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HOMO TEXTOR: Weaving as Technical Mode of Existence

22. August 2019, Philipp Weiss - Aktuelles

17th-18th September 2019, Kerschensteiner Kolleg, Deutsches Museum, Munich

The Research Institute for the History of Technology and Science at Deutsches Museum, Munich, and the ERC Consolidator project ‘PENELOPE: Weaving as Technical Mode of Existence’ are happy to announce the conference 'HOMO TEXTOR: Weaving as Technical Mode of Existence'. HOMO TEXTOR is an interdisciplinary conference rethinking ancient weaving and pattern technologies as paradigms for order in ancient Greece and exploring ancient weaving as a technē at the junction of art, craft and technology. We want to address ways in which the distinctive logic of weaving and its patterns shapes modes of thinking about order in a range of domains.
The conference will take place at the Kerschensteiner Kolleg of Deutsches Museum, Munich, Museuminsel 1, 80538. Attendance is free; for registration please contact g.fanfani@deutsches-museum.de

Programme:
Tuesday 17th September
09:00 Coffee and registration
09:15 – 10:30 Introductory part
- Welcome by Helmuth Trischler (Deutsches Museum)
- Ellen Harlizius-Klück (Deutsches Museum) ‘HOMO TEXTOR: an Introduction’
- Margarita Gleba (Cambridge) ‘Archaeology of Textile Production and Consumption in Archaic Greece: State of the Art and Future Directions’
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:15 Weaving as Order in Ancient Greece – Part 1
- Kalliope Sarri (Athens) ‘Modular Patterns: a Survey on the Textile Origin of Neolithic Design’
- Deborah Steiner (Columbia) ‘Temple Dressing: Sacred Architecture and Textile Design’
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00 Weaving as Order in Ancient Greece – Part 2
- Adeline Grand-Clément (Toulouse) ‘Poikilia, Geometry, and the Patterns of Nature in Greek Archaic Mind’
- Giovanni Fanfani (Deutsches Museum) ‘How Poetry Appropriates Technology: One Methodological Point in the Study of the Vocabulary of Ancient Weaving’
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 – 17:45 The Textile Production of Weaving and Song
- Annapurna Mamidipudi (Deutsches Museum) ‘Touch, Memory and Song: Knowledge of the Socio-Technical Ensemble of Weaving’
- Anthony Tuck (Amherst MA) ‘Woven Witness: Mnemonics, Textiles, and the Myth of Philomena’
- Gregory Nagy (CHS, Harvard) ‘Reflections on References to Textile Technology in the Diction of Archaic Greek Lyric and Epic’ (via Skype)

Wednesday 18th Septmeber
09:00 Coffee
09:15 – 10:45 The Textile Production of Knowledge and Science - Part 1
- Ellen Harlizius-Klück (Deutsche Museum) ‘The Rapport of Weaving and Geometry in Archaic Greece‘
- Lars Hallnäs (Borås) ‘The Textile Expression Gap’
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 The Textile Production of Knowledge and Science – Part 2
- Denise Y. Arnold (La Paz) ‘Comparative Reflections on Andean Weaving as Science’
- Victoria Mitchell (Norwich) ‘Braiding and Dancing: Embodied Rhythm and
the Matter of Pattern’
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00 Pattern Machines – Alternative Histories – Part 1
- Caroline Radcliffe (Birmingham) ‘The Machinery: Challenging the Automaton. Creative Resistance and the Nineteenth Century Cotton Worker’
- Ebru Kurbak (Vienna) ‘Rewiring Women and Electronics: Textiles as
Radical Tech-Art’
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 – 16:45 Pattern Machines – Alternative Histories – Part 2
- Julian Rohrhuber (Düsseldorf) ‘Merge, Weave, Trap. Programming and the
Paläoanthropology of Concepts’
- Alex McNeal (Deutsches Museum) & Dave Griffiths (FoAM Kernow, Penryn) ‘Closing the Loop between Live Coding and Ancient Greek Technology’
16:45 Sum-up and prospects

Further information at the following link:
https://penelope.hypotheses.org/homo-textor-information-for-participants
Abstracts can be accessed at
https://penelope.hypotheses.org/homo-textor-abstracts


Religiöse (De-)Legitimationsansätze von Gewalt in der Antike (05.-07.09.2019)

21. August 2019, Philipp Weiss - Aktuelles

„Religion“ und „Gewalt“ sowie ihre möglichen Interdependenzen sind zentrale Felder des zeitgenössischen Diskurses, obwohl (oder gerade weil?) sich beide Begriffe einer abschließenden Definition bekanntlich verweigern. Schon in der Antike wird in den verschiedensten Epochen und Textgattungen ein Zusammenhang zwischen Religion (im weitesten Sinne) und Gewalt immer wieder konstatiert bzw. konstruiert und evaluiert. In den Fokus dieser Tagung sollen die Modi und Herangehensweisen gestellt werden, mit denen Autoren Gewalt in der Antike religiös legitimieren oder delegitimieren. Wir möchten ein möglichst breites Spektrum an Sichtweisen sowie Fallbeispielen integrieren und dadurch einen fruchtbaren interdisziplinären Austausch fördern.

 

Tagungsprogramm unter https://www.klassphil.uni-mainz.de/Religioese-Legitimationsansaetze-von-Gewalt/

05.-07. September 2019 an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Fakultätssaal des Philosophicums

Kontakt und weitere Informationen: PD Dr. Johannes Breuer (breuerj@uni-mainz.de) / Dr. Jochen Walter (walterj@uni-mainz.de)


53. Neue Forschungen zur ägyptischen Kultur und Geschichte & Erman-Tag 2019

07. August 2019, Philipp Weiss - Call for papers

Donnerstag, 31. Oktober 2019, ab 10:30 Uhr, Brugsch-Pascha-Saal (Archäologisches Zentrum), Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 6, 10117 Berlin.

Call for Papers

Es ergeht Einladung zu den „53. Neuen Forschungen zur ägyptischen Kultur und Geschichte“ – zugleich „Erman-Tag 2019“ – am Donnerstag, dem 31. Oktober 2019. Wenn Sie einen Vortrag halten möchten, senden Sie bitte bis zum 15. September 2019 Ihren Vortragstitel und ein kurzes Abstract (max. 300 Wörter). Der zeitliche Rahmen beträgt pro Vortrag 20 Minuten, zzgl. 10 Minuten Diskussion. Die übliche Präsentationstechnik wird bereitgestellt. Bitte wenden Sie sich dazu und für weitere Rückfragen an die Organisatorinnen. Die Entscheidung über das Programm wird Ende September getroffen.
Das Abendprogramm wird von der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften ausgerichtet. In diesem Rahmen findet ein Festvortrag von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Bickel statt.

Elisabeth Kruck (elisabeth.kruck@fu-berlin.de)
Tina Beck (t.beck@fu-berlin.de)
Elisabeth Steinbach-Eicke (elisabeth.steinbach@fu-berlin.de)
Eliese-Sophia Lincke (eslincke@staff.hu-berlin.de)


Conference "Tracing the local(s).The local world of Mediterranean landscapes in Greek and Roman Coinage"

31. July 2019, Philipp Weiss - Aktuelles

Here you can find the program of the numismatic two-day Conference "Tracing the local(s).The local world of Mediterranean landscapes in Greek and Roman Coinage" at the end of November (29-30). The Conference will be hosted by the Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany.

Please feel free to share this program with others who might be interested.

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers Saskia Kerschbaum (saskia.kerschbaum@dainst.de) or Hülya Vidin (Vidin@em.uni-frankfurt.de)


Programme

Friday 29th November

14:30   Welcome: Fleur Kemmers (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Johannes Wienand (University of Braunschweig)

14:45   Introduction: Hülya Vidin (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Saskia Kerschbaum (DAI Munich)


Panel Ia: How to localise: different strategies of localisation in regional patterns

15:00   Gunnar Dumke (University of Halle): Eastern bulls in the west. Using animals as expression of local identity

15:45           Coffee break

16:15   Dario Calomino (Warwick University): Tracing the ‘locals’ in the agonistic festivals of the Roman east

17:00   Ulrike Peter (BBAW): Local traces in the coinages issued under Gordian III and Philip the Arab in the Balkan area

17:45           Break



Panel Ib: How to localise: different strategies of localisation in the interaction with Roman culture

18:00   Robyn Le Blanc (The University of North Carolina at Greensboro): Localizing a Roman colonial identity on civic coinage:  the Marsyas of the forum type in its local contexts

18:45   Denise Wilding (Warwick University): Local worlds on local tokens? The Roman lead tokens of Gaul and Egypt as media of local expression

19:30           Wine reception

20:30           Dinner for speakers




Saturday 30th November

Panel II: Between tribes and cities: the urbanification of local features

9:00    Pero Ardjanliev (Archaeological Museum, Skopje): The coinage of the Dassaretai and their urban centre

9:45    Simone Vogt (August Kestner Museum, Hannover): Roman or Oscan? The coinage of Atella (Campania)

10:30           Coffee break

11:00   Saskia Kerschbaum (DAI Munich): Between image and language: local features on early Sicilian coinage

11:45   Johannes Heinisch (DAI Munich): The tetradrachms from Segesta - adoption of local patterns as a sign of victory

12:30           Lunch


Panel III: The landscapes of Asia Minor dealing with new political impacts

14:00   Hülya Vidin (Goethe University Frankfurt): Caria - autochthonous ele-ments on coins between expression of local identity and making politics


14:45   Annalisa Polosa (Sapienza University, Rome): Coins of Cilician cities between Greek models, Seleucid ideologies and local traditions

15.15           Coffee break

16:00   Andrea Gorys (BBAW) – Bernhard Weisser (Münzkabinett Berlin), Thebe – Adramyttion – Edremit. Münzgeschichte und historisches Gedächtnis in einer mysischen Landschaft

16:45           Discussion, Moderation: Fleur Kemmers (Goethe University Frankfurt)

17:15           Close


Interdisciplinary Conference “Economies of the Edge: Frontier Zone Processes at Regional, Imperial, and Global Scales”

24. July 2019, Philipp Weiss - Aktuelles

The ERC-funded Research Group „Beyond the Silk Road:  Economic Development, Frontier Zones and Inter-Imperiality in the Afro-Eurasian World Region, 300 BCE to 300 CE” announces its interdisciplinary conference “Economies of the Edge: Frontier Zone Processes at Regional, Imperial, and Global Scales”, taking place

September 19th – 21st , 2019 at the University of Freiburg/Germany

The conference aims to explore economic processes in ancient imperial frontier zones as part of a larger project of rethinking “Silk-Road” exchange. By taking an expansive view of economic activity, we hope to better understand how the development of frontier zones allowed for the articulation of global-scale networks and how those networks, in turn, shaped the development of inter-imperial regions. We also hope to identify appropriate parameters for integrating evidence from various scales, regions, and scholarly approaches, which will allow us to move from regional analyses to large-scale models of global exchange in the Afro-Eurasian world region.

Invited Speakers:

Mark Altaweel (University College London)
Anthony Barbieri-Low (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Andrew Bauer (Stanford University)
Shailendra Bhandare (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)
Ranabir Chakravarti (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
Joe Cribb (British Museum)
Federico de Romanis  (“Tor Vergata” University of Rome)
Stefan Hauser (Universität Konstanz)
Maxim Korolkov (University of Heidelberg)
Paul Kosmin (Harvard University)
Marek Jan Olbrycht (University of Rzeszów)
Luca Maria Olivieri  (ISMEO Italian Archaeological Mission in Pakistan)
Rocco Palermo (University of Groningen)
K. Rajan (Pondicherry University)
Eivind Heldaas Seland  (University of Berge)n
Armin Selbitschka (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich)
Steven Sidebotham (University of Delaware)
Sören Stark (New York University, ISAW)
Roberta Tomber (British Museum)
Miguel John Versluys (Leiden University)


The conference starts on Thursday, September 19, at 1 pm at the ‘Haus zur Lieben Hand’, in the centre of Freiburg and finishes on Saturday at around 4 pm.

Attendance is free.

For further details please write to: basar.freiburg@gmail.com

Information on the BaSaR project can be found at: www.basar.uni-freiburg.de

We will post a full program of the event in August.


Sitta von Reden
Eli J.S. Weaverdyck
Lara Fabian
Lauren Morris
Mamta Dwivedi
Kathrin Leese-Messing


479 Rezensionen aus Plekos auf recensio.antiquitatis

19. July 2019, Philipp Weiss - Aktuelles

 

Die ersten neunzehn Jahrgänge (1999-2017) der Rezensionszeitschrift Plekos wurden komplett auf recensio.antiquitatis eingespielt und können nun von den Nutzerinnen und Nutzern u. a. nach Epoche, Region und Thema durchsucht werden. Die Volltexte aller Rezensionen sind im Open Access verfügbar. Stöbern Sie hier auf der Zeitschriftenseite nach interessanten Buchbesprechungen aus dem Bereich der Spätantike.

Plekos ist eine Internet-Fachzeitschrift für Rezensionen und Berichte zur Erforschung der Spätantike. Plekos veröffentlicht wissenschaftliche Besprechungen zu Neuerscheinungen vor allem aus dem Bereich der spätantiken Geschichte, Philologie und Archäologie. Neben dem Schwerpunkt auf der Spätantike werden auch Publikationen aus Nachbardisziplinen und -epochen rezensiert, etwa solche zur römischen Kaiserzeit, zum Byzantinischen Reich, zum Kulturkreis des Oriens Christianus sowie zum frühen Mittelalter und zu den ersten islamischen Jahrhunderten. Besprechungen erscheinen in deutscher, englischer, französischer, italienischer und spanischer Sprache.


Workshop Digitales Edieren in der Klassischen Philologie

18. July 2019, Philipp Weiss - Aktuelles

Zeit: 25.-27.09.2019
Ort: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Ludwigstraße 16, 80539 München (Friedrich-von-Gärtner-Saal)


Programm:

Mittwoch, 25.09.2019
14:00 bis 14:30 Uhr – Begrüßung und Einführung
14:30 bis 15:15 Uhr – Christoph Weilbach (Leipzig): Digitale Edition von Papyri und Ostraka aus den Sammlungen in Halle, Jena und Leipzig
15:15 bis 16:00 Uhr – Monica Berti (Leipzig): The Digital Marmor Parium: Materiality of ancient Greek fragmentary historiography
16:15 bis 17:00    Uhr – Theodor Costea, Martin Fechner, Nora Götze (Berlin): ediarum.EPIGRAPHY
17:00 bis 17:45 Uhr  – Johann Martin Thesz (Würzburg): Die Kriege Prokops in synoptischer Darstellung

Donnerstag, 26.09.2019
9:30 bis 10:15 Uhr – Uta Heil (Wien): Digital Critical Edition of the Expositiones in Psalmos of (Ps)Athanasius of Alexandria
10:15 bis 11:00 Uhr – Annette von Stockhausen (Berlin): Digitale Edition der Homilien Severians von Gabala
11:30 bis 12:15 Uhr – Michael Grünbart, Andreas Kuczera (Münster/Gießen): Census Epistularum Graecarum – Die Erfassung und Analyse der griechischen Briefüberlieferung in den Handschriften vom 8. bis zum 18. Jh.
12:15 bis 13:00 Uhr – Raimondo Tocci (Komotini): Wie sinnvoll sind Hybrideditionen byzantinischer Chroniken?
14:30 bis 15:00 Uhr – Arlette Neumann (Basel): Perspektive Schwabe Verlag
15:00 bis 15:30 Uhr – Paul De Jongh (Turnhout): Perspektive Brepols Verlag
16:00 bis 16:30 Uhr – Oliver Gasperlin (Tübingen): Perspektive Pagina Publikationstechnologien
16:30 bis 17:00 Uhr – Eckhart Arnold (München): Old Jobs – New Challenges. Producing, Providing and Sustaining Digital Scientific Literature
17:00 bis 18:00 Uhr – Paneldiskussion der Verlage

Freitag, 27.09.2019
9:30 bis 10:15 Uhr – Stefan Hagel, Wien: Perspektive Classical Text Editor
10:15 bis 11:00 Uhr – Torsten Schaßan (Wolfenbüttel): „Mehr als ein Dienstleister“: Die Rolle der Digital Humanities und der Infrastruktur für den Erfolg einer digitalen Edition
11:15 bis 12:00 Uhr – Claudia Fabian, Carolin Schreiber, Kerstin Hajdú (München): Das Handschriftenportal und seine Rolle für Editionsprojekte und Digital Humanities
12:00 bis 13:00 Uhr – Gemeinsame Abschlussrunde: Perspektiven / Themenportal

Für Interessierte wurde ein begrenztes Kontingent an Hotelzimmern zum Selbstkostenpreis reserviert.

Anmeldung bis zum 10.09.2019 erbeten an:

Arnold@badw-muenchen.de

oder

Sieber@ub.uni-heidelberg.de

oder

philipp.weiss@bsb-muenchen.de

(Quelle: BSB-Hss Clm 6808)


5th Ancient Philosophy Workshop for Female Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers, Berlin, Dec 5-6, 2019

17. July 2019, Philipp Weiss - Aktuelles


We invite submissions by female graduate students and early career researchers (within five years of completion of their PhD) for the 5th Ancient Philosophy Workshop to be held on Dec 5-6, 2019 at the Humboldt University Berlin. This workshop is organised by Women in Ancient Philosophy and sponsored by the Research Training Group Philosophy, Science and the Sciences of the Humboldt University Berlin. Our goal is to provide young and highly talented female philosophers and classicists with the opportunity to present their work and interact with each other. Papers should be about 5000 words long. They can treat any topic in Ancient Philosophy; we aim to put together a selection of Presocratic, Platonic, Aristotelian and Hellenistic Philosophy. Papers will be blind-reviewed. Format of the workshop: this is a pre-read conference; sessions last 75 minutes (15 minutes summary of the paper + 60 minutes discussion). Accommodation and travel expenses up to 600 Euro will be covered for all speakers. Keynote Speaker: tba
The submission deadline is: 1st October 2019.

Please send the following to wiapberlin@gmail.com in .pdf format:
(1) A cover letter that contains (a) the author’s name, (b) institutional affiliation, (c) contact information, (d) the title of the paper, (e) a word count;
(2) The paper itself (around 5000 words including footnotes), including the title and a short abstract (no more than 250 words), with no information identifying the author or the author’s institutional affiliation. You will be notified of your status by the first week of November. Please contact us with any questions: Juliane Küppers (juliane.kueppers@fu-berlin.de)

Affiliated Research Project:
Research Training Group Philosophy, Science and the Sciences
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Hannoversche Str. 6
10115 Berlin
https://ancient-philosophy.hu-berlin.de


Call for Papers: ‘Graduate Workshop: Architecture and The Ancient Economy’

10. July 2019, Philipp Weiss - Call for papers

23 September 2019, Freie Universität Berlin



Deadline CfP: 12th July 2019

Contact: architecture-economy@berliner-antike-kolleg.org  

Application: abstract (max. 150 words) with a short CV



Head: *Dr Dominik Maschek (University of Oxford, Associate Professor of Roman Archaeology and Art)

Organizing committee: *Thomas Heide, Paola Santospagnuolo, Anja Schwarz (PhD Candidates, FU Berlin, Institute for Classical Archaeology); Konogan Beaufay, Alice Poletto (DPhil Candidates, University of Oxford); Dr. Regina Attula (Coordinator Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies, FU Berlin)



Keywords economy, architecture, urbanism, infrastructure, construction techniques and materials, economics of construction, supply and transport of (building) material, trade, methods & methodology, technology



Like any other human creation, ancient architecture is heavily affected by economic considerations. Procurement and transportation of building material, labour requirements, and technological developments are three important (but not the only) factors which influenced the planning and construction of monuments, buildings, and urban / extra-urban infrastructures.



In the last few decades, research on the ancient economy has been constantly increasing, largely thanks to the use of a wide range of proxies and models fruitfully applied to many different questions and historical periods. The economic impact of construction processes, of the uptake of technological innovations, of architectural design and urban planning are some of the aspects that have recently been investigated more systematically and comprehensively. In this context, both large-scale perspectives – considering entire towns, their fabric and infrastructure, and their transformation over time – and micro-scale approaches have been employed to assess the connection between architecture and economy.



Addressing the outlined issue, this graduate workshop aims to offer a forum for discussion and exchange on case studies, as well as on theories, methods and approaches to the ancient economy. Young scholars (PhD candidates and post-docs) with different disciplinary backgrounds are invited to contribute by presenting their research topic within an economic framework.



The workshop will take place in the run-up to the conference ‘ARCHITECTURE AND THE ANCIENT ECONOMY’ (September 26-28, 2019, Freie Universität Berlin, organised by Prof. Dr. Monika Trümper and Dr. Dominik Maschek). This joint workshop is co-organised by graduate students from the University of Oxford and the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS), FU Berlin, and funded by the Einstein Stiftung Berlin.



The programme will be organised into thematic sessions based on the proposals. There will be time for open group discussions on different topics, for which we welcome your suggestions and ideas. Presentations should be 10-15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of discussion. The preferred conference language is English, but French, Italian and German are welcome as well. Unfortunately, we cannot reimburse any costs for travel or accommodation, but there is no registration fee.



Colleagues who are interested in presenting a paper are kindly requested to submit an abstract (max. 150 words) with a short CV to architecture-economy@berliner-antike-kolleg.org by 12th of July 2019.



Call for Papers: The Layered Image. Its Phenomena and Constructions in Ancient Art

10. July 2019, Philipp Weiss - Call for papers

Call for papers for a conference in image theory and visual culture studies, 23-25 March 2020, University of Hamburg

Images are not two-dimensional. This insight is essential for approaching the perception of and the constitution of meaning through images. It applies to sculpture in the round, reliefs, and wall paintings as well as to coins, book illumination or floor mosaics. Such works of art all occupy a (variable) place in space, are bound to the surface and consist of several layers. Moreover, they are handled and interfere with other objects and actions. Even the production of all kinds of images can be described as a multi- layered process in a material sense. Tesserae are inserted into a substrate, paint is being applied, material removed with a chisel or poured into a mould with a certain thickness. Thus, it makes sense to distinguish different levels or layers of images and to ask how they have contributed to their perception and efficacy. In addition, the phenomena and processes associated with images are all bound to a temporality: the production of the image medium is a process that, like its perception, extends over time. The image itself references the time and duration of what is depicted, and its carrier moves through space as well as through time. With time, various layers of meaning may sediment or reappear through erosion processes. The dimension of time thus creates further layers of the image.

While, in the end, these phenomena apply to all physically perceptible objects, images are additionally characterised by further complexity in communication processes. In figural representations, figures can interact with each other, be staggered or positioned parallel in the pictorial space. The vase painters, engravers or illuminators – to name just three groups of producers – makes use of a variety of possibilities to shape and design their works. These, in turn, can reflect different intentions of their producers in their respective contexts or evoke effects on the recipient’s side. For example, different registers are used to invoke hierarchies of image elements. Within a composition, framing takes place in different ways, which in turn serves to identify significant differences. Framing here does not only mean the actual embedding in a picture frame, but moreover it refers to phenomena such as stylistic differences, size variation, positioning on a pedestal or in a building and other strategies of differentiation. Such strategies can be used to identify a human figure as an ancient statue or as a deceased person or to distinguish between different strands of action. Different narrative styles, techniques and themes provide e.g. the painters and sculptors with specific options to operate with the communicative and ontological levels.

Works of art are multidimensional. For the recipients, this results in diverse and multi-layered approaches to interpret and deal with them. Approaches to contemporary perceptions and attributions of meaning inevitably raise questions regarding ambiguous aesthetic experiences: the possibilities of a casual, as well as an intensive contemplation and observation. Connections and layers of meaning can be developed in different ways. The recurring question remains, whether, how, and by whom a distinction can or should be made between different layers. With these considerations in mind, the conference will address phenomena and constructions of different types of image layers.

We invite contributions regarding possibly but not exclusively the following questions:

How do certain material properties and genres influence the possibilities of distinguishing between image layers? How do material, design and content interact?

Which correlations exist between the design of material, temporal and communicative layers?

How does the differentiation and marking of image layers contribute to the presence of an artwork as object, medium or image?

Which different perceptions are fostered or controlled by the creation of layers? How do these relate to the circumstances of reception? Is the recognition of multiple layers linked to an intensive scrutiny or does the multi-layered image in some cases perhaps even allow a more rapid understanding of certain contexts?

Which means were used to distinguish between image layers? To what extent are these typical for certain temporal and spatial contexts?

In the context of image layers, is it feasible to speak of a readability of images, and what potential does a text-oriented analysis of ancient works of art hold? To what extent can, for example, categories of analysis from narratology be applied in this respect? By what means are levels differentiated and identified in texts, and what role did phenomena such as palimpsests or intertextuality play in antiquity?

Please send an abstract (250 words) of your proposed paper along with your contact details and a short academic CV to: fanny.opdenhoff@uni-hamburg.de by 22 August 2019.

The conference is organised by Jacobus Bracker, Fanny Opdenhoff, and Martina Seifert and will take place at the Institute for the Archaeology and Cultural History of the Ancient Mediterranean at the University of Hamburg.