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AIAS CONFERENCE

Bifocal Perspectives on the Black Sea
Macro- and Microcosms

Conference description

Based on new conceptual frameworks, this international conference Bifocal Perspectives on the Black Sea: Macro- and Microcosms fills an outstanding gap in the current research landscape by shaping fresh research perspectives in understanding the past of the circum-Pontic region in its cultural and environmental contexts.

It aims at investigating the region on the macrocosmic (in terms of ‘socio-ecosystems’) and microcosmic (specific regional landscapes) levels; the formation and perception of the broadly understood landscapes, both in reality and in the imaginaire will be analyzed from the multifaceted perspectives of the ancient literary, documentary, and material evidence.

The conference is structured around the following four main sessions: 1: Environment, Biodiversity, and Ethnicity in Pontus Euxinus, 2: Landscapes, 3: Religion and cults. Cultural mediation and identity and 4: Excavation reports.


Venue

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), Aarhus University, Buildings 1630-1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. See location on a map.


Keynote speakers

Session 1: Environment, Biodiversity, and Ethnicity in Pontus Euxinus
Elizabeth Craik, St. Andrews University, UK

Session 2: Landscapes
Vladimir Stolba, Aarhus University, DK

Session 3: Religion and cults. Cultural mediation and identity
David Braund, Exeter University, UK

Session 4: Excavation reports
Julian Bîrzescu, Bucharest, RO

Invited speakers

  • Alexandru Avram, University of Le Mans, FR
  • Claire Barat, University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis, FR
  • Victor Cojocaru, Institute of Archaeology Iaşi of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, RO
  • Margarit Damyanov, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, BG
  • Anca Cristina Dan, CNRS, Paris, FR
  • Nadia Gavrylyuk, Institute of Archaeology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, UKR
  • Lavinia Grumeza, Institute of Archeology and Art History, Cluj-Napoca, RO
  • Marta Oller Guzmàn, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ESP
  • Askold Ivantchik, CNRS, Bordeaux, FR
  • John Lund, Danish National Museum, Copenhagen, DK
  • Vasilica Lungu, Institute of South-Eastern European Studies, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, RO
  • Jesper Majbom Madsen, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, DK
  • Alexander Minchev, Archaeological Museum Varna, BG
  • Krastina Panayotova, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, BG
  • Ulrike Peter, Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, DE
  • Elias K. Petropoulos, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, GR
  • Maria Reho, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, BG
  • Ligia Ruscu, Department of Ancient History and archaeology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, RO
  • Totko Stoyanov, Department of Archaeology, ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ University, Sofia, BG
  • Daniela Stoyanova, Department of Archaeology, Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’, BU
  • Nickolay Tymchenko, Institute of Archaeology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, UKR
  • Marina Vakhtina, Institute for History of Material Culture Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint-Petersburg, RUS

Time schedule

Wednesday, 6 April: 9:00-17:45

Thursday, 7 April: 9:00-17:00

Friday, 8 April: 9:00-15:00


Programme

We now have a fileadmin/www.aias.au.dk/Conferences/Black_Sea_2016/AIAS_Conference_Black_Sea_Preliminary_Programme_23_Feb_2016.pdfFINAL PROGRAMME ready. 


Organisers

  • David Braund (Exeter University, United Kingdom)
  • Gianfranco Chiai (Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, Germany)
  • Orietta Cordovana (Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark),
  • Consuelo Manetta (Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Birte Poulsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Vladimir Stolba, (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Support

The conference is funded by:

  • The Carlsberg Foundation, Denmark
  • The research programme 'Classical Antiquity and its Heritage', Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Denmark