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    International Workshop: Hellenistic Ceramics in Anatolia (4th to 1st Cent. B.C.) October 12-15, 2010 / Izmir, TURKEY First Circular - Call for Papers Dear
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 6, 2010
      International Workshop: Hellenistic Ceramics in Anatolia (4th to 1st Cent.
      October 12-15, 2010 / Izmir, TURKEY

      First Circular - Call for Papers

      Dear Colleagues,

      We are glad to inform you that an international workshop on the ceramics
      from Anatolia dating to the Hellenistic Period (4th to 1st cent. BC.) will
      take place on October 12th-15th, 2010 at the French Cultural Center of
      Izmir, Turkey. We warmly invite contributions by scholars and graduate
      students from a variety of disciplines related to this subject. Intended
      to bring together Turkish, European, Mediterranean, and North American
      scholars to discuss a range of issues concerning Hellenistic ceramics in
      Anatolia, this conference should be an excellent opportunity to increase
      our knowledge of this material. It also aims to encourage dialogue among
      Turkish and European scholars in Hellenistic archaeology of the East. Both
      the excavated finds as well as museum pieces are the subject of this
      workshop that is offering a firm base for the support of future research
      in Turkey concerning ancient pottery studies. Therefore pottery experts as
      well as museum curators from Turkey and neighboring countries are kindly
      welcome. This three-day workshop with a one-day excursion will contain
      both lectures of 20 min. as well as poster presentations.

      The conference committee kindly requests that you alert any persons within
      your research community who would be interested in participating at this
      conference, either by forwarding our e-mail, or by printing first circular
      and displaying it in your institution.

      The aim of this meeting is to report on the state of research concerning
      the Hellenistic ceramics from Anatolia between the 4th and 1st centuries
      B.C., or thereabouts. The geographical areas concerned are Turkey and its
      close environs; the focus is, however, Asia Minor. The quantities of
      Hellenistic ceramics which have come to light on numerous sites, as well
      as recent research on the various collections from the geographical area
      concerned, now permit us to make significant additions to the
      archaeological evidence, thanks to progress in Hellenistic pottery
      research in Greece in the last two decades. The workshop has the main
      intention to present extensively the less well-known Hellenistic ceramics
      from Anatolia and other neighboring countries in the east.

      Concentrating on unpublished finds or collections from Anatolia and the
      Eastern Mediterranean, the colloquium aims to tackle a series of questions
      which can be grouped as five principal interlinked and overlapping themes:
      production, trade-distribution, function, decoration and chronology.

      All approaches and methods likely to enhance our knowledge on these themes
      and questions are of course very welcome: archaeology, archaeometry,
      history of art, philology, cultural anthropology, industrial history etc.
      Most welcome are papers from excavations in Asia Minor and the rest of the
      Eastern Mediterranean producing Hellenistic ceramics and other stratified
      finds (small finds, coins etc.) that will help us to build up a more
      precise chronology.

      Papers and oral presentations can be given in English, French, German,
      Italian, Greek or Turkish, but English will be the preferred language for
      oral presentations. We would be delighted if you could consider
      contributing to this workshop. If you wish to participate, please fill out
      the form below and send it to one of the organizers. Please submit an
      abstract of no more than 300 words together with the attached registration
      form before August 31, 2010 by e-mail (if possible) to:
      <hellenistic2010@...>, or by fax to: +90.232.453 41 88.

      Entry to the workshop is free of charge for all; accommodation and travel
      expenses will be paid by the participants, who should also arrange their
      own accommodation as necessary. A post-conference excursion on October 15
      is planned to three ceramic collections in Izmir. The proceedings of the
      workshop is planned to be published in 2012. Along with the workshop an
      exhibition of current Turkish and international archaeological literature
      from various publishers will be displayed at the French Cultural Center of

      We hope that you will be able to join us at the French Cultural Center,
      and look forward to seeing you in Izmir!

      Contact Addresses for the Workshop

      Prof. Dr. Binnur GURLER
      Dokuz Eylul Universitesi
      Fen-Edebiyat Fakultesi
      Arkeoloji Bolumu
      Tinaztepe/Kaynaklar Yerleskesi

      TR-35160 Izmir, TURKEY.
      Fax: +90.232.453 41 88.
      E-mail: <hellenistic2010@...>.

      - Organizing Committee: Prof. Dr. Binnur GURLER (DEU), Doc. Dr. Ergun
      LAFLI (DEU), Doc. Dr. Gonca CANKARDES-SENOL (EU), Doc. Dr. Ahmet Kaan
      SENOL (EU), Dr. Aygun EKIN MERIC (DEU), Mr. Jean-Luc MAESO (FCCI).

      International Workshop
      (4th to 1st Cent. BC.)
      October 12 – 15, 2010 / Izmir, TURKEY

      Registration Form

      Please fill in the form and send it back before August 31, 2010. Speakers,
      please send us an abstract of no more than 300 words by e-mail, fax, or
      mail, by the same date to : <hellenistic2010@...> or per fax to the
      number: +90.232.453 41 88.

      Type of Participation:
      Lecturer / Poster presentation:
      Family Name:
      Academic Title:
      Complete Professional Address:


      Title of Your Lecture:
      Joint Authors:

      NB: one illustration can be included, if necessary; it should be sent by
      e-mail in .tif or .jpg format.
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