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Regional Approaches to Early Greek Society, 1100–550 BCE - 14-15-16/12/2018, Tübingen (Germany)





The development of early Greek society after the collapse of the Mycenaean palaces has often been reconstructed with the help of evolutionary models assuming the concept of the polis as the end of these processes. Investigations of the origin of the polis and its related structures often relied on concepts originating in the late Archaic and Classical period, which were projected back on much earlier phases. Little room was thus left for regional or chronological variation. Our three-day workshop will serve as a platform for discussion of research-prospects into early Greek societies with the aim of moving beyond general concepts of the ‘emergence’ and ‘formation’ of the polis. We understand this both as an opportunity to critically engage with current theoretical models and to reflect on potentials and challenges of new approaches in an interdisciplinary context.


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 03-04/09/2018


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Institute for Classical Archaeology, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (Tübingen, Germany)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Maximilian Rönnberg (Tübingen); Veronika Sossau (Basel)


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Friday, December 14th


13:00   Registration


14:00   Richard Posamentir (Institute’s Director), Angelina Linnemann (Excellence Strategy):



14:20   Maximilian Rönnberg (Tübingen), Veronika Sossau (Basel):



Section 1: General Problems of Historiography (Chair: N.N.)


14:40   Alain Duplouy (Paris):

How Rational Was the Early Greek City?


15:20   Angelika Kellner (Innsbruck):

Kings, Officials and Priestesses. Chronographic Lists as Cornerstones of Chronology


15:50   Coffee Break


Section 2: Synchronisations of Written and Material Evidence: Methodical Issues (Chair: N.N.)


16:20   Julien Zurbach (Paris):

It’s the Economy…: Regional Perspectives on Money, Land and Labour in the Formative Period of City-States


17:00   Thomas Clements (Manchester):

Where Did I Read That? Concept Formation and Archaic Sparta


17:30   Adrien Delahaye (Paris):

Laconian Material Culture and Lacedaimonian Identity: The Laconian Sanctuaries Case


18:00   Louis Pomaret Cañadas (Madrid):

From Group Identity to Ethnic Identity in Mainland Locris


18:30 Coffee Break


Evening Lecture


19:00 Christoph Ulf (Innsbruck):

Microhistory Presupposes Macrohistory


20:00   Evening Reception (Rittersaal)


Saturday, December 15th


Section 3: Athens (Chair: E. Kistler)


09:30   Veronika Sossau (Basel):

Chronology, Region, Style, and the Polis. Methods and Limits in the Study of Finds in Funerary and Ritual Contexts in Athens

10:10   Marilena Kontopanagou (Athens):

The Athenian Society in the Transition to the Early Iron Age through Funerary Material Culture: the Case of the Herodou Attikou Street Cemetery


10:40   Coffee Break


Section 4: Attica (Chair: F. Ruppenstein)


11:10   Alexandra Alexandridou (Ioannina):

Archaeological Traces of Kinship Ties in 8thC. Attica


11:50   Alexandra Dafni Vlanti (Oxford):

The Burial Rite of Enchytrismos in Attica duringthe Late Geometric and Archaic Periods: Towards an Understanding of Social Dimension


12:20   Maximilian Rönnberg (Tübingen):

Internal Colonisation, Village Fission and the Emergence of Local Cults in Attica


12:50   Lunch Break


Section 5: Peloponnese (Chair: A. Livieratou)


14:20   Birgitta Eder (Vienna):

Between the Mycenaean and Greek Worlds: the Emergence of the Greek Sanctuary                  


15:00   Afroditi Vlachou (Volos):

The Formation of the Religious Landscape of the Peloponnese during the Early Historical 

Period (800– 600 B.C.)


15:30 Torben Keßler (Kiel):

Regional (Id)entities. The Decoration of Early Iron Age Pottery around the Gulf of Corinth


16:00   Coffee Break


Section 6: Euboea and Related Areas (Chair: I. Lemos)


16:30   Alexandros Mazarakis Ainian (Volos):

Regional Stories Alongside the Coasts from Euboea to the Thermaic Gulf during the Early Iron Age and the Early Archaic Period


17:10   Olivia Denk (Basel):

Early Sanctuaries on the Chalcidice: the Case of Poseidi                              


17:40 Coffee Break


Evening Lecture


18:15   Robin Osborne (Cambridge):

What is a Region? Athens and the Region of Athens in the Archaic Period


20:00   Conference Dinner


Sunday, December 16th


Section 7: Central Greece (Chair: V. Sossau)


09:00   Antonia Livieratou (Athens):

From Mycenaean Periphery to ethne: the Complex Ways of Socio-Political Evolution in Phocis and East Locris in the Early Iron Age


09:40   Aikaterini Stamoudi (Athens):

The Household Ceramics of the LHIIIC and Proto-Geometric Period from the Site of Kynos (Phtiotis). Its Character, Characteristics and Potentials


10:10   Coffee Break


Section 8: Trans-Regional Studies (Chair: R. Posamentir)


10:40   Irene Lemos (Oxford):

Transformation, Tradition and Innovation: the Transition from the Late Bronze to the Early Iron Age


11:20   Eleni Chatzinikolaou (Volos):

From the Individual to the Community: Re-Reading Domestic Space during the Transition from the Early Iron Age to the Archaic Period


11:50   Cicek Tascıoğlu Beeby (Chapel Hill/Athens):

Mortuary Spaces of the Early Greek Polis


12:20   Erich Kistler (Innsbruck), Florian Ruppenstein (Freiburg):

Concluding Remarks


12:50   Final Discussion


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