Thursday, June 6, 2019

Livestream: The Archaeology of Cyprus and the Wider Mediterranean: A Conference in Honour of A. Bernard Knapp

The Archaeology of Cyprus and the Wider Mediterranean: A Conference in Honour of A. Bernard Knapp
Over more than 40 years from the late 1970s to the present day, A. Bernard Knapp has become a key and defining voice in the scholarship on prehistoric Cyprus and the wider Mediterranean. He is the author, co-author, or editor of 24 books and numerous articles, book chapters and reviews, and is the co-editor of the leadingJournal of Mediterranean Archaeology, which he founded in 1988. Notable as a scholar combining ancient Near Eastern textual expertise with a focus on the Bronze Age archaeology of Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean, starting with his Berkeley PhD dissertation of 1979, ‘A Re-examination of the Interpretation of Cypriote Material Culture in the MCII-LCI Period in the Light of Textual Data’, Knapp has ranged from an early focus especially on the Bronze Age and issues around Cypriot archaeometallurgy and trade, to take on the entire prehistory of Cyprus from earliest times (The Archaeology of Cyprus from Earliest Prehistory through the Bronze Age, 2013), as well as the wider history and archaeology of the prehistoric Mediterranean world, and a range of topics in archaeological theory. Most recently, Knapp has engaged with the maritime archaeology of the east Mediterranean in his 2018 volume: Seafaring and Seafarers in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean. In between, he has also co-directed two leading archaeological survey projects on Cyprus, the Sydney Cyprus Survey Project (published 2003) and the Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project (published 2013).

We meet as appropriate in Nicosia, Cyprus, to celebrate Bernard Knapp’s extraordinary and productive career which has come to define many aspects of the prehistory of Cyprus and the Mediterranean. The workshop—entitled The Archaeology of Cyprus and the Wider Mediterranean:  A Conference in Honour of A. Bernard Knapp—is organized by Sturt Manning (Cornell University) in collaboration with Vasiliki Kassianidou (Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus) and Lindy Crewe (Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute). It will take place at the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus, 12 Gladstone Street, 1095 Nicosia, CYPRUS and is open to those who wish to attend.

Those of you who are not in Cyprus but would be interested you can follow the conference through the ARU's YouTube channel where we will be livestreaming the event. You can reach our channel by clicking in the link here 

Please note that before the start of the sessions and during the breaks the livestream will not be running. The program of the workshop is given below - the times are in Eastern European Time.
Thursday 6th June 2019

16:25-16:45  Welcome and opening remarks:
                    Sturt Manning
                    Vasiliki Kassianidou
                    Lindy Crewe
                    Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou

16:45-17:15  Jennifer Webb: Cyprus’ external connections in the prehistoric Bronze Age: refining a maximalist position

17:15-17:45  Sophocles Hadjisavvas: Mathiatis Mavrovouni. A miner’s sanctuary

17:45-18:15  COFFEE BREAK

18:15-18:45  Vasiliki Kassianidou: Copper production in the Late Cypriot – through a glass darkly

18:45-19:15  David Rupp & Metaxia Tsipopoulou: Remembering a complex memory landscape: The Late Minoan III interventions in the Pre- and Proto-Palatial Cemetery at Petras - Kephala (Siteia, Crete)

Friday 7th June       2019 

09:00-09:30  Lindy Crewe: Mortuary practices at the Chalcolithic cemetery of Souskiou Laona

09:30-10:00  Catherine Kearns: The limits of Protohistory: towards an archaeology of Cypriot Iron Age communities

10:00-10:30 Georgia Andreou: Reconsidering the mountainous landscapes of Cyprus in Antiquity

10:30-11:00  Michael Given: From settlement hierarchies to entangled communities: towards a theory of survey

11:00-11.30  COFFEE BREAK

11:30-12:00  Kevin Fisher: Toward a social life of things in Late Bronze Age Cyprus

12:00-12:30  Ann Brysbaert: SETinSTONE? The chaine opératoire of ‘building big’ in the LBA Argive Plain, Greece

12:30-13:00  Chris Monroe: All the king’s wine?  Late Bronze Age vineyards in texts from Emar and Ugarit

13:00-14:25  LUNCH

14:30-15:00  Carrie Fulton: Re-assessing the anchorage of Maroni-Tsarroukkas within Bronze Age maritime trade

15:00-15:30  Michal Artzy: Mariners’ cuisine? Cook ware at the LBII Tell Abu Hawam anchorage

15:30-16:00  Stella Demesticha, Billow and breeze, islands and seas’: the maritime landscape of Late Roman Cyprus

16:00-16:30  COFFEE BREAK

16:30-17:00  Sturt Manning, An Archaeology of climate (and Cyprus): a prolegomenon

17:00-17:30  John Cherry, Thirty Years before the mast: at the helm of JMA with Bernard Knapp

17:30-18:00  Bernard Knapp: Reflections and comments

18:00-20:00  RECEPTION

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