THE NORTHERN PELOPONNESE FROM EAST TO WEST: NEW RESEARCH BY YOUNG SCHOLARS
31st October to 1st November, 2022 at the Austrian Archaeological Institute at Athens
Since prehistoric times the Northern Peloponnese has been one of the most important areas for the development of Greek culture, even though in the past, investigations mostly concentrated on large centres such as Corinth, Olympia, Sikyon, Mycenae and Argos. In recent years, research in this region has significantly increased, especially in the sites that were considered “minor”. In the light of the new data, there is a clear need for comparison between the different centres in the region to understand better their evolution from the Iron Age, when the formation of the poleis took place, to the Roman conquest, when in fact the political structure of the region started to change radically.
PhD candidates and early career scholars are involved in numerous Northern Peloponnese projects, and this conference will give them the opportunity to share their research on different topics such as urbanistic organization, funerary archaeology, pottery production etc., compare methodological approaches, talk through difficulties encountered and discuss their results both amongst themselves and with an expert audience.
The symposium will take place from 31st of October to 1st of November, 2022 at the Athens Branch of the Austrian Archaeological Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Leoforos Alexandras 26, 10683 Athens. The schedule is planned to include one keynote lecture on the evening of October 31st and 2 days of public presentations on October 31st and November 1st. Thanks to the support and funding by the Austrian Archaeological Institute, we hope to be able to offer accommodation. However, travel expenses are not included. At the end of the first day we will host a small reception at the Institute.
LANGUAGE AND LENGTH OF PRESENTATION
The conference language will be English. If you prefer to give your presentation in Greek, German or Italian, please let us know. Participants are invited to submit a preliminary title and a brief abstract (max. 200 words, in English) for a presentation of 20 minutes. The closing date for submissions is June 15th, 2022.
Papers presented at the symposium are envisaged to be published in the peer-reviewed publication series Arete. Publications of the Austrian Archaeological Institute at Athens with the Austrian Academy of Sciences Press.
Federica Iannone, MA, PhD candidate at the University L’Orientale of Naples