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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....

We were happy to have the CNRS propose a press release on one of our latest paper about the MBP (Main Middle Byzantine Production) of Chalcis / Chalkida, pointing out the role of this harbour in maritime trade in the Byzantine and Frankish periods.

Read the press release in French or in English

Read the article in the journal "Le Figaro"...

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)

A.M.W. Hunt (ed.)
The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis
Oxford University Press, 2017

presents methodologies used in the POMEDOR project, such as organic residues analysis, petrographic and chemical analysis. The latter is presented by S.Y. Waksman in a contribution including medieval Beirut as a case study, entitled "Provenance" Studies: Productions and Compositional Groups ". Beirut was one of the sites investigated within the framework of the POMEDOR project, building on previous research.


See the table of contents & order the book...

The training course "Archaeological and Archaeometric Approaches to Ceramics" took place in Lyon this year on 29 May - 2 June 2017 and focused on pottery of the Byzantine world and the medieval Middle-East. It proposed some 20 researchers and students, from all over France and beyond, both a methodological overview, and a theoretical and practical introduction to Byzantine and other medieval Eastern Mediterranean pottery through the handling of sherds and the observation of fabrics. Archaeological sherds were complemented by replicas and 3D models of "best examples" from reference collections (Athens Agora, Museum and Ephorates of Thebes and Chalcis, etc.).

Mon, 29/05/2017 (All day) to Fri, 02/06/2017 (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,...


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