Conference: Logistics in Greek Sanctuaries. Exploring the Human Experience of Visiting the Gods

Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 18:00 to Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 15:15
Location: 
Acropolis Museum, Italian School
Event Description: 

Logistics in Greek Sanctuaries. Exploring the Human Experience of Visiting the Gods

Program

Thursday, September 13 (Auditorium, Acropolis Museum)

18.00 Welcome from organizers and introductory remarks (GUNNEL EKROTH, JUDY BARRINGER, DAVID SCAHILL)
SESSION 1: WELCOME TO SACRED SPACE…
18.15-19.00 MONIKA TRÜMPER-RITTER, Freie Universität Berlin, “The Dirt on Clean: Sanitary Installations in Greek Sanctuaries”
19.00-19.45 LAURA GAWLINSKI, Loyola University Chicago, “Managing the Ebb and Flow of Competing Claims on Sacred Space”

20.00 Reception at the Swedish Institute

Friday, September 14 (Lecture Hall, Italian School)

9.00-9.15 Welcome & Registration
SESSION 2: ARRIVAL AND EXPENSES: TRAVEL, TOURISM AND TRADE
9.15-10.00 IAN RUTHERFORD, University of Reading, “Travel to Greek Sanctuaries”
10.00-10.45 HÉLÈNE BRUN, Université Paris-Sorbonne, “Traveling to the Sanctuary on Delos”
10.45-11.15 Coffee
11.15-12.00 ALEXANDRA VILLING, British Museum, “Travellers, Traders, Trinkets: The Logistics of Greek Sanctuaries Abroad”
12.00-12.45 VÉRONIQUE CHANKOWSKI, Université de Lyon, “The Question of Temple Merchants: Buying and Selling in Greek Sanctuaries”
12.45-13.15 Conclusion of sessions 1 and 2: summary and further questions

13.15-15.00 Lunch

SESSION 3: MANAGING THE CROWDS
15.00-15.45 JENNY WALLENSTEN, Swedish Institute at Athens, “Locked In/Locked Out: How Was Access to Sanctuaries and Their Sacred Buildings Controlled in Practice?”
15.45-16.30 ASTRID LINDENLAUF, Bryn Mawr College, “A Guide to Cleaning and Maintaining Greek Sanctuaries”
16.30-17.00 Coffee
17.00-17.45 JEREMY MCINERNEY, University of Pennsylvania, “‘… χοῖρος τὸ ἱερὸν καθάρασθαι:’ Recurring Costs and the Logistics of Sanctuaries”
17.45-18.15 GUNNEL EKROTH, Uppsala University, “Oikoi, Priestly Houses, and Other Spaces for Human Accommodation in Greek Sanctuaries”
18.15-18.45 Conclusion of session 3: summary and further questions

Saturday, 15 September (Lecture Hall, Italian School)
SESSION 4: ANIMALS, MEAT, AND MEALS
9.30-10.15 CHRISTOPHE CHANDEZON, Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier, “Animal Care in Greek Sanctuaries”
10.15-11.00 MICHAEL MACKINNON, University of Winnipeg, “What’s for Dinner? The ‘Menu’ in Greek Sanctuaries”
11.00-11.30 Coffee
11.30-12.15 SANDRINE HUBER, Université de Lorraine, “Logistics in Hecatombs and Other Large-Scale Sacrifices”
12.15-13.00 PETRA PAKKANEN, Stockholm University, “Handling of Hides and Skins in Greek Sanctuaries: A Sacred or Profane Business?”
13.15-13.45 Conclusion of session 4: summary and further questions

13.45-15.30 Lunch

SESSION 5: DRINKING: WATER AND WINE
15.30-16.15 PATRIK KLINGBORG, Uppsala University, “Water Beyond the Ritual in Greek Sanctuaries”
15.45-16.30 FLORIS VAN DEN EIJNDE, Universiteit Utrecht, “Drinking with the Gods: Some Implications of Wine Consumption in Greek Sanctuaries”
16.30-17.00 Coffee
17.00-17.45 MAREK WȨCOWSKI, University of Warsaw, “Elite and Non-Elite Drinking in Greek Sanctuaries”
17.45-18.15 Conclusion of session 5: summary and further questions

20.30 Dinner for speakers

Sunday, 16 September (Lecture Hall, Italian School)
SESSION 6: KEEPING ORDER: EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
9.30-10.15 DAVID SCAHILL, University of Athens, “Stone Tables and Stone Benches: The Interior Decoration of Greek Stoas as Multipurpose Buildings”
10.15-11.00 IOANNA PATERA, Jagiellonian University, “Who Uses What: Objects for Offcials and Objects for Visitors in Greek Sanctuaries”
11.00-11.30 Coffee
11.30-12.15 JUDITH M. BARRINGER, University of Edinburgh, “Handworkers and Repair in Greek Sanctuaries”
12.15-12.45 Conclusion of session 6: summary and further questions
12.45-13.15 Final discussion and concluding remarks

Invited discussant
VINCIANE PIRENNE-DELFORGE (Collège de France/Université de Liège)

With the kind support of:
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

Organisers:
GUNNEL EKROTH, Department of archaeology and ancient history, Uppsala University (gunnel.ekroth@antiken.uu.se)
JUDITH BARRINGER, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Edinburgh University (J.M.Barringer@ed.ac.uk)
DAVID SCAHILL, Lecturer, Dept. of History and Archaeology, University of Athens (drscahill@gmail.com)