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CALL. 30.04.2018: International Symposium of Propontis and The Surrounding Cultures - Çanakkale (Tur




LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Atatürk Kültür ve Kongre Merkezi Biga, Çanakkale (Turkey)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Prof. Dr. Vedat KELEŞ (Ondokuz Mayıs University) ; Prof. Dr. Cevat BAŞARAN (Atatürk University) ; Mustafa CAN (Biga District Governor) ; Şerif MUTLU (İÇDAŞ Inc.) ; Agah AYHAN (İÇDAŞ Inc.) ; Ast. Prof. Hasan KASAPOĞLU (Atatürk University) ; Ast. Prof. Ersin ÇELİKBAŞ (Karabük University) ; Ast. Prof. Kasım OYARÇİN (Ondokuz Mayıs University) ; Ast. Prof. Hazar KABA (Sinop University) ; Res. Ast. Alper YILMAZ (Ondokuz Mayıs University) ; Res. Ast. Büşra Elif KASAPOĞLU (Atatürk University) ; Res. Ast. Michael Deniz YILMAZ (Ondokuz Mayıs University) ; Res. Ast. İsmail AKKAŞ (Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University) ; Res. Ast. Soner ÖZMEN (Ondokuz Mayıs University)

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Propontis and its environs, regarding its geopolitical location, witnessed significant cultural changes and the founding of important colonies during the great colonisation period of 750-550 BC. Throughout its history having hosted so much significant cultural and political events; it is obvious that the archaeology of the rich Propontis and its environs have not been able to be improved and discussed in international scale, although many decades have passed since the commencing of excavations as Troia, Assos, Kyzikos and Ainos. The archaeological excavations have gained momentum and the published academic works regarding the region have considerably increased as a result of the sponsorships that begun with Parion, and later continued with Smintheion, Troia, Assos and Alexandria Troas by İÇDAŞ INC.; one of the most significant industrial establishment of the region and Turkey.

The planned symposium, under the name of “International Symposium of Propontis and the Surrounding Cultures”, intends to evaluate the current situation of the region’s archaeology and to establish archaeological inter-regional connections with the participation of academics conducting research in a wide geographical area including cities of the Attic Delos League, Troas, Bithynia, Mysia, Northern Ionia, Balkan Peninsula, Black Sea basin together with the Greek Islands Furthermore, with such an international symposium; the momentum gained in archaeological excavations and publications will progress further, the promotion of Çanakkale and the archaeology of the region, and it is clear that the proceeding publication which is planned to be published in Turkish and English, will become one of the most significant reference sources for the region’s archaeology and culture.

Content of the conference is thought to be as the topics stated below regarding the archaeology of Propontis and the surrounding area within the period range from the Pre-History to the end of the Byzantine Period.

- Colonization

- Early Settlements

- Ceramic

- Numismatic

- Architecture -Plastic & Coroplastic Arts

- Small Finds

- Epigraphy -

- Burial Customs

- Ancient Economy

- Protection & Management of Cultural Heritage

- Cults & Belief

- Anthropology

- Archaeometry

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Scientific committee: Prof. Dr. Alexandru AVRAM (Universite du Maine) ; Prof. Dr. Arthur MULLER (Université de Lille) ; Prof. Dr. Beate BÖEHLENDORF ARSLAN (Philipps Universität Marburg) ; Prof. Dr. Billur TEKKÖK (Başkent University) ; Prof. Dr. Brian ROSE (University of Pennsylvania) ; Prof. Dr. Burçin ERDOĞU (Trakya University) ; Prof. Dr. Cevat BAŞARAN (Atatürk University) ; Prof. Dr. Coşkun ÖZGÜNEL (Ankara University) ; Prof. Dr. François de CALLATAŸ (Royal Library of Belgium) ; Prof. Dr. Gocha TSETSKHLADZE (University of Oxford) ; Prof. Dr. Gürcan POLAT (Ege University) ; Prof. Dr. Halime HÜRYILMAZ (Hacettepe University) ; Prof. Dr. Johannes NOLLÉ (German Archaeological Institute) ; Prof. Dr. Kaan İREN (Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University) ; Prof. Dr. Mehmet ÖZDOĞAN (İstanbul University) ; Prof. Dr. Mustafa Hamdi SAYAR (İstanbul University) ; Prof. Dr. Mustafa ŞAHİN (Uludağ University) ; Prof. Dr. Nurettin ARSLAN (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University) ; Prof. Dr. Oğuz TEKİN (Koç University, AKMED) ; Prof. Dr. Rüstem ASLAN (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University) ; Prof. Dr. Turan TAKAOĞLU (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University) ; Prof. Dr. Vedat KELEŞ (Ondokuz Mayıs University) ; Prof. Dr. William AYLWARD (University of Wisconsin) ; Prof. Dr. Yaşar Selçuk ŞENER (Gazi University) ; Prof. Dr. Zeynep ÇİZMELİ ÖĞÜN (Ankara University) ; Prof. Dr. Zeynep KOÇEL ERDEM (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University) ; Assoc. Prof. A. Harun ÖZDAŞ (Dokuz Eylül University) ; Assoc. Prof. Erhan ÖZTEPE (Ankara University) ; Assoc. Prof. Göksel SAZCI (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University) ; Assoc. Prof. Mikhail TREISTER (German Archaeological Institute) ; Assoc. Prof. Milena TONKOVA (National Institute of Archaeology and Museum) ; Assoc. Prof. Nurettin KOÇHAN (Atatürk University) ; Assoc. Prof. Reyhan KÖRPE (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University) ; Asst. Prof. Davut KAPLAN (Ondokuz Mayıs University) ; Asst. Prof. Mustafa Tolga ÇIRAK (Hitit University) ; Asst. Prof. Petya ILIEVA (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) ; Dr. Aneurin Ellis-Evans (University of Oxford) ; Dr. Despoina TSIAFAKIS (Research and Innovation Centre “Athena”) ; Dr. Dominique KASSAB TEZGÖR (Bilkent Üniversitesi) ; Dr. Evgeny PAUNOV (Independent Researcher) ; Melih ARSLAN (Researcher, Numismat)

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