“Funerary Archaeology, Art and Architecture in Hellenistic and Roman Times” in an International Workshop at the BA

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The BA Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies (ACHS), in collaboration with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), and the Archaeological Society of Alexandria (ASA), organizes an international workshop entitled “Funerary Archaeology, Art and Architecture in Hellenistic and Roman Times” from 3 to 7 July 2022, in the BACC Delegates Hall.

Lectures will be delivered by a number of esteemed professors of Greek and Roman Studies from Egypt, Greece, Cyprus and France.

The workshop will be held in English. It is free and open for students and specialized researchers.

Registration Deadline: 30 June 2022.

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/XmXPKE5yme8dAUhEA

This international workshop targets postgraduate students from Greece and Egypt who are interested in the material culture of death in the eastern Mediterranean during the Hellenistic and Roman eras. Invited speakers working on burial contexts, funerary art and architecture will present thematic and interdisciplinary methods of analysis in which funerary archaeology provides insights on individuals and social groups. Themes that will be discussed include issues of wealth display, social, ethnic, and religious identities, the social roles of particular groups of people (e.g. children, women, the elderly, elite or non-elite individuals), and the impact that major historical events may have had on the way individuals or specific groups of individuals treated their dead.

For more information:

The Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies

E-mail: hellenistic.studies@bibalex.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Achs.bibalex.org