The CRC 1266 (Scales of Transformation, project E3) housed at the University of Kiel, Germany, announces a conference on Hellenistic architecture conceptualised as an action context. The aim of this conference is to present and discuss recent research that focuses on the various ways in which architecture exerted influence on human beings and vice versa in antiquity.

Papers may focus on one of the following topics:

-Landscape & Architecture: How did landscape interact with architecture and human action in Hellenistic times?

-Movement & Space: Which architecturally marked guidelines for human movement in built space can be identified (e.g. in ritual or urban context)?

-Architecture & Perception: How did architecture influence human perception in built space?

-Communication & Semantics: In which ways did architecture serve as a means of communication, providing information for people acting in built space?

The following invited speakers have confirmed their participation:

Soi Agelidis / Henrik Boman / Luigi Caliò / Stephan Feuser / Jochen Griesbach / Kristoph Hammerschmied / Mary Hollinshead / Hilmar Klinkott / Philipp Kobusch / Ioannis Mylonopoulos / Tanja Scheer / Barbara Sielhorst / Katja Sporn / Verena Stappmanns / Rabun Taylor / Jessica van ‘t Westeinde / Christina Williamson


The language of communication for the conference is English. Papers should be approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes for discussion.


Please send your abstract (250–350 words) via email to Asja Müller ([email protected].de) by the 20th of April 2018. Participants will receive a notification concerning the acceptance of their application by the end of April.


The papers will be published by the CRC 1266 (Scales of Transformation).

For additional information: Asja Müller (Institute of Classics, Department of Classical Archaeology, University of Kiel) [email protected]e