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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)

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)

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)

... were made by Jean-Jacques Dubernard, a potter operating in Rousillon near Lyon, on the special occasion of the Byzantine dinner organized for POMEDOR final conference.
Jean-Jacques has been working with Lyon laboratory in the past, especially on recreation of Roman pottery.

Replicas of Byzantine White Wares (Impressed White Ware, Shafing Dish...), of the main Middle Byzantine Production (Fine Sgraffito, Aegean Ware, Champlevé, Green and Brown Painted Ware, Slip-Painted Ware), and of Zeuxippus Ware, late sgraffito ware, Port-Saint Symeon Ware were made following archaeological models.

They will be used later on as educational material, especially for the...

A Byzantine dinner will be created on the occasion of the POMEDOR conference in May, at the Paul Bocuse Institute in Ecully near Lyon (France).

This event is a joint creation by the food historian and experimental archaeologist Sally Grainger, with the scientific advise of Andrew Dalby and of Ilias Anagnostakis, our POMEDOR colleague and friend, historian of Byzantium with an in-depth insight into food and foodways, together with a team of the Bocuse Institute & School, as representatives of the French gastronomy!

The dinner will be presented by food historian Andrew Dalby.

This event is under the...

Thu, 19/05/2016 (All day)

A new POMEDOR intern, Lucie Courbe, is currently working in the framework of her MA Thesis with S.Y. Waksman in Lyon's laboratory, on the Byzantine and Ottoman Pottery Production of Athens.
The material under study comes from the American Excavations in the Athenian Agora and will be published by J.A.C. Vroom (Leiden University) and her team. It gave evidence for pottery manufacture in Athens Agora at the Ottoman period. Lucie will characterize this production by chemical analysis and investigate the hypothesis of an earlier one, typologically related to the MBP (Main Middle Byzantine Pottery, see ...

A talk entitled "Méditerranée orientale et Égée entre dominations byzantine et franque : l’apport des analyses de céramiques en laboratoire. Exemples à Chypre et en Eubée" will be given by Y. Waksman and present some of the results of the POMEDOR project.

Program of the series of seminars

01/04/2015 - 17:00

The importance of the main "Middle Byzantine Production" (MBP), which includes several 12-13th c. pottery types known as "Fine sgraffito ware", Aegean Ware" etc., is seen both through its large distribution and by its predominance in 12th-13th c. AD shipwrecks. With the help of chemical analysis, we show in this paper that it was manufactured in Chalcis (Greece), the harbour of wealthy Byzantine Thebes, and later on a Venetian hub under the name of Negroponte. These results question the impact of the Frankish conquest on production and diffusion of goods, and raise issues for future research on consumption and food...


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