Ancient Urbanism in Western Thessaly: A One-Day Workshop

Published: 2019-03-12

Vlochos workshop

Ancient Urbanism in Western Thessaly

The archaeology of Western Thessaly has long found itself in the shade of the more well-known sites of the eastern half of the region. However, more recent work in the peripheral units of Karditsa and Trikala has highlighted the wealth of archaeological sites here, with numerous large and important ancient cities scattered on an around the plain. Many of these urban sites has only recently been studied, with several still awaiting systematic investigation.

The workshop will address the challenges of examining ancient cities in Western Thessaly on a full-site level, using the Greek-Swedish project at Vlochos as a case study. Questions relating to method development and application, scale, and resolution will be discussed, and will surely be of interest even beyond the bounds of Thessaly.

Where & When?
Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9), March 20 2019, 10.00-14.00


Programme

Each paper will take ca 20 minutes with some time for questions and answers after each presentation.

09:45 – Coffee

10:00 – Jenny Wallensten, director (Swedish Institute at Athens), welcomes the participants.

10:00–10:30 Robin Rönnlund (Swedish Institute at Athens)
Ancient Greek urbanism in Western Thessaly: Challenges, methods and the current state of research.

10:30–11:00 Fotini Tsiouka (Ephorate of Antiquities of Karditsa, Greece)
Classical-Hellenistic urban sites in the region of Sofades and Palamas, Thessaly.

11:00–11:30 Derek Pitman (Bournemouth University, United Kingdom)
Integrated non-invasive survey for examining Ancient Greek urban sites.

11:30–11:45 Coffee

11:45–12:15 Lawrence Shaw (University of Winchester, United Kingdom)
Geophysical survey as a tool for mapping urban development: Method development and results from the 2016-2018 Greek-Swedish work at Vlochos, Thessaly.

12:15-12:45 Johan Klange (Arkeologikonsult, Sweden)
Survey of visible architectural remains: Experiences from the Vlochos Archaeological Project and the Makrakomi Archaeological Landscapes Project.

12:45-13:15 Marta Venuti and Alessio Toscano Raffa (University of Messina, Italy)
The Greek-Italian archaeological programme at Skotoussa, Thessaly.

13:15–14:00 Discussion

Attached file: Programme/Πρόγραμμα

Archaeological Projects: Vlochos

Vlochos, Thessaly (2015– ongoing)

Vlochos, Thessaly (2015– ongoing)

2020-04-07

The archaeological site of Vlochos is situated three kilometres north of the town of Palamas in western...

Read More
Ancient Urbanism in Western Thessaly: A One-Day Workshop

Ancient Urbanism in Western Thessaly: A One-Day Workshop

2019-03-12

...

Read More

Research/ Conferences, Seminars & Workshops

Athens Greek Religion Seminar

Athens Greek Religion Seminar

2024-01-31

Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, will give a paper entitled Cult Continuity...

Athens Greek Religion Seminar

Athens Greek Religion Seminar

2024-01-08

Welcome to the Spring 2024 series of the Athens Greek Religion Seminar. All seminars will take place...

Athens Greek Religion Seminar

Athens Greek Religion Seminar

2024-01-23

Olga Palagia, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, will give a paper entitled A Cult Statue...

Spatial Approaches to Ancient Greek and Cypriot Landscapes

Spatial Approaches to Ancient Greek and Cypriot Landscapes

2023-12-19

All welcome to the workshop  Spatial approaches to Greek and Cypriot landscapes. The workshop takes...

Athens Greek Religion Seminar

Athens Greek Religion Seminar

2023-12-04

Despina Iosif, College Year in Athens, will give a paper entitled Pagans and Christians Out and About...

Anatolian languages and bridges from the steppes

Anatolian languages and bridges from the steppes

2023-10-23

All welcome to the workshop  Anatolian languages and bridges from the steppes. The workshop takes...

Athens Greek Religion Seminar, in conjunction with Epichorios Research Day

Athens Greek Religion Seminar, in conjunction with Epichorios Research Day

2023-10-05

All welcome to the workshop  130 Years “Lakonische Kulte”: Current Trends and Future Perspectives...

Athens Greek Religion Seminar

Athens Greek Religion Seminar

2023-10-02

Athanassia Zografou, University of Ioannina, will give a paper entitled Homer, Philology and Magic during...

×
×

We use cookies to enhance your online experience.
By browsing our site, you agree to our use of cookies.

Read More