Sunday, April 26, 2009

CFP : Late Antique Glass in Anatolia (A.D. 4th to 8th cent.), Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey, October 26 - 28, 2009

Sources : Archaeological Institute of America (Conference listing) and anatolian-arch (An e-mail group about Anatolian archaeology from the earliest times to the end of the Late Bronze Age). 

An international conference on the glass from Anatolia dating to the Late Antique period (A.D. 4th to 8th cent.) will take place on October 26th-28th, 2009 at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the Dokuz Eylül University (DEU) in Izmir, Turkey. Both the excavated finds as well as museum pieces are the subject of this workshop that is offering a firm base for the support of future research in Turkey concerning ancient glass studies. This two-day workshop with a one-day excursion will contain both lectures of 20 min. as well as poster presentations. 

The aim of this meeting is to report on the state of research concerning the Late Antique glass from Anatolia between the 4th and 8th centuries A.D., or thereabouts. The geographical areas concerned are Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, the rest of the Near East and the Black Sea Countries. The focus is, however, Asia Minor. Concentrating on unpublished finds or collections from Anatolia and the Eastern Mediterranean, the colloquium aims to tackle a series of questions which can be grouped as four principal interlinked and overlapping themes : production, trade-distribution, function and chronology. 

Papers and oral presentations can be given in English, French, German, Italian or Turkish, but English will be the preferred language for oral presentations. Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words together with the attached registration form before June 1, 2009 by e-mail (if possible) to, or by fax to +90 232 453 41 88. 

Entry to the workshop is free of charge for all  ; accommodation and travel expenses will be payed by the participants, who should also arrange their own accommodation as necessary. A post-conference excursion on October 28 is planned to three glass collections in Izmir.