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  • Hariclia Brécoulaki, « L’archéologie de la Macédoine : état des recherches et nouvelles perspectives », Perspective, 2 | 2012, 237-262.


  • 17-18 novembre  2016, de 9h à 18h — Terres cuites grecques et romaines. 20 ans d’étude et de restauration
    Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France – amphithéâtre Palissy, Palais du Louvre – Porte des Lions , 14, quai François Mitterrand, 75001 Paris
    Comité d’organisation : Violaine Jeammet (musée du Louvre, département des Antiquités grecques, étrusques et romaines)Brigitte Bourgeois, Sandrine Pagès-Camagna, Martin Szewczyk assistés de Fanny Matz (C2RMF).

  • A one-day colloquium "Simbolo e gesto: La determinazione di genere nelle statuette fittili del mondo greco" will be held at the Univerisity of Genoa on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. This event will take place in the Aula Magna of the School of Humanistic Sciences, via Balbi 2. Attached is a pdf of the announcement for your examination.

  • Mardi 8 mars, 18h00-19h30, Bibliothèque universitaire centrale, Espace vie étudiante
    • Conférence
    • Un atelier de coroplathe fictif : l'atelier Gérôme (dernier quart du XIXe s.) par Arthur Muller, Professeur d'archéologie - Université de Lille, Sciences humaines et Sociales
    • Éminent représentant de la peinture académique, Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)a peint nombre de scènes de la mythologie et de l’histoire de l’Orient et du monde gréco-romain. Sculpteur, il a représenté des scènes de genre, des personnages ou des allégories. Ses deux tableaux de 1893 sur le même thème : "L’Atelier de Tanagra" et "Sculpturae vitam insufflat pictura (la peinture insuffle la vie à la sculpture)" sont directement inspirés par ses intérêts personnels – la polychromie de la plastique, la démultiplication de ses propres créations – et par l’actualité de l’archéologie : depuis deux décennies, les trouvailles de Tanagra ont en effet mis les terres cuites grecques à la mode et suscitent de nombreux faux, surmoulages et recréations modernes.
    • Arthur Muller fera visiter cet atelier de fabricant de terres cuites lors d'une conférence illustrée.

 

  • This is a call for submissions for the next issue of Les Carnets de l'ACoSt which will appear in Spring 2017.
    • This open access journal incorporates the former ACoSt Newsletter, which is no longer published as an independent entity, but which is incorporated into Les Carnets. Les Carnets also features longer, in-depth articles on coroplastic topics that are subjected to anonymous peer review. Communications submissions should be no more than two pages, not including illustrations and references, while presently there is no limit on the length of submitted articles. Submissions can be in English, French, Italian, German, or Spanish.
    • Les Carnets is published through revues.org, a French center for open electronic publishing.

    • The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2017.

    • Please send submissions to Oliver Pilz (opilz@uni-mainz.de). Submissions must be in a doc. or docx. format and images (.jpg) must be submitted as individual files.
    • Please do not send a pdf, unless it is for clarification.
    • References and bibliography follow the style guidelines of the American Journal of Archaeology (http://www.ajaonline.org/pdfs/AJAInstructions.pdf).

  • Call for papers: Terracottas in the Mediterranean Through Time II
    • March 12-15, 2018, University of Haifa, Israel
    • The Zinman Institute of Archaeology, the Department of Art History, and the Department of Archaeology of the University of Haifa invites the submission of papers for the conference "Terracottas in the Mediterranean Through Time II" dedicated to the study of terracotta figurines and related objects in the Mediterranean region from the early periods to late antiquity. The first Haifa conference to focus on coroplastic topics was held from March 23 to March 25, 2015.
    • “Terracottas in the Mediterranean Through Time II” will take place at the University of Haifa in Israel from March 12 to March 15, 2018, and will include fieldtrips. The conference is held under the auspices of the Association for Coroplastic Studies (ACoSt).
    • The conference aims to bring together scholars and students who often tackle the same issues as they study clay figurines and related objects from different periods and parts of the Mediterranean region. Scholars who research terracottas of illiterate societies often use anthropological and ethnographical methods, while those studying terracottas of historical periods refer to historical sources and artistic analogies. The various viewpoints and attitudes may enrich and deepen our understanding of terracotta figurines and their role in society.   
    • The scope of issues to be discussed at the conference will be wide and will follow the different stages of the terracottas' lives:
      • First stage – the artisans or coroplasts: aspects of manufacture; typology and iconography; production of large- and small-scale terracottas; organization of workshops; questions of specialization; new technologies employed in identifying workshops.
      • Second stage – patterns of distribution: interaction between production centers and markets; trade; imitations.
      • Third stage – the users: Who used terracottas and who did not; how they were used; usage through space and time; themes and types in specific contexts (sacred, funereal and domestic); choice of types; symbolic meaning conveyed by terracottas; terracottas and gender.
      • Fourth stage – phasing out: How, why and when terracottas went out of use; patterns of deposition or obliteration; archaeological context of terracottas and its meaning.
    • A special issue to be discussed in the conference is: Zooming out: terracottas along with… We would like to address terracottas not just as a separate category, but to examine what accompanies them in different contexts, and how did terracottas act beside other objects and materials in all four categories mentioned above. This viewpoint may provide a better understanding of the role terracottas played in ancient societies.
    • The official language of the conference is English. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. We invite proposals for panels and individual papers on these and related topics.
    • Abstracts of 200–300 words should be submitted by 30 September 2017 to Dr. Adi Erlich, aerlich@research.haifa.ac.il in Word format including surname, first name, position, affiliation, phone number, email address and title of paper.
    • The organizers, Dr. Adi Erlich and Dr. Sonia Klinger
  • This is a call for submissions for Les Carnets de l'ACoSt, whose second number will appear in Summer 2016.
    • This open access journal incorporates the former ACoSt Newsletter, which will no longer be published as an independent entity, but which will be a regular feature of Les Carnets. Les Carnets will also feature longer, in-depth articles on coroplastic topics that will be subjected to anonymous peer review. Communications section should be no more than two pages, not including illustrations and references, while presently there is no limit on the length of submitted articles. Submissions can be in English, French, Italian, German, or Spanish.
    • Les Carnets is published through revues.org, a French center for open electronic publishing.
    • The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2016.
    • Please send submissions to Oliver Pilz (opilz@uni-mainz.de). Submissions must be in a doc. or docx. format and images (.jpg) must be submitted as individual files.
    • Please do not send a pdf, unless it is for clarification.
    • References and bibliography follow the style guidelines of the American Journal of Archaeology (http://www.ajaonline.org/pdfs/AJAInstructions.pdf).
  • 03_FigurineSaloniqueThe Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki invites you to the opening of the new temporary exhibition FIGURINES a microcosmos of clay on Monday, 3rd April 2017, at 19:00
    • The opening of the exhibition will be held by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Mrs. Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki





  • Du 1er mars au 6 avril 2016, Exposition
    • Les terres cuites grecques.
      Pour qui ? Pourquoi ? Comment ?
    • Le Learning Center de l’Université de Lille, Sciences Humaines et Sociales, présente une exposition consacrée aux terres cuites grecques antiques intitulée "Les terres cuites grecques. Pour qui ? Pourquoi ? Comment ?" du 1er mars au 6 avril 2016. Cette exposition prend appui sur la recherche conduite en équipe depuis trois décennies à l’université.
    • Les figurines et statuettes grecques, obtenues par le modelage de la terre puis multipliées grâce à la technique du moulage, ont été découvertes en très grand nombre dans les nécropoles et sanctuaires de la Grèce ancienne. L’étude de ces terres cuites, par les chercheurs de l’université, a révélé un artisanat de masse étonnamment moderne et apporte une contribution essentielle à la connaissance de la religion et plus généralement de la société grecques.
    • Vernissage : Mardi 1er avril, 18h, hall de la Bibliothèque universitaire centrale de Lille 3, en présence sonore de Henri Maquet, chanteur de terre et homme-orchestre du 3e millénaire
    • Partenaires : l’Université de Lille, SHS ; le Conseil régional Nord Pas de Calais - Picardie ; le Laboratoire Halma ; l’Institut universitaire de France ; le lycée Le Corbusier ; TechShop Leroy-Merlin.

  • June 24th to July 8th 2015, Nude Female Figurines and Other Ancient Figurines
    • Associated Exhibition with International colloquium, MISHA, salle Europe
    • Exhibition commissioners: Frédéric Colin (UMR 7044), Sylvie Donnat (UMR 7044) Régine Hunziker-Rodewald (EA 4378), Isabelle Weygand (UMR 7044).

     

Manifestations
  • Representations of Musicians in the Coroplastic Art of the Ancient World: Iconography, Ritual Contexts, and Functions
    • Saturday, March 7, Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, 1 East 78th Street, New York City.
      • Program for the forthcoming conference
      • Attendance at the conference is free and open to the public.
  • Terracottas in the Mediterranean Through Time
    • March 23–25, 2015, University of Haifa, Israel
      • The Zinman Institute of Archaeology and the Department of Art History of the University of Haifa, Israel, invites the submission of papers for the conference Terracottas in the Mediterranean Through Time dedicated to the study of terracotta figurines and related objects in the Mediterranean region from the early periods to late antiquity.
      • The conference is held under the auspices of the Association for Coroplastic Studies (ACoST).
      • This conference is free of charge and open to the public.
  • June 25th-26th 2015, International colloquium Nude Female Figurines Ancient Near East, Egypt, Nubia, Mediterranean (Neolithic – 3rd century AD) Comparative and contextual studies
    • MISHA (Maison Interuniversitaire des Sciences de l’Homme d’Alsace), Salle des Conférences, Strasbourg, UMR 7044
      • With the assistance of EA 4378
      • Organizing Committee: Sylvie Donnat (UMR 7044), Régine Hunziker-Rodewald (EA 4378), Isabelle Weygand (UMR 7044).

        Theme and questions
        The ancient material cultures of the Ancient Near East, Nile area and the Mediterranean all show evidence of a particular type of figurine made in an open mould or modelled by hand: the nude (or semi-nude) female figurine with emphasis on sexual attributes. These artefacts are made in several materials, most frequently in terracotta, but also in faience, wood, stone, etc. Various names have been attributed to them: for example, “nude female figurines”, “fertility figurines”, or “Astarte plaques”. Their analysis raises several questions at different levels. Locally, issues concerning production, use, function, archaeological contexts, associated material, and symbolic aspects of a specific corpus may be considered. In historical and regional terms the common presence of this type of artefact across a significant geographical area and over a considerable historical period (the Neolithic period to the beginning of our era) is striking.
        This material, already studied in the past, should be reconsidered within a cross-disciplinary approach, updated by new or unpublished data. This collective project should consider the production of nude female figurines, not only regarding their similarities, but also the specificities of each corpus. The study should include complementary approaches:  archaeological studies of material data, historical research into cultural interactions and dynamics of cultural changes, discussions from Gender Studies concerning the users’ identity and perspectives from Anthropology of Religion on the possible symbolic behaviours involving these objects.

        Conduct of research
        Since December 2012, the TEO (“Territoires et Empires d’Orient”, UMR 7044-Archimède) research team has organised seminars at the University of Strasbourg. The aim is to investigate nude female figurines within a large area: the Ancient Near-East, Egypt, Nubia and the Mediterranean. To complete this preliminary work, an international colloquium will be held in Strasbourg, June 25th-26th 2015. The project encompasses two branches of research; the first will analyse the corpora of figurines within their archaeological, technical and cultural context, the second will study these specific figurines using a cross-disciplinary and comparative approach.
        Both approaches will have to take into consideration the technical, historical, semantic, and religious aspects as well as the contexts of each discovery. The colloquium will end with an open discussion to allow participants to exchange and share their views on the uses of nude female figurines and on the extensive presence of this kind of object in this large, specific area.
        To complement and illustrate the discussions of the colloquium, an exhibition will be organized: it will include nude female figurines and other ancient figurines from the collection of the Institute of Egyptology (University of Strasbourg), images of figurines from Mari, and a virtual exhibition of Egyptian figurines and Jordanian female figurines from the Iron Age. It will open on June 24th 2015, in MISHA.

        Approaches
        In keeping with the theme of the colloquium, presentations will focus on two comprehensive approaches.

        –  Approach 1. “Figurines in context. Archaeological and socio-cultural aspects”
        The contributors will refer to a specific corpus (published or not yet published) from one of the areas studied in the colloquium (Nile area, the Ancient Near East, the Mediterranean). Careful attention will be given to precise archaeological contexts of findings. The purpose is to understand the artefacts considered within their social and cultural context. Several points will be considered: production and workshops, material characteristics (clay, technique, colours), symbolic values, ritual and votive functions

        – Approach 2.Interpreting nude female figurines A comparative study using several assemblages from one or several cultural groups will be presented. Many questions arise, such as the iconography of the naked female figure on various materials over a long chronological sequence, the techniques of modelling or moulding used, local workshops, the contribution of the textual sources, the ritual and symbolic values of the figurines. What are the relationships between groups of artefacts? Did groups influence one another, either technically or culturally?

        All speakers are invited. The program of the conference will be published in due time. Contact: Sylvie Donnat (sylvie.donnat@misha.fr); Régine Hunziker-Rodewald (rhunziker@unistra.fr); Isabelle Weygand (i.weygand@laposte.net)

  • October 25, 2014 — The forthcoming International Archaeological Congress Sanctuaries and cults of Ancient Messene from the pre-classical to the byzantine period, in the Amphitheater of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Athens.

  • September 10-14, 2014 Cult activities, performances and experiences in sanctuaries and sacred landscapes, 20th EAA in Istanbul.
      • This session focuses on the character and practice of rituals within sacred contexts. The identification and interpretation of rituals and their performative elements is an area of increasing importance for scholars concerned with understanding ancient religion. This approach focuses on the active participation of worshippers in the shaping and practice of religion.
      • The session also seeks to address these issues within both the strictly defined boundaries of a sanctuary, and in relation to wider geographical areas. Sacred landscapes can be broader regions, including a number of cultic sites in close proximity, and routes linking these sites with each other or with habitation areas. The experience of the worshippers or pilgrims visiting extra-urban sacred sites is another dimension of religious experience that this session aims to pursue. The discussion of diverse aspects of ritual will provide a multifarious image of practices and beliefs across the Mediterranean during antiquity.
        This session will emphasize how various religions in this region utilized ritual, and how these ideas were expressed within a cultic framework. The analysis of such activities can be supported by a variety of evidence, including texts, iconographic representations, ritual objects, landscape analyses, and the interpretation of ritually-related contexts in urban and extra-urban locales.
      • Reem al Khodari, Professor in Egyptology, University of Sadat, Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Sadat City, Egypt; - Mercourios Georgiadis, Teaching Associate, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham, UK; - Katy Soar, Honorary Associate, Department of Classical Studies, The Open University, UK

  • 27-30 March 2014 — Terracotta Figurine Session at Reading
      • The Biennial International Roman Archaeology Conference (RAC) in collaboration with the Roman Society and TRAC(Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference), will be held from the 28th to the 30th of March 2014 at the University of Reading, UK.
        • Organised by Elena Martelli, it will focus on Roman terracottas and their production and use in domestic, religious, and funerary contexts within the Mediterranean basin.
  • 19 al 21 settembre 2013, a Catania : Seminario di studi dal sulla coroplastica cretese organizzato da Antonnella Pautasso e da Oliver Pilz e basato su un accordo CNR-FDg
    => programmeaffiche

  • 31 mai-1er juin 2013, Université de Cergy-Pontoise et INHA-Paris : L'objet rituel. Concepts et méthodes croisés
    => programme

  • 14-16 mai 2013, à Agrigente : VI Meeting di MOISA, The International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Cultural Heritage
    => programme
  • 29 novembre 2012, à Lille 3 : Journée d’études Session d’automne Recherches récentes sur la coroplathie antique
    => programmeaffiche

  • 8 juin 2012 à Lille 3 : Journée d'études Utilisation et usage des figurines en terre cuite : questions d'iconographie et de techniques
    => programmeaffiche

  • 5 juin 2012 at the British School at Rome : Bodies of evidence: re-defining approaches to the anatomical votive (resp. Dr J. Draycott (BSR, Univerity of Nottingham), Dr Emma-Jayne Graham (University of Leicester)

  • 13 et 14 janvier 2012 à Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée, 7, rue Raulin, 69007 Lyon, amphithéatre Benveniste
    Colloque Le sanctuaire de Claros
    organisé par l’Institut de recherche sur l'architecture antique (IRAA)
    Responsable : Jean-Charles Moretti (jean-charles.moretti@mom.fr)
    Programme - Affiche
  • 20-22 janvier 2012 à l'Université de Salzbourg (Autriche)
    Colloque International Natur - Kult - Raum
    organisé par Katja Sporn, (Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg, FB Altertumswis-senschaften/Klassische und Frühägäische Archäologie)
    Responsable : Katja Sporn (katja.sporn@sbg.ac.at)
    Programme

  • 14 janvier 2012 à l'Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Bâtiment B, salle René Rémond (B015)
    Soutenance de thèse d'Irini-Despina Papaikonomou, "Ἂγουρος Θἀνατος". Les objets accompagnant les enfants morts en Grèce ancienne
    Jury : Mmes A.-M. Guimier-Sorbets, Y. Morizot, V. Dasen, . Pirenne-Delforge, MM A. Hermary, Fr. Lissarrague

  • 5-8 janvier 2012 à Philadelphia : Terracottas as Ritual Objets, Colloquium Session, 113th Annual Meeting of the Archaelogical Institute of America (resp. J. Uhlenbrock)
  • 7-8 décembre 2011 à Lille : Figurines en contexte : iconographie et fonction(s), XXXVe symposium international Halma-Ipel–UMR 8164 (resp. St. Huysecom-Haxhi, A. Muller)
    => programmeaffiche

  • 9 juin 2011 à Lille : Atelier "Coroplathie", Conférences
    • F. Horn, Les ateliers coroplathiques de l'espace ibérique au IIIe s. av. J.-C. : des productions locales puniques et indigènes
    • G. Sanidas, Les ateliers coroplathiques en Grèce : un bilan
      => programme

  • 7 avril 2011 (salle 08, Maison de la Recherche, L3, Villeneuve d'Ascq), Journée d'étude Caractérisation des ateliers coroplathiques d'Asie Mineure (resp. St. Huysecom-Haxhi, Ch. Aubry)
    => voir programmeaffiche

  • 10 mars 2011 (salle ME1.210 ex-Maison des Examens-Lille 3, Villeneuve d'Ascq), dans le cadre du Master Sciences de l'Antiquité, séminaire "À la table des dieux. Sacrifices, banquets et pratiques alimentaires dans les mondes grec et romain
    - 10h30 – Sandrine Huber, Hécate, Ilithyie et consoeurs : pratiques rituelles autour des périnataux
    => voir affiche

  • 10 février 2011 à Lille (salle ME1.208 Halma-Ipel, ex-Maison des Examens-Lille 3, Villeneuve d'Ascq), dans le cadre de l'Atelier "Coroplathie", trois conférences :
    - 11h – Chantal Courtois (Musée d'art et d'Histoire de Genève, Suisse), Coroplathie smyrniote au MAH de Genève : classification et caractérisation d'une collection issue du marché antiquaire
    - 14h – Gözde Sakar (Universités Lille 3 et Izmir, Turquie), Les terres cuites découvertes lors des fouilles de Smyrne
    - 15h – Pauline Maillard (Université de Lausanne, Suisse), Les figurines de terre cuite de l'Athénaion d'Érétrie
    => voir affiche

  • 20-21 janvier 2011 à MMSH-Aix en Provence : 3e Colloque international EMA Le matériel associé aux tombes d’enfants, organisé par l'ANR "EMA "L'enfant et la mort dans l'Antiquité" (resp. A. Hermary) => voir programme

  • 13 janvier 2011 : Conférence d'Ambra Pace, Univeristé de Catane, Between lava and sea : the votive deposit fo Piazza San Francesco at Catania and the protomai or the so-called East Sicilian Group => voir affiche

  • 19-20 novembre 2010 à Athènes : Artémis à Épidamme-Dyrrhachion : mise en perspective (resp. A. Muller) => voir programme / affiche

  • 19 novembre 2010 à Athènes : Réunion du CSIG (Coroplastic Studies Interest Group) [resp. J. P. Uhlenbrock] => voir programme

  • 7-8 décembre 2011 : Figurines en contexte : Iconographie et fonction(s), XXXVe symposium d'Halma-Ipel
    • Appel à communication (français ; anglais) => clôt depuis le 1er septembre - programme constitué
Appel

  • Deadline: February 15, 2015
    January 7-10, 2016 – Silent participants II, The uses of Terracotta Figurines in non-official Ritual, 117th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), San Francisco, CA
    • Terracotta figurines were inexpensive items that could be used in a wide variety of rituals, both official and non-official, that is, practices that were not regulated and controlled by official institutions. Examples of such practices include, but are not limited to, those that occurred in domestic spaces, caves, graves, shrines, and even large sanctuaries, where, despite the strong presence of official control, opportunities to use figurines in non-official ritual existed. We are especially seeking papers that will deal with the use of terracotta figurines in “magical” ways and that will address methodologies on how to distinguish magic from official ritual. Abstracts on topics that cover the Mediterranean world and beyond (Greece, Rome, Egypt, Near East, Cyprus, etc.) between the pre-Bronze Age era and Late Antiquity are welcome, as are interdisciplinary approaches.
      • Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and must follow AIA guidelines
        (http://aia.archaeological.org/pdfs/annualconference/AIA_Style_Guidelines.pdf)
      • Format: 20-minute papers and panel discussion
      • Contact Information - Erica Angliker: erica.morais.angliker@access.uzh.ch

  • A conference on Archéomusicology, Representation of Musicians in the Coroplastic Art of the Ancient World: Iconography, Ritual Contexts and Functions
    • March 7, 2015 – Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York City
  • The deadline for submissions is December 11, 2013
    • The Art of the Coroplast Speaks: Myth and the Ceramic Arts, Sponsored by Angelo State University, AIA Society Event: Southwest TX (San Antonio)
    • Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:30pm in Angelo State University, ASU Station, San Angelo, TX 76909-0906 (US)
      • To be held in conjunction with the Twenty-Ninth Annual San Angelo Ceramic Symposium, April 10-13, 2014
        We welcome proposals from faculty, independent scholars and advanced graduate students whose research focuses on the ceramic arts. Paper topics that address the theme, “Myth and the Ceramic Arts,” particularly submissions that take an interdisciplinary approach to material/visual culture, are welcome.
      • Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words for 15-20 minute papers with your name, title, institutional affiliation (if applicable) together with a short CV to the conference organizer, Dr. Kimberly S. Busby, by Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
      • Our keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Jean MacIntosh Turfa, Research Associate in the Mediterranean section, University of Pennsylvania Museum.
        Contact: Dr. Kimberly S. Busby (325-486-6017)

  • The Department of Ancient Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall, 2014. The position requires a PhD in Classical Archaeology, Classics, or in a closely related field.
    The successful candidate will demonstrate the promise of excellence as both a scholar and a teacher. This candidate must have research interests in Greek archaeology. The ability to teach courses in archaeology and Greek and Latin language is a requirement. Involvement in ongoing fieldwork in Greece is highly desirable.
    Please send (in pdf format) a letter of interest, writing or publication samples (20 pp. maximum), sample syllabi, a list of references and a C.V. to Domonique Pitts. It is important that “Greek Archaeologist” be put in the subject heading. Questions may be sent to Prof. David Rosenbloom. To learn more about our department, visit our website.
    All application materials are due by November 1, 2013. Interviews will be held at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Chicago in January, 2014, although it is not necessary to attend the Annual Meeting to receive interview consideration.
    Located between Baltimore and Washington, DC, UMBC is a Carnegie Research University (RU/H) widely recognized for its commitment to diversity and excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its students and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity.
    UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • The National Museum of Denmark and Aarhus University jointly announce a PhD scholarship in Classical Archaeology to be initiated 1st February 2014. The PhD scholarship entitled “A diachronic study of the use of terracotta figurines as votives in Greek sanctuaries, ca. 600 to 31 BC”, is attached to the research project “The Emergence of Sacred Travel (EST): Experience, Economy, and Connectivity in Ancient Mediterranean Pilgrimage” at Classical Studies in the Department of Culture and Society, AU.
    The purpose of the PhD scholarship is to arrive at a new understanding of the use over time of terracotta figurines in Greek sanctuaries from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period, and in particular of the hitherto unexplained decline in the habit of depositing such gifts, which seems to have happened throughout the Greek world in the Hellenistic period (323 to 31 BC). The PhD programme should among other things attempt to determine if the change was due to a shift in the common religious beliefs or could have been due to other as yet unknown factors. Furthermore, it should shed light on the role of such votives in relation to traditions of sacred travel in the Greek world as well as their place in the relations between different Mediterranean cultures and societies.
    The point of departure for the PhD scholarship are the terracotta figurines found in the sanctuary of Athena at Lindos by the Danish expedition to Rhodes from 1902 to 1914, of which a selection is kept in the Collection of Classical Antiquities in the National Museum of Denmark. The results of these analyses should be compared with corresponding evidence from other Greek sanctuaries, such as the sanctuary of Demeter and Kore in ancient Corinth, the Acro¬polis of Athens, and the sanctuary of Aphrodite at Amathous. Moreover, the findings should be compared to the assemblages of terracotta figurines found at settlement sites, e.g. the cities of Priene and Elis.
    => Application shall be at the National Museum no later than 1 October 2013.

  • Appel à communication — “Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas: Mediterranean Networks and Cyprus” : date limite : 31 January 2013 
    • Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas: Mediterranean Networks and Cyprus : The Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus invites the submission of papers for the conference “Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas: Mediterranean Networks and Cyprus” dedicated to the study of Hellenistic and Roman terracottas from the Mediterranean region. The workshop will be held at the University of Cyprus, in Nicosia, during 3-5 June 2013. The conference is under the auspices of the Coroplastic Studies Interest Group.

  • 5 juin 2012 at the British School at Rome : Bodies of evidence: re-defining approaches to the anatomical votive (resp. Dr J. Draycott (BSR, Univerity of Nottingham), Dr Emma-Jayne Graham (University of Leicester)
    • Call of papers/Appel à communication : daedline/avant : 2012 Monday 13th February – Lundi 13 février 2012
    • Please send abstratcs to/Merci d'envoyer vos résumés à : J. Draycott, E.-J. Graham
  • 5-8 janvier 2012 à Philadelphia : Terracottas as Ritual Objets, Colloquium Session, 113th Annual Meeting of the Archaelogical Institute of America (resp. J. Uhlenbrock)
    • Call of papers/Appel à communication : daedline/avant : March1, 2011/1er mars 2011
    • Please send abstratcs to/Merci d'envoyer vos résumés à : Coroplastic Studies
Expositions
  • October 16, 2013 - July 27, 2014 Griechisch Ägyptisch! Tonfiguren vom Nil
    • Exhibition on Egyptian Terracotta Figurines
      Martin von Wagner Museum, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • 18 Octobre 2013 à 18h : Exposition de la Collection Gorga au Musée national romain Palazzo Altemps. Parmi les nombreux matériaux, une vitrine consacrée aux terres cuites votives
  • MOISA ad Agrigento per studiare la musica dell'antica Grecia
  • Du 1er mars au 30 juin 2012, exposition au Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Genève, salle grecque
    • Les figurines de la collection de Candolle
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