2nd International Workshop on the Black Sea in Antiquity

About the Workshop

We are pleased to invite you to the 2nd International Workshop on the Black Sea in Antiquity organized by the School of Humanities of the International Hellenic University from 18 to 20 September 2015 in Thessaloniki. The subject of the 3-day workshop is The Black Sea, in the light of new archaeological data and theoretical approaches.

23 distinguished speakers from all Black Sea countries and Greece will join the workshop which will be held at the International Hellenic University in Thermi and is open and free to the public.

This is the second international workshop organized by the School of Humanities in the context of the Master Programme MA in Black Sea Studies with the participation of prominent scientists and also younger academics and PhD students from 10 countries. Focus will be on new archaeological evidence from excavations in the countries of the Black Sea, while at the same time new theoretical approaches to the ancient history of the Black Sea area will be presented. As part of the workshop, visits will be organized to the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki.

Attendance is free to students, the general public and all those who wish to become familiar with the region of the Black Sea during antiquity. Prior free registration is required. To register, click here

Please note that the working language of the Workshop is English. All participants will receive Certificates of Attendance.

Scientific Coordinator: Dr. Manolis Manoledakis, Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, School of Humanities, International Hellenic University

The workshop is co-funded by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.

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Gocha R. Tsetskhladze
Linacre College, Oxford | University of Nottingham, UK | School of Humanities, International Hellenic University | University of Bucharest
Opening up the ‘Pontic Space’

Miroslav Ivanov Vasilev
Independent scholar
Βόρυζα πόλις Ποντική

Alexandre Baralis
Archaeologist / Lab Researcher Musée du Louvre, Département des Antiquités Grecques, Etrusques et Romaines,
Latest excavation results in Apollonia

Margarit Damyanov
National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
Votive and other pottery from a sanctuary of Demeter in Apollonia Pontica

Mila Chacheva
Department of Classical Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
Adornments or amulets? Personal ornaments from graves of children in the necropolis of Apollonia Pontica

Iulian Birzescu
Vasile Pârvan Institute of Archaeology, Romanian Academy
Archaic pit-houses from Tariverde in the Histrian territory

Adela Sobotkova
Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University
Farmers or Pastoralists? Subsistence strategies in Ancient Thrace

Dmitry Chistov
State Hermitage museum, Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities
Archaic houses of the Berezan settlement

Alfred Twardecki
National Museum in Warsaw
Polish excavations at Tyritake 2008-2014: A small revolution in archaic architecture

Alexey Belousov
Moscow State University | St. Tikhon's Orthodox University
Some observations on defixiones from Olbia and the Bosporus

Ioannis Xydopoulos
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Chersonesos Taurike in the Greek literary tradition (5th-1nd c. B.C.)

Polyxeni Adam-Veleni
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.
Macedonia and the Black Sea during the reign of Philip II and Alexander the Great

Georgia Aristodemou
International Hellenic University
Nemesis’ Cult and the Arena Spectacles. Evidence from the Black Sea Region

Anna Argyri - Ioannis Birtsas
"Thessaloniki metro" – Joint Construction Venture
Manolis Manoledakis
International Hellenic University
Coins from the Propontis and the Black Sea found during the Metro excavations in Thessaloniki

Sümer Atasoy
University of Karabük
Excavations at Tios: 2006 – 2015

Şahin Yıldırım
University of Karabük
The Rescue Excavation of Hacılarobası Tumulus

Julia Koch
Bamberg University
Hellenistic Tombs of Paphlagonia

Latife Summerer
Pompeiopolis: Ten Years of Research

Burcu Erciyas & Mustafa Tatbul
Middle East Technical University
The Roman Period at Komana

Emine Sökmen
Hitit University
Surveying Pontic Landscape Through Defense Systems of Mithradatids