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Logistics in Greek Sanctuaries. Exploring the Human Experience of Visiting the Gods - 13-14-15-16/09/2018, Athens (Greece)

29.06.2018

 

The conference adopts the perspective of the human visitors to Greek sanctuaries, in order to explore the hands-on, logistical experience of someone coming to a Greek cult place. Of interest is how people travelled to the location and once there, the logistics as to where they slept, cooked, ate, drank and took care of their hygiene, but also how trash and waste were handled, how transport and sacrificial animals were fed, and if markets occurred and what was bought and sold. In short, to what extent did the architecture and activities in Greek sanctuaries reflect the needs of the humans and animals present?

 

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 13-14-15-16/09/2018

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Acropolis Museum ; Italian School of Archaeology (Athens, Greece)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Gunnel Ekroth (Uppsala University) ; Judy Barringer (University of Edinburgh) ; Swedish Institute at Athens. 

 

INFO: gunnel.ekroth@antiken.uu.se ; J.M.Barringer@ed.ac.uk

 

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PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

 

Thursday, September 13 (Auditorium, Acropolis Museum)

18.00 Welcome from organizers and introductory remarks (Gunnel Ekroth, Judy

Barringer, David Scahill)

 

Session 1: Welcome to sacred space…

18.15-19.00 Monika Trümper-Ritter, Freie Universität Berlin, “The Dirt on Clean: Sanitary Installations in Greek Sanctuaries”

19.00-19.45 Laura Gawlinski, Loyola University Chicago, “Managing the Ebb and Flow of Competing Claims on Sacred Space”

20.00 Reception at the Swedish Institute

 

 

Friday, September 14 (Lecture Hall, Italian School)

9.00-9.15 Welcome & Registration

 

Session 2: Arrival and Expenses: travel, tourism and trade

9.15-10.00 Ian Rutherford, University of Reading, “Travel to Greek Sanctuaries”

10.00-10.45 Hélène Brun, Université Paris-Sorbonne, “Traveling to the Sanctuary on Delos”

10.45-11.15 Coffee

11.15-12.00 Alexandra Villing, British Museum, “Travellers, Traders, Trinkets: The Logistics of Greek Sanctuaries Abroad”

12.00-12.45 Véronique Chankowski, Université de Lyon, “The Question of Temple Merchants: Buying and Selling in Greek Sanctuaries”

12.45-13.15 Conclusion of sessions 1 and 2: summary and further questions

 

13.15-15.00 Lunch

 

Session 3: Managing the Crowds

15.00-15.45 Jenny Wallensten, Swedish Institute at Athens, “Locked In/Locked Out: How Was Access to Sanctuaries and Their Sacred Buildings Controlled in Practice?”

15.45-16.30 Astrid Lindenlauf, Bryn Mawr College, “A Guide to Cleaning and Maintaining Greek Sanctuaries” 

16.30-17.00 Coffee

17.00-17.45 Jeremy McInerney, University of Pennsylvania, “‘… χοῖρος τὸ ἱερὸν καθάρασθαι:’ Recurring Costs and the Logistics of Sanctuaries”

17.45-18.15 Gunnel Ekroth, Uppsala University, “Oikoi, Priestly Houses, and Other Spaces for Human Accommodation in Greek Sanctuaries”

18.15-18.45 Conclusion of session 3: summary and further questions

 

 

Saturday, 15 September (Lecture Hall, Italian School)

 

Session 4: Animals, meat, and meals

9.30-10.15 Christophe Chandezon, Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier, “Animal Care in Greek Sanctuaries”

10.15-11.00 Michael MacKinnon, University of Winnipeg, “What’s for Dinner? The ‘Menu’ in Greek Sanctuaries”

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.15 Sandrine Huber, Université de Lorraine, “Logistics in Hecatombs and Other Large-Scale Sacrifices”

12.15-13.00 Petra Pakkanen, Stockholm University, “Handling of Hides and Skins in Greek Sanctuaries: A Sacred or Profane Business?”

13.15-13.45 Conclusion of session 4: summary and further questions

 

13.45-15.30 Lunch

 

Session 5:   Drinking: water and wine

15.30-16.15 Patrik Klingborg, Uppsala University, “Water Beyond the Ritual in Greek Sanctuaries”

15.45-16.30 Floris van den Eijnde, Universiteit Utrecht, “Drinking with the Gods: Some Implications of Wine Consumption in Greek Sanctuaries”

16.30-17.00 Coffee

17.00-17.45 Marek Wȩcowski, University of Warsaw, “Elite and Non-Elite Drinking in Greek Sanctuaries”

17.45-18.15 Conclusion of session 5: summary and further questions

 

20.30 Dinner for speakers

 

 

 

Sunday, 16 September (Lecture Hall, Italian School)

 

Session 6: Keeping Order: equipment and maintenance

9.30-10.15 David Scahill, University of Athens, “Stone Tables and Stone Benches: The Interior Decoration of Greek Stoas as Multipurpose Buildings”

10.15-11.00 Ioanna Patera, Jagiellonian University, “Who Uses What: Objects for Officials and Objects for Visitors in Greek Sanctuaries”

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.15 Judith M. Barringer, University of Edinburgh, “Handworkers and Repair in Greek Sanctuaries”

12.15-12.45 Conclusion of session 6: summary and further questions

12.45-13.15 Final discussion and concluding remarks

 

 

Invited discussant

Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge (Collège de France/Université de Liège)

Nancy Bookidis (Corinth Excavations, American School of Classical Studies, Athens)

 

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