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Germany Institute of Classical Archaeology at Tübingen University

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Regional Approaches to Early Greek Society, 1100–550 BCE

December 13-14, 2018

On December 14–16, the Institute of Classical Archaeology at Tübingen University will be hosting a three-day international workshop on ›Regional Approaches to Early Greek Society, 1100–550 BCE‹.

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Programme ›Regional Approaches to Early Greek Society, 1100–550 BCE‹


Friday, December 14th

13:00   Registration


14:00   Richard Posamentir (Institute’s Director), Angelina Linnemann (Excellence Strategy):



14:20   Maximilian Rönnberg (Tübingen), Veronika Sossau (Basel):



Section 1: General Problems of Historiography (Chair: N.N.)


14:40   Alain Duplouy (Paris):

How Rational Was the Early Greek City?


15:20   Angelika Kellner (Innsbruck):

Kings, Officials and Priestesses. Chronographic Lists as Cornerstones of Chronology


15:50   Coffee Break


Section 2: Synchronisations of Written and Material Evidence: Methodical Issues (Chair: N.N.)


16:20   Julien Zurbach (Paris):

It’s the Economy…: Regional Perspectives on Money, Land and Labour in the Formative Period of City-States


17:00   Thomas Clements (Manchester):

Where Did I Read That? Concept Formation and Archaic Sparta


17:30   Adrien Delahaye (Paris):

Laconian Material Culture and Lacedaimonian Identity: The Laconian Sanctuaries Case


18:00   Louis Pomaret Cañadas (Madrid):

From Group Identity to Ethnic Identity in Mainland Locris


18:30 Coffee Break


Evening Lecture


19:00 Christoph Ulf (Innsbruck):

Microhistory Presupposes Macrohistory


20:00   Evening Reception (Rittersaal)


Saturday, December 15th


Section 3: Athens (Chair: E. Kistler)


09:30   Veronika Sossau (Basel):

Chronology, Region, Style, and the Polis. Methods and Limits in the Study of Finds in Funerary and Ritual Contexts in Athens


10:10   Marilena Kontopanagou (Athens):

The Athenian Society in the Transition to the Early Iron Age through Funerary Material Culture: the Case of the Herodou Attikou Street Cemetery


10:40   Coffee Break


Section 4: Attica (Chair: F. Ruppenstein)


11:10   Alexandra Alexandridou (Ioannina):

Archaeological Traces of Kinship Ties in 8thC. Attica


11:50   Alexandra Dafni Vlanti (Oxford):

The Burial Rite of Enchytrismos in Attica duringthe Late Geometric and Archaic Periods: Towards an Understanding of Social Dimension


12:20   Maximilian Rönnberg (Tübingen):

Internal Colonisation, Village Fission and the Emergence of Local Cults in Attica


12:50   Lunch Break


Section 5: Peloponnese (Chair: A. Livieratou)


14:20   Birgitta Eder (Vienna):

Between the Mycenaean and Greek Worlds: the Emergence of the Greek Sanctuary


15:00   Afroditi Vlachou (Volos):

The Formation of the Religious Landscape of the Peloponnese during the Early Historical

Period (800– 600 B.C.)


15:30 Torben Keßler (Kiel):

Regional (Id)entities. The Decoration of Early Iron Age Pottery around the Gulf of Corinth


16:00   Coffee Break


Section 6: Euboea and Related Areas (Chair: I. Lemos)


16:30   Alexandros Mazarakis Ainian (Volos):

Regional Stories Alongside the Coasts from Euboea to the Thermaic Gulf during the Early Iron Age and the Early Archaic Period


17:10   Olivia Denk (Basel):

Early Sanctuaries on the Chalcidice: the Case of Poseidi


17:40 Coffee Break


Evening Lecture


18:15   Robin Osborne (Cambridge):

What is a Region? Athens and the Region of Athens in the Archaic Period


20:00   Conference Dinner


Sunday, December 16th


Section 7: Central Greece (Chair: V. Sossau)


09:00   Antonia Livieratou (Athens):

From Mycenaean Periphery to ethne: the Complex Ways of Socio-Political Evolution in Phocis and East Locris in the Early Iron Age


09:40   Aikaterini Stamoudi (Athens):

The Household Ceramics of the LHIIIC and Proto-Geometric Period from the Site of Kynos (Phtiotis). Its Character, Characteristics and Potentials


10:10   Coffee Break


Section 8: Trans-Regional Studies (Chair: R. Posamentir)


10:40   Irene Lemos (Oxford):

Transformation, Tradition and Innovation: the Transition from the Late Bronze to the Early Iron Age


11:20   Eleni Chatzinikolaou (Volos):

From the Individual to the Community: Re-Reading Domestic Space during the Transition from the Early Iron Age to the Archaic Period


11:50   Cicek Tascıoğlu Beeby (Chapel Hill/Athens):

Mortuary Spaces of the Early Greek Polis


12:20   Erich Kistler (Innsbruck), Florian Ruppenstein (Freiburg):

Concluding Remarks


12:50   Final Discussion