CALL. 15.04.2020: Nea Paphos Colloquium III "Another acropolis at Paphos: Fabrika hill and beyo
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 15/04/2020
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 29-30-31/10/2020
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Athens (Greece)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr Claire Balandier; Dr Craig Barker; Dr Eustathios Raptou
Following on from successful scientific meetings on the history and archaeology of Paphos held in Avignon in 2012 and in Paphos in 2017, a third colloquium will be hosted in Athens in October 2020. 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the University of Sydney’s excavations at the theatre on the southern slope of Fabrika hill in the north-eastern quarter of the World Heritage listed city of Nea Paphos in Cyprus. Subsequently the French archaeological expedition at Paphos (Avignon Université), created in 2008, started to reveal new evidence of the occupation of the hill from the Hellenistic to the Medieval period and a number of important projects have continued to explore various aspects of the areas surrounding Fabrika hill led by the Department of Antiquities or foreign missions. This third colloquium aims to place this newer research on Fabrika hill but also to place this area of Paphos within the broader historical context of the rest of Hellenistic-Medieval Paphos and across the broader region of western Cyprus. Fabrika hill can now truly be seen as a second acropolis for the Hellenistic and Roman city, so what activities can now be identified to integrate this hill into what we know about other parts of the city and harbour of Nea Paphos.
The languages of the colloquium will be Greek, French and English. We invite interested scholars to present their new findings and thoughts on the following themes and materials:
Chronological explorations of Fabrika hill and elsewhere in Paphos according to five main time frames:
Late Roman/Early Byzantine
The development of a chronological understanding of the " longue durée" of Fabrika hill
Aspects of Nea Paphos’ history such as quarrying activities, urbanism and town layout, religious aspects of Fabrika, necropolies, water supply networks etc.
Fabrika hill as a link between the urban centre of Nea Paphos and the hinterland and with Palaipaphos
Paper proposal including title, abstract and author details should be submitted by 15th of April 2020. Papers can be submitted via email here. More details on venues and program will be provided closer to the conference dates. The Organising Committee Dr Claire Balandier, Dr Craig Barker and Dr Eustathios Raptou The Scientific Committee Dr Claire Balandier, Dr Craig Barker, Emeritus Professor Demetrios Michaelides, Dr Jolanta Mlynarczyk, Dr Eustathios Raptou and Dr Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou The colloquium is only possible because of the support of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, the Ecole française d'Athènes, Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique (Unité Mixte de Recherches 8210 AnHiMA), Avignon University and the University of Sydney.
The conference website will be updated with more details in due course: http://www.paphostheatre.org/nea-paphos-colloquium-iii.html