SYMPOSIUM: SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES IN URBAN HISTORY, MATERIAL CULTURE AND METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES OF THREE NORTHERN PELOPONNESIAN POLEIS: AIGEIRA, LOUSOI AND SIKYON

Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 08:30 to Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 18:00
Location: 
Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut, Leoforos Alexandras 26
Event Description: 

SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES IN URBAN HISTORY, MATERIAL CULTURE AND METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES OF THREE NORTHERN PELOPONNESIAN POLEIS: AIGEIRA, LOUSOI AND SIKYON

Program

Friday, December 1
08:30 Registration
09:30 Welcome addresses and introduction - Georg Ladstätter | Austrian Archaeological Institute, Walter Gauß | Austrian Archaeological Institute, Christoph Baier | Austrian Archaeological Institute
10:00 Opening Keynote: »Considering the space of the Corinthian Gulf: Progress and prospects« Catherine Morgan | University of Oxford, All Souls College

10:45 Coffee | Tea break

HISTORICAL URBAN STUDIES I – GEOPHYSICAL AND SURFACE SURVEYS
11:15 Keynote: »Pushing the boundaries of ancient urbanism: New possibilities from large-scale remote sensing and geophysical surveys« Jamieson C. Donati | Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation of Research and Technology, Rethymno
12:00 »The Sikyon project: Some thoughts after two decades of fieldwork in the city and its countryside« Yannis A. Lolos | University of Thessaly, Volos
12:30 »Geophysical prospecting of Northern Peloponnesian Poleis: Challenges, solutions and open questions« Katharina Rusch| CAU University of Kiel, Harald Stümpel | CAU University of Kiel, Wolfgang Rabbel | CAU University of Kiel
13:00 »Preliminary results of the geophysical archaeological prospection pilot study at ancient Lousoi« Immo Trinks| Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection, Vienna, Klaus Löcker | Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection, Vienna, Roland Filzwieser | Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection, Vienna, Ralf Totschnig | Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, Vienna

13:30 Lunch break

HISTORICAL URBAN STUDIES II – interdisciplinary studies
15:00 »“Finding Old Sikyon”: The application of geophysical, remote sensing, survey and excavation methods and their results in the campaigns 2015-2017« Silke Müth-Frederiksen| National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Konstantinos Kissas| Ephorate of Antiquities of Corinth
15:30 »Results of the rescue excavations along the National Road Korinth – Patras in the area of Sikyon« (lecture in Greek) Konstantinos Kissas| Ephorate of Antiquities of Corinth
16:00 »Archaeological research along the axis of the new double railway and results of the investigations of private estates and of infrastructure of the Municipality of Sikyon during the last years in Ancient Sikyon« (lecture in Greek) Vasilis Papathanasiou | Ephorate of Antiquities of Corinth

16:30 Coffee | Tea break

17:00 »Ancient Lousoi: Architectural development based on the excavations from 1983 – 2012« Georg Ladstätter | Austrian Archaeological Institute
17:25 »“There's only one good thing about small town …”? New urbanistic studies in ancient Lousoi« Christoph Baier | Austrian Archaeological Institute
17:50 »Monumentalizing the Polis: A holistic approach on the urban development of Aigeira« Walter Gauß | Austrian Archaeological Institute, Alexander Sokolicek | Austrian Archaeological Institute, Alexandra Tanner | UHZ University of Zurich

Refreshments to follow

Saturday, December 2
HUMAN LANDSCAPE, CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION I
09:30 Keynote: »Domesticated landscapes: Exploring the environmental history of the Peloponnesian polis« Anton Bonnier | Uppsala University
10:15 »Rural vs. fashionable urban: Archaeozoologic evidence from Late Hellenistic / Roman Aigeira and Lousoi« Alfred Galik | Austrian Archaeological Institute, Gerald Weissengruber | University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Gerhard Forstenpointner| University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
10:45 »Approaches to water supply and to water management in ancient Aigeira and ancient Lousoi« Georg Ladstätter | Austrian Archaeological Institute

11:15 Coffee | Tea break

11:45 »The sanctuary of Artemis Hemera at Lousoi in the Late Geometric and Archaic Period: A contextual and interdisciplinary approach« Michael Kerschner | Austrian Archaeological Institute, Nora-Miriam Voß | Austrian Archaeological Institute, Pamela Fragnoli | Austrian Archaeological Institute
12:15 »Pedestalled krateriskoi from the acropolis of Aigeira: Indicators for a cult of Artemis?« Florian Ruppenstein | ALU University of Freiburg
12:45 »Material culture in Classical Sikyon: The private house architecture and the fine ware pottery« Giorgos Giannakopoulos | Ephorate of Antiquities of Corinth, Zoe Spyranti | Ephorate of Antiquities of Corinth

13:15 Lunch break

HUMAN LANDSCAPE, CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION II
14:45 »Demystifying the Mystifying: Revealing Hellenistic Sikyon through ceramics« Sarah James | University of Colorado, Boulder
15:15 »Lousoi and the Λουσιάται: Studying the material culture of Lousoi« Christa Schauer | Austrian Archaeological Institute
15:45 »Towns in the shadow: Sikyon, Aigeira, and research of minor Peloponnesian cities in Late Antiquity and Byzantium« Elissavet Tzavella | Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia

16:15 Coffee | Tea break

Synthesis
16:45 Closing Keynote Athanasios Rizakis | National Hellenic Research Foundation, I.E.R.A., Athens
17:30 Final Discussion

Conference dinner for speakers to follow