Progress and innovation in technology were of exceptional importance for the development of ancient societies and has been of great interest to many disciplines. This year, the International Hellenic University Summer School is focusing on Ancient Technology and Ancient Economies offering the opportunity to study how technological achievements of ancient cultures could regulate and promote commercial activities; subjects such as how the diffusion of improved infrastructural, organizational and mechanical technologies facilitated the production and distribution of agricultural and industrial goods, or how the transfer of technology provided enough motivation and a good impetus for ancient societies to reach high levels of economic progress and prosperity, will be discussed.
In the course of the programme, the latest historical research along with state-of-the-art scientific techniques applied to the analysis of archaeological findings will be presented by senior academics and field archaeologists who are experts in their research areas.
The Summer School on Ancient Technology is planned to be held annually with the aim of a) providing an international forum on technological achievements of the ancient Greek world and b) making greater use of the rich resources of Greece in terms of specialists in ancient technology research.
The aim of this 2-week intensive School is to make the participants better acquainted with aspects of ancient technologies by providing up-to-date knowledge presented and discussed by the experts of the relevant fields.