Hellenistic Ceramics in Anatolia
- International Workshop: Hellenistic Ceramics in Anatolia (4th to 1st Cent.
October 12-15, 2010 / Izmir, TURKEY
First Circular - Call for Papers
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Concentrating on unpublished finds or collections from Anatolia and the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
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
TR-35160 Izmir, TURKEY.
Fax: +90.232.453 41 88.
- 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).
HELLENISTIC CERAMICS IN ANATOLIA
(4th to 1st Cent. BC.)
October 12 – 15, 2010 / Izmir, TURKEY
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:
Complete Professional Address:
Title of Your Lecture:
NB: one illustration can be included, if necessary; it should be sent by
e-mail in .tif or .jpg format.