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An international symposium where Ilias Anagnostakis presented the following topic: "Wild and domestic honey in middle Byzantine Hagiography: issues relating to its production, collection, and consumption".

Programme and video of the symposium.

09/10/2014 (All day) to 11/10/2014 (All day)

A new series of lectures, coordinated by Evangelia Balta, will take place from October 2014 to May 2015 at the Sismanoglio Megaro in Istanbul.

All lectures will be uploaded to the Bodossaki Foundation’s digital platform
BLOD (Bodossaki Lectures on Demand) (

Program of the lectures

21/10/2014 - 19:00

organized by Roos van Osten, and by Joanita Vroom and Yona Waksman of the POMEDOR network, at the next EAA meeting will take place on Saturday September 13th afternoon.

Session (T04S011) in the theme T04 "Environment and Subsistence: Geosphere, Ecosphere and Human Interactions"

The scope of this session is to discuss eating habits and food practices in Medieval Europe, using different approaches (archaeology, archaeometry, history) and specialities (e.g., ceramology, archaeozoology, archaeobotany, anthropology, etc.). Its perspective is that food, as a social and cultural marker, can be seen as a particularly significant factor in understanding complex relationships between a wide...

10/09/2014 (All day) to 14/09/2014 (All day)

A lecture by A. Dalby followed by a Byzantine dinner at the Getty villa.

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19/07/2014 - 17:30

La confrontation des sources littéraires et des données archéologiques s'avère importante pour essayer de comprendre tout à la fois la mise en place des interdits alimentaires particuliers à une religion, les limites de la mise en pratique des interdits alimentaires et leur évolution dans le temps. Les interdits alimentaires et les restrictions sur la commensalité permettent à différents groupes religieux d’établir une frontière entre « eux » et « nous ». Il existe donc un corpus de textes normatifs appartenant aux droits religieux et civils interdisant la consommation d’aliments particuliers. Cet aspect a été souvent étudié pour le judaïsme ou l’islam, moins souvent pour...

03/04/2014 (All day) to 05/04/2014 (All day)

The Levantine Ceramic Project ( and POMEDOR will host a workshop in Lyon devoted to issues of ceramic database linkages and interoperability, and to the development of search and statistical tools to enhance database functionality.

9h-9h30: Interconnecting ceramics databases: introduction and scope – Y. Waksman (CNRS, Lyon)
9h30-10h: The National Roman Fabric Reference Collection (UK): Implementation and Development as an Online Resource – R. Tomber (British Museum, London)
10h-10h20: coffee break
10h20-10h40: The Levantine Ceramics Project (LCP) – A. Berlin (Boston University)
10h40-11h: Collaborative programming via an application programming interface (API) –...

17/03/2014 (All day)

The 9th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE) will take place in Basel (Switzerland) from June 9-13, 2014.
The following papers will be presented in the Islamic session by members of the POMEDOR network:

C. Bouchaud, P.-M. Blanc: Plant heritage and agricultural systems in Near East during Islamic period

A. Eger : (Re)Mapping Medieval Antioch: Life After the Islamic Conquests

M.-O. Rousset : Discovering the Fatimid mosque of Tyre (Lebanon)

N. Rashid : Sgraffito Pottery from the First Muslim Conquered City of Debal (Banbhore), in South Asia-Pakistan


09/06/2014 (All day) to 13/06/2014 (All day)

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During this meeting, co-organized with the theme PRALIM of the "Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée" in Lyon, members of the POMEDOR network will present different aspects of food and foodways in the late Roman and medieval Eastern Mediterranean and Middle-East:


Introduction : le programme POMEDOR "Populations, poteries et alimentation en Méditerranée orientale médiévale"
Yona Waksman
UMR 5138 Archéométrie et Archéologie, MOM Lyon

La production du sucre en Méditerranée orientale au Moyen Âge : les évolutions d'une nouvelle activité
Mohamed Ouerfelli

08/11/2013 - 14:00
Questions related to the POMEDOR project include food identity and patrimonial values. The symposium will examine how food heritage takes part in culinary productions, exchanges and circulation. What are transfers and mixing? which representations and mythologies are involved in new desires ?


14/03/2014 (All day)
15/03/2014 (All day)

The international conference « Héritages arabo-islamiques dans l'Europe méditerranéenne - Archéologie, histoire, anthropologie » (September 11-14 2013,  Marseilles (France), Villa Méditerranée and MuCEM), organized by the "Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives" (INRAP) together with Marseille-Provence 2013-Capitale européenne de la culture, MuCEM and Villa Méditerranée, proposes a special session about dietary habits between the Arabo-Islamic and European worlds (Saturday 14 morning).


11/09/2013 (All day) to 14/09/2013 (All day)


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