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The fifth conference on Architectural Terracottas in Ancient Italy and beyond (Deliciae Fictiles V), will be held at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, 16-17 March 2018, to be followed by an excursion to Paestum 18 March.
Investigating craft communities, workshop organizations and networks has never been thoroughly undertaken for this period and region, nor for this exceptionally rich category of materials, or for the craftspeople producing the architectural terracottas. To understand roof production and construction in this period, to reveal relationships between main production centres, and to study the possible influences of immigrant craftspeople, a conference is needed that covers a wider area than Central Italy alone.
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 01/11/2017
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 16-17-18/03/2018
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (Napoli, Italy)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Patricia Lulof (University of Amsterdam); Carlo Rescigno (Università degli Studi della Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’); Ilaria Manzini (University of Amsterdam, scientific secretary)
The Committee invites proposals for papers which will fit the theme of the conference as outlined above, as well as proposals for posters. The papers will be published in peer-reviewed proceedings, aiming at 2019; the posters are to be published online on the website Deliciae Fictiles WWW, launched at the occasion.
We propose to investigate in the fifth conference of Deliciae Fictiles:
• The production and building processes of terracotta decoration and roofs in Antiquity, focusing on workshops, development and circulation of prototypes, transmission of technical knowledge.
• The mobility of artisans and artifacts within the framework of construction sites and workshops.
• Chronological issues between the late Archaic and the Hellenistic times in Greece and Italy.
• The economy of production and sanctuaries.
• The politics of architecture, temples and use of decorative systems.