New Voices on Anatolia conference

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The conference New Voices on Anatolia aims to discuss the history and archaeology of Anatolia (Asia Minor) in post-Bronze Age antiquity. Specifically, it is a graduate conference, presenting the wide range of approaches taken by current postgraduate students. Attendance is open to those at any stage in their academic career. 

For further details, including abstracts and timings, please visit the conference website:

Registration is required for both in-person and online attendance:

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Tuesday 19th September

9:15 – 9:30 Welcome and Introductions

9:30 – 10:45 Panel 1: Everyday Life

  • Giacomo Casucci (Pavia) – North-Central Anatolia in the kitchen: the Iron Age as mirrored in cooking tools
  • Andrés Rea (Leuven) – (Barely) Scratching the surface. Identifying graffiti culture in late antique Sagalassos (SW Anatolia)

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30 Panel 2: Group Identity

  • George Downs (Liverpool) – Beyond One Nation, One Language: In Search of a Multilingual Ionia
  • Bianca Miranda Cardoso (Leicester) – (Mis)understanding the Galatians – the importance of choice

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:15 Panel 3: Literature & Rhetoric

  • Pietro Ortimini (Pisa) – Greek Metrical Inscriptions from Anatolia Dated to the Imperial Age (1st-3rd Century AD): Definition and Analysis of the Corpus
  • Chiara Battisti (Princeton) – Modes of Self-representation in Grave Stelai from Hellenistic Smyrna: Grammar of Honours and Allusive Textuality
  • Ariadne Pagoni (Oxford) – Hellenistic oratory in Asia Minor: geographical shifts and stylistic innovation

15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30 Keynote

  • Prof. Naoíse Mac Sweeney (Vienna) – Kingly Cloth: Power Dressing in Iron Age Anatolia

Wednesday 20th September

9:15 – 10:30 Panel 4: Sanctuary Spaces

  • Figen Öztürk Akan (Istanbul) – Parameters determining the location of the archaic sanctuary of Larisa (Aeolis)
  • Gözde Demir (Istanbul) – Questioning the Monastic Identity of Değle Settlement

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:30 Panel 5: Priesthoods

  • Inès Bonnabot (Tours) – Studying Priests and Priestesses in Roman Ionia using Digital Tools
  • Julien Dechevez (Liège) – More appropriate and more pleasing to the deities: shifts, changes and variations in the mode of attribution of priesthoods in Hellenistic and Roman Anatolia

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:15 Panel 6: Lycia from Antiquity to Modernity

  • Eloise Jones (Liverpool) – Abundant Death: Wealth and Power on the Telmessos Great Sarcophagus
  • Sebastian Marshall (Cambridge) – “Much new to an European eye”: scholars, sailors, and heritage politics in the archaeological landscape of Ottoman Lycia.
  • Batuhan Ozdemir (Durham) – Lycia on Display: Decentring Fixed Hellenism in the British Museum

15:15 Concluding Remarks