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Gunnel Ekroth

Date: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
Location: 
via Zoom
Event Description: 

Gunnel Ekroth (Uppsala University), "Gods, humans and a plot of land. Thoughts on the temenos"

Greek gods had their allotted spaces where worship took place, designated temenos, “that which has been cut off”, a term derived from the verb temnein, “to cut”. Such pieces of land were the property of the deity, and use and access were circumscribed by particular rules. However, mortal visitors may have used this space just as intensively as a god did, or perhaps even more so, though in a different manner and for different reasons. Humans were also the caretakers and administrators of the god’s property. This raises a number of questions as to how a temenos was demarcated, built upon and used. Whose interests, needs and concerns were the more prominent ones in a sanctuary, those of the divine owner or those of the human visitors and managers? My project The ‘profanity’ of Greek sanctuaries? Exploring temenos as a space for divine-human interaction 600 BC to 200 AD aims to investigate the ancient Greek understanding of temenos both as a physical and conceptual space from the written and archaeological evidence. The first step is a mapping of the use of the term temenos in the epigraphical and literary evidence. At the seminar, I will discuss some results so far.

To participate, send an email to Katerina.Gabierakis@sia.gr.
Links will be available one week ahead of each seminar.

Estelle Strazdins

Date: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 11:30 to 12:30
Location: 
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/remembering-marathon-tickets-151410439701
Event Description: 

Remembering Marathon

Dr Estelle Strazdins (University of Queensland)

 

 

The Plain of Marathon is a storied landscape impossible to traverse without imagining the ghosts of Miltiades and Callimachus and without searching for physical signs of Athens’ famous victory. This was certainly the case for early European travellers to Greece as they tried to make sense of the battlefield, armed with their classical educations and copies of Pausanias and Herodotus. This lecture will explore their responses to features of the plain, especially the Soros (the Mound). I will focus on their untangling of archaeology, legend, expectation, and imagination in their efforts to identify the Tomb of the Athenians or, as the Greek Minister for Education called it in 1836, ‘the most ancient monument of Greek glory’. This examination will also take in the nearby sanctuary of Nemesis at Rhamnous and the connections made by early travellers between this goddess, Pausanias’ description of her cult statue, and the flint arrowheads they identified in the soil of the Soros.

When
Wednesday 16 June, 2021
6:30pm Sydney AEST

Where
Online, via Zoom

Cost
Free

RSVP
Please RSVP here

 

 

 

 

Dr Estelle Strazdins is a lecturer in Greek History at UQ. Her research focuses on Greek Literature and Culture in the Roman Empire, and on the Cultural History of Greece and its Reception. Before commencing at UQ, she was a Research Associate and Assistant Editor for the Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World project based in the Faculty of Classics at Cambridge and funded by the Leventis Foundation.

Her first book, Fashioning the Future in Roman Greece: Memory, Monuments, Texts, is forthcoming with OUP. She was a fellow of the AAIA in 2009-2010 and in 2018, and has held several postdoctoral fellowships in Greece from the Onassis Foundation, Australian Endeavour Awards, and the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY).

 

Georgia Galani

Date: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
Location: 
via Zoom
Event Description: 

THE SWEDISH INSTITUTE AT ATHENS

Georgia Galani (Ph.D. candidate, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University), "Imprints of Roman Imperium: Bronze Coinages in the Republican Eastern Provinces"

The purpose of this seminar is to present and discuss the ongoing study on the bronze coin production of Rome’s eastern provinces during the 1st century BC. In contrast to silver coinages that can more profoundly be linked to the initiatives and needs of a supreme authority, base metal coinages are acting in the background on a more local level. The bronze coinages in the eastern Mediterranean under early Roman rule act as a prelude to the provincial coinages of the Imperial era and they form an integral part of the Roman currency of the period. The emperor and his portrait might still be lacking but the central authority of Rome is already present over a number of provinces, leaving tangible traces in local minting. Through the example of Bithynia-Pontus, it is showcased how the newly-established Roman administration and its needs were reflected in the bronze coinage of the Republican province, in a fusion of preserved local traditions and innovative elements that survive later under the Principate.

To register, contact Katerina.gabierakis@sia.gr (obligatory).

Βασιλείος Πετράκης

Date: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
https://zoom.us/j/95667089116?pwd=YncrUXkvTXRNQktvTHVneFFseEFCdz09
Event Description: 

Η εν Αθήναις Αρχαιολογική Εταιρεία

ανακοινώνει τη διαδικτυακή ομιλία 

του Δρ. Αρχαιολογίας κυρίου Βασιλείου Πετράκη

την Τετάρτη 16 Ιουνίου 2021 και ώρα 7.00 μ.μ. (ώρα Ανατολικής Ευρώπης)

με θέμα 

"Λακωνία φθεγγομένη: το νέο σύνολο τεκμηρίων Γραμμικής Β από το μυκηναϊκό ανακτορικό συγκρότημα του Αγίου Βασιλείου”

 

Η συμμετοχή είναι ελεύθερη.

 

Διαδικτυακός σύνδεσμος ομιλίας (Zoom link): https://zoom.us/j/95667089116?pwd=YncrUXkvTXRNQktvTHVneFFseEFCdz09 

Ταυτότητα συνάντησης (Meeting ID): 956 6708 9116

Κωδικός (Passcode): 319428

 

Austrian Institute Open Meeting & Birgitta Eder

Date: 
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30
Location: 
https://oeaw-ac-at.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G3T2TlA7QaaEAR3G8ZIYZQ
Event Description: 

The Austrian Archaeological Institute at Athens cordially invites you to the virtual Annual Report 2020 and a lecture by Dr Birgitta Eder. Please register here: https://oeaw-ac-at.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G3T2TlA7QaaEAR3G8ZIYZQ

WELCOME | ΧΑΙΡΕΤΙΣΜΟΣ
H.E. Ambassador Mag. Hermine Poppeller
Embassy of Austria in Athens | Αυστριακή Πρεσβεία στην Αθήνα

ANNUAL REPORT 2020 | ΑΠΟΛΟΓΙΣΜOΣ 2020
PD Mag. Dr. Birgitta Eder, Head
Austrian Archaeological Institute at Athens | Αυστριακό Αρχαιολογικό Ινστιτούτο Αθηνών

INTRODUCTION | ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ
PD Mag. Dr. Oliver Hülden, Deputy Executive Director
Austrian Archaeological Institute, Head Office Vienna | Έδρα Αυστριακού Αρχαιολογικού Ινστιτούτου, Βιέννη

VIRTUAL LECTURE | ΔΙΑΔΙΚΤΥΑΚΗ ΔΙΑΛΕΞΗ
»THE EARLY SANCTUARY OF OLYMPIA: BRONZE AGE TRADITIONS AND NEW BEGINNINGS«
PD Mag. Dr. Birgitta Eder

International conference

Date: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 19:00 to Friday, June 25, 2021 - 19:30
Location: 
www.conferences.sia.gr
Event Description: 

International conference: Apotropaia and Phylakteriα. Confronting Evil in Ancient Greece

Register for Zoom participation: www.conferences.sia.gr

 

Wednesday 2021-06-23

19:00
21:00
Swedish Institute at Athens & Zoom Keynote Speech

 
 
19:00
21:00
Confronting Evil at the Boundaries of the City, the House and the Human Body, Christopher A. Faraone

Thursday 2021-06-24

09:00
10:30
Swedish Institute at Athens & Zoom Literary evidence: On ritual practices

 
 
09:15
09:35
Ο ρόλος του φαρμάκου στις αρχαϊκές κοινωνίες, Ελένη Παπαδογιαννάκη

 
 
09:40
10:00
Averting Fears: Vague Terms vs. Medical Realities, Maria Patera

 
 
10:05
10:25
Female Tragic Choral Apotropaic Songs in the Context of Domestic and Civic Disharmony, Vasia Kousoulini

10:45
12:50
Swedish Institute at Athens & Zoom Archaeological evidence: 1. On apotropaic rituals and practices in domestic, industrial and sacred contexts

 
 
10:45
11:05
Apotropaic Devices and Practices in Greek Pottery and Coroplastic Production, Oliver Pilz

 
 
11:10
11:30
Sacred transitions. On the protection of city gates in Sicily and Magna Graecia, Valentina Garaffa

 
 
11:35
11:55
Παραστάσεις φαλλών στη Δήλο, Παναγιώτης Χατζηδάκης

 
 
12:00
12:20
Βραχογραφίες, χαράγματα, γλυπτά και ανάγλυφα με αποτροπαϊκό ή φυλακτήριο χαρακτήρα από την αρχαία Θράκη, Διαμαντής Τριαντάφυλλος

 
 
12:25
12:45
Ο σταυρός ως φυλακτήριο και μέσον αποτροπής του κακού στην Κάλυμνο της Ύστερης Αρχαιότητας, Μιχαήλ Κουτελλάς

13:50
16:55
Swedish Institute at Athens & Zoom Archaeological evidence: 2. On apotropaic rituals and practices in burial contexts

 
 
13:50
14:10
Small finds and talismanic practice in the archaic cemeteries of Kamiros (Rhodes), Isabella Bossolino

 
 
14:15
14:35
Αποτροπαϊκές και φυλακτήριες πρακτικές στα Μέθανα και στην Τροιζήνα, Μαρία Γιαννοπούλου

 
 
14:40
15:00
Αποτροπαϊκές και φυλακτήριες πρακτικές στα Άβδηρα, Κωνσταντίνα Καλλιντζή, Κυριακή Χατζηπροκοπίου

 
 
15:05
15:25
Confronting evil on the West Pontic Coast: Evidence from the Classical and Hellenistic necropoleis, Mila Chacheva

 
 
15:45
16:05
Guarding tombs, leading souls. Apotropaic and divine figures in the necropoleis of the Hellenistic and Roman Near East, Bilal Annan

 
 
16:10
16:30
Things jingling from beyond: Bells and bell-shaped amulets in Roman Greece, Dimitris Grigoropoulos

 
 
16:35
16:55
Apotropaic and prophylactic functions of funerary stelae at the end of Antiquity, Hélène Bernier-Farella

Friday 2021-06-25

09:00
11:00
Swedish Institute at Athens & Zoom Archaeological evidence: 3a. Apotropaic qualities of objects: Sanctuary context

 
 
09:00
09:20
Tracing the apotropaic qualities of Parthenos in ancient Neapolis (Kavala), Amalia Avramidou

 
 
09:25
09:45
Terracotta and bronze finds from the Demeter and Kore sanctuary at ancient Corinth: some evidence for amulets, Sonia Klinger

 
 
09:50
10:10
Οι μάσκες από τον «βόθρο» της Τίρυνθας υπό το πρίσμα των νέων παρατηρήσεων και η σύνδεσή τους με το αποτρόπαιο, Ειρήνη Κουμπούρα

 
 
10:15
10:35
Clay plaques depicting eyes from the sanctuary of Demeter in Mytilene, A. M. Sara Karatas

 
 
10:40
11:00
Clay gorgoneion-roundels. Evidence for a new defined group of votive offerings in an apotropaic/prophylactic context, Maria G. Spathi

11:20
12:30
Swedish Institute at Athens & Zoom Archaeological evidence: 3b. Apotropaic qualities of objects: Terracottas

 
 
11:20
11:40
Αρχαϊκά ειδώλια αποτροπαϊκού χαρακτήρα από την Αργολίδα, Anna Philippa-Touchais

 
 
11:45
00:05
Terracotta figurines of apotropaic character in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Maria Chidiroglou

 
 
12:10
12:30
Ο αποτροπαϊκός χαρακτήρας της δυσμορφίας στην κοροπλαστική των ελληνιστικών χρόνων. Όψεις και απόψεις, Ειρήνη Πέππα Παπαϊωάννου

13:35
17:05
Swedish Institute at Athens & Zoom Archaeological evidence: 3c. Apotropaic qualities of objects: Amulets, Gems

 
 
13:35
13:55
Ο Χνούβης, ο Γλύκων και η παράξενη ιστορία των βάλτων της κεντρικής Μακεδονίας, Ελένη Τσάτσου

 
 
14:25
14:45
“Against a Daemon and Fear.” A Phylactery in the Archaeological Museum of Perugia, Paolo Vitellozzi

 
 
14:40
14:20
A gem to counter the Empusa?, Anastasia Maravela

 
 
15:05
15:25
The iconography of “magical gems”: How Egyptian tradition meets Greek mythology on Roman glyptic, Dominique Barcat

 
 
15:30
15:50
A child deity on the so-called uterus gems, Anett Rózsa

 
 
15:55
16:15
Phylactery in the Graeco-Egyptian ritual practice, Barbara Takács

 
 
16:20
16:40
Σφραγίς Σολομώντος. Ενεπίγραφο αποτροπαϊκό φυλακτό από ανασκαφή πρωτοβυζαντινού οικισμού στη Μεγάλη Γη Γενναδίου Ρόδου, Χαριστούλα Γιακουμάκη, Αθηνά Λιόλιου και Μαρία Μιχαηλίδου.

 
 
16:45
17:05
Material in Apotropaic Objects: The Case of Lead in Late Antique Amulets, Deniz Sever Georgousakis

17:25
19:25
Swedish Institute at Athens & Zoom Archaeological evidence: 3d. Apotropaic qualities of objects: Inscribed and other form of evidence

 
 
17:25
17:45
Curse tablets as an “everyday” ancient means of confronting evil, Charlotte Spence

 
 
17:50
17:10
Graffiti μαγικού χαρακτήρα σε κεραμική από τον Πειραιά, Δάφνη Κωλέττη

 
 
18:15
18:35
Αποτροπαϊκά ανάγλυφα από την αρχαία Μεσσήνη, Εύη Λαμπροπούλου

 
 
18:40
19:00
Fearing the evil eye in Greco-Roman Religion and magic. Remarks on an apotropaic bas-relief from Actia Nicopolis, Evangelos Pavlidis and Anastasia Giovanopoulou.

 
 
19:05
19:25
Apotropaic inscribed stones with Greek inscriptions from late antique Sicily, Barbara Roberts

Journée d’études

Date: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 09:00 to 16:30
Location: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oUJKrlmYTkWFT57KZVKfpg
Event Description: 

Territoires multiples des cités grecques : définitions, limites, évolutions
École française d’Athènes / Université de Bourgogne, UMR 6298 ARTEHIS / Université de Haute-Alsace, UMR 7044 Archimède / Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

Le but de cette journée d’études est de s’interroger sur les représentations politiques, identitaires, religieuses et sociales que se faisaient les Grecs de leurs espaces quotidiens en variant les échelles d’approche, de la rue à l’Hellas. Grâce à l’analyse par catégorie d’acteurs et par l’étude de leurs territorialités propres, définies par les limites naturelles ou construites qu’établissaient les différentes catégories d’habitants des cités grecques, nous tenterons d’appréhender au mieux les multiples territoires.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oUJKrlmYTkWFT57KZVKfpg

Programme: https://www.efa.gr/images/manifestations/2021/colloque/2021-06-30-TERRIT...

Dimitris Kousouris

Date: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:00
Location: 
École française d’Athènes - Didotou 6
Event Description: 

Dimitris Kousouris - Université de Vienne
Les cinquantenaires de la Révolution grecque (1871, 1921, 1971) : conjonctures mémorielles et enjeux historiographiques

Christina Koulouri

Date: 
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:00
Location: 
École française d’Athènes - Didotou 6
Event Description: 

Christina Koulouri - Université Panteion
Les commémorations de la Révolution Grecque: lieux de mémoire et identité nationale

Dimitris Plantzos

Date: 
Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:00
Location: 
École française d’Athènes - Didotou 6
Event Description: 

Dimitris Plantzos - Université d’Athènes
We Have Always Been Ancient: Greece Celebrating its Modernity as a Confirmation of its Antiquity

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