EAA Session: The Entangled Sea – Networks of Connectivity around the Ionian-Adriatic Sea
Sponsored by European Association of Archaeologists
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 to Sunday, September 14, 2014

Istanbul Technical University
Reşitpaşa Mh.
Istanbul 34381

CFP Deadline: 
Monday, January 27, 2014

Archaeologists have identified different socio-political and economic systems in the settlements and cities around the Ionian-Adriatic Sea. By some accounts, the Greek influence was strong in the south (Ionian Sea), while it was barely recognizable in the northern Adriatic (“Caput Adria”) ("double sea"). Some scholars argue this situation changed significantly with the eastward expansion of the Roman population. Our session invites participants to re-think and re-evaluate traditional approaches toward different modes of interaction on this topic. We encourage investigations on the entangled relationships between settlements and cities around the Ionian-Adriatic Sea from prehistory to Late Antiquity and beyond. The contributors could explore the following questions: How did these different systems interact with each other and at what level? How can we reconstruct these relations and what methods work in relation to the archaeological data? How does the urban architecture demonstrate interactions with foreign influences? What is the spatiotemporal distribution of contacts, and how intense were these contacts? What influences are evident in regional and inter-regional levels? Finally, session participants could analyze regional peculiarities, compare regional trends in material culture, and discuss whether the Ionian-Adriatic Sea can be characterized as a connecting or disconnecting sea. The deadline for sending in an abstract of not more than 200 words is 27th January 2014. Abstracts should be submitted to the EAA 2014 Istanbul website https://www.eaa2014istanbul.org/submission_form

Session Organizers: 

Professor Franziska Lang, Technische Universität Darmstadt, El-Lissitzky-Str. 1, D 64287 Darmstadt, Germany

Professor Jean-Luc Lamboley, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Rue Raulin, F 69365 LYON Cedex 07, France



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