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... to Professor Nikos Kontogiannis, who will become the next Director of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks (Washington D.C.).

Nikos has been a very active member of the POMEDOR network, we are looking forward to his leadership at DO and to further collaborations!


... shows, among other artifacts, some of the replicas of Byzantine pottery manufactured by the potter Jean-Jacques Dubernard for the POMEDOR project (see the photos of the POMEDOR conference dinner).
It should be visible, Covid forbids, at the Gallo-Roman Museum of Saint-Romain-en-Gal (France) until 15th August 2021.

Visit the virtual exhibition

... for I. Teslenko in the framework of the "PAUSE" program, starting 1rst April 2021.
Iryna Teslenko will be hosted by the "Archaeology & Archaeometry" laboratory in Lyon (CNRS UMR5138) during 6 months to carry out her research project "Northern Black Sea from Late Byzantine till Ottoman times: Transformation of Material Culture in a Changing World".

Information on the PAUSE program

I. Teslenko's Academia webpage

Thu, 01/04/2021 (All day)

The series of conferences "Jean Pouilloux" organized by the "Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée" (Lyon, France) present results of academic research to a wide audience.

The conference of March 17th 2021, "Chalcis, un hub maritime médiéval en Égée", is proposed by Yona Waksman.

It will be in French and accessible by zoom. Registration is free and mandatory.


Abstract and further information on the Jean Pouilloux conferences

Watch the conference on YouTube...

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 6:00pm

A new semi-permanent exhibition (until 31 January 2023) is opening at the MUCEM museum (Marseille) about the Mediterranean diet. It includes contents provided by the POMEDOR program.

Further information

Dossier de presse

... of Shadi Shabo. Shadi was part of the POMEDOR team, in charge of 3D acquisitions of representative examples of pottery studied during the project. He scanned amphorae, of types Günsenin I to IV, in the reference collection of the American excavations in the Athenian Agora, and in storerooms of the Byzantine Ephorate in Chalkida (Greece).

PhD announcement and link to attend the defense by zoom on 7th January 2021 at 14h30
don't forget to switch your micro and camera off!

Congratulations Dr Shabo!


Thu, 07/01/2021 - 2:30pm

.... to Alessandra Pecci!

Alessandra is an archaeologist who specializes in organic residues analysis of ceramics and floors, focusing on the understanding of ceramics contents and function, dietary habits, and the use of space. She is a very active member of the POMEDOR network.

She became "Profesora Agregada" at the University of Barcelona, History and Archaeology Department, in the ERAAUB team (Equip de Recerca Arqueològica i Arqueomètrica).

... talks about Byzantine food and gastronomy in the Greek newspaper "TO VIMA".

Read the article

The volume "Multidisciplinary approaches to food and foodways in the medieval Eastern Mediterranean" will come out this winter.
It contains papers presented at the final conference of the POMEDOR project, as well as the making of and the recipes of the "Byzantine" dinner which was created on the occasion at the Bocuse Institute.

We will keep you posted!


POMEDOR conference “Byzantine” dinner at the Paul Bocuse Institute (Écully, France): guests and students of the “Worldwide Alliance” program, with replicas of Byzantine pottery on...

Many of us, all around the world, are confined. To help us continue our research, the librarians of the "Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée" in Lyon regularly informs us about online resources made more accessible. The following link gathers many of them on the Couperin website:

list of online resources made available during confinement

Many thanks to the Couperin contributors, and to the librarians of the "MOM", with special thanks to Marie Chebance!

"Bon courage" to all of you...


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