Conference on Environment and Human Activity in the Peloponnese

Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 19:00 to Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 18:00
Location: 
ACROPOLIS MUSEUM (Dionysiou Areopagitou 15) & ASCSA Cotsen Hall (Anapiron Polemou 9)
Event Description: 

Conference on Environment and Human Activity in the Peloponnese, 6-9 April

Thursday, 6 April, 2017

ACROPOLIS MUSEUM,15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street

19.00 OPENING LECTURE

Michael GIVEN (University of Glasgow),Conviviality of the land: towards a new academic ecology

 

Friday, 7 April, 2017

AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS Cotsen Hall, 54 Souidias Street

9.00–9.50 REGISTR ATION

9.50–10.00 Welcoming address: James WRIGHT (American School of Classical Studies at Athens)

10.00–10.30 (I) Erika WEIBERG (Uppsala University): Communication is key: interdisciplinarity in socio-natural studies

10.30–11.00 (M) Dan LAWRENCE (University of Durham): Challenges in integrating and interpreting survey and climate datasets: a view from Northern Mesopotamia

11.00–11.30 Coffee/Tea break

11.30–12.00 (M) Jed KAPLAN, Philipp SOMMER, Ryan HUGHES (University of Lausanne): Quantitative modeling of land use in the prehistoric and classical Peloponnese, to characterize influence on land cover, sustainability, and vulnerability of society to environmental change

12.00–12.30 (M) Amy BOGAARD, Valasia ISAAKIDOU, Erika NITSCH, Amy STYRING, Petra VAIGLOVA (University of Oxford): Characterising land-use in prehistoric Greece and beyond: inter-

disciplinary approaches to on-site bioarchaeological evidence

12.30–13.00 DISCUSSION

13.00–15.00 LUNCH

15.00–15.30 (R/C) Benjamin GRAHAM (University of Memphis): Ecological mentality: Rome, dendrophori, and wood fuel in Late Antiquity

15.30–16.00 (R/C) Mieke PRENT, Sjoerd KLUIVING (Free University Amsterdam): The Geraki Archaeological Project: 6000 years of human-environment interactions in southeastern Laconia

16.00–16.30 Coffee/Tea break

16.30–17.00 (R/C) Ingmar UNKEL, Torben KESSLER (Kiel University): Transformations in early Greek societies and landscapes around the Gulf of Corinth

17.00–17.30 (R/C) Andreas VÖTT (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz), Franziska LANG (Technische Universität Darmstadt), Hans-Joachim GEHRKE (University of Freiburg), Birgitta EDER (Austrian Academy of Science), Lea OBROCKI (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz), Björn RÖBKE (Deltares), Timo WILLERSHÄUSER, Peter FISCHER, Kurt EMDE, Hanna HADLER  (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz): Major flood events recorded in Holocene sedimentary sequences in and around ancient Olympia (Western Peloponnese, Greece)

17.30 –18.00 DISCUSSION

 

Saturday, 8 April, 2017

AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS Cotsen Hall, 54 Souidias Street

9.00–9.30 (R/C) Anton BONNIER, Martin FINNÉ (Uppsala University): East-west divides? Landscape narratives of the ancient Peloponnese and local effects of climate change in the late

first millennium BC

9.30–10.00 (R/C) Gert Jan van WIJNGAARDEN, Nienke PIETERS (University of Amsterdam), Pavlos AVRAMIDIS (University of Patras): Human agency and landscape dynamics: an archaeological landscape biography at Zakynthos Island

10.00–10.30 (R/C) Andrew BEVAN (University College London), Ralph FYFE (Plymouth University), Markos KATSIANIS (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Alessio PALMISANO

(University College London), Neil ROBERTS (Plymouth University), Stephen SHENNAN (University College London), Jessie WOODBRIDGE (Plymouth University): Case studies in human demography, climate and land use in the later Holocene Mediterranean.

10.30–11.00 Coffee/Tea break

11.00–11.30 (R/C) Meighan BOYD (Royal Holloway University of London), Karin HOLMGREN (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Panagiotis KARKANAS (Malcolm H. Wiener

Laboratory for Archaeological Science), Dirk HOFFMAN (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology), Klaus Peter JOCHUM (Max Planck Institute for Chemistry), Christoph SPÖTL (University of Innsbruck): Alepotrypa Cave: insights into climate and human activity captured in speleothems

11.30–12.00 (R/C) Martina HÄTTESTRAND, Elin NORSTRÖM, Christos KATRANTSIOTIS, Erika MODIG, Taariq SHEIK (Stockholm University), Shari STOCKER (University of Cincinnati),

Calla McNAMEE (The American School of Classical Studies at Athens), Pavlos AVRAMIDIS (University of Patras): Environmental change and human activity since the Late Bronze

Age in SW Peloponnese: interpretations of new multiproxy data from Gialova lagoon in relation to archaeological findings

12.00–12.30 DISCUSSION

12.30–14.30 LUNCH

14.30–15.00 (M) Anton BONNIER (Uppsala University), Adam IZDEBSKI (Jagiellonian University in Krakow), Grzegorz KOLOCH (Warsaw School of Economics), Katerina KOULI (National

and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Tymon SŁOCZYNSKI (Brandeis University): Settlement dynamics and agricultural economies in Mainland Greece and Western Anatolia, 1000 BC–600 AD: correlating the evidence from palynological and archaeological data

15.00–15.30 (M) Ryan HUGHES (University of Lausanne): Circle diagrams and (Peloponnesian) archaeology: methods, data, limitations and possibilities

15.30-16.00 (I) Flint DIBBLE (University of Cincinnati), Martin FINNÉ (Uppsala University): Changing foodways as adaptation to ancient climate change

16.00–16.30 Coffee/Tea break

16.30-18.00 Concluding DISCUSSION

19.30 Conference dinner for speakers