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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)

The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) opens permanent researcher positions this year, including one which will be preferably attributed to a specialist in "History and archaeology of materials: Antiquity and Middle-Ages" ("Histoire et archéologie des matériaux : Antiquité et Moyen Âge").

General information

Further information

Deadline January 7th 2020


The aim of the LRCW Conference series is the presentation and publication of Late Roman pottery (3rd century AD to the end of Antiquity) from the Mediterranean region.
The 7th conference proposed the following sessions:

  • The Western Mediterranean
  • The Eastern Mediterranean
  • Mediterranean Islands in the stream
  • Late Roman Pottery in Hispania
  • Special session: The problem of the 8th century

Presentations by POMEDOR members include:

Eva Todorova, together with Charikleia Diamantis
"Corpus of Byzantine Amphora Stamps"

Alessandra Pecci, together with Miguel Ángel Cau, Joan Roig Ribas:
"PreliminayOrganic Residue Analysis of Late Roman Amphorae from Eivissa (Balearic Islands,...

15/10/2019 (All day) to 19/10/2019 (All day)

The theme of the 13th International ANAMED annual symposium, organized by Filiz Yenișehirlioğlu, Beate Arslan Böhlendorf and POMEDOR member Nikos Kontogiannis, is

Glazed Wares as Cultural Agents in the Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman Lands: Evidence From Technological and Archaeological Research

It will take place in Istanbul on 6-7 December 2018.

From ANAMED website:
The intent of ANAMED’s 2018 Annual Symposium is to bring together researchers engaged in the study of decoration and technology of glazed pottery, ranging from the early Byzantine era to the end of the Ottoman period. More than 10 years ago, the first International Symposium on Late...

06/12/2018 (All day) to 07/12/2018 (All day)

The program of the 12th International Congress on Medieval & Modern Period Mediterranean Ceramics is online!

It is particularly rich, and we are very happy that a special day will focus on Thebes and Chalkis, and take place there.

Many members of the POMEDOR network will attend and present their work.



Conference website

AIECM3 association


21/10/2018 (All day) to 27/10/2018 (All day)

The proceedings of the Antalya AIECM3 conference came out, a beautiful publication!

It includes several papers written by members of the POMEDOR network (underlined in the table of contents).

Contents vol.1

Contents vol.2

The book may be purchased e.g. on Zerobooks website....

of the national training program "Archaeological and Archaeometric Approaches to Ceramics: Byzantine World and Medieval Middle-East" gathered in Lyon 19 participants of Syrian, Iranian, Algerian, Italian and ... French nationality, coming from all over France, as well as from Beyrouth and Florence.

The training included both methodological approaches to ceramics studies, focusing especially on analytical ones (fabrics, petrographic and chemical analysis for provenance and technology studies, residues analysis for studies of contents and uses...), and courses on Byzantine and Eastern Mediterranean medieval pottery, including hands-on on sherds and observations under the binocular, supplemented...

The training program "Archaeological and Archaeometric Approaches to Ceramics", labeled "National Training Action" (Action Nationale de Formation) by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), will take place in Lyon on 28 May - 1rst June 2018. It proposes researchers and students both a methodological overview and an introduction to Byzantine and other medieval Eastern Mediterranean pottery. Practical training is proposed with the handling of sherds and the observation of fabrics. Archaeological sherds are complemented by replicas and 3D models of "best examples" from reference collections (Athens Agora, Museum and Ephorates of Thebes and Chalcis, etc.).
The course...

Mon, 28/05/2018 (All day) to Fri, 01/06/2018 (All day)

Available now! - download the book announcement

J. Vroom, Y. Waksman, R. van Oosten (eds.)
Medieval MasterChef. Archaeological and Historical Perspectives on Eastern Cuisine and Western Foodways
Brepols, 2017

This book presents a selection of papers of the session 'Medieval MasterChef' we organized in Istanbul in 2014, at the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), together with some later additions.

It includes contributions by Johanna Maria van Winter, Mary C. Beard, Yasemin Bağcı, Jose C. Carvajal López, Alexandra van Dongen, Ruth Smadar Gabrieli, Miguel Jiménez Puertas, Mauro Librenti, Cecilia Moine, Marten van Nieuwkoop,...

Roland-Pierre Gayraud et Lucy Vallauri
avec la collaboration de Guergana Guionova et Jean-Christophe Tréglia
et la participation de S. Yona Waksman, Claudio Capelli et Roberto Cabella
Fustat II. Fouilles d’Isṭabl ʿAntar. Céramiques d’ensembles des IXe et Xe siècles
FIFAO 75, Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, Le Caire, 2017

"The excavations of Isṭabl ʿAntar were carried out between 1985 and 2005. They revealed remains on a surface of more than two hectares, and a large quantity of archaeological finds of various types, as well as organic material. The publication of this material is currently under progress.

Ceramics constitute the...


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