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"Unguentarıum: a terracotta vessel form and other related vessels ın the hellenıstıc, roman and early byzantıne medıterranean - an ınternatıonal symposıum"
The Izmir Center of the Archaeology of Western Anatolia (EKVAM) is glad to inform you that an international symposium on unguentarium, a terracotta vessel form in the Hellenistic, Roman and early Byzantine Mediterranean, will take place on May 17-18, 2017 at the Dokuz Eylül University (DEU) in Izmir, Turkey. An unguentarium (plural “unguentaria”) is a small ceramic or glass bottle, found in relatively large quantities in the entire Mediterranean, from Spain to Syria and Egypt to France, where they were produced between the early Hellenistic and early Medieval periods. The terracotta version of this form is a typically narrow-necked vessel shape, topped with a slender neck and a thin-lipped rim. The base of these vessels can be in some cases rounded or fusiform -- in which case it is not self-standing -- or flat-bottomed. Its shape was changed in several periods, but especially during the mid second century B.C. Beside the common term unguentarium, which is a modern invitation, this vessel type was also called as “balsamare”, “ampulle”, “lacramarium” or “flacon” etc.
Call for papers
Diversity and Uniformity in the Archaic Greek World
On 23-25 May 2018, leading scholars from around the world will gather at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire in the United States to explore diversity and uniformity in the Archaic Greek world. All of the speakers are contributors to the forthcoming Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World (OHAGW), edited by Paul Cartledge (Cambridge University) and Paul Christesen (Dartmouth College). OHAGW will provide detailed studies of 29 sites, sanctuaries, and regions in Greece during the Archaic period. Each essay in OHAGW will be built around the same set of eleven rubrics, so that it will be possible to read either vertically (reading a complete study of a single site) or horizontally (reading, for example, about the economic history of a number of different sites). Taken together, these studies will add unprecedented depth and subtlety to our evidence for and understanding of diversity and uniformity in the Archaic Greek world.
The speakers at this conference will discuss how the particular site, sanctuary or region about which they are writing for OHAGW contributes to our understanding of diversity and uniformity in the Archaic Greek world. The schedule of the conference – all sessions of which will be plenary – is such as to leave a considerable amount of time for questions, answers, and general discussion.
The SCS Outreach Panel is soliciting questions to address at the SCS Annual Meeting in Boston.
Click on this link to submit your questions about outreach activities of the SCS: https://goo.gl/forms/KWrE8y45PhKDUjFY2
Jacoby Online is a monumental resource encompassing several separate projects, all of them related to Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker (FGrH) of Felix Jacoby (1876–1959). The original reference work aimed to collect, edit, and comment on all the known testimonies and fragments of ancient Greek historians whose works survive incomplete. At the time of his death, Jacoby had produced fifteen print volumes covering 856 historians, distributed among three of five proposed areas: (I) genealogy and mythography, (II) history (Zeitgeschichte), and (III) local history (Horographie) and ethnography. Work resumed in 1991 under a team of European scholars on two remaining areas, which were planned but never completed by Jacoby: (IV) biography and antiquarian literature (of which three out of a proposed 27 volumes have now been published in print); and (V) historical geography (a work in progress to be completed in 2019 and eventually to be published in print).
Congratulations to Michele Valerie Ronnick and Ruth Scodel, who were both awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards by Eta Sigma Phi this Fall. Read more about the awardees and their achievements in Nuntius, Eta Sigma Phi's publication.
Below is a list of the most recent NEH grantees and their Classically-themed projects. The NEH helps fund a number of SCS initiatives, and their support affects the field of Classics at a national and local level.
- Philip Sapirstein (University of Nebraska, Lincoln): "The Ancient Greek Temple of Hera at Olympia: A Digital Architectural History"
- Ryan Horne (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill): "Understanding Ancient Economic and Social Networks Based on Evidence from Aeolian Coins"
- Etienne Helmer (University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras): "Ancient Greek Philosophers on Economics"
- Michele Lowrie (University of Chicago) "The Concept of Security in Ancient Roman Literature and Politics"
- Craig Williams (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) "Orpheus Crosses the Atlantic: Native American Knowledge of Ancient Greece and Rome"
- Susan Collins (University of Notre Dame) "Constituting the Ancient City: The Political Regime and Classical Sparta"
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Ancient Greek and Roman Painting and the Digital Humanities
6th-8th August, 2018 at Tufts University