Style”

     

     

    We are pleased to announce the programme for this term’s forthcoming Classical Archaeology Seminars:

    Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford; Classical Archaeology Seminar, Trinity Term 2017

    All events will take place on Mondays at 4pm in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU.

    “STYLE”

     

    Programme

    Week 1            Monday 24th April, 2017

    NO SEMINAR: Sybille Haynes Lecture

    Week 2            Monday 1st May, 2017

    Prof James Whitley (University of Cardiff)

    Style and Personhood: The Case of the Amasis Painter

    Week 3            Monday 8th May, 2017

                            CLASSICAL ART RESEARCH CENTRE SPECIAL LECTURE

    Prof Marian Feldman (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)

                            Style as a Fragment of the Ancient World: A View from the Iron Age Levant and Assyria

    Week 4            Monday 15th May, 2017

    Dr Esen Ogus (Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität, Munich)

    Tombs of the ‘Ambitious, Dominant and Munificent’: Stylistic Peculiarities of Dokimeion – Sarcophagi from Roman Asia Minor

    Week 5            Monday 22nd May, 2017

    Prof Chris Gosden (University of Oxford)

                            The Question of Style as Related to Celtic Art

     

    All are welcome. The seminars will be followed by a reception.

    Dr Peter Stewart
    Director, Classical Art Research Centre
    Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology
    University of Oxford/ Wolfson College
    Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
    66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 278082
    Fax: +44 (0)1865 610237

  • ROMARCH: Oxford CARC workshop: Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art

    Apollo and Daphne: Gandharan schist dish from the Met

    CARC is delighted to announce that the draft programme for our first international ‘Gandhara Connections’ workshop is now out. For the programme and other information see our website: www.carc.ox.ac.uk

    or the project microsite: www.carc.ox.ac.uk/GandharaConnections

    We will continue to update the programme online.

    ‘Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art’ will take place in Oxford on Thursday/Friday 23-24th March 2017. Attendance is free, but it is necessary to book a place by emailing us at: carc@classics.ox.ac.uk

    We also intend to have a live webcast of the event and issue it as a podcast at a later date. Details will be announced online.

    Best wishes,

    The Classical Art Research Centre

    Dr Peter Stewart

    Director, Classical Art Research Centre

    Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology

    University of Oxford/ Wolfson College
    Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
    66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 278082

    Fax: +44 (0)1865 610237

  • ROMARCH: Oxford CARC Workshop on the Migration of Iconography in Classical Art

    Classical Art Research Centre Workshop 2017
    Oxford, 28-29th September, 2017

    Transmission: The Migration of Iconography in Classical Art
    Generously supported by Jean-David Cahn and Tony Michaels

    One hallmark of Greek and Roman art is the persistence of certain schemes of imagery and their movement between media and across space and time. For example, certain compositions of figures or mythological scenes, invented at particular times and places, enjoyed an extraordinary longevity and were reproduced across and beyond the Graeco-Roman world. The phenomenon is especially notable in the period of the Roman Empire, when the conditions of Roman rule enabled particular scenes and motifs to spread through Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East.

    This is not only a matter of individual figure types, gestures, iconographical attributes etc, the vocabulary of Graeco-Roman art. Often elaborate compositions were transmitted with a high degree of consistency through the traditions of painting, relief sculpture, mosaics, illustrated manuscripts, and the applied arts. Some mythological vignettes survived through many generations of artistic production and crossed from one medium to another. Some popular non-narrative scenes, like the so-called Totenmahl or ‘funerary banquet’ used in Hellenistic and Roman funerary art, also enjoyed popularity for centuries.

    In trying to understand such movements of imagery we have to discern them through fragmentary evidence and the processes are often unpredictable and obscure. Small, apparently incidental details may be faithfully reproduced across vast chronological and geographical spans, while in other ways the imagery is adapted to suit the purposes of those who made or used art in specific circumstances. This tension between the local purposes of ancient works of art and the big picture of the classical tradition, visible to the ‘all-seeing’ archaeologist offers an excellent opportunity for understanding how classical art worked at different levels of analysis.  Yet much remains obscure about the particular mechanisms by which iconography was transmitted, whether through artistic training, artists’ imitation of portable objects, or the hypothetical models known as ‘copy-books’ or ‘pattern-books’, which are often assumed to have existed, but for which there is little hard evidence.

    This workshop builds upon CARC’s recent events dedicated to Roman replicas and Greek artists. Through the contributions of international speakers and lively, informal debate, it will aim to cast new light on ancient imagery and on the lessons that can be learned from examining its adaptive success. The workshop will focus on mythological scenes (but not exclusively) and on Hellenistic and Roman periods (but not exclusively). Probable topics for discussion include: the evidence for and against ‘copy-books’; the transmission of imagery between luxury art and stone reliefs such as Roman mythological sarcophagi; the role of ceramics and plaster models as vehicles for transmission; mythological mosaics; the movement of imagery across Roman provinces; and the persistence of classical schemes in the illuminated manuscripts of Late Antiquity.

    Download The Abstract: www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/events/Transmission%20Abstract.pdf

    All are welcome! The workshop will be free, but it is necessary to book in advance by contacting carc@classics.ox.ac.uk

    Giles Richardson
    Administrative Assistant, Classical Art Research Centre
    University of Oxford

    Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
    66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU
    Tel: +44 (0)1865 278082
    Fax: +44 (0)1865 610237