jeudi 25 mai 2017

Seasides of Byzantium Harbours and anchorages of a Mediterranean Empire

Seasides of Byzantium Harbours and anchorages of a Mediterranean Empire 
International Conference, 
29 May-1 June 2017 
National Hellenic Research Foundation 48 Vassileos Constantinou Ave., 11635 Athens

Monday, 29th of May: Opening and keynotes 18:00-18:30 Welcome and greetings by Dir. Prof. Taxiarchis Kolias (NHRF-IHR Athens) and Dir. Gen. Prof. Falko Daim (RGZM Mainz)
18:30-19:00 Anna Lambropoulou (Athens), Η πρόσληψη της θάλασσας και της θαλάσσιας επικοινωνίας στην Μεσόγειο (4ος-12ος αι.): Η αγιολογική µαρτυρία (The perception of the sea and of maritime communication in the Mediterranean, 4th-12th c.: the hagiographic evidence)
19:00-19:30 Johannes Preiser-Kapeller (Vienna-Mainz), Ports, bones, pollen and pottery. Harbours of the Byzantine world as sources of environmental history and global connectivity
19:30 Reception at the Atrium of the National Hellenic Research Foundation Tuesday,

30th of May Session I: Varieties of archaeological evidence Chair: Georg Ladstätter (Athens)
09:30-09:50 Aikaterini Dellaporta (Athens), Archaeological and iconographic evidence for maritime activities of the Byzantine era
09:50-10:10 Jean-Philippe Goiran (Lyon), Sedimentary archives and ancient texts: Evaluating the contribution of the geological approach to the study of ancient harbours
10:10-10:30 Joanita Vroom (Leiden), The Archaeology of Byzantine Harbours in Action: From their products to maritime trading networks
10:30-11:00 Discussion
11:00-11:30 Coffee break

Session II: Maritime spaces and place-making Chair: Platon Petridis (Athens)
11:30-11:50 Myrto Veikou (Uppsala), Telling the Sea, from the Land: Coastal Place-making in Byzantine Literary Texts
11:50-12:10 Eleonora Kountoura-Galaki (Athens), A light in the darkness: monastery “lighthouses” in the Aegean Sea and surrounding coastal regions
12:10-12:30 Max Ritter (Mainz), Naval bases, arsenals, aplekta: functional and operational segregations of Byzantine ports (6th-12th c.)
12:30-13:00 Discussion
13:00-15:30 Lunch break at one’s own disposal; 15:30-16:00 Coffee break

Session III: Administration, trade and harbours from the Early Byzantine to the Post-Byzantine period Chair: Vassiliki Penna (Kalamata)
16:00-16:20 Efi Ragia (Athens), Αdministrative changes in the seas of Byzantium, 7th-8th centuries. A historical-geographical approach
16:20-16:40 Maria Gerolymatou (Athens), Ἐµπορεῖον µετὰ πλοίων καὶ φούνδακος. The role of the aristocracy in building harbours (10th-12th century)
16:40-17:00 Aikaterini Dellaporta (Athens) and Flora Karagianni (Thessalonike), Depictions of the Byzantine harbours of Constantinople in early maps and engravings
17:00-17:30 Discussion
19:30 Reception in the Austrian Archaeological Institute Wednesday, 31st of May

Session IV: Harbours of the Aegean, part I Chair: Petros Themelis (Athens)
09:00-09:20 Sophia Akrivopoulou (Thessalonike), The Hellenistic Harbour of Thessaloniki and the Ekklēsiastikē Skala
09:20-09:40 Thomas Schmidts (Mainz), Ainos and beyond – Harbour cities in southern Thrace in early Byzantine times
09:40-10:00 Horacio González Cesteros – Sabine Ladstätter (Vienna–Athens), Harbours and Commerce in Byzantine Ephesus
10:00-10:30 Discussion 10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Session V: Harbours of the Aegean, part II Chair: Anastasia Yangaki (Athens)
11:00-11:20 Marina Papadimitriou (Athens), The harbour of Piraeus in Late Antiquity. New archaeological evidence
11:20-11:40 Alkiviadis Ginalis (Bremen), Reassessing the harbour of Anthedon
11:40-12:00 Konstantia Kephala (Rhodes), Haven Waiting. Patmos Before the Blessed Christodoulos
12:00-12:20 Katerina Manoussou-Della (Rhodes), Byzantine Rhodes. The evolution of a fortified harbour-city in the Eastern Mediterranean, 4th-12th c.
12:20-12:50 Discussion 12:50-16:00 Lunch break at one’s own disposal

Session VI: The Adriatic and the Black Sea Chair: Falko Daim (Mainz)
16:00-16:20 Dominik Heher (Mainz-Vienna), Dyrrhachion / Durrës – an Adriatic Sea Gateway between East and West
16:20-16:40 Dimitar Dimitrov (Plovdiv), Sozopol Harbour in the Middle Ages
16:40-17:00 Grigori Simeonov (Mainz-Vienna), The Region of the Danube Delta in the 7th–10th Centuries and the case of the so called Lykostomion Maritime Province
17:00-17:30 Discussion 17:30-18:00 Coffee break

Session VII: Harbours of the Peloponnese Chair: Timothy Gregory (Ohio)
18:00-18:20 Ilias Anagnostakis (Athens), Ένα σηµαντικό ορµητήριο χωρίς λιµάνι; Αναζητώντας στις πηγές το βυζαντινό λιµάνι στη Μεθώνη της Πελοποννήσου (Methoni in Peloponnesos: a naval base without harbour? Ιn search of the Byzantine port in historical sources)
18:20-18:40 Dimitrios Athanasoulis (Athens), The Churches of the Leonides’ Basilica. An Evidence of the Diachronic Operation of the Lechaion Harbour (Corinth) from Late Antiquity to Late Byzantine Era
18:40-19:00 Maria Leontsini, Eleni Manolessou and Angeliki Panopoulou (Athens), Harbours and anchorages in Corinthia and Argolis (Northeastern Peloponnese) from the Early to the Middle Byzantine period
19:00-19:30 Discussion 19:30-20:00 Concluding Remarks by Dir. Gen. Prof. Falko Daim (Mainz) and by Prof. Taxiarchis Kolias (Athens)
Evening at one´s own disposal

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