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‘Alabaster’: an interdisciplinary workshop on the sources and uses of calcite-alabaster across archaeological contexts - 09-10/05/2019, Roma (Italy)

13.04.2019

 

We are delighted to announce the programme and our call for attendees at the workshop ‘‘Alabaster’: an interdisciplinary workshop on the sources and uses of calcite-alabaster across archaeological contexts' at the Norwegian Institute in Rome, 9-10 May 2019. Organising Committee: Simon J. Barker (Norwegian Institute in Rome) & Simona Perna (ICAC/RHUL).

 


FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 09-10/05/2019

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Norwegian Institute in Rome (Rome, Italy)

 

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Simon J. Barker; Simona Perna

 

INFO: alabasterworkshop2019@gmail.com

 

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: gratis / free / gratuito

 

alabasterworkshop2019@gmail.com

 

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

 

DAY 1: THURSDAY 9TH MAY

09:00-10:00

REGISTRATION

10:00-10:30 

INTRODUCTION TO THE WORKSHOP

Organising Committee and Christopher Prescott, Director of the Norwegian Institute in Rome

10:30 -11:00

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CALCITE ALABASTERS USED IN ANTIQUITY AS DECORATIVE STONES

Lorenzo Lazzarini, Università IUAV di Venezia

11:00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK 

11:30-12:00 

ALABASTRO DEL CIRCEO AND OTHER ITALIAN ALABASTERS

Matthias Bruno, Independent Researcher, Rome 

12:00-12:30 

ALABASTER IN ANCIENT ALGERIA (NUMIDIA AND MAURETANIA)

John J. Herrmann, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Annewies Vandenhoek, Harvard University/Harvard Semitic Museum 

12:30-1:00 

ALABASTERS OF JEBEL TEBAGA, JEBEL OUST AND JEBEL ROUASS IN TUNISIA: FROM THEIR EXTRACTION TO THEIR USES IN ANTIQUITY

Ameur Younes, Universito of Tunis 

1:00-2:00 LUNCH BREAK  (SPEAKERS ONLY)

2:00-2:30

THE TEOMIM CAVE: AN ANCIENT QUARRY OF CALCITE ALABASTER ON THE WESTERN SLOPES OF THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS OF ISRAEL

Boaz Zissu, Bar-Ilan University, Miryam Bar-Matthews, Uri Davidovich, Ayala Albeck, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Amos Frumkin, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2:30-3:00

TRAVERTINE (ORIENTAL ALABASTER) FROM EGYPT: ITS GEOLOGY, AND ITS ANCIENT SOURCES AND USES

James Harrell, University of Toledo

3:00-3:30

AN OVERVIEW ON ALABASTER QUARRIES OF SOUTH-WESTERN PHRYGIA (TURKEY):  CHARACTERISTICS OF EXTRACTION AREAS AND EXPLOITATION

Giuseppe Scardozzi, CNR-IBAM, National Research Council of Italy - Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage, Lecce

3:30-4:00 COFFEE BREAK 

4:00-4:30: 

CALCAREOUS ALABASTER FROM THE MARIB PROVINCE/YEMEN – MINING, USAGE AND OCCURRENCES BY THE SABAEAN CULTURE 

Christian Weiß, University Erlangen, Dr. Iris Gerlach, German Archaeological Institute

4:30-5:00

ANCIENT BANDED TRAVERTINE QUARRIES IN THE LYCUS VALLEY: MINERO-PETROGRAPHIC, GEOCHEMICAL AND MULTI-ISOTOPIC CHARACTERIZATIONS

Tamer Koralay & Nergis İmre, Pamukkale University

5:00-5:30

ANCIENT ALABASTER, NEW PROVENANCE METHODS AND QUARRY DATA 

Simon Barker, Norwegian Institute in Rome, Simona Perna, Instituto Catalán de Arqueología Clásica/RHUL, Igor M. Villa, Università di Milano Bicocca, Institut für Geologie, Bern.

5:30-6:0030-11:00

FLUID ANALYSIS AND ICP-MS ANALYSIS FOR DETERMINING ALABASTER PROVENANCE 

Walter Prochaska, Montanuniversität Leoben, Simon Barker, Norwegian Institute in Rome, Simona Perna, Instituto Catalán de Arqueología Clásica/RHUL

6:00- 7:00 DRINKS RECEPTION (SPEAKERS ONLY)

 

DAY 2: FRIDAY 10TH MAY

9:30-10:00 

USES AND SYMBOLISM OF ALABASTER FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE RENAISSANCE

Simon Barker, Norwegian Institute in Rome, Simona Perna, Instituto Catalán de Arqueología Clásica/RHUL

10:00-10:30

ALABASTER VESSELS IN THE BRONZE AGE MEDITERRANEAN: AN EXAMPLE OF INTERNATIONAL AND RECIPROCAL INFLUENCES 

Hélène Bouillon, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)

10:30-11:00

THE ALABASTER INDUSTRY FROM THE IRON AGE TO THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD IN THE NEAR EAST: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE LARGE EMPIRES 

Andrea Squitieri, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK 

11:30-12:00 

ALABASTER VASES FROM CYPRUS

Eustathios Raptou, Department of Antiquities of Cyprus

12:00-12:30

ALABASTER IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE. THE DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE 

Alfred M. Hirt, University of Liverpool

12:30-1:00

EVIDENCE FOR USE AND TRADE IN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER IN THE ROMAN PERIOD

Patrizio Pensabene, Università degli Studi "La Sapienza" di Roma

12:30-2:00 LUNCH BREAK (SPEAKERS ONLY)

2:00-2:30

ALABASTER AT LEPTIS MAGNA, TRIPOLITANIA (LIBYA)

Matthias Bruno, Fulvia Bianchi, Independent Researchers, Rome 

2:30-3:00

ALABASTER MERCHANDISE AND ITS GLASS EMULATIONS IN ANTIQUITY

Miguel Cisneros Cunchillos, Universidad de Cantabria, Esperanza Ortiz, Zaragoza, Juan Ángel Paz, Museum of Zaragoza 

3:00-3:30

ENGLISH ALABASTERS IN CONTEXT: SYMBOLIC MEANINGS, MATERIAL QUALITIES, AESTHETICS

Zuleika Murat, Università degli Studi di Padova

3:30-4:00 COFFEE BREAK 

4:00-5:00

ALABASTER CARVING DEMONSTRATION

Federico Pruneti and Simone Ferti, Alabastrai, scultori, Volterra, Italy

5:00-5:30

CONFERENCE CONCLUSION

Organising Committee

8:00 CONFERENCE DINNER (SPEAKERS ONLY)

 

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