We invite you to participate in this mini conference, which will be hosted by the British School at Athens, via Zoom, on 4 May 2022. This is to be the third in a series of meetings aimed at laying the foundations for an effective future collaborative network of Early Career Researchers with interests broadly embracing the archaeology of the Aegean region from the Late Bronze to the Archaic Period. The network first met in 2021 on the initiative of James Whitley, Robin Osborne and Irene Lemos, largely aiming to connect scholars who had not had opportunity to meet one another during lockdown phases of the pandemic. Events are designed to provide opportunities for PhD/DPhil students and early-stage postdocs to make short presentations relating to their research interests and to receive helpful and constructive feedback from their peers.
Anyone wishing to participate should contact Michael Loy to request a Zoom link for the event. This group is primarily for UK-based researchers, as we hope to host a first in-person event in the UK over the coming year. But as the networks and connectivity event will be conducted on Zoom, the invitation for this event is a bit wider. Please note that we prefer to keep this mini-conference as a ‘closed’ event for ECRs, to maintain the informal, work-in-progress and workshop nature of the group.
Michael Loy / Richard Phillips
13:40 Paper 1:
Dominic Pollard (University College London)
The High Road and the Low Road: Patterns of Settlement, Movement and Connectivity on Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Crete
14:20 Paper 2:
Michael Loy (British School at Athens)
Roads, oxen and heavy freight: some first thoughts on the networks of Archaic Samos
15:00 Paper 3:
Daniela Greger (University of Lausanne / Oxford)
Making Connections: The Euboeans in the Mediterranean Trade Networks of the 8th and 7th Century B.C.
15:40 Paper 4:
Thanasis Garonis (University of Cardiff)
Connectivity and Interactions in the Early Iron Age Cyclades
16:20 Final comments: Christy Constantakopoulou
Chair: Richard Phillips
Group convenors: Irene Lemos, Michael Loy, Robin Osborne, James Whitley