• ROMARCH: CAA-GR (Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology) Conference


    On behalf of the organizing committee of the CAA-Gr 2018 conference to be held in Limassol on 19-20 June 2018, I would like to inform you that the submission deadline has been extended until February 15th. The same date applies to those who want to organize a workshop on June 18th.

    More information can be found at the conference website https://www.caa-gr2018.org/

    You can submit your paper here: https://openconf.caa-gr2018.org/openconf.php

    For any information please do not hesitate to contact us through conference@caa-gr2018.org  or regarding papersubmissions at submissions@caa-gr2018.org

    Concerning registration and accommodation, please contact smartevents@cytanet.com.cy

    On behalf of the CAA-Gr 2018 organizational committee

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    Αγαπητοί συνάδελφοι,

    Εκ μέρους της οργανωτικής επιτροπής του CAA-Gr 2018, το οποίο θα διοργανωθεί στη Λεμεσό στις 19 και 20 Ιουνίου 2018, θα ήθελα νασας ενημερώσω ότι έχει δοθεί παράταση υποβολής εργασιών μέχρι και τις 15 Φεβρουαρίου.

    Σας υπενθυμίσω για τη δυνατότητα όπως διοργανώσετε στα πλαίσια του συνεδρίου θεματικό εργαστήριο (workshop)στις 18 Ιουνίου. Γιαοργάνωση workshop, παρακαλώ όπως υποβάλετε το προτεινόμενο θέμα και πάλι μέχρι τις 15 Φεβρουαρίου.

    Περισσότερες πληροφορίες μπορείτε να βρείτε στην ιστοσελίδα του συνεδρίου https://www.caa-gr2018.org/

    Για υποβολή εργασιών:  https://openconf.caa-gr2018.org/openconf.php

    Για οποιεσδήποτε πληροφορίες μπορείτε να στείλετε ηλεκτρονικό μήνυμα στο conference@caa-gr2018.org

    Για θέματα που αφορούν την  υποβολή εργασίας αποτείνεστε  στο submissions@caa-gr2018.org

    Θέματα που αφορούν την εγγραφή στο συνέδριο και διαμονή μπορείτε να στείλετε ηλεκτρονικό μήνυμα στοsmartevents@cytanet.com.cy

    Εκ μέρους της οργανωτικής επιτροπής CAA-Gr 2018

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    Professor Vasiliki (Lina) Kassianidou

    Director, Archaeological Research Unit

    Archaeological Research Unit, Department of History and Archaeology

    UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

    P.O. Box 20537.  CY-1678 Nicosia, CYPRUS

    tel. +357 22 893564,  FAX. +357 22 22895489

  • ROMARCH: Silk Road Archaeology Documentary, Mes Aynak, at CARC, Oxford

     Saving Mes Aynak: Special Film Showing and Interview with Brent Huffman

    The extraordinary Silk Road archaeological site of Mes Aynak, 25 miles south-east of Kabul is one of the largest and most important in Afghanistan, and includes extensive remains of Buddhist art and architecture from the first millennium. But the vast copper deposits beneath the site, which contributed to its ancient prosperity, also represent a phenomenally valuable resource for a a modern country in need of investment, and in 2007 the site was leased to the China Metallurgical Group for £3 billion.

    Following the rescue excavations that ensued and some of the personalities involved with the site, Brent E. Huffman’s multi-award-winning 2014 documentary, Saving Mes Aynak, focused international attention on the threat to the archaeology and the tensions surrounding it.

    As part of our Gandhara Connections project, supported by the Bagri Foundation and the Neil Kreitman Foundation, the Classical Art Research Centre is delighted to announce a special Oxford screening of Saving Mes Aynak, followed by an interview with the director, which will highlight recent developments and probe some of the complexities of the site’s predicament.

    Thursday 8th March 2018, 5-7pm, followed by a reception.

    Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU.

    All are welcome and the event is free, but please email us to book a place at carc@classics.ox.ac.uk

  • 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

    UPDATE: We are very pleased to announce the podcasts from our workshop ‘Transmission: The Migration of Iconography in Classical Art’ are now online.

    You can view these alongside other videos from our expanding library of recorded events here: http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/tools/podcasts.htm 

    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

  • ROMARCH: Public Lecture by Michael Wood at Oxford on Travelling and Filming in Gandhara

    michael_woodMichael Wood: Travelling and Filming in Gandhara

    Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College

    5.00pm, Thursday 23rd November 2017

    The historian and broadcaster Michael Wood will be giving the 2017 Gandhara Connections public lecture. The lecture will take place at 5pm on Thursday 23rd November 2017, in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Oxford (followed by a reception). We plan to record the lecture and make it available online as a podcast. Attendance is free and all are welcome, but please book a place by emailing us at carc@classics.ox.ac.uk

    Michael Wood, who is currently Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester, has been responsible for a number of the most celebrated historical documentary series in recent decades, including In Search of the Trojan War (1985), In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great (1997), The Story of India (2007), and most recently, The Story of China (2016).

    Prof Wood will be speaking about Gandhara and his experiences of travelling and filming in the region over thirty years (including film clips).

    Classical Art Research Centre

    carc@classics.ox.ac.uk

    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