FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER
09.00-09.10 Prof. Marc Waelkens (KUL)
Paganism in late antiquity
09.10-09.50 Peter Van Nuffelen (KUL-Exeter)
Eusebius of Caesarea and the concept of paganism.
09.50-10.30 Eberhard Sauer (Edinburgh)
Pagan survival: spring sanctuaries in the late antique world.
Temples in the West
11.20-12.00 Gareth Sears (Birmingham)
The fate of temples in Africa and Cyrenaica
12.00-12.40 Jorge López Quiroga and Artemio Martínez Tejera (Madrid)
The fate of temples in late antique Hispania:
between paganism and Christianity
Temples in the East
14.00-14.40 Laurence Foschia (Athens)
The fate of temples in Greece
14.40-15.20 Georgios Deligiannakis (Oxford)
Late paganism on the Aegean Islands and Christianisation
15.20-16.00 Lies Vercauteren and Peter Talloen (KUL)
The fate of temples in Western Asia Minor
Archaeology and Material Culture
16.40-17.20 Peter Talloen (KUL)
Material culture in the East.
17.20-18.00 Prof. Arnold Provoost and Koenraad Demarsin (KUL)
Material culture in the West
SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER
09.00-09.40 Beatrice Caseau (Paris)
Religious statues in late antiquity:
from veneration to ridicule.
09.40-10.20 Ine Jacobs (KUL)
Production to destruction? Pagan statuary
in Asia Minor during late antiquity.
11.10-11.50 Luke Lavan (KUL)
The urban function of surviving pagan statues in late antiquity: some thoughts.
11.50-12.30 Georgios Deligiannakis (Oxford)
Christian attitudes towards pagan statuary:
the case of Anastasius from the city of Rhodes.
All sessions will be held in the Klein Aula, Maria-Theresia College, Hogeschoolplein, Leuven. Admission: 15 Euros / 5 Euros student & unwaged. To reserve a place contact firstname.lastname@example.org or write to LAA2005, Sagalassos Project, Blijde Inkomstraat 21, 3000 Leuven, Belgium, before 20th November. Tea and coffee with be provided. Meals can be bought in the immediate vicinity.
For a list of accommodation in Leuven see www.leuven.be (click on green tourism icon on left of page in your correct language). This includes details of a youth hostel. As a cheap alternative, with single rooms and breakfast, but 4km from the city centre, there is also the Monastery of Paters Oblaten, Pellenbergstraat 160, 3010 Kessel-Lo, which can be booked through Bruder Omer 0486405490 email@example.com. Price: 15 euros first night, 10 euros subsequent nights, for single room plus breakfast .
The most useful map of Leuven can be found at www.mappy.com (choose Place 'Leuven', Country 'Belgium' in the map box on the right side of the page, and 'Hogheschoolplein' for Street to see the location of the college, which is on the East side of the square). Zoom out to see the position of the train station and car parks.
With early booking, Leuven can be reached on the conference weekend by air from Madrid & Rome for 100 euros, Dublin 70 Euros, London & Berlin ca. 150 euros, Athens ca. 200 euros (see www.skyscanner.net). Brussels international is the most convenient airport for Leuven, though Charleroi, at around two hours travelling time from Leuven offers many cheap flights.
-If arriving at Brussels international, take a train to Bruxelles Nord/Brussel Noord then to Leuven. Timetables www.sncb.be.
Taxis from the airport to Leuven cost about 50 Euros.
-If arriving at Charleroi, take the shuttle bus to Bruxelles Midi/Brussel Zuid station (NB the bilingual signs), then catch a train from here direct to Leuven (not Louvain la Neuve). For bus details see http://www.charleroi-airport.com/ under 'access', coach transfer. Train timetables: www.sncb.be. Taxis are prohibitively expensive from Charleroi, unless in a group.
With early booking, Leuven can be reached on the conference weekend by rail from Paris for 49 euros, Cologne & Amsterdam ca. 32 Euros (www.thalys.com, tariff smilys), and for around 130 Euros from London www.eurostar.com.
Most international trains will arrive at Bruxelles Midi/Brussel Zuid station (NB the bilingual signs), then catch a train from here direct to Leuven (not Louvain la Neuve). For bus details see http://www.charleroi-airport.com/ under 'access', coach transfer. Train timetables: www.sncb.be.
Arriving by car
For route planning see www.mappy.com. Many streets in the centre of the city are pedestrian streets and no car traffic is allowed there. In addition the car traffic circulation within the ring-road boundaries has been organized in such a way (loops) so as to discourage people to use their car to get from one place to another. Leuven is a small town and it is quite easy and pleasant to walk to the places you want to get to. Thus you would be advised to leave your car in one of the many public parking places and to continue on foot.
The Archaeology of Major Heresies
Bryan Ward-Perkins (Oxford) Is there an archaeology of Arianism?
Sander Evers (Utrecht) Archaeology, texts and the Donatists.
Samaritans and Non-Conforming Jews
Shimon Dar (Bar Ilan) The Samaritans in late antiquity
Jodi Magness (Chapel Hill) Non-conforming Jews in late antiquity
The 'secular' in Late Antiquity
Claire Sotinel (Tours) The 'secular' in late antiquity
Recent Fieldwork in Spain
Sebastián Rascón Marqués (Alcalá de Henares) Complutum: a Spanish city in late antiquity (with 3D graphics)
Everyday Magic and Syncretic Religious Culture
Arja Karivieri (Stockholm) Magic and syncretic religious culture in the East
Michel Perrin (Paris X) The limits of the heresiological ethos: inter-denominational mixing
Elizabeth Jeffreys (Oxford) and Mark Humphries (Maynooth) Literary genre or religious apathy? the presence and absence of theology and religious thought in late antique secular writing.
Susanne Bangert (Oxford) Christian popular piety: Abu Mena and beyond
Elias Khamis (Oxford) Popular piety and Islamicisation: material culture at Scythopolis.
Recent Fieldwork in Israel
Zeev Weis (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) Sepphoris in late antiquity: recent research.
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LATE ANTIQUE ARCHAEOLOGY 2004 Italian Session
Technology in Transition AD 300-650
Siena, Collegio Santa Chiara, 4th-5th June 2004
FRIDAY 4th JUNE
Prof. Tiziano Mannoni (Genova)
Continuità e discontinuità nelle tecniche sulla base delle regole della cultura materiale
Dr. Laura Fieni (Milano)
Tecniche costruttive tardoantiche nella Mediolanum capitale dell'impero: il caso della basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore
Prof. Marco Valenti (Siena)
Legno e materiali deperibili nell’edilizia rurale fra VI e VIII secolo
Dr. Ignacio Arce (Madrid)
Umayyad Building Techniques and the Merging of Roman-Byzantine and Parthian-Sasanian Traditions: Continuity and Change
The theory and practice of building
Dr. Isabella Baldini Lippolis (Bologna)
Gli spazi privati nelle città tardoantiche: norme e pratiche della costruzione
Dr. Riccardo Santangeli Valenzani (Roma)
Edilizia pubblica ed edilizia privata a Roma: il cantiere nella tarda antichità
Prof. Enrico Zanini (Siena)
La tecnologia e le idee: gli architetti nel mondo protobizantino
Water supply and machines
Dr. James Crow (Newcastle)
The infrastructures of a great city: water, earth and walls in late antique Constantinople
Dr. Elisabetta Giorgi (Siena)
Tecnologia dell’acqua a Gortina: adduzione, conservazione e distribuzione (IV-VII sec.)
Prof. Michael Lewis (Hull)
Antique engineering in the Byzantine world
SATURDAY 5th JUNE
Prof. Enrico Giannichedda (Genova)
La produzione metallurgica fra continuità di saperi e modificazioni del consumo
Prof. Lucia Saguì (Roma)
Il vetro, o della continuità: fonti d’approvvigionamento e tecnologia
Prof. Margaret O’ Hea (Adelaide)
Glass technology in the East during Late Antiquity
Prof. Paul Arthur – Dr. Marco Imperiale (Lecce)
Ceramics in transition - cooking and storage wares AD 300-750
Prof. Michel Bonifay (Aix-en-Provence)
La production des céramiques africaines durant l'Antiquité tardive: permanences et mutations
Dr. Luke Lavan (Köln)
Explaining technological change: innovation, stagnation, recession and survival
SUNDAY 16th MAY
Understanding finds in context
Toon Putzeys (Leuven) Contextual analysis at Sagalassos
R. R. R. Smith (Oxford) Statues and their contexts in Late Antiquity: recent work at Aphrodisias in Caria
Artefacts in Commercial Space
Elias Khamis (Oxford) The Scythopolis shops: finds in context
Artefacts in Personal Space
12.10-12.50 Maria Parani (Nicosia, Cyprus) Dress and accessories in Late Antiquity
Artefacts in Military Space
John Conyard (Comitatus Military Re-enactment Group) Reconstructing the late Roman army (with equipment displays)
Andrew Poulter (Nottingham) Deconstructing destruction deposits: finds in context from a late Roman fort in Bulgaria.
Padova, 10 May 2003: Architettura e Potere nell'età di Transizione
J. Arce (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid), "Fonti scritte e fonti materiali nella ricostruzione della struttura sociale tardo antica"
Oxford 22nd-23rd March 2003: Social and Political Life in Late Antiquity
Saturday 22nd March
Paris Meeting 25/5/2002
Oxford Saturday 23/3- Sunday 24/3/2002:
Late Antique Archaeology 2002: Recent Research on the Late Antique Countryside
Saturday 23rd March
Sacred landscapes of late antiquity
Beatrice Caseau (Paris IV) "Sacred landscapes of late antiquity"
John Mitchell (Norwich)"The archaeology of pilgrimage in late antique Albania"
Monasteries as rural settlements
Beat Brenk (Basel) "Monasteries as rural settlements"
Joseph Patrich (Haifa) "Monasteries as a landscape type"
Landscapes revealed: rural survey in Asia Minor & Cyprus
Douglas Baird (Liverpool) "The Konya Plain in late antiquity and beyond"
Marcus Rautmann (Missouri) "Valley and village in late Roman Cyprus"
Dr Andrew Poulter (Nottingham) "Can ceramic survey ever write settlement history? an alternative"
Georges Tate (CNRS) "The Syrian countryside in late antiquity: recent research and new perspectives"
Sunday 24th March
Disaster and death? - De-Romanised landscapes from Britain to the Balkans
Dr Ken Dark (Reading) "The British landscape in late antiquity: AD 300-600"
Dr Etienne Louis (Service Archéologique de Douai) "A de-Romanised landscape in northern Gaul: the Scarpe Valley from the 4th to 9th centuries"
Dr Darja Grosman (Lujblana) & Dr Vince Gaffney (Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit) "Dalmatia from the Roman to dark age periods: new perspectives"
Archie Dunn (Birmingham)"The southern Balkans and Greece in the seventh and eighth centuries: premature reflections".
New light on the dark age countryside: ceramic gaps and settlement history
Dr Joanita Vroom (Leiden) "Ceramic gaps and settlement history in Greece and western Asia Minor"
Dr Helen Patterson (BSR) "Ceramic gaps and settlement history in dark age Italy"
Rome meeting : 26/5/2001
Late Antique Archaeology 2001:Topographical Studies in Late Antiquity: Recent Research and Current Perspectives - Istituto Svedese di Studi Classici, Via Omero 14, 1-00197 Rome
Dr Robert Coates Stephens (Reading UK/ BSR) "Attitudes to spolia in some late antique texts"
Ida leggio (La sapienza) "Valenza del Restauro e del reimpiego nei programmi di rinnovamento edilizio attuati nelle citta> dell'Asia minore tra il iv e vi secolo"
Luke Lavan (Nottingham UK) "Writing late antique urban topography"
Dr Barbara Polci (BSR) "The transformation of the Roman domus"
Anna Leone (Leicester UK) "Late antique North Africa: production and the changing use of urban buildings"
Dr James Crow and Richard Bayliss (Newcastle upon Tyne) "3-d reconstruction at Constantinople and beyond: practical triumphs and theoretical problems"
Oxford meeting: 17/3/2001- 18/3/2001
Late Antique Archaeology 2001:New Research, Method and Practice Trinity College, Oxford
Saturday 17th March 2001
Sunday 18th March 2001
Dr Sean Kingsley (Oxford) "Late antique trade: research methodologies and field practice" *
Dr Richard Reece (London) "Coins finds and the late Roman economy"
Decline and fall? studying long term change
Dr Mark Whittow (Oxford) "Studying long term change in the East"
Prof Chris Wickham (Birmingham) "Studying long term change in the West"
The archaeology of social structure
Dr William Bowden (East Anglia) "Marx, Engels and Skanderbeg: Theoretical approaches to
post-Roman Albania "
Prof Jean-Pierre Sodini (Paris) "Archaeology and social structures"
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