17th Int. Congress of Ancient Bronzes - Call for Papers
- XVIIth INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ANCIENT BRONZES
May 21-25, 2011 / Izmir, TURKEY
The Art of Bronzes in Anatolia and the Eastern Mediterranean from
Protogeometric to Early Byzantine Periods (10th century B.C. to 7th
We are pleased to announce that the XVIIth International Congress of
Ancient Bronzes will take place on May 21-25, 2011 in Izmir, Turkey.
This congress encourages dialogue among Turkish, European, and north
American scholars in bronze archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean, and
proposes to offer a firm base for future research on bronzes in Turkey. We
invite contributions by scholars and graduate students from disciplines
related to this subject to discuss issues concerning ancient bronzes in
the Mediterranean basin. Proposals may be for 10- to 20-minute papers, as
well as for poster presentations.
One goal of this congress is to present the less well-known bronze
materials from Anatolia and other neighboring countries in the east.
Presentations from the other parts of Classical world are also welcome. We
hope to address questions of production, subject matter, function,
chronology, and trade. Papers may deal with archaeology, technological
history, history of art, philology, cultural anthropology. Of particular
interest are reports from excavations in Asia Minor and the rest of the
Eastern Mediterranean yielding Greek and Roman bronzes along with other
stratified finds that will help to build a more precise chronology for the
Papers may be delivered in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish,
Greek or Turkish, but English is the preferred language. Please fill out
the form below regarding your intention to participate and send it to Dr.
Ergun LAFLI. Submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and attached
registration form before February 1, 2011 to <ergun.lafli@...>, or
by fax to +90.232.453 41 88. Abstracts of the congress will be available
at the congress, and proceedings of the congress will be published in
The three-day congress will be combined with two days of post-congress
excursions on May 24 and 25 to three archaeological museums with large
bronze collections in Izmir as well as to Ephesus and its museum.
A congress website will soon be established, and participants will be
The participation fee of 40 euro (=60 $US; 80 TL), to be paid on site,
will include coffee and refreshments at breaks, and post-congress
excursions, but not abstracts, publication of the proceedings, or your
accommodation and travel expenses. Hotels available for the congress
participants will be announced in a future Circular.
The organizers encourage colleagues from all parts of the world to attend.
Please alert your research community either by forwarding our e-mail, or
by printing this circular and displaying it in your institution.
We hope that you will be able to join us at the Sabanci Cultural Center,
and we look forward to seeing you in Izmir!
Contact Addresses for the Congress
XVIIth International Bronze Congress
c/o Doc. Dr. Ergun LAFLI
Dokuz Eylul Universitesi
TR-35160 Izmir, TURKEY.
Fax: +90.232.453 41 88.
Scientific Organizing Committee: Doc. Dr. Ergun LAFLI (DEU), Prof. Ilter
UZEL (Cukurova University, Adana) and Dr. Maurizio BUORA (Udine).