Registration of participants is now open for the archaeological conference “Poles in the Near East” co-organized by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw and the Faculty of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw. This year’s conference will take place online and its program features over 50 presentations by researchers from Polish and foreign institutions, including a panel devoted to the archeology of Cyprus.
The first day focuses on the archaeology of Cyprus in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. This session will be preceded by an opening lecture entitled “Cypriots and Cypriot connectivity in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods: A diachronic perspective” by Prof. John Lund. All 15 papers during this thematic panel will be presented in English.
Prof. John Lund is the senior researcher and assistant keeper at the Collection of Classical and Near Eastern Antiquities in the Danish National Museum. He took part in excavations and surveys in Tunisia, Cyprus and Greece and collaborated in the research initiative “Pot, Potters and Society in Ancient Greece”. His main interests are the Phoenician/Punic civilization, Cyprus and North Syria in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, transport amphorae and the history of Danish research in Classical Archaeology.
On the second day, there will be a session focusing on the results of research in Iran and neighboring countries (in English), as well as the first part of the session on prehistoric and pre-classical archaeology in Oman (in Polish) as well as Mesopotamia and the Levant and contacts of these areas with Egypt and Egea (in English).
The prehistoric and pre-classical session will continue on the third day of the conference (in English). It will be followed by a session on the Antiquity in the Levant (in Polish), and the day will finish with a thematic panel on Islamic Archaeology with most papers revolving around the Arabian Peninsula (in English).
The conference will be held remotely on Zoom. It is open to the public, but registration is required.
Wednesday, 9.06.2021: Registration (link to Google form)
- Opening lecture – John Lund: Cypriots and Cypriot connectivity in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods: A diachronic perspective
- Session 1: Panel – Between courte durée and moyenne durée. Transition in the archaeology of Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus
Thursday, 10.06.2021: Registration (link to Google form)
- Session 2: Iran and Beyond
- Session 3: The Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages
Friday, 11.06.2021: Registration (link to Google form)
- Session 3cd: The Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages
- Session 4: Antique Levant
- Session 5: Panel – Islamic Archaeology