Jul 22Donnerstag, 22. Juli 2021 08:20
Renowned for its Mysteries cult, Eleusis has been equated already in antiquity with its initiations for the worship of Demeter and Persephone. Life in the renowned sanctuary was, however, richer than the religious lens suggests, including political, military, athletic, and euergetic activities. And the importance of the city was clearly not confined to the Mysteries.
The conference explores Eleusis’s inherent in-betweenness. It invites approaches that appreciate and are alert to the local horizon as a sphere where different vectors of Greek culture touch, both complementarily and conflictually, to shape a hybrid history of place: for instance, an amalgamation of diverse natural environments and different political entities; of boundedness and entanglement; imaginaries of isolation and belonging; material and immaterial expressions in culture that were in themselves fused by local, regional, and universal practices. In this vein of inquiry, the conference will also return to the Mysteries and place them in the context of religious communications in the Saronic region and beyond, on land and at sea, across time.
Jul 02Freitag, 02. Juli 2021 09:10
Hybrid-Tagung an der CAU Kiel19. und 20. August 2021
Jul 05Sonntag, 05. Juli 2020 11:17
it is our privilege to invite you on behalf of the ASMOSIA Executive Committee to join us in the 13th ASMOSIA meeting which will take place in Vienna, Austria between September 20 and 25, 2021.
The topics of the conference will deal with the basic theme of ASMOSIA, which is the investigation of all kinds of stones in the interface of archaeology and natural sciences. Besides the exchange of experience, and knowledge the conference intends to demonstrate progress and results in our field during the last years. In this sense the meeting shall offer a platform for discussion and reunion of the ASMOSIA “family”.
The sessions will encompass provenance and use of marbles and other stones, quarrying techniques and transport, weathering problems and restoration, and several more. As the conference will take place at the external frontier of the Roman Empire north of the Alps we will organize a session on
»Production and trade of marble and other stones in the Alpine and Danube provinces – regional resources and Mediterranean imports«.
Particular focus will be on poster sessions to these topics, planned as a separate program item without any parallel sessions.
Vienna offers several advantages for carrying out this conference, such as:
- Easy accessibility in the centre of Europe, as Vienna is a hub of European and international transport.
- Longstanding tradition of interdisciplinary archaeological-scientific activities in various of different institutions for more than 150 years.
- 425 hotels in all categories with 34,678 rooms and a broad range of cultural attractions
The venue will be the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and its Ephesos Museum in the very centre of Vienna. The location offers elegant surroundings with an appropriate infrastructure in an imperial atmosphere.
Looking forward very much to meeting you in Vienna!
Sabine Ladstätter | Austrian Archaeological Institute at the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Walter Prochaska | Montanuniversität Leoben
Austrian Archaeological Institute
of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Franz Klein-Gasse 1
1190 Vienna, Austria
+43 1 51581 4000